fence | hegn

11 min | fiction | coming up in 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 virus.

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.

Saga and Rána

silence of the fish | þögn silungsins

19 min | fiction | 2019

A remote fishing farm in the Icelandic Westfjords. Here lives Saga with her mother Hildur. As rough as the highland storms and the waves of the North Atlantic a third element keeps intruding their life: Hildur’s anxiety and depression. Saga’s life hovers between holding on to a daily routine at the farm and the approach of her own adulthood.
Saga is no longer willing to accept a life lingering for love. She decides to put her mother under a test.
The outcome will decide about their future at the farm.

RIFF – Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (23 September – 3 October 2019) Icelandic Short Film Competition
Northern Wave Film Festival, Iceland (25 – 29 October 2019)
Icelandic Short Film Competition
PÖFF – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (15 November – 1 December 2019)
International Short Film Competition
Arctic Open Film Festival, Russia (4 – 6 December 2019)
International Short Film Competition: Winner Best Original Screenplay
TIFF – Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway ( 14 – 19 January 2020)
Nordic Short Film Competition
Max-Ophüls Film Festival, Germany (19 – 25 January 2020)
German Short Film Competition
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia (30 July – 7 September 2020)
International Shorts
Blue Sea Film Festival, Finland (20 – 23 August 2020)
Baltic Herring Short Competition
Shift Film Festival, Netherlands (11 – 20 September 2020)
Short Film Competition
Helsinki Film Festival Love & Anarchy, Finland (17 – 25 September 2020)
Nordic Short Films 
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany (3 – 7 November 2020)
Children & Youth Selection
Cologne Short Film Festival, Germany (18 – 22 November 2020)
German Short Film Competition
Schleswig-Holstein Filmfest, Germany (5 December 2020)
German Short Film Competition
Bremen Film Festival, Germany (14 – 18 April 2021)
Short Film Programme
Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany (13 – 18 July 2021)
German Short Film Competition


a ship will come | ein schiff wird kommen

20 min | documentary | 2016


swim | synda

7 min | fiction | 2015


floating light | fließend licht

10 min | documentary | 2015



6 min | experimental | 2014

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I am a writer and director.

Educated through life with love by the sea.
Based in Copenhagen & Reykjavík & Ostholstein.
Studied Film at Alma Screenwriting Academy &  Super16 Film Collective
Cofounder of the collective North Ship Film (DK/GER)
I also curate film for the Reykjavík International Film Festival and other festivals.

hilkeroenn (at) gmail.com