EDN Chairman Andy Glynne, Director & Producer, Mosaic Films, UK
Andy Glynne is a double-BAFTA winning director, producer and author. He is currently the Managing Director of Mosaic Films, and is the Founding CEO of the Documentary Filmmakers Group – the UK’s national documentary organisation. He is the former CEO of One World Media, the UK’s charity to support the coverage of the developing world in UK Media.
Andy initially trained as a clinical psychologist, and became involved in documentaries around 15 years ago, when he founded the Documentary Filmmakers Group. He has directed and produced over 50 films for broadcasters both in the UK and overseas, earning many awards, including most recently a BAFTA in 2010, and a further BAFTA November 2012. He has been instrumental in creating specific strands for new filmmakers for British Television as well as creating projects for new and emerging filmmakers in India, Africa, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and Poland. He is author of the book Documentaries and How To Make Them – a core resource for all aspiring documentary filmmakers – now in its 2nd Edition. He also acts as a consultant and tutor for organisations both in the UK and around the world.
Björn Jensen, CEO, Ginger Foot Films, Germany
In over 25 years, Björn worked as supervising producer, executive producer and consultant on more than 80 documentary and feature films, many of them award-winning. Credits include “Quiet Days in Hollywood” with Hilary Swank, “Montreal Symphony” (winner best Canadian documentary at FIFA), “Under the Ice” (winner best documentary at Kuala Lumpur Festival), “Scientists Under Attack” (winner 11 international festival awards) and many more.
He holds a Master Degree in German and English Literature (MA) and an International Business MBA and is board member of several film associations. Björn worked for 15 years as Head of Production for the production company Kick Film GmbH before he founded Ginger Foot Films in 2007. He further co-developed the Asian-European training initiative DOCROADS, is a certified instructor (IHK), teaches at film schools in Europe and Asia and holds regularily international workshops in production, financing and pitching.
Björn is consultant for Sunny Side of the Doc for the Asian market and the Chinese production company China Film Assist. As treasurer he is member of the board of directors of AG DOK (the largest association of indepentent film professionals in Germany), member of the advisory council of German Films, member of the tax expert committee of the German Cultural Council, member of the evaluation committee of Bild-Kunst, member of the friend's association of Munich University of Television and Film and member of the friend's association of Dok.Fest Munich.
Estelle Robin-You, Producer, Les films du balibari, France
Estelle Robin-You is producer at the French company Les Films du Balibari based in Nantes. Before returning to her native country to work with film production she lived and worked in Ireland throughout her twenties. Estelle’s productions have been selected in festivals throughout the world, such as Vision du réel - Nyon, Planet Doc Review - Warsaw, Cinéma du réel - Paris, Dei Popoli - Florence, IDFA Amsterdam, Hot Docs, Toronto and New Horizons - Wrokclaw. Among the titles she has produced on an international level are The Man Who Made Angels Fly (Wiktoria Szymanska, 2013, copro Luna W), Village Without Women (Srdjan Sarenac, 2010), The Runner(Saeed Taji Farouki, 2013, copro Tourist with a typewriter), La Machina (Thierry Paladino, 2010, copro Centrala), and the web docDes Jouets Un Sorin (Samuel Doux). In 2010, she was also nominated for the Procirep Best Producer award.
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