KIEV CoProduction Meetings 2015 Speakers


Mark Edwards is an independent producer with 20 years of experience in the documentary world. He began his career in New York on a 10-part PBS/BBC series about the history of American Cinema. Starting in 1998, he began specialising in international co-productions and has produced documentaries about history, film, politics and culture for most of the major broadcasters in Europe and North America. Mark Edwards also has extensive experience working in Eastern Europe and has produced several films for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. His productions have been featured in festivals such as Cannes, Lisbon, Turin, Jerusalem and Nyon. 

In July 2012, Mark Edwards joined ARTE as a commissioning editor for documentaries. His commissions include films for the History, Current Affairs, Investigation and Geopolitics strands. His department co-produces 90 creative documentaries per year and buys about ten. Arte (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) is a Franco-German TV network that promotes programming in the areas of culture and the arts.

As US citizen, he graduated with highest honours from Yale University in 1992 with a degree in English literature and went on to attend film school at NYU.

He currently lives in Paris with his family.

Recent films coproduced by ARTE:

1973, War Diaries by Vincent de Cointet (about the Yom Kippur war)

Afghanistan 1979, The War That Changed the World by Gulya Mirzoeva

Cain’s Children by Marcell Gero (selected at IDFA)