Turkish writer, director and producer, whose family-themed features THE TOWN, DISTANT, CLIMATES, THREE MONKEYS and ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA all have won awards in Cannes or at the Berlinale.
Matthijs Wouter Knol has been the director of the European Film Market since 2014. Originally from the Netherlands, he previously worked as a creative producer of a dozen internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary films. He then worked for IDFA, where he was responsible for its co-production and sales markets, and set up the IDFAcademy including its Summer School. From 2008 to 2014, he was Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents, and a co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.