Guest

Heleen Gerritsen

DOCU/PRO Expert: MEET PROFESSIONALS & UKRAINIAN DOC PREVIEW

Heleen Gerritsen studied Slavonic Languages and Economics in Amsterdam and St. Petersburg. She moved to Germany in 2003 where she completed a course in film production and started freelancing as a documentary producer for various companies and broadcasters like ARTE, ZDF, VPRO and SWR. Apart from that, Heleen curated film programmes, e.g. for the Berlin international literature festival, and worked as a freelancer in world sales for documentaries.

 

In 2009, Heleen produced her first feature length documentary and founded her own production company Serious Directions. From 2014 to 2016, she was Festival Director of the dokumentART European Documentary Film Festival in Neubrandenburg. Since October 2017, Heleen has been at the helm of the goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film which is organised by the German Film Institute (DFF).