Doc Counseling March 12-18.2022


A new service offered to attending filmmakers providing hands-on one-on-one consultancy sessions on topics such as: festival strategy, documentary funding, distribution, Media desk help, TV buys, social media and marketing. This year’s Doc Counseling includes the following experts:


Selin Murat | Independent consultant - Turkey, France
Subject: Creative documentary development, Production, Distribution strategies, International development, Co-production, Professional development & Sustainable practices

Maria Arabatzoglou | Investment incentives & Financing directorate, EKOME - Greece
Subject: Cash rebate & Tax relief incentives

Iliana Zakopoulou | Promotion and International relations, Greek Film Center - Greece
Subject: Film production promotions & Festival strategy

Marion Schmidt | Co-director, Documentary Association of Europe - Germany
Subject: General advice on partners’ strategy, European market, Co-producers & Financing

Rada Sesic | WEMW / Sarajevo Film Festival - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subject: How to be visible on the international scene

Sergina Stavroulaki | Acquisitions, Heretic - Greece
Subject: Pitching a project to potential collaborators

Nadja Tennstendt | Director of DOK Industry / DOK Leipzig - Germany
Subject: Festival strategy, Copro markets, Distribution

Evita Tsokanta | Kickstarter, Outreach Europe: Film, Publishing, Arts - Greece
Subject: Tailor-made crowdfunding advice for your doc project

Therese Antony | Program Coordinator, Competitions, DOK Leipzig - Germany
Subject: Festival strategies

Anna Kassimati | Head of Creative Europe MEDIA Desk GR - Greece
Subject: CE MEDIA funding, Alternative EU and international funding

Guy Knafo | Founder of NOKZEDOC.TV - France
Subject: Internet, New media, International distribution & TV buyers, Media desk help, Doc pitches

Neda Milanova | Project Manager, Balkan Documentary Center / AGITPROP - Bulgaria
Subject: Documentary development, Production & Co-production

Bonnie Williams | Speak with Impact Pitch & Public Speaking Consultant / Speaking with Impact - Netherlands
Subject: Preparing for 1:1 meetings - Representing your project/team/company with confidence

Anneta Papathanasiou | Director/Producer, President of Hellas Docs, Greek Documentary Association - Greece
Subject: Documentary development & Production

Yiorgos Angelopoulos | Director of Development & Production, Greek Film Center - Greece
Subject: Production and Minority co-productions for documentaries for the Greek Film Center

Yiannis Donos | Original Content Manager & Head of Acquisitions, ANT1 - Greece
Subject: Everything you need to know about producing content that’s appealing to an SVOD platform

Marco Gastine | Documentary director, scriptwriter and producer, Minimal Films / MFI Doc Lab - Greece
Subject: Documentary scriptwriting, Artistic development

Athina Kalkopoulou | Director of Promotion, Hellas Film - Greece
Subject: Film production promotions & Festival strategy

Nusrat Durrani | Media Strategist & Filmmaker, Nusrat Durrani Inc - US
Subject: Documentary as Fiction