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Creative Director
Annette Brejner
+46 (0) 733 612 619

Annette has over two decades of experience in the film, television and digital media industries with a focus on kids content development. She has started, developed and been Head of The Financing Forum, which in 2016 celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Following the growth of both the Forum Event and the development in kids media content, Annette now holds the position as Creative Director, with emphasis on designing future industry activities and focusing on international partnerships. She maintains an ongoing dialogue with industry and national and international stakeholders, leads the development of the Forums initiatives, and reinforces the positioning of the Financing Forum within the industry.

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Cooperation partner The Opening Industry Day / Project Manager KIDS Regio        Viola Gabrielli
+49 160 680 6692

Viola Gabrielli is the co-host of The Opening Industry Day and supports the observers plus as a match maker.
As project manager at KIDS Regio she works as a lobbyist, network manager and media event curator. Before driving the lobby initiative, she was involved in the organization of Germany's Academy for Children's Media, a writer's labs for professionals developing children's film- and book projects along with its transmedia potentials. She started to consolidate her experience on the Children's film sector by working for the German Children's Media Festival GOLDEN SPARROW. Viola holds a M.A. degree in Culture Studies and English from the University of Leipzig.
KIDS Regio represents an initiative designed for the industry professionals in film for children & youth with the objective to build a strong, vital and diverse children's film culture in Europe that is visible and accessible


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Programme Manager
Amila Cirkinagic
+45 2247 9111

Amila is Programme Manager of the Forum and responsible for coordinating the meetings between financiers/decision makers/experts and producers.

She holds an MA in Film Science. Also works as programmer and coordinator at Sarajevo Film Festival. From 2009 to 2013 she was the Market Coordinator at Nordisk Panorama and has also worked on several documentary and film projects. Is an avid gamer and loves new gadgets. 




Project Manager
Lennart Ström
+46 (0) 708 768 951

Lennart is Project Manager at the Forum and is also responsible for coordinating the two-day Pitching Events and related contact with the selected producer teams.

Lennart Ström has been in the film business since the mid 80’s with many different hats, as Festival director, Producer, Project Manager, Researcher and Cleaner.



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Operations Manager
Catherine Champagne
+46 (0) 764 087 403


Catherine is Operations Manager at the Forum and is also responsible for coordinating the two-day Pitching Events and related contact with the selected producer teams.

Born and raised in the Montreal area (Canada), Catherine moved to Sweden in 2010 to complete a Master degree in Film and Media Producing at Lunds Universitet. Prior to that, she obtained a bachelor degree in Business Administration at HEC Montréal, specializing in marketing and international business. Catherine also drives the production company POP! Media located in Malmö.


Junior Coordinator

Maritte Sørensen
+45 3117 05776


Maritte will be working in close relation with the Project Manager and will be the first point of contact for observers. She holds an MA in film and media production from the University of Lund. She has been involved in several film festivals in the south of Sweden with her home base at Lund Fantastic Film Festival, where she programmes and is Head of the Board. More recently she joined the board of the European Fantastic Film Federation. Maritte has twice previously participated at The Forum as a volunteer.