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

Annette has started, developed and been Head of The Financing Forum, which in 2016 celebrated its 10th anniversary, since the beginning. 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.

The FF Office is run on a daily basis by Operations Manager Catherine Champagne and Programme Manager Amila Cirkinagic.

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Cooperation Partner / Project Manager KIDS Regio              
Viola Gabrielli

+49 160 680 6692

KIDS Regio presents a lobby initiative for producers and distributors of high quality and multi-faceted European Children's Films. Thus, the initiative supports the professionals who work infilm for children and youth and forms a platform to strengthen existing networks and define solutions to improve the status, transfer and variety of European productions, co-productions and distributions for children and youth. KIDS Regio particularly supports original live action feature films for children, which offers a wide variety of stories, genres and styles. KIDS Regio is the brainchild of Cine Regio, the Network of regional film funding institutions and is supported by the Central German Regional Film Fund (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MDM) and the Thuringian State Chancellery (Thüringer Staatskanzlei).

To find out more, visit the KIDS Regio website at


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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.