DocPoint IMPACT is organised by DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry. which aims at creating visibility, appreciation and new audiences for creative documentary films. The DocPoint society wants to strengthen the distribution of documentary films and their role in public discussion.
The society works on principles of high quality and work ethics, internationality, strengthening of civil society and impact of its events. It also pledges to be a good employer on a field of culture.
The mentors and workshop trainers of DocPoint IMPACT 2019 are Swedish Anna J Ljungmark and Danish Ove Rishøj Jensen. The workshops are held in co-operation with Nordisk Panorama.
Anna has been part of the film industry since 1994, mainly working as producer but also as a commissioning editor. Since 10 years she is a pioneer within new media and have founded ground-breaking arenas such as BoostHbg and SWIM. She is currently involved in several projects as a creative producer and as a strategist, with clients such as The Swedish Film Institute, artist duo Lundahl & Seitl and BritDoc/ Good Pitch. Anna is found at the Copenhagen office as well as at House of Real Sweden, based in Malmoe.
Ove has programmed a large number of workshops, development programs and pitching forums at EDN. This include initiatives with focus on new media, impact and distribution, project development and dramaturgy. He has also been in charge of collaborations with European Film Market/Berlinale, Sunny Side of the Doc, Cinema Verite Tehran, Fresh Pitch China, Getting Real and IDFA. In addition he has collaborated with a large number of documentary organisations and festivals with tailor made focuses and special industry events