is Director of Docs and Specials for Discovery Communications and based in New York. Previously, Harrington served as the Vice President of Artist Programs for Tribeca Film Institute, where he launched many of their worldwide granting and filmmaker support initiatives. He also managed production at A&E IndieFilms, where he championed numerous high-profile feature docs. He is a PGA-nominated and IDA-winning producer as well as a frequent panelist/speaker, jury member, and go-to expert at industry events around the world.
is the Director of the Scottish Documentary Institute. She has worked in film and TV as a producer and director for over 30 years, for broadcasting companies such as Channel 4, BBC, Scottish Television, ARTE, Radio e Televisão de Portugal, Danmarks Radio and Al Jazeera. In parallel she is a research professor at the Edinburgh College of Art. She set up the Scottish Documentary Institute in 2003 and its diverse award-winning schemes: Bridging the Gap, BtG+, This Is Scotland, Stories and Edinburgh Pitch. Mendelle is very ambitious for Scottish talent to play a creative key role on the international documentary scene, both as filmmakers and facilitators. She exec produces most films going through SDI, including Norfolk
, I Am Breathing
, and Future My Love
, working with a wide range of emerging and established talent. She has served on juries and panels at festivals around the world and runs documentary workshops, especially in Africa and the Middle East.
is a co-founder and artistic/programming director of Metrograph, a cinema in Manhattan, and the executive director of Cinema Conservancy, a film production and consultancy non-profit dedicated to American independent film. Cinema Conservancy’s recent co-productions include Hermia and Helena
(Matías Piñeiro) and Peter and the Farm
(Tony Stone). Previously, Perlin was programmer-at-large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and was awarded the 2015 Film Heritage Prize from the National Society of Film Critics. He also worked as associate film curator at BAMcinematek for eight years. Perlin is also the founder of Film Desk, a film distribution company specializing in the release of new 35mm prints.
is a director and the co-initiator of dok.incubator rough cut workshop, based in Prague. She graduated in journalism at Charles University and in documentary direction at FAMU. She was on hand for the start of the Institute of Documentary Film in 2001, which under her 10 years of leadership has developed into the biggest NGO supporting documentary films in the Eastern European countries. From 2003-2007, she was a member of EDN’s Executive Committee. During this period, she also participated in a working group creating the proposal of the new Czech cinema law, and participated in creating the Audiovisual Training Coalition. In 2011, together with DOK Leipzig, Prenghyová started the dok.incubator workshop, focused on the development of films in the rough-cut stage using new tools of documentary marketing and distribution. In the last few years, dok.incubator has developed into a respected brand with films regularly screened at prestigious festivals like Sundance, IDFA, DOK Leipzig Visions du Réel and Hot Docs.
is an award-winning Dutch film director and producer. She graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 1972 in writing and directing fiction films and documentaries. Her first feature film De stille oceaan
(The Silent Pacific
) was in competition at the Berlinale in 1984. Her feature film Belle van Zuylen – Madame de Charrière
won the grand prize at the Mannheim/Heidelberg Festival in 1994. In 2010, she completed her long-term documentary project Wistful Wilderness
, which won the prize for Best Documentary at FIFE (Paris) and Neue Heimat Festival in Freistadt. Her latest documentary Under the Surface
was nominated for Best Feature-Length Dutch documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2016. In 2001, Sinke took over the production company SNG Film from her late husband René Scholten. Since then she has produced more than 30 films, including An Angel in Doel
by Tom Fassaert (Forum Berlinale 2011), Wavumba
by Jeroen van Velzen (Best Young Director at Tribeca in 2012) and En amont du fleuve
by Marion Hänsel.