National Film School of Denmark.
That year Vinterberg made his first television drama for DR television and his short fiction film The Boy Who Walked Backwards, produced by Birgitte Hald at Nimbus Film. His first feature film was The Biggest Heroes (De Største Helte), a road movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark. In 1995, Vinterberg formed the Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.
Following that dogma in 1998, he conceived, wrote and directed (and also had a small acting role in) the first of the Dogme movies, The Celebration (Festen).
As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial cartulary-register In 2003 he directed the apocalyptic science fiction love story lieutenant"s All About Love, a movie he wrote, directed and produced himself over a period of five years.
This movie was entirely in English and featured, among others, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, and Sean Pennsylvania The movie did not do well, as critics and audiences found it idiosyncratic and somewhat incomprehensible.
His next film, the English-language, scripted by Lars von Trier, also flopped, even in his native Denmark where it sold only 14,521 tickets.
Vinterberg then tried to retrace his roots with a smaller Danish-language production, En mand kommer hjem (2007), which also flopped, selling only 31,232 tickets. On 1 August 2008. he directed the music video for "The Day That Never Comes", the first single off Metallica"s album Death Magnetic. In 2015, he directed Far From The Madding Crowd, an adaptation of the acclaimed Thomas Hardy novel, starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.
Vinterberg will reunite with Matthias Schoenaerts in Kursk, a film about the Kursk submarine disaster that happened in 2000.