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Participants • 2017

Adrià Lahuerta

Filmmaker and Producer
He is a filmmaker and producer. He graduated in Cinema Studies in 2008 in CECC, Barcelona, and attended workshops in EICTV with Carlota Coloma, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. They received the “Emerging Talent” mention by Fostering Arts and Design Barcelona (FAD) in 2011. They are the executive producers and founders of 15-L. Films, an independent film production company based in Barcelona since 2009, aimed to feature documentaries with an international impact. Their productions have been selected for a number of international film festivals and shown is venues such as CCCB, la Biennale di Venezia… Among their last productions, the feature documentary “Pequeñas Mentiras Piadosas – The Travel Agent” (2015), directed by Niccolò Bruna and shot in Cuba, is distributed worldwide by Pragda and Feel Sales, selected in many international festivals and awarded with the Honourable Mention in MiradasDoc. Since 2013, within 15-L. Films, they open a line of investigation on cross media projects and new platforms, collaborating with interaction designers.
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Beri Shalmashi

Writer and Director
Beri Shalmashi is a writer and director. During her studies at the Netherlands Film Academy in 2008 she wins the ECHO Award as most excellent bicultural student in higher education. That same year, Beri graduates with an MA degree at the Utrecht School of Arts, as a film director. She makes several well-received films, including ‘Mama’ in 2010 that she co-writes and directs with Sanne Vogel and that gets them a nomination for a Golden Calf for best television film. After graduation, Shalmashi has lived in Los Angeles, Cairo and Erbil where she tutored film at Iraqi Kurdistan’s oldest university. Together with Willem Capteyn she wrote the adaptation of Kader Abdolah’s best seller ‘The House of the mosque’ and she has new work in development supported by the Mediafund, such as a miniseries called ‘Circus Iraq’ and this transmedial documentary ‘Big Village’. She writes for newspaper de Volkskrant on a regular base and is in postproduction with a short film she recently directed in Erbil, ‘Shouted from the rooftops’.
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Participants • 2017

Beyza Meşe

Director, Producer, Editor, DOP
Beyza Meşe was born in 1992. She has chosen to study Political Economy and Social Philosophy as her major and studied Film and Television as her minor in Istanbul Bilgi University. She has been working in the film industry for 5 years as an editor and assistant director. Beyza has made a number of short films, music videos and short documentaries as well as participated in an international medium length film and a feature film. 
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Participants • 2017

Can Aksan

Director, Producer, Composer, Editor, DOP
Can Aksan was born in 1992, he lives and works between Milan, Istanbul and London. Graduated from Politecnico di Milano, Science of Architecture. In his approach to architecture, he creates a genetic relationship with the site feeling and its imaginable characters: a new relationship between sound-space-image. All these topics are defined in his thesis work titled “[ev] empathetic vibrations”; A manifesto of a new way to think architecture by the inner and geometrical essence of the space using the approach of sound reading.

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Participants • 2017

Daniel Bilenko


bilenkda@gmail.com
National broadcast and Author of TV and Radio features

Born in 1973 in Lugano, Daniel when he was 19 and came back when he was 31 after having travelled, studied and worked around the world (Oceania, UK, USA, Geneva). He has worked in the field of audiovisual narrations for about 15 years, since he was hired by the Swiss national broadcast (SRG SSR). As a freelance author, he has written several TV and Radio features, fictional and non-fictional productions such as documentaries and series.

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Participants • 2017

Elizabeth Rocha Salgado

Director, Story architect, DOP and Editor
Elizabeth Rocha Salgado is a Brazilian film director. Her films were awarded at several film festivals. She studied Social Communication at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, documentary filmmaking at Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam and obtained a Master degree in Contemporary Cinema and Audiovisual Arts at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
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Participants • 2017

Flavio Gerber

Producer and Director
Flavio Gerber was born in 1986 in Zurich, is co-founder of the production company Filmgerberei GmbH, where he functions as producer and director, working on documentaries, fiction, corporate and commercial films.
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Giorgia di Pasquale

Freelance Graphic Designer, Motion Graphic Artist and Video Editor
Giorgia is born in Rome 1981. She lives in Lugano where she works as a freelance Art Director, Motion Graphic Artist and Video Editor mainly for the Swiss national broadcast and for the collective REC. She is the founder of IlogicaLab, a creative laboratory which produces TV and web series, spots and social campaigns for non-profit organizations and projects. Between 2005 and 2014 she has worked for ROME REPORTS, a multi-lingual press agency that provide services for ABC News (USA), Al Jazeera (Qatar), CNN (USA) among others.
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Participants • 2017

Iva Radivojevic

Filmmaker and Director
Iva Radivojevic is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus. Her films have screened at NYFF, SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, HotDocs, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), PBS, New York Times Op-Docs. She is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Princess Grace Special Project Award and Princess Grace Film Fellowship and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. 
Her debut feature length documentary Evaporating Borders, has received numerous awards worldwide, was nominated for an International Documentary Association (IDA) Award, a Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award and received One World Media Award for Refugee Reporting. Her film Notes From The Border was commissioned for the launch of Field of Vision, a new documentary unit founded by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack and Charlotte Cook. 
When not working on her own films, Iva edits both documentary and narrative films. She is currently working on her new film Aleph, inspired by Borges.
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Jan Joost Verhoef

Leading Designer, Animator and Writer
Jan Joost Verhoef (born in Ermelo, The Netherlands, 1985) is an animator and digital artist, living and working in Berlin. He holds a BA in Design from ArtEZ, Zwolle in the Netherlands, where he graduated in 2011 with a nomination for the Academieprijs. He is part of Formzoo, design & animation, together with Markus Günther and Stefanie Kolb. His graduation short animation “Plunge” won the Fakkelteit Award at Beeldbuis Festival and has been licensed by MTV2 for Liquid Television, was selected by Vimeo’s Staff Picks, Stash Magazine, Behance’s Motion Served, and featured on many other online platforms. Verhoef has worked with Lucas de Man from Stichting Nieuwe Helden since the Artists in Public Festival in Belgrade in 2009. For their theatrical adaptation of “Fight Club” called “De Club (2010)”, and its successors (2011-2012) Verhoef developed the visual identity as well as an interactive online experience. For OOG Den Bosch Verhoef worked with Stichting Nieuwe Helden to animate and direct a 15 minute short film as part of 5 installations suspended from the facades of buildings across Den Bosch, the Netherlands. For OP.RECHT MECHELEN Verhoef made an extended, re-imagined version of OOG with Stichting Nieuwe Helden. He has directed animated short films for Save the Children, Yellow Lounge, Fire Fly Festival, Robert Bosch Stiftung, developed on interactive projection mapping experience with Lichtfaktor and SHANGHAI-BERLIN for Schott. Verhoef has worked as an animator with Christian Spück on the opera “La Damnation de Faust (2013)”, at the Deutsche Oper. For HETPALEIS in Brussels he worked with Schippers & Van Gucht to develop animations for the theatre play “Wat er gebeurde terwijl de mussen de polka dansten (2014)”.
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Janja Glogovac

Director and Producer
Janja Glogovac earned her M.A. degree at the Prague Film Academy - FAMU. She has made over 60 documentaries as a director, writer, and recently she has also begun working as a producer. She worked for Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian national TV. Her short film F was awarded as the best European short film, and documentary TITO was awarded in IDFA Film Festival. Her films were screened at film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Argentina, Karlovy Vary, Raindance, and more. Janja’s feature film L... like love was chosen to be an opening film for the European meeting 27 countries started in Brussels, Barcelona, Lyon at the same time. The same film inspired the Valencia film festival organization to open a new section called film by women, dedicated to woman’s films in the industry.
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Judith van der Velden

Creative Director and Graphic Designer
Judith der Velden is an independ graphic designer based in Amsterdam and is also the creative director and designer at studio Hyper Epic. In her work she combines an analytic approach with an easthetic and fashion-consious visual language. Next to her commisioned work she also self-initiates projects.
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Lyangelo Vasquez

Founder of Hyper Epic, Historian and Editor
Hyper Epic is a creative storytelling studio that brings together content, interactive forms of storytelling and design. The studio develops and realises concepts and projects for online, print and physical spaces and has specialized in storied documentary projects. Recently the studio has developed the transmedia project Goede Hoop (NTR). In the past Hyper Epic developed the interactive video museum for Ondersteboven, a television program about the Netherlands in the 1960’s (NTR/VPRO), the international video series ‘Circle of Centaurs’ (Remy Martin), the online magazine for De IJzeren Eeuw (NTR) and 14-18: Nederlandse Oorlogsverhalen (NTR/VPRO), an interactive longread on World War I. 
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Marc Widmer

Digital Strategist
Marc Widmer was born in 1978 in Olten living and working as Digital Strategist and Frontend Developer. Partner of the digital agency Palmbeach Interactive.
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Marco Ferrari

Writer and Director
Marco Ferrari is a writer/director based in Milan, Italy. In 2015 he has been finalist at the Italian competition “Premio Solinas” with his documentary project “Island”. In 2014 he completed his first feature film, “Simple Being”, presented at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. He has been shadow director on the TV series “Desperate Housewives” (ABC) and assistant director on the documentary series “The colors of the deserts” (ARTE). From 2006 to 2009, he created video installations for international organizations and art foundations such as UNESCO and Triennale di Milano. He graduated in Entertainment Studies at UCLA, Los Angeles.
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Maria Eugenia Sanchez Lopez

Director and Creative Producer
I studied Social Anthropology and Film Theory at the University of Veracruz, Mexico. I worked at the film industry for 13 years as production coordinator, first assistant director and producer. In 2009 I moved to Norway for personal reasons and started all over again, but this time as a documentary filmmaker. I've made one short and one medium length documentaries, both have been shown internationally. I currently study a master degree on Documentary and Journalism at the University College in Volda, Norway.
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Participants • 2017

Med Arbi Soulhia

Founder of Red Fish Production, Filmmaker, Photographer, VR designer
Med Arbi is a Photographer and Filmmaker based in La Marsa Tunis,Tunisia. In 2008 he obtained a Canadian degree in filmmaking. He capturing both Photos and videos in a variety of situations. Different kind of photography Specialities (corporate, Commercial, Portrait, Fashion, Underwater Photography, Packshot, Food Photography, Advertising, .) Image Editing, Corporate Videos, Music Videos, Video Editing, Color grading, virtual tour, Virtual reality, 360° videos, etc.
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Michaela Pnacekova

Producer and Writer
Michaela heads the Kloos & Co Medien documentary film production subsidiary in Leipzig Kloos & Co. OST as a producer since July 2016. She worked as production manager on the documentary PRE-CRIME by Matthias Heeder and Monika Hielscher, which will have its World Premiere at HotDocs this year. Her focus in the new subsidiary is on new and young talents as well as on interactive media. Her first short film EMPIRE as a producer premiered in 2015 at the Montreal World Film Festival. Her documentary project BORDER CUT by Igor Chojna won Special Mention at the Bosch Stiftung East European Co- Production Prize 2014 and will be released in 2017. In October 2016, the short film PAPA BAER which she produced at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehenakademie in Berlin was premiered on German public broadcaster RBB. She has a MA in English and American Studies and Theatre Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She was one of the programmers of the Czech queer film festival Mezipatra and for several years she worked at the Berlinale European Film Market, FilmFestival Cottbus, achtung berlin and was one of the project managers of NISI MASA, European Network of Young Cinema. Alumnus of Ex Oriente Workshop 2014, MAIA Workshop 2014, Bosch Stiftung East-European Co-Production Prize Nominee and id w workshop at Visions du Reel 2017.
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Nathalie Codina

Freelance Creative Producer
Born in 1988 in Bellinzona. After graduating in English and Italian Literature, she has worked for the Culture Percentage of Migros, where, as an assistant of the Head of Department in Ticino, she has acquired experience in the fields of cultural marketing and promotion. In 2015 she has trained as a Film Critic in the Summer Academy of the 68th International Film Festival Locarno and since then she occasionally writes as a freelancer, aside to her other professional activities. She is currently working as independent creative producer on documentary and transmedia projects for the collective REC (Lugano).
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Pablo Assandri

Founder & Director of the IOIC – Institute of Incoherent Cinematography
Pablo Assandri was born 1977 in Argentina, is the artistic director of the IOIC - Instiute of Incoherent Cinematography, an association based in Zurich organising silent film festivals.
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Pau Artigas Vidal


pau@tallerestampa.com
www.tallerestampa.com

Co-Founder of Taller Estampa, Web developer and Interaction designer
Taller Estampa is a design studio founded in Barcelona in 2006 and formed by Roc Albalat Gimeno, graphic designer and audiovisual producer, Pau Artigas Vidal, web developer, interaction designer and professor at Escola Massana, and Marcel Pié Barba, animation producer, designer and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona and Escola Massana. We make interactive websites, graphic design, animation, motion graphics and experimental film, as well as participate in various research-based projects. Recent work includes the design and development of webdocs Las Sinsombrero for RTVE and Intropía Media, Doble Epidèmia for Marc Serena in collaboration with the newspapers El País and Ara and Speech Success, awarded by Arte.tv and the National Film Board of Canada in the Interactive Haiku competition.
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Selim Harbi

VR & Multimedia storyteller, Photographer and Visual consultant
VR & Multimedia storyteller, photographer, and visual consultant, born and raised in Tunis, graduated BA in Photography & Audiovisual Media at Beuth university in Berlin.. I Attempt to ‘see’: and reflect my surroundings, travelling and collecting untold stories along the way—stories that may explore surprising issues behind the seemingly ordinary.Through living and working in Africa Europe and the Middle East, I amassed a solid ground experience, a multi-cultural background and a wide knowledge in cross-media publishing and production (works ). Focused on contemporary socio-political issues, i am dedicating my expertise to develop new generative media and storytelling concepts. In 2013 i co- founded Afreekyama Collective :one of the very first cross-media platform dedicated to creative multimedia storytelling in Africa . “
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Sonja Bozic

Transmedia Concept Developer
Sonja Bozic is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and professor. Serbian native and New York City based, she has edited, directed, and produced a wide range of video forms that have been screened at the festivals internationally, including the Cannes Film Festival, and she participated in the 2013 Tribeca Hackathon as part of Frontline/ProPublica team. Sonja was on the committee of organizers for the Media Festival at the 2009 NAB/BEA conference in Las Vegas. Sonja is currently teaching film editing at the New School, New York City and transmedia at Montclair State University, New Jersey and earning her PhD in Transmedia Storytelling at Ohio University, where her transmedia research was nominated for the Trisolini Fellowship Award. She also attended Producing Fundamentals Intensive at School of Professional Studies, New York University.
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Participants • 2017

Vladimír Cháb

Composer and Sound designer
He has been working mainly as a film score composer and sound designer and co-authored with Elizabeth multimedia projects.

2016

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Participants • 2016

Ana Brzezinska

Director / Producer
Documentary filmmaker and a senior level producer with a strong track in TV and digital productions with a multitasking approach (scriptwriting / directing / producing). Graduate of Drama Directing Department at Ludwik Solski State Theatre School (Krakow, Poland). Ana was a Digital Media Producer at Polish National Opera. She had collaborated as an expert on media with Leon Kozminski University and Modern Poland Foundation. For a number of years she had worked for TVN and NC+, major private broadcasters in Poland. For over ten years she had been translating films and non-fiction television series. She is interested in stories that shape our way of thinking about contemporary social relationships and the future of our civilization.

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Angelos Tsaousis

Producer, Director, Documentary Filmmaker
2014 – 2017 "ROBOTICS FOR ALL" - a feature documentary that tells the story of two talented young boys Alexandros and Theodore, the youngest members of the first Roma Robotics team in Greece who managed to overcome the wretchedness of their segregated community and travel all the way to USA for the World Championships of Lego Robotics. The film follows their life-changing journey in their personal lives as well as on robotics, and is as much about finding their playfulness as kids, as it is about their continuous struggle for education. (in development) (Producer / Director)

2014 – 2018 "THE ROLLING PIONEERS" - a cross platform documentary about sports on a wheelchair (in development) (Producer / Director) 

2014 - 2018 "FRED BOISSONAS: a travelogue in Greece." - a feature documentary for OTE TV about the journey of the Swiss photographer Fred Boissonas in 1912 in Greece (in development) (Producer/ Director)

2012 - 2014 "The New Plastic Road" - a feature documentary in Tajikistan/China, Producer and Director (completed). A co-production with ZDF/ARTE/ Supported by MEDIA DEVELOPMENT FUND & GFC: Greek Film Centre. Pitched at Story doc Athens 2011, EDN International Pitching Forum in Thessaloniki, MIPDoc International Pitch Cannes 2012 and EBU IDFA Amsterdam 2012 (Producer / Director)

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Participants • 2016

Christian Tod

Director
Born 1977 in Linz, Austria, Christian Tod is a filmmaker and an economist. His debut film, Fatsy - The Last Cowboy of Austria (Documentary, 54min, 2007) received an honorable mention at Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz in 2007. Christian Tod's first feature length documentary Es muss was geben (104min, 2010) was the opening movie at Crossing Europe's 2010 edition, was chosen for the official selection at Filmfest München in 2010 and got theatrically released nationwide in 2011. Being a success with both audience and critics, Es muss was geben firmly established Christian Tod as an auteur filmmaker. Being both a scientist and a filmmaker, Christian Tod began working on What’s Wrong With a Free Lunch?, combining his expertise in both fields for a project he considers utterly important for the future of mankind. What’s Wrong With a Free Lunch? / Free Lunch Society (90min, 2016) is going to be released in mid 2016.

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David Induni

Director
David Induni was born in Argentina (Neuquén) in 1974. Studied graphic design and sculpting at Josefina Conte College (Corrientes-Argentina); joined the artistic group Grupo Arte Ahora in 1992. Studies at the National University, Department of Plastic Arts (Sculpture and Painting). After three years he moved from theory to practice and expanded his knowledge by traveling around the world. Since 2003 he has been discovering Europe and has started a new professional path: film making. He graduated in 2008 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUSPI) and has been working as an artist, independent film maker and teacher since 2008. In 2014 received on special mention of the public in the 4° Dada film festival in India. In 2013 He re received the price for the "Best documentary film" at the Nova Film Festival in USA and the price for the "Best editing and sound documentary film" at the Jaipur International Film Festival in India. In 2009, He won the Collechio film festival in Parma and received the price for "Fist sellection" at the Roma film festival with his film "Le armi della liberà".
In 2008 He won the Migros spot contest with his spot “Freschezza online”.
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David Leo Hyde

Content Creator, Media Consultant, Film Director

2016 – Docs in Thessaloniki Attended pitching forum as co-director of An Unpaid Act

2015 – Present
Public Services International
Involved in creating a new video channel with the goal of creating an interaction with a younger audience.
This has included the production of stop-motion videos, AJ+ style glimpses and longer format films on subjects ranging from water privatization to corporate tax justice.
Content Creator consultant present 

2015 – Present
An Unpaid Act
Documentary and cross-media project highlighting the injustice of the unpaid internship system
Co-director/Actor

2016
Le Complot des Moutons 
A video that deconstructs the symbols of the Swiss People’s Party, giving them a new meaning in the style of "detournement" before the "initiative de mise-en-oeuvre" (within three days, it got more than 700.000 views and 12.000 shares on social media
Director

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Eva Pa

Producer
2015 – present, Bflm, production company (www.bflm.sk)
Position: co-owner, producer of animation Job tasks: producing of animation flms (developing of fnancial, distribution and marketing strategies), international coproductions

2013 – 2015, International Animation Festival Fest Anča (www.festanca.sk)
Position: festival director Job tasks: international relations, development of industry program, fnancing, fundraising,

2012 - present – FILMTOPIA, flm distribution company (www.flmtopia.sk)
Position: cofounder, acquisitor, law adviser Job tasks: fundraising, advising in law tasks, developing of distribution projects

2010 – present, KINEČKO, bimonthly flm magazine (www.kinecko.com)
Position: cofounder, executive producer, editor Job tasks: editor, producer, Public relations, networking

2008 – 2010, Kressling Gallery, gallery of contemporary visual art (www.gallerykressling.sk)
Position: managing director Job tasks: fnancing, organization of exhibitions, public relations activities,

2008 – Law Firm JUDr. Miroslav Pekar
Position: junior associate Job tasks: incorporating companies, preparation & drafing of legal documents (contracts, legal analyses), communication with Legal and/or State Authorities.

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Gintė Žulytė

Scriptwriter, Producer, Curator
2005 – up to date
Non-governmental organization for film preservation and education Meno Avilys
Cofounder and project manager

2014 – 2015
European project Moving Cinema
Strategy and contents

2014 – up to date
International project Framework for Film Education in Europe
Member of a working group

2013 – up to date
Online educational platform for Lithuanian films and teaching guides (run by Lithuanian Film Centre)
Film programming, writing teaching guides, teacher training
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Ieva Kaulina

Artist
2015 – Stage, costume design, video Catch Me, dir. Kristīne Brīniņa, PIGEON BRIDGE, ĢIT
Stage, costume design WIT, dir. Valters Sīlis, LNT
Stage, costume design FIREWORKS, dir. Mārtiņš Eihe, DT
Artist “7 Stories About Us”, short film series, dir. Oskars Morozs

2014 – Stage, Costume Design LOST ANTARCTIC, dir. Vaters Sīlis, Dirty Deal Teatro
Stage, Costume Design DISHES, dir. Inga Gaile, Dirty Deal Teatro
Stage, Costume Design, video WAR NOW! dir. Vaters Sīlis/ Teatro Sotterraneo, Italy
Stage, Costume Design PĒTERPILS PILSĒTAS ŽĪDI, dir. Inga Gaile
Stage, Costume design BARIKADOS, Lithuanian National Drama Theater

2013 – Stage DIVU KUNGU KALPS, dir. Valters Silis, Latvian National Theater
Project CHANGE OF HOPE, Hamburg “Kampnagel”, Berlin “Hau1”

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Jessica Luz

Producer
Jessica Luz is a Brazilian producer who graduated from UNISINOS with a degree in Journalism and Filmmaking. After completing her Film and TV Production Masters Degree at University Autonoma of Barcelona and her Cultural Economics studies at UFRGS, in 2014, she atended the "Writers and Creative Producers Lab" at Binger FilmLab in Amsterdam. Since 2015, she teaches film production at UNISINOS. In 2016, she attended the EAVE on demand and was the only Brazilian producer to have a project selected for the Talent Project Market, at the Berlinale Talents Program.
As a creative producer Jessica is focused on development, script editing, as well as production. Being a keen cinephile Jessica strives to connect with international filmmakers and exchange ideas across different cultures. Since 2011, participated on several international events and coproduction meetings, such as EFM, Cinemart, Brazil CineMundi and Rio Content Market.
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Joanna Kozuch

Director
2014 – present, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (www.ff.vsmu.sk)
Position: teacher on department of animation

2014 – present, plackartnyj s.r.o. (www.plackartnyj.sk) Production company of husbands Joanna Kozuch and Boris Sima, established in 2013. Plackartnyj is a name of a sleeping wagon, which is travelling in countries of former Soviet Union. It is the most popular and the cheapest travelling class: no coupés, no doors. Just open space with 54 beds, 54 travellers and 54 stories. Plackartnyj, Ltd. is genial and artistic platform for stories not only from East block.
Position: co-founder and co-owner, director, animator

2012 – 2014, freelancer
Position: animator

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Malgorzata koziol

Producer
She has been working in film production for over 8 years with many feature and documentary films and dozens of commercials in her portfolio. She has worked in Munk Studio as Executive Producer and as Producer Coordinator supervising the production of over 60 short films: fiction, documentary and animation. She is a founder of D.Film – a production company dedicated to developing and producing art-house films, documentaries and theatrical performances. Currently she works with talented Polish directors such as: Wiktoria Szymanska, Pawel Ferdek, Rafal Skalski, Krzysztof Garbaczewski.

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Marta Kontina

Producer, Marketing Manager

2016
- Latvia 100, short film, dir. Oskars Morozs, producer
- Quantum Code, documentary, dir. Santa Skutele, producer/marketing manager, in production
- Ruta, documentary, dir. Liene Laviņa-Kalnaella, producer/marketing manager, in post-production
- Alexey Avechkin, documentary, dir. Roberts Rubīns, production manager/marketing manager, in production Jelgava 94, feature, dir. Janis Abele, producer/marketing manager, in pre-production

2015
- 7 Stories About Us, short film series, dir. Oskars Morozs, producer/marketing manager/co-script writer 
- The Formula of Happiness, documentary, dir. Antra Cilinska, marketing manager
- #mindpower, web series, dir. Olafs Okobovs, producer/marketing manager/co-script writer
- Two Women, feature, dir. Vera Glagoleva (starring Ralph Fiennes), marketing manager in Latvia 

2014
- Anatomy of Independence, documentary, dir. Antra Cilinska, production manager/marketing manager
- Territory Vija Celmins, documentary, dir. Olafs Okonovs, production manager/marketing manager 
- The Story of Milda, short film, dir. Roberts Rubins, producer

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Mindaugas Survila

Director, Cinematographer

2015 –  "Ramybė mūsų sapnuose" (Peace to us in our dreams) (dir. Šarūnas Bartas)
Camera department

2014 – "Moteris ir ledynas" (The Ice-field woman), (dir. Audrius Stonys)
Second cameraman  

2013 – "Kenotafas" (Cenotaph) (dir. Audrius Stonys)
Camera assistant

2011 – "Stebuklų laukas" (Field of Magic), 
documentary feature, Lithuania
Director, cinematographer



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Nathalie Berger

Director

2016 – Le Complot des Moutons A video taking the symbols of the Swiss People’s Party and giving them a new meaning in light of the "initiative de mise-en-oeuvre" (within three days, it got more than 700.000 views and 12.000 shares on social media)

2016 – Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki attended a pitching forum for "An Unpaid Act" 
Documentary about "David Hyde, unpaid UN intern sleeping in a tent" and the unpaid internship schemes

2015 – Solar Impulse SA Content Creator, Digital Team
Blog creator, videographer to educate people on clean technology (#insider series)

2014 – 2015 Designer for Feeling Magnets a tool to help people develop their emotional intelligence
Photography, filming, post-production design

2015 – Produced & Directed a Freelance Documentary film about "Voluntourism", Kenya May
Conception, event coordination, filming, interviewing, post-production (in progress)

2015 – Produced & Directed a Promotion Video for Cheap Trip - BIG Impact, Kenya
Conception, filming, interviewing, post-production

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Negar Zoka

Director
Since 1994 – Short and medium-length (26') documentaries on disabled people, unemployment and social issues for France 5. Documentaries about Iran for France 3 (magazine "Faut pas rêver") and Canal Plus. Reports for « le Forum des Européens » for Arte. Short documentaries (26') for M6 and Canal Plus and France2 (« Un Œil sur la Planète »).

2003 – TV documentary (52') « Comment peut-on être Français? » - about the psychological and social impact of a change in one's nationality. Artline productions for France 5.

2007 – TV documentary (52') « Foutue adolescence! » - a group portrait of highschool teenagers, a majority of whom are physically disabled. Quark productions for France 5 .

2010 – TV documentary (52') « Ce que le voile dévoile » - a film discussing the ban on the "burqa" in France. Mecanos productions for LCP- La chaîne Parlementaire.

2012 – TV documentary (56') « Vous avez dit Laicité? » - a film about secularism and islam in France. Produced by myself and aired on Public Senat – a public TV channel funded by the Senate of France.

2016 – TV documentary (52') "No Way out" through the daily life of a driving school a metaphor of life in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Zadig productions for Public Senat and France 3.

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Pawel Ferdek

Director and Screenwriter
Paweł Ferdek, born in 1977 in Poland is one of Poland's most talented and original director and screenwriter. His documentary films was screened at festivals around the world, his fiction debut (as a screenwriter) was acclaimed by critics and audience as the freshest film of recent years in Poland. Ferdek graduated from European film program EKRAN in Andrzej Wajda Master School, Warsaw University’s Institute of International Relations and Academy of GARDZIENICE Theatre Company (work based on Jerzy Grotowski’s method). He also studyied in Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School in Los Angeles. Ferdek shot documentary films in Poland, Israel, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, China, USA. With his "Glass Trap" nominated for an EFA Award, he is a member of European Film Academy. He wrote an acclaimed script for feature fiction film "Ki" -it was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2011, won an Award as Best Polish Film at Off Plus Camera festival in Krakow, was distributed in cinemas in Poland and France. He is working for cinema and TV. His films was broadcasted in TVP, TVN, Canal +, Planete, ARTE. Ferdek works often with kids and teenagers- teaching them the filmmaking, storytelling, and usually they shoot short fiction films together as a result (mostly in horror/ thriller genre).
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Participants • 2016

Ricardo Torres

Graphic designer, Filmmaker

2016 – IL CICLISTA (Work in progress)
REC. Documentario, 90’
Regia

2016 – Hopp Suisse!  
Di Daniel Bilenko. REC / RSI. Documentario, 52’
Fotografia / Grafica

2016 Il sogno
Di Felix bachmann Quadros. Masnàda. Fiction, 10’
Fotografia

2015 – Sean, Shauna e altri corpi
Realizzazione

2014 – Paranoiko pictures / RSI. Reportage documentario, 8’ Algún día es mañana (Il domani arriverà)
REC / Fundación Chasquis. Documentario, 70’
Regia

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Salomé Jashi

Filmmaker
Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, together with close friends Salomé founded production company Sakdoc Film that has since become the biggest in producing documentaries. Accept for filmmaking, Salomé was part of Caucadoc, a project that supported development of documentary scene in the South Caucasus. She at times tutors at international workshops.

Salomé’s previous film BAKHMARO made in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte received Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded as the Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards in 2011. She lives between Berlin and Tbilisi.

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Participants • 2016

Thais Fernandes

Diretor, Creative Producer
2007 – 2009 was Finishing Coordinator in the Special Programs Department at RBSTV (Globo Affiliated channel). In 2009 was assistant editor at Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre. Still in 2009 was curator and producer of the film exhibition "Santiago Álvarez – The Eye of the Revolution", that brought to Porto Alegre the work from the Cuban filmmaker. In 2011 won one of 4 scholarships awarded by IBERMEDIA to participate at the IV Diplomado en Documental de Creación in Cali, Colombia.

2013 –  released "PASSPORT TO EXILE", a transmedia performance that engaged the public in live and online presentations. Still in 2013 was selected to the 8º Talent Campus Buenos Aires, and in 2014 selected to Berlinale Talents, both events focused on young filmmakers designed by BERLINALE. Still in 2014 debut "WHAT’S IN YOUR MIND?", a theater play that mixes video and actors live interactions awarded with the Brazilian Fund Funarte Myriam Muniz 2013, and released "THE INVENTED VILLAGE", a web documentary in which signs General Coordination, research and video editing. The project is part of the awarded movie "The Village", directed by Liliana Sulzbach.

Signs Script, directing and editing of the shorts "Window" and "Love Contract", both documentaries, and "The Last Picture", result of Canon Short Film Competition, her first fiction. Currently develop projects and hybrid narrative researches with Cena Expandida, an artist collective she co-founded.
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Thoraya Binzagr

Videographer, Interaction Designer
What are my strengths? Well, the combination of my video, animation and programming skills make me particularly good at prototyping interfaces and interactions! I also create clear and comprehensive documentation through storyboards, media and well-formed text. I’ve had experience in tangible interface design, digital fabrication, data visualisation, and application and service design. I’ve also managed my own projects as well as whole teams in productions and events. I enjoy reading, cooking, origami, music, and science.

2015

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Participants • 2015

Andrea Culková


e-mail: culkovaandrea@gmail.com



director
"Communique" (2005) – The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film Festival Leipzig – official selection, FAMU FEST – Special Jury mention, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival – Nomination for the best Czech documentary.
"Life to Killed Frog!" (2006)
"Beautiful Prague to Become Olympic" (2007)
"Story of the House No. 100" (2008)
"Lise Forell – Without Borders" (2011) – Award for the best Czech documentary film – AFO Czech Republic, Fites, special mention for revelatory documentary, 2011 (Award of Czech Film Association)
"Let’s Heal Czech Republic!" (2013)
"Sugar Blues" (2014) – CPH DOX (Nomination for F:Act Award)
"Art Detective Story" (2015)
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Participants • 2015

Andrius Lekavičius


e-mail: andrius@primefield.net 




Director, Creative Producer

Andrius Lekavičius is all-around media storyteller recently living between Europe and Asia: Vilnius and Kuala Lumpur cities. In 31 years, the young creative succeeded in building a profile of all-around media storyteller and a promising start to his career as a filmmaker.
In 2014 Lekavicius was producer and story editor of a feature length documentary “Arvydas Sabonis. 11” which became the best grossing documentary in Lithuanian cinema history with 35.000 admissions and over €150 000 in the box-office. Lekavičius has written and directed several short films and high-end commercial and non-commercial audiovisual productions. Andrius is one of the Transmedia pioneers in Eastern Europe. He has been shortlisted among five finalists from all over the world to present his Transmedia concept in MIPCube Content 360 competition in Cannes.
In 2015 Andrius was selected to i_doc workshop, a project development programme for expanded documentaries in Switzerland and East-West Talent Lab in goEast Festival in Germany to develop his webdocumentary project “Blurred Border”. Right now Lekavičius is working on a few international cinema projects, documentary, fiction, and transmedia.

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Participants • 2015

Bartek Glinski

author, director, producer
Documentary filmmaker and producer with a long record as director of documentary films for television in Poland. He is the co – founder of Impakt Film, a film production company based in Warsaw. Graduate of Warsaw University.
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Carlo Lo Giudice

director
Carlo Lo Giudice has written and directed several short films and documentaries that have received recognition in national and international festivals such as: Genova Film Festival (1st prize; Salina doc fest (1st prize); Per un pugno di corti (1st prize); Bellaria Film Festival (2nd prize); Sottodiciotto film festival (2nd prize, special mention, critics’ prize); Pescara Corto Script (special mention); Festival della filosofia; Cinema Giovani Torino; Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Taormina; Arcipelago; Visioni Italiane; MED Film Festival; A.V.E. International Short Film Festival; Siena Corto Festival; FIKE Film Festival Evora-Portogallo; Opere Nuove, Infinity Film Festival; Videopolis, Roma Film Festival; Mediterranean Film Festival, Lavrio; etc. Some of his works have been broadcast internationally (Rai3 and Planete Poland). 
He studied cinema independently, with Nanni Loi, Raul Ruiz, Jem Cohen, Roberta Mazzoni and was awarded a degree by the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of La Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis: “Governing Chance. Italian Documentary in the Age of the Desert of the Real”. His work has taken him to different countries (Portugal, Greece, Egypt, Palestine). He has held meetings on his work at the National School of Cinema (Rome) and has taught at the Faculty of Languages, Literature and Philosophy at the University of Catania and in various private institutions. He currently teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Catania.
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Dagmar Jacobsen

Producer, Director
After studying sociology and communication at Berlin’s Free University, she graduated from the German Film & Television Academy. Since 1990 she has directed and produced price-winning feature films and documentaries and translated, subtitled and dubbed films from all over the world, with German and European partners and her own company, alias film und sprachtransfer GmbH in Berlin. She was head of the producers’ school at dffb (2006–2010). Since 2007 she has been a regular consultant for SOURCES2. Since 2012 she is a board member of the European Film Academy. Fluent in German, English and French.
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Dimitra Kouzi

Producer, Author
After studying Mass Media & Communications at Munich’s LMU, and Photography in Athens, she worked as a journalist and author for ERT, ZDF, Deutsche Welle and ARTE. She was the host and co-author of ARTE’s 24-hour Greek Theme Day (2013). Head of documentary acquisitions (ERT digital). TV and Radio journalist. Contributor to the Balkan Documentary Workshop 2014. Co-organizer, communication and impact expert, and distributor for CineDoc since 2009 (www.cinedoc.gr). Documentary publicist. She writes about documentaries and storytelling in English on dimitrakouzi.wordpress.com. Fluent in Greek, English and German.
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Elda Guidinetti

Producer
Producer since 1991 when, together with Andres Pfaeffli, founded ventura film. Based in the Italian part of Switzerland, its aim is to produce films, fiction and documentaries, that in form or/and content cross borders – language, cultural, political, geographical. And now they will cross media.
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Emmy Oost

Producer
Emmy Oost produces films and crossmedia projects that combine innovative vision and social or political engagement.

"Double Take" (2009) – selected for the Berlinale and Sundance 2010 and winner of a BLACK PEARL AWARD in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Prize of the New Media FF in L.A.

"Looking for Alfred" (2005, 10’) – won de Spirit Award in NY and the European Media Award 2006, after selections for a.o. Rotterdam and L.A. IFF.

"Not waving but drowning" by Elias Grootaers, premiered at the IFFRotterdam 2010.

"Beneath the surface by Alex" Debreczeni (FF Oostende, nominated for best Belgian documentary 2014). Currently in (post-)production.

"Problemski Hotel" by Manu Riche (fiction), distributed by Lumière.

"The Shadow World" (coproduction; documentary; producers Anandil Hussain, Joslyn Barnes & Driss Benyaklef, USA).

"Inside the distance" by Elias Grootaers (documentary).

"Emergency Exit" by Lieven Corthouts (crossmedia project).

"Omar" – no man is an island by Tim De Keersmaecker (feature doc).

"Waiting for Giraffes" by Marco de Stefanis (coproduction; documentary; produced by Volya Films, NL).
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Participants • 2015

Fabienne Giezendanner


e-mail: fabienne@zdcprod.fr



Creative storyteller
Since 2002 Fabienne participated in several interactive projects.
Sign of water, an immersive installation in partnership with Dadamédia and the Musée de l’Homme. Then she devoted herself to young audiences and in 2006, directed the Yi and the curse of the Celestial Emperor, a video game about Chinese culture.
The online game igloops.com. She wrote the Tuktulik TV series bible and joined the Red Frog studio. She also wrote and directed the short animated film Dwarf Giant, selected for Berlinale 2014. Since 2011, she has finally assembled the interactive game and broadcast of “The Gigaminus”, a connected and social TV project produced in collaboration with Zero de Conduite Productions, Gamific TV and Frima (Canada).
She currently works on the adaptation of Skyscrapers, a book written by Germano Zullo and Albertine, for the production of a short animation film. Fabienne has been teaching storytelling since 2004 in different schools including the Canton de Vaud School of Engineering (Switzerland).
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Judith Aston


e-mail: judith.aston@uwe.ac.uk

Creative Producer, Art Director
Judith Aston is co-director of i-Docs, the web-hub and international symposia for discussion and debate on the rapidly evolving genre of interactive documentary. She holds a PhD in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London and a Masters Degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Cambridge. She was a pioneer in the UK’s emergent multimedia industry, working on videodisc and CD-ROM projects with the BBC Interactive Television and Apple Computing in the mid-1980s and has retained her involvement in this area ever since. As a documentary maker with a specialist interest in cross cultural communication, her work has brought her into contact with a wide variety of people including Tibetan monks, Tuareg nomads, museum archivists and factory workers. She is an associate lecturer in multiplatform production at the University of the West of England and is actively developing i-Docs related projects through her affiliation with the University’s Digital Cultures Research Centre.
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Lieven Corthouts


e-mail: lievencorthouts@gmail.com
Director
Born in Belgium, raised in a suburb of Brussels. After living in Andalucia, Spain and Allepo, Syria, Lieven went to live in a small village in Ethiopia were he made his first film My Future.

My Future
(2009, 50’) – Prize best debut at Miradasdoc, Special mention film festival D’Abruzzen. Official selection for New York Independent film festival, Edinburgh, Huesca, Trois continentes, Begrade film festivals, a.o.

Little Heaven
(2011, 70’) – World premiere at IDFA, followed by a festival tour around the world. Sold by Taskovski Films.

Emergency Exit
(2015, 80’) – He is currently editing the documentary Emergency Exit with the support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe & Canvas.

Find Me in Kakuma
(2016) – Interative documentary in development with the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Pictanovo, Power to the Pixel & i_doc workshop.

Broadcasts of his films by: ARTE, RAI, TV3, VRT, TV5, ZDF, Lichtpunt, RSI, Israeli Channel, TVI24.
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Maciek Hamel


e-mail: maciek@impaktfilm.com



author, director, producer
Documentary filmmaker and producer with a long record as assistant director in film & television in France. He is the co-founder of Impakt Film, a film production company based in Warsaw and a graduate of the Graduate of EICAR Film School in Paris.
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Malwina Antoniszczak

Creator and Producer
Co-founder of Poland Studio film production company, designer, producer and interdisciplinary artist.
As a designer Malwina has been working in the field of scenography creating scenographies for museums, film and art scene. In 2014 she worked as a production designer for a musical film “Circus Maximus”, dir. Bartosz Kulas. In 2014 she produced and directed short satirical film “Stinker Games”. Malwina has designed several art exhibitions for International Cultural Center in Krakow, National Museum in Krakow, Adama Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw and other Polish museums. She is also a Vice President of Julian Antonisz Foundation, in 2014 she’s created a virtual exhibition “Julian Antonisz – Cinema without a camera” for Google Cultural Institute.
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Marieke van den Bersselaar

Producer
The Speed Trap (Dir. Cosima Dannoritzer, in development)
Freightened (Dir. Denis Delestrac, in production) Executive producer
Falciani’s Tax Bomb (Dir. Ben Lewis) line producer Spain
With Music my Poetry Might Sound Better (2008, Daniel Jariod) – Production manager
The Forgiveness (2008, Ventura Durall) – Production Assistant
My Scheduled Strolls (2007, José María Pérez) – Production Assistant
Je ne Suis Pas Moi-Même (2007, Alba Mora & Anna Sanmartí) – Production Assistant
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Marlene Schiött Rasmussen


e-mail: marlenesr@me.com
sugarbluesfilm.com


producer and campaign strategy
In 2009 Marlene Schiött Rasmussen founded the Danish distribution company DOXBIO where she has worked as CEO till January 2015. Her speciality is marketing and outreach often by linking audiences in one-off events and live debates (Films and campaigns include: The Act of Killing, Samsara, Stories we tell, Food INC., Into the Abyss, Searching for Sugar Man, Svend etc.). Before starting DOXBIO Marlene has worked with broadcasters such as BBC, DR and History Channel as producer, director and production manager. Finally she has run the marketing and events initiative dox-on-wheels for CPH:DOX and doing PR, events, film-curating as well as produced corporate videos and projects for the outreach sector and visual artists.
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Melisa Üneri

Creator, Director, Script Writer, Main Character
Melisa Üneri was born and raised in Finland. After moving to Turkey, Melisa has been working in Turkish production companies and developing her first creative documentary Daddy’s Girl for Finnish Klaffi Productions. Melisa received her MA degree in Dramaturgy and Feature Film Development in 2008 from Exeter University, UK, where she graduated as the first of her class.
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Miha Čelar


Skype: miha_celar


Screenwriter and director, he was born in 1970 in Ljubljana (SLO) and has been working as a screenwriter and a TV and film director since 1990. His filmography includes co-authoring several major television programmes, 7 sitcoms for the national and two commercial TV stations, one short film and one full-length film, which was screened in theatres, on television and at several film festivals. He is the owner and funder of ASTRAL FILM Production Company.
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Monika Derenda

Producer
Cofounder of Poland Studio film production company. Film producer and programmer of film events. Graduate of Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw and Management at the University of Economics in Krakow. From 2006 to 2013, she worked at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, working on film projects, including a supervising producer of films from the series Guide to the Poles, organising retrospectives of the masters of Polish cinema in the art cinematheques in Israel and Poland in Close-up at the Busan festival in Korea. During 2000 – 2007, she worked at the Krakow Film Festival, working on the programme of films appearing outside the main competition. In 2005, she organised the festival of Polish films Polnischer Kurzfilm Retrospektive in five German cities as part of the Polish – German Year. Her professional experience includes work on the set of documentaries and fiction films. Recently she has worked as an executive producer of two documentaries in southern India and in Nigeria.
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Ottavia Fragnito

Lawyer, producer
She works as Junior Porducer in ventura film (Switzerland) and collaborates with several independent Italian production companies, mainly dealing with development of feature films and documentaries. She also works as production coordinator for “Filmmaker”, International Film Festival in Milan.
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Rose Kowalski


e-mail: rose@polarstarfilms.com
Transmedia Director
Falciani’s Tax Bomb 90’, 2015 – Post Production Manager & Unit Director
Google And The World Brain 90’, 2013 – PostProduction Manager & Additional Photography
El Club 67’ (16mm / DVCPro) 2009 – Director
L’últim Castell / The Last Castle 30’ (DV) 2005 – Director
El Cor De L’escala / The Heart Of The House 30’ (DV) 2005 – Director

Digital Projects
Polar Star Com: www.polarstarfilms.com/digital 2014(-present) – Development Director & Communication Strategist
Polar Star Films’ Social Media Network, 2012(-present) – Director of Communication
E-commerce for Polar Star Films, 2013 – Development Director Polar Star Films

Video art
Pablo y Ana (HD) in development 2015, Polar Star Films
Esto es una constucción/This is a Construction 32’ (digibeta)
Wake Work 18’ (16mm) projection 2007, co-director Charlotte Ginsborg
Quizás 14” (DV) projection 2005
Technicolor Dreams 10’45’’ (DV) projection and installation, 2004
Blackworks 9’45” (DV) projection and installation, 2004
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Participants • 2015

Sena Başöz

Producer
Sena Başöz is a creative producer living and working in Istanbul with a background in creative documentary production & directing and video art. Her company Oktopus Film was freshly founded in January 2015. Among her recent work are the following films; 2014-Looking Back 100 Years (co-director), 2014-Jewel (director & co-producer), 2014-Time Worm (director and producer), 2012 UNBOUNDED; Wildfire in the North Aegean (director and producer), 2010-Doctoring (director and producer). She received her MFA at Bard College, NY in film/video in 2010 and her BA from Bogazici University in 2002. She teaches contemporary art at Boğaziçi University and is a PHD Candidate in Art History at Istanbul Technical University.
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Participants • 2015

Tamara Babun


Tamara has been working on film since 2006, as production assistant, location manager, production coordinator, production manager and producer. Tamara was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1985. She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb (Production), and has been working on film (shorts, features and documentaries) since 2006, as production assistant, location manager, production coordinator, production manager and producer. Since 2011 she has been producing ZagrebDox Pro training programme.

2014

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Participants • 2014

Agnieszka Pokrywka

concept, illustration, cinematography, video editing and postproduction
Agnieszka Pokrywka (born in Poznan, Poland, currently lives in Helsinki, Finland) is a multi-educated hybrid and variously experienced professional in the field of visual arts, film, cultural organization, graphic/interaction design, and open source practice. Her experiences of the recent years consists of studying art criticism, animated film and technical physics at the same time on the two different Polish universities, researching as an artist on open source software at one of the computer science departments in Norway, establishing the first Kino Kabaret, collaborative film making experiment in Estonia.
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Alexander Wyssling

Producer / Creator
As former Graphic Designer and co-founder of an online magazine he has an eye for beautiful images and an ear for good stories. Alexander has demonstrated effective development skills and is able to find innovative approaches to difficult problems. On his days off he is out climbing, ocean sailing and exploring near and far.
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Ana Maria Vijdea

Co-creator / DOP
Ana Maria Vîjdea was born in Romania in 1991. After studying Cinematography and Media at the Faculty of Theatre and Television in Cluj-Napoca, she moves to Turkey where she works on several film productions. In 2013 she finishes her BA studies at the University in Cluj Napoca. Her short films were shown at several film festivals around the world.
Her main interest is in the documentary field, but she also worked as a freelance director, producer, cinematographer and editor on a variety of news and commercial projects.
Throughout the years, she participated in different film workshops and trainings, Aristoteles Program and Generation Campus Doculab being two of the most recent ones.
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Andreea Mihalcea

Co-creator / Script consultant
Andreea Mihalcea (b. 1991, Romania) is a Bucharest-based film critic. In 2013 she graduated from the film studies and scriptwriting department of the National University of Film and Theatre “I.L. Caragiale”. During university she worked as script consultant, assistant director and production manager for several short student fiction films and also as programming assistant for the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. Member of the Émile Cantillion Jury at FIFF Namur (Belgium, 2011) and member of the Students’ Jury at San Sebastián IFF (Spain, 2012). Since 2011 she is a contributing editor of the film magazine Film Menu and cine-club moderator. She is currently in the development phase of the collaborative transmedia documentary project “Nearby” and of a personal feature short that has as starting point found photography.
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Bojan Kanjera


e-mail: matija@aning.hr

Producer
Bojan is a structural backbone of every Aning film production bringing versatile experience gathered throughout his career. Studying to be a lawyer but at the same time being involved in various audiovisual productions, starting in theatre at the age of 16.
Bojan Kanjer and Matija Radeljak met in 2011 and quickly found a reliable business partner in each another. They form the core of the independent production company Aning Film, based in Zagreb. They have both been in love with art since the earliest ages, and for both of them it is the only constant they can remember since kindergarten.
Matija and Bojan and their three year old company produced 4 short films, one animated short and where involved in many commercial and authorial cross media projects as well as some international co-productions as minor co-producers. Their educational programme “Croatia goes cross-media” is first workshop on multi platform storytelling held in Croatia. With the support of Media desk Croatia and Croatian audiovisual center workshop is going to have its second edition in September 2014.
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Elisabeth Rull

Author / Director
Author and director of “Memories Cut Short”, and daughter of the main character of the story “Tamas Rull”. Born and raised in 1975 in Paris, France. As photographer living and working in Lyon, Elizabeth is local correspondent for numerous national French and international publications (Le Monde, Libé, La Croix, L’Express, Financial Times etc.). Her photographic work is distributed by the Parisian agency Picturetank.
She routinely works with NGOs, such as Médecins du Monde (missions to Bolivia, Lebanon and Iran) and Habitat for Humanity. Her university education as a scientific researcher (Master degree in Molecular Genetics) instilled in her an insatiable curiosity to knowing, understanding and sharing. From homosexuality in Cameroon (Têtu, 2006) to a long-term portrait of Cardinal Barbarin, from the media-friendly campaign of the young socialist minister Najat Belkacem to the urban and human transformations of Lyon’s suburbs (Duchère, 2010),
Elisabeth is always and everywhere pursuing her quest of human discovery. In 2008, she founded the multimedia collective “The Womps,” which produces photographic raw materials based on an approach of socially-aware, humanist documentary. Their first web documentary, “Duchoramas, the Story of a Neighborhood in Transition,” is online through a partnership with French broadcaster “Le Progrès”.
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Flavia Oertwig

Author / creative director
Flavia Oertwig is a German-Italian producer of documentaries, shorts, feature films and animation. She produces and co-produces intriguing and engaging films with a focus on emerging talents and world cinema. She has also worked as a script reader, ghost writer, head of development and line producer. She holds a postgraduate Master in Audiovisual Management, MEGA (Spain, Media Program) and took part in Eave Ties That Bind in 2011. This is her “audiovisual” debut.
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Ioana Mischie

Storyteller
Ioana Mischie is an emerging Romanian screenwriter and a transmedia storytelling researcher, passionate about expanded mechanics of storytelling. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication and the Screenwriting MA Program with Highest Honours at The “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Film – Bucharest, where she is currently enrolled in her first year of the PhD research. Her filmmaking training was enriched by international programs that selected her work like Berlinale Script Station (2012, Berlin, Germany), GoEast Young Professionals Program (2012, Wiesbaden, Germany), Midpoint Central European Script Center (2012, Prague, Czech Republic), Locarno Academy Meetings (2012, Locarno, Switzerland). Ioana collaborated as a screenwriter and co-writer to 15 short film projects and signed, as a director, six short films inspired by personal stories (to name just a few -“Between already and not yet”, “A la recherche d’espace perdu”, “Die, please”). So far, the directed shorts were selected and showcased by more than 50 international film festivals like GoEast IFF (Germany), Tampere IFF (Finland), Ficmec IFF (Liban), Timishort IFF (Romania), Les Films de Cannes a Bucharest (Romania). Her portfolio is a vivid apprentissage of filmmaking, creative writing and envisioning the world as a neo-creative playground.
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Joana Gusmão

Author /Director
Studied English Literature at Oporto University and holds an MA in Text and Performance Studies from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art / King’s College London. Completed the Young Artists Program at Gulbenkian Foundation and took up the film directing course at the PCFE Film School (Czech Republic) and the documentary workshop at EICTV (Cuba). She has been working as a Film Producer since 2011, highlighting the work with filmmakers such as André Gil Mata (Captivity – Doclisboa, Award for best Portuguese feature film / Doc Alliance Award for best documentary) and Salomé Lamas (Theatrum, Orbis, Terrarum – Rome Film Festival). In 2013, she was selected to take part of Emerging Producers 2014 – Jihlava IDFF.
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Participants • 2014

Julia Eksner

Author / Director
Julia is a Polish-German writer, anthropologist, and educator born in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) in 1974. She has been working on majority-minority relations in Germany and the U.S. as both researcher and educator for the past 15 years. After graduating with an MA in Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin (2001), she worked at Northwestern University (Ph.D. 2007), UCLA (PostDoc 2009), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (PostDoc 2010-2012) and Tel Aviv University (2012-13). Julia has been a video educator since 1999 and is the founder and former director of the non-profit StreetGriot Media Education (streetgriot.net), which teaches urban youths in Berlin visual arts and filmmaking, and designs and implements interactive online learning environments. Julia currently teaches in the international MA program Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin and is a professor of education at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
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Participants • 2014

Katarzyna Boratyn


e-mail: k.boratyn@gmail.com
Co-director
Filmmaker, freelance curator and journalist focused on documentary. Studied anthropology of culture at Warsaw University and film editing at Lodz Film School. Directed short films and videos, edited several short films, reports as well as video art; co-edited feature-length documentaries (“Themerson&Themerson”, “Pomerianian Illusions”, “Native”). Assistant and later head curator of Kino.Lab – film and video department of Center of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Collaborates with film festivals and culture institutions and organizations on film programming. Selection team member of Watch Docs International Film Festival for Human Rights. In 2013 received scholarship form the Ministry of Culture of Poland to create a blog Love the Doc (http://lovethedoc.com/) dedicated to documentary expanding into various platforms (film, web, contemporary art). Writes about film and video art on “Obieg”, an on-line art magazine.

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Participants • 2014

Laura Almantaite


e-mail: laura@cmconsulting.lt
Producer
Laura has been working in the film industry since 2007. Laura’s career in the sector started with the Paris-based Media Consulting Group, where she worked as junior consultant and contributed to the coordination of film events (speakers and participants at World Forum on Strategy & Finance for Cinema 2007, Rome Film Festival). She later coordinated film and educational projects for the “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009” programme. In 2011 Laura worked as Managing Director of the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival. Since 2008, Laura has worked on more than 10 film projects, including feature documentary, animation and fiction films. She produced two, co-produced one, and is currently working on three projects as associate producer. Laura specialises in social documentary and international co-productions. Laura co-produced the international documentary “Those Who Dare” by Olafur Rognvaldsson, Iceland, to be released internationally in March 2014. It is a film about the solidarity of small nations. A graduate from Sorbonne University (Master’s in Culture Economics), Laura also completed a course at Locarno Summer Academy for Young Filmmakers.
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Participants • 2014

Małgorzata Jurko


e-mail: m.jurko@wp.pl
Co-director, Visual ID & UI designer
Warsaw based graphic designer. Born in 1982, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw graduate. Since 2007 working on both editorial and web design projects mainly for culture-related institutions (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, National Center for Culture, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle). Appreciated for print and editorial projects (several posters presented at 23rd and 22nd Warsaw Poster Biennale, publications in Print.Control. Printed matter from Poland yearbooks). Responsible for UI design of Identity.Move! website (Goethe-Institut Warsaw). Apart from culture-oriented projects: 2008-2011 chief of the graphic studio of “Party” magazine, in 2011 art director of “Party Style” magazine (Edipresse Polska S.A. Publishing House). Since 2011 designer (free-lance) of print and DPS magazines for Valkea Media Publishing House.
Portfolio: www.malgorzatajurko.pl
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Maximilian Speidel

Story Developer
Maximilian Speidel, born 1989 in Zurich, worked after high school graduation as an actor and dancer in different projects. In 2010 he worked as a radio host at Corpmedia where he discovered his passion for film production. Since 2011 he works at Filmgerberei GmbH as a director and production manager.
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Rodica Dominteanu


e-mail: rodica.dominteanu@yahoo.com

Producer
Rodica Dominteanu graduated in Audiovisual Communication in 2011 from UNATC (National University of Drama and Film Bucharest). Since then she wrote and produced three short movies (“7 Sharp”, 2011, short Sci-Fi; “7 Dreams”, 2012, short experimental; “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear”, 2014, short drama) and worked as production coordinator for Filmster.ro (film video blog) and Film TEEP 2013 (co-production training program held in Bucharest). She is currently pursuing a master degree in Film and Visual studies at CESI Bucharest.
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Stefania Casini

Director / Producer
After graduating in Architecture, Stefania began a career in acting and worked with Pietro Germi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Greenaway and Dario Argento. She moved to New York in the late 70s, where she acted in Andy Warhol’s ‘Bad’. While in New York she decided to move behind the camera and became a director. With Francesca Marciano, she wrote and directed the film ”Lontano da dove”, presented at the Venice film festival (1983). In 1997 she wrote and directed another feature film “Un Paradiso di Bugie”. Hercareer as director also includes the making of six feature films for the Italian television network Mediaset. 
A passionate traveller, Stefania has made a great number of documentaries and reportages for Rai and Mediaset. She focuses her attention on contemporary topics concerning women and young people. As director she has made many hard-hitting series including: “Islam: stories of women”; “Latin America: stories of women”; “To be 20 years old in…”; “So close so far: portraits in the suburbs”. Between 2000 and 2002 Stefania was the Artistic Director of Siena’s Film Festival “Terra di Siena”. Currently, Stefania writes and directs programmes, reportages and documentaries for Rai and for satellite channels: she also works as journalist, contributing to several popular women’s magazines.

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Participants • 2013

Bernadette Klausberger

producer
Bernadette Klausberger was born 1983 in Upper Austria. She has a background in cultural management, media sciences, video art, film festivals and PR. She works as a producer, project developer and trainer for media education programmes. Together with Niklas Hlawatsch she is running the Produktionsbüro Pfeiffers since they started studying film production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). The shortfilm “Stampede” (part 1 of “In Panic”) and a thesis on transmedia storytelling were part of her graduation at dffb 2012.
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Christian Davi

Producer
Born in 1967, Christian Davi is today developper, producer and co-owner of Hugofilm Productions. Together with Simon Hesse he’s the chairman of the Independent Swiss Producers Association IG.
After his academic studies of natural sciences at ETH Zurich, he worked at the theatre of Lucerne before making his master-studies at the filmschool DAVI in Lausanne. With his first feature documentary „Die Regierung“ (The Government) he won the Swiss film Price in 1999 and the Zurich Film Price in 1998. This succes announced the end of his filmmakers activity and the beginning of his career as producer.
Christian Davi worked besides as member of the national film board, occasionally as teacher for different filmschools and as chairman of GARP. He did Eurodoc with the feature documentary “Tinguely” and several other specific formations.
As producer for Hugofilm, he was during the last ten years in charge of around twenty feature documentaries and fictions for cinema and television.
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Christian Ströhle

Project manager
35, has been working for 5 years at the Federal Office of Culture (Switzerland) in the film funding section (till 2011). He was head of film culture and all topics related to trends in movies, multimedia and games.
He now works as an independent transmedia project manager and consultant at mxlab, a resarch and development company dealing with traditional and new media. He also initiated and managed a transmedia series of events at five different film festivals in 2012 to get the transmedia movement in Switzerland kick-started.
Always fascinated by all sorts of communication, he studied cinema, linguistics and history of art, directed short-movies and devoted his free-time to all sorts of multimedia applications.
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Fabio Ragazzo

Producer
Graduated in Economics and holder of Media Business School’s Mega Plus (Master in Audiovisual Management), Fabio worked for different film productions, festivals and communication agencies.
His break in New Media came working for the transmedia project “Collider” by beActive, the leading multi-platform production company led by Nuno Bernardo. He is currently the New Media Producer of Kinesis Film, where he runs Eikon, the newborn Transmedia Lab.
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Hector Ulloque

Author & filmmaker
Chemical engineer and cinephile, Héctor Ulloque arrives in France in 2002 to make film studies. In 2006 he creates Medio de Contención producciones. His first film Hartos Evos Aquí Hay wins the best documentary award in Biarritz festival and the Otras Miradas award from the Latin-American council in social sciences. Currently, parallel to the production and transmedia storytelling, he develops projects that mix education and cinema.
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Henry Páll Wulff


e-mail: henry@norationalproduct.com

Producer
Born 1982 in Berlin, Henry Páll has become an Account Manager in the advertising industry before he changed the business and gained experience as Production Manager and Line Producer. In 2007 he co-founded the production company No Rational Product and started working as a director for music videos. His sense of justice and his penchant to be a do-gooder makes him change the focus to produce documentaries. His motivation is to explain complicated issues in a simple manner and to reveal unclear relationships and structures through investigative work. In his mind, an investigative documentary should also entertain the audience. In 2012 he joined the further education program “International Producing” at IFS, Cologne. He initially developed the idea of “Corporate Vikings” in 2011 and is the driving force within the production team.
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Mar Medir

Development executive
She has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and another one in Literature Theory and Compared Literature. Later on she completed her studies with two postgraduated courses from ESCAC in Line Producing and Projects Development, the second one as an invited scholarship holder. Since 2005 she works as an executive producer and has participated in projects such as Luisa is not home, by Celia Rico (Biennale di Venezia 2012); Elisa K, by Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (San Sebastian Film Festival 2010) or The scared breast, by Claudia Llosa (Golden Bear, Berlinale 2009). She has also worked as a consultant in co-productions, markets and international film festivals in Catalan Films & TV.
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Melisa Muhtari

Author
Born in 1990 in Sarajevo, the main city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she grew up in Bern, Switzerland. In 2012 she graduated at the University of Arts in Zurich in the CAST / audio-visual media department (CAST is a multimedia storytelling program). Now she’s working as an independent filmmaker on different audio-visual projects. The project “Sitting on the fence” is based on her Bachelor thesis of 2012.
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Niklas Hlawatsch

producer
Niklas Hlawatsch, born 1983 in Halle/Westfalen (Germany), studied Digital Film Making at the SAE Institute Cologne and film production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. He works as a producer and production manager for various film companies. Since 2008 he is running the Produktionsbüro Pfeiffers, together with Bernadette Klausberger he has developed and produced 10 films and a media education programme for kids. Recently he was unit manager for Razor Film Production in Saudi Arabia.

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Rabia Williams

Pitching
Creative Director, Creative Developer
Currently a creative developer at Talatala Films. She a documentary filmmaker, producer and creative developer whose interest lays in creative initiatives that are multidisciplinary and that create engaging situations and synergies, exploring and developing new audio/visual languages and relationships structures for documentary storytelling and related experiences.
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Vito Robbiani

Filmmaker / art design
Vito Robbiani (1972, Swiss and Italian nationality), in 1993-95 majored in “Communication and Information Science” at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) in the “Art, Communication and Languages” department. Nowadays he is an independent journalist, director and camera operator. Teacher in Documentary and Audio-visual Techniques at the professional University of Italian-speaking Switzerland (SUPSI) in Lugano. He is a member of the central committee of Switzerland’s federation of journalists, impressum and member of the ARF/FDS (Swiss Filmmakers Association).
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