Dr. Catherine Colas studied literature and dramatics at the Sorbonne in Paris. Additionally to her studies she was educated as an actress and leaded her own theatre group afterwards.
Since 1995 she is constantly working for ARTE in Paris, mainly for the fictional film department, the Metropolis magazine and as a production manager for the documentary department. From 2001 till 2006 she was working as cultural attaché in Germany.
Since 2007 she is working for ZDF/ARTE as editor for short and medium length films and is in charge of a weekly magazine dedicated to shorts Kurzschluss.
Kate Cox is responsible for the documentary strand of Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster. As Deputy Head of Documentaries and Coproductions, Kate oversees the programming of about 400 titles annually for broadcast on DW Documentary in German, English, Spanish and Arabic. DW does not commission projects, but acquisition of internationally relevant content is becoming ever more important, so Kate visits festivals to connect with filmmakers and distributers and develop new partnerships. DW Documentary completes about ten to twelve single documentaries or series and co-productions per year. The main focus is on global current affairs and filling in the picture behind the headlines. DW Documentary productions and co-productions include The War on my Phone, Digital Warriors – Women Changing the World, The Rich, the Poor and the Trash, Zero Tolerance/Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism, Ai Wei Wei Drifting and #MyEscape.
NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS
Lindsay Crouse is the Coordinating Producer for the New York Times Op-Docs series. Since joining Op-Docs in 2011, she has worked on more than 250 short films, VR, and interactive documentaries that won two Emmy Awards (and nine nominations), two Peabodys, and two Oscar nominations for best short documentary.
MAIKE MIA HÖHNE
MAIKE MIA HÖHNE
Maike Mia Höhne is a filmmaker and curator. She has curated Berlinale Shorts, the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival, since the summer of 2007. Her films are distributed by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. She is currently working on her second feature film. As a curator, she has worked for various institutions and festivals worldwide. She teaches film at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg.
Shanida Scotland is Asst. Multimedia Editor, Culture & Special Projects for the Guardian. Prior to The Guardian, Shanida was part of the STORYVILLE – the BBC’s flagship feature documentary strand – team, developing and commissioning films across the documentary landscape.
With a key role in the international documentary community, Shanida’s work has been key in securing support and vital funding for new directors, as well as providing global audiences with the best in quality character-driven documentaries and has garnered 4 Academy Awards, 18 Grierson Awards and 5 International Emmys to date.
Shanida has a strong interest in feminism and futures having undertaken postgraduate research in the intersection between digital spaces, storytelling and cultural institutions. Shanida’s audio documentary on the author James Baldwin was broadcast by the BBC in 2017.
E. Klinck Research
Elizabeth Klinck has worked as producer, researcher and clearance specialist on numerous North American and European documentary films and transmedia projects that have garnered Emmy, FOCAL, Peabody and Oscar awards. A graduate of Queen’s University, she has taught at Ryerson University in Toronto and led research and rights clearance workshops at universities, colleges, and international conferences including IDFA, EDN, Archidoc, Realscreen, Sheffield DocFest, Europe’s Documentary Campus, The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, and Banff Media Summit.
Nominated for an Emmy in the Craft of Research and three times for Best Researcher at the FOCAL Awards in the UK, Elizabeth has won the Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research in 2017, 2015, and 2014 at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2015 she won the first Visual Research Award at the Gemeaux Awards in Quebec, and a Gemini in 2010. In 2008, she was awarded a Yorkton Golden Sheaf Research award, and was the first Canadian to be awarded the FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award.
Elizabeth has served on the board of WIFT Toronto, Historymakers, Impact Media Summit, and the History Steering Committee at Sunnyside of the Doc. She was the founding chairperson for the first decade of the Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada. She is on Executive Committee for FOCAL International in the UK and is a member of DOC Toronto.