NFI – Norwegian Film Institute NORWAY
Journalist and director of numerous documentary films for TV. From 2011-2016 Film Commissioner for documentaries at the Danish Film Institute. Among the supported films: THE LOOK OF SILENCE, BOBBY JENE, THE STRANGER and international co-productions SHADOW WORLD, THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES, MOGADISHU SOLDIER, GOLDEN DAWN GIRLS From October 2016 Film Commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute. Among the supported films: iHUMAN, THE SELF PORTRAIT, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF, GUNDA and international co-productions: ONLY THE DEVIL LIVES WITHOUT HOPE, SPOON, CARNIVAL PILGRIMS.
Head of DOK Industry at DOK Leipzig
Co-founder of Documentary Association of Europe
Brigid O’Shea is an Australian native who has worked for European film festivals and documentary organisations since 2008. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts obtained in Melbourne and Berlin, she started as an intern at the Berlinale Talent Campus. She worked for various Berlinale departments as a freelancer until 2014, including the EFM and also Co-Production Market, until taking a more focused approach on creative documentary. This came from coordinating the DOK Industry Programme from 2009-2015, which allowed her to also freelance for the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, for Documentary Campus Masterschool, and Berlin-based production companies. She was appointed Head of DOK Industry Programme in January 2015. She regulary tutors on topics like European co-financing, cultural management and festival strategies in places like North America and East Europe. In February 2020 she co-launched the Documentary Association of Europe.