As co-founder of Canadian based Parabola Films, Selin Murat started her career as a creative producer. For over a decade she produced author-driven documentaries that found their way to festivals, theatre and broadcast and became a solid member of the Canadian documentary landscape. Moving on to the world of film festivals and industry events, in 2017, Selin became a film programmer and head of Industry at the Montreal Documentary Film Festival RIDM, where she managed to create strong relationships with European festivals and markets. In this role she co-created the If! Doc Lab in Istanbul (2016–2018), has lead co-production workshops for Quebec at CPH:DOX, Sunny Side of the Doc, Hot Docs, and the Marché du film de Cannes Docs in Progress, and consulted for several international film markets including the Toolbox programme at EFM-Berlinale. Since summer 2021, she is the Markets Manager with the Forum team at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA).