Lea Hjort Mathiesen

About the artist

Lea Hjort Mathiesen is an independent film director based in Copenhagen. She has made films in various parts of the world including the U.S., Kenya and Tunisia. Her award-winning documentary, “Malek Means Angel,” premiered at IDFA in 2014 and is currently screening at festivals in India, Egypt, and other parts of the world. In 2015, she graduated from the Documentary Film Directing program at The National Film School of Denmark with “Øde Ø” (“My Desert Island”), which was nominated for a Robert Award in February 2016 - selected by the Danish Film Academy. She is currently working on her next documentary film in collaboration with noted production company Sonntag Pictures, which was selected for project development at IDFAcademy in 2015.

Øde Ø (2015)
Malek Means Angel (2014)
Søster (2013)
Night Shift (2012)
The Renovation (2010)


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