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matthijs wouter knol

Matthijs Wouter Knol is the director of the European Film Market (EFM) since 2014.

Since 2001, Matthijs Wouter Knol worked as creative producer and in 2006 he co-produced with Arte the digital edition of the re-mastered works of Dutch documentarian Johan van der Keuken. In 2007, Matthijs Wouter Knol started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), working in the co-production and sales markets, and the IDFAcademy training programme, initiating the successful IDFAcademy Summer School. From 2008 to 2014 he was programme manager of Berlinale Talents. At the helm of the EFM since 2014, adapting the world’s second-largest film market to the quickly changing film industry has been his main focus. The EFM is constantly expanding its portfolio with new innovation platforms, in which new distribution, sales, and marketing strategies can be developed and the newest relevant technological and forward-looking trends can be discovered.