is a film director with over 25 years of experience. The central theme in her documentaries can be described as "what keeps mankind alive" – a line taken from the title of one of her many documentaries, which are screened at international film festivals and have won multiple awards. 2014 saw the premiere of her first feature film Kurai Kurai
, awarded with the Prix Emile Guimet. She combines a poetic visual approach with a compassionate view on the world, which makes her documentaries both striking and touching. In 2014-2015, she was a tutor of the IDFA Mediafonds Workshop.
created the independent production company VFS Films almost 18 years ago and later won the International Trailblazer prize at MIPDoc in Cannes. He has worked on almost 50 creative documentaries and TV projects both as a producer and a cameraman. Many of the films he produced, such as Roof on the Moonway
, The Deconstruction of an Artist
, Double Aliens
and Ukrainian Sheriffs
, have received awards around the world. They include a nomination for the European Film Academy Documentary Award 2005 for Dreamland
by Laila Pakalnina, and the Lithuanian official Academy Award entry Ramin
by Audrius Stonys in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film. He has co-produced documentaries with production companies throughout Europe. Other activities include tutoring at EDN-organized workshops in Europe and the Caucasus. Cekulis is currently working on five documentary co-productions.
is a documentary filmmaker and TV producer. Her award-winning short documentary Joe's Violin
had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She was the executive producer of the TV series The New Yorker Presents
and co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
. For her work at the show, she received 11 prime time Emmy awards and three Peabody awards. Cooperman began her filmmaking career at Maysles Films in New York, where she worked with documentary pioneer Albert Maysles. In addition to Joe’s Violin
, she has produced and directed several other documentaries including Cool Water
, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Making Dazed
about Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused
, which was broadcast on AMC and acquired by the Criterion Collection. She also produced Nick Broomfield’s feature documentary Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam
. Cooperman has an MFA in Film from Columbia University.
is a Bosnian-born and UK-based film director, producer and screenwriter. During the Bosnian war, he worked as a theater director and was invited with his theater company to perform at the Edinburgh Festival in 1995. He has been there ever since, directing and producing theater and short films. In 2004, Mehanovic completed an MA in Film and TV at the Edinburgh College of Art. The following year, he wrote and directed the short film The Way We Played
, for which he won the BAFTA award (2005), and he made his TV debut directing for BBC Artworks in 2008. In 2011, Mehanovic attended the Binger Director's Lab in Amsterdam. In 2015, he shot, directed and produced The Fog of Srebrenica
, which had its international premiere at IDFA 2015, winning the IDFA Special Jury Award. He is currently working on several documentary and fiction films within his company Paradiso Films Ltd.
is a creative producer and co-president of EyeSteelFilm in Montreal. He specializes in cinematic documentaries, and has had the good fortune to showcase many of them at IDFA over the years. A few highlights include Forest of the Dancing Spirits
directed by Linda Västrik, Rip: A Remix Manifesto
by Brett Gaylor, Last Train Home
by Lixin Fan, Chameleon
by Ryan Mullins and I Am the Blues
by Daniel Cross. Moore also oversees EyeSteelFilm’s theatrical distribution company and its new Creative Reality Lab, which focuses on meaningful interactive and immersive storytelling. He has degrees in philosophy, fine art and law, and regularly lectures at and consults with film institutions around the world.