Tutors for Czech filmmakers:
Vadim Jendreyko /CH/
Producer & Director / Mira Film
Born in Germany, grown up in Switzerland. Between 1983 – 86 Vadim worked as assistant director, camera assistant and editing assistant in Germany and Switzerland. 1986 – 1988 he worked in different theatres in Germany as assistant director and assistant of light design. Since 1986 he works as director, essentially for documentary films. Vadim together with Hercli Bundi founded production company Mira Film (Zürich and Basel) in 2002. Today he is realizing films as author and director and works at Mira Film as producer and co-producer. His films were presented in festivals around the world and received several awards, among them twice the Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary and nominations for the European Film Award and the German Film Award. He is giving lectures at film schools and is contracted as consultant and coach for independent documentary films. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy.
Gesa Marten /DE/
Gesa graduated from Cologne University in Dramatics, German Literature and Philosophy. As a freelance film editor since 1991 she has edited documentaries including ‘The Order of Things’ (2014), ‘FEMMEfille’ (2015), ‘Shot in the Dark‘ (2016) or ‘Lucica and her children‘ (2018), as well as feature films including ‘Hannah’ (2006) or ‘LowLights’ (2009). She is very much committed to her work as a dramatic advisor, specialising in feature-length documentary film such as ‘Whiteblood’ (2010), ‘Foreign’ (2011) or ‘Master of Disaster‘ (2018). Her work has been nominated as Best Edit at the German Television awards (2000), Best Edit at the German Camera awards (2004, 2006) and has been awarded Best Edit of a Documentary at the Filmplus Editing prize (2005, 2009). Gesa teaches at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She is a member of the European (EFA) and the German Film Academy. Gesa lives in Potsdam near to Berlin.
François Sculier /FR/
François Sculier lives in Paris – but he loves to leave Paris to travel elsewhere. His directorial work as well as his work as an editor has led him to Greece, Iran, Burkina Faso, Morocco, and Russia. Before directing movies, this self-taught filmmaker began his career with the editing of many short films in the 80‘s (narrative, experimental and documentaries), when film stock was still prevalent. His fortuitous meeting with Joris Ivens and his collaboration with Jean-Daniel Pollet were decisive. Since then he has edited and directed short narrative films but especially documentary films that have been screened and awarded at many festivals. He has been an editing trainer at the Femis, Lussas, Cinédoc and HEAD in Geneva. He pursues and maintains a balance between these three aspects of his work: directing, editing and training.
Tutors for Slovak filmmakers:
Erik Winker /DE/
Producer / CORSO Film
Erik Winker has been working in the field of documentary for over 15 years. In 2008 he was the co-founder of HUPE Film in Cologne/Germany. The company has been responsible for successful films such as ´Searching Eva´ by Pia Hellenthal (Berlinale Panorama, Special Mention CPH:DOX, HOT DOCS, Docfest Sheffield and many more), ʻWork Hard Play Hardʼ by Carmen Losmann (FIPRESCI Prize DOK Leipzig, Grimme Award beyond others, big number of festivals worldwide), ʻDancing with Belliesʼ by Carolin Genreith (Official selection Berlinale), ʻFighterʼ by Susanne Binninger (preselected for the German Film Award, German Camera Prize) or ʻHappyʼ by Carolin Genreith (Best Documentary Film Festival Bozen, preselected for the German Film Award, German Critic´s Award) and international co-productions like ʻ15 Corners of the Worldʼ by Zuzanna Solakiewicz (Award of the Semaine le la Critique Locarno, Int. Competition DOK Leipzig), ʻA Woman Capturedʼ by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs, Sheffield and many more, nominated for the European Film Awards, Best Documentary Linz, Best Documentary Boston, Hungarian Film Award) or `Aida´s Secrets´ by Alon Schwarz (HOT DOCS, Audience Award Doc Aviv). Since summer 2016 the company is running under the new name CORSO Film, since 2017 with a second office in Stuttgart / South-Germany. Erik is teaching regularly at film schools and international workshops, is a former chairman of the filmmaker´s association Filmbüro NW and member of the German Film Academy.
Pernille Bech Christensen /DK/
Editor& Executive Producer
Pernille Bech Christensen graduated from the National Danish Film School´s Editing department in 1987, and has worked since 1987 as an editor on both feature film and documentaries. 2011-2014 P.B.C. was appointed Commission Editor on the board for commercial feature film at the National Danish Film Institute. Since 2015 Pernille Bech Christensen has been working as Executive Producer in the fiction department at the national broadcaster TV 2 Denmark where P.B.C. develops fiction-series . Since 2016 a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures. Since 2018 studying a Diploma degree in Cultural Leadership. P.B.C. is an international editing consultant in both documentary and feature film and is also working as script consultant in Denmark and Scandinavia. P.B.C teaches regularly at The National Danish Film School and has on several occasions been a guest teacher at the Norwiegen Film School . P.B.C. has during her career been nominated and won several prizes, including the Danish Academy Award for editing 2003 and the Television Award “Editor of the year” 2005. She has been Susanne Bier’s editor from 1987 til 2015, including the feature film ‘After the Wedding’, nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Language Category in 2007, and ‘In a Better World’ winner of both the acclaimed Golden Globe award and an Oscar in 2011. Pernille edited the feature-length documentary ‘The Monastery’, which won the main prize at IDFA. Over the years, her films have had 35 wins and 31 nominations at festivals worldwide.
Arash T. Riahi /AT/
Producer & Director / Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Born in 1972 in Iran, Arash T. Riahi moved to Austria as the child of political refugees in 1982. Studying Film and the Arts at the University of Vienna, he then worked as a freelancer in the youth and art department of Austrian TV. In 1997, he founded the film and media production company Golden Girls Filmproduktion (www.goldengirls.at). His body of work, which has won more than 80 international awards, comprises various short and experimental films (‘Mississippi; ‘That Has Been Bothering Me The Whole Time’), commercials, music videos, and documentaries, including ‘The Souvenirs of Mr. X’, ‘Exile Family Movie’ or the cross-media project ‘Everyday Rebellion’ that he made with his brother Arman. His first fiction film ‘For a Moment Freedom’ was Austria’s candidate for the Academy Awards in 2010. Since 2010, he is also working as a dramatic advisor for the MEDIA supported script-development programmes SOURCES 2, Nipkow and Berlinale Talents. He teaches at the Vienna film school and the filmacademy, and has held lectures at the Scottish Documentary Institute, Goethe Institute Dublin, ZKM Karlsruhe, etc.
FESTIVAL REPRESENTATIVES AND GUESTS:
Marie Ørbæk Christensen /DK/
Programmer / CPH:DOX
Together with her team Marie Ørbæk Christensen launched the new online media platform Everyday in 2015. Everyday is an interactive video platform and learning site created by CPH:DOX, focusing on ordinary people’s extraordinary stories and challenging users to create artistic videos and tell personal stories through the cameras they carry right in their pocket. Marie is in charge of education, workshops and partnerships as well as Everyday’s activities related to CPH:DOX. Marie has a background in literature, film and cultural studies and worked with collaborations between formal education and creative institutions, before joining CPH:DOX in 2014.
Mads Mikkelsen /DK/
Programmer / CPH:DOX
Mads Mikkelsen has been a programmer at CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – since 2008. CPH:DOX is one of the largest documentary festivals in the world, with an internationally-recognized profile that covers staging, visual art and performance as well as other art forms. Besides programming for CPH:DOX, he runs a monthly film series at the Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque, and contributes to various national and international magazines and publications about film.
Programmer / Visions du Réel
Member of Visions du Réel’s selection committee since 2010, Emmanuel Chicon has been a journalist, a documentary film critic at the daily French newspaper L’Humanité and has produced around twenty documentaries for several radio broadcasts (France Culture, RFI and RTBF) between 1999 and 2009. Occasional contributor to the Cinéma/Cinéma du réel department at HEAD-Genève in the field of sound composition, he is also actively part of Tours-based filmmakers collective Sans Canal Fixe and La Fabrique documentaire in Paris.
Marie Kloos /DE/
Programmer / DOK Leipzig
Marie is a member of DOK Leipzig’s selection committee, specialising in international feature length films. For over 60 years, the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film has been showing films from around the world. It focuses on the values of peace, tolerance, human dignity and freedom of expression, along with a strong, individual artistic signature of the filmmakers. Marie has been organising and programming for film festivals and cinemas since 2014. Previous experiences include the Berlinale Forum, where she was a programme consultant, and the Marrakech International Film Festival, where she was the programming coordinator. She studied in Berlin, Paris and Montreal and holds an MA in philosophy.
Ondřej Moravec /CZ/
Director of Programming / One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Ondřej Moravec is the Director of Programming of the One World Festival in the Czech Republic, focused on documentaries about human rights. He also works as a filmmaker and journalist. He used to work in Czech Television in the department of the cultural newsroom. Ondřej studied Dramaturgy and Screenwriting at FAMU as well as Journalism at Charles University. He has also worked on many virtual reality projects as a dramaturg.
Martin Horyna /CZ/
Program Department of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Since 2011, Martin Horyna has been a member of Program Department at the Karlovy Vary IFF which is held annually in July in the Czech Republic. At present, Martin is programming documentaries from all around the world and fiction films from the Latin America. His previous experience as a film journalist and critic includes working for iNDiEFiLM.cz, a Czech website specialized in independent and auteur cinema, which he co-founded in 2009, and film magazines such as Cinepur or Film a doba.
Tomáš Poštulka /CZ/
Programmer / One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Born in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Tomáš Poštulka studied at Palacký University and did his masters in Film and Media studies in 2020. In cooperation with MFDF Ji.hlava, he was a regular contributor for DOK.revue documentary web site. At his home university, he was a part of research team in two academical projects, one devoted to Jan Švankmajer, second to the structure of czech film industry in the years 2018 and 2019. Since 2016 he has worked for the festival Academia Film Olomouc, currently as the assistant of communication. He was responsible for the textual identity of Pastiche Filmz film club in Olomouc. In the years 2018 and 2019 he spent seven months at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2020, he started to work as a programmer and outreach coordinator for One World film festival.
Ivo Andrle /CZ/
Ivo Andrle is a Czech cinema operator and film distributor. Since 1999 he has co-managed Aero, Prague’s cult movie theater, eventually adding two other art cinemas in the city. He is also a cofounder and CEO of Aerofilms, one of the Czech Republic’s leading art-house distribution companies. He graduated in international trade from the University of Economics in Prague. With more than 15 years’ experience, he is an internationally recognized specialist and consultant in the fields of cinema operation and film distribution.
Hanka Kastelicová /CZ/
Hanka Kastelicová is the Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in the Budapest head office she works closely with HBO Europe’s production centers in Warsaw, Prague and Bucharest, and is responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films. She earned a Master of Arts degree from the Faculty of Film and TV Documentary Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She continued with her professional career in Slovenia, where she worked for more than 25 years as a documentary director and producer, latterly as commissioning editor and Head of Development of documentary programming. As an experienced and dedicated documentary filmmaker, she has lectured on documentary filmmaking. She has also served as a moderator and participant on numerous industry panels and other documentary events.
Tereza Keilová /CZ/
Born in Prague (Czech Republic) in 1982. She has always been interested in films, having come from a family who worked in the industry. She studied Film Production at the Private Film School in Písek and has been working in the film industry since 2003. Her experience includes working on the sets of several films, commercials, and TV series.
She’s currently working for HBO Europe as a production coordinator for Original Programming and Production.
Diana Karklin /DE/
Sales & Acquisitions,RISE AND SHINE
Moscow-born Diana Karklin studied in Russia, Spain and Germany graduating from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) in economics. Focusing on film business early on, she worked for many renowned production companies like Morena Films (Madrid) and Zentropa Entertainments Berlin before taking over the Head of Sales position at Boomtown Media International. Since 2010, Diana has been in charge of sales and acquisitions for RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES, one of the leading international sales agents for documentary films. Diana lectures regularly on documentary distribution in Europe, Russia and Latin America and has been invited on many occasions as a jury member and international expert by festivals and national funding bodies.
Alex Szalat /FR/
Director / Docs Up fund
Alex Szalat is a Director of short films, documentaries and TV series since 1977. His filmography is extensively covering a full range aspects dealing with European life culture and society. In 1987, A. Szalat founded KS VISIONS, an independent producers society and has produced over a hundred documentaries and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, Dutch Channel 1 amongst others. Since 2005 A. Szalat was commissioning editor for the Geopolitical Europe and Society department of Arte France, and from 2008, he heads the Current affair, Social issues and geopolitical department. Since September 2011, he is Deputy Director of the Society and Culture department of Arte France.
Yael Bitton /CH/
Yael has been making films for over 20 years and is an editor for both
cinema and television. She lives and works in France, the USA
and Switzerland, currently working as an editing tutor at the HEAD in Geneva, as well as an editing and story consultant for dok.incubator and Rough Cut Services. Her latest credits include: ‘Las Fantasmas del Caribe’ by Felipe Monroy (2017); ‘Machines’ by Rahul Jain 2016, winning the 2017 Sundance Cinematography award in the World Documentary Competition and the Special Jury, Human Value and FIPRESCI awards at the Thessaloniki Documentary film festival; MOMA’s Doc Fortnight opening film); ‘Forget History’ by Anat Even (2016); ‘The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev’ by Noam Pinchas and Tal Barda (2015). From 1995 to 1999, she worked as a script supervisor on various feature films in the USA, including ‘Lisbon story’ by Wim Wenders, ‘Girlfight’ by Karin Kusama, ‘Hamlet’ by Michael Almereyda, and many more. She has directed two feature-length documentaries: ‘Not For Sale’ (2003); ‘The Rabbi‘s 12 Children (2007); as well as various shorter formats for television. She lives in Paris.
Phil Jandaly /SWE/
Phil has been an editor for the last 20 years, starting in fiction before firmly landing in documentary. Part of award winning international productions like ‘Prison Sisters’, ‘Killing Time’, and ‘Missing Fetine’, he also works as a rough cut consultant and has been part of films like ‘Liberation Day’, ‘Home Games’, ‘How Big is the Galaxy’, and more. Phil helps filmmakers to develop their projects and gives master classes on pitching pilot trailers, the raft of storytelling through scripting and editing, and the genius of sticky notes.