Lecturers who will cooperate with DOK.Incubator 2015:
1st Workshop – Třešť (May 30th – June 6th):
Peter Jäger /AT/
CEO – AUTLOOK Filmsales GmbH
Born in Belgium, studied law and philosophy; was a filmmagazine ‘Commercial & Marketing Director’ and a ‘Marketing & Acquisitions Consultant’ for several major independent film distributors and film exhibitors. In 2005, together with Austrian producers founded and became CEO of Autlook Filmsales. Peter is a distribution panel member of MEDIA Programme and an expert-panellist for several major Festivals as well as a jurymember of the Vienna and Flemish Filmfund, regularly invited as guest-lecturer on ‘International Distribution & Marketing’ to Film academies & National Film Institutes.
Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
Producer – Danish Documentary
Sigrid Dyekjær has worked as a producer on both feature films and documentary filmssince 2000. She was the producer of ”The Monastery”, winner of the JorisIvens Award at IDFA in 2006, and nominated for a European Film Award and several other Awards. Sigrid Dyekjær is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark both when it comesto national documentary films, but also international documentary films in financing, producing and creative consulting on films. In her spare time she teaches at the National Film School of Denmark, as well as doing master classes and lectures at film schools around the world and courses in documentary filmmaking like “Bridging the Gab”, and pitch sessions around the world. She is educated in dramaturgy from the University in Århus, and has been a part owner of the production company Tju –Bang Film before she became part owner of Danish Documentary Production.
Freddy Neumann /DK/
Neumann PR & Strategic Communication
Founder of Neumann PR & Strategic Communication, focused on strategic consulting, communication management, agenda setting, corporate- and product branding, community relations, public affairs, issues management, crisis management and media awareness. PR and marketing specialist, concentrated primarly on the cinema (feature- and documentary film) with a client’s portfolio mainly represented in the Danish and international film and entertainment industry.
Per K. Kirkegaard /DK/
Per is one of the most established editors in the Danish film industry. He has edited numerous critically acclaimed documentaries and narrative features, and his latest merits include films like Armadillo – for which he was awarded an Emmy for best editing of a long format documentary – TPBAFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, which recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. And The Sound of a Revolution, a feature-length documentary about Greenland’s first rock band. Per is renowned for his musically atoned editing style, his great precision as a story teller, his loyalty to the projects he engages in, his unique eye for the poetic yet specific and his punk attitude to filmmaking.
Yael Bitton /FR/
Yael has been working as a film editor since 2000, for both cinema and television. She has been editing in the USA, France, and Switzerland, cutting mostly documentaries and experimental films; she has worked a lot with young filmmakers, accompanying them in their creative process. She currently tutors students at the HEAD in Geneva. In the past she has also participated at Greenhouse, tutored at FEMIS, CINEDOC, at New York University, DCTV, and has taught film-making in psychiatric hospitals.
François Sculier /FR/
François Sculier lives in Paris, he loves Paris but he loves to leave Paris to travel elsewhere. His directorial work as well as his work as an editor have led him to Greece, to Iran, to Burkina Faso, to Morocco, and to Russia.
Before directing movies, this self-taught filmmaker began his career with the editing of many short films in the 80’s, when film stock was still prevalent.
A fortuitous meeting with Joris Ivens and a collaboration with Jean-Daniel Pollet were decisive. Since then he directed short narrative films but especially documentary films that were screened in many festivals. He has been an editing trainer at the Femis, Lussas and Cinédoc. He wishes to pursue and maintain a balance between these three aspects of his work, directing, editing and training.
Philippe Avril /FR/
Philippe Avril worked with different filmmakers from all over the world: in Central and Eastern Europe (Dusan Hának, Petr Václav, Valdas Navasaitis, Bakhtyiar Khudojnazarov); in Asia (Park Kwang-su, Aoyama Shinji, Garin Nugroho, Sabiha Sumar, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Murali Nair, Wang Bing, Pepe Diokno); in Middle-East and Africa (Monika Borgmann & Lokman Slim, Haile Gerima, Malek Bensmaïl); in Europe (Pedro Costa, Nora Hoppe, Roland Edzard, Peter Brosens/Jessica Woodworth, Peter Hoogendoorn).
Producer since 1989 (more than 40 long length art-house documentary or feature films). Graduated EAVE-Europe in 1992. Current positions: General Manager (Les Films de l’Etranger), Head of Studies, Master 2 Pro International Co-production of Audio-Visual and Cinema works (Strasbourg University).