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Nordisk Panorama Forum Moderating Team

Malmö, Sweden, 21-23 September 2014

Mikael Opstrup


Head of Studies, EDN

I have been a dedicated documentarist since I made my first documentary - now hidden for the public in my cellar - in 1977.

Most of the 80's I worked with distribution and theatrical release of documentaries. Attended script writing at the Danish Film School in 88. Freelance Producer up through the 90's. Made a desk-cross-over from 1998-2002, where I worked as Production Adviser at The Danish Film Institute. Attended EAVE 1998/99.

From 2002 - 2008 co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where I have produced a number of international documentaries.

Board member of EDN - European Documentary Network - 2005-09, in 2008-09 as Chairman. From January 2011, Head of Studies of EDN.

Gitte Hansen


Deputy Director, First Hand Films

Gitte joined First Hand Films in 2002 where her work includes project development of non-fiction stories with the greatest filmmakers you can imagine, financing, marketing strategy, sales, acquisition and executive producing.

Previously Gitte has worked with international distribution of feature films, inhouse production at DR-TV, she was working for Filmkontakt Nord for five years and for the former MEDIA project DOCUMENTARY.

She has joined Vertigal Strategies, Eurodoc session, Transmedia Next and serves as consultant, lecturer and moderator at events such as EDN Workshops around Europe, Pitching du Réel, IDFA, Ex Oriente and Greenhouse. Gitte has served on several juries at int film festivals and holds a master in Film and Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.