Docu Rough Cut Boutique Mentors 2016

We are honored to announce our exquisite team of mentors for the sixth edition of the Docu Rough Cut Boutique!

The selected participants will have the privilege to work with film/story editors and professionals with wide knowledge and experience in the documentary film Industry. They have won a number of awards as well as a tremendous attention on the side of the audience.


Special mentors - story editors:

- an 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. Teaches since 2000 at the Film Department of the Tel Aviv University, creative production and media landscape. Between 2007-2015, she was head of the Film Department of the Faculty of Arts – Midrasha, Beit Berl College.

CAROL DYSINGER (USA) - documentary film editorial/story advisor. Her feature directorial debut, CAMP VICTORY AFGHANISTAN was screened at MoMA Doc fortnight, SXSW, Human Rights Festivals in New York and many others. She is a longtime consultant for Sundance Doc Lab, and is a story and editing advisor for documentaries and hybrid work around the world. She is a member of the Writer’s Guild West. Professor at NYUs Graduate Film School.

THOMAS ERNST (Hungary) - a freelance film editor and author. Through joining each project at a very early stage, he co-creates the workflow and concept of the production together with the director and D.O.P. HBO Europe documentaries like INVISIBLE STRINGS, OVERDOSE and STREAM OF LOVE are on his long credit list. The film DRIFTER won the First Appearance Award at IDFA 2014. For the editing of the film THE QUEEN OF SILENCE he was awarded with the German Kamerapreis for Best Editing 2015.

Mentors at the Docu Rough Cut Boutique:

– has worked for more than 20 years creating structures to facilitate the financing and development of documentary films internationally. Until 2011 she was part of the European Documentary Network, responsible for a large number of workshops, pitching sessions and other film events, as organizer, tutor and moderator. Was Film Commissioner for Documentaries at the Swedish Film Institute (SFI). In summer 2015 was appointed as Film Commissioner for Documentaries at the Danish Film Institute, where she is at present.

IVANA PAUEROVA MILOŠEVIĆ (Czech Republic) – is a creative professional, whose experience includes direction of documentary films, mainly on social and political topics; she has been cooperating on more than 30 documentaries. Ivana is founding member of the Institute of Documentary Film, IDF in Prague. Ivana has been cooperating with Prague Film Academy (FAMU) and in 2009 she was elected a board member of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Since 2013, Ivana has been also working and cooperating with Czech Television as a film script editor.

CATHERINE LE CLEF (France) - the head of the documentary distribution company, CAT&Docs. CAT&Docs is looking for pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched; open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene. Docs that keep us from closing our eyes. Some titles from the catalogue of the company: HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM, SONITA, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY, DON JUAN, CITIZENFOUR, OF MEN AND WAR, TEA TIME, WAITING FOR GIRAFFES, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, just to name a few.

HANKA KASTELICOVÁ (Czech Republic/Hungary) - 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. As an experienced and dedicated documentary filmmaker, she has lectured on documentary filmmaking, and participated in the organization of master classes, industry seminars and courses.

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique wants to herewith specially thank The US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the State Institute of Culture, Bulgaria, who generously made the participation of mentors possible.

Moderators and Heads of the Docu Rough Cut Boutique:

- producer of AGITPROP since 1999. Among her films are: GEORGI AND THE BUTTERFLIES (Silver Wolf, IDFA 2004), THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM and other stories (Cannes 2007), THE LADINO LADIES' CLUB (IDFA 2015). Founder and director of the Balkan Documentary Center (BDC) for supporting documentary filmmakers from the Balkans. Member of the EDN Executive Committee and the Management Board of DokuFest, Prizren. Receiver of the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes for creativity, innovation, originality and breakthrough in the field of documentary cinema.

RADA ŠEŠIĆ (Netherlands) - a filmmaker, critic, lecturer and curator, lived in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Collaborates on the selection of films at two biggest film festivals in The Netherlands: IDFA in Amsterdam and IFFR Rotterdam, was on the selection of IDFA’s Fund for 8 years and at STIFO Fund for 6 years. Currently, she is on selection of the Hubert Bals Fund and Documentary Competition selector at the Sarajevo Film Festival. For seven years she was teaching at the University of Amsterdam and is currently teaching at the Master of Film in NFT Amsterdam.

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