Bero Beyer is the general and artistic director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam since 2015. Before, he worked as an independent producer based in the Netherlands. Through his company Augustus Film he has produced a number of award-winning films like Rana’s Wedding and the first Palestinian Oscar-nominated feature film Paradise Now. In 2008, he co-produced the Un Certain Regard selection and Palestinian Oscar submission Salt of This Sea by director Annemarie Jacir. From 2013-2015, he has served a three-year term as Film Consultant for the Dutch Film Fund, with a priority on arthouse films and international co-productions.