about:

photo by kristian johannes holm


lea hjort - director / cinematographer 

I owe my craft to a decade of traveling, meeting people who have generously invited me into their lives.  I take one step, they take one step and without their step there’s no movement. It's like a dance. When people want to dance with you, you're able to make great films.

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Graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2015, currently working on first feature film.

The film was selected for CPH:FORUM at CPH:DOX 2017, script development at IDFA Academy and is currently in preproduction with support from the Danish Film Institute.

Internationally represented by RadicalMedia in the US and UK. 


Collaborators: 
Meta Film

RadicalMedia
 
Virtue Scandinavia

The National Film School of Denmark 

Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Art

CPH:DOX

Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
David Lynch: The Art Life

The Danish Industry Foundation

Radio27syv

Mensch

Loki Films

The Danish Broadcasting Corporation


grants & awards  

Best Documentary winner - Malek Means Angel. Ekko Shortlist Awards, 2016. Denmark.
Best Documentary nominee - Øde Ø. Robert Prisen, Danish Film Academy, 2016. Denmark.
Best Documentary winner - Malek Means Angel. Universal Martial Arts Film Festival, 2015. France.
High Concept Award winner - Malek Means Angel. Universal Martial Arts Film Festival, 2015. France.
Best Documentary winner - The Renovation. Da Vinci Film Festival, 2012. U.S.A. 
Emerging Filmmaker, Gen Art Film Festival, 2011. U.S.A. 
The Danish Arts Foundation travel grant for creating filmmakers. 
5 x Polar Bear Grant, the Nordic Film Foundation. 
3 x Danish Film Directors travel grant, Association of Danish Film Directors.
World Images Grant, Danida - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. 
Augustinus Foundation film grant for international studies. 
Nordea Foundation film grant for international studies.
Knud Højgaard's Foundation film grant for international studies. 
Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission - Denmark / U.S.A. 

official selections 

Robert Awards 2016 Copenhagen, DK – Øde Ø
Szczecin European Film Festival Szczecin, PL – Øde Ø
DR K, Danish Broadcasting Corp. 2015, DK - Øde Ø
Ekko Shortlist Awards 2015 Copenhagen, DK - Malek Means Angel
Nahal International Film Festival 2016, Tehran, IR - Malek Means Angel
Cairo International Womens Film Festival 2016, Cairo, EGY - Malek Means Angel
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2015 Mumbai, IN - Malek Means Angel
Fidadoc 2015 Agadir, MO - Malek Means Angel
Buster 2015 Copenhagen, DK - Malek Means Angel
Universal Martial Arts Film Festival 2015, FR - Malek Means Angel
IDFA 2014 Amsterdam, NL - Malek Means Angel
Aeon Film 2013, US/UK/JPN – Night Shift
Da Vinci Film Festival 2012 Oregon, US - Night Shift
Oaxaca International Film Festival 2013 Oaxaca MX - Night Shift
FIDÉC / Brussels Short Film Festival 2013 BE - Night Shift
The Community Channel 2015, UK - The Renovation
Quadrangle Film Festival 2012 Kent, UK - The Renovation
Gen Art Film Festival 2011 New York, US - The Renovation
Big Apple Film Festival 2011 New York, US - The Renovation
Da Vinci Film Festival 2012 Oregon, US - The Renovation
New Filmmakers NY 2011 New York, US - The Renovation
Brooklyn Film & Arts Film Festival 2010 New York, US - The Renovation