Srđan Keča – Serbian filmaker
Studied filmmaking at the Ateliers Varan and the UK National Film and Television School. Made films in the Balkans, the UK, and the Middle East. Among his recent recognitions are Best Central and East European Documentary at Jihlava IDFF 2012, Best Documentary at London Short Film Festival 2012, Cottbus Discovery Award at Filmfestival Cottbus 2011 (for Mirage) and Best Balkan Documentary at Dokufest 2011 (for A Letter to Dad).
Kim- Min-Chul – South Korean producer
Kim- Min-Chul specializes in the production of documentary films with an eye on the global market. He has produced numerous projects by taking advantage of international public funds and European broadcasters production assistance programs, and then marketed these projects overseas. 2010 was a year of many accomplishments for him. While in charge of overseas marketing of ‘Iron Crows’, managing sales of the film in 15 countries, he played a key role in the film winning the Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). He also produced ‘Planet of Snail’, the opening film at the 7th EBS International Documentary Festival, for which he received investment from Korea, Japan, the US, and Finland. Another documentary he produced, ‘My Barefoot Friend’, also was invited to the feature film competition section of the IDFA. In addition, KIM has experience in stage performance planning and marketing, and has participated in documentaries and feature films developed by Dutch broadcasting and film production companies as a producer. In 2012, he completed ‘Captain Kang’ and ‘9 Muses of Star Empire’, which were respectively invited to the Busan International Film Festival and the IDFA. His current projects include ‘State of Play’, the first Belgian-Korean co-production documentary about Korean gamers, and ‘Wind on the Moon’, the new documentary from ‘Planet of Snail’’s director YI Seung-jun’s.
Milena Petrović – Dutch-Serbian film editor
Born in 1980. in Serbia. She worked as film editor on numerous films for which she has been awarded. More about her work you can find HERE.
John Appel – Dutch documentary filmmaker
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker John Appel from VOF Appel & Honigmann, a production company in the Netherlands, has directed and produced more than 40 films over the years. John Appel has worked as a professional cameraman/director since ’87. As an independent filmmaker, Appel directed more than 40 documentaries for cinema and television, in addition to working as a cameraman on more than 50 documentaries. Appel studied Gymnasium ß Classical Languages and Literature in the University of Amsterdam Film Academy, and graduated as cameraman and documentary director. In 2000, he established a production company with filmmaker Heddy Honigmann (VOF Appel & Honigmann). Appel is a Guest lecturer at the Dutch Film and Television Academy (since 2000); he gives lectures and masterclasses all over the world. Since 2008 he works as part time commissioning editor for the Humanist Broadcasting Foundation. In 1999 he won the IDFA Joris Ivens Award for the film ‘Andre Hazes/ She Believes in Me’, the most successful documentary film in Dutch cinema released in 50 years. ‘The Last Victory’ (2003), a film about the famous Palio horse race of Siena, won many international awards and was nominated for Best European Documentary. His personal film ‘The Player’ (2009) won a.o. the IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary; his latest film ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’ (2012), about the tragic events in Norway in 2011, was the opening film of IDFA 2012. His most recent film ‘Magic of editing’ (2015) is about the artistic and ethical dilemmas in the editing room of documentaries.
Siniša Juričić – Croatian producer
Siniša Juričić founded Nukleus association in 2003, Nukleus Film Croatia in 2009 and Nukleus Film Slovenia in 2012. He graduated acting in 1990 and film production in 2009 from the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to Nukleus fully consumed his focus and time, he worked as the journalist, editor and producer at Radio 101, which was one of the most influential radio stations in the territories of ex-Yugoslavia. He was also founding member of Omladinska televizija (Youth TV – OTV) working as one of the producers and later in charge of programming. During the war in former Yugoslavia served as the news and documentary producer for Visnews (todays Reuters TV), ZDF, BBC Radio and Television and Nippon TV, which is the biggest private TV network in Japan. As the part of the BBC team that produced «Fighting the Peace» film, won annual British award for best documentary. In 1998 together with director Vinko Brešan, produced 11′ film in 360 degrees technique, film that represented Croatia in Lisbon at EXPO 98 exhibition. Film was screened by over one million viewers. Sinisa’s focus is on producing films and helping talented filmmakers from the EEC to achieve their full international potential. The passion remains in the film, although he is preparing for his first cross-media production. Regularly receiving international film awards and funding for films, both at home and internationally. Recently lecturing documentary production and project management at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb and High College of Samobor and doing case studies at EURODOC, Co-production Market Leipzig and exOriente training programs. In 2012 awarded with annual “Albert Kapovic” award of Croatian Producers Association for contribution to the promotion of Croatian film.
Boris Mitić – Serbian producer and film director
Boris Mitić (born 1977 in Leskovac, southern Serbia) worked as a professional journalist when he decided to buy a camera and film his first film Pretty Dyanaon his own, using a home computer for production. The film, describing the life of the Roma in the outskirts of Belgrade through a story of a Citroën car model which they use to collect recyclable garbage for a living, became popular at festivals (over 60 in total) and received 11 awards. He also directed UNMIK Titanik, a documentary about 100 people who couldn’t leave their UN-protected building for over four years. His third film, Good Bye, How Are You? aka Aphocalypse Now!, which is about the phenomenon of Serbian satirical aphorisms, premiered in 2009 and has already received severel festival awards (e.g. DOCSDF Mexico City). Mitić encourages copyleft distribution of his films. Offical website: dribblingpictures.com