Andrijana Sofranić Šućur
Andrijana is a Serbian producer working across documentary, fiction and animation, with a focus on author-driven cinema. She has a degree in Classical Studies from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Two films she produced, Mamonga (2019) and Roots (2021), premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF. In 2019, she co-founded the production company Set Sail Films in Belgrade. She is an alumna of EAVE Marketing Workshop, Rotterdam Lab, IDFAcademy, MIDPOINT Feature Launch and CEE Animation Workshop.
Anete has a degree in film production from the Latvian Academy of Culture. Since 2018 she has been working as an assistant producer and executive producer at the film production company Mistrus Media. She has worked on documentary films, co-production and service projects, documentary TV shows and multimedia educational projects. Before starting her studies in audiovisual production, she studied art for nearly 10 years.
Born and raised in Slovakia, Beata first worked in international sales in Paris before becoming a producer at Umedia in Brussels. She is now CFO at Wrong Men. She founded Paris-based Pivonka Production and Brussels-based Naoko Films. With both companies, she produces fiction, documentaries and everything in between, supporting directors who are eager to explore borders between genres and create new forms.
Florent is the founder of and main producer at VraiVrai Films. The editorial line that he has instilled in the company bears witness to his roots in Saintonge, the mainly rural territory where he grew up, and to his experiences in Cameroon and Syria over several years. Those experiences led him to question the stakes of the relations between the North and the South, still deeply marked by the history of slavery and colonization, and the evolutions of the rural world.
Genovéva started her own film production company, KINO ALFA, in 2019. The company already has a colourful portfolio, with several projects having received national and international funding. In 2022, she also developed as a producer three feature film projects supported by the Creative Europe Media Programme. She worked on several films by Mihály Schwechtje, with whom she won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award.
Hana Blaha Šilarová
Country: Czech Republic
Hana works as a film producer at Frame Films. She recently finished the VR film Darkening (Ji.hlava IDFF premiere, 2022) and the documentary The Investigator (director Viktor Portel). She is developing various other projects. She has worked on PR campaigns for films and exhibitions and for VOD platform DAFilms.com as a PR Manager and at the Days of European Films in Prague as a program director. She has degrees in Film Studies (Charles University) and Production (FAMU).
Jasper produces expressive documentaries through [boondocs], a new Dutch film production company focusing on documentary and hybrid storytelling. He stands for original, author-driven documentaries by artists who are living their art. Jasper was at art school for two years before he began studying at the Netherlands Film Academy, from where he graduated in 2017. From there he joined various international labs and started co-producing. His films have premiered at festivals such as CPH:Dox, Hot Docs and IFF Rotterdam.
Katarzyna is a Łódź Film School graduate. She has been gaining experience working on international co-productions like Communion by Anna Zamecka (European Film Award for Best Documentary) or The Mute by Oscar-nominated director Bartosz Konopka. Since 2018, she’s been working in HAKA FILMS as a producer, responsible for developing the company’s own projects. The company’s first documentary, Boylesque by Bogna Kowalczyk, premiered at Hot Docs 2022 and won the Emerging International Filmmaker Award.
Born in Borken in Germany in 1983, Mareike studied audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and documentary film directing at the New School in New York. She began making her own films as a writer, director and editor in 2005. In 2012, she founded the PETROLIO production cooperative in Cologne with Hannes Lang and Carmen Losmann and has also been working as a producer ever since.
Matheus is from Brazil but lives in Spain, where he is head producer of the film collective La Selva Ecosistema Creatiu. They're aiming for narratives from perspectives little explored or uncommon in cinema, with identity, feminist, decolonial and anti-racist visions. He has worked in Brazil, the US, Cuba, and Spain producing films, festivals, labs, and workshops. Their collective’s films have been screened and awarded internationally with projects receiving financing from three continents and prestigious funds like Sundance.
Oksana is a young independent producer who has created 50 projects in the field of culture and art. She is the founder of the educational project Academy of Visual Arts Kharkiv and VR&ART Festival Frontier. Now she works with documentary and fiction films and develops VR projects. The main focus of the films is culture, art, human rights, and social change. The main goal is to develop cultural ties between countries and peoples in order to achieve mutual understanding.
Pasi is a Finnish film producer, who began working in the medium at the German company Bavaria Film, in Sweden. He has a Master of Arts degree, and at the age of 24 started his first production company, co-producing a German-Finnish children's movie, Snow Queen, and comedy theatre at the arctic circle. Later, he worked as a producer at Pohjola-filmi and moved to Wacky Tie Films in 2018. Since then, he has been focusing on documentaries and shorts balancing between film and media art.
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