The board of Nordisk Panorama is happy to announce the appointment of Heidi Elise Christensen as the new Managing Director of Nordisk Panorama.

Heidi has over two decades of experience in the documentary industry, working for the last 10 years for the renowned Copenhagen based production company Final Cut for Real. She has produced award winning documentaries such as:
Dreaming Arizona (2022), Songs of Repression (2020), Land of the Free (2017) and Those Who Jump (2016)


Heidi Elise Christensen says:
“Nordic shorts and documentaries occupy a formidable position on the global market, a testament to the region’s robust support systems, renowned educational institutions and abundance of talent. For more than three decades, Nordisk Panorama has been part of this ecosystem, facilitating connections between emerging and established filmmakers and showcasing their remarkable works to audiences. Having embarked on my cinematic journey at Filmkontakt Nord, I am deeply honored to return to my roots and contribute to a community I hold dear. As the industry continues to evolve, it is essential to uphold Nordisk Panorama’s esteemed legacy, ensuring its relevance while fostering innovation and adapting to the ever-changing landscape. Together with the competent and experienced team, I look forward to maintaining Nordisk Panorama’s strong standing while embracing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Before working at Final Cut for Real, Heidi freelanced in the documentary industry and worked as a Production Manager at Magic Hour Films. Between 2001-2009 she was in charge of Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, which laid the foundation for her solid knowledge of the financing landscape. The experience gained over the past 25 years has given her an extensive network, and a good knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in the industry.

Chair of the Nordisk Panorama board, Janne Niskala, says:
“It is with great excitement that the board of Nordisk Panorama welcomes Heidi Elise Christensen as new Director. With her strong position in the industry, her deep commitment to Nordisk Panorama combined with her extensive experience with Nordic and international co-production the board feels that the organisation is in great hands. With values that perfectly align with our mission, we are certain she will lead our team to new heights.”

Heidi will start her position with Nordisk Panorama 1 March, taking over from Anita Reher who is leaving after 5 years in the organisation.