Nordisk Panorama MD Katrine Kiilgaard resigns

Nordisk Panorama managing director Katrine Kiilgaard (pictured) has resigned, and will leave her position effective March 31, 2015.
January 23, 2015

Nordisk Panorama managing director Katrine Kiilgaard (pictured) has resigned, and will leave her position effective March 31, 2015.

Kiilgaard has been with the Nordic organization, which aims to promote shorts and documentaries – since 2000, serving as its MD since 2011. During her tenure she helped establish the five-day Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short and Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden.

“Katrine Kiilgaard has done a splendid job for the organization,” said Nordisk Panorama chairman Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir in a statement. “In a changing media landscape, the Nordic co-operation is more important than ever and the board is pleased to have a sound platform for the continued collaboration. We will now move forward and find the right fit for a director to take the organization into a new chapter.”

Established in 1991, the festival, annually held in September, is also home to the Nordisk Panorama Market and Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries. The organization also offers consultation regarding financing and international distribution, facilitating meetings between Nordic filmmakers and members of the film industry at international events.

Kiilgaard said that the time was right to “pass the baton to a new director” prior to the end of her early 2016 term.

“We have reached our goal of giving Nordisk Panorama a new foundation and make it grow,” she said. “I feel proud to leave a stronger and re-branded organization behind me, and I am grateful for the incredibly dedicated team, who has worked hard with me reaching this goal.”

Nordisk Panorama is currently searching for a replacement, as well as a part-time programmer, for the 26th edition of the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

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