Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK
Born in 1947. Worked with short and documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board as a press secretary, as a head of distribution and information, and as a commissioning editor. Wrote numerous articles for national and international newspapers and magazines. National and international consultancy work. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord and Documentary of the EU. He has travelled to European short and documentary festivals often to be seated as a jury member. He has given documentary courses and seminars in more than 30 countries. From 1996 until 2005 was director of EDN (European Documentary Network). He has written articles for national and international newspapers and magazines. From 2006 he has been a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. From September 2007 he has taught at the Zelig Documentary Film School, Bolzano, Italy. He writes (almost) daily about documentaries in English on www.filmkommentaren.dk.