Anita Reher Back in Denmark

I worked with Anita for the 9 years, I was at EDN. It was pioneer times building up the organisation. It was fun and exciting, when we at the start stood at the fax machine waiting for filmmakers to sign up – and when we were touring the South of Europe to find venues for the workshops, we had got EU support to arrange with local filmmakers… Anita stayed at EDN for some years more but then she moved to America and got an important position at Flaherty, which she now leaves to come back to Denmark to give her skills and competence to Nordisk Panorama. They are getting the Best! Here is the press release from Nordisk Panorama:

We are happy to share the news that the new director of Nordisk Panorama will be Anita Reher. Anita comes from a position as director of The Flaherty in New York which she has been running for the past 6 years.

Anita Reher says: “I am thrilled to be joining the Nordic family of storytellers and reconnecting with old and new friends. I look forward to continuing what has been Nordisk Panorama’s strength — promoting documentary and short film talent for 30 years and renewing that strength for a new generation of filmmakers. My goal, in the ever-changing media landscape, is to keep Nordisk Panorama continuously relevant for the industry and our audiences.”

Anita Reher’s work as Executive Director of The Flaherty is a success story of presenting cutting edge films to foster dialogue between filmmakers and audiences. The Flaherty is the longest running film event in North America.

Prior to coming to The Flaherty, Anita was one of the co-founders of the European Documentary Network (EDN), a non-profit membership-based association with members from 60 countries. Anita started her career with the EU MEDIA Program at the Creative Documentary Project. She is active in international film communities and have served on juries for the Guangzhou Documentary Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, DocsBarcelona, DocsDF, Cinema Tropical, and as a mentor at UpComing Lab and DocuLab.

Chairman of the Nordisk Panorama board, Dag Hoel, says: “It is with great excitement that the board of Nordisk Panorama announces the hiring of Anita Reher. She is a very experienced film industry executive and will be a great resource for the Nordic film production environment.”

Anita will start her position with Nordisk Panorama 1 October, taking over from Søren Poulsen who is leaving after 3 years in the organisation.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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