NPM one-to-one 2015

You can request meetings with the international market professionals and Nordic film institute representatives below. The list will be updated continuously with more names to come.

To request a meeting, send an email to Maria Stoianova before Friday 4 September 2015.

Please specify your arrival/departure and the preferred date and/or time you wish to have the meeting(s) and the order of wishes, if there is more than one Market Professional you’d like to book a meeting with. In order to match you accordingly, make sure to include details on the project/topic you’d like to have a meeting about.

Market Professionals 2015

Stine Wangler
Sales and Acquisitions

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg
The KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg (KFA) is an association which has devoted itself to promoting and improving the public awareness of short films. It operates a theatrical distribution service for short film, negotiates worldwide licensing rights, maintains a short film database linked to an extensive video archive, sets up training and education courses and organizes film-related projects with national and international co-partners. Every year the Agency also hosts and runs the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.

Pierre-Alexis Chevit
Film Programmer

Cinéma du Réel

Paris-based Cinéma du Réel is one of the major documentary film festivals on the European circuit, benefiting from an established international scope. We actively believe in a broad, open-minded understanding of documentary cinema as a profoundly irreducible genre, one that can permanently challenge its own traditional borders, whatever the subject, length, format or form. We are looking for polymorphous – not to say “impure” non-fiction films, that defy categorisation and are constantly exploring new perspectives. We crave author-driven, singular, aesthetically committed works, proposing powerful, complex, sensitive, personal reinterpretations of the real through the prism of manifold expressive forms. We enthusiastically value narrative, cinematographic and formal risk-taking versus formatted, spectacular, or bland effective storytelling. Please note that only French premieres will be eligible for submission for the International Competitions (features, shorts, first films). Cinéma du Réel also organises a high-end professional section, ParisDOC, offering a blend of closed screenings, selected works-in-progress, round-tables, masterclasses and casual get-togethers.

Andrea Hock
Director TV Sales

Autlook Sales
Autlook Filmsales is a worldwide sales agent for powerful, daring and acclaimed docs. We select around 25 TV-documentaries a year and up to 6 docs with worldwide theatrical potential. Autlook is a full-service sales agent, 5 people strong, handling festivals, TV-, theatrical-, educational-, DVD- and digital sales worldwide.

Sydney Neter
Managing Director

SND Films
SND Films is an international sales agent founded by Sydney Neter in 1994, selling award winning short films, tv-movies and wonderful documentaires. Even though you can’t say we’re specialized in one specific genre, we have been told that we have tasteful and well produced programs.

Zofia Horszczaruk
Short Film Acquisitions, Festivals

New Europe Film Sales
New Europe Film Sales is a boutique world sales company based in Warsaw, Poland and working with international content across the world. The company represents a carefully selected group of short and feature films and works with a network of theatrical, TV, VOD and internet buyers.

Anton Chizhov
Executive producer

Egoist TV
Round the clock pay TV channel for an audience in the Russian language. Choosing for the most interesting, unexpected, occasionally provocative, but invariably highly professional works.

Frauke Knappke
Short Film Acquisition

Welcome to the short film distribution! In 1999, Interfilm launched their distribution for the purpose of further promoting short film, not just to cinemas, but to festivals, institutes, associations, schools and a variety of other interested organisations. The distribution catalogue comprises approximately 350 outstanding films, with a selection that boasts everything from live-action, to animation and documentary, reflecting the entire scope of German and international short filmmaking.

Robin Smith
President / CEO

A Canadian film distribution & marketing company committed to bringing the best of Canadian and international critically-acclaimed films and film content to audiences across the country. The company provides full distribution for independent projects made for theatrical, home video, broadcast and new media exhibition in Canada. Beyond from offering traditional distribution services, KinoSmith also provides an alternative option for filmmakers via service contracts. These services include (but are not limited to) navigating the film’s release, preparation and execution of detailed marketing plans, revenue projections, media buys, design and creation of marketing materials, targeted domestic promotions and publicity.

Maëlle Guenegues
Festivals & Acquisitions Manager

CAT&Docs is looking for original documentaries, investigative documentaries, collections, portraits of men and women both renown and unknown, in fields as varied as history, society, justice, the environment, the economy, politics, art and culture, but always associated with a high standard of content and form. Pertinent and impertinent films on topical questions and timeless subjects; documentaries that are carefully researched; documentaries that rigorously explore the subject matter, that are audacious, open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene; documentaries that question the world and propose new ways of looking at it.

Teddy Grouya

American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs)
main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker in order to educate and entertain the film goer. Named “One of the World’s Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” by MovieMaker magazine in 2013, and then “One of the World’s Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals,” by the same publication later that year, AmDocs is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California.

Eroll Bilibani
Executive Director

DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is the largest film festival in Kosovo. Each year the festival fills the cinemas and improvised screening venues around historic city center of Prizren with a selection of more than 200 hand picked films from around the world.

Matt Lloyd
Festival Director

Glasgow Film Festival
The Glasgow Film Festival is an annual film festival based in Glasgow, Scotland, started in 2005.

Miguel Valverde

IndieLisboa is a film festival, with features and shorts, and all genres documentaries, fictions, animation and experimental.

Krzysztof Gierat
Festival Director

Krakow Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Poland, organized every year since 1961 as the national short film competition, later also an international one and finally only international, made a successful comeback as a double-barreled event once again in 1997.

Enrico Vannuci
Short Film Advisor

Venice International Film Festival
Since 1932 the Festival aims to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

Eva Rybkova

One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
One World is the largest human rights film festival in the world that attracts more than 100,000 viewers annually. One World presents documentary films on social, political, media, environmental and human rights issues and believes that film is a powerful medium that fosters mutual understanding between cultures, heightens public awareness about human rights and promotes global responsibility. One World also offers numerous debates, screenings for elementary and high schools, special program for film professionals called East Doc Platform (organized by Institute of Documentary Film), new media and cross platform events, as well as outreach activities for active public including distribution of documentary films and assistance to emerging film festivals abroad.

Natacha Seweryn

Festival Premiers Plans
Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. In 2010 its competitive sections, programs and other events attracted some 65 000 filmgoers who discussed and shared their passion of cinema with young European directors and other professionals. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation. Each year, the Official Selection presents 80 European first films divided in five competitive sections.

Hussain Currimbhoy

Sundance Film Festival
The Independent Feature Film Competition is open to independently produced dramatic and documentary feature-length films. In order to be eligible for Competition, entries must be U.S. premieres, have at least 50% U.S. financing, and must have been completed after October 2001. The running time for dramatic features must be no less than 70 minutes, and documentary features must be no less than 50 minutes. Dramatic films under 70 minutes in length and documentary films less than 50 minutes are eligible for participation in the Shorts Program, Frontier, and Native Forum.

Jim Kolmar
Film Programmer

SXSW – South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

Madeline Robert

Visions du Réel
The festival aims to promote cinematographic and videographic works of independent creation, coming under the different documentary genres. Visions du Réel is committed to giving priority to films which, through their form and aesthetic qualities, provide personal and unusual descriptions and interpretations of past and present realities of the world. The films presented in International Competition form the subject of daily discussions conducted by specialists. DOC OUTLOOK – INTERNATIONAL MARKET is an international professionals’ meeting point for the film-industry. It aims to foster networks for co-productions, sales and promotion, to stimulate ideas, curiosity and courage and to open new doors.

Christian Gesell
Head of Sales & Distribution

Interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Having made a name for itself on the international film scene in the early eighties, interfilm Berlin and the festival it organises has been dedicated to the short film format ever since. The International Sales department was initiated by interfilm in 1999 for the purpose of furthering short film recognition. Now licensing an ever-expanding catalogue of internationally successful and outstanding short films for exploitation on TV, DVD, Internet, mobile phones, closed-circuit and other media.

Diego Mas Trelles
International Programmer

Documenta Madrid
The festival was born for the purpose of strengthening and disseminating the documentary genre, in so far as it understood to be a reflection of the social, cultural, economic, artistic, environmental, and other realities that exist in the world.Our understanding of the documentary is based on a dual commitment. Firstly, a commitment to aesthetics, which shows how present day documentary filmmaking breaks new ground in its language and form, thus distancing itself for the most part from the standardized norms. Secondly, we are convinced that non-fiction work makes us all more aware of the need to change the world in order to improve it. Our most intimate calling, our dream, is that by opening some windows to the world in each screening, we make an audience member aware of an issue, and thereby make that person reflect on it, make the issue his/her own, and perhaps then… do something about it.

Andreas Bühlmann
Programmer (Special Programs)

International Short Film Festival Winterthur
The Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is Switzerland’s most important short film festival. The festival enjoys an excellent reputation among filmmakers, the industry and audiences alike.The festival takes place each year in November and attracts an average of 16,000 spectators for our national and international competitions, as well as 650 participants from the film industry.

Aleksandra Derewienko
Sales & Delivery Coordinator

Taskovski Films
Taskovski Films’ main activities are: Promotion and sales, development, financing and co-producing documentary and feature films, festival consultancy and publicity services.

Melanie Iredale
Deputy Director

Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry sessions programme and marketplace, offering pitching opportunities, discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe and world-famous parties, whilst combining unparalleled expertise with a rebellious streak, dedicated to new talent and voices.

Nordic Film Institute Representatives

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival Manager, short & documentary films
Danish Film Institute

Marja Pallasaalo
Short and Documentary Film Promotion
Finnish Film Foundation

Christof Wehmeier
Festival Manager
Icelandic Film Centre

Toril Simonsen
Head of International Relations/Short and documentary films
Norwegian Film Institute

Sara Rüster
Festival Manager/Documentaries
Swedish Film Institute

Theo Tsappos
Festival Manager/Short films
Swedish Film Institute