Jakob Kirstein Høgel


Consultant and freelance producer. Former Artistic Director of New Danish Screen where he supported feature films such as Bridgend (Rotterdam 2015) Volcano (directorsfortnight Cannes 2011), R (2010, Rotterdam and main prizes in Mumbai and Gothenburg) and Applause (2009, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Mumbai FF) and documentaries such as The Ambassador and Ballroom Dancer (IDFA 2011, Sundance 2012) and transmedia projects such as Cloud Chamber (Tiga Award Winner 2014).

He founded and co-owned Danish production company, Cosmo Doc in 2004-7, producing award winning films, such as Prostitution Behind the Veil (Emmy nominee 2005) and Gasolin (2006, the best grossing Danish documentary ever).

From 1999-2004 he was commissioning editor for Documentaries & Shorts at the Danish Film Institute. He supported Family (IDFA winner 2001), The 5 Obstructions (Venice 2002) and Tintin et Moi among others. He has directed two films Warhol Nation (1996) and Child Veterans (1999).

He has an MA in Anthropology from University of Copenhagen and an MA (distinction) in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre, University of Manchester, where he was lecturer for a year. Born 1967.  Høgel has worked with developing film sectors and policy in Bhutan, Caucasus and the Middle East