Christoffer Boe

Christoffer Boe is a Danish film director, who has studied at the prestigious National Film School of Denmark. During his student years, Boe led a collective called Hr. Boe & Co., established by five filmmakers in search of ”the perfect picture”. The collective’s first film, The Reconstruction, was directed by Boe and won the Palme d’Or… Read Christoffer Boe »


Brontis Jodorowsky

Brontis Jodorowsky was born in Chile in 1962 and has had a long career as an actor in France. He got his first film role as a six-year old, acting in the cult movie El Topo directed by his father, legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky. During the years, the two have worked together on theatre plays, but THE DANCE OF REALITY is the first movie… Read Brontis Jodorowsky »


Florian Habicht

Florian Habicht is a film director, producer and scriptwriter from New Zealand. HIFF will screen two of his films. PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH & SUPERMARKETS, is a music documentary about the band Pulp, and LOVE STORY (2011) is an original love story situated in New York. Habicht met the singer of Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, for the first time in… Read Florian Habicht »

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Nick Banks

Nick Banks, born in 1965 in Rotherham, England, is known as the drummer of Pulp. He began playing drums when he was 14 and idolized drummers such as Paul Cook from Sex Pistols and Clem Burke from Blondie. In 1987, Banks joined Pulp, which was his favourite band at the time. In 2008, Banks became drummer for another Sheffield band, Pollinates… Read Nick Banks »


Anna Odell

Anna Odell, born in 1973, is a Swedish artist and film director. Odell drew attention in Sweden in 2009 with her film Unknown, woman 2009-349701 (Okänd, kvinna 2009-349701), which was her Bachelor’s degree project at Konstfack University College of Art, Crafts and Design. The filmdiscusses the role of the mentally ill in society. In her… Read Anna Odell »

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Benedikt Erlingsson

Benedikt Erlingsson, born 1969, is an Icelandic actor, scriptwriter and director. As an actor, he has performed, for example, in Lars von Trier’s film The Boss of It All. HIFF screens Erlingsson’s internationally esteemed debut as a director, OF HORSES AND MEN, which shows the tragicomic behaviour of people through the eyes of horses. The… Read Benedikt Erlingsson »

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Patrik Andersson

Patrik Andersson is a Swedish producer and Development Manager for the international production company B-Reel. He started his career within marketing and film distribution, but navigated towards producing films. Andersson comes to HIFF to present HOTELL, a drama film about a young woman who gets depressed after the birth of her first child and… Read Patrik Andersson »

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Ignas Jonynas

Ignas Jonynas, born in Lithuania in 1971, has worked with short films, commercial productions, and theatre before his first feature film. He has also worked in fields other than art, as a construction worker, radio host, medicine doser for psychiatric hospital, and bartender. HIFF screens Jonynas’ THE GAMBLER, which is a story of emergency unit… Read Ignas Jonynas »


David Lambert

David Lambert (born in 1974) is a scriptwriter and director from Belgium, who was a theatre dramaturge and director before going into cinema. His first feature film Beyond the Walls (Hors les murs, 2012) aroused plenty of attention and was chosen for the esteemed Critics’ Week in Cannes. HIFF screens Lambert’s romantic comedy ALL YOURS, in… Read David Lambert »

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Bryan Reisberg

Bryan Reisberg is an American filmmaker, who has studied Film and Television in the Tisch School of Arts in New York University. With his production company Uncorked Productions, Reisberg has made commercials and music videos together with producer Andrew D. Corkin. Reisberg demonstrated his skills as a director with his debut short film Father/Son… Read Bryan Reisberg »