The Association is run by a small team of dedicated professionals coming from various cultural backgrounds, overseen by a Board that is elected by a General Assembly (GA). The GA is the highest decision-making body of DOX BOX. It consists of internationally renowned members who specialize in documentary filmmaking, event and cultural management, finance, communication, politics and activism. International Steering Committees support and advise our managers in their work.
Diana El Jeiroudi
Diana is a co-founder of DOX BOX and is the General Director since 2014. Diana is a documentary director and producer for several international documentaries. She was the co-founder and director of the production company Proaction Film in Syria from 2002 – 2014 and the co-founder of the DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival in Syria where she also headed the festival’s industry section from 2007 – 2011.
Marion is the Events & Award Manager,the project manager of the online portal that hosts the DOX BOX Community,and one of the co-founders of DOX BOX. Previously she acted as the administrative head of the organisation. Marion is an experienced project manager who has worked in various areas across Europe and the Middle East at institutions such as the Goethe-Institut, Cairo, European Film Market, Berlin and Social Enterprise UK, London. Next to her engagement with DOX BOX Marion does cultural project management in Berlin and pro-bono consultancies for individuals and small initiatives upon request.
Guevara is a co-founder of DOX BOX where she contributed in the inspection of the Academy and other services till 2016 when she took on running the Community membership and moderation. Her previous experience is documentary film productions and in capacity-building in Syria and across the MENA region, she ran the Documentary Campus of DOX BOX international Film Festival for 3 years. Guevara is a certified photographer of Damascus Applied Arts Institute and a graduate of Drama Studies from the Higher Institute Dramatic Arts in Damascus.
Claudia is one of the coordinators responsible for acquiring documentary films for DOX BOX online platform (Community). Claudia has been working in various fields of documentary film production and distribution since 2008 and is a co-founder of ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin where she’s .responsible for programming and cooperation. She hold a Master’s degree in film studies, philosophy and Arabic from Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Mai coordinates the Residency since inception. She has a Masters’ Degree in cultural management of new media and cultural studies exploring the intersections between business, society and the third sector. Mai previous work was in various positions in the cultural sector in Egypt.
Anastasia is one of the coordinators to run the E-Courses since inception . She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Public Law from University of Sorbonne in Paris and a Masters’ Degree in Journalism from the University Centre for Journalism Education in Strasburg. Next to her work in DOX BOX, Anastasia continues to work as a freelance cultural writer in Berlin since 2010 and she hosts a movie night at the a cine-club.
Nawras is the Arabic language editor at DOX BOX. He has previously worked as translator and English teacher in Syria. Moved in 2015 to Germany where he worked as an Arabic teacher for German speakers, and as a translator for refugees. Has participated in several cultural events in Syria and other countries as a young poet and a writer. Has a degree in translation from Damascus University, and a high diploma in tourism.
Michael is the Finance and Administration Officer of DOX BOX e.V. He has previously worked as manager of a large international student organization at one of Berlin’s biggest universities, where he was in charge of financial planning, accounting, administration, and event management. Prior to his academic education, he did a vocational training as an industrial management assistant in a medium-sized company in central Germany. Michael holds a Masters degree in French Studies and Political Science.