Pedagogical team


Heino Deckert

Producer/Distributor (, Germany) & Tutor of the English-speaking group

Heino is a producer and the managing director of Filmproduktion and Fiction and is a shareholder of Blinker Filmproduktion, he also is the CEO of Deckert Distribution. He has produced more than 120 award-winning documentaries with directors like Victor Kossakovsky, Sergei Loznitsa and Thomas Heise. Being in the business for years, he has gained an excellent inside knowledge of the documentary market. He regularly lectures on production and distribution. He was the chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN) from 2006-2008.

Nora Philippe 


Nora Philippe is the director of EURODOC, an international training lab for documentary filmmakers. She is also a film director, producer and curator who has relentlessly dedicated her career to documentary cinema. She has made films around the globe that have had an international distribution, among which «Restitution?» (ARTE/TV5, 2021, CPH:DOX), «Like Dolls, I’ll Rise» (2018), «Job Center, Please Hang on!» (theatre release, 2014), «The Ensorcery of James Ensor» (ARTE/RTBF/VRT, 2011). As a independent producer, she launched her own company in 2012, Les films de l’air, and has produced creative documentary films for television, academic research, museums, theaters.… As a programmer, she has conceived film series and symposiums for Columbia University, Institut français, Cité internationale des arts, Maison rouge, and teaches documentary filmmaking and production at various film and art schools, including SciencesPo, Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. She has served as a jury on various boards at French Regional Funds, CNC and LaScam.

Jean-Laurent Csinidis

Producer (Films de Force Majeure, France) & Tutor of the French-speaking group

Jean-Laurent Csinidis has been a film producer since 2010, when he created Films de Force Majeure, a production company based in Marseille (France) that he has been leading ever since. Over time, he specialized in cinematic author-driven documentary films and international coproduction, with the will of rightly bringing out the striking visions of filmmakers within the reality of markets. As of today, he has produced or coproduced 25 films which have been shown at Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno, Venice, Visions du Réel, Cinéma du Réel… His filmography includes films like GAME GIRLS (2018, Berlinale, FIFIB Jury Grand Prize), A LAND IMAGINED (2018, Golden Leopard at Locarno), STILL RECORDING (2018, 5 awards at Venice Critics’ Week, Valdivia Grand Prize), THE LAST HILLBILLY (2020, Deauville, ACID Cannes, IDFA Jury Special Mention) or LITTLE PALESTINE, DIARY OF A SIEGE (2021, awarded at Visions du Réel). He is a member of networks such as EAVE or Eurodoc, and is regularly involved in training and teaching activities.


Heidi Fleisher

Producer & consultant (USA /France)

Heidi Fleisher is an American documentary film producer and consultant based in Paris. She recently handled international acquisitions for France Télévision’s creative documentary strand ‘25 Shades of Docs’ from its launch in 2017 through 2019. From 2015 - 2016 she worked as Head of International Sales and Acquisitions for ARTE SALES. Prior to that, Heidi worked as Head of Producer Training Initiatives for the documentary co-production market Sunny Side of the Doc, implementing workshops for emerging producers in Brazil, China and France. Today, in addition to producing and consulting she works with a variety of documentary industry events and participates frequently as a mentor for international filmmaker workshops such as Hot Docs Blue Ice Group and American Film Showcase. Production credits include the feature documentaries WAKE UP ON MARS by Dea Gjinovci (Tribeca in 2020) a  executive producer and DON’T BREATHE by Nino Kirtadze (TIFF in 2014) as lead producer, as well as the short doc collection ELEMENTAL, currently in production.


Qutaiba Barhamji

Editor (Syria /France)

Born in Damascus, Qutaiba Barhamji is an award-winning film director and editor. He has edited more than 50 films in 20 different languages, including both feature documentaries and fiction films. His works have been shown around the world at festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, IDFA, Paris, Nyon, and many others. Among them are the multi-award-winning documentary films "Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege" (2021, dir. Abdallah Al Khatib), "Still Recording" (2018, dir. Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal), "How to save a dead friend" (2022, dir. Marusya Syroechkovskaya) and "Poisonous Roses" (2018, dir. by Ahmed Fawzi), the feature film representing Egypt at the Oscars. As a director his first feature documentary film "Gevar's land" (2020) participated to more than 20 festivals including Cinéma du réel, IDFA, Doclisboa, Jihlava etc. Qutaiba also works as an editing consultant and trainer for several organizations and universities in Europe and the Middle East. As a juror, he has participated in numerous festivals and funds, including Sundance Documentary Fund, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), IDFAcademy, Docudays UA, among others.

Gema Juarez Allen

Producer (Argentina)

Gema has produced and coproduced more than 25 feature length films programmed and awarded at the most important film festivals of the world. She’s currently developing EL CASTILLO (Martin Benchimol, coproduced by Sister Productions), REAS (Lola Arias, coproduced by Mira Film and Autor Kolonko) and MIXTAPE LA PAMPA (Andres Di Tella, coproduced by Errante Films). Gema has performed jury duties at the San Sebastián Film Festival, IDFA, Guadalajara IFF, Cartagena IFF, Lima IFF among others. She has been part of the project selection committees in Argentina and as well as for IDFA Bertha Fund, Sundance Documentary Fund, among others. Gema is tutor in several training initiatives aimed at young documentary films producers such as IDFA ACADEMY, EAVE, PLATAFORMA LAB (Brazil), CHILEDOC (Chile) and TALLER CINE PROA (Argentina). She also teaches documentary production at the National Centre for Film Experimentation in Argentina. Gema is a member of the Academy of Films, Arts and Sciences of the United States and a member of the EAVE and EURODOC professional networks.


Estelle Robin-You

Producer (Les films du Balibari/Point du Jour, France)

Alexandre Cornu

Producer (Les films du Tambour de Soie, France) & President of EURODOC

Palmyre A. Badinier 

Producer (Rita Productions, Switzerland)

Olivier Marboeuf

Producer & curator (Spectre production)

Laurence Lascary

Producer (De l'autre côté du périph', France)

Aline Schmid

Producer (Beauvoir Films, Switzerland)


Liselot Verbrugge

Distributor (Netherlands)

Carine Chichkowsky


(Survivance, France)

Mila Turajlic

Producer and director

(Poppy Pictures, Serbia) 

Marta Andreu


(Walden Residencies, Spain)

Claudia Tosi



Sylvie Gadmer 



Alba Lombardia

Archive researcher


Flore Cosquer


(Scottish Documentary Institute, UK)

Niels Pagh Andersen 



Avi Mograbi



Anne-Laure Négrin 

Commissioning editor

(ARTE, France)

Hanka Kastelicová

Executive producer

(HBO, Czech Republic) 

Raoul Peck



Arne Birkenstock

Producer (Fruitmarket, Germany)

Thierry Garrel



Anna Berthollet

CEO, Sales & Acquisitions

(Lightdox, Switzerland) 

Ann-Kathrin Brinkmann

Commissioning Editor

(ZDF, Germany)

Nathalie Cloutier

Executive Producer

(ONF/NFB, Canada)

Erika Dilday

Executive Director

(POV l AmDoc, USA)

Mark Edwards

Director EMEA Original Documentary Features

Jesper Jack

International Editor

(Op-Docs New-York Times, USA)

Fiona Lawson-Baker

Executive Producer & Witness 

(Al Jazeera English, Qatar)

Karen Michael

Commissioning Editor

(ARTE, France)

Alex Szalat

Private Fund Representative

(Docs Up Fund, France)

Bianca Oana

Producer & consultant

(Manekino Film, Germany)

Meike Martens


Blinker Filmproduktion, Germany)

Clara Vuillermoz


(Point du Jour - Les Films du Balibari, France)

Karine Riahi 

Lawyer Partner

Benjamin Hoguet

Scriptwriter & narrative designer

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