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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. Following the growth of both the Forum Event and the high speed development within kids media content, Annette is now holding 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. 


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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.


Project Manager
Bengta Dahlsjö
+ 46 (0) 730 676 490

Bengta is the Project Manager of the Forum and is responsible for managing its base operations.

She holds a BA in Project Management with a focus in Art and Culture. She has experience in organizing different events and projects in the cultural sector. For the past two years she has been working at the play house Ystads Teater as a communications and technical manager.


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Fanny Hoberg 
+46 (0) 723 946 292

Fanny is an intern at the Forum and she’ll be helping out with social media, observers’ accreditations and volunteers.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual communication from Malmö University with a focus in film. During her studies she also spent some time as an intern at the documentary film company WG Film, where she worked as a production assistant on Becoming Zlatan (2016). She has also worked at the Malmö Arab Film Festival and was a volunteer at Doc Lounge and Nordisk Panorama.