East Doc Platform
March 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 |LECTURE: Outside the Local Box| Inspirational production session by Georg Tschurtschenthaler (D) and Martichka Bozhilova (BG). Producing documentaries internationally, yet dealing with locally relevant stories. Lecture with film excerpts. Moderated by Mikael Opstrup (DK).
Open for: All types of EDP & One World Festival accreditations
Where: Archa Palace, Battery Hall
occupation: Journalist, Producer
company: Agitprop Ltd.
Martichka Bozhilova is producer of AGITPROP since 1999. Her films include the internationally awarded Georgi and the Butterflies, The Mosquito Problem and other stories, and Corridor #8, as well as See You at the Eiffel Tower which premiered at IDFA 2008. She is also one of the producers of the first BG film omnibus 15 and producer of the first original Bulgarian productions for HBO, Paradise Hotel and Concrete Pharaohs. In 2006 she received the International Trailblazer Award, launched by Robert Redford and Sundance Channel at MIPDOC in Cannes. Director of Balkan Documentary Center (BDC) for supporting documentary filmmakers from the Balkans. Lecturer at various European workshops and events in the field of documentary cinema. Ambassador of the European Documentary Network (EDN) to Bulgaria.
company: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Born December 20, 1974 in Innichen, Italy, Georg Tschurtschenthaler studied economics and communication sciences in Vienna. After working as a business consultant he started his career in film industry in 2003 as a freelance producer and production manager for both documentary and fiction films. Since January 2009, he works as producer for documentaries and cross-media projects in Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction, one of the major German documentary production companies based in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.