Producer, Journalist, Audience Developer
My career as a journalist began 20 years ago, working for the Press and since 2001 as TV journalist, correspondent and moderator for ERT, ZDF (Athens 2004 Olympics), ARTE (24-hour Theme Day on Greece, 2013), N24 and Deutsche Welle.
I hold a Magister in Communication from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and have studied Photography at the Photo Circle in Athens after finishing the German School of Athens.
Since 2006, I have been bringing my experience as a journalist and communicator into documentary production and promotion, involved with the international documentary market, specialising in creative documentary production, distribution and impact building. I was head of documentary acquisitions for ERT digital channels, handpicking more than 1500 hours of docs every year.
Since 2007, I has been working in the international documentary market as distributor, communication strategist and audience developer (Curator of Media del Arte’s Documentary Days screening initiative, Co-Director of CineDoc Greece screenings, events and distribution network, 2009-2016, Curator and Producer of Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Politisches Kino Athens). I blog in English about docs and storytelling.
A EURODOC Graduate European Producer (2015), fluent in Greek, English and German.
Founded by Dimitra Kouzi in 2015, Kouzi Productions develops international collaborations in the documentary creative production, coaching and audience developing.
Kouzi Productions cooperates with producers (Endorfilm, Cassette for Timescapes, If … Productions, Factionfilm, Doppelplusultra, Ten Thousand Images), directors (Håvard Bustnes, Maite Alberdi, Eva Tomanová, Andrea Culková, Sara Broos, Marianna Economou, Sveta Strelnikova, Elena Zervopoulou, Olga Delane, Zaradasht Ahmed, Giedre Zickyte), festivals and distributors (idfa, Prix Europa, Vision du Reel, DocumentaMadrid, Institute of Documentary Film Prague, KineDok, Doxs) and educational organisations (Balkan Documentary Center).
Currently in development/production:
People, Gods and Other Creatures feature-length documentary, by Svetlana Strelnikova, selected for EuroDoc 2016 and Ex Oriente 2016 (produced with Doppelplusultra) selected for Pitch at the Baltic Sea Forum 2016.