Born in 1947. Worked with short and documentary films for over 20 years at the Danish Film Board, and has written articles for national and international newspapers and magazines. He is the co-founder of the Balticum Film- and TV-Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, and the Documentary of the EU project. He has given documentary courses and seminars in over 40 countries. He was a director of the EDN (European Documentary Network) from its beginning in 1996 until 2005. From 2006 to 2008 he was a freelance consultant and teacher, including Head of Studies, in Danish and European documentary matters at Ex Oriente, Prague. He is a head of the Pitching Forum of DOCSBarcelona, and program consultant for various festivals: Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DoxBox in Damascus, DOKLeipzig and Message to Man, St. Petersburg. He is a teacher at the Zelig documentary film school in Bolzano, Italy, and a tutor on training programs such as Archidoc and DocStories Black Sea. He writes at www.filmkommentaren.dk.