Lennart Ström

Lennart Ström

Managing Director

DIRECTOR

As Director of m:brane, Lennart is in charge of the whole event in Malmö, content wise in collaboration with Senior Creative Advisor Annette Brejner. He is the point-of-connection for Decision Makers and he is responsible for the contact with financiers and collaborators.

Lennart Ström has been in the film business since the mid 80’s with many different hats, Producer, Festival Director, Project Manager, member of boards of different organisations connected to the audio-visual industry. Several Awards for his work within this field.

Annette Brejner

Annette Brejner

Senior Creative Advisor

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND INT. PARTNERSHIPS

Annette has over two decades of experience in the media industries with the specific focus on kids content development. Following the growth of both the Forum Event and the development in kids media, she now holds the position as Senior Creative Advisor, 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 13 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.

Maritte Sørensen

Maritte Sørensen

Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGER & PITCHING EVENTS

Maritte will be the first point of contact for Producers, as she is responsible for organising the pitching events together with making sure all parts of m:brane forum is going according to the plan. She holds an MA in film and media production from the University of Lund and has been involved in several film festivals in the south of Sweden being festival director of Lund Fantasic Film Festival from 2018 - 2020. She’s is currently based in Klitmøller, Denmark, where she is inwolved with Cold Hawaii Surf & Film festival. Furthermore has she been responsible for the design and building of the new m:brane website launched in 2021.

Sebastian Claesson

Sebastian Claesson

Head of Communications

COMMUNICATION & PRESS

Sebastian coordinates and carries out most of m:brane’s communication efforts. Handling our newsletter and social media accounts. He is a journalist with a a background in radio- and television-journalism. Currently also a part of the Swedish production house Auto Images. He has a bachelor‘s degree in Journalism from the School of Journalism at Gothenburg University. Sebastian is a member of M:brane’s board.

Camilla Larsson

Camilla Larsson

MatchMaker

MATCHMAKING

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.

Hussain Currimbhoy

Hussain Currimbhoy

Session Producer - Science & Natural History Track

Hussain Currimbhoy is a filmmaker, producer and film curator with 20 years experience in the industry. His work has spanned the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Japan and Sweden curating for festivals from Sundance and Sheffield Doc/Fest to Nordisk Panorama. Hussain has dedicated his work to non-fiction film and immersive media with a special interest in science and immigration-centered stories. Currently based in Sweden, Hussain is Executive Director of production company Master Mechanic Films and is Director, Global Project Development/Investment for the Chicago Media Project. A founding member of non-profit Programmers of Colour Collective (POC2), Hussain supports curators from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. He also runs a blog about astronomy for fun.

Siyu Hua

Siyu Hua

Intern

Siyu is a new internship in M:Brane, she is studying her master programme Visual Culture at Lund University. She will be participating mainly in m:brane’s Sciense & Natural History Track this year, helping about the project management. She holds a BA degree of film studies in Chongqing University, China and had been involved in one of the biggest TV channels in China as a public relations intern and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival as assistant journalist.

Björn Ringdahl

Björn Ringdahl

Economic Manager

EKONOM

U4 Ekonomi Malmö AB