Jesper Tøffner is a danish self-taught cinematographer, and member of DFF (The Danish Association of Cinematographers) In 2018 he was awarded with the “Klukprisen” an award given to a cinematographer who excel in their field of work.
his work includes a fictional biopic MEDIEVAL telling the story about the 15th century legendary Czech general Jan Zizka, starring o.a. Ben Foster and Sir Michael Caine, This is a Czech / US co-production shot in, and around, Prague.
This just after he finished the WW1 drama A WAR WITHIN (2018) a co-production between Denmark, Germany and The Czech Republic. prior to this he shot Ole Bornedal’s THE WAY TO MANDALAY (2018) and Thomas Vinterberg's THE COMMUNE (2016).
THE COMMUNE was selected in Competition for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin Film Festival, and was also nominated Best Cinematography by The Danish Film Academy (2017).
Jesper has also made the cinematic concepton on various series for both tv and streaming a.o. the first Danish Netflix Original series THE RAIN (2017) directed by Kenneth Kainz.
His first feature film APPLAUS directed by Martin zandvliet (2009) won the Label Europa Cinemas at Karlov Vary International Film Festival. In 2011 he shot DIRCH, the most seen feature film in Danish cinema that year, and was nominated for Best Cinematography in 2012 by The Danish Film Academy.