Director Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture in Finland – AVEK Finland
Ulla Simonen was educated as a film editor but has since the mid-nineties worked in various positions: producer, tutor (Berlinale Talents, dok.Incubator, DBTS, among others), commissioner, and festival director. Her filmography of over 50 titles is a collection of fiction and documentary, short works and features. Be it producing or tutoring, she is dedicated to find, enhance and support filmmakers’ vision. She is using all of her experience to guide now AVEK as a home for the audiovisual art. AVEK supports works, productions and projects of audiovisual industry professionals. Ulla is also a gardener, beekeeper, knitter and a passionate about various sports.