Jakob Kirstein Høgel


Jakob Kirstein Høgel is Producer at Meta Film, working with fiction projects that break new ground and which require unusual collaborations. He is accustomed to working across borders, geographically but also in terms of genres and platforms.

Jakob Kirstein Høgel was former Artistic Director and commissioner of New Danish Screen at the Danish Film Institute, where he supported feature films such as Bridgend (Rotterdam 2015), Volcano (directors’ fortnight Cannes 2011), R (2010, Rotterdam and main prizes in Mumbai and Gothenburg) and Applause (2009, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Mumbai FF), along with documentaries such as The Ambassador and Ballroom Dancer (IDFA 2011, Sundance 2012). He has also commissioned transmedia projects such as Cloud Chamber (Tiga Award Winner 2014).

In 2004, Jakob founded and co-owned the Danish production company Cosmo Doc (2004-2007). It was on RealScreen's list of the world's 100 most important documentary production companies. Jakob Høgel produced award winning films, such as Prostitution Behind the Veil (Emmy nominee 2005) and Gasolin (2006, the highest ever grossing Danish documentary). Between 1999-2004, he was commissioning editor for Documentaries & Shorts at The Danish Film Institute. Jakob Høgel supported Family (IDFA winner 2001), The 5 Obstructions (Venice 2002) and Tintin et Moi, among many others.

Jakob Kirstein Høgel has directed two films: Warhol Nation (1996) and Child Veterans (1999).

Høgel is a Visual Anthropologist with a focus on developing film sectors and policy in places such as Bhutan, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

Alongside his commitments at Meta Film, Jakob Høgel is a freelance consultant.


E-mail: Jakob@metafilm.dk