Prominent Tutors at Docu Rough Cut Boutique
Docu Rough Cut Boutique, workshop for 5 promising projects at rough cut stage, organized by Documentary Competition program of Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center with the support of European Cultural Foundation announced the names of the tutors that will be working with the project representatives.
In three days (from 8th till 10th of July) authors of 5 projects will have opportunity to work with:
Audrius Stonys is independent film director and producer, member of European Documentary Network and European Film Academy, who made 19 films till now. For his work, he received numerous prizes including: Public prize in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. His film EARTH OF THE BLIND (1992) was awarded by European Film Academy as the Best European Documentary of the year. He worked as a teacher in European Film College (Denmark) and held master classes in Kolkata, Tokyo, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena and Paris.
Thomas Imbach (born 1962) is an independent filmmaker based in Zurich/Switzerland. With his production company Bachim Films he produced his own work until 2007. After that he founded Okofilm together with director/producer Andrea Štaka. He has won numerous awards for his work, both in Switzerland and abroad. With WELL DONE (1994) and GHETTO (1997) he established his trademark audiovisual style based on a combination of cinema- verité camera-work and fast-paced computer-controlled editing. His fiction feature films HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (which was nominated for the Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2001), LENZ (2006) and I WAS A SWISS BANKER (2007) all premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Namik Kabil was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied film in Los Angeles where he was a member of the theatre group „The Grace Players“, where he worked as a director, writer and actor. He wrote a novel, Alone, and several award winning screenplays: DAYS AND HOURS, THE RUIN, and THE LAST DAY. In 2007 his documentary INTERROGATION won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary at the Sarajevo Film Festival. His feature NIGHTGUARDS had a world premiere in 2008 at the Venice Film Festival. Namik lives in Sarajevo.
Pola Rapaport is Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and winner of numerous grants & awards. She is writer, director and editor of many award winning films, including: HAIR: LET THE SUN SHINE IN, WRITER OF O, FAMILY SECRET, BLIND LIGHT and BROKEN MEAT. She edited: HERE ONDE DAY (work-in-progress), GRACE PALEY: COLLECTED SHORTS, FRANZ LISZT: DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN and FINE RAIN.
She is sound editing Emmy nominee.
Eyal Sivan, Paris based filmmaker, scholar and theoretician, has been living between Europe and Israel since 1985. He is Reader (Associate Professor) in Media Production at the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London (UEL). Sivan publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes and representation, political use of memory, genocide and representation, etc. He's the founder and Chief Editor of South Cinema Notebooks. Sivan has directed over ten full-length political documentaries and produced many others, for which he received a number of prestigious awards. His films include: COMMUN STATE, POTENTIAL CONVERSATION (2012), JAFFA THE ORANGE'S CLOCKWORK (2009), CITIZENS K (2007), I LOVE YOU ALL (2004), ROUTE 181, FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY IN PALESTINE-ISRAEL (2003), THE SPECIALIST (1999), ITSEMBATSEMBA, RWANDA ONE GENOCIDE LATER (1996), IZKOR-SLAVES OF MEMORY 1990)...