Kate Cox is responsible for the documentary strand of Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster. As Deputy Head of Documentaries and Co-productions, 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 Wall, Our Family and Us, Oil Promises, The Future of Europe – Young Visionaries, New Neighbours (EBU/ European Commission Third Season), Across the Road - Worlds Apart, Zero Tolerance (Series) Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism and The Philippines - In the Sights of IS, Displaced (Series), Oil and Ruin – The Venezuelan Exodus, War on my Phone, #MyEscape, Ai Wei Wei Drifting, Digital Warriors – Women Changing the World and The Rich, the Poor and the Trash.
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck is the curator and head of Berlinale Shorts, the competition for short films at the Berlinale.
She works with the moving image in various ways. For 20 years, she has been active as a programmer, moderator (Pictoplasma, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, etc), jury member and panel participant. From 2007 to 2019, she served as a member of the selection committee for Berlinale Shorts.
Her primary focus is on the short film format. In addition, she has conceived and realised video installations for exhibitions, stage works and concerts. She teaches film theory and video practice at various art schools.
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck was born in Frankfurt/Main in 1973 and grew up in Indonesia, Japan, England and Bavaria. She studied at Camberwell College of Art and Design in London and received her degree from Film Academy Baden-Württemberg/Ludwigsburg, focussing on animation and documentary filmmaking.
Wouter Jansen is the owner of the sales and festival distribution company Some Shorts. He worked as the head of programming at the Oscar Qualifying Go Short Film Festival during the first 10 editions. In 2013 he started Some Shorts which specialises in visually powerful and daring, author-driven feature and short films. With Some Shorts Wouter tries to support upcoming talented film makers and promote their films internationally. This has resulted in a small catalogue of films premiering at prestigious festivals and winning multiple awards over the last few years like main prizes at Cannes, TIFF, Berlin, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand.
NBC / The Video Consortium
At DOK Leipzig, Sky is looking for short and long-form documentaries to screen at the Video Consortium's monthly industry gatherings around the world, attended only by producers and filmmakers. She's also seeking international nonfiction filmmakers to join the Consortium to connect with directors, producers, and distributors in America. For NBC, Sky is looking for creatively told short documentaries that explore news-adjacent topics, relevant to an American audience.
Charlie Phillips’s interest in artist and experimental films led him to documentary films which have always been at the focus of his professional career. Among these career moves was the public television broadcaster Channel 4, where he was editor of the online format FourDocs which was geared towards user-generated documentaries. He then spent seven years as Deputy Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest. In 2014 he joined The Guardian to manage the creation of its documentary strand. As Head of Video he is not only responsible for managing the integration of moving images on all the platforms of the media group but also commissions and acquires new documentary film productions from around the world.
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.