For a second year, the Institute of Documentary Film travels to Sheffield Doc/Fest with a group of East European producers who will introduce their projects to international documentary experts. In addition to the one-on-one meetings arranged with IDF's assistance, members of our delegation can attend the industry section and film screenings.
IDF's delegation of East European producers will attend Sheffield Doc/Fest June 13 - 17.
The following producers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Austria and Germany will receive our assistance in arranging meetings and networking:
occupation: Producer, Cinematographer
company: Vides Filmu Studija
Uldis Cekulis, created the independent production company Vides Filmu Studija and won the International Trailblazer prize at MIPDOC, which recognises the best documentary makers. He has worked on more than twenty-five documentaries both as a producer and sometimes also as a cameraman. Many of the documentaries such as Roof on the Moonway (2001), Dream Land (2004), Theodore (2006), Three Men and a Fish Pond (2008) have travelled around the world. He has co-produced documentaries with Estonian, Russian, German, Italian, French and Georgian production companies. Currently he is working on five documentary film projects, which are at different stages of production, including three co-productions.
company: Perfect Shot Films
Inka Dewitz is one of the founders of Perfect Shot Films. She studied at Humboldt University Berlin and Filmhaus Cologne/HFF Babelsberg. From 2003 to 2010 she worked as a freelance Radio and TV producer for BBC World Service and produced her own short films.
occupation: Director, Producer
country: Czech Republic
company: Bohemian Productions
Katerina Hager is an independent documentary film director and producer. Born in Prague, she graduated from Charles University, department of Cultural Anthropology and received her film training at Prague Film School. Katerina is currently in production with her latest documentary „Children of Flamenco“ in cooperation with Prague Film School.
company: Boekamp & Kriegsheim GmbH
Felix Kriegsheim studied media design at a vocational school in Berlin and worked for various film production companies before he enrolled at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2003. He completed his studies in 2009 with the neo-realistic film 44. Ich hol meine cousins. He later refined this approach by starting the sequel 44. Haraam by Daniel Begun and with the support of the community of Berlin Neukölln.
company: Campfilm Production
Producer/co-author Sára LÁSZLÓ is a graduate of the University of Theatre and Film of Budapest, Hungary. After her graduation she continued her education at the Producers’ Faculty of ESRA, Paris. During her internship at Les Films du Poisson, she participated in the development and production of creative documentaries. After returning to Hungary, she co-founded Campfilm Production. During the three years of the company’s existence, she has produced several short fiction and documentary projects, commercials and music videos, as well as 3Weddings, a three-part documentary series, a feature-length documentary for HBO entitled Caught Between Two Worlds and a documentary in co-production with the national television channel Duna Television named Permanent Injuries. Currently she is working on Cain’s Children and a feature-length documentary Through Muslim Eyes and also has three major projects in different phases of development.
country: Hungary, Germany
Born in 1971 in Hungary. Majored in German Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and in Screenwriting at German Film and TV Academy (dffb Berlin). Worked as dramaturgist at Theatre Vígszínház, budapest, and became freelance tranlator of literature from German, English, Hungarian. Between 2005 - 2006 employed as a curator in "Ungarischer Akzent" - Hungarian Art and Culture in Germany. Currently works as a freelance screenwriter. Erzsébet has also teaching experience from University of Theatre and Film, Budapest, and dffb Berlin.
occupation: Director, Producer
Born in Croatia, currently lives in Austria. Worked at the National Theatre in Vienna but moved on to making video projections for dance performances. Obtained Master’s Degree from University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Studied South Indian classical dance in Chennai/India. Most recently made documentary TV series Working Stories for Okto TV, dealing with unemployed people looking for a job. 2010/11 “Working Stories”, (documentary TV Series, 27’), Director/Editor, 2009 “God Has a Hard Time with Us”, (documentary, 62’), Writer/Director, 2006 “South East Towards Mecca“, (documentary, 37’), Writer/Director, 2005 “Walkabout“, (experimental) Writer/Director, 2004 “Paraphrased”, (experimental) Writer/Director, 2002 “Besatzung“, (Short) Writer.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is an international event attended by key international broadcasters, distributors and sales agents and offers a unique opportunity to meet the guests who could support your project. Attending professionals can adapt the schedule to suit their interests. The events are conveniently divided into several "routes":
- Doc/Fest 101 - The Fast Lane (the basics on the market)
- Doc/Fest UK - The Scenic Route (UK market
- Doc/Fest International - The Highway (International market)
- Doc/Fest XO Labs - The Roundabout (Crossover and alternative routes to market)
- Doc/Fest Financing - the Freeway (Financing Essentials)
- Doc/Fest Masters - The Express Lane (Learning from the masters)
In each, you'll find some of the key sessions, masterclasses, talks and events to attend. You can browse the complete timetable here.
If you would like to get in touch with IDF in Sheffield, please contact:
+420 604 547 054
+420 739 323 938