“Art does not reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible.”
This is how the painter Paul Klee put it more than a century ago, and today the sentence applies to all those who work with the moving image - especially for documentary filmmakers.
Making documentaries is creative work. We explore what presents itself to us as reality and make visible what is hidden. We give shape and form. In our work we show aspects of the world and always also ourselves. Such creative work is not possible without the courage to expose ourselves to criticism and to think outside the box of what is considered the norm.
We want to support you in making your films. You are needed; the documentary film in all its forms is needed, whether in the cinema, on television, or on the internet. The visibility of the world of images has already become its own reality, influencing our lives in all areas. Take a closer look, make things more visible, experiment. The HFF provides you with the space, the time, and the resources for this purpose.
Prof. Karin Jurschick