Christina Ramsø Thomsen new commissioning editor

DFI. Christina Ramsø Thomsen replaces Marie Schmidt Olesen as commissioning editor of the Danish Film Institute's talent-development programme New Danish Screen.

Christina Ramsø Thomsen, soon to take on her new post of commissioning editor at the Danish Film Institute, comes from a position as development consultant at national broadcaster DR, where she has worked primarily with documentaries, focusing on digital content and user involvement. She has previously functioned as an editor, scriptwriter, TV producer and director. Christina Ramsø Thomsen has an MA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen (2001).

Christina Ramsø Thomsen says: "I have worked with talent development on several occasions, and I see it as a great privilege to be offered the opportunity to support film talents on their way to a demanding, digitally oriented audience. I have a fondness for narrators who are not afraid to tackle complex societal issues with courage and fearlessness – but most of all, I look forward to learning about all the ideas and thoughts that are out there among the talents."

New Danish Screen

New Danish Screen (NDS) mentors and supports emerging film talents and supports innovative projects of fiction, documentary, series and trans-media.

NDS is founded on a partnership between the national broadcasters DR and TV 2 and the Danish Film Institute. The scheme is allocated an annual fund of 4.3m euros. 

Feature films funded by NDS

2016 & 2017

A Horrible Woman by Christian Tafdrup / Warsaw FF
Next Door Spy by Karla Bengtson / Amsterdam Cinekid & Chicago Children's FF
The Charmer by Milad Alami / San Sebastian FF (Fedeora Prize)
Winter Brothers by Hlynur Pálmason / Locarno Festival (Best Actor Award)
37 by Puk Grasten / Göteborg & Moscow Festivals (Moscow: Best Director Award)

Upcoming 2018

The Guilty
by Gustav Möller
Cutterhead by Rasmus Kloster Bro
C4 by Kasper Skovsbøl

The commissioning editor is employed for a fixed period of two years. Christina Ramsø Thomsen replaces Marie Schmidt Olesen and joins the Danish Film Institute on 1 November 2017.