Guests

Adam Weingrod

Director - The Island

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 20:30 • Toldi
  • Q&A • Nov 9, 19:45 • Művész
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Adam Weingrod is a graduate of the MFA program in Film at Tel Aviv University. His feature documentary, The Island, won Best Student Film at the Israeli Documentary Film Awards in 2017, and was screened in several international film festivals. He is currently working on his next documentary feature.

Aleksandar Govedarica

Distributor - Syndicado

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Aleksandar Govedarica was born in 1987 in Sarajevo, and graduated from the University of East Sarajevo, as well as the Vancouver Film School. He started working as a film programmer at Kriterion Sarajevo, the only art house cinema in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aleksandar was part of the organizing committee of the Serbian Film Festival in Vancouver. With three years experience in sales and distribution, Aleksandar runs the Toronto-based world sales agency, Syndicado. He produced two documentary films and has experience in all aspects of filmmaking, including directing. Aleksandar is tutoring at workshops like Dok Incubator, Baltic Sea Docs and Docs Barcelona.

Alisa Kovalenko

Director - Home Games

  • Q&A • Nov 10, 20:00 • Művész
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Alisa Kovalenko graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Theatre & Cinema University of Kyiv, and the Andrzej Wajda School in Warsaw. Her first full-length documentary, Sister Zo (2013), featured at DocuDays UA, Molodist IFF (Kiev) and ArtDocFest (Moscow). Her film, Alisa in Warland (2015,) appeared in competition at IDFA, and won awards at the Fidadoc festival of Agadir (Morocco), DocsMX (Mexico), and the Paris Festival of Cinema & Human Rights. She is the director of a documentary series on women's football in Ukraine for Current Time TV.

Antonello Vinci

International Jury

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Antonello Vinci is programmer for Babel Film Festival, organized by the Società Umanitaria-Cineteca Sarda of Cagliari and the Cultural Association Babel. Babel Film Festival is dedicated to screening films in minority languages. Antonello earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Cagliari, and along with programming work, he assists the Società Umanitaria –Cineteca Sarda of Cagliari in developing its historical photographic and cinematographic archives of public interest. He was involved with the digitization of the archive of the Presidency of the Regional Council of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, and the enhancement and promotion of home movie collections of Sardinian families, an extensive archive containing films from as early as the 1920s. He is also involved with cultural projects on the Italian Resistance during WWII, the impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the European constitutions, and contributes to educational programs for students and teachers in Sardinia. Antonello lives and works in Cagliari.

Apolena Rychlikova

Director - The Limits of Work

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 18:30
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Apolena Rychlíková (1989) is a Czech documentary film director and journalist. She graduated from the Documentary Film Department at FAMU, Prague. She takes interest in public space, and is dedicated to socially engaged documentary filmmaking.

Bicsák Boglárka

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 15:30 • Toldi
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Boglárka Bicsák graduated from the Eszterházy Károly University in 2018, and currently studies at the Film and Theatre Academy in Budapest. She is the director of Cold Twigs (2017) and I Remember Clearly (2018).

Bill Morrison

  • Masterclass: Film as Actor • Nov 7, 17:30 • CEU
  • Q&A • Nov 9, 15:00 • Művész
  • Q&A • Nov 10, 13:00 • Művész
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Bill Morrison is a New York-based filmmaker and artist. His films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music, for which he has collaborated with some of the most influential composers of our time. Morrison's films are also in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the EYE Film Institute.

Bohdan Bláhovec

Distributor - KineDok

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Bohdan Blahovec was born in 1984 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He received his MA at FAMU, from the department of documentary film. His feature debut, Show!, won the Czech Critic's Award for the best documentary in 2013, and the Audience Award at Jihlava IDFF in 2013. He currently works with KineDok as head coordinator, concentrating on alternative distribution of documentaries in Eastern and Central Europe.

Böszörményi Gábor

Distributor - Mozinet

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Gábor Böszörményi was born in 1980 in Budapest. He studied economics at Corvinus University in Budapest, and film aesthetics at Eötvös Loránd University. He began working in the film industry in 1998 as a film critic, and later became editor, editor-in-chief, and publisher of an online and printed film magazine. Owner and managing director of Mozinet Ltd., he oversaw operations at two art house cinemas (2005–2011), and distributed more than 100 films to Hungarian cinemas since 2006. He held the positions of executive vice-chairman and chairman of the Hungarian Federation of Film Societies, and vice president of the Federation of Hungarian Art-house Cinemas. He has been a member of the board of Europa Distribution since 2014.

Brigid O'Shea

Head of Dok Industry, DOKLeipzig

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:00 • CEU
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Brigid O'Shea has worked for DOK Leipzig since 2009, and was appointed head of DOK Industry in 2015. She is an Australian native who has lived in Germany for more than 10 years, working for film festivals and as a freelancer across the audiovisual industries.

Cédric Blanc

Verdeil Foundation, General Director

  • Discussion • Nov 10, 14:00 • Toldi
  • Q&A • Nov 11, 18:15 • Művész
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Cédric Blanc is an expert in physical education for mentally disabled children and adolescents from Switzerland. Since 2011 he has served as the main director of Verdeil Foundation, schools for children with special needs in the French part of Switzerland. He has been a lecturer at the Sports and Physical Education Sciences Institute at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, and a lecturer at the School of Social and Educational Sciences in Lausanne. Since 2007, he has been responsible for the Sport-Handicap’s French-speaking Swiss Unit, and leads trainings. He offered his expertise for the film, At the Philosopher’s School.

Cseke Eszter, S. Takács András

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 20:30 • Művész
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Eszter Cseke and Andras S. Takacs have produced over 70 documentaries, across 5 continents, in the past 10 years. Their films have drawn the attention of the international press, from the Financial Times to the BBC, and have received the Golden Nymph Award in Monte Carlo, the Gold Plaque in Chicago, and have been presented at festivals from Karlovy Vary to Sarajevo.

Csuja László

Director - Nine Month War

  • Q&A • Nov 6, 19:00 • Trafó
  • Q&A • Nov 9, 21:00 • Toldi
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László Csuja graduated in screenwriting from the University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest). His short film, Phosphorus, was screened at festivals in Tampere, Cork and Edinburgh. His first feature, Blossom Valley, premiered and was awarded at the Karlovy Vary IFF. Nine Month War is his first feature-length documentary, premiered at the Sarajevo FF where it received Special Jury Prize.

Diana Groó

Film director, producer and head of the Film and Media Specialist Program at METU Budapest

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:00 • CEU
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Diana Groó is a film director, producer, and head of the Film and Media Specialist Program at METU Budapest. She is the co-founder of Katapultfilm studio (2002), Malcah Productions (2011), and DunaDock- docu- Masterclasses and workshops (2013). Following her prize winning shorts and documentaries (aired by HBO, Arte, YLE), she debuted her feature film, A Miracle in Cracow, a Polish-Hungarian co-production with Krzisztof Zanussi. Her second feature film, Vespa (2010), was awarded by UNICEF, won the Dialog Prize for Intercultural Communication in Cottbus, and the Best Director’s Award in Geneva and Los Angeles. Her documentary, Regina (2013), based on a single photograph, won the Lia Award at the 30th Jerusalem Film Festival and was screened widely, including at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at UNESCO (2014), the Library of Congress (2014), and was deposited in the Visual Center Collection at Yad Vashem.  Diana’s documentary, entitled What Lies Ahead, won the Audience Award at the 4th Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest.

Donáth Péter

Distributor - Elf Pictures

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Péter Donáth is a cinephile, film distributor, the co-founder of magyarhangya—an independent, community-based film distribution company—where he worked as a programmer for 7 years. He has run the distribution division of ELF Pictures since 2018.

Eri Mizutani

Director - Their Voices

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 15:15 • Művész
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Eri Mizutani was born in Kyoto and graduated from TAMA Art University in 2009. During her studies she made Ki-ka (2006), which was awarded the Special Jury Prize during the 29th Pia Film Festival, and It’s Kind of Ill (2008), screened in UPLINK, in Tokyo. She has been studying at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz since 2010.

Estelle Robin-You

Producer - Les films du balibari

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:00 • CEU
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Estelle Robin-You is managing director and producer at Les Films du Balibari, a French company focusing on documentary films with a unique voice and viewpoint. Estelle and her partner, Clara Vuillermoz, have co-produced more than 20 films internationally. They ventured into feature-length fiction co-production with Hungarian Gabor Reisz’s Bad Poems, produced by Julia Berkes (Proton). Les Films du Balibari productions have travelled to festivals such as IDFA, Hot Docs, Visions du Réel and Cinema du Réel, and been broadcast on ARTE, ZDF, NHK, France Télévisions, RTBF, and TSR amongst others. Estelle was nominated three times for the French Procirep TV producer award. She is an EAVE and Ex Oriente graduate.

Filip Vesely

Editor - The Russian Job

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 19:45 • Művész
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Filip Vesely began freelancing as a commercial editor during his studies at University of Thomas Bata in Zlin. He had already founded Krutart animation studio in Prague by the time he graduated. Although Krutart studio mainly focuses on animated commercials, they published their first documentary in 2017,The Russian Job, edited by Filip.

Flóra Chilton

Director - Karmas/Bagázs

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 17:15
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Flóra Chilton finished her studies as a cinematographer at the Budapest Metropolitan University. She was one of the cinematographers of the film, Its Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál), which won the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary. Chilton is currently working as an independent director.

Francois-Xavier Drouet

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 18:15 • Kino
  • Discussion • Nov 9, 16:00 • Toldi
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François-Xavier Drouet gratuated in political sciences and anthropology, and worked as a reporter before pursuing a degree in creative documentary filmmaking at Lussas. He travelled the world with his first film, The Initiation and co-wrote Gangster Project.

Gereon Wetzel

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 18:00 • Művész
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Gereon Wetzel was born in Bonn, in 1972. He received his MA in Archeology from the University of Heidelberg, and completed the documentary filmmaking program at the University for Film and Television in Munich, where he currently lives and works as a freelance author and filmmaker.

Heather White

Director - Complicit

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges • Nov 7, 14:00 • CEU
  • Discussion • Nov 8, 18:00 • Toldi
  • Q&A • Nov 11, 18:00 • Toldi
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Heather White is the founder and former president (1995–2005) of www.verite.org, an award-winning non-profit organization recognized for its groundbreaking leadership in the areas of global supply chain monitoring and factory social audits. From 2011–2014 she was a Network Fellow at Edmond Safra Center for Ethics, at Harvard University. Complicit is her first documentary feature.

Ivan Novak

Protagonist - Liberation Day
Member of the music band Laibach

  • Q&A • Nov 10, 19:30 • Toldi
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Ivo Saliger (alias, Ivan Novak) is a member of Laibach, and co-creator of the band’s strategy and theory since 1980. He was a member and co-creator of Neue Slowenische Kunst between 1984 and 1992. The group and multimedia collective, Laibach, was founded in 1980 in the industrial mining town of Trbovlje. “Laibach” is the historical German name for the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. The name, as well as the group’s militaristic self-stylization, propagandist manifestos and totalitarian statements has caused some debate on the group’s artistic and political positioning. Laibach are highly influential within the general cultural-political scene in Slovenia and abroad, and are one of Slovenian best-known bands. In the summer of 2015, they became the first rock group to perform in the fortress state of North Korea.

János Domokos

Director - Your Name

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 16:30 • Toldi
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János Domokos is a documentary filmmaker and producer who received the Béla Balázs Prize. He started making films in 1991. At the beginning of his career he made experimental documentaries, it being typical for the time, but experimentation followed in all of his films. He has also worked as a festival organizer, made TV programs, music videos, short and feature, as well as subjective and factual documentaries.

Jelle Redeker

Editor - The Long Season

  • Discussion • Nov 9, 18:45 • Toldi
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John Webster

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 21:00 • Kino
  • Discussion • Nov 10, 19:00 • Művész
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John Webster is a writer and director born in 1967, in Helsinki, to English teachers who later moved to Finland. John graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1996 with an MA in documentary filmmaking. Since 1990 he has directed independent documentaries that have won numerous awards nationally and internationally. He has run his own production company, JW Documentaries, since 1993.

Kostas Korres

Representative of Olympia Film Festival

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Kostas Korres is a historian, socio-cultural manager, and media educator, with professional experience in Greece, Portugal and Germany. He is the Educational Program Director of Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, and the founder of the international award-winning intercultural educational program for refugee children Ani-Mate & Meet the Other.

Kozák Zsuzsanna

Media literacy educator, filmmaker, founder-director of the Visual World Foundation

  • Discussion • Nov 7, 18:15 • Toldi
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Zsuzsanna studied communication and documentary filmmaking at Concordian University, Canada and media literacy education at BDTF, EKF and ELTE, Hungary. At the Visual World Foundation, she develops innovative, international media literacy projects for social justice. She has been collaborating with the Canadian Wapikoni Mobile travelling studio since its launch, 2004. At the 15 th Verzió Film Festival, she is the curator of “Wapikoni’s Friends” program series: the screening, the human rights workshop and the media literacy workshop for youth.

Linda Dombrovszky

Director - Occupation 1968

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 16:00 • Kino
  • Q&A • Nov 10, 16:00 • Művész
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Linda Dombrovszky graduated as a film and television director in 2013. She has directed a music documentary, image films, non-commercial films, and a reality series. Her documentaries and short films attended and received awards at several festivals.

Manon Barbeau

Canadian documentary filmmaker, co-founder of Wapikoni Mobile

  • Discussion • Nov 7, 18:15 • Toldi
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Manon Barbeau has worked as a filmmaker for several organizations, including Télé-Québec and the National Film Board of Canada. In 2003, Barbeau founded Vidéo Paradiso, a mobile studio for street youth. With the Atikamekw Band Council and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Network, in 2003 she co-founded Wapikoni Mobile, an initiative supported by the National Film Board of Canada. Wapikoni Mobile, a mobile video and music studio for First Nations youth, has produced more than 1000 short films that have won several prizes both nationally and internationally. In 2014, she cofounded the INAAC (International Network of Aboriginal Audiovisual Creation) and was named officer of the Ordre national du Québec. She received the Albert-Tessier Award, the top film award granted by the Quebec government. In 2017 the Wapikoni became an official partner with UNESCO. In 2018, Barbeau and the Wapikoni Mobile were honored with the 50th Anniversary Medal of the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MIRF) to "acknowledge Wapikoni Mobile’s contribution to Québec's international reputation".

Margitházi Beja

Assistant professor, ELTE Film Studies Budapest

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges • Nov 7, 14:00 • CEU
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Beja Margitházi is an assistant professor at ELTE Film Studies in Budapest, and a co-founder of the monthly journal and website, Filmtett. Her research fields are history of film style, contemporary film media, and the affective and sensual aspects of contemporary film. She wrote a book entitled The Cinema of the Face: Close-up and Film Style. She publishes her critiques, translations and academic essays in books and film and theater journals in Hungarian, English, German and Romanian.

Melanie Liebheit

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 18:00 • Művész
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Melanie Liebheit received her MA in Social Anthropology in Munich and Manchester, and documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2001–2011 she worked for Documentary Campus. In 2007 she co-founded the documentary film festival, Nonfiktionale, in Bad Aibling (Germany), which she has led, together with Tamara Danicic, since 2016.

Molnár Kata Orsolya

Distributor - Soldivision

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Kata Orsolya Molnár is a film journalist and professional in branding and communication. She is the editor-in-chief of Filmtekercs.hu, the organizer of many film events, and the founder of Soldivision—an alternative film distribution company. In 2018 she was a member of the jury in DOK Leipzig FIPRESCI.

Morten Traavik

Director - Liberation Day

  • Q&A • Nov 10, 19:30 • Toldi
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Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres. Trained as a theater director in Russia and Sweden, the notion of the world as a stage and identity as role play, as well as a characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues, has never been far away from his works.

Nebojša Slijepčević

Director - Srbenka

  • Q&A • Nov 9, 17:45 • Művész
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Nebojsa Slijepcevic has directed numerous creative documentaries that were awarded at international festivals including the Prix Europa Award. His first documentary feature, Gangster of Love, premiered at Hot Docs (Canada) and IFF Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). It was one of the biggest box office successes in Croatia. Nebojsa also lectures at the School of Documentary Film in Zagreb.

Papp Gábor Zsigmond

Director - A Country Divided

  • Q&A • Nov 10, 17:30 • Toldi
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Gábor Zsigmond Papp graduated from Budapest’s ELTE with a degree in History and Literature, and the Hungarian Film Academy of Budapest. In 1990–1991 he won the Scholarship of the European Community to the University of Bologna. Since 1996 he has worked as a freelance filmmaker, and a director of documentaries, TV programs and radio plays. He also translates English and Italian children books.

Patrick Hamm

Producer - Bulldog Agenda

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 16:00 • Kino
  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:15 • CEU
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Patrick Hamm is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, and founder of Bulldog Agenda, a Berlin-based production company. A 2018 Berlinale Talents alumnus, he most recently completed Freedom For the Wolf, an epic investigation into the global rise of illiberal democracy which took him to the frontlines of protest movements around the world. He is also executive producer of Copwatch, which tells the true story of WeCopwatch, an organization dedicated to filming police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale University.

Peter Kerekes

Producer - Peter Kerekes Film

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:00 • CEU
  • Q&A • Nov 9, 16:00 • Kino
  • Q&A • Nov 10, 16:00 • Művész
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Peter Kerekes is film director, producer and teacher. He studied film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he currently teaches filmmaking. Together with director Dušan Hanák, he participated in founding the atelier of fiction and documentary film, and engaged in filmmaking that explores the complex relationship between history and memory. His film 66 Seasons (2003), an award-winning documentary about a swimming pool in Kosice, shows 66 years in the history of swimming, and the history of Central and Eastern Europe. Cooking History (2009), is a documentary about cooking in the army and how it affects the wins and defeats of the soldiers. The film was in production for five years and was filmed in 11 different European countries. It won multiple festival awards, including the Jury Prize at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, the Best Documentary Award at Viennale, and was nominated for best documentary at the European Film Awards. Velvet terrorists (2013), the story of three protagonists who opposed the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, was screened at multiple festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014, and it received the FEDEORA award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2013.

Révész Bálint

Director - Granny Project

  • Discussion • Nov 9, 19:15 • Toldi
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Bálint Révész started working in the film industry as a child actor. After university he became an editor, writer, producer and director. In 2012 he graduated at the University of Brighton, and had already received awards in South Korea and Japan. His production company, the Gallivant Film, produces feature films, documentaries and develops international co-productions. His film Granny Project premiered internationally at DOK Leipzig and won the MDR award.

Rosie Garthwaite

Producer - The Workers Cup

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 16:00 • Művész
  • Q&A • Nov 10, 15:45 • Művész
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Rosie Garthwaite is currently the series producer for BBC Arabic Digital Investigative Documentaries. She is also the founder of Mediadante; an award-winning independent production company making films about the Middle East for a global audience. She is producer of the multi award-winning The Workers Cup that premiered on the opening night of Sundance 2017. In 2015 the International Emmy-award winning film, Escape from Isis she developed for Channel 4 and PBS was referenced by the UK Prime Minister in a key speech and shown to the U.S. Congress. In 2014 she executive produced a CINE Golden Eagle award-winning series following the first Saudi woman up Everest. She is a former British army officer and author of the award-winning book, How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone, published by Bloomsbury in 2011.

Saša Uhlová

Protagonist - The Limits of Work
Journalist

  • Q&A • Nov 7, 18:30 • Művész
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Simon Rittmeier

Cameraman - El Manguito

  • Q&A • Nov 8, 20:30 • Toldi
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Simon Rittmeier, born in 1981, is a filmmaker. He studied visual arts and film at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, and at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He explores the power of moving images and their political impact through archival images and mass media. His films, which are both experimental and essayistic, question social conventions and common historical narratives. He currently lives in Paris and Leipzig.

Székely Dorottya

Distributor - Dogwoof

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Films and Alternative Distribution Models • Nov 9, 14:00 • CEU
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Dorottya Székely is a multilingual marketing professional with 7 years of experience in Film Distribution, International Sales and Production in the UK, Ireland and CEE territories. After a few years working on feature film campaigns in CEE, Dorottya joined Dogwoof in January 2015. As Head of Marketing, her campaigns include Sundance winner Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Oscar®-nominated Life, Animated, BAFTA and Oscar®-nominated Cartel Land. Thanks to Dogwoof’s recent involvement in production, she works in close collaboration with directors and producers on Dogwoof projects in production. In 2017, Dorottya was awarded the Screen Awards Rising Star.

Theresa Bacza

Producer - Meuthen's Party

  • Discussion • Nov 8, 18:30 • Toldi
  • Q&A • Nov 9, 17:30 • Művész
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International successful producer for fiction and documentary that take a stand for cultural diversity. Meuthen’s Party (dir. Marc Eberhardt) premiered at Hot Docs Festival and was screened worldwide. Her fiction short Elja – 376 AD (dir. Willi Kubica) won the European Young CIVIS Media Prize.

Tuza-Ritter Bernadett

Director - A Woman Captured

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges • Nov 7, 14:00 • CEU
  • Discussion • Nov 7, 18:15 • Toldi
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Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian director and editor. Her special interest is creative documentaries and fiction films. Her first feature-length documentary, A Woman Captured, was invited to the competition program of the 2018 Sundance Festival. The European Film Academy selected it as one of the 15 best documentaries of the year.

Ugis Olte

Director - Liberation Day

  • Q&A • Nov 10, 19:30 • Toldi
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Ugis Olte is a Latvian director and editor. He has created numerous original TV formats, music videos, ads, three short fiction films (The Red Spot, KK2678 and King Of The Wild Things), and the documentaries Stuck in Stikine (2007), Double Aliens (2015) and the co-directed Liberation Day (2016).

Ugrin Julianna

Producer - Éclipse Film

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Co-production: Possibilities and Challengess • Nov 8, 14:00 • CEU
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Julianna Ugrin graduated from university in 2005, after which she began working in film at Flora Film International. In 2009 she was selected to the EURODOC producer’s workshop. Since March 2009 she has worked at Havas Films as a producer and production manager. She established Éclipse Film, an independent film production company in 2011, and has developed projects at various international workshops and pitching forums. Films she produced were screened, nominated and awarded at festivals like Sundance, IDFA, DOK Leipzig, or Sarajevo IFF. Since 2013 she has taught at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in documentary MA studies, where she is also a DLA student. Ugrin is part of Emerging Producers 2014, and is an EAVE graduate. She is organizer of DunaDOCK Master Class & Pitching series, and a member of the Hungarian Film Academy and of EDN.

Zurbó Dorottya

Director - Easy Lessons

  • Doc-Pro panel discussions: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges • Nov 7, 14:00 • CEU
  • Q&A • Nov 10, 15:30 • Toldi
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Dorottya Zurbó graduated from Budapest’s ELTE, with a degree in Film Studies. In 2014 she completed the DocNomads, international documentary filmmaker MA program at the Hungarian Film Academy, where she is currently completing her PhD. Her short film, Distance (2017), was selected for the competition program of the Jihlava International Documentary Festival. Her documentary, The Next Generation (2017, co-director), premiered at the IDFA Competition for First Appearance.