HF Productions

HF Productions HF Productions provides a slate of global film festivals, consultancy for packaging and navigating the festival circuit, and production partnerships for documentaries, series, narrative features, and animation.
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HF Productions is a production company founded in 2017 in Copenhagen. We are a global company with offices in New York, Copenhagen & Jakarta. With a professional network of over 10,000 filmmakers worldwide, as well as strong affiliations with over 20 international film festivals our mission is to provide platforms and educational opportunities to the international filmmaking community. We believe diverse filmmaking has the potential to inspire change in the world and we are passionate about maximizing its reach. Our mission is to foster an intimate and creative network for up-and-coming filmmakers. To create a marketplace for short independent films. An avenue for film lovers to watch a niche genre of films that otherwise have limited screening possibilities. With our Close:Up initiative, we aim to establish a collection of film festivals that offer filmmakers a range of enriching opportunities: live screening of their films in front of international audiences, Q&A and round tables, promotion, distribution and marketing services to help consolidate their careers.

Operating as usual

Congratulations to our very own Benn Wiebe and Henrik Friis led by our incredible director Katrine Philp for An Elephant...
08/24/2020

Congratulations to our very own Benn Wiebe and Henrik Friis led by our incredible director Katrine Philp for An Elephant in the Room (Beautiful Something Left Behind)'s Documentary Feature win at SXSW 2020! 💫 Check out reviews from The Hollywood Reporter, Realscreen, and more! 🤩

The 3rd edition of Santorini Film Festival was a success and we are very happy that you all could make it. We want to th...
08/16/2020
Santorini Film Festival

The 3rd edition of Santorini Film Festival was a success and we are very happy that you all could make it. We want to thank everyone that helped in making it possible under this new reality that we are living in.

Thank you for the support Athens Voice (official), Flix.gr, CultureNow.gr and Atlantea

Submissions for the 4th edition are now open, feel free to submit your film in our website below 🎬

Indie Films Under the Stars. An open-air film festival for independent filmmakers on the Greek island of Santorini. Submit your film now!

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08/14/2020
Athens Voice (official)

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Η εναλλακτική πρόταση για το βράδυ του Δεκαπενταύγουστου.

Της Έρρικας Ρούσσου

At HF productions we take health and safety very seriously. That's why we have taken a number of measures to ensure the ...
08/12/2020

At HF productions we take health and safety very seriously. That's why we have taken a number of measures to ensure the safety of all attendees.

We are excited to run the Santorini FIlm Festival after several months of being kept inside.

Can't wait! 🤩

🤩 Only 3 days untill Saturday! 🤩

Here you can find all the health and safety measures we are taking to make sure our guests have a fun and safe festival.

You can find our program here:
https://www.santorinifilmfest.com/2020

Want to go on a short trip and enjoy a good film festival in Europe? Open air cinemas is the best way to go during these...
08/06/2020
Outdoor theatre and cinema in Europe and the UK: readers' travel tips

Want to go on a short trip and enjoy a good film festival in Europe? Open air cinemas is the best way to go during these times. Check out The Guardian's article
as they mention our beautiful venue for Santorini Film Festival, Kamari Open Air Cinema, Santorini.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jul/23/outdoor-theatre-outdoor-films-cinema-europe-and-uk

Balmy evenings in southern Europe are favourites for open-air films, while the Cornish coast and city parks host UK theatre – with plenty of Bottom and Titania ...

In these times, it's important to spread positivity and support cinema together, and we at HF Productions are extremely ...
07/28/2020

In these times, it's important to spread positivity and support cinema together, and we at HF Productions are extremely proud to be back celebrating independent cinema around the world, with our free-to-attend events that champion people’s stories from all walks of life 🥳.

We couldn’t think of a better place to make our grand return than in beautiful Santorini at one of the most wonderful outdoor cinemas in the world, Kamari Open Air Cinema 🌌💫 Check out our official festival poster and screening program for Santorini Film Festival, coming this August 15, 2020! 🤩 Santorini Film Festival

As we are entering another month of working from home, here at HF Productions, we try to keep ourselves entertained duri...
07/16/2020

As we are entering another month of working from home, here at HF Productions, we try to keep ourselves entertained during quarantine: by binge-watching a ton of series and films 🍿🤩.
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👀Check out our latest blog post for our Quarantine Watchlist 🎥💫.
Bit.ly/QuarantineWatchlist

At HF Productions we believe that culture is priceless. That we are all humanity on this journey together. Our entire mi...
06/08/2020

At HF Productions we believe that culture is priceless. That we are all humanity on this journey together. Our entire mission is to champion people’s stories from all walks of life, representing every culture around the world together and united to create and stimulate dialogue and to learn and keep learning. Our doors have been open as free-to-attend events specifically to give everyone equal opportunity to share, unite, discuss, enjoy, learn, and drive action from your stories. To provide opportunities for those whose voices are not being heard. We strive to recognize our brothers and sisters in ways that are inclusive and internationally welcoming to share their stories with audiences. We recognize the opportunity and responsibility before us to use our platforms for good, and is what keeps us committed to continue showcasing the kinds of issues that need more attention, and demand more support, globally. We are committed to championing your stories and engaging talks about how to impact tangible change, because we truly believe that film in one of the most powerful tools we have to inspire other people and to spread messages of unity, collaboration and progress.
#blacklivesmatter #wehearyou #oneworld #wecandobetter #wewillbebetter

How to create meaningful encounters between your independent films and the audiences during a pandemic? 🦠🎥 - Ergo, what ...
03/24/2020
Love for Film Festivals in the Time of COVID-19 - HF Productions

How to create meaningful encounters between your independent films and the audiences during a pandemic? 🦠🎥 - Ergo, what does COVID-19 mean for you and your film? 🤔🤯

We are looking for the answer in our new blog post, while guiding you through how the biggest festivals are reacting to the situation and what YOU can do to help the community!

What you need to know: https://loom.ly/7w3ptK8

Can we keep creating meaningful film festival experiences for independent films and audiences during pandemic lockdown? We look at the industry for clues.

Netflix has decided to allocate $100 Million Fund to ease the financial burden on the film and TV Industry, in response ...
03/23/2020
Netflix Launches $100 Million Fund for Out-of-Work Film and TV Workers

Netflix has decided to allocate $100 Million Fund to ease the financial burden on the film and TV Industry, in response to COVID-19. 👏

Are you aware of any funds in your area that may help the creative community?

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the film and TV industry to a standstill, but Netflix is stepping in to ease the financial burdens of its workers.

We are excited to see that despite the cancellation of the event, SXSW  will screen films online & present awards! While...
03/20/2020
SXSW Will Screen Films Online & Present Awards Despite Cancellation

We are excited to see that despite the cancellation of the event, SXSW will screen films online & present awards! While this may be a new and unusual experience compared the glorious live event, thanks to this great news, An Elephant in the Room can still enjoy its long-awaited premiere at the prestigious festival and share its message with the audience from the comfort of their homes!👏

"Another silver lining is the fact that SXSW-selected films will still be able to qualify for Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards Short Film Awards!"

> Read more on this link: https://loom.ly/eo50oNY

SXSW might be canceled, but the SXSW Film Festival lives on. Kind of. According to The Wrap, the 2020 SXSW Film Festival will still happen, but instead of publicly-held screenings and all the fanfare of the red carpet world premieres, the film festival is setting up an online streaming portal that w...

The spread of COVID-19 and recent measures taken to lower its impact worldwide affect all of us. This isn’t an easy time...
03/19/2020

The spread of COVID-19 and recent measures taken to lower its impact worldwide affect all of us.

This isn’t an easy time for the creative industries, or for ambitious filmmakers, trying to push their projects through and premiere them at film festivals. Obviously, one cannot simply take a full production team online. Despite the hardships, we are committed to finding solutions for the unusual challenges that filmmakers are facing now!

Our team is working hard to mitigate the changes that film professionals are experiencing, postponing our film festival events, and ensuring that the independent projects will get the well-deserved exposure they desire for down the line.

We would like to encourage you to stay positive and carry on with your creative projects. This might just be the right time to finish that script that was always pushed to the back of your drawer or do more research on the subject of your documentary/short film/drama!

At HF Productions, we are lucky we can provide for our employees in such a situation and that we can move most of our operations online swiftly. To contribute to #flattenthecurve, our headquarters in Copenhagen has introduced remote-working since last Thursday, and our colleagues in Jakarta followed us shortly after that. 🏠👔

Our daily conference meetings look like this nowadays! 👨‍💻👩‍💻

03/11/2020

Dear filmmakers,
In response to the COVID-19 impact across the globe, we wish to extend every confidence that our team is holding steadfast to deliver on our events as scheduled. We are committed to all the filmmakers who have already booked flights and accommodation and we will do our very best to ensure all safety precautions are being met while continuing to monitor the situation and engage with the local authorities.
Warm wishes,
HF Productions

02/28/2020
LA Talk Radio

Our Founder & CEO, Henrik Friis had the joy of being a featured guest at LA Talk Radio with Sam in the Morning! It was our company's second time sitting down with Sam and sharing more about our festivals, vision, and goals! 🎥😊Thank you for the invite, we hope to meet again in the beautiful and sunny LA!
Listen to Henrik and Sam chatting about HF Productions and our Independent film festivals world-wide on the morning show here! 👉https://loom.ly/tAzD5eM

Sam in the Morning featuring guest Henrik Friis.

Free Labor - Is it Worth it? 🧐Benn Wiebe, our Head of Productions and PGA Member breaks down the pros and cons of free l...
02/26/2020
Free Labor — Is It Worth It? - HF Productions

Free Labor - Is it Worth it? 🧐
Benn Wiebe, our Head of Productions and PGA Member breaks down the pros and cons of free labor in the creative industry in our recent blog post! Are you considering it yourself? If you couldn't catch his chat on DR P1 (Kulturen på P1), this article is for you! 👉https://loom.ly/I3__FPU

Benn Wiebe talks to local radio DR P1 about free labor in the creative industry. Read our detailed recap for more insights into this problematic practice.

The start date of the Festival Distribution course, taught by our Head of Productions and PGA Member, Benn Wiebe at Kort...
02/24/2020
Distribution & Festival | Kort & Dokumentar Filmskolen

The start date of the Festival Distribution course, taught by our Head of Productions and PGA Member, Benn Wiebe at Kort & Dokumentar Filmskolen (Kort & Dokumentar Filmskole) is fast approaching! The short program starts on the 26th of February😲!
Are you about to release a brand new project but could use more input in strategizing the distribution and festival submission plan? This course might be the one for you!
Read more about the course here👉https://loom.ly/EB3eFYg

Hvordan får du din film ud i verden?

Did you miss our event this year? In HF Productions' recent blog post our beloved Festival Outreach Intern, Maude is sha...
02/20/2020
Prague Film Awards—from an Intern's Perspective - HF Productions

Did you miss our event this year? In HF Productions' recent blog post our beloved Festival Outreach Intern, Maude is sharing her experience on Prague Film Awards from an intern's perspective! Planning, hardships, joys and everything falling in place or completely apart?
Read the blog on this link👉https://loom.ly/ZI1F3o4

Have you ever wondered what organizing film festivals is like? An intern with HF Productions in the confusing world of film festivals shares it all.

We are excited to see that Free Burma Rangers Movie produced by Deidox is finding its way to larger audiences and premie...
02/18/2020

We are excited to see that Free Burma Rangers Movie produced by Deidox is finding its way to larger audiences and premiering across the US through Fathom Events!
Get your tickets for February 24 and 25 here 🎟🎥! https://www.fathomevents.com/events/free-burma-rangers

Dave Eubank is a rare hero of the faith. He is a former U.S. Special Forces soldier turned missionary to conflict zones. Free Burma Rangers is a real-life adventure movie. Viewers will follow the family into firefights, heroic rescues, and experience life-changing ministry. In the midst of this unprecedented journey, you will witness amazing lessons of faith from one of the most inspiring families in the world.

Get your tickets for Feb 24 and 25 here 🎟: http://bit.ly/37w7gvh

02/10/2020
Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Congratulations to Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) for winning the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar at The Academy Awards last night!

Watch the film at Annual Copenhagen Film Festival on March 14th 📽️
https://loom.ly/Dds8_ok

02/09/2020
Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

We're rooting for BAFTA winner Learning to Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl) at The Academy Awards tonight 🏆
This inspiring documentary is nominated for the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar and is going to be screened at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival on March 14th!

Have you been looking for a film education in Denmark, but keep finding yourself hitting a wall? In our new blog post, w...
01/23/2020
Where to Study Film in Denmark? - HF Productions

Have you been looking for a film education in Denmark, but keep finding yourself hitting a wall? In our new blog post, we list programs and courses for aspiring film professionals in the "land of hygge"!
http://bit.ly/filmstudydenmark

Film education in Denmark? HF Productions reveals its top-list of film/media courses and educational programs for those wanting to study in Hygge-land.

We had the honor to chat with one of the up-and-coming independent Danish filmmakers, Jesper Isaksen about his brand new...
01/14/2020
Jesper Isaksen on feature debut and the independent Danish film industry

We had the honor to chat with one of the up-and-coming independent Danish filmmakers, Jesper Isaksen about his brand new feature film, Victim of love!
Jesper will be judging the "Best Short Film" category at our Annual Copenhagen Film Festival this year!
https://loom.ly/aPc7ABM

Annual CPH Film Festival's judge Jesper Isaksen discusses the Danish independent film industry and the release of his first feature film on a low budget.

Our team sees and programs hundreds of films each year for your +20 annual film events. 🍿🎥For each festival, every singl...
01/07/2020
2019 Indie Hits from the HF Productions Festival Circuit - HF Productions

Our team sees and programs hundreds of films each year for your +20 annual film events. 🍿🎥For each festival, every single member of the team has one or more favorites they wish to showcase and that was not any different last year.
In our new blog post, you can read about the films that resonated with our team over 2019! Don't be shy, drop us a line if you find your film on the list! 🤩
https://loom.ly/ndos_VI

The team tries to come up with a tentative list of some of our favourite indie films from the 2019 HF Productions festival circuit.

Happy Holidays and all the best to you in the year to come from everyone here at HF Productions!#happyholidays #newyear ...
12/24/2019

Happy Holidays and all the best to you in the year to come from everyone here at HF Productions!

#happyholidays #newyear #HFProductions

In our new blog post we review one of our latest film festivals, Oslo Film Festival! Read more about the outcome of the ...
12/20/2019

In our new blog post we review one of our latest film festivals, Oslo Film Festival! Read more about the outcome of the event and get insights into what it takes to organize film festivals here ☞ https://www.hf-productions.net/oslo-2019

WE PLANTED 311 TREES IN 2019! 🌱🔜🌳This year, instead of "Black Friday", our company decided to hold "Green Thursday"! As ...
12/19/2019

WE PLANTED 311 TREES IN 2019! 🌱🔜🌳
This year, instead of "Black Friday", our company decided to hold "Green Thursday"!
As part of our green initiative, after each and every movie that was submitted to our Annual Copenhagen Film Festival on "Green Thursday" we planted 1 tree! We are lucky to have received over 300 submissions during our campaign, which could enable us to plant 311 trees where they are needed the most with the help of One Tree Planted!
We are looking forward to framing our "tree certificate"! 🌱

HF BLOG IS LAUNCHING! 📇We could not be happier to announce the "birth" of our new blog: http://bit.ly/2Ma197c! As a prod...
12/18/2019

HF BLOG IS LAUNCHING! 📇

We could not be happier to announce the "birth" of our new blog: http://bit.ly/2Ma197c!

As a production company, organizing 20+ film festivals world-wide, we are privileged enough to have great access to filmmakers and their projects and "be in the tribe". Hence, we know the joys and hardships surrounding indie filmmaking and the professionals involved in this wonderful but sometimes demanding industry.
We started this blog to share and exchange knowledge to help the creative community thrive - and also, to entertain you a bit! 🙌

What can you expect from this blog?
✅Helpful posts about how to navigate the film industry and how to make sure you maximize your film's exposure
✅Interviews with y(our) independent filmmakers and reviews of their films
✅Behind-the-scenes posts
✅GIFs - we are only humans

We hope you enjoy the article and share your thoughts: http://bit.ly/2Ma197c! 🤩

"On Wednesdays, we wear pink!" Well, our traditions differ a bit. Every year in December our team picks an 🎄UGLY XMAS SW...
12/04/2019

"On Wednesdays, we wear pink!"

Well, our traditions differ a bit. Every year in December our team picks an 🎄UGLY XMAS SWEATER DAY🎄 when we all do our very best to contribute with our cheesiest Xmas pieces and draw some extra attention to ourselves at our co-working space!

#hfproductions #uglysweaterday #christmassweater #office

At HF Productions we are constantly striving to bring filmmakers closer to their dreams and facilitate their professiona...
12/02/2019

At HF Productions we are constantly striving to bring filmmakers closer to their dreams and facilitate their professional development. This is why we find it important to involve a Jury Panel of recognized industry professionals
in our selection process.

This also applies to our Copenhagen-based film festival, Annual Copenhagen Film Festival! We are proud to announce that Lone Scherfig, director of films such as "An Education", "Italian for Beginners" and "One Day", has accepted to become a member of our 2020 jury panel!

We are thrilled to start working with Lone in our judging processes! Lone will be judging our "Best Director (Short)" category.

🤩ANNOUNCING THE 2020 JURY: LONE SCHERFIG!🤩

We are THRILLED to announce Lone Scherfig as member of our jury! Lone Scherfig is a Danish filmmaker, trained from the Den Danske Filmskole and theUniversity of Copenhagen . Throughout the years she has written, directed tv-series and films in almost every genre possible. Scherfig’s break-through film Italian for Beginners (2000) paved the way for her international career, and she has since then gone on to projects as An Education (2009) and One Day (2011) and has received more than 50 international film awards.

Lone will be judging our "Best Director (Short)" category.

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Det er os en stor glæde at kunne bekendtgøre Lone Scherfig som jurydommer! Lone Scherfig er en international anerkendt filminstruktør, uddannet fra den Danske Filmskole og Københavns Universitet. Gennem årene har hun skrevet og instrueret tv og film i stort set alle genrer, heriblandt fem tv-serier og ti spillefilm. Gennembrudsfilmen Italiensk for begyndere (2000) banede vejen for Scherfigs internationale karriere, som blandt har budt på filmene An Education (2009) og One Day (2011). Lone har modtaget over 50 internationale filmpriser og givet masterclasses i store dele af verden, primært i manuskriptskrivning og filminstruktion.

Read more about Lone's work on the IMDB link below!
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0771054/

#ACFF #filmfestivals #copenhagen #denmark #independentfilm #jurypanel #filmfestival #festivals2020

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HF Productions is a production company founded in 2017 in Copenhagen. We are a global company with offices in New York, Copenhagen & Jakarta. With a professional network of over 10,000 filmmakers worldwide, as well as strong affiliations with over 20 international film festivals our goal is to provide platforms and educational opportunities to the international filmmaking community.

We believe diverse filmmaking has the potential to inspire change in the world and we are passionate about maximizing its reach.

Our mission is to foster an intimate and creative network for up-and-coming filmmakers. To create a marketplace for short independent films. An avenue for film lovers to watch a niche genre of films that otherwise have limited screening possibilities.

With our Close:Up initiative, we aim to establish a collection of film festivals that offer filmmakers a range of enriching opportunities: live screening of their films in front of international audiences, Q&A and round tables, promotion, distribution and marketing services to help consolidate their careers.

Contact us to hear how we can help you & your project!

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