Press release30.09.2003The Danish Film Institute takes pleasure in announcing three new appointments at DFI's department for production and development: Dola Bonfils and Morten Hartkorn have been appointed as short fiction and documentary consultants, while Nikolaj Scherfig has been appointed as feature film consultant.Dola BonfilsDola Bonfils has been making documentaries since 1980. She has made films for educational purposes, extensive exploratory essays, cultural programmes for television, and she has also moved into frontier territory with video installations and experiments at the DFI Film Workshop. In 1970 she set up Kino Valde, a cinema for short fiction and documentaries at the Dagmar theatre, which showed a new programme every two weeks, featuring films from all over the world. For many years she served as a consultant for Danida (Danish Development Aid), assessing film applications and selecting films from developing countries for purchase and distribution; she has also initiated a number of major media projects in the documentary sphere, including the recently launched "Magtens Billeder" (Images of power) series for television.Dola Bonfils will take up her post at the DFI at the beginning of April 2004. She takes over from Jacob Høgel. Morten HartkornMorten Hartkorn owns Hartkorn & Co, which specializes in producing documentaries and campaign films. He also devised and headed up the "Good narrative and journalism" diploma course at the Centre for Journalism and Further Education. From 1994 to 1996 he was a member of the documentary unit at DR TV Danish Broadcasting corporation. He is a familiar figure in Danish television, for which he produced news and magazine stories for the DR TV News from 1988 to 1996.Morten Hartkorn takes up his post as short fiction film and documentary consultant on 1 October. He takes over from Allan Berg Nielsen. Nikolaj ScherfigNikolaj Scherfig is a film and television scriptwriter. He has written a number of features, including "Eye of the Eagle", and he co-wrote and served as script consultant on many more productions, including "Pusher" and "The Olsen Gang Junior". He helped to develop and wrote episodes for two hit TV series, "Taxi" (Taxa) and "Unit One" (Rejseholdet) for DR TV. His most recent work for TV is co-writing this year's family advent calendar series for TV 2/Danmark with Bo hr. Hansen.Nikolaj Scherfig is a graduate in scriptwriting from the National Film School of Denmark. He has taught at the school since 1995. From 1997 to 2002 he served as chair of the Danish Dramatists' Guild. He is currently a member of the DFI Short & Documentary Film Council).Nikolaj Scherfig will take up his position on 1 November as feature film consultant. He takes over from Morten Grunwald. In the summer of 2003, the DFI appointed Lena Hansson as feature film consultant after Vinca Wiedemann: http://www.dfi.dk/sitemod/moduler/generelle_moduler/presse_modul/index.asp?pid=200&id=980 Further informationDanish Film Institute (DFI)Lars Fejlberg, Head of Production and Development, tel +45 3374 3433, cell +45 2027 7969, email@example.comDFI Information DepartmentVicki Synnott, tel +45 3374 3438, firstname.lastname@example.org
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