Bodil Kjelstrup joins TIFF

Publisert 29.04.2021 — John-Kristian Dalseth

Photo: Herman Riber / Poul Toft Iversen

TIFF’s Chief Operating Officer for the past seven years, Astrid Aure, is seeking new challenges within the festival organization. Astrid is to transfer into a new position as Project Manager for Children and Youth as well as continuing being the Festival Director for TIFF Junior. Here Astrid will put her recent film studies into good use and add a more curricular weight to her work. In addition, Astrid will continue working with various project developments for the festival.

Bodil Kjelstrup from Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum (the North Norwegian Museum of Art) will join TIFF as a substitute Chief Operating Officer. For the past seven years she has held the equivalent position at the art institution. Bodil will join the film festival on August 15. TIFF will be doing some further organizational developments in collaboration with its board and an announcement for the permanent position as Chief Operating Officer will be issued later in the autumn of 2021.

- We’re very happy to have Bodil join our team, we know that she’s been a contributor to the exciting development Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum has had over the past years. In addition, Bodil has spent a periode working for the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, which can help prompt new collaborations between us and other parties in the North, says festival director Lisa Hoen.

Astrid Aure will be going on maternity leave this summer and for this duration Sandra Indahl will substitute as Project Coordinator for Children and Youth, including during TIFF Junior. Sandra has worked for TIFF for both short and longer spells previously, in various different positions.

- Sandra is a proper festival person, who knows TIFF well. She’s worked with children and youth for TIFF before and delivered strong results in every area she’s been involved in, says Hoen.

Sandra will be taking leave from her current position at VICAN to join TIFF.

Sandra Indahl / TIFF 2018
Sandra Indahl during TIFF in 2018. Photo: Tim Barclay

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