Documentary Film Directing | A
Frédérique Westhoff is a consultant and expert in the development, management and evaluation of projects based in a multicultural environment (media, culture, sustainable development) both in Europe and internationally. She majored in Social Sciences and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Brussels.
She has conducted many missions and created many events in the areas of culture and society, in particular in the cinema and audiovisual field in Europe and across the world.
She has been involved in the development, financing and production of fiction and documentary films in the private sector, both in Europe and in the USA, before working for the European Commission in Brussels.
For the Media Programme (Europe’s film subsidy programme), Frédérique Westhoff was in charge of promotion, marketing and networking projects and events.
She has been a jury member for various international film festivals, codirected a documentary film festival in Marseille, and co-wrote the film policy for the film economy for the South of France’s PACA region, before turning back to developing projects related to social, political and urban issues.
Recently she has been heading the Program Management Unit of the 9th ACP Films Program the film and audiovisual subsidy programme implemented by the ACP Group of States and financed by the EDF. Today she is a development expert for the Euromed Audiovisual III Programme based in Tunis and region.
Multilingual, Ioana-Frédérique Westhoff possesses over 25 years of experience as an intermediary adviser of big institutions (both public and private) and small and medium sized companies, in the area of strategy and implementation of audiovisual and film policies.