Brigid O’Shea is an Australian native who has lived and worked in Europe since 2005. She has a fine arts degree obtained in Berlin and Melbourne. She started her career at the Berlinale Talents, but also worked for the Co-Production Market and European Film Market. She started working for DOK Leipzig in 2010 before being appointed head of DOK Industry in 2015. She left this post in 2021 to establish the Documentary Association of Europe, to usher in a new generation of professionals collaborating together and to lobby on a pan-European level for documentary filmmakers. She tutors across the globe on international co-financing and pitching, moderates and curates discussions and programs on non-fiction filmmaking as an internationally-respected consultant with a wide and diverse network.