Institute of Documentary Film will announce the main EDP prize - East Doc Platform Award associated with the financial support of EUR 7 500 for the best project in development and in production. The granted financial support will help the filmmakers in further development of their documentary film.
The East Doc Platform Award jury is comprised of international film festival and sales representatives.
Nicolas Feodoroff, graduated in aesthetics, is a programmer of FIDMarseille, member of the selection commitee and in charge of FIDcampus programme. Art and film critic, he also regularly contributes to other structures for promotion of cinema and contemporary art.
Maëlle Guenegues from CAT and Docs France that is looking for pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched; docs that rigorously explore the subject matter, that are audacious, open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene; docs that question the world and propose new ways of looking at it.
Gitte Hansen is a deputy director for First Hand Films, she works on a daily basis with project development, executive producing, financing & packaging, marketing strategy, sales & acquisition of non-fiction films and series. Recent titles she executive produced for FHF include NOTHING IS FORGIVEN (Savage Film with ORF, RTS, SRF, SVT), PRESENTING PRINESS SHAW (Atzmor Productions with France TV, SVT, CBC, VPRO), FONKO (3x54’, 6x26’, 1x90’, Story with SVT, SBS, WDR). Gitte is in charge of acquisitions at First Hand Films. Previously she has worked in Switzerland and Denmark with international distribution of feature films, TV production and film promotion and marketing. She serves as consultant, lecturer and moderator at events such as Nordisk Panorama Forum, DOK.incubator, Crossing Borders, EDN Pitchings and international Workshops, Pitching du Réel, IDFA, Ex Oriente and Greenhouse. Gitte has served on several juries at int film festivals and holds a master in Film and Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.
Anna Hoffmann studied cultural anthropology and film and theatre science at the University of Hamburg, although the real school of film was the Hamburg cinemathèque Metropolis where she started at the box office while still attending university and later became a programmer. Then gathered first film festival experience as a programmer for the European Low Budget Film Forum in Hamburg (1987-1989). From 1993-1996 she was managing the European Documentary Film Institute (EDI) in Mülheim/Ruhr, after being a freelance film critic and production assistant as well as a translator and subtitler. Since 2000 programmer and program manager for the Berlinale Forum.
Loïc Valceschini was born in 1989. Has a master degree in film studies at Université de Lausanne. In 2010, was selected as an alumni at the Talents Press of the Berlinale. Writes film related articles for various outlets (ScreenAnarchy, Film Exposure). Worked at the distribution and programming sector of the Cinémathèque suisse and since 2013 has been a programmer for the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF). Since 2015 works as coordinator and programmer for Locarno's Semaine de la Critique. In 2016, co-wrote "Rex, Roxy, Royal", a book on Swiss cinema theaters.
Agnés Wildenstein was born in France and now lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Worked ten years at La Cinémathèque française in Paris and twelve years at Locarno international film festival. Member of the jury of the Jean Vigo Price for ten years. Member of the reading selection committee for ARTE France Cinema from 2012 until 2015. Associate programmer for Doclisboa since 2014.