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