Selin Murat was a creative producer for over a decade at the company she co-founded, Parabola Films, where she released a dozen author-driven documentaries at festivals, in theatres and for broadcast. Now based mainly in Istanbul, Selin specializes in professional development initiatives for documentary filmmakers with a focus on coproductions with Canada, sits on numerous documentary film juries every year, and programs documentaries for the RIDM. Selin co-created the If! Doc Lab in Istanbul (2016-2018) and leads co-production workshops at CPH:DOX, Sunny Side of the Doc, Hot Docs, and the Marché du film de Cannes Docs in Progress as Director of Programming of the RIDM Forum. Selin works as a consultant for several international film markets including EFM-Berlinale, is a founding member of the Documentary Association of Europe and consults for independent filmmakers all over the world.