Doc Counseling: March 9 - 14

Doc Counseling is a service offered to attending filmmakers, providing hands-on, one-on-one consultancy sessions on topics such as festival strategy, documentary funding, distribution, international sales and marketing, EU Media support, professional development, climate storytelling and sustainability in film production, diversity and inclusion, audience development & design, pitching tips and more.


This year’s Doc Counseling experts are:


Emma Doxiadi
Sustainability Coordinator - Everybodies
Let’s talk about: Sustainability in film
Dates: 9-14/3

Jan Rofekamp
Consultant - Films Transit
Let’s talk about: International sales and Marketing
Dates: 9-14/3

Rohan Berry Crickmar
Cork IFF, Development Producer / Producer - LS Films & EWDIM Productions
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy, film production
Dates: 10-13/3

Anna Kasimati & Alexis Tsakoniatis
Head of Desk & Project Officer - Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Greece
Let’s talk about: Creative Europe MEDIA strand: Funding opportunities for European audiovisual works
Dates: 10-13/3

Marco Gastine
Director & Producer - Minimal Films (Athens) / Doc Lab trainer - Mediterranean Film Institute (MFI)
Let’s talk about: Project development, MFI Doc Lab
Dates: 10 - 14/3

Marion Schmidt
Co-director - Documentary Association of Europe (DAE)
Let’s talk about: International collaborations, orientation in the European / international documentary industry, funding, professional development
Dates: 10/3, 12/3, 14/3

Susana Fernandez
Co-head - Marketplace München
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy, creative documentary development, pitching new projects, networking
Dates: 11-12/3

Taryn Joffe
Festival Programmer & Industry Coordinator - Encounters South African IDF
Let’s talk about: Audience development, distribution, festival strategy, marketing
Dates: 11-12/3

Fatih Abay
Diversity & Inclusion Officer - European Film Academy
Let’s talk about: Diversity and inclusion, awarding procedures, membership and networking
Date: 11-13/3

Bassam Alasad
Co-founder - Greener Screen & Head of Industry - Amman IFF
Let’s talk about: Documentary development and climate storytelling
Dates: 11-13/3

Bérénice Hahn
Festival Distribution - Square Eyes
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy, documentary funding
Date: 11-13/3

Veronika Fidrmuc Dvořáčková
East Silver Manager - Institute of Documentary Film (IDF)
Let’s talk about: What can the Institute of Documentary Film do for your project?
Dates: 11-13/3

Chiara Liberti
Consultant, Audience Designer, Artistic Director - Biografilm Festival
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy, distribution, audience development / design
Dates: 11-13/3

Clémence Michalon
International Development & Sales
Manager - Sunny Side of the Doc
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy, distribution, documentary funding
Dates: 11-13/3

Èric Motjer
Head of Industry and Training - DocsBarcelona IDFF
Let’s talk about: Market/industry strategy, festival strategy, creative documentary development, pitching new projects
Dates: 11-13/3

Adam Papliński & Katarzyna Szarecka
Co-founders & Consultants - Pitch the Doc
Let’s talk about: Pitching tips, project package presentation and structuring, documentary project funding
Dates: 11-13/3

Rada Sesic
Head of the Documentary Competition - Sarajevo FF, Co-head - Docu Rough Cut Boutique, Programmer of the Documentary Competition - Trieste FF, Head - Last Stop Trieste
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy
Dates: 11-13/3

Agnès Tricot
Project Manager - Centre National Du Cinéma Et De L’image Animée (CNC)
Let’s talk about: Co-productions with France; advice on the rules and guidelines
Dates: 11-13/3

Tereza Vacková
PR Manager - dok.incubator
Let’s talk about: Improving your film with the training program dok.incubator
Dates: 11-13/3

Stella Ntavara
Manager - CPH:LAB & INTER:ACTIVE Symposium - CPH:DOX
Let’s talk about: International festivals, training programmes, immersive /interactive
media storytelling, funding
Dates: 11/3, 13/3

Dionysia Arvanitou
Production Support Advisor & Project Coordinator - Film Office Central Macedonia Greece
Let’s talk about: Film Office Central Macedonia: Meet the local industry
Dates: 11/3, 13-14/3

Marion Czarny
Head of Campus - Fipadoc
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy
Dates: 11/3, 13-14/3

Peter Jaeger
CEO - Jaeger Creative, Dramaturg
Let’s talk about: Marketing, distribution and sales strategy, festival and markets strategy
Dates: 11/3, 13-14/3

Sophie Duncan
Producer - Sheffield DocFest, Marketplace & Talent Programmes
Let’s talk about: Markets, Sheffield DocFest industry & film programmes
Dates: 12/3

Aurélien Marsais
Programmer - Visions du Réel IFF
Let’s talk about: Festival strategy
Dates: 12/3

Bronte Stahl
Producer, Director - Here and Elsewhere Films
Let’s talk about: Your project, funding possibilities in the US, whatever you would like!
Dates: 12/3

Alex Szalat
Head - Docs Up Fund
Let’s talk about: Pitching new projects, creative documentary development
Dates: 12/3

Maria Santos
Program Officer - IDA Funds
Let’s talk about: Project development, funding
Dates: 12-14/3

Angeliki-Lina Mylonaki
Head - Film Office Central Macedonia Greece
Let’s talk about: Locations and more: Why film your documentary in Central Macedonia?
Dates: 12/3, 14/3

Pierre-Alexis Chevit
Head - Cannes Docs, Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes
Let’s talk about: Festivals and markets strategy
Dates: 13/3

Nadja Tennstedt
Director of DOK Industry, DOK Leipzig
Let’s talk about: Festivals and markets
Dates: 13/3