The Danish Film Institute has made a string of appointments to some of its key positions.
Influential managing director Henning Camre has had his six-year contract prolonged another two years until 2006. He has been the key to the restructuring and development of the new film policy at the institute since 1998.
At the same time the Film Institute's department for marketing and promotion has appointed Lizette Gram as International festival relations manager. Gram comes to the new position from Trust Film Sales/Zentropa Productions where she has worked as PR and marketing manager on such films as Italian For Beginners, Minor Mishaps and Dogville. She will be working closely with the head of the department, Maja Dyekjaer Giese, on the promotion of Danish films abroad. The new festival department will start working on Aug1.
Replacing film commissioner Vinca Wiedemann - who has become artistic director of the new Talent Development Fund (Screen Daily, July 3) - is Sweden's Lena Hansson who is moving from her similar job at the Swedish Film Institute (SFI). She was previously head of production at the SFI, but has also backed a number of Danish films with Swedish co-producers. Hansson will start on Sep15.