Anders Banke


Graduating from the film direction faculty of the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in 1996, Anders Banke (b. 1969, Sweden) made his feature film debut in 2006 with the teenage-vampire-horror-comedy FROSTBITEN, which won multiple festival awards including the Grand Prix at Fantasporto, and is also the first horror film ever to be screened in North Korea (!).

Next up was Russian action film Newsmakers, shot in Moscow and Sweden, which premiered on 350+ screens all over Russia and the former Soviet Union in 2009, starting its festival run at Tribeca in New York.

This was followed up by record breaking action-horror-thriller-sci-fi series Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014), for TNT National Television. He directed the 8 x 45 min episode series in its entirety, and the first two episodes of Season 2, that premiered in November 2017, as well as 4 x 45min episodes of fantasy drama “Accidental Witches” for Novy Kanal in Ukraine (2018).

His latest project is Enemy Lines, a British WW2 action drama feature film starring Ed Westwick, John Hannah and Tom Wisdom (In ongoing release in various territories worldwide after the US/UK premiere in April 2020).

ANDERS BANKE will be introducing FROSTBITEN on Sep 19 at 6 pm, and later hold a Q&A.