Decision Makers & Expert


Every year, CPH:FORUM welcomes a wide variety of professionals from all over the world representing public service and commercial broadcasters, arts institutions, film funds and foundations in addition to private equity funders, sales agents and distributors.

See below the preliminary list confirmed participants for CPH:FORUM 2023 taking place March 20-23 during next year’s CPH:DOX festival. 

Decision Makers & Experts listed by countries:

Autlook Filmsales, Andrea Hock, Sales Agent
Autlook Filmsales, Salma Abdalla, CEO / Theatrical Sales
ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Siegfried Steinlechner, Commissioning Editor / Manager Digital Projects
Red Bull Media House, Sylvia Schmoeller, Head of Acquisition
Red Bull Studios, Charlotte Cheung, Development Executive
Square Eyes, Wouter Jansen, Sales & Acquisitions

Argos Centre for Audiovisual Arts, Niels Van Tomme, Director, Chief Curator
Auguste Orts, Eva van Tongeren, Distribution
RTBF, Isabelle Christiaens, Head of Documentary Co-Productions
VRT, Tom Bleyaert, Buyer Documentaries and Factual

KinoSmith Inc., Robin Smith, President
Syndicado, Aleksandar Govedarica, Sales Agent

Czech Television, Markéta Stinglová, Head of International Co-Productions
HBO Europe, Hanka Kastelicova, VP, Documentaries
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jarmila Outratová, Head of Industry

Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Denmark, Katrine Danielle Bjaarnø, Project Officer
Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Denmark, Lone Garde, Head of Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Denmark
Danish Film Institute, Ane Mandrup, Head of Documentaries
Danish Film Institute, Anne Marie Kürstein, Festival Consultant / Documentaries
Danish Film Institute, Annette Klit Kjær, Editor General Purpose Grants
Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, CEO & Head of Film Funding
Danish Film Institute, Frank Piasecki Poulsen, Film Commissioner
Danish Film Institute, Heidi Kim Andersen, Documentary Film Commissioner
Danish Film Institute, Jacob Neiiendam, Head of International
Danish Film Institute, Søren Tarp, Producer
Den Danske Filmskole, Ene Katrine Rasmussen, Head of Industry & Training
Den Danske Filmskole, Tine Fischer, CEO
DR, Anders Bruus, Commissioning Editor / Buyer Documentaries
DR, Camilla Krog, Programme & Sales Manager / Docs & Drama / Scripted Formats
DR, Ella Glantz, Sales Manager
DR, Kim Christiansen, Editor Co-Productions / Documentaries
DR, Martin Bunk, Acquisitions Executive
DR, Nanna Lykke, DR Sales
DR, Signe Bruntse, Acquisitions Executive
DR, Thomas Gade, Acquisition Executive & Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
DR Sales, Frederik Kristensen, Administrator and Festival Coordinator
DR Sales, Freja Johanne Nørgaard Sørensen, Sales Executive
DR Sales, Lykke Fogtmann, Business & Legal Manager
EAVE, Lise Lense-Møller, Head of Studies
Elk Film, Michael Haslund-Christensen, Managing Director and Producer
International Media Support, Cecilie Bolvinkel, Documentary consultant
International Media Support, Henrik Underbjerg, Advisor for Documentary Film Programme
International Media Support, Rasmus Steen, Head of IMS Documentary Film
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Anne Mikél Jensen, Programmer
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Curator
Matter Associates, Lars Hemming Jørgensen, Founder
Neumann Strategy & Communication, Freddy Neumann, Publicist / PR-Manager
New Danish Screen, Christina Ramsø Thomsen, Commissioning Editor
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Helene Nyborg, Artistic Director
Nordisk Panorama, Anita Reher, Executive Director
Nordisk Panorama, Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen, Impact & Workshop Manager
Nordisk Panorama, Lena Nitsch, Forum Manager
Nordisk Panorama, Maria Stoianova, Market Manager
Pluto TV, Jesper Haahr, Director of Content for the Nordics and Germany
The Why Foundation, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Founding Member / Executive Producer
Viaplay, Nicole N. Horanyi, Head of Documentary

Estonian Film Institute, Filipp Kruusvall, Documentary Film Commissioner

AVEK, Ulla Simonen, Director
Finnish Film Foundation, Arttu Manninen, Advisor / International Promotion and

Finnish Film Foundation, Iris Olsson, Film Commissioner / Documentaries & Short Films
Poike Productio, Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo, Producer
YLE, Jenny Westergard, Commissioning Editor

ARTE France, Fabrice Puchault, Head of Society and Culture Department [online]
ARTE France, Karen Michael, Deputy Manager

ARTE France, Marie Beuzard, Commissioning Editor
ARTE G.E.I.E, Catherine Le Goff, Commissioning Editor
ARTE G.E.I.E, Claudia Bucher, Head of THEMA & Geopolitics
ARTE G.E.I.E, Sabine Lange, Commissioning Editor / Bi-media
Cat&Docs, Maëlle Guenegues, Festivals / Acquisitions Manager
Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée , Agnès Tricot, Project manager
CINÉTÉVÉ, Gorka Gallier, Head of Sales & Acquisition Manager
Docmonde, Frédéric Violeau, Project Manager
Doc’s Up Fund, Alex Szalat, Head of Doc’s Up Fund
Eurimages, Markus Lehner, Project Manager
EURODOC, Nora Philippe, Head of EURODOC
Festival Scope, Alessandro Raja, CEO / Founder
FID Marseille, Fabienne Moris, Programme Coordinator / FIDLab Co-Head [online]
France Télévision, Alice Delvalle, Commissioning Editor
Java Films, Kathryn Bonnici, Head of Acquisitions & Development [online]
Marché du Film, Babette Dieu, Project Leader & Coordinator
Marché du Film, Pierre-Alexis Chevit, Head of Cannes Docs
Reservoir Docs, Anais Clanet, Partner & Head of Sales and Acquisitions [online]
Sunny Side of the Doc, Clémence Michalon, International development and sales manager
The Party Film Sales, Théo Lionel, Festival Manager

ARD/BR, Katja Ferwagner, comissioning editor
ARD/BR, Matthias Leybrand, Commissioning Editor
ARD/MDR, Christina Herssebroick, Commissioning Editor
ARD/RBB, Christian von Behr, Commissioning Editor [online]
ARD/ARTE, Dagmar Mielke, Commissioning Editor
ARD/SWR, Antje Stamer, Commissioning Editor
ARD/SWR, Eric Friedler, Head of Documentaries [online]
ARD/WDR, Christiane Hinz, Head of Documentaries [online]
ARD/WDR, Jutta Krug, Commissioning Editor
Berlinale , Kathrin Kuna, Operations Manager
DAE- Documentary Assosiation of Europe, Brigid O’Shea, Director
Deckert Distribution GmbH, Liselot Verbrugge, CEO
Deckert Distribution GmbH, Tommaso Priante, Sales & Acquisitions Executive
Documentary Campus, Donata Von Perfall, Director
Documentary Campus, Dr. Claudia Schreiner, Head of Studies / Masterschool
Documentary Campus, Ingrid Huebscher, Event Manager
Dok Leipzig, Christoph Terhechte, Artistic Director [online]
Dok Leipzig, Roland Löbner, DOK Film Market Coordinator
Gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, Christian Beetz, Producer Filmproduktions GmbH, Heino Deckert, CEO / Managing Director / Producer
MAGNETFILM GmbH, Georg Gruber, Managing Director
MDR – Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Thomas Beyer, Commissioning Editor – documentary
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Teresa Hoefert de Turégano, Film Funding Executive
NDR, Barbara Biemann, Head of Documentary Films
Rise and Shine World Sales, Stefan Kloos, Managing Director
RTL Television GmbH, Arno Becker, Commissioning Editor [online]
SILBERSALZ, Irem Couchouron, Head of Public Program
WINDROSE, Pauline Mazenod, Head of Film Acquisitions and Sales [online]
ZDF, Anne-Kathrin Brinkmann, Commissioning Editor
ZDF, Martin Pieper, Head of Current Affairs, Contemp. History ZDF/ARTE
ZDF, Sabine Bubeck-Paaz, Commissioning Editor [online]

Icelandic Film Centre, Gréta Ólafsdóttir, Documentary Consultant
Icelandic Film Centre, Helga Brekkan, Film Consultant
RUV, Margret Jonasdóttir, Factual Commissioning Editor

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Emma Scott, Production and Distribution Manager

Cinephil, Olivier Tournaud, Managing Director
Cinephil, Shoshi Korman, Head of Festivals & Marketing
Ruth Films, Hadar Porubanova, Managing Director [online]

Fondazione MAXXI, Irene De Vico Fallani, Head of Research Department
Venice Film Festival – La Biennale di Venezia, Francesco Giai Via, Programmer / Scout

NHK ( Japan Broadcasting Corporation ), Tomoko Okutsu, Producer [online]

AFAC – The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Soleil Gharbieh, Grants Manager [online]

IEFTA – International Emerging Film Talent Association, Lianne Llewellyn, Head of Development

AVROTROS, Syrine Krabman, Programme Editor
Evangelische omroep, Margit Balogh, Editor in chief EOdocs [online]
EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Lisa Nieveld, Manager Documentary Film
IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam , Jenni Tuovinen, Industry Producer
IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam , Selin Murat, Markets Manager
KRO-NCRV, Laetitia Schoofs, Commissioner Buddhist Programming
Netherlands Film Fund, Simone van den Broek, Documentary Film Consultant
VPRO, Barbara Truyen, Head of Documentaries
VPRO, Nathalie Windhorst, Head of Documentary Acquisitions

Fritt Ord Foundation, Bente Roalsvig, Deputy Director
Getty Images, Gard Rystad, Senior Business Development Manager EMEA
Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Annika Pham, Journalist
Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Karolina Lidin, Senior Advisor Documentary
Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Lise Løwholm, Senior Advisor Legal & Strategy
Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Liselott Forsman, CEO
Norwegian Film Institute, Anna J Ljungmark, Documentary Film Commissioner
Norwegian Film Institute, Klara Nilsson Grunning, Documentary Film Commissioner

Norwegian Film Institute, Toril Simonsen, Head of International Relations / Shorts & Documentaries
NRK, Carina Bordewich, Commissioning Editor / Acquisition Executive
NRK, Fredrik Færden, Acquisitions Executive
Oslo Pix, Johanne S. Rognlien, Head of Programming Oslo Pix

VGTV, Hans Andreas Fay, Head of Acquisition

Against Gravity, Artur Liebhart, CEO / Festival Director

Aljazeera International, Mohamed El Mongy, Commissioning Editor / Senior Producer

DMZ Docs – DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival, Heesuk Chai, programmer

Telefonica Audiovisual Digital SLU, Maria Pilar Canales Cisneros

e u R O P E doconsultancy, Martijn te Pas, Documentary Consultant & Moderator
Film i Skåne, Lisa Nyed, Commissioning Editor Documentary Film
Lunds konsthall, Debora Voges, Curator
SFI, Jannik Splidsboel, Film Commissioner
SVT, Anneli Kustfält, Commissioning Editor
SVT, Asta Dalman, Commissioning editor
SVT, Charlotte Gry Madsen, Commissioning Editor
SVT, Emelie Persson, Commissioning Editor
Swedish Film Institute, Jenny Örnborn, Production Controller
Swedish Film Institute, Sara Rüster, Festival Manager

First Hand Films, Esther van Messel, CEO
Gitte Schnyder–Hansen Consultancy, Gitte Schnyder–Hansen

Lightdox, Anna Berthollet, Founder & CEO
Lightdox, Bojana Maric, Sales and Acquisitions Executive
Radio Télévision Suisse, Bettina Hofmann, Head of Documentaries
Radio Télévision Suisse, Steven Artels, Head of Documentaries
The StoryBoard Collective, Patricia Finneran, Impact Fund Officer

Al Jazeera English, Horia El Hadad, Commissioning Producer
Artist Moving Image, Elena Hill, Founder / Director
Arts Council of England, Fabio Altamura, Relationship Manager, Visual Arts [online] 
Barbican Centre, Gali Gold, Head of Cinema
BBC, Mark Bell, Commissioning Editor / Arts
BBC Film, Lucie Kon, Commissioning Editor, BBC Storyville
BBC Storyville, Emma Hindley, Lead Commissioner
DOC SOCIETY, Hannah Bush Bailey, BFI Doc Society Production Manager

DOC SOCIETY, Jess Search, Chief Executive
DOC SOCIETY, Shanida Scotland, Head of Film
Dogwoof, Anna Godas, CEO
Dogwoof, Cleo Veger, Sales Manager
Dogwoof, Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution / Acquisitions
Film London, Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists Moving Image
Fremantle, Mandy Chang, Global Head of Documentaries 

Institute of Contemporary Art, Nicola Marzano, Curator
Lyfta, Charlie Phillips, Head of Documentaries/Stories
Met Film Sales, Ella Pham, Festivals & Assets Manager
Met Film Sales, Zak Brilliant, Head of Sales & Distribution
MetFilm Production, Mitch Clare, Sales Manager [online]

NBCUniversal, Jake Riley-Hunte, Manager, Acquisitions and Production
SBS Television, Krishan Arora, International Content Consultant
Serpentine Galleries, Eva Jäger, Arts Technologies Curator
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Annabel Grundy, Managing Director

Sky Studios, Vesna Cudic, Head of Documentary Partnerships
Sky UK, Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning
Taskovski Films, Irena Taskovski, CEO / Acquisitions

Tate Modern, Beatriz Garcia-Velasco, Assistant Curator, International Art
The Guardian, Jess Gormley, Executive Producer, Guardian Documentaries

The Guardian, Lindsay Poulton, Head of Documentaries

A24, Adriana Banta, Documentary Producer
Actual Films, Justine Nagan, Head of Production
Amazon Studios, Alex Pennebaker, Development, Production, Acquisitions Executive
Amazon Studios, Brianna Oh, Amazon Studios [online]

American Documentary | POV, Opal H. Bennett, Co-Producer
Arch and Bow, Sara Archambault, Producer
CAA, Amanda Lebow, Agent

Cargo Film & Releasing, Daniel Cantagallo, Senior Vice President / Sales & Acquisition [online]
Catapult Film Fund, Megan Gelstein, Co-director / Chief Program Officer [online]
Chicken & Egg Pictures, Sabine Fayoux Cantillo, Associate Director of Program
Chicken & Egg Pictures, Jenni Wolfson, Executive Director
Cinetic Media, Jason Ishikawa, Sales Agent
Claims Conference, Barbara Ghammashi, Film Programme Officer
Concordia Studio, Casey Meurer, VP, Nonfiction
Concordia Studio, Jess Kwan, Vice president, The Concordia Fellowship, Non-fiction
Concordia Studio, Lizzie Fox, EVP Nonfiction
DEDZA, Kate Gondwe, Founder
Disney +, Jihan Robinson, VP Documentary Programming, Onyx Collective; Head of alternative development, Freeform [online]
DOC SOCIETY (New York office), Nikki Heyman, Film Officer
Field of Vision, Charlotte Cook, Co-Creator / Executive Producer
Field of Vision, Sarah Choi, Development & Artist Support Associate
Fifth Season (ex-Endeavor Content), Ariel Richter, Manager, Documentary
Fifth Season (ex-Endeavor Content), Blake Levin, Director, Documentary
Gamechanger Films, Wendy Ettinger, Co-Founder
Hulu, Belisa Balaban, SVP, Original Documentaries and Unscripted Series [online]
Hulu, Beth Osisek, VP Content Development, Hulu Originals- Documentary and Limited Series [online]
Hulu, Kate Bustamante, Sr. Manager, Original Documentaries [online]
Hulu, Kristi Whisler, Consultant, Original Documentaries at Hulu [online]
IDA – International Documentary Association, Louise Rosen, Interim Managing Director
Impact Partners, Lauren Haber, Head of Development
InMaat Foundation, Rebecca Lichtenfeld, Executive Director
IRIS – International Resource for Impact and Storytelling, Cara Mertes, Founding Director
Jacob Burns Film Center, Ryan Harrington, Curator-in-Chief/Director of Film Programming
Juno Films, Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO
Magnolia Pictures, John Von Thaden, Senior Vice President/Acquisitions
Majority, Senain Kheshgi, Co-Founder | Producer | EP
Motto Pictures, Julie Goldman, Producer
Museum of the Moving Image, Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor and Associate Curator of Science and Film
National Geographic Documentary Films, Tim Horsburgh, Consultant
Netflix, Inc., Jonathan Taylor, Commissioner Editor
Netflix, Inc., Kate Townsend, Director / Original Documentary
Open Society Foundations, Veronika Châtelain, Senior Programme Officer, Africa, Visual Arts & grants related to documentary photography
Participant Media, Rory Thost, Director, Documentary
PBS WGBH NOVA, Chris Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer [online]
Picture Palace Pictures, Madeleine Molyneaux, Producer [online]
Points North Institute, Ben Fowlie, Executive & Artistic Director
Points North Institute, Sean Flynn, Program Director
Sandbox Films, Greg Boustead, Founding Director
Sandbox Films, Jessica Harrop, Head of Production
Sisters in Cinema, Yvonne Welbon, Founder and CEO
Sub-Genre Media, Brian Newman, ceo
Submarine Entertainment, Ben Schwartz, Director of Sales
Submarine Entertainment, Matthew Burke, VP of Sales
Sundance Film Festival, Ania Trzebiatowska, Programmer
Sundance Film Institute, Paola Mottura Director, Film Fund
Sundance Institute, Tabitha Jackson, Director
Tangled Bank Studios Howard Hughes Medical Institute, David Elisco, Executive Producer
The New York Times, Jesper Jack, International Editor – Op-Docs
The Walt Disney Company, Jaad Asante, Coordinator, Disney Original Documentary & Docuseries [online]
Utah Film Centre, Geralyn Dreyfous, chair and co-founder
Vessel, Andrea Arena, Producer [online]
Vessel, Liza Faktor, Curator [online]
Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director
World Channel, Chris Hastings, Executive Producer
XRM Media, Sue Turley, Executive Producer