Founded in 2005, Java Films rapidly established itself as one of Europe’s leading independent documentary distributors, providing production support and distribution to both finished films and projects in development.
In 2013, we opened a separate department - Java Features - to handle our growing theatrical catalogue. Our films include international Emmy winners and have been nominated for prestigious prizes like the Goyas or premiered at important festivals like Tribeca, IDFA or HotDocs.
Contact details for each of us are below or for general enquires please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
After studying economics in Nice and a trip round the world, Roch worked for many years as a producer for VM Group. He founded an international distribution department for VM in 1998 and left the company in 2005 to create Java Films. He loves political and historical documentaries and loves cooking.
Kathryn has spent the past 12 years working in distribution. At Java, her responsibilities include developing & sourcing documentaries, heading the features department and handing pre-sales.
In 2014, she will be a tutor at the East Silver Market, having previously sat on the jury or selection committee of Medimed, the Banff Film Festival & the Jihlava Festival. She regularly lectures & leads workshops on distribution. She graduated from Oxford University in 2001.
Donatien Pierda joined Java in 2008, having previously worked in distribution for two years at Europe Images International. He oversees Java’s expansion into Asia, as well as managing some European countries, the French speaking and East European markets. Last year, he was on the Jury of the Jihlava Film Festival and he represents Java at numerous festivals and markets like IDFA and Krakow. In his spare time, he acts and writes plays in Paris.
Emily came to France after graduating from Oxford in 2007 and has been working at Java since 2011. She speaks English, French and a smattering of Spanish.
Emily’s sales territories include Africa, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, the UK and Ireland. Her other responsibilities include writing press releases, synopsis and some translation work.
Angelique studied Contemporary British Theatre and Filmmaking in La Sorbonne University for five years. She graduated in 2012. She did some internships in post production as an editor for one year. She manages deliveries of materials and publicity and deals with all technical issues. She is fluent in English.
Having previously worked for 15 years in sales and marketing in the media & music industry in England and Spain, Olivier moved to Paris in 2013.
He is now in charge of marketing and promoting Java’s feature documentaries to festivals, V.O.D platforms, and theatrical distributors. Olivier is a native French speaker and is fluent in English and Spanish.