Audun Amundsen is a Norwegian documentary producer and director, and an online strategy consultant at GonzoDocs AS. He focuses on performative and participatory documentaries. He has received several governmental and non-governmental grants for his films Newtopia, Help, I’ve Gone Viral! and Click the Link Below. His films have been sold internationally (NHK Japan, GoPlay Indonesia and ARTE France among others) and screened at festivals worldwide (Hot Docs, DocPoint, Millenium etc).
After studying Sociology at Corvinus University of Budapest, she divided her work capacity between the family-run production company Makabor Studio and other independent production companies such as ELF Pictures and Proton Cinema. She is currently producing three feature-length documentaries. Since 2019, she has been the industry coordinator at Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. She is a member of the Hungarian Documentary Association, MADOKE.
Carla’s first job was in advertising, but she soon turned to film. She enrolled in a master’s programme in film production and started working for Cristian Mungiu’s Mobra Films. In parallel, she was involved in the production of two film festivals. In 2016, Carla joined Ada Solomon’s company, where she still works today. She is involved in feature films, shorts and series, fiction films and documentaries by acclaimed directors and fresh voices. Her dream is to help put her generation of filmmakers on the map.
Country: United Kingdom
Charlotte is a Scottish documentary producer based in Edinburgh. After doing an MA in English Literature at the University of St Andrews, she gained experience in drama, TV and commercial production. In 2012, she began working with Victor Kossakovsky on Aquarela. She founded Hailstone Films in 2018, and they collaborated again on Gunda. She produces short documentaries with the Scottish Documentary Institute and up-and-coming directors, and is an alumna of their New Voices talent programme.
Dominiks Jarmakovičs holds a degree in Audiovisual Arts and a Master’s degree in Finance. He has wide managerial experience in projects across the creative industry – festivals, music concerts, contemporary art events, dance performances, and for the past 5 years he has been focusing on the compelling nature of audiovisual arts.
Dragana Jovović is a producer working in arthouse and experimental cinema and theatre. She produced festival titles including the Cannes title The Load (Ognjen Glavonić, 2018), Berlin titles Depth Two (Ognjen Glavonić, 2016), Yugoslavia’s How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body (Marta Popivoda, 2013) and Rotterdam’s Landscapes of Resistance (Marta Popivoda, 2021). She holds an MA from the combined Cultural Management and Policy programme at the University of Belgrade and Lumière University Lyon 2, and is also an alumna of EAVE.
Evan Horan is a producer at film and TV production company Blinder Films – based in Dublin, Ireland. He has worked across various documentary, dramatic and genre projects including Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Extra Ordinary, A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot. He was a co-producer on A Dog Called Money, which world premiered in Panorama at Berlinale 2019, and an executive producer on About Joan – a French/ German/Irish co-production, starring Isabelle Huppert.
Franziska Sonder was a participant of the German-French Masterclass Ludwigsburg-Paris, Ex Oriente 2015, Eurodoc 2018 and the Rotterdam Lab in 2019. She co-funded Ensemble Film based in Zurich. The company focuses on documentary films with an authorial signature, powerfully narrated, that can provide deep insights into the subject and have the ability to move the audience strongly. The latest short doc The Game premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in 2020. The 360 degree documentary Caves premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in 2021.
Country: Czech Republic
Jan Hubáček graduated in film directing and screenwriting at Faculty of Multimedia Communications of Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín. He also studied at Baltic Film, Media and Arts School in Tallinn and worked at Stink, London. He has won several awards for his student short films The Shoes and Romance of Noble Age. He gained experience with videogames on the projects Czechoslovakia 38-89 and Mafia 3 and honed his skills in workshops: IDFAcademy, East-West Talent lab, ACE Training days, etc. In 2015, he founded the production company GNOMON, a member of the Czech Audiovisual Producers Association.
Country: South Korea
Jin Jeon is an award-winning director/producer, raised as a ‘third culture kid’ in ten cities, across four countries. Jin began her career as a journalist with SABC News and eTV in South Africa. During her fifteen-year career, she has produced documentaries locally and internationally for the BBC, ZDF, and NBC Universal. Her feature film Becoming Who I Was (2017) collected 27 international awards including the Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival (Generations Kplus).
Karolina Śmigel is a film producer. Since 2015, she has been a board member of Uni-Solo Studio, where she produces documentaries. She launched a development programme for documentary directors called Jump in the Doc, which aims to develop documentary production for children in Poland. She is the artistic director of the Cinema in Sneakers International Film Festival and a member of the Polish Producers Alliance. Karolina lectures at the Film Production Organization Department of the Warsaw Film School.
Born in 1980 in Freiburg. Krause studied film at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and has since worked as a producer and director. As a director he has shown his films at numerous international festivals and has been awarded various prizes. In 2016, he founded the production company Fünferfilm together with Frank Scheuffele. With its repertoire of artistic and unconventional documentaries, features and short films, Fünferfilm has established itself as an emerging production company in Germany.
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