Former Danish Film Institute director Mona Jensen and Gunnar Svensrud, a former consultant for the Norwegian Film Institute, have launched an Oslo-based production and consultancy outfit Vitofilm.

"After spending many years in the industry we both have networks that we believe can be useful," Svensrud told Screendaily. "Many Norwegian directors don't have an international network and we hope to provide this through Vitofilm."

The company aims to develop its own projects eventually but will: "start out as a consultancy covering everything that is relevant to production," Svensrud said.

Vitofilm has established offices at Norsk Filmpark at Jar in Oslo, Norway.