Leontine Petit is CEO /producer and founder of Lemming Film (NL) and Lemming Film Germany (GER). Before working in film production, she studied at the University of Amsterdam where she earned her Master in Philosophy. She graduated from EAVE, is a member of the ACE Network, was Producer on the Move in 2006 and Toronto filmlab producer in 2013. In 2014 she participated in EAVE+ and graduated in 2017 from the UK training program INSIDE PICTURES.
Between 1995 and 1998 she was responsible for the television programme of the Cinekid Film & Television Festival in Amsterdam, from 1998 to 2002 advisor for youth features for the Netherlands Film Fund, from 2003 to 2007 boardmember of the Binger Filmlab and boardmember of the Dutch MEDIA Desk. From 2005 until 2009 she was advisor for the committee Film of the Dutch Council of Culture.
She regularly teaches at various (Media) studies. Since 2014 she is part of the founding team of ‘Bridging the Dragon' . In 2016 she has received the European Co-Production Award - Prix Eurimages 2016!