Renowned Paris-based filmmaker, her debut film CHOCOLAT brought her straight to Cannes. She has also directed the award-winning NÉNETTE ET BONI, GOOD WORK, TROUBLE EVERY DAY and TOWARDS MATHILDE which was screened at the 2005 Berlinale Forum. Her 1999 film GOOD WORK was screened in 4 Decades of the Forum programme in 2010.
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.