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Producer / Director
Hugh Hartford

Hugh Hartford is a producer/director whose credits include the feature films Thank You For The Rain co-produced with ZDF for ARTE's 'Primetime' feature slot and Ping Pong co-produced by BRITDOC for Film4.


His love of feature documentary started in 2003 when he 'shared' a Sheffield DocFest pass with a friend and watched Peter Kerekes' "66 Seasons" on the big screen. 


He’s had films released theatrically worldwide and screened documentaries at Hotdocs, CPH Docs, DokFest, Palm Springs, Zanzibar IFF; the UN, The Hague, and the UK Parliament.


Hugh has secured finance from BBC, Channel 4, ARTE, ZDF, DR, YLE, SVT, NHK, EO, PBS, Knowledge Network, NHK, Creative Europe, Doc Society, Bertha, Fritt Ord, Abu Dhabi Film Fund, Doha Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, British Film Institute and Goodpitch (2012, 2016 & 2017).


RAI Basil Wright Award - Best ethongraphic film 2019

Kalasha Award - Best Documentary 2018

One World Media - Nomminated Best Feature Film 2018

NaturVision Film Festival - Best Story Award 2018

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - WWF Best Film 2018

Social Impact Media Award - Jury & Cinematography 2018

AlimenTerre Film Festival - Jury Award 2017

Singapore Eco Film Festival - Pangolin Power Film Award 2017

AGROFILM Festival - Best Film 2017

FICMEC Spain - Best Feature 2017

Vimeo Staff Picks 2013 & 2015

Foreign Press Association - Best Environmental Story 2012 & 2013

Film of the Year - Short of the Week 2013

Welcome Trust - Audience Award 2011

Royal Anthropological Film Festival - 2006