Fleur Knopperts is producer at Rotterdam-based production company Volya Films since January 2009. Previously, she was FORUM Director, established for international co-financing of documentaries at IDFA in Amsterdam – the largest and most prestigious international documentary market in the world. She started her career working for International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Festival a/d Werf – a festival for experimental theatre. After two years of alternating between these two festivals, she took up a fulltime position at the IDFA where, among other things, she co-organised the yearlong documentary script workshop. From 1998 until 2000, she was co-ordinator of the Jan Vrijman Fund, which gives financial support to documentary filmmakers from developing countries.
In 2007 she worked for Doc/Fest in Sheffield where as Industry & Marketplace Director she set up MeetMarket – the new international marketplace in the UK for independent documentary projects in development.
She is a graduate of the Eurodoc programme for documentary producers and the Binger Film Lab Script Editing Workshop, and she is a tutor for Doc Station at the Berlinale Talent Campus.
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