Mikkel has produced and co-produced a number of feature films that have premiered in competition in Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and San Sebastian as well as won prices on numerous festivals all over the world. Mikkel has also co-produced the winning films of the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, Mikkel was selected as one of ‘Europe’s Young Masters’ by The Hollywood Reporter. Before that, he was appointed Producer on The Move by European Film Promotion during Cannes Film Festival and was shortlisted for the European Film Awards with SPARROWS, which was also chosen as the Icelandic candidate for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2015, Mikkel won the Golden Sea Shell at San Sebastian International Film Festival with SPARROWS (Rúnar Rúnarsson), premiered LOUDER THAN BOMBS (Joachim Trier) in competition in Cannes, and was honored by the international film magazine Screen International as a “Future Screen Leader”.
Mikkel Jersin graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2011 with a Master in film production. He also holds a bachelors degree from Copenhagen Business School in Business Communication and International Marketing.
Recently, Mikkel completed the EAVE – ‘Ties That Bind’ training programme in order to setup co-productions with Asia.