FÜSUN ERIKSEN


ARTOPIA is founded by Füsun Eriksen, festival director for BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youths from 2007 until 2016. During that period she increased the budgets and created a better visibility of the festival with several national and international projects, which also resulted in increasing the audience figures (from 19.600 in 2006 to 64.300 in 2015). Furthermore she developed the profile of the festival with new initiatives.

Füsun Eriksen has worked many years in the advertising and film world for Kunde & Co Copenhagen, Warner Brothers / RCA Columbia Pictures and later as a PR, Marketing & Festival manager for Trust Film Sales Zentropa. Starting at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2003, Füsun Eriksen has handled international press for over 50 films selected in major film festivals including Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, London, Istanbul and Rome.

Füsun Eriksen has been invited as speaker and jury member to many film festivals and is at the advisory board of the Danish Cultural Institute, WIFT, TeaterKunst and CarneCity.


Collaborated with the following film directors:  Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig, Niels Arden Oplev, Nikolaj Arcel, Per Fly, Ole Christian Madsen, Annette K. Olesen, Jørgen Leth, Anders Morgenthaler, Pernille Fischer Christensen, Lukas Moodysson, Simon Staho, Dagur Kári, Björn Runge, Andrea Arnold, Josef Fares.

Among the actors/actresses can be mentioned such as Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Stellan Skarsgård, Connie Nielsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen, Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam among others.

She has been invited as speaker and jury member to many film festivals and is at the advisory board of the Danish Cultural Institute, WIFT, TeaterKunst and CarneCity.

WORK:

2016                 CEO og Owner, ARTOPIA

2007 –  2016   Festival Director, BUSTER International Film Festival for Children and Youth,

2009 – 2016    BUSTER Worldwide in Brazil, Ghana, Greenland and South Schleswig,

2010 – 2016     BUSTER’s MediaLab and Media Academy

2003 – 2007    Head of PR, Marketing and Festivals,  TRUST FILM SALES

2000 – 2003    Project Manager and Co-Owner, HOME SWEET HOME

1994 – 2000     Account Coordinator and Producer, KUNDE & CO. ADVERTISING AGENCY