Vadim Dumesh is a documentary director, producer, researcher, and journalist with academic background in cinema, art, public affairs, and economics. Originally from Latvia and currently based in Paris, Vadim maintains an international profile and varied skillset in directing, developing and producing various audio-visual content. His transdisciplinary practice creatively treats pressing contemporary economic, social, political, and philosophic issues. Fluent in 5 languages (English, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Latvian), beginner in spoken Arabic, background in German, Spanish, and Swedish.


2019–2021 Le Fresnoy, National studio of contemporary arts, Tourcoing, France

2016–2017 Sciences Po, Paris Institute of Public Affairs, Paris, France
master of Public Affairs degree in Arts and Politics SPEAP founded by Bruno Latour

2008–2012 The Sam Spiegel Film and TV School (JSFS), Jerusalem, Israel
student at the Production and Entrepreneurship in Film faculty

2006–2007 Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 semesters in the M.B.A. program in Tel Aviv University, Recanati Management School

2003–2007 Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga), Riga, Latvia
B.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, specialisation in Marketing

training and residencies

2017–present IRI, Institute of Research and Innovation in Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Pharmakon seminar, in the Chair of Contributive Research of MSH Paris Nord, Ars Industrialis,
and Plaine commune territoire, headed by Bernard Stiegler

2019-present médialab and Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, Sciences Po Paris
Resident artist with the artistic project on documentary co-creation “The Base”

Feb 2018 Doc Station Development Lab, Berlin Film Festival, Germany

July 2016 Future Storytellers Lab, Capalbio Film Festival, Italy

June 2015 Tribeca Hacks Digital Storytelling Workshop, Holon, Israel

Nov 2014 IDFA Academy, International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 2014 Cannes Producers Workshop, Cannes Film Festival, France

Feb 2014 Berlinale Talents training program, Berlin Film Festival, Germany