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Björn Jensen
Film / Funk, Literatur, Journalist

For 30 years, Björn worked as supervising producer, executive producer and consultant on more than 90 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. For 6 years he was as treasurer in the board of directors of AG DOK (the largest association of indepentent film professionals in Germany) and 3 years in the Executive Board of the European Documentary Network (EDN).

He was consultant for the distinguished market Sunny Side of the Doc for the Asian region and is Head of International Feature Film Co-Production for the Chinese production company China Film Assist. With Ginger Foot Films he offers consulting services to documentary and feature film producers in the areas of development, financing, production and distribution. For German Documentaries Björn Jensen organizes delegations of German independent documentary producers to international festivals and markets.

He ist expert of the Creative Europe program of the European Union and member of the tax expert committee of the German Cultural Council. He has been appointed Senior Consultant to the Golden Panda International Documentary Festival (China) and Senior International Advisor for the "Youth Elite Cultivation Plan for International Media" (China).

Björn moderates panel discussions and pitchings. He is Academical Director of the Asian-European training initiative DOCROADS, holds an instructor certificate (IHK), teaches at film schools in Europe and Asia and holds regularily international workshops in production, financing and pitching.

Since 2018 he works as VP Business Development for Reef Distribution, one of the leading world wide distributors for 360 degree immersive fulldome films.


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Lebenslauf
1985-1989
Diverse Praktika und Jobs: Telenorm Film, Bavaria Filmstudios, BR, SAT1, RTL
1986-1987
Reisen durch die USA
Filmkurse in Chicago
Gasthörer an der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
1987-1990
Studium der Germanistik und Anglistik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
1990-1991
Freier Autor, Regisseur und Aufnahmeleiter
1990-1991
Freier PR-Berater für Unternehmensberatungen
1992-2006
Herstellungsleiter der Kick Film GmbH München
2002-2004
MBA Studium an der University of Southern Queensland, Australien
2006
Gründung GINGER FOOT FILMS Björn Jensen
2006
Selbstständiger Autor und Produzent
Dozent an der Macromedia Fachhochschule für Medien in München und Stuttgart, der Medienakademie Geiselgasteig und Movie College München
2007-2010
Produzent und Coproduzent:
Under the Ice (Dokumentarfilm)
Wohin ist, der ich war und bin (Animation)
Die Fäden müssen bleiben (Dokumentation)
Comfort Women (Dokumentarfilm)
Eden of Manila (Spielfilm)
The Debt (Spielfilm)
2007-2012
Herstellungsleiter und Berater verschiedener Dokumentarfilme und Spielfilme, u.a.
Gekaufte Wahrheit / Scientists under Attack (Kinodokumentarfilm)
Carajas (Spielfilm)
Hidden Children (Dokumentarfilm)
Herstellungsleiter:
Kent Nagano und das Montreal Symphonie Orchester (Kinodokumentarfilm)
Hidden Children (Dokumentarfilm)
''Ich bin dein Labyrinth!'' - Wolfgang Rihm. Nietzsche. Dionysos (Dokumentarfilm)
Wolfgang Rihm. Dionysos. Szenen und Dithyramben. Eine Opernfantasie (Opernaufzeichnung)
Zwischen Himmel und Erde (Spielfilm) - Postproduction Supervisor
Die Farbe des Goldes (Dokumentarfilm)
2010
Seit 2010 als Schatzmeister im Bundesvorstand der AG DOK
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