Mikael Opstrup, a dedicated documentarist since making of his first documentary – now hidden from the public in his cellar. In 1979 he graduated in film from the University of Copenhagen. Most of the 1980s Mikael worked in distribution and theatrical release of documentaries. Attended script writing at the Danish Film School in 1988. Worked as freelance producer and production manager up through the 1990s. Organized the film festival Films from the South in 1995 - 98. Made a desk cross-over in 1998 - 2002, working as production adviser at the Danish Film Institute. Attended EAVE in 1998/99. Since 2000 Mikael has worked as tutor at a large number of workshops and forums around Europe and in the Middle East. In 2002 – 2008 he was co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where he produced a number of international documentaries. Was board member of EDN from 2005 to 2008, the last year as chairman. From 2011-19 Mikael worked as Head of Studies at EDN where he also was the editor of ‘The EDN Co-production Guide’. Since 2009 Mikael has served as lead production tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop.