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2017

Sunny Side 2017, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Sheffield 2017, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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MIPTV 2017, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Asiadocs 2017, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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19. - 22. June 2017
Organization of the German delegation to Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle - the best place in the world to find partners for a documentary film project of any genre in TV and cinema. A big success was the German Documentaries Drinks invitation.
10. - 12. June 2017
Organization of the German delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), where German Documentaries hosts a popular reception every year in a popular local pub.
02. - 08. June 2017
Organization of the German delegation to Copro Israel in Tel Aviv.
05. - 07. May 2017
Bjoern Jensen is one of the experts at the the industry forum of Dok.Fest Munich.
01. - 06. April 2016
Organization of a German delegation to MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, France. MIPTV is the largest international trade fair for television programs. For many years German Documentaries is represented with a booth, where buyers and sellers can meet and program catalogues, flyers and trailer are being presented. German Documentaries co-hosted networking drinks at the German stand.
24. February- 06. March 2017
Tutor with ASIA DOC in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Organized by Doc Monde.
10. - 14. February 2017
Visiting Berlin International Film Festival 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
Attending IDFA International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. 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
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WCSFP 2015, (c) Ginger Foot Films
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Idfa 2015, (c) John Warburton
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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
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Berlinale 2015, (c) AG DOK
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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.