Filmfond Nord in Northern 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 – 2020 Film Commissioner for documentaries 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. From 2021 Film Commissioner at Filmfond Nord in Northern Norway.
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.
Zeynep Güzel managed Turkey’s first private documentary fund the Yeni Film Fund and programmed the industry workshop series in the scope !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival between 2015 and 2019. Her debut documentary ‘Come Rain or Shine’ premiered in 2019 at the 38th Istanbul Film Festival’s national documentary competition. She conducts workshops, consultation and training on storytelling, international grant writing and funding strategies at the various platforms such as the Toolbox program of Berlinale EFM, DOK Leipzig Industry and Meetings on the Bridge. She has been a senior consultant at the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE) since its foundation. She works on her first narrative feature film called ‘When the Sun Comes Out’ and is a fellow of the 2021 Berlin Artist in Residency Programme (AiR) in collaboration with Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and Meetings on the Bridge.