Born 1947. Danish. 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 TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network). 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 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. In 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. In 2016 he received a handshake from the President of Lithuania, and the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. In 2019 he was awarded a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox.
From 1996 until 2005 he 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, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past at Sarajevo Film Festival 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.