Jørgen Søderberg Jansen is the director of the municipal cinema of Fredrikstad. He has worked in the field since 1995, and has been following Fredrikstad Animation Festival since it moved from Oslo to Fredrikstad in 2000. He is chairman of the board for the national association of Cinema Directors and has previously been involved in the national association for cinemas and distributors, Film & Kino. He has also been chairman of the board of the International Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, as well as head of jury for best foreign film at the Norwegian national film award Amanda, in addition to being a member of the main jury several times. He was awarded Cinema Director of the year in 2008.