Anna Marilia Cioni - (IT)

Independent documentary film maker
Director and producer of several documentaries about history, social and cultural issues
Degree in Sociology of Communication at University of Rome (I)
1999 Training in audiovisual and multimedia production

Audrius Mickevicius - (LT)

Lecturer at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (LT) and multidisciplinary artist
Since 1983 involved in film making and from 1994 in video art
From 1996 Lecturer in the Department of Photography and Media Arts at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
1998-1999 TV director in Lithuania National TV-programmes about contemporary art
1989-2000 International art education projects in Finland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Italy and Lithuania
1995 Study of Art Psychology and Visual Communication at Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Copenhagen (DK)
1983-88 Studies of Architecture at Vilnius Academy of Arts

Bojána Papp (HU)

1997 – Freelance journalist
2002-2003 editor in chief of online women’s magazine
2000-2001 editor at Est FM 98.6 Radio Channel
1999-2000 editor of “Only Today”, Television show of Hungarian Television Network
1998-1999 Editor of “Repeta”, daily educational documentary television show, Hungarian Television Network
Several documentaries
Civic activities: co-founder and activist of Women’s Media Lobby, program organizer of Kultiplex Art Center, co-founder and organizer of Open Film Festival, Budapest
MA in Film Dramaturgy and Aesthetics at Academy of Drama and Film; MA in Hungarian Literature Budapest at Budapest University

Boris Petkovic - (SI)

TV and film director
Director and screenwriter of several documentaries.
Awards: First prize at Festival of Slovenian and Italian videoclips Mirano 2001;
“Centaur Prize” at International Debut competition of St. Petersburg;
“Viktor Prize” of best documentary TV emission in Slovenia;
First Prize at Festival of Independent Film and Video Ljubljana

Chiara Sambuchi - (DE)

Since Dec. 2001 documentary film director and author at Lavafilm GmbH, Berlin (D)
Several documentaries of her were broadcasted by German public broadcasts like ARTE, ZDF, MDR, SWR
1999 – 2001 Producer at RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana (Public Italian Broadcast) in Berlin (D)
Film Studies at Berkeley University (CA)
Study of Philosophy at Università di Bologna

Dominic Elliot - (UK)

Producer at Gaia Film Productions
Co-producer of two films for Video Volunteers
Promotional videos for Adolescent Girls Literacy Project, Malawi
Studies at Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, Manchester

Douglas Saurma - (CH)

Since 2001 independent video producer
1997-1999 Managing Director of Malteser Hilfsdienst, Frankfurt (D)
1995-1996 Head of product management at H.O.T. Home Order Television, Munich (D)
Studies: Basic Video Training and Video Journalist Training
EBS - European Business School, Eltville (D)

Dylan Williams - (SE)

Director and Producer of many documentaries about environmental, ethnographic and social issues.
MA in Social Anthropology at University College, London (UK)
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at University of Glamorgan, South Wales (UK)

Ella Saltmarshe - (UK)

Human Rights researcher at Age Concern England (UK)
Founder & Chair of Politix (UK), a network of journalists, policy makers, advertising executives, NGO representatives, think tanks and unions to rethin political engagement
Researcher at Fulcrum TV (UK) focusing on human stores behind international trade issues
Screenwriter at Motion Pictures (UK)
Project Manager at International Institute for the Environment and Development (UK)
Studies of Social Anthropology with Development at University of Edinburgh (UK)

Emanuele Bompan - (IT)

Co-founder and officer for NGO “Project Hope” and student at University of Bologna
Since 2003 communication manager at the NGO “Project Hope”
Humanistic studies of communications at University of Bologna (I)
Several videos about social and ecological topics

Emma Rossi Landi - (IT)

Film director of several social and political documentaries for Zanahoria Produzioni, Rome (I) and RAI 3 (Public Italian Broadcast)
Studies of Film Making at the London International Film School; Degreee in History of Cinema at Università La Sapienza, Rome

Ewa Smietanka - (PL)

Responsible for quotes, budget, contact with Polish and foreign institutions at Smietanka I Syn / Digital Lab (Post-production company specializing in 35mm transfer by means of laser technology)
Attendance of the seminar “Film archives in central and east Europe”, Prague (CZ), of Audiovisual Training Forum on “Cultural diversity and business opportunities in the enlarged Europe”, Warsaw (PL)
Degree at Institute of English Studies at University of Warsaw (PL)

Federico Ambiel - (IT)

Director of Cinema Company Lilithwork, Novara
1997-1998 Milan School of Cinema and Television
1999 Founder and manager of Cinevideo Company Lilithwork, Novara (I)
Director, cameraman and cinematographer of several social documentaries

Gareth Benest - (UK)

NGOs film operator
2003-2004 Project coordinator at Action Aid India
2001-2003 Internal Communications Assistant
Training and Volunteering Filmmaking for some NGOs in UK

Lucinda Broadbent - (UK)

Independent documentary director and producer
Director/Producer of international documentaries and educational tapes broadcasted by BBC and Channel 4, a.o.:
“Rooted” (2004)
“Slumming it” (2003)
“Two-day Coup” (2002)
“Profile: Daniel Ortega” (2001)
“Lines in the Dust” (2001)
“Macho” (2000)

Magdalena Pieta - (PL)

NGO officer
1995 – regular work for the Sport Association of Disabled “START”
Volunteer activity during summer camps for physically and mentally disabled children
Studies of Film Directing at National Polish Film School, Lodz (PL)

Maria Vassileva - (BG)

2003 – Executive Director at Regions for European Enlargement Foundation, Sofia (BG)
Producer, author and director of several documentaries about social issues
1995-2003 freelance documentary film director and author (over 10 documentaries promoting NGOs’ activities)
1990 – 1995 reporter and editor of news and political programmes at Bulgarian National Television
Studies of film directing at National Academy of Theatric and Film Art, Sofia (BG)
Studies of Journalism at Sofia University

Monica Ricci - (IT)

Documentary film director and writer of several documentaries for Set Produzioni, Rome (I), NGOs (a.o. FOCSIV and IPSIA), governmental agencies and RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana (Italian public broadcast)
Studies of Film Editing at AVID Technology Incorporated, New York; of Film Directing and Production at New York Film Academy; of Development and Education organized by UNICEF Italy at Università La Sapienza, Rome (I)

Negar Zoka - (FR)

Director and author of many documentaries about social issues and broadcasted a.o. by France 3, France 5, ARTE, Canal+
MA Broadcast Journalism at New York University
Graduate degree in Cinema Studies at University La Sorbonne, Paris (F)

Piotr Jaworski - (PL)

Project Manager at Smietanka I Syn
Documentary film maker
Work experiences at TV stations in Katowice, Cracow and Warsaw
Graduated in Film Directing at Silesian University, Katowice (PL)

Sarolta Szily - (HU)

Since 2004 at CEP, Budapest (HU)
DOP for several documentary films and short films
1998 – 2003 Studies at Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film-DOP course
2001 Hungarian participant of Cinemathographer Masterclass for DOP Students

Ülle Toode - (EE)

Documentary film author of several documentaries about actual, social and historical issues
2001 - Visiting lecturer of Political communication, Political Marketing and European Media at International University Audentes Concordia in Estonia
2000-2004 Italian correspondent of RadioFree Europe, Estonian Service
2000 – freelance journalist and translator
1997-1999 news journalist at ETV - The National Television of Estonia
MA in European Journalism Studies at University of Wales, Cardiff (UK)
BA in Estonian and Finno-Ugic Languages at University of Tartu, Estonia (EE)

Vibeke Hermanrud - (IT)

Officer at FAO of the United Nations
2002-2004 Associate Professional Officer in the Integrated Programme, FAO, Rome (I)
1997-2001 Special Advisor and Programme Officer at Forum for Women and Development, Oslo (NO)
Programme Officer for South Africa and Financial Officer of Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund, Oslo
MSC in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture at University of Norway, Oslo

Zsuzsanna Varga - (HU)

Independent documentary film maker
Producer of documentary features and documentaries for a.o. Prima TV Channel, Romania
2001-2004 Video-journalist and Production coordinator at NYT Television New York Times Company, New York
1999-2000 Production coordinator at Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley (CA)
1997-1998 Assignment manager and news reporter/producer at News 3/TV3, Budapest (HU)
1993-1997 Freelance journalist, Budapest (HU)
MA of Journalism, University of Berkeley, California
MA in Hungarian Literature and Linguistics and MA in Mass Communication at University of Budapest (HU)