Carsten Aanonsen has produced over 200 documentaries, commercials and short films since the beginning of his career in 1990. He started his career in Norwegian Broadcast Corp (NRK) in 1986 as a trainee. Together with partner Knut Eide, Carsten enjoyed 10 successful years in Eureka Film & TV producing corporate films, commercials and documentaries for TV. In 1998 they founded Indie Film feeling the time was right to dedicate their time solely to documentaries. Carsten is a 2006 EAVE Master Class graduate, where he attended with a scholarship from The Norwegian Film Institute. Over the years Carsten has also attended courses like Media’s Television Business School and Cartoon Finance. In 2004 he received the Red Cross Humanitarian Award for the documentary series The Institution (NRK 2004). His feature doc Pushwagner received the Norwegian Amanda for best visual effects in 2012. Carsten is the first Norwegian producer to be invited to pitch at both Good Pitch Europe and Hot Docs Forum. In 2014 he released the short doc Club 7 and at IDFA 2014, both the feature doc Ballet Boys & Ida’s Diary (Mid-length competition).