Ask Me Anything ” is a free drop-in space open to all DAE Members to seek advice and consultation tailored to your needs.

Taking place every third week of the month, it opens its doors for four times 20-minutes slots for individual meetings with DAE senior advisor Zeynep Güzel.


The next AMA will take place on Friday, 15th December, 3pm-4:30pm CET! Book your slot with Zeynep now!

Are you feeling stuck with the film project at hand? Join a free consultation to get insights on distribution, sales and festival strategies, which training programs are right for you and your team, or which co-production markets or co-financing platforms to go to and what the right timing is.

You can

  • bring up any topic or a burning question related to your current project or your career to this session.
  • seek further advice for an advanced matter or just detect where you can start solving your current struggles.
  • have the chance to take an in-depth look at one of DAE’s services, such as the DAE Calendars and DAE’s list of consultants.

This is also your chance to give us feedback and to share with us your expectations for future programming for DAE members.

Bookings are now open! Make your meeting here (please click through to Dec. 15th on the calendly calendar to view available slots).

About Zeynep:

Zeynep Güzel is a filmmaker, consultant and the head of Doc Station at Berlinale Talents. Zeynep was the head of the Yeni Film Fund founded by Anadolu Kültür and !f Istanbul Independent Films Festival. Zeynep directed and produced the documentary Come Rain or Shine (2019) and produced two other documentaries Beginnings (2013) and Impressions of A Summer (2020). Zeynep works as consultant on storytelling, international grant writing, pitching and co-financing strategies including the Doc Toolbox program at Berlinale EFM, DOK Leipzig Industry and East Doc Program. Zeynep was a fellow of the 2021 Berlin Artist in Residency (AiR) at Nipkow Program with her first narrative feature film When the Sun Comes Out. Zeynep has been a senior consultant at the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE) since its foundation.