NORDISK PANORAMA Names New Director

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Søren Steen Poulsen has been appointed managing director of Nordisk Panorama, the premiere festival and marketplace for documentaries and shorts produced and/or co-produced in the Scandinavian countries of Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Poulsen joins the Nordisk Panorama team on May 1, replacing Katrine Kiilgaard, who leaves the organization at the end of March, after having run it successfully for 15 years.

About Soren Steen Poulsen

Søren Steen Poulsen originally graduated as a psychologist, but soon turned to film production at the documentary production company Film & Lyd in Copenhagen back in 1995. Since then, he served for eight years as director of the regional film center Filby Aarhus and The West Danish Film Fund, creating better conditions for film production the region. He comes to Nordisk Panorama from a job as Head of Innovation at VIA University College, where he worked with film and storytelling in new innovative solutions addressing societal challenges.

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“It is with both enthusiasm and humbleness that I take over the position as director of Nordisk Panorama after Katrine Kiilgaard. Katrine and her team have done a tremendous job in making Nordisk Panorama the indispensable exponent and meeting place for Nordic short and documentary films. I am looking forward to heading a well trimmed Nordic festival which has continuously proved itself as the professional and dedicated forum for everyone who loves and works with Nordic documentaries and shorts. I am looking forward to being part of the promotion of significant Nordic stories,” Poulsen says.

Chairman of the Nordisk Panorama board, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, says: “It is with great excitement that the board of Nordisk Panorama announces the hiring of Søren Steen Poulsen. We were fortunate to have quite a number of very qualified applicants and we think Søren is extremely capable of working with us to bring the organisation forward and move into new terrains.”

Festival Information

The Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival takes place annually in September in Malmo, Sweden. The dates for this year are September 18-23, 2015. For more information about the Festival, visit the Nordisk Panorama Website.

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