The first Ex Oriente Film 2020 workshop session will take place online, June 22-27. We know the names of the first confirmed tutors who will provide guidance to workshop participants in developing their projects.
The lead tutors of the 1st Ex Oriente Film 2020 workshop are documentary expert Mikael Opstrup, producer and consultant Iikka Vehkalahti, director and script editor Ivana Pauerová Miloševič and director and producer Filip Remunda.
Look at the guest tutors for the 1st Ex Oriente Film 2020 session. We will reveal the rest of the tutors in the upcoming days, as well as the selection of the projects.
Salomé Jashi (Georgia)
Alumni of Ex Oriente Film, director and producer, Salomé Jashi plays a major role in the definition of the nowadays Georgian documentary landscape. Her most recent film, The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) has been awarded in Vision du Réel International Film Festival in 2016 and toured festivals around Europe. Her debut, Bakhmaro (2011), a co-production between Georgia and Germany, was awarded at Ji.hlava IDFF and at DOK Leipzig. Salomé is currently working on her upcoming film Trees Floating.
Emma Davie (United Kingdom)
Scottish filmmaker who has made a wide variety of documentaries and most recently co-directed a feature documentary Becoming Animal with Swiss Canadian Peter Mettler. It was nominated for best feature at CPH Dox, Documenta Madrid, Docs Against Gravity and played at IDFA, RIDM, Jihlava and many other festivals. Her previous documentary, I Am Breathing (co-directed with Morag MacKinnon) won Scottish BAFTA for Best Director and played in over 50 countries.
Peter Kerekes (Slovakia)
His first feature length film was the documentary 66 seasons (2003). His Cooking History (2009) was awarded at several international festivals, including the Jury Prize at Hot Docs, the Best Documentary Award at Viennale, and was nominated for the best documentary at the European Film Awards. Kerekes also produced the omnibus documentary Occupation 1968 (2018). As a co-producer, he took part in the projects of the White World According to Daliborek (2017) by Vít Klusák and The Wind. A Documentary Thriller (2019) by Michał Bielawski.
Giona A. Nazzaro (Switzerland/Italy)
General Delegate of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, programmer and curator for Visions du Réel, member of the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI), journalist and writer. He has also been working on the programming of the Torino Film Festival, the Florence Festival dei Popoli and the Rome Film Festival. He collaborates with the Locarno Film Festival. He curated the art exhibition Il Di/Segno del Cinema – The De/Sign of Cinema in Cagliari, Italy. He wrote books and essays on Hong Kong cinema and postmodern action films.
Ivan Ostrochovský (Slovakia)
Founder and producer of Punkchart films. After making several short documentaries and series, he directed his first feature-length documentary (with Peter Kerekes and Pavol Pekarčík), Velvet Terrorists, which premiered at the 2014 Berlinale and won several awards (FEDEORA Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF, Tagesspiel Award at Berlinale). His debut fiction feature film, Koza, screened at the Berlinale in 2015, received various awards and was selected as Slovakia’s 2016 Oscar entry. His latest film, Služobníci (Servants), was screened at Berlinale 2020.
The first session of the Ex Oriente Film 2020 workshop is co-organized by Film Expanded with kind support from Slovak Audiovisual Fund. Workshop partners are VŠMU - Film and TV Faculty and ANP - Association of Independent Producers.