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Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities

Founded in 2001, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.

Ex Oriente Film

List of tutors and experts:

Tue Steen Müller – EDN director DK - Head of Studies

Christina Burnett – Producer UK – Main Lecturer
Paul Pauwels – workshop expert – moderator of the forum
Marie Clemence Paes – workshop expert
Stefano Tealdi – workshop expert
Sabine Bubeck Paaz – ZDF ARTE – expert, commissioning editor
Jana Sevcikova – director CZ – special guest
Franz Grabner – ORF Austria – expert, commissioning editor
Paul Pauwels – producer BE – expert
Simon Drewson Holmberg – lawyer DK
Daniela Kucmasova – MEDIA desk CZ – special guest
Claas Danielsen – Discovery Campus Masterschool DE – associative organizer
Stefano Tealdi – producer IT – expert
Marie Clemence Paes – producer FR – expert
Madeleine Avramoussis – Arte Thema FR – commissioning editor
Leena Pasanen – YLE Teema FI,  commissioning editor
Philippe van Meerbeck - VRT BE - commissioning editor
Wim van Rompaey – Lichtpunt BE - commissioning editor
Cees van Ede – NPS NL -  commissioning editor
Martin Stoll – CT CZ -  commissioning editor
Heino Deckert – MAJADE Film DE -  independent producer and distributor

List of Experts of the conference Beyond Borders - New Horizons in the East

  • Janet Anderson, Marketing Director Entertainment Imaging, Eastman Kodak Europe, Geneva
  • Simone Baumann, Managing Director, L.E.Vision, Leipzig
  • John Begert, VP Content and Marketing, Discovery Networks Europe, London
  • Hillary Bell, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 Documentaries, London
  • Karen Carlson, Vice President, Tapestry International, New York
  • Hans Robert Eisenhauer, Deputy Head of Programming, ARTE G.E.I.E., Strasbourg
  • Mira Erdevicki-Charap, Director, London
  • Vitaly Fedko, President and CEO, Corona Films, St. Petersburg
  • Andrzej Fidyk, Head of Documentary Department, Polish Television, Channel 1, Warsaw
  • Razvan Georgescu, Producer, Westend Film & TV Production, Frankfurt
  • Franz Grabner, Head of Arts and Culture Documentaries, ORF, Vienna
  • Mark Green, National Geographic Channel International, Washington
  • Olaf Grunert, Head of Thematic Evenings, ZDF / ARTE, Mainz
  • Esther Hoffenberg, Managing Director, Lapsus Productions, Paris
  • Simon Drewsen Holmberg, Lawyer, Baltic Media Center, Svaneke
  • Florin Iepan, Director and Producer, SUB-CULT-URA, Timisoara
  • Christoph Jörg, Commissioning Editor Specialist Factual, ARTE France, Paris
  • Damian Kausic, Head of Documentary Production, Czech TV, Prague*
  • Daniela Kucmasova, Head of MEDIA Desk Czech Republic, Prague
  • Wolfgang Landgraeber, Head of Culture & Science Documentaries, WDR, Cologne
  • Jörg Langer, Producer, Terrahe & Gutierrez Films, Berlin
  • Jo Lapping, Commissioning Editor, BBC Storyville, London
  • Grigory Libergal, ANO Internews, Moscow
  • Vitaly Manski, Commissioning Editor, RTR, Moscow
  • Tue Steen Müller, Director, European Documentary Network, Copenhagen
  • Maurice Paleau, VP Production and Development, Discovery Networks International, Washington, D.C.
  • John Panikkar, Discovery Channel Canada, Toronto
  • Paul Pauwels, Managing Director, Periscope Productions, Brussels
  • Nenad Puhovski, Programme Director, Factum - CDU Documentary Film Project, Zagreb
  • Marijke Rawie, Head of Arts and Documentary, AVRO, Hilversum
  • Christian Routh, Head of Studies, Pilots, Figueres
  • Andre Singer, Senior VP Production Europe, AAC Fact Europe / Cafe Productions, London
  • Vratislav Slajer, Producer, Prague
  • Bryan Smith, Executive Vice President Programming and Production, National Geographic Channel, International, Washington, D.C.
  • Alexandru Solomon, Director, Fundatia Arte Vizuale, Bucharest
  • Irina S. Varvinskaya, Head of International Liaisons, Kultura TV Channel, Moscow*


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