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Henning Camre


Henning Camre, since 1998 the Chief Executive of the Danish Film Institute
Henning Camre is educated from the University of Copenhagen and the National Film School of Denmark (Dip. in Cinematography).
Camre has been Dir. of Photography (feature and documentary films), 1968-88; and Director of National Film School of Denmark, 1975-92. Principal & Chief Executive, National Film & Television School, U.K., 1992-97.

His Honorary offices are Chairman, Nordic Film Council, 1979-89; Danish State Film Studio, 1989-92; Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision: Member Exec. Council, 1980-86; Chairman, Programme for Developing Countries, 1982 - 2002; Vice-President 1986 - 2002; Honorary member, CILECT 2002; Chair, North by Northwest Media Programme 2000 -; Danish National UNESCO Commission, Chair Cultural Committee 1999 -.

His Foreign distinctions count the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1990. And has been granted the award: Best Cinematography (’BODIL’) 1970 for Give God a Chance on Sundays.

Among his publications are: Bridging the Gap – Towards a Policy and Strategy for Film and Television Training in the Developing World, 1982; Film and Television Training in Indonesia, 1985; Asia-Pacific Film and Television Schools, 1991;
Camres Feasibility studies for UNESCO are Film and Television Training for Zimbabwe and the SADCC Countries 1987-91. Interregional exchange and co-production project for young communication professionals – Young Observers, 1991-95. Development Plan for a Southern African Film and Video Training Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe 2001-2002.

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