Marijke RawieMarijke Rawie

occupation: Consultant
country: The Netherlands
company: ExpertDocs
Marijke Rawie (ExpertDocs) is an independent documentary consultant. ExpertDocs specializes in international Documentary Training & Consultancy, and works for various documentary festivals and pitching forums like HotDocs, IDFA, EBU, EDN, Ex Oriente Film, Dragon Forum, CoPro, Sunny Side of the Doc. Marijke Rawie is involved in initiatives like the current European Discussion on the Freedom of Expression and Information in Documentaries and she is one of the founders of FACE, the Association for Fair Audiovisual Copyright in Europe. She is currently a Consultant for the Ex Oriente Film pitching training and a tutor at Documentary Campus Masterschool. From 1990 to 2006 she was Head of Art & Documentary at AVRO TV, the first public broadcaster in the Netherlands. In 1991 she founded the documentary slot AVRO Close Up which became one of the leading international co-producers and co-financiers of documentaries in Europe. She studied Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. After her studies she worked as an economic journalist for various national newspapers in the Netherlands before she went to become a commissioning editor at the national TV in the Netherlands.



Mikael OpstrupMikael Opstrup

occupation: Organization Representative, Producer
country: Denmark
company: European Documentary Network
A dedicated documentarist since making my first documentary – now hidden from the public in my cellar – in 1977. In 1979 I graduated in Film from the University of Copenhagen. Most of the 1980s I worked in distribution and theatrical release of documentaries. Attended script writing at the Danish Film School in 1988. Worked as Freelance Producer and Production manager up through the 90’s. Organized the film festival Films from the South in 1995-98. Made a desk cross-over in 1998-2002, working as Production Adviser at the Danish Film Institute. Attended EAVE in 1998/99. Since 2000 I have worked as tutor at a large number of workshops and forums around Europe and in the Middle East. In 2002-2008 I was co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where I produced a number of international documentaries. Was board member of EDN from 2005 to 2008, the last year as Chairman. In 2009 I worked as Film Strategic Adviser of the Middle East at International Media Support. Also since 2009 I serve as lead production tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop. Since 2011 I work as Head of Studies at EDN.



Filip RemundaFilip Remunda

occupation: Director, Producer, Scriptwriter
country: Czech Republic
company: Hypermarket Film
Filip Remunda (born in 1973) is a Czech director and producer. In 2005 he graduated from FAMU’s Department of Documentary Film in the masterclass of Karel Vachek. During his studies he attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. He lectured at the Flaherty Documentary Seminar in the USA. Co-founder of the Institute of Documentary Film. He runs the independent production company Hypermarket Film. Selected Filmography: Village B. (2002, 35mm, 30’, FAMU, Czech TV, YLE, ARTE, awarded at the 2002 Karlovy Vary IFF, 2003 FamuFest, 2003 Art Film Festival); Czech Dream (dir. with Vít Klusák, 2004, 35mm, 87’, Hypermarket Film, Czech TV, Mirage, FAMU); The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Ghost (26’, Digi Beta, Czech Television, Jihlava IDFF 2007 Audience Award, Pavel Koutecky Award 2007); Czech Peace (dir. with Vít Klusák, 2010, 35mm, 103’, Hypermarket Film, Czech TV, Taskovski Films), Epochal Trip of Mr. Triska to Russia (2011, 52’, Czech TV) and Czech Journal (documentary series, 5 x 52´, Hypermarket Film, Czech TV).




Magus GertenMagnus Gertten

occupation: Director, Producer, Scriptwriter
country: Sweden
company: Auto Images AB
Magnus is a former TV and radio journalist. Since 1998 he’s directed a large number of documentaries co-produced by SVT, Sweden’s national public broadcaster, many of which have been shown internationally at film festivals and on television networks. His latest documentary Harbour of Hope had Swedish cinema release and its international festival premiere at Thessaloniki Documentary Filmfestival in March 2012. Among Magnus’ other films are Get Busy (2004), Rolling Like a Stone (2005) and Long Distance Love (2008). Rolling Like a Stone won the Best Music Documentary Award at the Silverdocs/AFI Festival in 2006. Long Distance Love won Best Documentary at Hamptons International Film Festival in 2009. Get Busy was nominated for a Swedish Guldbagge in 2005. Magnus is also a producer and works on international co-productions. Together with Lennart Ström he produced the short fiction My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow, which was awarded at the Berlinale in 2008 and the Danish documnetary Armadillo, which received the Critics Prize at its 2010 Cannes Film Festival premiere and went on to win an Emmy Award.



Šejla KamerićŠejla Kamerić

occupation: MM Artist
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Šejla Kamerić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received widespread acclaim for her poignant intimacy and social commentary. Based on her own experiences, memories and dreams, which were influenced by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), Kamerić’s work takes us to spaces of displacement and discrimination. The weight of her themes stands in powerful contrast to her individual aesthetics and to her choice of delicate materials. Kamerić received The ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in 2011, the DAAD-Berlin Artist Residency Fellowship in 2007, and the Special award at (46th) October Salon, Belgrade in 2005. In 2004 she won the ONUFRI Prize of the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania. Her first short film What do I Know, premiered in Corto Cortissimo section of (64th) Venice International Film Festival and circulated over 40 film festivals winning Golden Pram for the Best Short Film awards at (5th) Zagreb Film Festival and (15th) Adana Film Festival. Her work is included in European collections such as Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; ERSTE Collection, Vienna; Deutsche Telekom, Bonn and Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul.



Jean_Pierre RehmJean-Pierre Rehm

occupation: Festival Representative
country: France
company: FIDMarseille
Jean-Pierre Rehm is a French film theorist, critic and, since 2002, director of FIDMarseille – International Documentary Film Festival. A graduate of École Normale Supérieure, modern literature and philosophy, he was a lecturer of history and theory of film and art; he also worked at the French Ministry of Culture. Rehm is an editor of Cahiers du Cinéma and a regular author of film and art reviews, exhibition catalogues, artist and filmmaker monographs. He has curated a number of exhibitions of contemporary art, both in France and abroad, e.g., in Egypt (Cairo Museum of Modern Art), the Netherlands (Witte de With, Rotterdam) or Japan (Yokohama Art Center).



Rada ŠešićRada Šešić

occupation: Festival Representative, Consultant
country: The Netherlands
company: IDFA
Film festival programmer, film maker, lecturer, critic and curator. Held position of a mentor at the Master of Film at The Netherlands Film and TV Academy in Amsterdam. Head of the documentary film competition at Sarajevo FF, founded and co-runs Docu Rough Cut Boutique. As a programmer and advisor associated with IFF Rotterdam (also participates in the selection comity of Hubert Bals Fund ) and IDFA (commissioned projects at the IDFA’s Jan Vrijman Fund). Lectured on cinema at The University of Amsterdam. Her films directed in NL: Room Without a View (1997), Soske (2001), In Whitest Solitude (2001), The Way to School (2007), were selected for 60 festivals worldwide, also screened and archived at MoMA NY and won several awards. Program advisor for Dok Leipzig , film programmer for InKo Chennai. Artistic director of the Eastern Neighbors FF, The Hague. Documentary mentor and consultant at several international workshops/pitching sessions. Regular tutor and board member of the Balkan Documentary Centre in Sofia. Guest lectured at several film schools and universities. Published her articles and essays on cinema in many countries, collaborated on books published in the UK and India. On advisory board of BDC, member of EDN and of NETPAC. Served on juries of more than 40 film festivals in Europe and Asia.



Amra Bakšić ČamoAmra Bakšić Čamo

occupation: Producer
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
company: Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art /
Amra Bakšić Čamo graduated from comparative literature 1996. Since 1995 she has been involved in new media and video production in the SEE region. While living in Slovenia, Amra worked for Ljudmila (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab). She is one of the founders of, independent film, video and new media production from Sarajevo. She has produced numerous awarded short films and art videos, documentaries and TV program and feature films. Her latest production An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanovic won the Jury Grand Prix and Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlinale 2013. For 11 years, she is also head of the CineLink, regional co-production market and project development platform of Sarajevo Film Festival. She is a member of ACE and EAVE networks and member of EFA. Amra is working at the Academy of Preforming Arts in Sarajevo, Department Production as a lecturer.



Ivana Pauerova MiloševićIvana Pauerová Miloševičová

occupation: Director, Scriptwriter, TV Representative, Script Editor
country: Czech Republic
company: Czech TV
Born in 1976 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated in humanities (macroeconomics and political science) at Charles University and in documentary film directing at FAMU in Prague. Her creative professional experience includes directing of documentary films mainly on social and political topics, including the feature documentary “Never Been Better” which covers the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war, and the hour-length doc “Damas de Blanco” on a women’s dissident movement in Cuba. She also co-directed an hour-length doc about new EU members, “E Day”. From 2003 to 2012, she worked in the Institute of Documentary Film as co-ordinator and head of programme of Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum. For the last four years, Ivana has been a lecturer at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). In 2009 she was elected a board member of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Since the fall of 2012, Ivana has been working in the Film Center of Czech Television as a documentary film script editor. .



Audryus StonysAudrius Stonys

occupation: Director, Scriptwriter
country: Latvia, Lithuania
Film director and producer. Member of EDN and the European Film Academy. Made 16 films as an independent filmmaker and producer. Films received many awards at international festivals, including Nyon, Split, Bornholm, Neu Brandenburg, Bilbao, Florence, Oberhausen and San Francisco. His 1992 film Earth of the Blind received the Felix Award from the European Film Academy for the Best European Documentary Film. 2004-2005 Documentary teacher at European Film College, Denmark. Lectures in Barcelona, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Belgrade. Representative of Lithuania in Eurimages. Retrospectives and master classes: Switzerland, Russia, France, Japan, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, New York, San Francisco, Belgium, Spain, Italy.



Ivo TrajkovIvo Trajkov

occupation: Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Script Editor
country: Czech Republic
company: The World Circle Foundation
Ivo was born in Skopje, Macedonia and graduated from FAMU in Prague. Upon graduation he decided to stay in Prague and start his career in the Czech Republic. His filmography as a director/screenwriter includes 5 feature-length films for which he received numerous awards. He works in a wide range of genres: comedy, docudrama, experimental films, and historical drama. As a producer, Ivo Trajkov was involved in more than 60 episodes of a critically acclaimed documentary series “Unexplained Deaths”, over 150 documentary films and several feature films. From 2004 he works as a professor and head of department on FAMU, Prague. In 2008 he received title Honorary Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia in Czech Republic. In his career, he was consulting, story editing feature film scripts and doctoring fiction and documentary film projects of many internationally acclaimed film directors as Jiří Svoboda, Bohdan Sláma, Sasha Gedeon, Nikolai Geiko; also of younger generation directors as Martin Dolensky, Mira Fornay, Olmo Omerzu, Atanas Georgiev and others. He works for USA based Castor productions and C3hollywood; Germany based Lara enterprises; Russia based Central partnership; Slovakia based Artreal and Alef Jo Filmstudio; Macedonia based Kaval film, Artis 3 and T-Rex; Czech Republic based Jam media, Endorfilm etc.



Aleš SukAleš Suk

occupation: Director, Cinematographer, Producer
country: Czech Republic
company: Udruga Ukus
Independent film maker, producer and new media artist. Born 1977 in Vrchlabi, Czech republic, studied FAMU (1999-2005) lives in Rijeka, Croatia. Teaches at Prague Film Academy (FAMU), Department of film editing since 2004 and at Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka (New media and animation) since 2009. Founder and CEO of Udruga UKUS.




Željka SukovaŽeljka Suková

occupation: Director, Visual Artist
country: Croatia
company: Udruga Ukus
Born 1977 in Rijeka, Croatia, Željka studied Graphic Arts at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and New Media at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. ‘Marija’s Own’ (2011) was her docu-fiction-feature film debut. It had its world premiere at Hot Docs, Toronto and European premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF where it was awarded the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean Award and was screened at more than 20 festivals including MOMA’s Documentary fortnight’s Gala closing night. ‘Winter/Miracle’ (2012) a docu-fiction film coproduction co-directed by Gustavo Beck from Brazil was screened at CPH:DOX and Goteborg IFF and won award for the best Central and Eastern European Film at Jihlava IDFF 2013.


Hanka KastelicovaHanka Kastelicová

occupation: Producer, Commissioning Editor, Streaming
country: Slovenia
company: HBO Hungary
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 film-maker, she has lectured on documentary filmmaking. She has also served as a moderator and participant on numerous industry panels and other documentary events.



Lejla DedićLejla Dedić

occupation: Commissioning Editor, TV Representative
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
company: Al Jazeera Balkans
Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina , Lejla lived, studied and worked in London for 20 years. In 1997, she graduated (BSCs Hons) in Media and Society at South Bank University in London. She has 15 years’ experience working in the media sector: production, post-production and broadcasting. Lejla worked in BBC World Service Trust/Media Action: BBC World Service Trust uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. Since 2011, Lejla has been given a role of Documentary Producer in Al Jazeera Balkans.





Robert_ZuberRobert Tomić Zuber

occupation: director
country: Croatia
company: HRT
Robert Tomić Zuber was born in 1976 in Pula. He graduated in sociology and for the last 20 years has been working as a journalist and editor in Croatian newspapers, radio and television, but is also present in international media such as BBC. He has been awarded twice for his work by the Croatian Journalists’ Association. For the last 10 years he has been working for HRT (Croatian Radio-Television) and mostly dealt with social and humanitarian subjects, in particular through his also awarded show “Misija” (“Mission”). In the last decade he has directed 3 documentary films.