Tine Fischer appointed new director of Film School

FILM PEOPLE. Tine Fischer, founder of CPH:DOX and head at Copenhagen Film Festivals, will be taking over as director of the National Film School of Denmark in May. The 18th edition of CPH:DOX end of April will be her last.

After more than 18 years as CEO and founder of CPH:DOX, Tine Fischer will be moving on to a new position as director at the National Film School of Denmark. Beginning May 2021, Fischer will be charge of ensuring the school's position as one of the leading film schools in the world.

Fischer will be taking over from interim director Bo Damgaard. About her new positions, Fischer says: 

"I am looking forward to listening, understanding and further develop a school that is now at a critically important point in its long history. The National Film School of Denmark isn't just any school, but known as one of the world's leading film schools. It has had a significant part in the great success of Danish cinema, past and present, and is an important voice in shaping the film and media landscape of the future. 

The school has been through a tough year, and I will be joining the team with humility and respect for the student's commitment. They have fought for a practice-oriented art school and I look forward to meet and work with the ambition and energy of the students and their commitment."

Fischer has a background in film studies from University of Copenhagen and London Guildhall University as well as experience from programmes on production and screenplay development at EAVE and Torino Filmlab. She has held a number of positions in the film and media industry, ranging from development, production, curation and talent development. 

In addition, Fischer has been engaged in the continuous development of various Danish culture institutions as well as Danish culture policy through her work in various boards and networks.

Fischer will head her last CPH:DOX, the 18th edition running from 21 April to 2 May. She takes over her new position at the National Film School of Denmark on 1 May 2021.

The Copenhagen Film Festivals organisation is in the process of appointing a new festival director to head CPH:DOX, CPH PIX and BUSTER.