* Martichka Bozhilova, Producer,Agitprop Ltd,Bulgaria, * Ms. Trinh T. Minh-ha, Director,
Vietnam, * Mr Khalo Matabane, Director, South Africa, * Mr Alan Berliner, Director,USA
The above nominees were selected according to some of the following criteria:
Innovation & Creativity: the use of new techniques in filming and story telling, setting trends, opening new pathways for others
Originality: Content that provides a model, which is “different” or risk-taking
Breakthrough: Where there is significant difference made in the genre, such as increased audience for documentaries, press coverage, public reception
The "International Trailblazers Tribute" was launched at MIPDOC 2006. During this event, Reed MIDEM and its partners recognized four documentary makers for their creativity and innovation in launching new trends and genres in the documentary field.
Visionary documentary makers from Europe, Asia Pacific, The Americas and Africa were selected by specialist international documentary associations and festivals across all continents. The candidates met together during a conference session at where MIPDOC delegates had the opportunity to gain insight into those factors which led to their success.
More Info on: www.mipdoc.com and www.agitprop.bg .
(photo: Martichka Bozhilova and Valentin Valchev on the Ex Oriente Film Workshop, Martichka and Valentin on the Panel of the Forthcoming Documentaries in Central Europe organized by IDF, Jihlava IDFF and Karlovy Vary IFF + Martichka and many other participants of Ex Oriente Film 2004)
Martichka Bozhilova and Viktor Paounov participated on the East European Forum 2002, where they pitched an outstanding project Georgi and Butterflies – documentary film that was awarded on the Silver Wolf Competition - IDFA 2003. In 2004 Martichka participated on the Ex Oriente Film Workshop together with Valentin Valchev and their project Us 4 Revisited. This year, Martichka and Jordan Todorov – another jung and talented Bulgarian director - will attend Ex Oriente Film with the project Journey to Freedom.