Torstein Grude (born 1971) is one of Europe's most prolific documentary filmmakers. He is a film writer, director, cinematographer, creative producer, co-producer and executive producer dedicated to the creation of documentary films with the potential for global impact. His films are most often political and philosophical, and deal with human rights or gender related issues as well as spiritual and cognitive liberties. All of Grude's endeavours are based in love and with a strong sense of spirituality, solidarity and justice, and a wish to make the world better for all its living beings.
Documentary films with Grude's involvement the last decade include titles such as Angels Are Made of Light (2018), Raghu Rai: an Unframed Portrait (2017), The Great European Cigarette Mystery (2017), Raghu Rai (2017), The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes (2016), Mogadishu Soldier (2016), Forever Pure (2016), Digital Dissidents (2015), Snow Monkey (2015), Inside Fur (2014), The Look of Silence (2014), Love City, Jalalabad (2013), TPB AFK (2013), Gulabi Gang (2012), The Act of Killing (2012), Back to the Square (2012), Dance of Outlaws (2012), Farewell Comrades! TV series (2011), Pushwagner (2011), Russian Lessons (2010), Discoveries of a Marionette (2009), Yodok Stories (2008), Belarusian Waltz (2007) and On a Tightrope (2007).
These films have received more than 200 awards and honourable mentions, and additionally many nominations, including two Oscars, three Asia Pacific Screen Awards (one win), three European Academy Awards (one win) and three Emmystwitter