International Competition Programme

Karpo Godina
Karpo Godina is a filmmaker, director of photography, editor and screenwriter. He is an essential figure of Yugoslav cinema, who infused the radical “Black Wave” of the 1960s with an irrepressible expressive freedom. He has brought a playfully anarchical spirit to the poetics and politics of film, moving breathlessly between fiction and nonfiction in his avant-garde shorts and feature films. Karpo Godina is also theatre play and opera director. For his vast body of work he received more than 40 most important national and international awards. He also received his title of Emeritus Professor at the University of Ljubljana.

Marta Popivoda
Marta is a filmmaker and video artist. Her feature documentary Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale, and it is part of a permanent collection of MoMA NYC. Her work has also featured in major art galleries, such as Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, and MAXXI Rome. Her latest film Landscapes of Resistance premiered in the Tiger Competition of the IFFR 2021 and won many awards at festivals around the world.

Miguel Ribeiro
Miguel studied Communication Sciences, in NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Since 2012 he was holding duties in different capacities at Doclisboa International Film Festival, serving now as its co-director. He is a member of Executive Board of Apordoc – The Portuguese Documentary Association.
He is a former member of the artistic collective Rabbit Hole, an artistic platform and collective for creation, experimentation and curatorship. Through several collaborations, Miguel has developed a series of curatorial programmes between film, performance and visual arts and is a regular presence in panels, talks and festival juries – such as Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Málaga Film Festival, among others.


Serbian Competition Programme

Ivana Todorović
Ivana is a socially engaging short film director and a lecturer from Belgrade, Serbia, once Yugoslavia. Ivana’s films have been screened at prestigious film festivals worldwide, including the 63rd Berlinale, Rotterdam IFF and Palm Springs Shorts and received many awards. Her films have appeared at venues such as the Anthology Film Archive, the Cultura Contemporiana Barcelona, and on the New York Times homepage. Ivana teaches master classes and practical seven days documentary film workshops at universities, film festivals, and institutions worldwide. She was an invited speaker at the TEDxAUK program in Pristina, Kosovo and served as a jury member and selection committee member at many European film festival. Currently, she is in postproduction with a new short documentary film,  editing  a short essay documentary film and writing new short fiction film.

Elise Jalladeau
Elise Jalladeau, General Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival,  was born in Nantes, France in 1969. After a diploma of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and a Master in Audiovisual law in Pantheon Sorbonne, she started working in film production in 1992. In 1996, she joined Artcam International, promoting a new generation of international directors such as Martin Rejtman, Jia Zhang Ke, Darejan Omirbaev, etc. In 2005 she created her own company Charivari Films and collaborated in parallel with Memento Films International. In 2010 she was appointed as Audiovisual and Creative Industry attachee at the French Embassy/Institut Francais in Athens and later became member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Film Centre (2011-2014). She has launched and headed for 10 years the Ateliers Produire au Sud and she is also  head of the EAVE workshop “Ties that Bind” since 2010.

James Lattimer
James is a film curator, critic, and filmmaker. He has been a member of the Berlinale Forum selection committee since 2011 and has curated film series for Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and Volksbühne Berlin. He started working for the Viennale in 2018 and became a programming consultant there in 2019. He co-directed the experimental documentary short All Still Orbit with Dane Komljen, and co-wrote Dane Komljen’s second feature A Treatise on Limnology. His writing on cinema has appeared in Cinema Scope, Sight and Sound, The Brooklyn Rail, Film Comment and Fireflies, among others.

Short Film Competition Programme

Stefan Pavlović
Stefan received his BA in film directing at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and his MA at the Netherlands Film Academy. In 2017 he was selected to participate in the documentary film residency Aristoteles Workshop in Romania. Mentored by renowned Dutch film maker John Appel, he made his third short film When the dragon came. The film had its premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2018, followed by its international premiere at the Krakow Film Festival, among many others. His research, under a theoretical framework he called from film intimacy to filming intimately, was nominated for the AHK Best Work Price and the Young Art Fund Amsterdam. His first feature length documentary film Looking for Horses premiered at Visions du Reel (2021) and won the Best Film Award in the Burning Light competition.

Liesbeth de Ceulaer
Liesbeth is a Belgian independent filmmaker based in Brussels, whose films explore the tense and complex relationship between man and his environment. These cinematic explorations lead to captivating worlds, in which documentary and fiction are in continuous exchange.

Nadja Tennstedt
Director of DOK Industry at DOK Leipzig. From 2019 — 2021 she coordinated DocSalon, the documentary platform of the European Film Market (EFM). Nadja held positions in marketing, sales and acquisitions at US distributors Zeitgeist Films and Milestone Films. After her return to Europe in 2011 she worked for international film festivals and markets such as the Locarno Film Festival and the EFM.


Beldocs Teen Jury

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