Tutors

At the DOX IN VITRO seminar, the applicants have an opportunity to consult their projects with renowned international tutors.

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)
Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

TOM ERNST (DE)
Film editor, story editor, author

Thomas Ernst has been involved in fictional productions, documentaries, music videos, short films, and also in the animated series “Mr. Bean”. Feature documentaries like “When Pigs Come”, “Overdose”, “Stream Of Love” and “ULTRA” are on his long credit list. The film “Drifter” won the “First Appearance Award” at IDFA 2014. He was awarded the German Kamerapreis for Best Editing 2015 for his editing of the film “The Queen of Silence”. The feature documentary “The Pearl of Africa” can be found on NETFLIX. “Drifter” (2015) and “ULTRA” (2017) have both been selected for the European Film Academy award. He also works as a consultant and lecturer at international workshops as Verzio DocLab, EsoDoc, Rough Cut Boutique, Dok.Incubator, EDN, the Budapest Film Academy and the University for Theatre and Film Arts Budapest.

He is a member of the European Film Academy.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

Peter Jaeger

PETER JAEGER (AT)
Marketing Director

After studying law & philosophy, Peter started as Sales & Marketing Director of a film magazine. He moved on to become Marketing & Acquisitions Director for renowned theatrical distributors in the Benelux, releasing films like Mulholland Drive, Festen, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. In 2004 Peter moved to Vienna to start Autlook Filmsales, creating one of the world’s leading sales agents for creative docs.

In 2014 he sold Autlook and created a consulting company – Jaeger Creative – focusing on innovative distribution, financing & marketing solutions for films & series. In 2017 he also joined The Rough Cut Service as dramaturg. Peter is also a professor at the Vienna Film Academy and a jury member of the Flemish & Vienna Film Fund.

Jaeger Creative Company Profile

Creating innovative distribution & marketing strategies for cinematic projects with audience potential. Peter Jaeger has over 20 years of experience, both as marketing director for theatrical distributors and as CEO of a sales agent. Working together with filmmakers – as consultant or partner – towards a strategized global release.

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2019

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)

Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.


MILA TURAJLIC (RS)

Documentary filmmaker

Mila Turajlic is a documentary filmmaker born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. Mila’s debut documentary film Cinema Komunisto premiered at IDFA and the Tribeca Film Festival, went on to win 16 awards including the Gold Hugo at the Chicago Int’l Film Festival in 2011, and the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage. Her most recent film The Other Side of Everything premiered at the Toronto IFF in 2017 and went on to win 20 awards including the prestigious IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film. The film had a record-breaking theatrical release in Serbia. Her latest work is a series of archive-based video installations commissioned by MoMA in New York for their landmark exhibition on Yugoslav modernist architecture that opened in July 2018.

TOM ERNST (DE)

Film editor, story editor, author

Thomas Ernst has been involved in fictional productions, documentaries, music videos, short films, and also in the animated series “Mr. Bean”. Feature documentaries like “When Pigs Come”, “Overdose”, “Stream Of Love” and “ULTRA” are on his long credit list. The film “Drifter” won the “First Appearance Award” at IDFA 2014. He was awarded the German Kamerapreis for Best Editing 2015 for his editing of the film “The Queen of Silence”. The feature documentary “The Pearl of Africa” can be found on NETFLIX. “Drifter” (2015) and “ULTRA” (2017) have both been selected for the European Film Academy award. He also works as a consultant and lecturer at international workshops as Verzio DocLab, EsoDoc, Rough Cut Boutique, Dok.Incubator, EDN, the Budapest Film Academy and the University for Theatre and Film Arts Budapest.

He is a member of the European Film Academy.

2018

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

LISELOT VERBRUGGE (Netherlanden)

Dox Consulting

Liselot founded Dox Consulting in 2018, together with Daniel Saltzwedel and Peter Jaeger, providing help for each step of the documentary making and distribution process. She graduated with a degree in film production from the Dutch Film Academy in 2007. After a few years of working in production, she served as a festival and market producer at IDFA Forum and Cinekid for Professionals.She has been working as TV sales Manager from 2013 to 2018, for both Autlook Filmsales and NPO sales.

BORIS MITIĆ (Serbia)

Documentary filmmaker

Boris lived on a few continents, worked for a few years for the most prestigious global media outlets, understood a few things and dedicated the rest of his life to creative parenting, creative football and creative documentaries: a Gypsy Mad Max recycling saga, a claustrophobic tragicomedy of the absurd, a satirical documentary fairy tale, a feelgood parable about Nothing. 4 films, 200+ festivals, 20 awards, 20 broadcasters, global lecturing track record.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)

Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.


2017

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

PHILIPPE VAN MEERBEECK (Belgium)

VRT, the Flemish Radio- & Television Network

Philippe Van Meerbeeck made from 1990 until 2000, more than 50 feature documentary programs on history for the VRT-series. As Commissioning Editor in charge of coproduction, Philippe attended international pitching fora & documentary festivals in Amsterdam (The Forum/IDFA), Toronto (Hot Docs), Marseille (Sunny Side), Tel-Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tallinn, Tourcoing, Jilhava and Lisbon. He tutored many workshops. Philippe is a member of the Flemish Commission for Audiovisual Arts (CAV), member of the Documentary Commission of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), board member of CONTOUR, a meeting point for media art, board member of iDROPS, the digital innovation agency for social and cultural change.

FRIEDRICH MOSER (Austria)

producer, director, scriptwriter

Friedrich Moser holds a university degree (MA) in History and German Studies from the University of Salzburg, Austria. From 1998-2000 he worked as a TV journalist in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. In 2001 he founded blue+green communication. He has been writing, directing, shooting and producing documentaries since 1999, with an output of over 20 films, most famous are A Good American and The Brussels Business. Friedrich’s professional career also includes lecturing on history and documentaries at the University of Vienna.

2016

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

BEATE THALBERG (Austria)

Commissioning Editor & Buyer
ORF/3sat

Beate Thalberg studied Stage Direction & Dramaturgy at the Academy of Theatre Arts Leipzig. She has been living and working in Vienna, Austria since 1992. A commissioning editor and director/dramatic advisor at ORF, Austria’s national broadcasting station, she represents three documentary film slots (totaling 180 minutes a week). A scriptwriter and director since 1995, Beate Thalberg’s award-winning documentaries are both broadcast on television and shown in cinemas in Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, USA, Israel, Canada and Australia.

BRIAN HILL (United Kingdom)

Director & Producer
Century Films

Brian Hill is one of the most noteworthy documentary directors from the UK, with a track record of inventive documentary films. One of the very strengths of Hill's work is his confident fusion of televisual with cinematic aesthetics, breaking the boundaries of fly-on-the-wall conventions and mixing them with stylised staged situations. The director's most celebrated creative partnership has been with Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage including films like Drinking for England, Feltham Sings and The Not Dead. Hill has made plenty of significant films away from Armitage.

2015

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

HANKA KASTELICOVÁ (Czech Repuublic)

Executive Producer of Documentaries
HBO Europe

Hanka Kastelicová is the Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in the Budapest head office she works closely with HBO Europe’s production centers in Warsaw, Prague and Bucharest, and is responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films.

JESPER OSMUND (Denmark)

Screenwriter, narrative consultant, editor

Jesper Osmund edited his first feature film in 1991 after years of working as an assistant editor. He then continued editing several feature films, short films, miniseries, commercials until the mid 90ies, where he started to focus more upon documentaries. Today he has edited more than 75 documentaries, many of them internationally awarded. The later years he has focused mainly on international feature length documentaries. He also works as narrative consultant, holds seminars and rough cut- and pitching workshops (EDN, IDFA, IDFAcademy).

2014

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

ANNE FABINI (Germany)

Editor

Born in Transylvania/Romania, she studied at the Institute of Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. In 1996 she started working as an assistant editor (on Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola,Run) and editing short films at the DFFB Berlin Film School. Since 1999 she works as a film editor and editorial consultant on both documentary and fiction films.

HANKA KASTELICOVÁ (Czech Repuublic)

Executive Producer of Documentaries
HBO Europe

Hanka Kastelicová is the Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in the Budapest head office she works closely with HBO Europe’s production centers in Warsaw, Prague and Bucharest, and is responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films.

2013

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

SABINE BUBECK-PAAZ (Germany)

Commissioning Editor

ZDF/ARTE

Sabine Bubeck-Paaz is a commissioning editor at ZDF (German public broadcaster) for Theme Evenings, ‘Cultural Documentaries’ and documentary series for ARTE (European Culture Channel).

SIGNE BYRGE SØRENSEN (Denmark)

CEO / Producer

Final Cut For Real

Signe Byrge Sørensen has been a producer for 15 years. She began in SPOR Media in 1998, moved to Final Cut Productions ApS in 2004 and founded Final Cut for Real ApS in 2009. She has produced documentaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Thailand, Indonesia, and Argentina, besides Denmark and Sweden.

2012

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

DR. CLAUDIA SCHREINER (Germany)

Head of Programme, Culture and Science
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)

Studied American History, Political Science and Archaeology in Cologne and New York. 1979
M.A. at Columbia University, NYC, 1984 Ph.D. at the University of Cologne.

BRAM CROLS (Belgium)

Associate Directors

Bram Crols is an award-winning documentary producer and filmmaker working and living in Antwerp, Belgium.

2011

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

PETER GOTTSCHALK (Germany)

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Since 1984 she is working as an editor, author, producer and presenter for the following television-stations: ZDF (ZDF German Television), Mainz, DFF (television of the former GDR), Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, and the ORB (now RBB), Potsdam-Babelsberg. As of 1996, producer, programme manager and commissioning editor in the Documentary-programme unit at ARTE G.E.I.E. in Strasbourg (France). Member of the jury of different European festivals.

STEFAN KLOOS (Germany)

Kloos und Co.

After six years at leading youth and music TV producer MME, an Adolf Grimme TV-Award for ARD-series POP 2000 and a 2-year-interval in multimedia, he founded Kloos & Co. Medien in 2002 and has since produced numerous award-winning creative documentaries with international TV broadcasters and for the cinema. Kloos is a member of EDN and AG DOK and an alumni of the Documentary Campus Masterschool. He is one of the most active and experienced German producers on the international market and festival circuit and regularly lectures on documentary film and distribution.

2010

OVE RISHØJ JENSEN (Denmark)

Documentary consultant, producer and outreach manager

Working in the international documentary sector since 2003, Ove Rishøj Jensen has an extensive network within the industry. In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about script writing, project development, international financing, co-production, impact, outreach and distribution. Since 2011 Ove has worked for the Swedish production company Auto Images as Producer and Outreach Manager. Alongside this, Ove launched in 2019 his own company for documentary training and consultancy, entitled Paradiddle Pictures. Here he collaborates with partners like IDFA, Fresh Pitch China, Dix in Vitro, Mediterranean Film Institute, Nordisk Panorama and many others. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network. He has a master’s degree in film studies, with additional studying of cultural journalism and humanistic computer informatics.

ONDREJ STARINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Head of the documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia

He studied Film Theory at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (graduated in 2005). Since then he worked in PR, production, programming for several Slovak film festivals (IFF Bratislava, Art Film Fest Košice, Mffk Febiofest, 4 elements film seminar in Banská Štiavnica). Starinsky also worked for the Open Society Foundation (NOS – OSF), where he organized the country-wide “Journalism Award. Since October 2016 he is the head of documentary and educational department at Radio and Television of Slovakia.

PHILIPPE VAN MEERBEECK (Belgium)

VRT, the Flemish Radio- & Television Network

Passed with great distinction a degree in Social Communication at the Hoger Rijksinstituut voor Toneel & Cultuurspreiding (HRITCS) in Brussels. Started in 1980 as scientific collaborator for the award winning historical VRT-series ‘De Nieuwe Orde’ (The New Order) and ‘De Kollaboratie’ (The Collaborators) by Maurice De Wilde. Co-wrote & edited the critically acclaimed series ‘De Tijd der Vergelding’ (Time of Reprisal) and ‘De Oostfronters’ (The Eastern Front); wrote & edited the series ‘In Ballingschap’ (In Exile) and ‘Na September ’44 (After September 44). From 1990 until 2000, Philippe made more than 50 feature documentary programs on history for the VRT-series ‘Boulevard’ and ‘Histories’, a number of which were nominated & won awards (Prix Stendhal, Prix URTI).

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