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 Sundance, Tribeca or HotDocs.
Contact details for each of us are below or for general enquires please send a message to email@example.com
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.
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.
Head of Acquisitions & Development
Kathryn has worked in distribution since 2002. At Java, her responsibilities include developing & sourcing documentaries, heading the features department and handling pre-sales.
She has previously sat on the jury or selection committee for festivals like HotDocs Dealmakers, Dok Leipzig Forum and the international Emmys.
Rebecca has worked in television for fifteen years including roles at Passion Distribution, Mentorn International, RDF Rights, Cumulus Distribution and Network Ten in Australia. In her spare time she writes and self-publishes novels under two pen names – one name for crime fiction and one for children’s fantasy adventure stories. She speaks English and French.
Festivals & Features Manager
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.
Angelique studied Contemporary British Theatre and Filmmaking in La Sorbonne University for five years. She graduated in 2012. She completed internships in post production and editing.
Angelique manages the deliveries of materials and publicity and deals with all technical issues.
Bethany studied design and creative project management in Rennes before completing an internship in web communication. In her spare time she enjoys photography, urban exploration and learning more about the history of abandoned places. She is a native English speaker and is fluent in French.