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Linda Hattendorff
Director/editor, New York, USA

Linda Hattendorf's documentary, "The Cats of Mirikitani" won the Audience Award at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Norwegian Peace Film Award at Tromsø International Film Festival 2007 and many other prizes in festivals worldwide. Her editing work has aired on PBS, A&E, and The Sundance Channel as well as in theatrical venues and many festivals. She edited the award-winning documentary 7th Street, Christina Lundberg's On the Road Home: A Spiritual Journey Guided by Remarkable Women, Nancy Recant's Jin Shin Jyutu, and Danny Schechter’s In Debt We Trust. She was Associate Editor on Frontline's Emmy-winning season premiere The Choice '96 and Barbara Kopple's Bearing Witness, Contributing Editor on POV’s American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii, a cameraperson on William Greaves' Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take 2 1/2, and a researcher for the Ken Burns series The West. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and holds degrees in Literature, Art History, and Media Studies.

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Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr
Filmmakers, Los Angeles, USA

Paolo Davanzo is an Associate Professor in the Film & Video Department of College of the Canyons with extensive experience in facilitating youth and community filmmaking programs, Paolo holds a BA Degree in Visual Arts & Political Science from UC San Diego and a Masters Degree in Film from Humboldt State University. He is the founder of the Human Rights Film Festival, the EPFC Youth Film Festival and the Polyester Prince Road Show. In June 2005, Paolo was Artist In Residence at the Triskell Art Center in Cork, Ireland, where he developed short film projects with local at-risk youth and adult African asylum-seekers.

Lisa is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and musician. In 2005, she developed and coordinated the City of Angels Youth Documentary Project and Look + Listen Youth Film Project for EPFC. She has a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

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Svein Andersen
Producer, Målselv, Norway

Svein Andersen is the director of FilmCamp and has over 30 years of experience in professional film production on regional, national, and international levels. Since 1975 he has developed himself as a filmmaker and has explored directing, producing, cinematography, and screenplay. His experience in working with approximately 100 film productions in numerous genres – including short film, documentary, commercial, experimental film, music video, TV drama, and feature film – gives him a comprehensive and well-rounded background.

Well-practiced in the field of film, Svein Andersen considers himself first and foremost a documentary film maker. He has both directed and done cinematography on a number of documentary films that have been shown at film festivals, in movie theaters, and on television – both at home and abroad. Among the themes of his documentaries are minorities and outsider-groups, democratic challenges, ethic dilemmas, and the relationship between people and nature. Svein has pedagogical experience in the field of film and has led many film courses and seminars. He has also been selected for various film panels, boards, committees, and juries. Additionally, Svein has been active for many years in film-politics on regional and national fronts. During his 30 years in the business he has fought for fair proportioning of the national film budget and has been very active in the struggle for support for North Norwegian short- and documentary films through the North Norwegian Film Forum and the North Norwegian Film Center. During the last few years he has spent much of his time establishing FilmCamp and in so doing has helped to secure a solid base for regional (and national) film production and TV drama production in North Norway. His goal is to create a sustainable, imaginative, vital, and dynamic film industry of international caliber in the Northern region.

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Susanne Stranddorf
Film producer, Copenhagen, Denmark

Susanne Stranddorf received her education in English and film and TV studies at Aarhus University in 2003. She has written and produced a number of short films in relation to her film education in Super8, and has been the administrator and production-leader on many theater productions.

Between 2004 and 2005 she was employed as the director of media and communication at an IT firm. After a short break from the film industry, Susanne returned to the world of cinema in 2005 and directed her first feature film. Since then, she has worked as production leader, production assistant, and statist-coordinator on different feature films in addition to being a producer at Station Next - a film school for young people - from 2005 to 2006. Susanne also completed her producer education from Filmproducer.DK in January, 2007.


Matthias Glasner
Film director, Berlin, Germany

Born in Hamburg, he worked at Hamburg Opera House and as a film projectionist. In 1993 Glasner, who was a musician in the band “homesweethome”, founded the Hamburg-based company Jack Film and Music Production. A year later, he made his feature film debut, “Die Mediocren”, which was shown in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 1995. In 1996 he and Jørgen Vogel founded the production company Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion. Glasner lives in Berlin. In Norway he was currently in the cinemas his fiction film “Der freie Wille” (The Free Will).