Ib Bondebjerg is professor, PhD in film and media studies, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen. He has a background in Scandinavian Studies but has since 1988 done research and taught courses on Danish, Scandinavian and European film and television, both in Denmark and internationally.

He was the chairman of The Danish Film Institute (1997-2000) and Center for Modern European Studies (2008-2011), and he is editor in chief of Palgrave Macmillan’s book series Palgrave European Film and Media Studies (2013-). He has published numerous articles and books on film and television, including Television in Scandinavia (ed. 1996), Moving Images, Culture and the Mind (ed. 2000), The Danish Directors. Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema (co-ed., 2001), The Danish Directors. III. Dialogues on a New Documentary Cinema (co-ed, 2013) and Engaging with Reality. Documentary and Globalization (2013).