Best trailer of Rome Prisma Awards 2020

Nuuk International Film Festival 2019
SILVER AWARD, Best Documentary Short - Independent Shorts Awards 2019

Oregon Film Festival 2020


The personal story of the greatest tragedy in Greenlandic maritime history, told by the grandson of one of the 95 passengers who lost their lives on the cold stormy night of January 30th, 1959, when M/S Hans Hedtoft - on its maiden voyage - allegedly hit an iceberg. This is the only film (of any length) dealing with one of the greatest maritime tragedies of the Kingdom of Denmark.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the tragedy, the short film had its
premiere in the town of Qaqortoq, southern Greenland. The M/S Hans Hedtoft set out from Qaqortoq on its final journey in January 1959.

Official Selections/screenings:

Andromeda Film Festival - Istanbul, Turkey. July 2022
Kunsten Museum of Modern Art - Aalborg, Denmark. April 2022
Explorers Club Polar Film Festival - Christchurch, New Zealand. October 2021
Copenhagen Short Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark. October 2021
Trento Film Festival - Trento, Italy. April 2021
Setting Sun Film Festival - Melbourne, Australia. February 2021
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - Lübeck, Germany. November 2020
The British Museum- Arctic: culture and climate (exhibition). U.K. October 2019
Native Spirit Film Festival - London University, London. U.K. October 2020
Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Portland, Oregon, USA. October 2020
Nordatlantiske Filmdage - Copenhagen, Denmark. September 2020
Montana International Film Festival - Billings, Montana, USA. September 2020
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival - Ottawa, Canada. September 2020
Maoriland Film Festival - Ōtaki, New Zealand. September 2020
639 Festival - Denmark. September 2020
Nordatlantisk Filmfestival - OFF - Odense, Denmark, August 2020
Nickel Independent Film Festival - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Juli 2020
International Festival of Winter Cinema - Edmonton, AL, Canada. February 2020
Independent Shorts Awards - Hollywood. USA. December 2019
Nuuk International Film Festival - sneak preview. September 2019


The hit song
All Hope Abandon by Greenlandic indie-rock band Small Time Giants.


Funded by
Nordens Intitut i Grønland and made possible with the help of Nordiska Filmskolan.


Documentary, short film.

Filming location:
Qaqortoq, southern Greenland.


12:31 min, stereo, 1.85:1 ratio 1920x1038/25p (screener).

Press kit:
To download a high-resolution press kit, click
here (PDF).
For more on the director, visit the
info page.

Hedtoft 1 Hedtoft 2 Hedtoft 3
Hedtoft 4 Hedtoft 5 Hedtoft 6


More about the film:
Festival-version of the film is available through
For a high quality, downloadable screener or a DCP contact me