Results: Talent Campus Tokyo Award 2013



Experts :

-- Main Experts --

Matthijs Wouter KNOL
(Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents)


Since 2008, Matthijs Wouter Knol is programme manager of Berlinale Talents (formerly Berlinale Talent Campus), the six-day creative space for emerging filmmakers parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival. Berlinale Talents offers a summit programme of around 60 master classes, seminars, workshops and panel discussions and enables filmmakers to develop and present their projects in one of the 4 project labs or work on case studies in one of the 6 studio programmes. Annually, Berlinale Talents co-hosts programmes for talented filmmakers in Tokyo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, Sarajevo and Durban. Matthijs Wouter Knol is co-initiator of the Berlinale Residency, which was launched in 2012.

After studying Contemporary History at Leiden University and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, Italy, Matthijs Wouter Knol worked as a freelance journalist until 2001 before joining in Pieter van Huystee Film, a renowned and internationally award-winning production company in Amsterdam. Becoming Head of Development in 2004, he focused on creative production, financing and international co-production of numerous documentary film projects. He also co-produced the DVD edition of Johan van der Keuken's digitally re-mastered collected works with ARTE Vidéo, which was awarded the Prix Cahiers du Cinéma in 2006.

In 2007, Matthijs Wouter Knol started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), spreading his activity between the co-production and sales markets and the IDFAcademy training programme.

As producer for Foundation Arts&Ex (2001-2007), he organized several photography exhibitions, lectures, video-installations, and retrospectives - all closely related to cinema and in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Museum, Stedelijk Museum and FOAM (Amsterdam), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Colette (Paris) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York).


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