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Since 2004 the creative direction and management of DOK Leipzig Festival have been the responsibility of Claas Danielsen.
He was born in 1966 in the city of Hamburg and studied documentary film direction at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). He realized 7 films; some of them were awarded at international film festivals and broadcasted in European television.
Since 1999 Claas Danielsen developed and established the European education programme "Discovery Campus" (today: Documentary Campus) for documentary filmmakers. He was a board member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm (ag.dok) and of the European Documentary Network (EDN).
Claas Danielsen has served on jurys of several international film festivals, is part of the allocation commitee of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (Media Fund) and acts as adviser for the European Film Academy.