pauls.jpg PAUL PAUWELS

independent consultant and executive producer / Belgium

1979: starts working as unit manager on feature films
1985: establishes Periscope Productions NV, specializing in documentary production.
2004: becomes Programme Manager at Flemish public broadcaster VRT.
2006: becomes the director of the “european television and media management academy” in Strasbourg.
2011: founds production cy Congoobvba
2013: becomes director of the European Documentary Network (
Teaches Documentary Production at the MAD Faculty (Genk) and is regularly invited to act as tutor/expert and to moderate pitching sessions. Member of the selection committee for documentaries of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

Stimulating networks & knowledge within the documentary sector European Documentary Network is a global network for professionals working with documentary film and TV. Close to 1000 members from more than 60 countries have joined EDN. Our organisation is open for both newcomers and established filmmakers from around the world. EDN provides documentary consulting and informs about possibilities for funding, financing, development, co-production, distribution and collaboration across borders. This is done via individual consultancy to members on documentary projects, activities like workshops, seminars and conferences as well as through the two indispensable resources The EDN Financing Guide andThe EDN Co-Production Guide.EDN started in September 1996 as a documentary organisation for filmmakers, producers, production companies, distributors, associations, film institutions & boards, universities, festivals, broadcasters and film & television agencies.EDN is also organising a number of activities including pitching sessions, development programmes, seminars and workshops.