In 1979, Paul Pauwels graduated in Directing and Production at the Belgian Film School RITCS and began working on several Flemish feature films as unit manager and production manager. He decided to establish his own production unit Periscope Productions NV, specializing in factual production, in 1985. Several Periscope-produced documentaries were awarded internationally. After selling his company in 2004, Paul Pauwels spent two years working as Programme Manager at Flemish public broadcaster VRT. Having left the broadcaster in 2006 he became the director of the “European Television and Media Management Academy” (etma), a position he occupied until the end of 2011. Today Paul Pauwels is the owner/producer of Belgian production company Congoo bvba (www.congoo.tv). He has extensive experience in consulting and tutoring (sessions in almost 30 countries over the past 15 years). He is also teaching Documentary Production at the Flemish Film School KHLIM (Genk) and is regularly invited to moderate pitching sessions. Pauwels is a member of the selection committee for documentary projects of the Flemish Film Fund (VAF).
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Beyond Borders - New Horizons in the East: Symposium - 2003
Ex Oriente Babies - 2008