Born 1969, Denmark. Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 1993. Vinterberg was, together with Lars von Trier, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levring, one of the four original Dogme brothers.
Vinterberg's international breakthrough 'The Celebration' (1998), the first film released adhering to the Dogme concept, won the Special Prize of the Jury at Cannes, and his two English-language films that followed, 'It's All About Love' (2003) and 'Dear Wendy' (2005), were selected for Sundance.
The comedy 'When a Man Comes Home' (2007) was Vinterberg's first film in Danish since his pivotal 'The Celebration', followed by 'Submarino' (2010), winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize. Vinterberg's 'The Hunt' (2012) won three awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including best actor for Mads Mikkelsen's performance, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
'Another Round' (2020), with its all-star Danish cast, marked the director's return to Denmark. The film screened at the Cannes and Toronto as well San Sebastián and London, where it won awards. 'Another Round' also won four awards at European Film Awards, including the main prize for best European film. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as two Oscars: For best international feature and best director. Vinterberg was the first Dane ever to be nominated in the directing category.