Leena Pasanen is the director of Finnish Institute in Budapest and Finland’s cultural attaché in Hungary. She is former head of factual programs in YLE Teema based in Helsinki and former director of EDN, European Documentary Network based in Copenhagen.
She will take over as festival director of DOK Leipzig on 1 January 2015.
Pasanen has been a regular expert, tutor and lecturer for several training programs, for example EDN, Discovery Campus, EURODOC and Television Business School. She’s been a member of the board of IDFA Forum, INPUT and the Bonnier’s Journalistic Award in Finland and served as a jury member for several international festivals, among others Sundance and IDFA.