Copenhagen’s CPH PIX is mourning the death of its head of programming Thure Monkholm, who has died at the age of 36.
Jacob Neiiendam, CPH PIX festival director, said in a statement: “We are in shock and grief over the loss of Thure Munkholm this weekend. He’s been our head of programming for six years, and I had known him for even longer.
“His encyclopedic knowledge of and burning passion for film have been the backbone of our programme. It will be incredibly difficult to pull off this year’s festival without him, but we know that is what he would have wanted.”
This year’s festival runs April 9-22.
Before joining CPH PIX in 2009, Munkholm was part of the programming team at CPH:DOX for three years and had been running his own film magazine Mifune from 2003-2007 when it was merged with another film publication,Ekko. He also edited a report on 10 years of the Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen.