Tor Fosse is the festival director of the Norwegian film festival BIFF in Bergen, where he was appointed by the city council in 1999. The first edition took place as part of the European Capitol of Culture 2000. Before that he co-established the Tromsø International Film Festival in the Arctic in 1991 and became the producer and program director there for the first eight years. He was also the manager of import and distribution at the Norwegian association of film societies from 1986 and the first managing director of the distribution company Arthaus from 1992. In 1994 he established his own film distribution company Tour de Force while still working for the Tromsø – and then the Bergen IFF.