Lecturers who cooperated and promised to cooperate with DOK.Incubator:
Claas Danielsen /DE/
CEO of DOK Leipzig IFF
Claas is a filmmaker, producer, teacher and festival director living in Leipzig. After working as a journalist and getting practical training in film production companies he became a student at the documentary film department of the Munich Film Academy (HFF München) in 1986. He made seven documentaries of which some were presented at international festivals winning different awards. In 2000 he became Head of Studies at Discovery Campus and built up this training. In April 2004 Claas Danielsen was appointed Director of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, the biggest German and one of the leading international documentary festivals. For several years, he was a board member of the German documentary filmmaker’s association a.g.dok and the European Documentary Network EDN. He is an advisor to the European Film Academy and has served on several international festival juries.
Per K. Kirkegaard /DK/
Per K. Kirkegaard 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 – and TPBAFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, which recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Per K Kirkegaard 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.
Claudio Hughes /FR/
Born in Uruguay, Claudio Hughes has lived in Brazil before settling down in Paris, France in the 90s where he became chief editor of many documentaries and feature films. In the past years he has been editing and also teaching. His work has been selected in festivals like Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Toronto, Amsterdam where the documentary “Stranded” won the Jori Ivens prize and was also selected for the best european documentary in the European Film Academy Awards (Berlin), for the Directors’ Guild of America and the International Documentary Association Awards (Los Angeles).
Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
Producer – Danish Documentary
Sigrid Dyekjær has worked as a producer on both feature films and documentary films since 2000. She was the producer of ”The Monastery”, winner of the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA in 2006, nominated for a European Film Award and several other Awards. Sigrid Dyekjær is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark. In financing, producing and creative consulting Dyekjær has an extraordinary ability to knock in doors and break down boundaries in the film-industry. She produced dozens of award winning films, among all Enemies of Happiness, Gambler, Ballroom Dancer, Good Life or, recently, A Normal Life or FREE THE MIND, that has so far sold 13.000 tickets in Danish cinemas and proved that there is indeed an audience for feature length documentaries. Besides her work at Danish Documentary Sigrid teaches at the National Film School of Denmark, as well as doing master classes and lectures at film schools around the world, eg. her lecture ‘Bridging the Gab’ on documentary filmmaking and international pitching-sessions.
Ivo Trajkov /MK/
Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Lecturer
He was born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in 1965. Graduated on a film academy FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic (1986 – 1992) where he works as professor and a head of department of editing. His filmography is consists of the following films: Wingless, Movie, The Great Water, The Past and others.
Susanne Guggenberger /CH/
Producer, Head of Film Market, Sales Manager – Mira Film GmbH
Since fall 2007 she has worked as a sales manager (TV) for AUTLOOK Filmsales (Vienna/Austria). From 2005 – 2007 producer for Navigator Film (Vienna/ Austria), focus on development and marketing , 2002 – 2005 various positions in multimedia projects , 1998 – 2004 various positions in documentary films, studies of communications and history. Born 1970 in Lienz, Austria. Documentary projects include “Time to Go” (2006), “Stift Klosterneuburg” (2006), “Hanno und das Haus” (2004), “Hedy Lamarr” (2003), “Kosova Transit” (2001). Multimedia projects: ziel2wien.at (2002-2005), literaturtv.at (2003), lehrlingsweb.at (2003).
Gesa Marten /DE/
As a freelance film editor Gesa Marten has since 1991 edited more than 60 films – feature films including “Fräulein Stinnes travels the world” (2008) or “LowLights” (2009) as well as documentaries including “pereSTROIKA” (2009), “Ausfahrt Eden” (2010) or “Wo stehst du?” (2011). She is very much committed to her work as a dramaturgic consultant specialising in feature-length documentary film (such as “Bruder Schwester” and “Hoffenheim” (2010), “Whiteblood” and “Fremd – Foreign” (2011). At the moment she is editing the documentary “The Order of Things” (Filmtank Hamburg). Her work was nominated in 2000, 2004, 2006 as Best Edit at the German Television Award for “Abnehmen in Essen” and at the German Camera Award for “Krokodile”, “Im Augenblick” and “Geschwister Vogelbach” respectively. In 2005, she received one of Germany’s most prestigious editing awards the Film+ Bild-Kunst Schnitt prize for her documentary “Was lebst du?”. In 2008, she was again nominated for this award for the documentary “Lost in Liberia” and in 2009, she won this award a second time for “pereSTROIKA – reCONSTRUCTION of a flat”. Gesa Marten has taught at various film schools since 1996 (KHM Köln, HFF Potsdam, UdK Berlin, ZeLIG Bozen, BFM Tallinn etc.). She is a member of the European Film Academy.
Paweł Łoziński /PL/
Cinamtographer, Director, Producer
Born in 1965 in Warsaw. He graduated from the Directing Department of the Polish Film School in Lodz. Son of Marcel Łoziński, famous director of documentaries. He cooperated with his father in several renowned films, such as Siedmiu Żydów z mojej klasy / Seven Jews from My Class (1991) and 89 mm od Europy / 89 mm from Europe (1993). Yet, he began to work on his own a long time ago. He specializes in documenting everyday life. His documentary films include Birthplace (1992), The Way It Is (1999), Sisters (1999), The Exile (2005), Kitty, Kitty (2008) and Chemo (2009). He has won prestigious awards at festivals in Bornholm, Paris, Leipzig and Krakow.
Simon Kilmurry /US/
Executive Director of POV
The executive director of American Documentary since 2006, initiator of new activities of AmDoc since 1999, including the Diverse Voices Project, POV’s co-production initiative for emerging filmmakers; POV’s Borders, PBS’ Webby Award-winning online series; and True Lives. Advisor and funding panel member for other organizations including the New York City Center for Arts Education, the Association for Independent Video and Filmmakers and New York State Council on the Arts. Simon worked in a close partnerships with both Netflix and Docurama, to expand the distribution opportunities for POV filmmakers and was associate director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Wolfgang Widerhofer /AT/
Editor and Scriptwriter, NGF
Wolfgang has been working as editor, scriptwriter, producer and dramaturgical advisor for cinema and Tv documentaries and fiction films since 1994. He has lectured Film and Montage at the Masterclass in Amsterdam at the University of Art in Linz and others. He is associate of NGF-Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH. In 2008 he got Grimme Prize for the editing/script of OUR DAILY BREAD, in 2011 Diagonale-Prize for the best Documentary-Montage for the Film ABENDLAND and in 2012 Prize for the best Fiction Film Montage/Diagonale for the Film MICHAEL.
Latest cinema productions:
2011 Editing/Producer: MICHAEL (dir: Markus Schleinzer)
2010 Editing and Script: ABENDLAND (dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
2009 Dramaturg: THE ROBBER (dir: Benjamin Heisenberg)
2008 Editing and Script: 7915KM (doc. 95 min, dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
2005 Editing and Script: OUR DAILY BREAD(doc., 92 min., dir: Nikolas Geyrhalter)
Camille Cotte /FR/
Apprenticeship as a trainee-editor from 1980 on french photographer’s documentaries, Raymond Depardon (Reporters, Numéro Zéro, Faits Divers, Empty Quarter, La Captive du Desert, Délits Flagrants). In parallel, I was an assistant for a few years on 35mm feature films with differents editors and directors (among others : Benoît Jacquot, Peter Brook, Sarah Moon, Éric Barbier, Georges Wilson, Jean Luc Léon…) Incindataly, I stayed one year and a half in New York (1987) working with Robert Franck (Candy Mountain) and Robert Altman (The dumb waiter & the room). At last, as a Supervising Editor, sound and picture, with A. Despleschin, S. Martin, J. Doillon, , M. Vernoux, E. Carrere, J. Bonnell, M. Houellebecq, Karin Albou, Ilya Khrzhanovsky…Teaching film editing at Paris 8 university, ESAV and occasionnaly at La FEMIS.
Stefan Kloos /DE/
Kloos & Co. Medien / CEO Rise and Shine
Grimme Award-winner Stefan Kloos founded Kloos & Co. Medien in 2002 and has since produced numerous award-winning creative documentaries with international TV broadcasters and for the cinema. Kloos is a member of EDN and AG DOK and an alumni of the DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS MASTERSCHOOL. He is a regular on the international market and festival circuit and lectures on documentary film and distribution. Recent award-winning films and coproductions include: THE OTHER CHELSEA, PUTINS KISS, OF SHARKS AND FISH, GANGSTER OF LOVE, AWAY FROM THE SUNS, ON THE SEA WITH BADJAO and the cultural comedy AND WHO TAUGHT YOU TO DRIVE?.
In 2007, he additionally founded RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES and has since been also successfully involved in international distribution of selected award-winning documentaries from all over the world. The catalogue includes THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS, BOTTLED LIFE, TOMORROW, THE KID AND THE CLOWN, LIFE IN STILLS, WINTER GO AWAY, DANCE FOR ME, MY STUFF, CESAR´S GRILL and others.
Esther van Messel /CH/
CEO First Hand Films
Born 1965 in Vienna, lives in Switzerland and holds a Bachelor’s degree in film & television production and in history from the University of Tel Aviv. In 1990, she joined Warner Bros. Israel and became Head of Distribution. From 1992 she produced international feature films and documentaries as Head of Co-Production and Sales for an independent production company in Zurich. In 1998, Esther van Messel founded her own company First Hand Films in Zurich and Berlin for world sales of documentaries and fiction films. First Hand Films acts as executive producer for selected projects. Esther van Messel has been working as a lecturer and consultant for various organisations like EAVE Brussels, IDFA Forum Amsterdam, Cinemart Rotterdam, Eurodoc Paris, Avea Johannesburg, Eureka Warsaw and Tallinn, Another Finland, TV Media Business School Barcelona, Discovery Campus Munich, FÁS Screen Training Ireland, the Filmacademy Ludwigsburg, the Erich Pommer Institut and the Austrian Parliament, a.o. She was an appointed member of the Selection Committee for the Austrian Film Institute and served on several juries like Golden Link EBU and Nordisk Filmpanorama. Since 1999 she co-owns Vertical Strategy Ltd. in Leipzig together with Björn Koll from Edition Salzgeber Berlin. Esther van Messel is fluent in English, German, French, Dutch, Hebrew, and not yet in Danish. Since 1992 and 1995 she is raising a daughter and a son. She rides a Hornet 900.
Heino Deckert /DE/
Producer & Distributor MA.JA.DE/Deckert Distribution
Heino is Producer and Managing Director of MA.JA.DE Filmproduction based in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany as well as running Deckert Distribution, a distribution company for documentaries. He has studied law in Berlin and the German Film and TV Academy Berlin (DFFB). In 1991 he founded the production company MA.JA.DE Filmproduktions together with colleagues from the academy. In 1995 Mr. Deckert founded d.net, an informal union of seven European colleagues joining forces to exchange ideas and initiatives. Since the establishing of d.net the producers finished more than 30 internationally coproductions together. As a coproducer MA.JA.DE was involved in 3 Rooms of Melancholia by Pirjo Honkasalo and Justice by Fabrizio Lazzaretti. The catalogue of Deckert Distribution includes titles like: Chavez – Inside the Coup, Inheritance: A Fisherman’s Story (shortlisted for Oscar 2004) Garden (Sundance 2004, IDFA 2003) and the three Rooms of Melancholia (Venice 2004). Mr. Deckert lectures on production and distribution of documentaries for organizations such as EDN, Ex Oriente, Discovery Campus and Sundance Institute.
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.
Miroslav Janek /CZ/
DOP, Editor and well known Film Director
Miroslav wrote, directed and produced nearly forty short films. He also worked as a film editor for the Czechoslovak Television before immigrating to the United States in 1979 . In 1981 he began teaching filmmaking at Film in the Cities in St. Paul, MN. During six years in Minneapolis he also produced and directed number of independent films sponsored primarily by local foundations. In 1986 he moved to New York City where he continued his freelance work until 1994.The next two years he spent in Treviso, Italy, collaborating with American director Godfrey Reggio on developing a multimedia project Fabrica. Since 1993 he has directed and shot many documentaries for Czech Television. Since 1998 he has been teaching at the Documentary department of FAMU (Film Academy in Prague).
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.
Peter Kerekes /SK/
Director, Producer and Lecturer
Peter (born 1973 in Košice) studied film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava in the years 1991 – 1998. He eventually ended up teaching the same subject at the same institution, where he, together with Dušan Hanák, founded the feature and documentary film studio. Although he originally wanted to make feature films and managed to reach for the university degree, he fell for documentary storytelling ever since his first documentary about Slovakian poet Erik Groch. His latest feature Cooking History (produced by Austrian director and producer Georg Misch) was awarded at many international festivals, such as Hot Docs and DOK Leipzig, and even nominated for the renowned Prix Arte 2009 European Film Award..
Marek Šulík /SK/
Born 1974 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia. Graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. In 2005 was awarded the ZENTIVA award for young filmmakers at the international film festival FEBIOFEST, Bratislava. Through his work which centres on the social documentary he often collaborates with non-governmental organisations. He often collaborates on projects as a director and editor. He teaches documentary film making on Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava and works also as a lecturer on film workshops.
Hanka Kastelicova /CZ/
Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe
Hana earned a Master of Arts degree from the Faculty of Film and TV Documentary Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. As an experienced and dedicated documentary film-maker she came to HBO Europe from Slovenian public broadcaster RTV SLO. There she directed and produced many documentaries and recently performed the position of the Head of Documentary Development and Commissioning Editor. Hana Kastelicová is the Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in her Budapest office and working closely with HBO Europe’s production centers in Warsaw, Prague and Bucharest, she oversees all aspects of HBO Europe’s documentary output.
Zuzana Mistríková /SK/
Asociácia Nezávislých Producentov
Graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava in theatre and radio dramaturgy. Worked for Slovak TV, Nová scéna theatre. After being elected into the Slovak Parliament, she served as an aide to the deputy prime minister and as a member of the Slovak Radio Board (1991-92), president of Slovakia’s Advertising Standards Authority (1996-2004), and executive director of the Asosciation of Independent Radio and TV Stations (1992-2002). She also worked as a general director of the Media and Audiovisual Dept. at the Slovak Ministry of Culture (202-2006). Currently she works as an executive director for consultancy agency PubRes, executive director of the NGO Media Institute, executive vice president of the Slovak Film and TV Academy, member of the Executive Board of the Advertising Standards Authority, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava. Author of numerous texts on media subjects, author of many librettos, translated Eugen Ionesco’s The Chairs.
Wolfgang Gumpelmaier /AT/
Wolfgang was born in 1978 and lives in Austria. During his media studies at Vienna University he worked as a film critic and journalist. He is a passionate web user and always on the hunt for the latest trends in Social Media, social film marketing, online film distribution, crowd-funding, community building etc. He aggregates his knowledge in his Social Film Marketing blog, on gumpelmaier.net, Facebook and Twitter. Wolfgang is also team member of ikosom and a regular speaker at a variety of workshops and film festivals. He is currently working on different projects throughout Europe.
Andy Green /GB/
Andy has more than 10 years experience as a film producer and editor, including a strong background in the advertising industry. He worked on several Cannes Media Lion winning campaigns for the world’s top commercials agencies. Andy was selected for “Features Scotland” – the Scottish Government sponsored expo of up-and-coming film producers. He has worked across film finance, production, distribution and marketing, and draws on this experience to ensure clients of all sizes get what they need from Distrify.
As the COO of Distrify, Andy oversees marketing, sales and client relationships. If you don’t understand all this new stuff about online distribution, spend a half-hour with Andy and you’ll not only be an expert, but you’ll be inspired to take on the world.
Maroš Šlapeta /SK/
Editor, Script Doctor
Film editor, teacher at the Film Academy in Bratislava (VSMU), editor of films ,,My Zdes” and ,,Border” by Jaro Vojtek – awarded at IFF Jihlava as the Best Documentary Film of the Central and Eastern Europe /2009/. He also edited fiction films like “Return of the Storks” /2006/ dir. Martin Repka and film “Snowdrops and Aces after 25 years” /2008/ dir. Viktor Tauš. “Thank You Very Much”/2009/ by director Matyaš Priker awarded by Early Melons – Best film 2010; Cinefondation, Cannes 2010
Sean Farnel /CA/
Sean Farnel is currently an unrestricted free agent, specializing in documentary, having recently departed his post as Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, market and conference. Sean was recruited to this newly created position in November 2005, following six years as a staff programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. At Hot Docs, Sean was responsible for managing all Festival programming, including film curation and the Industry conference. He also created the popular Doc Soup screening series, as well as the Dog Mogul Award, and managed the Shaw Hot Docs Fund. Sean is a graduate of Cinema Studies from one of Canada’s most respected film schools, Concordia University. Upon graduation he received the Motion Picture Foundation of Canada Award for Most Outstanding Achievement. His occasionally writes on his blog RippingReality.com.
Simone Baumann /DE/
Born in 1963 in Zschopau/Saxony. Graduated from Rostov-upon-Don State University (Russia), where she studied philosophy 1982-87. Employment History: since 2009 head of the German managing committee of the Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy, since 2005 Eastern Europe Representative for German Films, since 2003 Board member of MFFV Central German Producers Association, 2000 Participant Independent Producers Program EAVE , 2000 Enlargement of LE Vision to include Moscow office. 1997 – present Managing director, partner, and Producer for LE Vision. 1995/96 Producer, Focus TV (Pro7 network), Munich. 1992 – 95 production assistant, domestic politics department, MDR, Dresden. 1991 – 92 researcher, Hegel Institute, Berlin, Dep. for Russian Hegel reception. 1987 – 91 lecturer, Humboldt University Berlin, philosophy dep.
Irena Taskovski /UK/
Taskovski Films is London based world sales and Production Company of independent documentary films. We welcome innovative, playful and risky forms of filmmaking capable of engaging and surprising audiences around the globe. Our passion is discovering new talents and creative, author-driven stories. Our portfolio includes multi-award winner documentary “Czech Dream” by Vit Klusak & Filip Remunda-the most successful European documentary film; “People I could have been and maybe am” by Boris Gerrets – Winner of IDFA, Visions du Réel, HotDocs; “Cooking History” by Peter Kerekes – Special Jury Award at Hot Docs 2009, nomination for the European Academy Award; “Work Hard – Play Hard” by Carmen Losmann – FIPRESCI Award, Award of the Ecumenical Jury at DOK Leipzig 2011. Among our latest acquisitions are “Fortress” by Klara Tasovska & Lukas Kokes – Winner of Jihlava IDFF and Taskovski’s co-production – IDFA Feature-Length Competition – “Who will be a Gurkha” by Kesang Tseten. Recently Taskovski Films opened a production branch in Berlin.
Petr Kapeller /CZ/
B3 sound studio
Petr has studied the sound department of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), has been working since 10 years in the most renowned sound studios in Prague (Cinemasound, Virtual, Bystrouska) and has become requested specialist for Foley recording and rerecording mix. He focuses on postproduction of both feature and documentary films. Within his career of a sound designer he also cooperated on many international film projects from Russia, Latvia, Croatia, Poland, Norway, UAE and UK. He is a co-owner of the B3 sound studio in Prague. Beside the sound postproduction he dedicates to the pedagogical work, too.
Tomáš Hrivnák /CZ/
Tomáš is a “brand therapist”, co-owner of the brand consultancy Idealisti. In the last 15 years he worked in advertising and marketing where he held a number of creative and managerial positions – from copywriter and executive creative director of MARK/BBDO to the director of strategic planning at Euro RSCG New Europe in Prague. Tomas ran his own consultancy since 2001 where he advised his clients on brand management, qualitative and quantitative research and business coaching. Today, he is doing pretty much the same within Idealisti.
Gitte Hansen Schnyder /CH/
Sale Agent First Hand Films GmbH
Gitte joined First Hand Films in 2002. Her work includes project development, financing & packaging, sales and acquisition. Previously Gitte has worked with international distribution of feature films, she was Head of Information and Promotion with Filmkontakt Nord for five years in Copenhagen, coordinator of the Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, and she has worked for the former MEDIA project DOCUMENTARY which included the first edition of the EDN TV Guide and a study on the European Documentary sector.
Barbara Tonelli /FR/
Barbara is one of the co-founders of French crowd-funding website, Touscoprod which allows users to invest in a film project in exchange for a share of the income and several exclusive services. The primary goal of Touscoprod is to engage audiences from production to the theatrical release. In a field where financing is becoming more and more uncertain, Touscoprod tries to give the audience back its spectator power, allowing them to engage with the film on several platforms.
Oli Harbotle /GB/
Sale Agent Dogwoof
Oli has been at Dogwoof since 2006, having previously produced the Raindance Film Festival. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of distribution at Dogwoof, managing the process from acquisition through to release. He has overseen the highly successful and innovative campaigns for titles such as The Age of Stupid, The End of the Line and Burma VJ.
Tomáš Mrkvička /CZ/
Communication strategist and creative thinker with experience with all kind of brands and budgets from the biggest to the smallest. Specializing in finding answers to difficult questions. Specialties: Strategic planning, consulting, research and insights, creativity, brand building, pitching
Pieter Van Huystee /NL/
Pieter started his own production company in 1995. Since then he has produced 110 film projects, most of them documentaries, but also feature and short films and single plays. Huystee has produced works by some of the most renowned Dutch filmmakers, including Johan van der Keuken, Heddy Honigmann and Peter Delpeut, as well as more emerging talents. In 2000, Pieter van Huystee was awarded a Golden Calf, the highest distinction in the Dutch film industry, for his work as a producer.
Kristiina Pervila-Andersson /FI/
Producer Millennium Film
Kristiina has been working as an independent producer since 1988. She has produced or co-produced international opera and ballet productions on stage, a wide range of creative international documentaries for cinema and tv, music productions and live performances. Between 1993 and 1999 she was a free-lance producer for documentaries and in 1999 she founded Millennium Film, which produces author led documentaries. The films have been awarded at international competitions like IDFA, HotDocs, Fictions du Reel, Gothenburg, Visions du Reel and Prix Italia. Kristiina Pervilä has also been working as an analyst, expert and tutor in EDN seminars like the Balticum Forum 2001 and 2003, 12 for The Future and The Eurodoc training programme since 1999 and as a moderator in Nordisk Forum 2003.
Niels Pagh Andersen /DK/
Editor, Script Doctor
Niels born in 1958, Niels Pagh Andersen started his career as an assistant to two of Denmark’s most important editors: Christian Hartkopp and Janus Billeskov Jansen. Since 1979 he has worked as a freelance film editor and has cut more than 250 films of widely different categories. Some examples of his award-winning work are: Welcome to Denmark (Odense FF, Best Documentary Film 2003); The 3 Rooms of Melancholia (dir. Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004 Venice IFF, Amnesty Prize, IDFA, CPH:DOX – First Prize, PrixItalia); Everlasting Moments (dir. Jan Troell, Premiere 2008) and others. He has lectured at film schools and universities around the world. Recently he received the Roos Prize awarded by the Danish Film Institute for outstanding efforts in documentary filmmaking.
Jacob Thuesen /DK/
Wrote and directed the award winning feature-length documentary Under New York (1996). Anklaget/Accused (2005), Thuesen’s first feature film, received EFA’s Prix Fassbinder and was a competitor in Berlin. De unge år/The Early Years – Erik Nietzsche Part 1(2007) saw its world premiere in Toronto and was also in competition in Tokyo.
Stephan Krumbiegel /DE/
Editor, Script Doctor
After becoming an engineer for media equipment Stephan started his professional career as co-director and editor on a feature documentary about aid projects in West Africa. In addition, he edited numerous student films in cooperation with film students of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Berlin film schools. Since 1996, he has worked as a freelance editor of feature and documentary films. Selected filmography: Night before Eyes (2008, dir. Brigitte Bertele); Wiegenlieder/Lullabies (2009, dir. Johann Feindt/Tamara Trampe). Since 2001, editing lecturer at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since 2007, guest professor for film editing at the Babelsberg Film School Konrad Wolf in Potsdam.
Jan Gogola /CZ/
Director, Script Doctor
Born in 1971, Jan Gogola works as a director, script editor and lecturer at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. Formerly a commissioning editor for Czech TV, chief of programme Czech TV Brno and lector of the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, Charles University and from the Department of Documentary Films at FAMU. As a script editor (dramaturg) Gogola has been involved in the making of numerous documentaries, e.g., Czech Dream, Czech Peace (dir. Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák); 66 Seasons, Cooking History (dir. Peter Kerekes); Ester (dir. Věra Chytilová); Lost Holiday (dir. Lucie Králová); Other Worlds (dir. Marko Skop); Private Century (dir. Jan Šikl), Rene, Katka (dir. Helena Trestikova) and others.
Erez Laufer /IL/
Editor, Script Doctor
Erez is the editor of the Oscar nominee for Best Documentary 2006 My Country My country, directed by Laura Poitras. His own film Mike Brant, Laisse-moi t’aimer won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary 2002. Currently he is editing his own film: Rafting to Bombay; the story of his father’s family that found a refuge from the horrors of the Holocaust in Bombay in the 40′s. The family returns to India after 60 years during the recent terror attack in Mumbai. He has worked on numerous projects with renowned filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A Pennebaker, including the Oscar-nominated The War Room. Erez was also involved with numerous international documentary film projects: STEPS, South Africa 2001 – an international HIV/AIDS film campaign for the international TV market; Africa 10, South Africa 2003; and also Why Democracy?, Steps India, mentoring The Green House, IDFA summer school and Archidoc.
Anaïs Clanet /FR/
Sales Agent Wide Management
Anaïs began in the cinema industry in 2005 working for the cinema website allocine.com where she made interviews and covered press screenings to supply the database with updates for documentary titles such as The Kid Stays in the Picture. Anaïs pursued her master studies in History and Audiovisual. In 2006, she started an internship at Wide Management and took care of the international sales of the documentary catalogue. In 2007, she became Head of Sales and Acquisitions and took care of the fiction sales department as well. Loïc Magneron and herself opened this spring Wide House, an independent documentary structure focused on documentaries sales.
Catherine Le Clef /FR/
President Acquisitions & Sales CAT&Docs
For three years, CAT has been Senior Vice President TV and Ancillary Sales at Fortissimo Films, one of the most important and respected independent sales company. Beforehand, she headed Doc & Co where she oversaw the international distribution of hundreds of productions with Maëlle. And prior to that CAT also worked for 15 years with Films Transit International in Canada. After that, Catherine Le Clef decided to set up her own company: CAT&Docs. It´s focus is on promoting and distributing all types of documentaries across all types of media, around the world.
Rüll Stefan /DE/
Stefan Rüll Law Office / GE
Attorney-at-law and Mediator, active in the film and television industry for many years, amongst others as Managing Director and Corporate Counsel of leading German film and television production and distribution companies. His law office in Berlin focuses on the legal consultation and representation of national and international producers mainly regarding co-productions, and of authors, directors, and other artists in the field of intellectual property law, film, and television. Dr. Rüll is a board member of MiMMA e.V. (Mediation in the Media, Music and the Arts e.V.), member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), founder and managing director of OnTrust Inkasso– und Abrechnungsgesellschaft mbH, and owner of Avocado FilmProduction e.K. He lectures regularly at leading German film schools and European professional training initiatives.
Tonička Janková /CZ/
Editor, Script Doctor
Tonička worked as a props manager at a regional theater, a photographer, a white chimney-sweeper in a coal mine, and a stage actress. She then became a lab technician in the Barrandov film studios and a theater lighting technician. Later, she became an assistant film editor at the Czechoslovak TV Studio and a student of film editing at Prague’s FAMU. After three years, she left the studio for USA where she worked her way up from being a press operator, a nurse, to selling hamburgers at McDonalds (just for one day), acting in a French-American theater, to finally become a film editor. Selected filmography (editor): Citizen Havel (dir. Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek), Milos Forman Stories (dir. Vojtech Jasny), Johny Suede (dir. Tom di Cillo), Children of the Night (dir. Michaela Pavlatova), The Devil Knows Why (dir. Roman Vávra), Well-paid Stroll (dir. Miloš Forman), as well as numerous documentaries directed by Miroslav Janek, Pavel Stingl and Bretislav Rychlik.
Artur Liebhart /PL/
Distributor, Festival Provider Against Gravity / Doc Review
Artur runs local distribution company Against Gravity and film festival dedicated to feature length documentary films- PLANETE DOC REVIEW FF. A.G. ( againstgravity.pl) releases films theatrically, has own dvd line “magazine of documentary art” and services 10 TV channels in Poland with 90’ and 60’ foreign doc films. Festival PLANETE DOC REVIEW ( docreview.pl) had over 22 000 admissions this year being the most popular Eastern European documentary film festival. 85% of all presented films were sold after the festival to Polish broadcasters.
Rafał Listopad /PL/
Editor, Script Doctor
Born in 1978. Editor of feature films, documentaries, film shorts. Graduated from editing on interdepartamental studies of Film School in Łódź. One of the most talented editors of young generation. Winner of many awards. His work include short films: Three for taking (2006), Street Feeling (2009), documentaries: Poste restante (2008), Siberian guide (2005) and full length features such as Ode to joy (The sea) (2005) and Katyn (2007).
2008 – “Three For The Taking” (Trójka do wzięcia) – OFFskar for Best Editor
2008 – “Katyn” nominated to The Eagle, Polish Film Award for Best Editor
2007 – “Melodrama” – Potsdam International Festival of Film Schools, Award for Best Editor
2006 – “Ode to Joy” – Koszalin “Młodzi i Film” Festival, Award for Best Editor, for “professional approach, gentleness and good energy”
Tomáš Jindřísek /CZ/
CEO Ogilvy Interactive
Managing Director of OgilvyI nteractive – the internet division one of the biggest communication agency in the world. Tomáš had been professionally involved in the marketing communication and internet since 1998. Tomáš is also acting as consultant and is engaged in examining effects of new communication means/tools and social changes, which are activated through the new effects. Voluntarily Tomáš is actively involved in the general beneficial sector and collaborates to many non-profit-making organizations as well as to Donors Forum. Tomáš is „father“ of the project for developing individual donation Darujspravne.cz and lectures about CSR.