Magazine article Screen International

Jacob Neiindam Stepping Down from CPH PIX after 10th Edition (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Jacob Neiindam Stepping Down from CPH PIX after 10th Edition (Exclusive)

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Neiindam has run the Copenhagen-based festival for 10 years.

Jacob Neiiendam, the founder and festival director of CPH PIX is to step down after 10 years running the Copenhagen-based festival.

Jacob Neiiendam

Copenhagen Film Festivals, the foundation that was created in 2008 as a hub for the city’s three film festivals (CPH PIX, CPH:DOX, BUSTER), has appointed CPH:DOX festival director Tine Fischer as its sole CEO; she had previously shared the position jointly with Neiiendam since 2016. It is not yet known if the organisation will hire a new festival director for PIX.

Neiiendam is an industry veteran for more than 20 years, a former head of programming at Copenhagen International Film Festival from 2005-2007 and the former Nordic correspondent for Screen from 1999-2005.

In 2008, he was asked to create a new festival and merge the city’s two older film festivals, the Natfilm Festival and the Copenhagen International Film Festival; the first edition was launched in April 2009.

The festival grew steadily over the years reaching 55,000 admissions in 2015 after which the festival moved to new autumn dates and from 2016 also included the BUSTER film festival for children and youth. The new combined festival reached a record 78,000 admissions in 2017 and another 70,000 for its year-round activities. This year’s edition of CPH PIX runs Sept 27 to Oct 10. …

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