Andrea Prenghyová /CZ/
Graduated in journalism at Charles University and in documentary direction at FAMU. She has been working as a reporter for the Reflex magazine, shooting and producing documentary films for the Czech Television as well as for private broadcasters. In 2001 she stood at the birth of the Institute of Documentary Film, which under her 10 years leading developed into the biggest NGO supporting documentary films in the Eastern European countries. In 2003-2007 she was member of EDN Executive Committee, in 2006 -7 has been participating at working group creating the proposal of the new Czech cinema law, in the years 2007 and 2008 she participated at creating of Audiovisual Training Coalition. Since the year 2011 she is free lance working as lecturer (FAMU, University of New York) director, producer and expert. With DOKLeipzig she started DOK.Incubator training project focused on new tools in documentary marketing and distribution.
Tel.: +420 777 823 111
Claas Danielsen /DE/
project partner – tutors consultant
is a filmmaker, producer, lecturer and festival director living in Leipzig/Germany. After working as a journalist and getting practical training in film production companies he studied documentary directing at the Munich Film Academy. He made seven documentaries of which several did an extensive festival tour, won international awards and were sold to European broadcasters. In 2000 he became Head of Studies of Discovery Campus, an internationally highly respected training initiative for documentary professionals and up-and-coming talents who want to enter the international non-fiction market. In April 2004 Claas Danielsen was appointed Artistic and Managing Director of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, the biggest German and one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide, which he has developed into an important meeting place of the international non-fiction industry. Claas Danielsen was board member of the German documentary filmmakers’ association a.g.dok and the European Documentary Network EDN for several years. He is a member of and an advisor to the European Film Academy and has served on many international festival juries and the selection committees of different German film and media funds.
Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
head of studies
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 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 comes to 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.
Kateřina “Katka” Matějíčková /CZ/
head of production
Kateřina started her career as a volunteer in the production of different cultural festivals in the Czech Republic. After she graduated at Film school Zlín (focusing on Production) with short film Domino which was chosen to take part in the Czech Short Films 2011 collection. She worked as a Production Manager of Scenofest during Prague Quadrennial 2011 of performance design and space, as a Head of Production of Jihlava 15th International Documentary Film Festival and as a Debate Coordinator for One World at Schools during International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World 2012. Kateřina has been participating on the production of many film festivals.
Ilo von Seckendorff-Witzleben /DE/
graduated from the Faculties of Cultural Sciences and Communication and Media at the University of Leipzig, Germany. During her studies she worked for different cultural institutions in Argentina and Chile, where she was mainly in charge for feature and documentary film programmes. Assistant of Galeri K/ Oslo as coordinator of international art fairs in Berlin and Madrid. Since 2005 Ilo von Seckendorff works for DOK Leipzig as the curator of the DOK Summit panel discussions and DOK Podia and is in charge of the festival’s master classes and workshops. From 2007 till 2009 she was the project coordinator of the German-Czech film project “Breathless” and is still happy to see the result of five films on their way to success.
Tereza Šimíková /CZ/
Tereza was graduated at the Film Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and works as a documentary director, journalist and translator from Italian. Author of five documentary projects – e.g. Grandmap, or Double life of Saint Vit, awarded on the international festival of science documentaries AFO in 2006. Since 2003 she’s a member of a non-profit organization TRK, aiming to reconstruct a Czech-German cross border communication and creative activities among teenagers. As a journalist and filmmaker she deals with gender issues, social, political and historical context of the daily life and cultural identity of a nation.
Tomáš “Bóža” Kraus /CZ/
Tomáš successfully finished the Film school in Zlín. During his studies he cooperated on about twenty films and now he continues his education at Hradec Kralove university, studying informatics and new technologies. He works in company 3heads, developing technical equipment for recording sport matches.
Tomáš Leschak /CZ/
Tomas gradueted at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne in Usti nad Labem (focusing on philosophy and history of art) and he is currently studying film history and theory at Charles University (Department of Film Studies). During his studies, Thomas worked for several cultural institutions, one of them he values the most is Emil Filla Gallery in Usti nad Labem, where he participated on the organization of some exhibitions. In the last year he became a member of the dramaturgical team of several film festivals (Golden Eyes, 3D Film or 18th Film Festival in Litomerice). At present, he writes master’s thesis which explore the relationship between contemporary movies and video games from the perspective of narrative theory.