Leiv Igor Devold is a film-directing graduate of the Polish National Film School in Lodz. He is has directed, written and / or produced over 12 documentaries and short films, which have been screened at festivals and on television internationally (BBC, NRK, TV2, DR3 (DK), SVT, YLE, TVP, Planet+).
Devold debuted in Norwegian cinemas in 2015 with the documentary The Accidental Rock Star. The film was nominated for best sound and editing to the Norwegian Film Awards and won the Amanda-award for best editing. The film is also nominated best Scandinavian documentary, at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen. It won the audience award for best Norwegian film 2015 at the Kosmorama International Film festival in Trondheim, where it also was awarded the Kanon-award for best sound.
In 2017 Devold was nominated to Prix Europa, for the documentary Thea – two summers, one winter about the Norwegian journalist Thea Steen who died of cervical cancer in 2016. Films Devold has directed, produced and written have been screened at Annecy, Warsaw Int. film festival, BIFF, Dubai, Beirut, IDFA and more than 35 other festivals.