Deckert Distribution is a world sales company for documentaries and stands for excellent, director-led, award-winning films. We distribute creative documentaries from around the globe for which we see a potential on the international market. The films in our catalogue are very divers in style and content, but they all have one thing in common: we are convinced of their high quality and their high relevance, and we want to introduce these outstanding documentaries to a wide international audience. So our main goal is to make the connection between a film and its viewers, via TV as well as within the festival circuit.




Liselot Verbrugge CEO

Liselot has a degree in film production from the Dutch Film Academy. She has more than 15 years experience in the audiovisual sector, first working for a few years in production before moving to film festivals. Amongst other postings, she was a festival and market producer at the IDFA Forum and Cinekid for professionals, two of Amsterdam’s most preeminent cultural events. In 2013 she began working in documentary sales, working for several companies. She ran sales and acquisitions for Deckert Distribution since 2019 and is currently the CEO. Parallel to this she offers bespoke consulting and tutoring services for a variety of organizations. Liselot is based in Amsterdam and she speaks Dutch and English.


Hanne Biermann Festivals and Acquisitions

Hanne started as an apprentice at the renowned German publishing house Suhrkamp and graduated from Bauhaus University Weimar with a degree in media studies. She continued her career towards film, working for the DOK Leipzig festival and in art house cinema. In March 2019 she joined Deckert Distribution as festival manager. Since then she is a regular guest at film festivals and markets around the World, including serving as member of the Doc Alliance Award Jury and being an Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy alumni. In addition she works as a freelance film journalist. Hanne is based in Leipzig and she speaks German and English.


Francesca Gaia Cisotto Materials and Marketing


Dominika Konsek Financial Assistant

Dominika is based in Berlin.


Heino Deckert Founder

Heino Deckert has studied law in Berlin and was a student at the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB). Upon graduating in 1991 he founded the production company, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktions GmbH. Heino meanwhile produced more than 100 award-winning documentaries for Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion. His coproduction “Rabbit á la Berlin” by Bartek Konopka got nominated for the Academy Awards 2010. He produced “Vivan Las Antipodas” by Victor Kossakovsky, which was the opening film of the Venice Film Festival 2011. In 2013 “Song From the Forest” by Michael Obert won the main award at IDFA. “Human Flow” by the artist Ai WeiWei opened in Venice competition 2017, is sold by Lionsgate and was shortlisted for the ©Oscar 2018. Victor Kossakovsky’s “Aquarela” had its premiere in Venice 2018.