Gryllus Dorka

Dorka Gryllus was born in 1972. She graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in 1998, after which she became a member of Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár for 5 years. Since 2004, beside Budapest, she lives in Berlin, where she starred in German series and movies, for example Soul Kitchen and Irina Palm. Beside international prizes, she received the Berlin Film Festival’s Shooting Star Award for her performance in Dallas Pashamende. Her most recent appearance was Félvilág, directed by Attila Szász, which performance got the award for the best actress at Nashville Film Festival.

Doug Kass

A writer-director-producer whose work has appeared on SHOWTIME, BBC, VH1, and NICKELODEON. Screenwriter commissioned to write and consult for a variety of Los Angeles and New York companies. As an award-winning commercial director, produced spots for TV and web. Documentary work has taken him around the world as a cameraman and director. His most-recent work, the multi-award-winning documentary “Emptying The Skies,” was licensed for distribution internationally.

Margarete Moser

Born in Budapest, raised in Vienna. 2005 she started working in the film industry by supporting the team of the Austrian Film Fund “Fernsehfonds Austria”. The Fund is intended to make a contribution to improving the quality of television production and the capacity of the Austrian film industry. Now she is responsible for fund management and project support.

Vecsei Miklós Hasi

In his secondary school years, he was working as a volunteer for Máltai Szeretetszolgálat, then he graduated as an actor from the University of Theatre and Film Arts. Since 2015, he’s a member of the Vígszínház Association. Beside his stage performances, he works as a writer, translator, and director. He’s most importantly interested in sacral theatre.

László Sára

She co-founded Campfilm in 2007 and worked as a producer or occasionally as a co-author in all of Campfilm’s completed films. In the recent years she worked together with various national and international partners (Media council Hungary, Hungarian National Film Fund, HBO Europe, ARTE France, RTS, Jba Production (FR), Novak Prod (BE) etc). With Campfilm’s projects she participated in several international training programs (Ex Oriente Film, Eurodoc, Nipkow Programme). Sára is a member of the European Documentary Network (EDN).

Senhofer Tünde

Born in Budapest, raised in Vienna. 2005 she started working in the film industry by supporting the team of the Austrian Film Fund “Fernsehfonds Austria”. The Fund is intended to make a contribution to improving the quality of television production and the capacity of the Austrian film industry. Now she is responsible for fund management and project support.

Takács András és Cseke Eszter

Eszter Cseke and Andras S. Takacs are acclaimed directors of documentary series On The Spot. From hidden tribes in Africa to frontlines in the Middle East, they work with just two small cameras and no crew. Their latest international co-production Children of Dictators was broadcasted in more than 100 countries.
The filmmakers have received numerous prestigious awards including a Press Freedom Award in Strasbourg from the Council of Europe, a Golden Nymph for Best Documentary at the 53rd Monte Carlo TV Festival and a Gold Plaque at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards.

Scherer Péter

Péter Scherer was born in Ajka, in 1961. He is the founder of Arvisure Theatre Association and an actor working for Bárka Theatre since 1997 and for Krétakör Theatre since 2002. In 1995, he received the Színikritikusok Award and the Capital Council’s best male performance award. In 2009, he got the prestigious Jászai Mari Award. Scherer starred in Jancsó Miklós-Nekem lámpást adott kezembe az Úr Pesten, Kontroll, Made in Hungária, Argó. Currently, he has a role in several plays: Don Quijote, Klamm háborúja, Márió és a varázsló. Besides, Péter gives klassen zimmer performances at Thália Theatre.

Radovan Sibrt

Radovan is a Czech director and producer, co-founder of production company PINK. His debut The Prison of Art premiered at JIHLAVA IDFF 2012, On Decency was shortlisted for Koutecky Award. He is a producer of short films Enkel and Das Wandernde Sternlein (dir. M. Ther). In 2013 he produced documentary Byeway (dir. I. Bystrican). In 2014 he was selected as an Emerging Producer at Jihlava IDFF. He has recently co-produced documentary Cinema, Mon Amour by A. Belc, premiered at DOK Leipzig.

Simone Baumann

Simone Baumann is working in the film production for more than 20 years and has produced many documentaries and feature films. Now she is the head of the documentary department of Saxonia Entertainment. She is an experienced co-producer, and one of Europe’s leading experts on Russia, the former Eastern bloc, and their audiovisual markets. Simone has been working as the GERMAN FILMS Eastern Europe representative since 2005 and she is also a founding member of the Russian-German Film Academy.

Lakner Zoltán

Zoltán Lakner (1975), studied political science and social policy, works as a political analyst and adviser, lecturer of the Eötvös Loránd University and the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, regular publicist for weekly and daily newspapers, author of several books about the contemporary politics of Hungary. He lives in Budapest.

Veiszer Alinda

Alinda Veiszer started her TV career as a riporter in Az Este, then received bigger and bigger roles. Her name became famous due to a series, Záróra, in which she introduced hundreds of artists and scientists. Alinda’s work many times received awards; an outstanding one was the Prima Primissima Award. She gives talks across the country, and she’s a permanent asking person at Katona József Theatre and the Ördögkatlan Festival. Besides, she’s a collaborator of Nôk Lapja Évszakok. Since 2015, she conducts a daily programme called Alinda in which she deals with cultural and everyday life issues.

Muhi András

András Muhi graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in 1980. In 2000 he established Inforg Studio and since then he has worked as a producer and CEO. The Studio’s work became equivalent with the contemporary hungarian cinema in the last 13 years. Since its founding the studio has produced and co-produced 25 feature films, 100 short films 80 documentary films and 10 animations. Lots of these films are participants and often winners of prestigious international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Toronto, Chicago etc.) in every genre. Bence Fliegauf’s “Just the Wind”, for example, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale and “Before Dawn” won the prize for Best Short Film at the European Film Academy.

Hegedûs D. Géza

Actor, Director and University Professor. For several decades He has been a most important artist of the Hungarian Film, TV, Theatre, also the Master Teacher of Acting at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, where He currently is appointed Assistant Rector.

Helle Faber

Helle Faber graduated as a journalist in 2001. Producer since 2003 and founder of the Danish production company made in copenhagen in 2010. Has produced a large number of documentary films for the international market. Among them the award winning films Motleys’ Law, Warriors from the North, Putin’s Kiss, Dark Side of Chocolate, and Enemies of Happiness. Made in copenhagen works with some of the strongest documentary talents in Denmark – and are always happy to explore new ways of storytelling. The company has won a huge number of awards at IDFA, Sundance FF, Hotdocs, Berlin FF, DOC NYC and many others.

Sonia Otto

Sonia Otto: After studying Cultural Studies in Berlin and Audiovisual Media in Sevilla, Sonia Otto started working as producer for INDI FILM at its Berlin office, where she is responsible for development and production of creative documentaries. Her award-winning films include: BASTION OF SIN, 2008 (Golden Dove - Dok Leipzig ), NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED, 2010 (Chrystal Bear - Berlinale, Long List German Film Award), Land in Sight, 2013 (Award of Goethe Institute - DOK Leipzig) CALIFORNIA CITY, 2014 (Long List German Film Award) and DEMOCRACY, 2015 (Short List German Film Award)

Dér Asia

Asia Dér was born in Bratislava but grew up in Budapest.After getting an MA degree of Aesthetics she studied documentary direction at DOCnomads
which is a joint master studies of the Budapest, Lisbon and Brussels film-school.
Her films were screened at festivals in France, Brasil and the Czech Republic. Her short film, Letters from Mom was nominated for the best short film in the Hungarian Film Week.
She is a member of Docnomads’ Alumni Association and a chair member of Matchframe Productions. In the moment she is working as a freelance documentary film director, mainly on her first long feature.

Osváth Gábor

Born in 1985, Gábor Osváth is Hungarian producer. After graduating from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, he formed his company Filmfabriq. He mainly produces shorts, commercials and documentaries, such as ‘What a Circus’ (in cinemas late 2016). He also co-owns a ‘boutique company’ called Boddah, which produced the feature-length music doc ‘Balaton Method’, which became 2015’s most-watched theatrical documentary in Hungary. In 2016 he has two successful short animations: ‘LOVE’ premiered at the Berlinale Shorts, while ‘Superbia’ in Cannes Semaine de la Critique. Gábor was also in the Emerging Producers programme, class of 2016.

Pogány Judit

Judit Pogány was born in 1944, and received a Kossuth- and a Jászai Mari Award. She’s been in the field for 51 years. Currently, she is a member of the Örkény Theatre, and she plays roles in 14 performances at 6 theatres: Ema in Werner Schwáb’s play, Elnökök; Orbánné in Örkény’s Macskajáték; and the only role in a documentary drama of István Vajda, Pedig én jó anya voltam. Judit was awarded several times for her 190 theatre performances and 80 film works. Some of her most important films are Béla Tarr Panelkapcsolat and Michael Hanecke Lázadás.

Maria Wischnewski

Born in 1976 in East Berlin. She studied Cultural Sciences at the Europe University Viadrina and in Poland and Russia. From an early age she became inflamed with passion for documentary film. Worked as a translator, curator and for several film festivals. Since 2007 she acts as a producer, author, director for award winning, cultural and historical relevant documentaries. In 2016 she founded KOBERSTEIN FILM, a production company for documentaries and cultural events in Berlin.

Vanja Jambrovic

Vanja Jambrovic was born in 1980 in Zagreb. In 2005 she graduated philosophy and comparative literature at Faculty for social sciences and film production at Academy of drama art. Since 2009 she is working as producer in Restart where she is one of the key delegate producers. Restart is a company covering whole circle of documentary and fiction film industry, including professional production. With her projects Vanja participated at professional workshops such as: EAVE (2015), Producer on the move (Cannes 2014), Berlinale Talent Campus (Berlin, 2013) Eurodoc (France 2010).