Tutors & Experts of the 3rd Ex Oriente Film 2021 Session

14. 3. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

The third session of the Ex Oriente Film 2021 workshop will culminate during the East Doc Platform 2022 at the East Doc Forum  in Prague on March 30. The preparatory workshop for nineteen East Doc Forum & Ex Oriente Film projects will be conducted by experts and tutors including directors Tomasz Wolski and Marc Isaacs, producers Anna Gawlita, Esther van Messel and Siniša Juričić, and other leading film professionals.

Ex Oriente Film leading tutors:

Iikka Vehkalahti is an executive producer of Rough Cut Service run by his own company IV Films. Having also another company Toinen Katse Ltd, Iikka is producing and consulting international documentary films.

Mikael Opstrup is a specialist in international project development, trailer consultancy, co-productions, workshop planning & tutoring. Mikael attended scriptwriting at the Danish Film School (1988) and worked for more than 50 documentary organisations & events all over the world.

Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová has cooperated with Czech Television in the role of project supervisor and script developer for documentary films and series since 2012. From 2003 to 2012, she headed the Ex Oriente Film workshop for the Institute of Documentary Film and the East European Forum. She works as an external lecturer for FAMU.

Filip Remunda is a director and producer. He lectured at the Flaherty Documentary Seminar in the USA. He co-founded the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) and is actively involved in lecturing at the Ex Oriente Film, an international documentary development workshop organised by IDF. He runs the independent production company Hypermarket Film.

Ex Oriente Film guest tutors:
Esther van Messel is based in Zurich and holds a BfA from the Tel Aviv University. She headed Warner Bros. Israel and from 1992 produced feature films and documentaries in Zurich. Since 1998, she has run First Hand Films for production, global sales and theatrical distribution.

Tomasz Wolski is a director, editor and cameraman of dozen of documentaries (1970, An Ordinary Country, Doctors, The Lucky Ones, The Palace) awarded at Krakow Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Docs Against Gravity, Punto de Vista, BCamerimage, Wroclaw New Horizons and more.

Anna Gawlita is a Polish producer and director. She is a chairwoman at Kijora Film and a member of the Polish and European Film Academy. Anna produced a feature-length fiction film Hurrah, we are still alive directed by Agnieszka Polska (Agbo Fellowship Award Winner at Slamdance Film Festival). She is a producer and production manager of Tomasz Wolski, Piotr Stasik and Aleksandra Maciuszek.

Marc Issacs is a film director. Since 2001, he has made more than 10 creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes. Marc is a guest tutor at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway University.

Alex Szalat is the Head of Doc’s up Fund, an association dedicated to feature-length documentaries about human rights. began his career in 1977 as a director of short films, documentaries and TV series. In 1987, Alex Szalat founded KS VISIONS, an independent producers' company which has produced over a hundred documentaries films and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, VRT, Dutch Channel 1, among others.

Siniša Juričić is a member of the European Film Academy and the production networks of EAVE, ACE and Inside Pictures. He has founded Nukleus Film in 2009. Films he has produced have been awarded and funded in and outside Croatia, including Ilian Metev's Sofia’s Last Ambulance Peter Kerekes's Velvet Terrorists and Anja Kofmel's Chris the Swiss.

Barbara Pichler was the director of "Diagonale. Festival of Austrian Film" from June 2008 to June 2015. In May 2016, Barbara started working as producer and CEO of KGP Filmproduktion, whose distinctive auteur films are shown in both cinemas and international festival distribution as well as television.

Eva Sangiorgi is a writer and programmer based in Vienna. She is currently the artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival. Since 2021 she coordinates the Film Curating Studies Department at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), in San Sebastian, Spain.

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