Selected observers

– selected observers DOK.Incubator Workshop 2012
– selected observers DOK.Incubator Workshop 2013



Selected Observers DOK.Incubator Worskshop 2013

Costanza Julia Bani  /DE/
molly aida
BaniMy bilingual brain, my multicultural background plus my passion for film, literature, writing, budgeting, financing, networking and media rights made a producer out of me, wanting to co- produce internationally. In the past 10 years I have been working as a production coordinator, manager and finally producer for a couple of companies: von vietinghoff filmproduktion, studio hamburg, cinecentrum, clemens von wedemeyer and prounenfilm, until I started working for molly aida today.


Martin Gerner /DE/
MG Film
Photo - Martin GernerMartin is a film director, producer and journalist. His debut film Generation Kunduz won the DEFA Award at Dok-Leipzig 2011 and the Jury’s Grand Prix in Shanghai. A freelance correspondent in Afghanistan since 2004, he is a trainer for a new generation of Afghan filmmakers & journalists with various media NGOs. Curator of the ‘Afghanistan from Inside’ special at Dok-Leipzig Festival.


Lena Hashimoto /SK/
VŠMU /Film and TV Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts/
Photo - Lena HashimotoAfter graduated from Rikkyo university in Tokio, moved to Slovakia in 2010. Currently finishing the Master’s degree at the Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Half Japanese, half Slovak. Now working on documentary film “ATOMKA” – documentary film about Fukushima and other Japanese- Slovakian projects.



Morana Komljenovic /HR/
Fade In – Incredibly good institution
Photo - Morana KomljenovićMorana was born in 1976 in Croatia. She has directed several short documentary films and a feature documentary „BOSANOGA (an entirely accidental death)“. Her experimental documentary video „Naked Soul“ was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 in the Generation Y category. Since 2006 she has been working for the independent documentary production Incredibly Good Institution – Fade In as an editor and producer.


Esther Krausz /AT/
MEDIA Desk Austria
Photo - Esther KrauszEsther has been head of MEDIA Desk Austria since June 2011. The MEDIA Desk is the local consulting-, information- and promotion-outlet of MEDIA, the funding programme of the European Union for the audiovisual industry. The service to the local film industry includes creating awareness of the European context we are all working in, by facilitating networking- and cooperation-opportunities around Europe, and promotion of the comprehensive European training-offer.


Aleksandra Leszczynska /PL/
Polish Film Institute
Photo - ALEKSANDRA ALEKSANDRAAleksandra Leszczyńska works in Film Production and Development Department in Polish Film Institute. In 2009 she graduated form Mega Plus – Master in Audiovisual Management and since then she specialized in financing and development of audio-visual projects. Now, at the Institute she provides administrative support to the producers and projects that received development subsidy for feature films, documentaries and animation.

Pavel Smejkal /SK/
International Film Festival Bratislava
Photo - Pavel SmejkalI was born in 1986 in Košice, Slovakia. After graduating Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava (film studies) I continued on a postgraduate program at the same school. Since 2005 I have been writing film reviews and essays for several Slovak film magazines and since 2011 I am also a member of IFF Batislava programming team in charge of the International Documentary Film Competition.


Michael Würfel /DE/
MITV Independent Television
Photo - Michael WürfelI wrote, produced and filmed several short films and concentrate on documentary films today. I am publisher and author of my own first nonfiction book as well as publisher for other books and directories about community living. I nurse my mother who’s in the need of care and am father to my daughter born in 2012. I translate from English to German. I worked as certified carpenter and studied dramaturgy (screenwriting) at film school Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1998-2004.

Scott Donaldson /UK/
Creative Scotland
Scott-Donaldson-15Scott joins Creative Scotland with a background in education, film, photography, and environmental science. He taught film, photography and media in colleges in London, and in universities in Scotland, took photos freelance for Scottish Natural Heritage, programmed cinema and education at macrobert, and, at Scottish Screen, promoted moving image education and media literacy, and screen education in colleges and universities.


Britta Erich /DE/
MEDIA Desk Deutschland
BrittaErichAccr3Britta Erich studied American and British Literature and Culture at Hamburg university, right after which she started working in the film industry as an AD, mostly abroad for German tv productions. After long stays in the US she joined a Hamburg documentary company in 2002 as a producer, and in 2008 she commenced her work as a consultant with MEDIA Desk Germany. MEDIA Desks and Antennae are the information offices of the MEDIA programme of the EU which supports the audiovisual industry of Europe. Documentaries still are Britta’s favorites.

Alexandra Strelkova /SK/
Slovak Film Institute
Ealeksandra_strelkovastablished in 1963, the Slovak Film Institute, member of FIAF and European Film Promotion, is the sole national institution in the field of cinema. It consists of the National Film Archive and the National Cinematographic Centre. The National Film Archive collects, preserves, and protects national film heritage and makes it available to the public. At the same time, it handles producers rights to Slovak films produced by Slovak national studios from 1895 to 1991 and promotes their international presentation. The National Cinematographic Centre serves as the national film promotion centre, providing complex information and documentation services related to Slovak cinema, organizing film events in Slovakia and abroad.

Hanna Polak /PL/
hanna_polak1_webHanna, an Oscar-nominated director, graduated from the Cinematography Division of the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation. She worked on various movies as producer, director, cinematographer and still photographer. In 2002, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary and Short Fiction Movies in Poland for Railway Station Ballad. In 2004 she completed work on The Children of Leningradsky in collaboration with HBO. The movie received an Oscar nomination, an IDA Award, two Emmy nominations, and the Gracie Allen Award and many others. She has been an expert for the Polish Ministry of Culture, evaluating documentary projects for financing by the Polish Film Institute. Hanna has been advocating the case of homeless children all over the world. She founded and collaborated with Active Child Aid foundation and collaborates with UNICEF.

Kristína Šnircová /SK/
VŠMU /Film and TV Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts/
kristina_snircovaKristina is a second year student of documentary department at the Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She has recently worked as an assistant director on the feature documentary Velvet Terrorists premiered at Karlovy Vary this year.



Selected student observers at 2nd Workshop Session in Bratislava
from Academy of Fine Arts and Design /VŠVU/
Simona Vojtečková
Ivana Danišková

from Academy of Performing Arts /VŠMU/
Katarína Hlinčíková
Kristína Šnircová
Tomas Holocsy
Andrej Veresvarsky

Selected student observers at 1st Workshop Session in Wroclaw
from Film School Lodz /PWSFTviT/

Katarzyna Boniecka – Editing Department
Maciej Cendrowski – Directing Department
Justyna Król – Editing Department




Selected observers for DOK.Incubator workshop 2012

Ivo Brachtl /SK/
Born in 1963, Bratislava. 1983 – 1988, studied FAMU in Prague, Department of Film and Documentary Production. In 1991, founded the private company Brachtl audiovisual production, which makes documentary, promotional and insructional films. In 1998 – 2003 he worked at the department of documentary production VŠMU Bratislava and since 2001 he has been teaching at VŠVU in Bratislava.

Enrica Capra /IT/
Founder and CEO of GraffitiDoc, in these last years she has been producing successful 52’ and feature length documentaries, selected at some of the main international festivals, for channels like ARTE, TSR, RSI, RTBF, SBS, SVT, YLE, RAI3, History Channel, in coproduction with outstanding international companies. She’s currently opening new ways for the company developing cross-media formats and feature films. With a background in literature and history and an experience in the theatre as a director’s assistant, she was previously working in the publishing sector for nearly a decade. She then entered the development team for an Italian movie production company, Harold – Emme Produzioni (2002-2003). After attending EURODOC training in 2003-04, with other associates she established GraffitiDoc. She’s taken part in EAVE Producers Workshop 2011. Enrica is Vice President of Doc/it and coordinator of the regional association of documentary producers APRODOC, and member of EDN and Reelisors.

Rinku Kalsy /NL/
Anecdote Films
Films and cinema being her first love, she left her well paying job in Hong Kong and went to study Filmmaking in Amsterdam. She then also did her animation (3D Max and Maya) in Mumbai. Along with various workshops she has taken at the prestigious Binger institute in Amsterdam. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She started her Media career working at different studios and advertising agencies in Mumbai. Which includes Dungarpur Films, Avitel and Applause Entertainment. Her repertoire encompasses everything from ideating and researching scripts, Directing, Pre-production, Camera work to Post-production. As well as being an Apple certified Final Cut Pro editor. She has directed, produced and edited Documentaries for Dutch broadcast channels. And documentaries that were made for International film festivals.

Eva Pavlovičová /SK/
2010 – 2012  Producer and Editor, KINEČKO, slovak bimonthly film magazine
2008 – 2009  Managing Director, Kressling Gallery
2008  Junior Associate, Law Firm JUDr. Miroslav Pekár
2010 – 2012  Film direction and Production, Film School Zlín
2002 – 2007  Law, Comenius University: Faculty of Law, Bratislava

Kamila Zlatušková /CZ/
Czech Television
Graduated from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in TV Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting in 2006. From 2003-2004 studied Broadcasting and Film Studies at Nebraska University as a Robitschek Scholar. Currently finishing her PhD studies of Dramaturgy and Creative Writing. She worked in Czech Television as a commissioning editor for documentary films and factual programming from 2006 to 2009. She has been working as a lecturer of TV Documentary Filmmaking at JAMU since September 2007 and Masaryk University (Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy) since 2011. She has worked as a documentary director and freelance commissioning editor for Czech Television since 2009. Nowadays she is working as a creative producer in Czech Television Brno. Her creative group is focused on drama, creative documentaries and new formats.

Jan Hubáček /CZ/
Jan Hubacek (1985) was born in Zlín, to the family of a seaman. In his youth he played basketball and as a guitarist he founded two rock bands. After a year he spent in High
School in USA he returned with rather extreme opinions and planned on entering the politics. Bohemian woods and mountains quickly calmed him down though. He studied film directing and screenwriting under professor Stanislav Párnický and Tomáš Binter at FMK UTB Zlín. Now he is working as a freelancer both commercial and non-commercial projects. He began to gather film experience as an assistant director of awarded student megamovie Return to the red city (2007). In the following year he succeded with his short feature The shoes at Prague festival Aerokratas. He studied „work with actors“ by director Dodo Gombar and meanwhile shot a critical theater documentary At Once, which raised a series of indignation at the headquarters of Zlin theatre. In 2009 he left for Estonia to study at Baltic Film and Media school. After his return he began to work on a short feature fantasy film Romance of Noble Age. The summer of 2011 he spent on a television internship in Berlin. Now he is editing his first full length film Accept – a documentary about contemporary music.


1st Workshop Session in Telč /CZ/
student observers from Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague /FAMU/

David Mencl – Editing Department
Darina Moravčíková – Editing Department
Matěj Šámal – Editing Department


2nd Workshop Session in Bratislava /SK/
Student observers from VŠMU
/Film and TV Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts/

Mária Martiniaková  Documentary Film
Simona Hrušovská – Documentary Film
Jan Kolínský – Documentary Film
Michal Kondrla Visual Editing
Daniel Pártoš – Visual Editing