Silje Riise Næss is the new Feature Film Commissioner at the DFI, Anders Nylander takes on the same position at the SFI, and Eirin Gjørv is Documentary Film Commissioner at the NFI.
Silje Riise Næss is currently feature Film and TV drama commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute. She will take on her new job at the Danish Film Institute (DFI) on January 1st, 2019, in replacement of Morten Giese.
Her previous positions include Head of Programming at Oslo’s House of Literature and Marketing Manager at Arthaus Distribution. Claus Ladegaard, CEO at the DFI sees Næss’ broad cultural background is a major asset for the Danish film body.
Anders Nylander is one of Sweden’s most established editors. His credit includes the TV series Farang, Modus, Thicker than Water and films Superswede and Walk with Me. Kristina Colliander, Head of the Production department at the Swedish Film Institute said: “Anders has cut over 50 films and TV shows and has a great knowledge of the storyteller's challenges and opportunities. A knowledge that extends from early script development to completion in the editing room. I look forward to Anders’ contribution to Swedish film and I’m convinced he will be an excellent feature film commissioner.” Nylander replaces Calle Marthin and will take on his new position on December 1st, 2018.
Eirin Gjørv has a varied and long experience in Norwegian film, having worked as director, producer and impact strategist. Most recently she worked at Sant & Usant where she produced the films Exit and The Borneo Case among others.
Sindre Guldvog, CEO at the Norwegian Film Institute said he welcomes Gjørv’s wide industry experience and particular talent in helping documentary filmmakers identify and clarify the strategy for their films. Gjørv will take over from the current Documentary commissioner Lars Løge from January 1st 2019.