As Managing Director of m:brane, Lennart is in charge of the whole event in Malmö, content wise in collaboration with Creative Director Annette Brejner. He is the point-of-contact for Decision Makers and he is responsible for the contact with financiers and collaborators.
Lennart Ström has been in the film industry since the mid 80’s wearing many different hats, Producer, Festival Director, Project Manager, and as an initiator and member of boards of different organisations connected to the audio-visual industry. Lennart has received several Awards for his work within this field.
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND INT. PARTNERSHIPS
While recently spearheading the m:brane Learning initiative, Annette has founded and built the organisation of m:brane. Among her other various m:brane activities are the Pitch Sessions, Opening Industry Conference, REALYOUNG© etc. She has over two decades of experience in the media industries with the specific focus on content development for Young Audiences. Following the growth of both the Forum Event and the development in media for the young, she now holds the position as Creative Director, with emphasis on designing future industry activities and focusing on international partnerships. She is maintaining an ongoing dialogue with industry and national and international stakeholders, leads the development of the Forums identity-shift, and reinforces the positioning of m:brane and independent media for Young Audiences within the industry. She has the past 18 years become increasingly curious and deeper submerged in the question about the correlation between new technology, immersive experiences, the industry and young audiences’ innate intelligence and intellectual sophistication.
Cecilie is in charge of of the Pitch sessions and is the direct contact to all selected pitch producers. She comes with close to 15 years of experience from the international documentary industry including producing workshops and pitching events such as the Nordisk Panorama Forum and the European-Asian collaboration programme Crossing Borders.
Furthermore she is currently involved in organising the industry programme at IDFA and doing freelance work with fundraising and consulting on documentary projects.
Carlo is our Head of Communication. He is a highly experienced professional who combines creativity and strategic vision. He began his career as a Communication Consultant and progressed from the role of Graphic Designer to the prestigious position of Creative Director.
With over 20 years of experience, his journey started in Milan in the fields of fashion and design, then transitioned to advertising agencies in northern Italy before settling in Sweden, where he has lived for 15 years.
Carlo has also ventured into the dynamic realm of Video Editing and Compositing VFX.
He is thrilled to contribute to the success of the m:brane 2024 edition.
Ove Rishøj Jensen
Ove has been in the m:brane Team since 2014 as moderator and tutor. Has been working in the international documentary sector since 2003 and has an advanced network within the industry. He launched in 2019 his company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. He moderates, lectures and run workshops about documentary script writing, project development, international financing, co-production and distribution.
Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. He has been involved in several highly acclaimed documntaries as Nelly & Nadine, Only the Devil Lives Without Hope and Patriotic Highway.
Camilla is responsible for all one-to-one meetings at m:brane. She is a journalist, film critic and moderator. She is the Programme Manager of Seminars, as well as a programmer, at Göteborg Film Festival. She works, and has worked, for several different film festivals and other cultural events, such as Carl International Film Festival, the International Comedy Film Festival and Scen Österlen, a theatre company for children and teenagers. She frequently moderates seminars and talks at film festivals, cinemas and other events. Earlier in her career she directed a few short films and hade a go at different film crew positions as well as acting.
Ann is Session Producer for our flagship: The Opening Industry Conference 2024. With a background in education, culture, art, film and media, since the late 70’s, she is excited to be working with m:brane.
Ann has a solid experience as art teacher in public schools, project manager for cultural events, unit director for grants and support at the City of Malmö and the regional art collection of Region Västra Götaland. As culture secretary at the cultural departments of The City of Malmö, Region Skåne and The City of Gothenburg she was responsible for film, media, visual arts and design. Today she is working as a freelancer and also has her own practice in visual art.
Eldina is our a versatile coordinator at m:brane. She has studied film at Lunds university and Skurups Folkhögskola and has graduated at Kulturverkstan in Gothenburg as International Cultural Project Manager. Moreover, Eldina has experience on working on film festivals as she has been an intern at Buff Filmfestival as well as volunteering at several film festivals around Skåne, besides that, she has worked on several film projects. Currently, Eldina is working as a film pedagogue alongside her own film projects.
I‘m really excited to be part of the m:brane project and taking on the role as Guest Coordinator, and I’m already looking forward to meeting all these new people - my goal is to try to make sure that all our visitors get their best stay yet here in wonderful Malmö!
Being a firm believer in saying yes to things, through the years I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in many different projects, within several different spheres, in roles such as project manager, venue/area manager, coordinator, producer etc.
Originally I come from a background in musical theater and have worked for many years as a freelance performer, mainly as a singer and actor, and I have also taught dance classes and created various shows and exhibitions with children.
Whilst freelancing I’ve educated myself within project management, organisational development and interpersonal communication.
As our venue coordinator Eleni she will be the link between m:brane and our venues in the city of Malmö.
Eleni is a turkologist and researcher focused on the MENA region and is currently completing a MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, specializing in culture and the arts.
She has experience assisting with events and she been working with the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) for the last two years, as the coordinator of the MID Forum and in the Guest department of the festival.
Thomas Borch Nielsen
Thomas Borch Nielsen is m:branes Pitch Coach for all selected pitch teams. He is a triple winner of “Best Pitch” at m:brane and has taught filmmakers in "The fine art of pitching" at film schools and festivals all over the world. Thomas draws on his broad experience as a film director, writer and producer. His feature film debut was the science fiction film "Webmaster" (1998), followed by the children’s adventure film "Jewel of the Desert" (2001) and the animated feature film, "Disco Worms" (2008), which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and sold at 78 countries.
In 2023, Thomas produced Lowe Haak’s animated TV series "Apple Hills" for Denmark Radio. Thomas is the founder of the production company Nice Ninja, which is based in Copenhagen.
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