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Dominique Welinski

Producteur/trice, Distributeur/trice, Consultant/e


Distributrice, productrice de cinéma et Scénariste française.

En 2012, après plus de 20 ans dans la distribution, Dominique Welinski fonde DW, une société de production. A partir de 2013, elle développe le concept de la Factory. Chaque année, 4 jeunes réalisateurs internationaux co-écrivent et coréalisent 4 courts-métrages avec 4 jeunes réalisateurs locaux dans un pays différent. Ce programme ouvre la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs à l’occasion de laquelle les 8 réalisateurs présentent leurs projets de long métrage. Après Taiwan, Le Danemark et la Finlande, le Chili, l’Afrique du Sud et le Liban, la Factory 2018 a eu lieu en Tunisie.

Filmographie :
2017 : « Les versets de l’oubli » de Alireza Khatami (Iran) chez House on Fire (Venise 2017), « The Wound » de John Tengrove (Afrique du Sud), produit par Elias Ribeiro/Urucu (productrice associée), « House of My Fathers » de Suba Sivakumaran (Sri Lanka), « The Dive » de Yona Rozenkier (Israël) coproduit avec SD Productions.

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French Film Distributor and Producer.

Since February 2012, after more than 20 years in the distribution field, she set up DW, a consulting company. Since then, she’s been working as a consultant for international strategy and development for several project and films as:

-Elena by Petra Costa (international strategy, festivals…)

-Ainsi squattent-ils by Marie Maffre (editing doctor, international strategy…)

– Lullaby to my Father by Amos Gitaï (Venice film festival, official selection, international strategy, French press, finding international sales agent and French distribution)

– Yema by Djamila Sahraoui (Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti, international strategy, French press, finding international sales agent and French distribution)

– Le gout des Myrtilles by Thomas de Thier (international strategy, finding international sales agent and French distribution)

– Would you have sex with an Arab? By Yolande Zauberman (French release)

– Coproduction markets for Urban distribution (Riviera Maya, BAFICI…)

– Expert and coach for Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde (French Institute, Cannes 2012)

-Expert and coach for Marché du Film (Cannes Market since 2001)

-Atelier project for Taiwan film commission…

She’s actually developing her 1st feature film at Mandra productions. Oblivion Verses by Alireza Khatami (1st feature by a young Iranian director).

After her Law degree, Dominique studied Yiddish and cinetography and worked five years as public relation for contemporary dance companies.

In 1990, she met Carole Scotta and joined Haut & Court Distribution. There she released over 20 films and organized many distribution collections.

In1998 left to join MK2 as Head of Distribution and Acquisition until 2002.

Dominique has been running different independent distribution companies. She’s been in charge of the Jacques Tati catalogue for Les Films de Mon Oncle where she has supervised the restoration and release of PLAY TIME in 2003 as well as release of the Oscarized English Version of MY UNCLE.

She has partnered with Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut at Dominant7 Production to co-write and oversee the post-production of MADAME SATA by Karim Aïnouz that has been selected at Un certain Regard, Cannes 2002.

From 2006 to 2010, Dominique joined PIERRE GRISE DISTRIBUTION as co-owner and Managing Director – There she was responsible for both acquisition and distribution of many independent features and documentaries amongst which: ONE DAY YOU’LL UNDERSTAND AND NEWS FROM HOME by Amos Gitaï, DIES D’AGOST by Marc Recha, DAY AFTER DAY by Jean-Daniel Pollet, LES LIP, L’IMAGINATION AU POUVOIR by Christian Rouaud, COURTHOUSE ON A HORSEBACK by Liu Jie, THE POPE’S TOILETS by Enrique Fernandez & Cesar Charlone, MUTUM by Sandra Kogut, CHOP SHOP by Ramin Bahrani, SINCE WE’RE BORN by JP Duret & Andrea Santana…

From July 2010 to December 2011, she’s been in charge of the development of the cinema pole at JEM Productions, a production company which has focused, until now, mainly on fiction and documentaries for TV. She has developed Cuba Rumba, a TV serie for France 3, entirely shot in Cuba

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