Heino Deckert



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 student at the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB). Upon graduating he founded in 1991 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 co-productions together and became a significant player on the international film market. Heino Deckert produced more than 50 documentaries, among them several films by Thomas Heise as well as Staub (Dust) by Hartmut Bitomsky that had its international premiere in 2007 at the International Film Festival in Venice. Close to Heaven by Titus Faschina has been the only German film in the international competition at DOK Leipzig 2010. As a co-producer was involved in The 3 Rooms of Melancholia by Pirjo Honkasalo which won two prices in Venice 2004, and in Rabbit à la Berlin by Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosolowski which was nominated for an OSCAR for Best Short Documentary in 2010. His latest production, ¡Vivan las Antipodas! by Victor Kossakowsky, premiered at Venice Film Festival 2011. The catalogue of Deckert Distribution includes titles like: Chavez – Inside the Coup, The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, Citizen Havel, Recipes for Disaster, Blockade or Rabbit à la Berlin. In 2005 Heino Deckert founded fiction and produced his first fiction film in 2006 with documentary filmmakers Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth. The film Khadak was premiered in Venice and won the Lion of the Future. Altiplano, Brosens’ and Woodworth’s second feature film, premiered at Semaine de la Critique Cannes in 2009. Documentary filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s feature debut My Joy was selected for the main competition in Cannes in 2010. Heino Deckert lectures on production and distribution of documentaries and is Eurodoc group leader. Heino Deckert was the chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN) from 2006-2008.

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