About us - Team And Partners

Our Team

Nordisk Film & TV Fond's team consist of six employees and a writer/editor for the Fund's division; www.nordicfilmandtvnews.com.

Here you will find everyones direct contact details. Expand the box for phone numbers and a short presentation of each member of the team and their tasks.

Photos by: Birgit Solhaug. High res versions are available upon request.

Liselott Forsman

CEO +47 64 00 60 80 #4 / M +358 40 754 4513 liselott@nftvfond.com

Liselott Forsman is the CEO of the Fund. As Yle’s International Drama Executive and EBU’s Head of Fiction Group, her focus was on international collaboration and media strategies. When Head of Fiction at Swedish Yle, she commissioned and co-produced feature films, drama series and content for young audiences. Her MA combines film, drama and TV studies. Liselott has been a speaker at forums on five continents, lectured at European master educations, produced drama and documentaries, and written for TV, radio and stage. She’s co-founded and headed the international event Helsinki Script. As the manager of the Fund she answers for funding decisions and the overall strategy.

Torleif Hauge

Project Advisor - Fiction, Film Cultural Initiatives +47 64 00 60 80 #2 / M +47 90 10 80 80 torleif@nftvfond.com

Torleif Hauge has been with the Fund since 2012. He has more than 40 years’ experience from the Norwegian film industry. He started as production assistant and worked his way through lighting, grip, camera, editing and production departments on many feature films. He has also produced commercials and feature films. As the Fund’s Project Advisor for Fiction he takes part in the assessing of film and TV fiction applications together with the Fund’s CEO. The job also includes application processing and following up on producers that have received funding. He is also the advisor for Film Cultural Initiatives.

Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes

Project Manager - Distribution, Application Support, Nordic Talents +47 64 00 60 80 #1 / M: +47 99 72 19 60 ann-sophie@nftvfond.com

Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes has a degree in English and Film & TV Science from the University Colleges in Bø and Lillehammer. After 8 years of working at the Norwegian Film Institute she joined Nordisk Film & TV Fond in 2008. As the Fund’s Project Manager her tasks includes application handling and support, processing of distribution and dubbing applications and following up on distributors that have received funding. She manages various projects and events like Nordic Distribution Boost and Nordic Talents, as well as content on the Fund’s web site.

Annika Pham

Writer / Editor M +44 78 08 26 25 48 / Skype: annikapham annika@strategicfilm.com

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 Variety.

Karolina Lidin

Documentary Advisor +47 64 00 60 80 #3 / M: +45 21 68 55 13 karolina@nftvfond.com

Karolina Lidin has 25+ years of international experience within the field of short films and documentaries. 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. Since 2008 she is the Fund’s Documentary Advisor. Together with the Project Advisor for Documentaries she assesses applications concerning production of documentaries.

Lise Løwholm

Project Advisor - Documentaries, Administration +47 64 00 60 80 #3 / M: +47 92 44 87 78 lise@nftvfond.com

Lise Løwholm has worked in the film industry since 1992 after graduating with a Master of Laws from the University of Oslo. Before joining Nordisk Film & TV Fond in 2007 she worked among others at the Norwegian Film Institute and at an independent production company. As the Fund’s Project Advisor for Documentaries she takes part in the assessing of documentary applications together with the Documentary Advisor. Her job also includes application processing and following up on producers that have received funding. In addition, she has various administrative tasks related to the Fund's Board and Partners.

Salma Reiermark Karoliussen

Economy and Office Controller +47 64 00 60 80 #4 / M: +47 91 33 77 65 salma@nftvfond.com

Salma Reiermark Karoliussen joined the Fund in 2017. She graduated as a producer from the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience from film and TV production. She has worked at Sound Factory, Dinamo Story and Cinenord Norway. As the Fund’s Economy and Office controller her main responsibilities includes office tasks, economy and project payments. She also coordinates the Nordic Council Film Prize.


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 Ministers, one third by the Nordic Film Institutes and one third by the Other Financing Partners 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.

Nordic Council of Ministers


Danish Film Institute


TV2 Denmark


Finnish Film Foundation


Icelandic Film Centre


Sýn hf - Stø∂ 2




Norwegian Film Institute


TV2 Norway


Discovery Networks Norway - TVNorge


Swedish Film Institute


Discovery Networks Sweden - Kanal 5


C More


NENT Group


The Board

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 2020-2022:

Board of Directors
Ane Mandrup Pedersen Denmark
Lasse Saarinen (Chairperson) Finland
Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson Iceland
Christopher Haug Norway
Kristina Colliander (Deputy Chairperson) Sweden
Deputy Board Members
Lars Fredenslund Høgsberg Denmark
Karoliina Kivijärvi Finland
Þórhallur Gunnarsson Iceland
Eivind Landsverk Norway
Anna Croneman Sweden
Fund's CEO
Liselott Forsman


Nordisk Film & TV Fond's Statutes and Agreement with the Fund's Parties are available for download below. Also in this section the Fund's Vision and Privacy Statement and the Terms & Conditions for our website.