Mette Hjort is Professor of Film Studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen. Previously she was Chair Professor of Visual Studies and Associate Vice President of Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Among other things, Mette is the author of Small Nation, Global Cinema (2005) and the editor, with Ursula Lindqvist, of A Companion to Nordic Cinema (2016).
Petar Mitric is a PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. His thesis focuses on the second generation of co-production treaties and co-production agreements in Europe. He is also an independent producer, with a number of official co-productions in development. Petar holds degrees in film history, from the Central European University in Budapest, and global studies awarded jointly by the Roskilde University and Vienna University. He attained experience in the European film industry during his residency at the Danish Film Institute, European film fund Eurimages, MEDIA Desk Austria, and while working as a producer for production companies in Vienna and Belgrade. In addition to his work with the Co-production Research Network, Petar has been active within the MeCETES research project and the French research association CineCoSA. He is the author of a number of articles and reports on film policies and film financing, and has curated several film programmes. Currently, he is co-running the production company “IGNIS” in Belgrade (Serbia) and developing the audience design project “CineLine“ in Vienna in collaboration with the Austrian production company “Nina Kusturica Projects”. Petar is an active member of SCMS and NECS.
Sofie has a MA in Media Science and Theatre Research at University of Aarhus and University of Copenhagen. Based in Copenhagen Sofie has worked internationally with films since 2002. With a combined background of film financing, acquisition, distribution, VOD, film rights and co- production she participated in 2011 in the prestigious film business program Inside Pictures. Recently worked on the Academy-award-winning movie IDA (by Pawel Pawlikowski) as Associate Producer.IDA won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and 68 other film-prizes including 5 EFA-awards and a BAFTA. Nowadays IDA is sold to more than 65 countries.
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