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2017

Copro Israel 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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OUTLOOK TO FUTURE EVENTS

10. - 14. February 2017
Berlin International Film Festival.
01. - 06. April 2017
MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, France.


Events 2017


2016

WCSFP 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Copro Israel 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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SIWFF 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Sheffield 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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MIPTV 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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MIPTV 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Berlinale 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Berlinale 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Berlinale 2016, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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05. - 08. December 2016
Organization of a German delegation to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, one of the leading science events. This year it was held in Stockholm. In 2017 it will be held in San Francisco.
20. October 2016
General assembly of the European Documentary Network EDN in Amsterdam. Björn is member of the executive board.
31. October - 3. November 2016
Organization of a German delegation to the Asian Side of the Doc in Bangkok, Thailand.
30. September - 10. October 2016
Docroads Training Program in Tinos, Greece.
14. September 2016
Bjoern has received one of the major pitching awards for his pitch of "Milestones of Science and Engineering in China" at the Golden Panda International Film Festival in Chengdu, China.
01. August 2016
Bjoern has started a new full time position as Head of International Co-production for Munich production company Inter/Aktion. "Milestones in Science and Engineering" is the major project he will be working on.
20. - 24. June 2016
Organization of the German delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle. A big success was the German Drinks invitation. During the Brazil-German networking breakfast participants of both delegations met. Björn Jensen participated in a panel organized by Windrose World Distribution on how to work with a distributor. He also moderated together with Ruby Chen the award reception at Sunny Side of the Doc.
11. - 14. June 2016
Organization of the German delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), where German Documentaries hosts a popular reception every year.
03. - 08. June 2016
"Forgotten Sex Slaves" had been selected for the competition of the Seoul International Women's Film Festival in Korea. Björn Jensen was asked to participate in a conference on the issue of comfort Women. SIWFF
28. May - 01. June 2016
Organization of the German delegation to Copro Israel in Tel Aviv. This year with an even bigger delegation.
05. - 15. May 2016
Bjoern Jensen is one of the experts at the the industry forum of Dok.Fest Munich.
02. - 08. April 2016
Organization of a German delegation to MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, France. MIPTV is the largest international trade fair for television programs. German Documentaries was represented with a booth, where buyers and sellers could meet. For the first time German Documentaries hosted networking drinks at its stand.
March 2016
Björn Jensen was reelected as member of the tax expert comittee of the German Cultural Council for another three years.
12. - 21. February 2016
With the project "Milestones in Science and Engineering", Björn Jensen was selected for the Creative Europe Stand at European Film Market during Berlin International Film Festival 2016. Together with George Kalomenopoulos he was also promoting the DOCROADS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.


2015

GZDOC 2015, (c) GZDOC
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GZDOC 2015, (c) GZDOC
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GZDOC 2015, (c) GZDOC
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GZDOC 2015, (c) GZDOC
Photo: © GZDOC
WCSFP 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Idfa 2015, (c) John Warburton
Photo: © John Warburton
Forgotten Sex Slaves, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Dokuforum Minsk 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Dokuforum Minsk 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Sunny Side of the Doc 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Sheffield 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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MIPTV 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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MIPTV 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Asian Side 2015, (c) Sunny Side of the Doc
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Asian Side 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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WCM 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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GZDOC 2014, (c) Docroads
Photo: © Docroads
Berlinale 2015, (c) AG DOK
Photo: © AG DOK

09. December 2015
Orbituary for our dear friend and colleague Wojciech Szczudło who died on December 9, 2015, at the age of 64.
Woijciech SzczudloWojciech was expected to attend GZDOC Festival in Guangzhou as every year. The day before he was about to fly, he had a stroke. We, all his friends over the past years at GZDOC, were hoping for the best. I was just informed, that he did not recover from his stroke. What a great loss. About some persons, people say, that the sun goes up when they enter the room. For Wojciech this was certainly the case. And even more so, he was literally spilling good mood over you. He could make your day and whatever sorrows you may have had before, were immediately forgotten. I have seldom met someone in my life, who could be so lovely and so capturing. In the international film community he was loved for his personality and greatly admired as the gifted filmmaker he was. We have all lost a true friend and the world is a bit darker without him.
Thank you, Wojciech, for having stepped into our lives and making it happier for a few hours. We will miss you very much.
07. - 10. December 2015
Organization of a German delegation to GZDOC in Guangzhou, the most important documentary film festival and market in China. For Inter / Aktion GmbH Björn Jensen pitched the science series "Milestones in Science and Engineering". Ginger Foot Films was also invited to the International Producers Day.
01. - 04. December 2015
Organization of a German delegation to the World Congress of science and Factual Producers, one of the leading science events. This year it was held in Vienna. In 2016 it will be held in Stockholm.
25. - 30. November 2015
"Forgotten Sex Slaves" has been selected to run in competition at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha.
22. November 2015
Björn Jensen has been elected as member of the board of the European Documentary Network EDN.
On behalf of AG DOK / German Documentaries, Björn Jensen signed an agreement with the largest documentary association in China: Beijing Documentary Development Association BDDA.
05. - 15. November 2015
Organization of a German delegation to CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.
11. - 14. September 2015
"Forgotten Sex Slaves" has won the “The Voice That Break the Silence” Award at Fusagasuga International Film Festival in Colombia. The jury's statement: “Sexual violence is one of the taboos about women are silent, because it undermines our bodies but also against our dignity and honour. When violence occurs in a context of conflict, sexual violence becomes a war weapon to demoralize the enemy and break communities. The existence of "comfort centers" created by the Japanese during World War II, where thousands of Filipino Women were enslaved is a reality that assails us and raises a question: How is it possible that we did not know? The value of these women, grandmothers, “Lolas”, shows that the voice of women, when added to other voices, can break the silence and transform history.”
Ginger Foot Films would like to thank the Lolas, Lila Pilipina, the crew, our crowd funders and all the others who had been supporting us over the past years.
11. - 14. September 2015
Dokumentary Forum Minsk. Bjoern Jensen was invited as an expert and held two lectures on "Financing Films in Europe" and "Finding Co-Production Partners and Commissioning Editors".
25. June - 4. July 2015
Filmfest Munich, with its panels, industry events and parties always an important event every year.
22. - 25. June 2015
Organization of the German delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle. A big success was the German Drinks invitation, which was held for the first time at SSD. During the Australian-German networking breakfast participants of both delegations met. For two years now German Documentaries is tightening its ties with Australian filmmakers by supporting AIDC in Australia. Bjoern Jensen moderated the arts & culture pitching session.
05. - 10. June 2015
Organization of the German delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), where German Documentaries hosts a popular reception every year.
25. - 29. May 2015
Organization of the German delegation to Copro Israel in Tel Aviv. This year with an even bigger delegation.
07. - 17. May 2015
Bjoern Jensen is one of the experts at the round table talks of Dok.Fest Munich.
08. May 2015
General Assembly of AG DOK in Munich.
11. - 16. April 2015
Organization of a German delegation to MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, France. MIPTV is the largest international trade fair for television programs. German Documentaries was represented with a booth, where buyers and sellers could meet. Many buyers were interested in our latest production "Forgotten Sex Slaves - Comfort Women in the Philippines". German Documentaries was one of the spornsors of the EDN networking dinner, where commissioning editors, buyers, producers and filmmakers met in a comfortable atmosphere.
17. - 20. March 2015
Organization of a German delegation to Asian Side of the Doc in Xiamen, China. Bjoern Jensen moderated the panel "The World is not Enough. Asia to the Rest of the World." with Hideki Furutani (Wowow), Michael Tear (Wildbear), Sophie Song (Discovery Asia), Bo Zhang (CICC), Antje Boehmert (Docdays) as speakers. Docdays won Best International Pitch with their project on Ebola.
22. February 2015
The new website goes online. It is based on a template by Erwin Aligam. I like his designs. He has a good eye for fonts and layout. He offers his templates for a small fee and some are even free. Find more information here: www.styleshout.com.
18. - 20. February 2015
Organization of the German delegation to World Content Market in Prague. Bjoern Jensen hosted a panel during World Content Market in Prague with the title "Co-producing with Germany". German producers talked about their experiences in international co-production.
12. February 2015
The film "Forgotten Sex Slaves - Comfort Women in the Philippines" is finished and will go to festivals now.
9. - 12. February 2015
Together with Wojciech Szczudlo of Kalejdoskop Studio Poland, Björn Jensen had meetings at Berlinale's European Film Market for financing of the feature film "Komeda" by Andrzej Krakowski.
1. January 2015
Ginger Foot Films continues to act as international sales agent for the films "Cafe Ta Amon" (Filmglas Munich) and "Silenced - Georgy Markov and the Umbrella Murder" (Klaus Dexel Filmproduktion.


2014

GZDOC 2014, (c) GZDOC Int. Filmfestival
Photo: GZDOC Int. Festival
Docroads 2014, (c) GZDOC Int. Filmfestival
Photo: GZDOC Int. Festival
Sunny Side of the Doc 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Sunny Side of the Doc 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Sunny Side of the Doc 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Sheffield 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Copro Israel 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Asian Side of the Doc 2014, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films

18. - 21. November 2014
Organization of a German delegation to WCSFP, one of the leading events for factual content. The market changes its venue every year and was held in 2014 in Hong Kong. In 2015 it will be held in Vienna.
11. - 14. November 2014
Organization of a German delegation to GZDOC in Guangzhou, the most important documentary film festival and market in China. Invitation to the International Producers Day. The film project "Chinese Success Abroad", developed by Ginger Foot Films, was pitched by Bjoern Jensen at the international pitching competition and received an award as one of the top 10 pitches. Michel Noll of Ecran de Chine Festival Paris presents George Kalomenopoulos and Bjoern Jensen with the best documentary award for "The Last Night Bus", a film developed within the Docroads Training Programm.
06. - 12. November 2014
The European-Asian training initiative DOCROADS was held for the second time in Guangzhou (China) and was presented with great success during the festival. The program was developed by George Kalomenopoulos (2K Films) and Bjoern Jensen (Ginger Foot Films).
July 2014
South Tirol: Writing the expose for a feature film together with Italian author and director Alessandro Soetje. Produced by Alessandro Melazzini, Alpenway GmbH.
23. - 27. June 2014
Organization of the German delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle. Bjoern Jensen moderated three pitching sessions together with John Farren and Yves Jeanneau.
06. May - 10. June 2014
Organization of the German delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), where German Documentaries hosts a reception every year.
25. - 30. May 2014
Organization of the German delegation to Copro Israel in Tel Aviv.
22. - 23. May 2014
Dokville 2014: Bjoern Jensen moderated a panel on "Working with China" and moderated a pitching session.
05. - 10. April 2014
Organization of the German delegation to MIPDOC und MIPTV 2013 in Cannes.
20. March 2014
Bjoern Jensen was appointed Head of International Acquisition and Co-Production with China Film Assist, one of the leading private production and investment companies in China.
17. - 21. March 2014
Organization of the German delegation to Asian Side of the Doc in Chengdu, China. Bjoern Jensen worked as Asian country consultant for the Asian Side, was member of the selection jury for the pitches at Asian Side of the Doc and moderated several pitching sessions and workshops during the event together with Tony Chow.
18. February 2014
For the German Documentaries Association AG DOK Bjoern Jensen hosted a panel during World Content Market in Prague with the title "Co-producing with Germany". German producers talked about their experiences in international co-production.
February 2014
At AG DOK's general assembly in Berlin, Bjoern Jensen was re-elected as treasurer in the board of directors of AG DOK.


2013

GZDOC 2013, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
GZDOC 2013, (c) GZDOC Int. Filmfestival
Photo: GZDOC Int. Festival
GZDOC 2013, (c) GZDOC Int. Filmfestival
Photo: GZDOC Int. Festival
GZDOC 2013, (c) GZDOC Int. Filmfestival
Photo: GZDOC Int. Festival
Docroads 2013, (c) Docroads
Photo: Docroads
Sunny Side of the Doc 2013, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Sunny Side of the Doc 2013, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
MIPDOC 2013, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films
Asian Side of the Doc 2013, (c) Ginger Foot Films
Photo: Ginger Foot Films

December 2013
Giving students of Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle College of The Arts, Singapore, feedback on their final exam films.
08. December - 12. December 2013
Organization of a German delegation to GZDOC in Guangzhou, the most important documentary film festival and market in China. Invitation to the International Producers Day. The film project "Bloodline", presented by Sealight Pictures, was coached for the pitches by Bjoern Jensen and was awarded third price at the international pitching competition.
24. November - 07. December 2013
The European-Asian training initiative DOCROADS was held for the first time in Guangzhou (China) and presented with great success during the festival. The program was developed by George Kalomenopoulos (2K Films) and Bjoern Jensen (Ginger Foot Films).
12. November - 16. November 2013
Organization of a German delegation to CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.
16. September 2013
Bjoern Jensen will be working as country consultant to Sunny Side of the Doc for five Asian countries. The countries are: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore.
13. - 14. September 2013
Following an invitation by Tokyo Docs, Bjoern Jensen held a training session on "International Producing" in Tokyo, Japan.
25. - 28. Juni 2013
Organization of the German delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle. Bjoern was member of the preselection jury for the investigative section of the Sunny Side Pitches and moderated the investigative pitches together with Jill Emery.
12. - 16. Juni 2013
Organization of the German delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest, where German Documentaries hosts a reception every year.
11. May 2013
The investigative feature documentary "Silenced - Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder" by Klaus Dexel had its German premiere at Munich International Documentary Festival on March 11th. Bjoern Jensen worked on the film as Line Producer.
06. - 11. April 2013
Organization of the German delegation to MIPDOC und MIPTV in Cannes.
25. March 2013
Lecturer of a Master Class "International Producing" at Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle College of The Arts, Singapore.
19. - 22. March 2013
Organization of the German delegation to Asian Side of the Doc in Kuala Lumpur. Member of the selection jury for the pitches at Asian Side of the Doc.
18. March 2013
Organization und moderation of a Master Class "International Producing" at Asian Side of the Doc.
19. February 2013
For the German Documentaries Association AG DOK Bjoern Jensen hosted a panel during World Content Market in Prague with the title "Co-producing with Germany". German producers talked about their experiences in international co-production.
February 2013
At AG DOK's general assembly in Berlin, Bjoern Jensen was re-elected as treasurer in the board of directors of AG DOK.