New Head of Talent Scheme


Mette Damgaard-Sørensen is appointed new artistic director of the talent development scheme New Danish Screen.

The future head of New Danish Screen, Mette Damgaard-Sørensen, comes from a position as principal at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. She has served as film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute and has worked as screenwriter and script and development consultant on feature films and TV series. Early in her career, Damgaard-Sørensen was editor in chief of the Danish film magazine Ekko and worked as a film critic. She is a graduate of Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Claus Ladegaard, head of Production & Development at the Danish Film Institute, says:

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mette Damgaard-Sørensen as new artistic director of New Danish Screen. She has extensive experience in film and television – as a facilitator, organiser, film commissioner, writer, and as principal at the European Film College. Having met with talents in many contexts and in various media, Mette Damgaard-Sørensen will be an asset to the Danish Film Institute’s work with professional talent in film, television and trans-media.”

Mette Damgaard-Sørensen succeeds Jakob Kirstein Høgel and will begin her new appointment on 1 September at the latest.

via the Danish Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.