DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival

Tutors and Moderators

HEAD OF INDUSTRY, PITCHING WORKSHOP TUTOR AND PITCHING FORUM MODERATOR

Danielle Schleif

Danielle Schleif began her career on productions for The Disney Channel, PBS and the Jim Henson Company.

In her years at HBO in the Documentary Department, she was associate producer on such award-winning documentary features as Balseros by Carles Bosch and Josep M. Domènech, Twist of Faith by Kirby Dick (2004) and Spellbound by Jeffrey Blitz (2002).

Since her arrival in Europe in 2005, she has collaborated as an executive producer on several projects, including 10.000 KM starring Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer, The Kingdom of Mister Edhi, by Amèlie Saillez, winner of the Télérama and the Silver at FIPA and this year’s end of the world doc La Fin du Monde, by Ventura Durall.

Schleif is also a freelance screenwriter whose work includes the Spanish-US coproduction Summer Camp and the English adaptation of Claudia Llosa’s upcoming feature Aloft, starring Cillian Murphy and Jennifer Connelly.

PITCHING WORKSHOP TUTOR AND PITCHING FORUM MODERATOR

Mikael Opstrup

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 Lead Production Tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop.

Board member of EDN – European Documentary Network – from 2005 to 2009, and Chairman from 2008-09. He is currently Head of Studies of EDN.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WORKSHOP TUTOR AND FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Joan Gonzàlez

Joan Gonzàlez has spent over 30 years working in the audiovisual sector. He received the EDN AWARD 2013 as recognition to a career devoted to the documentary industry.

He started his professional career at Miramar (TVE); he later became one of the initiators of Televisió de Catalunya as well as founder of the program "30 minuts", and contributed to the creation of Barcelona Televisió.

Executive producer, director and editor. He has produces more than 150 documentaries, some of them awarded at the Berlinale and selected in different Festivals like INPUT or Sundance.

He has been given workshops at several festivals and professional meetings: Encuentros de Cartagena (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia), DocsBarcelona + Medellín (Colombia), DocMontevideo (Uruguay), DocsBarcelona + Medellín (Colombia), Surdocs (Chile), among others.

He is  linked to the Pompeu Fabra University, he is the director of DocsBarcelona, director of DocsBarcelona+Medellín and the programmer of the Memorimage Festival.

ROUGH CUT SCREENINGS MODERATOR

Tue Steen Müller

Born in Denmark in 1947, Tue 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 2014 he received the EDN Award "for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture".

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 as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig.

From September 2007-2013 he taught at the Zelig Documentary Film School, Bolzano, Italy. He writes (almost) daily about documentaries in English on www.filmkommentaren.dk