Ex Oriente Film
Ex Oriente Film 2007
3rd workshop: Market Opens
International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava, Czech Republic, Last week of October 2007
TUE STEEN MÜLLER – Head of Studies (Denmark)
Born in 1947. Worked with short and documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board - as press secretary, head of distribution and information and as a commissioning editor. Articles for national and international newspapers and magazines. Co-founder of Balticum Film- and TV-Festival, Filmkontakt Nord and Documentary of the EU. Travelled to European short and documentary festivals often to be seated as a jury member. Has given documentary courses and seminars in more than 30 countries. In 2004 awarded the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. In 2005 awarded a prize at the DOCLisboa for his contribution to the international development and promotion of Portuguese documentaries. Since its foundation in 1996, director of EDN (European Documentary Network). Given the EDN Life Achievement Award in 2005. From 2006 freelance consultant and teacher in Danish and European documentary matters.
MARIJKE RAWIE (Netherlands)
Marijke Rawie, Managing Director of ExpertDocs, was during the last 17 years Head of Art Documentary at AVRO, 1st public broadcaster in the Netherlands. In 1991 she founded the documentary slot "AVRO Close Up" which became one of the leading international co-producers and co-financers of documentaries in Europe. She started her tv-career in1974. She worked as director and producer of documentaries at various Dutch broadcasters (NOS, VARA, NCRV), before she went to AVRO. Marijke Rawie is involved in several international documentary institutions: Vice President of EBU Documentary Expert Group; Vice President of Advisery Board Discovery Campus Masterschool; Boardmember of the 1st World Congress of Arts Producers; Doc.expert EDN; Doc. expert Eurodoc. She is the founder of ExpertDocs, International Documentary Training & Consultancy, in which she combines the international documentary coproduction and (pitching) training knowledge she has acquired over the years.
KRISTIINA PERVILÄ-ANDERSSON (Finland)
Kristiina Pervilä has been working as an independent producer since 1988. She has produced or co-produced international opera and ballet productions on stage, a wide range of creative international documentaries for cinema and tv, music productions and live performances. From 1983 until 1993 she also co-ordinated and co-produced guest performances of the Estonian Opera House, The Nikikai opera of Tokyo, the Central Opera of China of Beijing in Gothenburg, Budapest, Savonlinna, Malaga and Verona. Between 1993 and 1999 she was a free-lance producer for documentaries and in 1999 she founded Millennium Film. Millennium Film produces author led documentaries for both the Nordic and the international market. The films have been awarded at international competitions like IDFA, HotDocs, Fictions du Reel, Gothenburg,Visions du Reel and Prix Italia. Kristiina Pervilä has also been working as an analyst, expert and tutor in EDN seminars like the Balticum Forum 2001 and 2003, 12 for The Future and The Eurodoc training programme since 1999 and as a moderator in Nordisk Forum 2003.
FRANZ GRABNER (Austria)
For nearly nine years Franz Grabner was responsible for religious documentaries and the thematic evening "Kreuz&Quer/"Criss-cross". In that time he also realized a new format for ORF, Die BOX, and had been successful with a number of international coproduction as executive producer (z.B. 2002 Golden Gate Award for "Stalin - Red God", 2003, New York Filmfestival for “IMAGINE Imagine”). Since Mai 2003 Franz Grabner is head of documentaries for art and culture for ORF. Before 1994 he was managing two galleries of contemporary art and organizing numerous cultural events and film festivals. Slots: Sunday evening, 11 pm, arts & culture, creative documentaries. Formats: 30, 45, 52 minutes, also feature length, weekly. Coproductions, acquisitions; Prime Time: 4 times a year, 9 pm, 52 Min (coproductions); Specials: 45 min, acquisitions, inhouse. Mainly music documentaries. The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is a public station with 13 radio and 2 TV channels. Daily ORF broadcasts 288 hours of radio program and 48 hours TV-program.
STEPHANIE VON LUKOWICZ (Germany)
Stephanie von Lukowicz has over 13 years experience in the audiovisual world in three different European countries. Graduating as a philologist and trained as a journalist, she started working at Pro 7 in Munich, Germany, then moved to Strasbourg, France, to work seven years at the Head Office of ARTE. After moving to Spain, she was responsible for International Co-productions at the independent production company ALEA (Barcelona) for nearly three years. She now works as an independent producer with companies in Spain, France and Germany. Since 2003, she is also co-ordinator and moderator of the Pitching Forum and its workshop at MERCADOC and at DOC Santiago 2005 during FIDOCS. She is part of the team of Forum TV Extremadura. As Head of Co-production Forum and Marketing, she organized and moderated workshops, pitchings and roundtables. At the San Sebastián IFF, she co-ordinates the workshop and moderates the Pitching Session of the Trans-Pyrenean Coproduction Forum. At Berlinale 2007, she was a trainer at the pitching workshop of Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders (European Films Crossing Borders).
MARIE-CLÉMENCE PAES (France)
Born 9-10-59 in Tananarive (Madagascar). She has a master degree in Sociology and a Marketing & Advertising CELSA Diploma (Sorbonne). Since 1988, she runs Laterit productions, an independent production company based in Paris. Her aim is to produce ambitious films that highlight a better cross cultural understanding. Previous productions such as 'Angano...angano...Tales from Madagascar' or 'Aux guerriers du silence', have won top awards at Cinema du réel, Festival dei Popoli or Leipzig and been screened by dozens of broadcasters such as Arte, WDR, WNYC, Canal+, SVT or even Taiwan public TV. Her feature length documentaries 'Saudade do futuro' or 'Mahaleo' have been theatrically released in France, and in the USA. She has been working at the development of documentary projects, through lectures and workshops organised by EDN, Med Media, Baltic Media Center and other international organisations in Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Croatia, Czech Republic, for an international panel of documentary filmmakers and producers.
ADRIEK VAN NIEUWENHUYZEN (Netherlands)
Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen (born 1962, the Netherlands) finished her masters in Theatre and Film Science in 1989 at the University of Utrecht. Already during her studies she started specializing in documentary and got involved in the first edition of IDFA, by then a small but sparkling initiative to bring back documentary on the big screen in Amsterdam. In 1993 she became deputy director at IDFA. From the beginning she was mainly involved in programming at IDFA which in twenty years time became one of the leading documentary festivals in the world. She curated several programmes at IDFA. From February 2007 on she is Head of the Industry office of IDFA . In this position she is in charge of the FORUM, Docs for Sale and IDFAcademy. Besides working at IDFA she is a member of the selection committee of the Jan Vrijman Fund which aims to generate more attention for the voices of filmmakers in the developing world.
FILIP REMUNDA (Czech Republic)
Born in 1973. Film director, producer, cameraman and tutor of audiovisual workshops. Graduated from the Prague Film Academy (FAMU); completed a course at the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School (Jerusalem) and a workshop at the Zelig Film School (Bolzano). Since 1999 he has been involved in the organization of the industry section at the Jihlava IDFF. In 2001 he co-founded the Institute of Documentary Film and developed a number of educational and networking programs, such as Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum or Documentary Internet. Managing director of the production company Hypemarket Film Ltd. In 2006 he presented his works at the International Flaherty Seminar USA. Selected filmography: Hillary and Chris on the Road (1999), City of Angels (2000), Village B. (2002) – Best Documentary Film at Karlovy Vary IFF; Silver Wolf competition, IDFA 2002, Silver Plaque Chicago IFF 2003; Czech Dream (with Vít Klusák) – Best Czech Documentary & Audience Award at Jihlava IDFF 2004, Fipresci Ljubljana IFF 2004, Best Documentary at Aarhus IFF 2004, Golden Gate Award San Francisco 2005; JJ Star South Korea 2005; Best Directing, Golden Knight Festival 2005, Russia).
GUESTS & OBSERVERS
PAUL PAUWELS (Belgium)
Born in 1956 in Leuven. Worked as production manager and unit manager in feature film production until 1987, when he founded his own production unit: Periscope Productions. In 2005 Paul Pauwels left Pericope Productions NV to become programme manager at the Flemish Public Broadcaster VRT/CANVAS. There he was in charge of the science and history department, and responsible for the relations with the independent producers and directors. In December 2006 Paul Pauwels left the broadcaster. In June 2007 he was appointed as project manager for the European Television Management Academy in Strasburg, France. Paul Pauwels is active as a tutor and an expert for several organisations. Amongst them: Discovery Campus, the European Documentary Network and the Greenhouse. Paul Pauwels has also been moderating pitching sessions all over Europe, including the Forum in Amsterdam. He has been the chairperson of the European Documentary Network (EDN) for the maximum period allowed by the statutes. Paul Pauwels is a member of the General Assembly of the new Flemish Film Fund (VAF).
ADNAN HADZI (UK)
Adnan is undertaking a practice-based PhD, 'the author vs. the collective', that focuses on the influence of digitalisation and the new forms of (documentary-) film production, as well as the author's rights in relation to collective authorship. This is interdisciplinary research that combines sources and expertise from the fields of media and communication, computer studies and architecture. The practical outcome will be a streaming online database drawing on the current regeneration process centred around the Laban Dance Centre in Deptford, London. The database will serve as a platform for artists and filmmakers and will store and share the documentation of the regeneration development over the next three years.
In the past, Institute of Documentary Film co-operated with following documentary film professionals:
Tue Steen Müller (Denmark), Paul Pauwels (Periscope Productions, recently VRT - Canvas, Belgium), Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm, Italy), Kristiina Pervilä (Oy Filmikonttori Ltd., Finland), Simon Drewsen Holmberg (Baltic Media Center, Denmark), Marie Clemence Paës (Laterit Productions, France), Ike Bertels (Ike Bertels Filmproducties, The Netherlands), Nenad Puhovski (Factum, Croatia), Emma Davie (director, U.K.), Claas Danielsen (Discovery Campus Masterschool Germany). LEENA PASANEN - YLE/European Documentary Network, FLEUR KNOPPERTS - IDFA Forum, Cecilia Lidin (EDN, Denmark), Serge Lalou (Les Films d'Ici, France), Mikael Opstrup (Final Cut Film Productions), Steven Seidenberg (DE –CAF TV Production, United Kingdom), Heino Deckert (MA.JA.DE Film, Germany), Karoline Leth (Tju-Bang Film, Denmark), Alan Fountain (EAVE, Luxemburg), Filip Remunda (director, Czech Republic), Jan Gogola ml. (director, Head of Programming, Czech TV, Czech Republic), Miroslav Janek (director, Czech Republic), Simone Bauman (producer, Germany), Oliver Schwem (ARTE Thema, Germany), Uldis Cekulis (Vides Filmu Studio, Latvia), Dr. Stefan Ruell (Stefan Rüll Law Office, Germany), Jeppe Ronde (director, Denmark), Irena Taskovski ( Taskovski Films, UK), Steven Seidenberg (De-Caf, UK), Sybille Kurz (Pitching and Communication Skills: Training, Presentation Consulting, Germany), Marijke Rawie (ExpertDocs, Netherlands), Lucinda Broadbent (director and producer, UK), Fredrik Gertten (filmmaker and journalist, Sweden), Ema Dawie (director, UK), Florin Iepan (director, Romania), Sergey Dvortsevoy (director, Russia). Photo: Ex Oriente Film 2006