Petri Kemppinen has been CEO of the Fund since 2013. He has MA in Communication from University of Helsinki, a background in journalism and publishing before starting his television and film career in the mid-1990s. He spent nine years at The Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE, working among others as Commissioning Editor and Head of Youth Department. Between 2005 and 2013 he worked at The Finnish Film Foundation as Film Commissioner, Head of International Affairs and Development and finally Head of Production. He was a member of Eurimages' Board of Management 2006-2013.
Torleif Hauge has 40 years experience in the film industry in Norway. In 2007 Hauge set up a new company Fender Film where he produced a couple of low budget feature films, while working as line producer on other projects. From 2009 he worked as Production advisor at the Norwegian Film Institute, a position he held for two and a half year.
Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes has studied English and Film & Television Science at the University Colleges in Bø and Lillehammer. She started working in the film industry in 2000 at The Norwegian Film Institute. There she had various administrative jobs, was the Cinema Coordinator and did project work for Eurodok and Scandinavian Films. She has been with the Fund since 2008. Her main responsibilities are application handling and support, distribution support schemes and projects such as Nordic Talents.
Annika Pham has been a film trade journalist for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Letters in Civilization from University Paris X, France and a MA in Press and Communication from ECS School in Paris. She has a thorough knowledge of the European film industry, having worked as international editor for the French publication Le Film Français, then as UK and Italian correspondent before specialising on the Nordic region. Since 2007 she writes specifically for www.nordicfilmandtvnews.com and contributes to other film trade magazine and websites such as Le Film Francais and Cineuropa.
Karolina Lidin has more than 20 years of international experience within the field of short films and documentaries. She studied Linguistics, Communication & Film Studies at Copenhagen & Roskilde University. Her previous positions include Film Consultant and Head of Shorts and Documentaries at the Danish Film Institute, CEO of Filmkontakt Nord, Nordisk Panorama and Nordisk Forum – and she continues to tutor and moderate at international pitching and training sessions. She has been Documentary Advisor of the Fund since 2008.
Lise Løwholm has worked in the film industry since 1992 after graduating with a law degree from the University of Oslo. Before joining Nordisk Film & TV Fond in 2007 she worked among others at Norway's Audiovisual Production Fund, Norwegian Film Institute and at an independent production company. At the Fund she is Project Advisor for Documentaries, in addition to overseeing various administrative tasks related to the Fund's Board and Partners.
Salma Reiermark Karoliussen graduated as a producer from the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer in 2000. She has over 20 years of experience from film and TV production and comes from the position as Financial Controller at Cinenord Norway. Previously she has worked at Sound Factory and Dinamo Story on among others The Beautiful Country by Hans Petter Moland. She joined the Fund in 2017. Her main responsibilities include economy, project payments and office tasks.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond has an annual budget of approximately DKK 80 million.
One third the Fund's budget is contributed by the Nordic Council of Ministeres, one third by the Nordic Film Institutes and one third by the Nordic Television Companies who are the Parties of the Fund. The financial contribution is subject to the renewable five-year Agreement between The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Parties of the fund listed below.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond operates according to its Statutes, laid down by The Nordic Council of Ministers in consultation with the Parties.
The Board is appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It includes representatives of the Fund’s Parties, is composed of individuals who have insight into Nordisk Film & TV Fond's areas of work. At least two of the board members must have special expertise in the film industry, and at least two must have particular expertise in the television sector.
The Board consists of five members, one from each Nordic country, and their personal deputy board members. This is Nordisk Film & TV Fond's Board for the period 2017-2019:
Board of Directors
Stine Helgeland (Chairwoman)Norway
Åsa Sjöberg (Deputy Chariwoman)Sweden
Deputy Board Members
Jóhanna Margrét GísladóttirIceland
Nordisk Film & TV Fond's Statutes and Agreement with the Fund's Parties are available for download below. Also in this section our terms, conditions and personal data policy for our website.