Dr Inge Sorensen
- Lecturer in Media Policy (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)
- Screen funding, production, distribution and industries
- VoD, streaming, and the multiplatform strategies of European Public Service Media
- New documentary forms, especially interactive documentaries, docugames, ARGs and VR
- Academic video, interactive learning and Moving Image Education.
- Social TV, ‘second screen’ and mobile media content
- Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding of screen projects
Inge received a MPhil (Distinction) in Media and Culture from the John Logie Baird Centre, University of Glasgow, in 1998, and then worked for a decade as an award-winning producer of documentaries and factual programmes for BBC, Channel 4, STV, Five and National Geographic. In 2011 she produced the tartan noir feature film TimeLock. Inge was awarded her PhD for the thesis, Documentary in a Multiplatform Context, from University of Copenhagen in February 2013 and joined CCPR as a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Digital Economy & Culture. Inge is now a Lecturer in Media Policy.
Inge gives evidence and advice to the Scottish government’s inquiry into the Screen Sector in Scotland (2016 & 2018) and Ofcom. She is a member of the Steering Group for Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry Days, the European Documentary Network’s task force as well as a Scottish Screen (now Creative Scotland) accredited Lead Practitioner in Moving Image Education.
Inge regularly comments on British media, documentary and new digital funding and distribution forms in Danish national radio (24/7), television (Deadline & TV2News) and writes for the Danish, French and Brazilian press.
Principal Investigator on Commissioning Creativity and Funding Film, funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh workshop grant (grant number: 172518) and a University of Glasgow Impact Accelleator Award (grant number: 190784-59). The project held three international workshops with screen funders and commissioners from smaller Northern European screen economies in order to share knowledge about the possibilities and problems posed by digital production and distribution in an increasingly commercial and global mediascape. The workshops involves academics from University of Glasgow and University of Copenhagen, and screen funders from Scotland (Creative Scotland), Denmark (Danish Screen and New Danish Screen), Sweden (Swedish Film Institute), Norway (the Norwegian Film Institute) and the Netherlands (Screen NL). The workshop grant is a collaboration with Associate Professor Eva Novrup Redval at Department of Film & Media at University of Copenhagen. 2016-2017.
Principal Investigator on The Revival of Live TV Across Platforms and Devices, a work package funded by a grant from CREATe (RCUK’s Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy). 2015- 2016.
Dr Deborah Lewer (Art History) and I received a grant from the University's KE fund to scope a collaboration and KE around audiovisual museum and city tour apps with an international audioguide production house. 2015.
Inge's office hours are on Thursday's 10-12.
- Convenor of Research Methods 1 & 2 core courses for CCPR’s Media Management and MSC and Creative Industries and Cultural Policy MSc programmes.
- Contributor to CICP’s Creative Lives, (CCPR), Issues of Audience Management (CCPR) and Film and TV’s MLitt’s core course (FTV).
- Member of the European Documentary Network’s task force as well as a Scottish Screen (now Creative Scotland) accredited Lead Practitioner in Moving Image Education.
- Member of the Steering Group for Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry Days
- Editor of the pioneering online journal for academic videos Audiovisual Thinking
- A Scottish Screen (now Creative Scotland) accredited Lead Practitioner in Moving Image Education.
Conferences and papers
- Sørensen, I. E. (2018) Body Politics and the Body Politic. Film policy, screen agencies and interventions in the case of sexual harassment in Zentropa. Paper presented at Cultural Transformations symposium, University of Aarhus, Denmark, August 2018.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2018) ‘Why Automatic funding sucks’ Approaches to automatic and selective funding in Northern Europe. Paper presented at Media Industries Conference, London April 2018.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2017) Automatic and selective funding in Northern Europe. Paper presented at ICA, San Diego, May 2017.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2016) Social and Sensibility. The (d)evolution of British Public Service Media’s guidelines and codes of conduct across platforms. Paper presented at AoIR, Berlin, October 2016.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2015) Falling Between Platforms. PSB on Social Media. Paper presented at ECREA 2014 Digital Communications workgroup in Salzburg, November 2015.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2015) The Revival of Live TV. Paper presented at New Directions in Film and Television conference in Bristol, April 2015.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2014) The Revival of Live TV. Paper presented at ECREA 2014 conference in Lisbon, November 2014.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2014) Live TV in a Multiplatform Context. Paper presented at RIPE@2014 conference in Tokyo, August 2014.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2014) Peer to Peer, or Mine to Mine. Invited speaker at Moneylab conference, Institute of Networked Cultures, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Marts 2014.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2013) Channels as Content Curators. Invited speaker at Television 3.0 conference in Stockholm, Sweden, November 2013.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2013) Channels as Content Curators. Invited speaker at CCPR’s Reading and Research group, November 2013.
- Sørensen, I. E. & David S.C. Griffith (2013) Invited speakers at Glasgow Media Access Centres New Producers’ scheme Foot in the Door. October 2013.
- Novrup Redval, E. & Sørensen, I. E. (2013) Commissioning Creativity. Co-organisation of paper symposium on the practical and theoretical aspects of commissioning and funding film and new talent in collaboration with New Danish Screen and the Creative Media Industry’s network at Copenhagen University. Inge also presented the paper 'Channels as Content Curators' at this event.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2013) Workshops on Ethical Microbudget Filmmaking, goNORTH Festival, Inverness, UK.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2013) Moderator of a crowdfunding symposium with Anthony Baxter at goNORTH Festival, Inverness, UK.
- Mandrup, A. & Sørensen, I. E. (2012) Crowdfunding Symposium at the Danish Filmschool, Denmark. Co-organisation and hosting of a one-day conference and industry event on crowdfunding for the Danish Film School.
- Jerslev, A & Sørensen, I. E. (2011) Looking for Reality – Looking at Reality. Copenhagen University. Co-organisation and hosting an international academic conference at Copenhagen University in October 2011.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2011). Akademisk video og audiovisuell mediering i en høyere utdanningskontekst (Audiovisual mediation in further education). Paper presented at the Didaktikk & Teknologi conference Lillehammer, Norway.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2010) The Documentary Business. Paper at MeCCSA Conference, LSE, London, UK.
- Eriksson, T., Marttila, S., Klein Shagir, O., Sørensen, I. E. (2010) What is Audiovisual Thinking? Poster at MeCCSA Conference, LSE, London, UK.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2010) What is Academic Video? Paper at MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, University of Glasgow, UK.
- Sørensen, I. E. (2009) Video Ambushing in Documentary. Paper at Visible Evidence Conference, UCS, Los Angeles, USA.
Dissemination in the media
2010: Regular contributor and commentator on British media, Scottish Affairs and politics in in Danish national radio ( DR P1 and 24/7) and television (DR Nyheder, Deadline and TV2News). Expert interviewee on digital funding and distribution forms and digital documentary forms in the Danish broadsheets Politiken, Information and Kristeligt Dagblad as ell an in Brazilian media.
2014: Skal Skotland være Uafhængigt? (Will Scotland become independent?). Analysis of the Independence referendum campaign 2014 in the Danish national broadsheet Politiken, February 18th 2014.
2010: Britiske politikere tweeter som aldrig før (British politicians are tweeting like never before). Analysis of the use of social media in the UK 2010 election campaign in the Danish broadsheet Politiken, April 27th 2010.
2010: Contributor on 'TV i virkeligheden' 'TV in reality'. A 3x60’ radio series about Contemporary American TV Drama. DR P1. Transmissions: June 2010.
1998: Værn om Virkeligheden (Guard Reality). Article on Sheffield International Documentary Festival 1998 in the Danish broadsheet Politiken.
Broadcast & film - selected credits
Timelock, Producer, Timelock Productions. A 93’ theatrical feature film. Thriller starring Alton Milne & John Gilmour. Director: David S.C. Griffith. Release: 2013.
*** Winner of Best Feature at the Terror Film Festival Awards 2014.
Firefighters, Series Producer, Saltire Films. A 6x30’ observational documentary series for BBC Scotland that follows the life and work of the fire fighters and trainees of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Europe’s largest fire brigade. Transmission: From 12th September 2006.
*** ‘Pick of the day’ in the Herald, the Scotsman, Radio Times, Daily Record, Courier & Advertiser, The Sun, the Herald’s Guide, Sunday Mail and Sunday Times
*** Today’s Choice in Radio Times, 12/09/06: ‘Burly of frame and brazen of tone... beautiful.’
David Belcher, the Herald, 13/09/06: ‘Firefighters is uniquely revelatory; don’t miss an episode.’
Asylum – A Place of Refuge, Associate Producer, Saltire Films. A 60’ documentary for BBC Scotland about five asylum seekers in Glasgow. Transmission: 3rd November 2005.
*** Shortlisted by the BBC for Amnesty International Media Award 2006
*** Winner of the Scottish Refugee Council’s Media Award 2006
Head on Backwards, Producer, Timelock Media, Glasgow. A short drama about seeing and saying things backwards. Director David S C Griffith starring Alton Milne. Release at selected TV channels, 2008.
Last Train to Beechwood, Producer, Hopscotch Films,Glasgow. A 30’ documentary for Scottish Screen, Scottish TV and Grampian TV about childhood, growing up and apart. The film follows the reunion of four 40-somethings who ran the world largest tinplate train set as children. Transmission: 14th July 2004 and 29th December 2005.
*** Stephen McGinty, The Scotsman, 14/07/04: ‘A wonderful ride with the eccentric childhood of Nicholas Oddy as the destination…a unique, moving and bitter-sweet film.’
*** Ian Bell, The Herald, 14/07/04: ‘A film as charming for its pointlessness as for anything else.’
*** ‘Special Mention’ at the International Film Festival Cinerail in Paris 2006
*** On exhibition at The Danish National Museum for Photo Art, Denmark, March-April 2007
When Daddy Came Marching Home, Producer, Hopscotch Films. A 2x30’ social history documentary series for Border Television about fathers returning from WWII and the difficulty this caused in family life. The series was my original idea. Transmission: August 2004.
Jessie M King, Producer, Hopscotch Films. A 30’ arts documentary for Border Television about the life of the artist, Jessie M King. Transmission: June 2004.
Bye Child, Associate Producer, Poetry in Motion, Glasgow. Bernard Mac Laverty’s cinematic adaptation of Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney’s famous poem.
*** Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film 2004 and winner of Scottish BAFTA 2004 for ‘Best New Director’***
The Clash of the Celtic Giants, Insert Director, Extreme Productions, Belfast. A 2x30’ OB on the annual Highland Games and strongman competition in Northern Ireland for BBC Northern Ireland. I was a Researcher on this annual programme in 2000 and Insert Director in 2002. Transmissions: July 2000 & 2002.
Top Dogs, Assistant Producer, Ideal World Productions. A 6x30’ observational ‘dogumentary’ for BBC Scotland. Top Dogs was my original idea. Transmission: Autumn 2001.
Bits Assistant, Producer/Researcher, Ideal World. Series 4 of Channel 4 Later’s computer games review show. Transmission: September-December 2000.