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Jan-Holger Hennies is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and editor. He works in independent cinema and video productions, transmedia projects and artistic research.

Jan is an MA graduate from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester (UK) and lives between Berlin and Mexico City.


Best Mexican short documentary, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico (Dato sensible)

Winner category “Made in Mexico”, DocsMX, Mexico City, Mexico (Persistencia)
Winner category “Webdoc”, FINNOF | International Festival of New Nonfiction Narratives, Rosario, Argentina (Forensic Landscapes)

Special Award, Art competition “Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen!”, Willi Muenzenberg Forum, Berlin, Germany („Volksverräter“)

festivals and selected screenings

dokumentART, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Shorts México, Mexico City, Mexico
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
RAI FILM Festival, Bristol, UK
Romero-Filmtage, Hamburg, Germany
“EL CINE SUMA PAZ” International Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia
Hasta encontrarnos. Memorias en resistencia, Mexico City, Mexico
Ciclo Desaparición Forzada, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
el aleph, Festival de Arte y Ciencia, Mexico City, Mexico
SIEF2021, Helsinki, Finland
Foro de Cine Etnográfico, VI COMASE, Mexico

IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling (official selection), Amsterdam, Netherlands
DocsMX, Mexico City, Mexico
Ambulante (Sección Coordenadas), Mexico
dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg, Germany
ethnocineca, Vienna, Austria
Jean Rouch International Film Festival, Paris, France
Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos de Sucre, Bolivia
FINNOF | International Festival of New Nonfiction Narratives, Rosario, Argentina
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece
Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
EASA Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
LASA2020, Guadalajara, Mexico
Le Cinéma IFAL, Mexico City, Mexico

Cineforo Universidad, Guadalajara, Mexico
Cineteca Chihuahua, Chihuahua City, Mexico
Brot für die Welt, Berlin, Germany
Indigenous Film Screenings for International Mother Language Day, London, UK

Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, Mexico
Native Spirit Film Festival, London, UK
Centro Cultural José Martí, Mexico City, Mexico
Goethe Institute Bogotá, Colombia
Goethe Institute Mexico City, Mexico
FIFEQ, Montreal, Canada
SEF Festival, Zadar, Croatia
Language and Identity Explorations through Film, OWRI Film Screening, Manchester, UK

OneWithAMovieCamera, Marburg, Germany
Viscult, Joensuu, Finland
SEF Festival, Zadar, Croatia
FIFEQ, Quebec and Montreal, Canada

Filmed Up, HOME Manchester, UK


KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium (group exhibition)

2nd Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, France (group exhibition)
Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany

Galerie bauchhund salonlabor, Berlin, Germany
Atelier Farbfieber e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany
Bezirk (Goethe-Zentrum), Guadalajara, Mexico
Centro Cultural Alemán, Monterrey, Mexico

Museo Casa de la Memoria Indómita, Mexico City, Mexico
FMP1, Berlin, Germany (group exhibition)