Silje Riise Næss continues until 2023

FILM COMMISSIONER. Silje Riise Næss will carry on her work at the Danish Film Institute three more years.

Silje Riise Næss took on her position as film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute on 1 January 2019. 

Now, the Danish Film Institute's board has decided to extend her employment by three years, until 31 December 2023.

Silje Riise Næss, who has studied literature, film and media, came to the Danish Film Institute from a similar position as Film Commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute. Before that, she worked for a number of years with cultural communication, including as head of programming at the House of Literature in Oslo.


The Film Commissioner subsidy scheme aims at films that are artistically innovative and challenge their audiences. The scheme supports features, documentaries and short films.

The film commissioners aim at supporting the best projects on the merit of their content and artistic quality, performing a subjective assessment grounded in a professionally competent analysis. Each film commissioner is backed by a producer who provides an assessment of the project's financial and technical aspects.

The six film commissioners
/ as per 16 December 2020

Feature films:
Kalle Bjerkø
Silje Riise Næss
Lotte Svendsen (children and youth)

Short and documentary films:
Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Heidi Kim Andersen
Tone Mygind Rostbøll (children and youth)