pauls.jpg Heino Deckert

Producer & Distributor /Gemany

Heino Deckert is producer and managing director of Filmproduktion based in Leipzig and Berlin and holds a share in Blinker Filmproduktion based in Cologne as well as running Deckert Distribution, a distribution company for documentaries

He was born on June 23rd 1959. He has studied law in Berlin and was a student at the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB). Upon graduating in 1991 he founded the production company Filmproduktion.

In 1995 Mr. Deckert founded, an informal union of six European colleagues joining forces to exchange ideas and initiatives. Since the establishing of the producers finished more than 30 internationally coproductions together and became a significant player on the international filmmarket. Heino Deckert meanwhile produced more than 70 award-winning documentaries. They have been premiered at renowned international Festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Rotterdam, Visions du Réel in Nyon, Cinema du Réel in Paris, IDFA Amsterdam and DOK Leipzig. In 2010 the documentary “Rabbit á la Berlin” by Bartek Konopka got nominated for the Academy Awards. In the same year “Close to Heaven” by Titus Faschina had its premiere at the international competition at Doc Leipzig. The following year “Bad Weather” by Giovanni Giommi was screened in the international competitions of Doc Leipzig and IDFA and was nominated for the Joris Ivens Award. In 2011, the new film of Victor Kossakowsky “Vivan Las Antipodas” had its premiere as second opening film of the Venice Film Festival 2011 and was nominated for the European Film Prize. Also in 2012 “Condition” by Thomas Heise had its premiere at Berlinale.

The catalogue of Deckert Distribution includes titles like: Chavez – Inside the Coup, The Three Rooms of Melancholia, Citizen Havel, Recipes for Desaster. In 2005 Heino Deckert founded fiction and produced his first fiction film in 2006 with documentary filmmakers Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth. At its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival “Khadak” was awarded the “Lion of the Future” for the best feature film debut. “Altiplano” the second promising feature film project by the two filmmakers was premiered at the 48. Semaine de la Critique in Cannes 2009. “My Joy” by Sergei Loznitsa was chosen for the Cannes competition and celebrated its premiere in May 2010. Furthermore, the film was in 2010 on the shortlist for the European Film Awards. "My Joy" received major awards at international festivals, including the first prize at the Vologda European Independent Film Festival, the White Elephant of the Russian Guild of Film Ciritics, the Silver Apricot at the Film Festival in Yerevan, the Fipresci Award at the Molodist Film Festival Kiev and the Grand Prix at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Also, for the second time, Sergei Loznitsa went 2012 to Cannes to present his new feature film “In the Fog”, selected for the competition. In Cannes "In the Fog" received the Fipresci Award. Additional “In the Fog” won the Grand Jury Award in the International Film Festival at Zerkalo, the Golden Apricot at the Film Festival in Yerevan and the Best Film Award at the Odessa International Film Festival. Heino Deckert lectures on production and distribution of documentaries and is group leader of Eurodoc. He was the chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN) from 2006-2008