Documentary Expert Day

Wed 23 Sept 2020

For the 2020 online edition NP Forum is offering an extra day focused on different aspects of the European and international documentary landscape. The day will consist of short presentations and individual consultations with renowned experts.

At the Doc Expert Day accredited forum participants have the chance to meet with international experts both in themed presentations and individual meetings. The day will start with a row of short presentations followed by individual meetings in the afternoon.


The following experts are available for individual meetings:

Elizabeth Klinck / Archive Producer and Music Clearance Specialist / E Klinck Research

Brigid O’Shea / Co-founder / DAE – Documentary Association of Europe

Varadila Daood / Program Manager / In-Docs

Wendy Bernfeld / Founder, CEO / Rights Stuff

Ben Kempas / Campaign Strategist / Film & Campaign

Martijn te Pas / Documentary Consultant / e u R O P E doconsultancy

Elina Kewitz / Managing Director, Sales & Acquisitions / NEW DOCS

André Wallström / Producer / Rough Studios

Mirjam Wiekenkamp / Publicist / NOISE Film PR

Creative Europe (Speaker TBC)


09.30 – 13.00 Presentations

09.30 André Wallström: Self Distribution in an Online World

10.00 Brigid O’Shea: The European Documentary Market and the Launch of DAE

10.30 Creative Europe (speaker TBC): How Creative Europe Works and How to Work it

11.00 Elina Kewitz: How to Work with a Sales Agent and How to Find One

11.30 Mirjam Wiekenkamp: Documentary Film Promotion Strategies – How to Run a Successful Campaign

12.00 Varadila Daood: Insights on the Asian Market

12.30 Elizabeth Klinck: Doing Research Right

13.00 – 17.00 Individual meetings

How to Request Meetings

If you wish to request a meeting please send an e-mail to by 4 September listing which experts you would like to meet. Each meeting is 20 min.

The individual meetings are scheduled on a first come first served basis and according to availability, and we therefore cannot guarantee that all wishes will be accommodated. If you would like to talk to an expert about a specific project please include a short synopsis/trailer in your e-mail when you sign up. Individual meetings are open to everyone with a forum accreditation.