DOCU Rough Cut Boutique 2018 mentors announced

We are pleased to announce this year’s exquisite team of mentors for the 8th edition of DOCU Rough Cut Boutique! The selected participants will work with film professionals who have wide experience in documentary film. After session in Sofia, we are looking forward to the start of the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique session in Sarajevo!

Story Editors:

NOEMI SCHORY (Israel) – independent producer and director focusing on documentaries. Produced among others A FILM UNFINISHED, won first prize at Hotdocs, editing prize at Sundance, script award at Silverdocs; Magnolia in Shanghai etc. GOD FORBID a feature length documentary on the ultraorthodox society for ARTE; THE INNER TOUR, an award winning feature doc screened at Sundance, the MOMA, Berlinale etc.; ISRAEL'S GENERALS, a five part series on Israeli leadership. Teaches since 2000 at the Tisch School for Film and TV of the Tel Aviv University, creative production and media landscape. In fall 2013 visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota. 2007-2015 head of the Film Department at the Faculty of Arts – Midrasha, Beit Berl College. Member of the Israeli Producers’ Association, among the founders and member of The Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum, member of EFA, European Film Academy.
THOMAS ERNST (Hungary) – a film editor, story editor and author. He 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 and ULTRA 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, Dok.Incubator, EDN, the Budapest Film Academy and the University for Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. He is a member of EDN and the European Film Academy.
OLIVER HUDDLESTON (United Kingdom) - is an award-winning editor of cinema and television documentaries. His unique observational style has led to collaborations with some of documentary's leading lights including Kim Longinotto, Adam Curtis, Sean McAllister and Angus Macqueen. The films have won prizes all over the world including the Cannes Film Festival for SISTERS IN LAW, Sundance for LIBERACE OF BAGHDAD and ROUGH AUNTIES and DREAMCATCHER and IDFA for HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO and WE ARE TOGETHER. He has twice been nominated for an editing BAFTA and won two Royal Television Society editing awards. He has tutored at the National Film School in the UK and held workshops and masterclasses in India, Holland and the US.
Mentors at the Docu Rough Cut Boutique:

CATHERINE LE CLEF (France) – set up the Paris based documentary sales company in November 2009. Le Clef is one of the best connected figures in the world of doc sales. She has assembled a formidable slate of award winning docs such as CITIZENFOUR, CAMERAPERSON, COMMUNION, SONITA, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, LAST TRAIN HOME,  HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM, THE GOOD POSTMAN. CAT&Docs is looking for pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched; that are audacious, open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene; docs that question the world and propose new ways at looking at it. Docs that keep us from closing our eyes. Some more titles from the catalogue of the company: THE NIGHT, WHEN THE WAR COMES, THE UNFORGIVEN, ULTRA, STRANGER IN PARADISE, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY,  WAITING FOR GIRAFFES, just to name a few.
HANKA KASTELICOVÁ (Czech Republic) – is the VP and Executive Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in the Prague office, she works closely with HBO Europe’s production centers and is responsible for the development and production of HBO Europe’s documentary films.  She commissions and co-produces documentary programming for HBO Europe, focusing on feature length productions, which should have a strong connection with the countries where HBO Europe broadcasts.  The documentaries she co-produces are giving strong insights into its subject, creating debates, showing a different perspective, and are daring, creative and innovative. HBO documentaries are mainly character driven stories with a strong narrative and high production values. That is why many of films she co-produces are very successful worldwide and have won many awards in international festivals. 
STEFANO TEALDI (Italy) - in 1985 he founded, with others, STEFILM working as a director and producer.  Since 1988 he has produced several one-off documentaries and directed 5 documentary series. The most recent feature films include VINYLMANIA (Goteburg IFF, Chicago Int. Movies and Music Festival, Rotterdam IFF); CHAR, NO MAN’S ISLAND (Golden Kapok Guangzhou, China, Special Mention DIFF- Dubai, Berlinale Forum 2013), THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (IDFA Int. Doc. Competition 2014; Doc Point - Helsinki 2015; Silver Horn best doc at Krakow IFF 2015; Golden Nanook - Grand Prix Best Doc Flahertiana IDF Perm 2015). Two feature length docs are now in post-production: THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS (Special Mention DOK Leipzig Next Masters, 2017). Now: MY HOME, IN LIBYA (Locarno Film Festival 2018). In 1992 he graduated at the MEDIA training course EAVE. Founder member of FERT (Filming with a European Regard in Turin). He chaired EDN (European Documentary Network).
Moderators and Heads of the Docu Rough Cut Boutique:

MARTICHKA BOZHILOVA (Bulgaria) – producer of AGITPROP, Bulgaria since 1999. Her high-end author driven films have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcast all over the world. Among her films are: TOUCH ME NOT (Golden Bear Winner, Berlinale, 2018), GEORGI AND THE BUTTERFLIES (Silver Wolf, IDFA), THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (Cannes, Toronto), CORRIDOR #8 (Berlinale), OMLETTE (Sundance), THE BOY WHO WAS A KING (Toronto), THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES (Visions du Reel, HotDocs), LOVE AND ENGINEERING (Tribeca, Karlovi Vary), THE LADINO LADIES' CLUB (IDFA). Producer of the successful factual TV series for international networks such as National Geographic and HBO. She has also produced the first original Bulgarian TV series for ARTE as well as renowned theatre director Galin Stoev’s feature film THE INFINITE GARDEN. 
RADA ŠEŠIĆ (The Netherlands) - a filmmaker, critic, lecturer and curator, lived in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The programmer of the Documentary Competition at Sarajevo FF. Selects also films for IDFA, Amsterdam and programs films for IFFR Rotterdam. Takes part in selection committee of IDFA Bertha Fund and Hubert Bals Fund.  Mentor at several international documentary workshops, a.o. VdR Nyon, Florence, Trieste, Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, Kolkata, Mumbai, Sofia. For seven years she was teaching at the University of Amsterdam and is currently teaching at the Master of Film at the NFTA Amsterdam. Has published articles on cinema in several books a.o 24 Frames, by Dina Iordanova, and in numerous international film magazines, Skrien, Variety, Film annual, Sineast a.o.  Artistic director of Eastern Neighbours film festival in The Hague.  Heads Last Stop Trieste at WEMW for 5 years and selects documentaries for LET’s CEE in Vienna.
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