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Rob Nilsson

Rob Nilsson is an independent director, based in San Francisco. Nilsson and co-director John Hanson won the Camera d'Or at Cannes for Northern Lights (1978) and Nilsson won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Heat and Sunlight (1987). He is the first American film director to have won both awards. In 2010, The Anthology Film ... See full bio »
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Heat and Sunlight
Northern Lights
Northern Lights Director
On the Edge
On the Edge Director
Chalk Director


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 2016 Devised (completed)
 2016 Love Twice
 2013/II Collapse
 2012/I The Will (Short)
 2012/II Maelstrom
 2012 What Happened Here? (Documentary)
 2011 The Steppes
 2010/II Sand
 2009 Imbued
 2008 Presque Isle
 2007 Go Together
 2007 Used
 2006/II Pan
 2006 Opening
 2005 Need
 2005 Security
 2003 Attitude
 2002 Noise
 2001 Scheme C6
 2000 Singing
 2000 Stroke
 1998 A Town Has Turned to Dust (TV Movie)
 1996 Chalk
 1990 Words for the Dying (Documentary)
 1986 Signal Seven
 1986 On the Edge
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Protested against the arrest of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, detained on 1 March 2010 and held in ward 209 of the Evin prison. See more »

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