Marijke Rawie (ExpertDocs) is an independent documentary consultant. ExpertDocs specializes in international Documentary Training & Consultancy, and works for various documentary festivals and pitching forums like HotDocs, IDFA, EBU, EDN, Ex Oriente Film, Dragon Forum, CoPro, Sunny Side of the Doc. Marijke Rawie is involved in initiatives like the current European Discussion on the Freedom of Expression and Information in Documentaries and she is one of the founders of FACE, the Association for Fair Audiovisual Copyright in Europe. She is currently a Consultant for the Ex Oriente Film pitching training and a tutor at Documentary Campus Masterschool. From 1990 to 2006 she was Head of Art & Documentary at AVRO TV, the first public broadcaster in the Netherlands. In 1991 she founded the documentary slot AVRO Close Up which became one of the leading international co-producers and co-financiers of documentaries in Europe. She studied Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. After her studies she worked as an economic journalist for various national newspapers in the Netherlands before she went to become a commissioning editor at the national TV in the Netherlands.
Marijke Rawie, Managing Director of ExpertDocs, was during the last 17 years Head of Art Documentary at AVRO, 1st public broadcaster in the Netherlands. In 1991 she founded the documentary slot "AVRO Close Up" which became one of the leading international co-producers and co-financers of documentaries in Europe. She started her tv-career in1974. She worked as director and producer of documentaries at various Dutch broadcasters (NOS, VARA, NCRV), before she went to AVRO. Marijke Rawie is involved in several international documentary institutions: Vice President of EBU Documentary Expert Group; Vice President of Advisery Board Discovery Campus Masterschool; Boardmember of the 1st World Congress of Arts Producers; Doc.expert EDN; Doc. expert Eurodoc. She is the founder of ExpertDocs, International Documentary Training & Consultancy, in which she combines the international documentary coproduction and (pitching) training knowledge she has acquired over the years.
Beyond Borders - New Horizons in the East: Symposium - 2003