Barberine Feinberg has worked at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) since the early 1980s. A graduate in Linguistic Anthropology and in Cinema Studies from Paris V and Paris VII Universities, she has served as a production manager at the CNRS Film Unit for over 20 years. In addition she worked on sound recording and as a programmer for the Paris Festival of Science Films. She started to work with the Comité du Film Ethnographique in 2009. As co-director of the Jean Rouch International Film Festival, she is in charge of the international competition and programmer of other non-competitive programmes as well as the Jean Rouch Festival on tour.