Vernon Gielen

Utrecht, Netherlands


Coming from a background in production, management and documentary film making, I'm currently the director of The DocsOnline foundation. In short, DocsOnline is a streaming platform for documentary film that basically facilitates the direct transfer of payment between documentary-makers and their audience. As the managing director I oversee all business activities of the organisation, including acquisition, production and web-development. As someone who has been greatly involved with all aspects of documentary film making nearly all his life, I'm constantly looking for opportunities to boast and promote the sector. In the past decade internet has really matured and by now holds great potential for documentary film makers. On d-word I'm always eager to participate in discussions about how internet will shape the future of documentary film making, not only financially but also creatively