The Ministry of Culture has appointed Kjersti Mo as the new director of the Norwegian Film Institute. Mo takes over the job after Sindre Guldvog. The position is for a six-year period, starting on November 1, 2019.
“In an important cultural institution like the Norwegian Film Institute, one depends on having a good and active director, which I feel sure we will get in Kjersti Mo,” says Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Trine Skei Grande. “I can’t wait to see how she goes about this important task. At the same time, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Sindre Guldvog for his great efforts as director of the NFI.”
A solid and varied background
“I am very pleased that Kjersti Mo becomes our new director,” adds NFI Chairman Marit Reutz. “She has an exciting, solid and varied background, which fits extremely well with the profile we wished for in a director.”
Kjersti Mo, 45, has 23 years of work experience in the media, which includes work as a journalist, program manager, managing editor and director, most recently at Egmont Publishing. Her management experience is both broad and versatile, and Mo has worked extensively on restructuring initiatives for the evolving media industry.
Must choose and love Norwegian content
“Norwegian film has never faced stronger competition, or had greater opportunities than now, due to the emerging industry changes,” says Kjersti Mo. “In the future, we must deliver world-class products in order for the audience to find, choose and appreciate Norwegian content. I look forward to work with the expertise of NFI and relevant industries and find ways for NFI to contribute the best way possible to further the progress of Norwegian content in films, whether in fiction, documentary, series, games or other formats.”