Cinematographer

Jesper Tøffner

Cinematographer

Jesper Tøffner

About

About

Jesper Tøffner is a self-taught cinematographer born in Denmark in 1978. He is a member of the DFF, The Danish Association of Cinematographers.

His first feature film ‘Applaus’ won the ‘Europa Cinemas Label’ at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2009. Two years later, he shot ‘Dirch’, the highest-grossing film in Denmark that year. This work earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Danish Film Academy Award, Robert.

Tøffner went on to shoot Thomas Vinterberg's ‘Kollektivet’ (‘The Commune’), which was selected for competition for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin Film Festival and earned him another nomination at the Danish Film Academy Award, Robert. He worked on the World War I drama ‘In Love and War’, a co-production between Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic and shot Ole Bornedal’s hit film ‘Så Længe Jeg Lever’ (‘The Way to Mandalay’).

Tøffner developed the cinematic concept for several TV series, among them ‘Heartless’ in 2014 and the fantasy-drama ‘Den Anden Verden’ (2016). In 2018, he developed the concept for the first Danish Netflix show ‘The Rain’ and shot the first four episodes. Later, in 2018 Tøffner shot a historical action-drama called ‘Medieval’ in Prague.

Currently, he is shooting the Danish TV-serie ‘Sommerdahl´which is German co-produced.


Jesper Tøffner is a self-taught cinematographer born in Denmark in 1978. He is a member of the DFF, The Danish Association of Cinematographers.

His first feature film ‘Applaus’ won the ‘Europa Cinemas Label’ at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2009. Two years later, he shot ‘Dirch’, the highest-grossing film in Denmark that year. This work earned him a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Danish Film Academy Award, Robert.

Tøffner went on to shoot Thomas Vinterberg's ‘Kollektivet’ (‘The Commune’), which was selected for competition for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin Film Festival and earned him another nomination at the Danish Film Academy Award, Robert. He worked on the World War I drama ‘In Love and War’, a co-production between Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic and shot Ole Bornedal’s hit film ‘Så Længe Jeg Lever’ (‘The Way to Mandalay’).

Tøffner developed the cinematic concept for several TV series, among them ‘Heartless’ in 2014 and the fantasy-drama ‘Den Anden Verden’ (2016). In 2018, he developed the concept for the first Danish Netflix show ‘The Rain’ and shot the first four episodes. Later, in 2018 Tøffner shot a historical action-drama called ‘Medieval’ in Prague.

Currently, he is shooting the Danish TV-serie ‘Sommerdahl´which is German co-produced.

A War Within

A War Within

The Way to Mandalay

The Way to Mandalay

The Rain

The Rain

The Commune

The Commune

Awards & Nominations

Awards & Nominations

2017

2017

The Danish Academy Award, Robert (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: The Commune 

The Danish Academy Award, Robert (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: The Commune 

2012

2012

The Danish Academy Award, Robert (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: Dirch

The Danish Academy Award, Robert (Nomination)
Category: Best Cinematographer
Film: Dirch

CV (Selected)

CV (Selected)

2019

2019

Sommerdahl (TV)
Director: Kenneth Kainz
Company: Sequoia Global Alliance

Medival 
(Film)
Director: Petr Jakl

Company: WOG Film (CZ)

 

Sommerdahl (TV)
Director: Kenneth Kainz
Company: Sequoia Global Alliance

Medival (Film)
Director: Petr Jakl

Company: WOG Film (CZ)

 

2018

2018

A War Within (Film)
Director: Kasper Torsting

Company: Fridthjof Film

The Rain (Season 1, TV)
Director: Kenneth Kainz
Company: Miso Film/ Netflix

The Way to Mandalay (Film)
Director: Ole Bornedal
Company: Miso Film

A War Within (Film)
Director: Kasper Torsting

Company: Fridthjof Film

The Rain (Season 1, TV)
Director: Kenneth Kainz
Company: Miso Film/ Netflix

The Way to Mandalay (Film)
Director: Ole Bornedal
Company: Miso Film

2017

2017

Dan-Dream (Film)
Director: Jesper Rofelt
Company: Nutmeg Movies

Dan-Dream (Film)
Director: Jesper Rofelt
Company: Nutmeg Movies

2016

2016

The Commune (Film - In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Company: Zentropa Productions/ ToolBox Film
 
Den Anden Verden (Episode 1-6 & 17-24, TV)
Director: Lars Kaalund
Company: Danish National TV

CTCN Senegal for UN (Commercial)
Director: Søren Bo Pedersen
Company: Flicker Factory

The Commune (Film - In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Company: Zentropa Productions/ ToolBox Film
 
Den Anden Verden (Episode 1-6 & 17-24, TV)
Director: Lars Kaalund
Company: Danish National TV

CTCN Senegal for UN (Commercial)
Director: Søren Bo Pedersen
Company: Flicker Factory

 

2015

2015

Iqbal Farooq (Film)
Director: Tilde Harkamp
Company: Miso Film

 

Iqbal Farooq (Film)
Director: Tilde Harkamp
Company: Miso Film

 

2014

2014

Comeback (Film)
Director: Natasha Arthy
Company: ToolBox Film

Heartless (Season 1, TV)
Director: Natasha Arthy
Company: Fridthjof Film

Sjit Happens (Season 1-2, TV)
Director: Various
Company: Fridthjof Film

Comeback (Film)
Director: Natasha Arthy
Company: ToolBox Film

Heartless (Season 1, TV)
Director: Natasha Arthy
Company: Fridthjof Film

Sjit Happens (Season 1-2, TV)
Director: Various
Company: Fridthjof Film

 

2013

2013

Kolbøttefabrikken (Film)
Director: Morten BH
Company: Fridthjof Film

 

Kolbøttefabrikken (Film)
Director: Morten BH
Company: Fridthjof Film

 

2012

2012

The Hunt (2unit/2ndCam, Film)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Company: Zentropa Production
 
Ecco (Commercial)
Director: Scott Fredette

Company: Lightborne (US)
 

The Hunt (2unit/2ndCam, Film)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Company: Zentropa Production
 
Ecco (Commercial)
Director: Scott Fredette

Company: Lightborne (US)
 

2011

2011

Dirch (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Nordisk Film

Dannerhuset (Commercial)
Director: Anders Morgenthaler

Company: Copenhagen Bombay

 

Dirch (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Nordisk Film

Dannerhuset (Commercial)
Director: Anders Morgenthaler

Company: Copenhagen Bombay

 

2009

2009

Applause (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Nordisk Film/ Koncern

 

Applause (Film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Nordisk Film/ Koncern

 

2008

2008

Mon Petit Enfant (Short film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Super 16

 

Mon Petit Enfant (Short film)
Director: Martin P. Zandvliet

Company: Super 16

 

2007

2007

Gone Golfing (Short film)
Director: Maxi Dejoie

Company: M & N Prouctione (ITA)

 

Gone Golfing (Short film)
Director: Maxi Dejoie

Company: M & N Prouctione (ITA)

 

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