Photo by  Claus Rasmussen

Peter Alsted is an award winning film director, cinematographer, and author from Denmark. He's the co-founder of the film community Empty Chairs - a group of friends making creative films with strong images and compelling stories. Alongside the novel Sorte Scener he has also published a number of short stories and children's books. He finds inspiration in the great outdoors, and he has directed films for a diverse range of clients that include Airbnb, Slow Works, Sony Music, and Red Bull. 

Peter has spoken at numerous conferences and film festivals, to companies and associations, and given lectures at schools and universities. To make a speaking request, see contact info at the bottom of the page.

Peter is a proud member of the global movement 1% for the Planet. As a firm believer in taking care of our environment, he has committed to donate at least 1% of annual revenue to environmental nonprofits working for positive change.

Awards & Nominations

Best Film (Standing on Water) - LLAMFF Snowdonia's Mountain Film Festival 2016

Best Surf Film (Standing on Water) - Toronto Beaches Film Festival 2016

Honorable Mention (Standing on Water) - Portuguese Surf Film Festival 2016

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