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Ulla Simonen
Creative Producing Lab Mentor
AVEK
Finland
Ulla Simonen has educated as film editor, worked as a shorts and documentaries commissioner and a festival director, produced over 50 titles of fictions and documentaries, tutored for Berlinale talents since 2008 as well as many other training programs including Dok.Incubator and Docs By the Sea. Be it producing or tutoring, she is dedicated to find, enhance, and support filmmakers' visions. From March 2019 on, she is the director of Centre of Promoting Audiovisual Culture in Finland (AVEK). Ulla is also a gardener, beekeeper, knitter and passionate on various sports.