Independent Film Expert (FI)
Leena Pasanen is an independent film expert, consultant, and tutor. She is the former artistic director of DOK Leipzig (Germany) and Biografilm Festival. She has also served as the director of the European Documentary Network (Denmark), director of the Finnish Institute in Budapest (Hungary), and as a TV presenter, head of the documentary department and head of factual programming within the Finnish public broadcaster YLE. She has been a regular expert and tutor at several training programmes and markets, for example, Documentary Campus, EsoDoc, WEMW and EAVE, and has served as a jury member at several international festivals, among others Sundance and IDFA. She’s also a farmer and a wine enthusiast, currently in training to become a wine expert, and has started her own wine agency.