• Mentor

    Internationally acclaimed filmmaker John Appel from VOF Appel & Honigmann, a production company in the Netherlands, has directed and produced more than 40 films over the years. He was also a tutor at the Binger International Documentary Workshops, and has taught Masterclasses at IDFA.John Appel has worked as a professional cameraman/director...

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    Hans Robert Eisenhauer, former Head of THEMA at ZDF/ARTE. After his studies in Political Science in Heidelberg, he worked as an assistant and scientific collaborator of the Minister of Finance in Bonn.Until 1979 he also worked as an assistant to several Members of Parliament and as free lance journalist for print media and radio....

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    Nino Kirtadze is a Georgian filmmaker and actress based lately in France. Academy-award-winning director Nino Kirtadze is internationally renowned for her sensitive and compassionate approach to difficult issues and her intense visual sense. Her powerful feature-length documentaries deal with controversial subjects, always placing the accent on the human drama underlying her...

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    Petra Lataster-Czisch is a filmmaker, writer and teacher. Petra grew up in East Germany. She studied script writing and film sciences. In 1981 she moved to the Netherlands. Together with her partner, Peter Lataster, she is directing documentaries, shorts and dance films since 1989. Many of their works have been awarded, nationally and internationally.  Petra is a regular guest lecturer...

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    For over 20 years, Bruni Burres has worked at the intersection between human rights and arts and culture as a festival director, creative producer and media educator.Bruni is a strategist who combines storytelling, multimedia and community activism for social transformation. She is currently a Senior Consultant for Sundance Institute’s Documentary Program, where she leads...

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  • Special Expert

    In his 34 years in documentary television Steven Seidenberg has been a producer, director, head of development & scriptwriter. Steven has wide experience in all documentary genres. As a producer he has worked in history programming (e.g. THE TRIAL OF GEORGE WASHNGTON, HITLER'S DEATH, and NAPOLEON'S OBSESSION), the sciences (e.g. A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, with Stephen Hawking, directed...

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