Lea Hjort - Cinematographer 
  
Lea Hjort is an award-winning director based in Copenhagen. She makes character-driven films with strong personal narratives. Her work explores themes such as identity, gender and coming-of-age and is characterized by a personal and poetic cinematic approach.
 
Born 1983 in Copenhagen, Lea Hjort was raised among full beards and liberal minds in a small community north of the capital of Denmark. A child of adventurous professor-parents, she relocated to Berkeley California at an early age. She has since completed studies in New York as a Fulbright Scholar and interned with Academy Award nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at Loki Films.

Her first short doc The Renovation premiered at Gen Art Film Festival in New York and has gone on to win awards and showcase at a line of festivals in the US and UK. 
In 2014 she completed Malek Means Angel which has been widely celebrated, premiering at the prestigious IDFA in Amsterdam and winning numerous awards festivals around the world. In 2015 her film poem Øde Ø (My Desert Island) received a nomination at the Danish 2016 Robert Awards for Best Short after it had broadcast nationally.
 
Lea Hjort has recently teamed up with award winning producer Mille Haynes and Meta Foldager at Meta Film in Copenhagen, former producer of Lars Von Trier, to complete her latest documentary from Brownsville, NY. She is signed to leading production house Radical Media for representation in the US and UK.