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Tutors of Pitching Forum workshop are:
Emma Davie studied English literature at Oxford University.
She is currently teaching at Edinburgh College of Art where she is Head of Film and TV.
She has made a wide variety of documentaries for national and international broadcasters and is currently directing a feature documentary with a fiction filmmaker, Morag McKinnon. Previous work includes documentaries on art including “What Age Can you Start Being an Artist?”for Channel 4. Other work is more observational including a film for BBC "Gigha. Buying Our Island", while also pursuing more experimental work herself such as “71˚N” .
Emma Davie has programmed documentaries for the Edinburgh Film Festival and also was on the board of EDN for 4 years. She has taught workshops throughout Europe and served on juries.
She was documentary tutor at the European Film College in Denmark. She contributes regular articles to DOX magazine.
Graduated with a degree in Film from The University of Copenhagen.
Mikael Opstrup worked with distribution and theatrical release of documentaries during most of the 80’s. He was a freelance Producer and Production manager up through the 90’s. He organized the film festival “Films from the South” from 1995 to 1998, and worked as Production Adviser at The Danish Film Institute from 1998 to 2002.
Since 2000 he has worked as tutor / moderator at a large number over workshops and forums around Europe, in The Middle East and South America. From 2002 to 2008 he has been co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where he has produced a number of international documentaries. In 2009 he has been Film strategic adviser on documentaries of The Middle East. Also from 2009 he serves as Production Tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop.
Board member of EDN – European Documentary Network – from 2005 to 2009, and as Chairman from 2008-09.
Tue Steen Müller
He worked with short and documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board - as press secretary, head of distribution and information and as a commissioning editor.
He's co-founder of Balticum Film and TVFestival, 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. In 2004 he was awarded the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. In 2005 he was awarded a prize at the DOCLisboa for his contribution to the international development and promotion of Portuguese documentaries.
Since 1996 until 2005 he was director of EDN (European Documentary Network), and was given the EDN Life Achievement Award 2005. He writes articles for national and international newspapers and magazines. From 2006 he’s a freelance consultant and teacher in films schools around Europe. He’s also a teacher at the EU MEDIA Programme workshops Ex Oriente, Archidoc, EAVE and Documentary Campus, as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona and DOKLeipzig. From September 2007 he was appointed as a teacher at the Zelig Documentary Film School, Bolzano, Italy. He writes (almost) daily about documentaries in English on www.filmkommentaren.dk
He was born in Brazil. He studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne University (Paris) and started as a journalist in Lisbon.
Sérgio Tréfaut has been directing Doclisboa International Film Festival and has been the president of Apordoc, the Portuguese Documentary Association, until 2010.
He is a documentary director with some awarded titles: "Another Country" (Best Portuguese Documentary, San Francisco Golden Gate Award), "Fleurette" (Grand Prix Les Écrans Documentaires), "Lisboetas" (Best Portuguese Film at Indie Lisboa International Film Festival, Best Film at Uruguay International Film Festival, Best Director and Editing at Cineport Brazil), "The City of the Dead" (Best Spanish Film at Documenta Madrid). In the last year he has been filming and editing his first feature film "Journey to Portugal" to be released in 2011.
Journalist and Cambridge University graduate in Classics.
In 1991 he settles in Barcelona, and starts collaborating with magazines and newspapers such as The Independent Magazine, Granta, The New Statesman, The Boston Globe Magazine, El País Semanal, amongst others. He develops an interest for “narrative journalism”.
In 1996 he sets up JWP to produce reportages in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America for British television, which got recognition from the Foreign Press Association and The Royal Television Society in the UK.
His main titles as a documentary director are:
- "FC Barcelona Confidential", which obtains the Prix Europa 2005 and the Adolf Grimme award (Germany) in 2006.
- "El Fotógraf del Exode" about African inmigration, awarded in France, Cuba, Spain and Germany (2007).
- "Connexió Madrid" selected for various festivals 2007.
- "Last White Man Standing", Plus Pictures Denmark, 2009.
- "Convict the Judge" in production.