Erik Winker has been working in the field of documentary for over 20 years. In 2008 he was a co-founder of the production company HUPE Film which is now running under the name CORSO Film with offices in Cologne and Stuttgart / Germany. The productions of the company are running on festivals, on TV and in cinemas worldwide and have been awarded numerous times, for example with the Camera Award at Sundance, the Prize of the Semaine de la Critique Locarno, the German Critic's Award or three nominations for the European Film Awards. Credits include films such as WORK HARD PLAY HARD, SEARCHING EVA or LOST IN FACE as well as international co-productions like ACASA, MY HOME, A WOMAN CAPTURED or TAMING THE GARDEN. Erik is working as a tutor for international workshops like Dok.Incubator, Ex Oriente, Documentary Campus or ESoDoc and is a regular member in festival and funding juries. He's a former chairman of the regional filmmaker's association Filmbüro NW, a member of the German Film Academy and a founding member of the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE). Since 2023 he's a professor for documentary at the University Of Applied Sciences Mainz.