Berlin Film Week 2021

Sabine Costa

Director - Documentaire sur grand écran

After studying cultural project management, Sabine Costa worked for several years with the association Documentaire sur grand écran, which promotes documentary cinema in France, before taking over as director in 2020. She also worked at the Cinémathèque française for the international image transmission program “Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse”.

Raffaella Pontarelli

Director - Amarena Film

Raffaella’s first love ever was acting but after a while, she decided to change her life and moved abroad where a new spark was unleashed… she started to work as a film festival programmer. Afterwards, she decided to follow another love and moved back to Italy, again. She started to work in world sales and decided to set up a new company, Amarena Film, focusing on Production & Sales and here we go!

Jacques Henry-Bezy

Experiential Marketing and Creative Partnerships

Jacques has a passion for Film as an Art and an Industry in full evolution, stemming from his professional interest in Experiential Marketing and Creative Partnerships initially developed when in charge of the Sponsorship Strategy of Jameson Irish Whiskey back in the early 2000’ via the Jameson Short Film Awards.

Having spearheaded high-impact partnerships with the European Film Academy, the European Coordination of Film Festivals, the Irish Film and TV Awards and the Dublin International Film Festival, Jacques has more recently contributed to the partnership strategies of London Film Week,  Shorts TV and Cirque du Soleil.

Siavash Minoukadeh

BFI Film Academy Young Programmer

Siavash Minoukadeh is a London-based creative producer and curator working across film and visual art. He has worked with a number of leading arts organisations including the British Film Institute, Barbican Centre and the Watershed to programme festivals, produce exhibitions and create original content.