HILKE RÖNNFELDT
writer / director

OPERA NIGHT

15 min I musical I DK, GER I 2022
When she discovers a mysterious crack in the fundament of her workplace
at the Copenhagen Opera, cleaner Angeli goes on alert and sets out on a Kafkaesque odyssey for help: No one in the building listens to her, everyone follows the motto ‘the show must go on’ by heart. The water keeps rising
and Angeli has to find a way to make her voice count in this supernatural doomsday musical.

director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
writer: Hilke Rönnfeldt, Andrea Winding
producer: Laura Valentiner-Bohse,
Sidsel Filipsen
cinematography: Mia Mai Dengsø Gråbæk
editing: Matilda Henningsson, Anni Tiainen
sound design: Jonathan Franz Kaiser, Hannah Zwennes
composer: Toke Odin Brorson, Jesper Ankarfeldt
lyricist: Hilke Rönnfeldt
cast: Danica Curcic, Tammi Øst, Ellaha Lack, Afshin Firouzi

produced by Super16, isaac productions, North Ship Film
with the support of Nordisk Film, Nordisk Film Fonden
and the Copenhagen Filmworkshop

FESTIVALS
Odense International FF, 2022


FENCE

PRESS
Interview Saarländischer Rundfunk (in German)

12 min I drama I DK, GER I 2021
A fence is built between Denmark and Germany to separate wild boars from domestic farm pigs, to avoid the spreading of a deadly swine influenza.
Ebba wakes, just an arm length away from her girlfriend Jona, the reminiscence of her dream about separation and a longing for unity takes its toll on them.

director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
writer: Hilke Rönnfeldt
producer: Asta Stuhr
cinematography: Roxana Reiss
editing: Matilda Henningsson
sound design: Diana Queirós
composer: Julius Pollux Rothlaender, Sigurlaug Thorarensen
cast: Lisa Carlehed, Emilie Claudius Kruse

produced by Super16, Astar Film, North Ship Film
with the support of Erasmus+


FESTIVALS
Odense International FF, 2021
Warsaw International FF, 2021
Gent International FF, 2021
Amandus FF Lillehammer, 2021
Minimalen Short FF, 2022
– Winner Best Nordic Film 2022
Polarize Nordic Film Nights, 2022
Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis, 2022
Göteborg International FF, 2022
Festival Films de Femmes Créteil, 2022
Frauen Film Fest Cologne, 2022
– Winner Director of Photography Award
2ANNAS FF Riga, 2022
Filmfest Bremen, 2022
Landshut SFF, 2022
LGBT+ Film Festival Poland, 2022
Vienna Shorts IFF, 2022
Filmfest SH Kiel, 2022
ELBEDOCK FF Dresden & Prag, 2022
Leiden SFF, 2022
MIX IFF Milano, 2022

SILENCE OF THE FISH

PRESS
TESTKAMMER – Review & Interview
CINESUD.nl – Review

19 min I drama I ICE, DK, GER I 2019
Teenager Saga lives with her mother Hildur on a remote trout farm in the Icelandic fjords. Summer has come to an end and, as the days become colder and darker, Saga observes her mother drifting deeper into her own darkness. One stormy night tragedy strikes.

director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
writer: Hilke Rönnfeldt
producer: Anna Sæunn Ólafsdóttir, Julie Mai Laursen, Hilke Rönnfeldt
cinematography: Nicholas Bluff
editing: Fanni Liv Engelbrecht
sound design: Vili Laitinen, Ville Katajala
composer: Herdís Stefansdóttir
cast: Helena Heðinsdóttir Jørgensen, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir,
David Bredin, Hafsteinn Thor

produced by NyArk Media, North Ship Film
with the support of Filmworkshop Kiel,
Copenhagen Filmworkshop, Culture Fund Iceland

FESTIVALS
Reykjavík International FF, 2019
Tallinn Black Nights FF, 2019
Northern Wave FF, 2019
Arctic Open Russia FF, 2019
– Winner Best Original Screenplay
Film Festival Max-Ophüls, 2020
Baltic Motion Berlinale, 2020
Tromsø International FF, 2020
Motovun FF, 2020
Blue Sea FF Rauma, 2020
Shift FF Limburg, 2020
– Winner Best International Short Film
Helsinki Love & Anarchy FF, 2020
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, 2020
Cologne Short FF, 2020
Schleswig-Holstein Film Fest, 2020
Bremen International FF, 2021
Filmfest Dresden, 2021

SWIM

7 min I drama I ICE I 2016
Anna arrives for her closing shift at a public pool. An odd encounter with a swimmer disturbs her daily routine. Her shift ends, but thoughts are spinning around her head. Who pulls the strings in her life? The events of the day provoke her to reassess the lanes she wants to take in life. 

director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
writer: Hilke Rönnfeldt
producer: Hilke Rönnfeldt
cinematography: Erlendur Sveinsson
editing: Ria Pietzner
sound design: Jón Steinar Jónsson
composer: Sebastian Burton
cast: Saga Garðarsdóttir, Rúnar Guðbrandsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson



FESTIVALS
Reykjavík International FF, 2017
Helsinki Love & Anarchy FF, 2017
Aarhus Independent Pixels FF, 2017
Schleswig-Holstein Film Fest, 2017

ABOUT

Hilke Rönnfeldt, born in Northern Germany with Danish-Icelandic roots, graduated as screenwriter in Sweden and is a part of independent film collective Super16 in Copenhagen as a director.

She is a Berlinale Talents (2021), European Short Pitch (2020), Screenwriting Lab Filmfund Hamburg (2019) alumna.
Her films have screened at several international film festivals. She is currently developing her feature film debut.
Essential for her to make films:
To be real and aim for the heart. 
She has a strong faith in the poetic capabilities of the image.


CONTACT

www.vimeo.com/hilkeroenn
hilkeroenn@gmail.com