Natalia Arshavskaya was invited to Acquisition & Commissioning Department of Current Time TV in August 2016, after two years of heading Documentary department at Antipode Sales & Distribution. Natalia oversees selection and acquisition of best world documentaries for Realnoye Kino (Real Cinema) strand of Current Time TV, which aims to make the world of documentaries more familiar to Russian speaking audiences. Since 2017 Natalia also performs a role of Commissioning Editor with 9 films commissioned by 2019, among them two highly anticipated films Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Manski and Home Games by Alisa Kovalenko.
Igor Bezinović graduated in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. He directed about a dozen of short films, the feature-length documentary The Blockade and feature fiction – documentary A Brief Excursion. He is active in filmmaking both as a professional and amateur.
Stefan Ivančić is a film director, producer and programmer. His short films have been shown in Cannes, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, FID Marseille, Visions du Réel and others. He is the producer of Ognjen Glavonić’s The Load (Cannes 2018) and a co-producer of Ivan Salatić’s You Have the Night (Venice 2018). He is a member of the selection committee for short film at the Locarno FF and a scout for the IFF Rotterdam.
Beldocs in Progress (BIP) Jury
Jarmila Outratova started her career as an acquisition and programme manager for HBO/Supermax kids channel. After couple of years working for a British distribution company she decided to set up her own business focused on music production and international film distribution. Since 2013 she works as Head of Industry Office at Ji.hlava IDFF.
Jovana Nikolić is the main producer of multi-winning documentary films, The Undertaker (2013), The Caviar Connection (2008) and National Park (2006), all three premiered at IDFA. Holds a PhD from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, with a focus on the management and production of documentary films in conditions unfavourable for cultural development. She was elected as a docent at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 2017 (Department for Arts and Media Production). An EAVE and Berlinale Talents alumna.
Jérémy Gravayat – Since 2000 Jérémy Gravayat has been making films that document the living conditions of exiled communities. His approach mixes field work with archive research, oral histories collects and militant engagement. He executed projects in Calais, Palestine and the suburbs of Lyon, Marseille and Paris. The films are characterised by a focus on human use of territory, a multiplicity of viewpoints and of formats, from film to digital. He is a member of L’Abominable, a filmmaker co-lab, based in La Courneuve, and member of derives.tv.
Serbian Docs in Progress Jury
Jelena Maksimović is a film editor and director born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. She graduated editing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has edited films that have been shown at film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, Hot Docs, FID Marseille, Sarajevo and many others. She is a recipient of several awards for Best editing. She teaches at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade and at film workshops in the region. She directed and co-directed several shorts, music videos nad A/V installations. The first feature documentary which she co-directed with Dušan Grubin is called Taurunum boy.
Roland Loebner – During his studies in film history, media and cultural studies in Weimar, Lyon, Rome and Leipzig he developed a strong passion for contemporary cinema and in particular for documentary film. Since 2008 he is working for DOK Leipzig in various positions. Alongside he gained experience in world sales as a sales and acquisitions executive at Taskovski Films until 2016, one of the most notorious distribution and sales companies focussing on creative documentaries and new talent. Since 2013 he primarily coordinates and selects film works for the DOK Film Market, DOK Leipzig’s market and distribution platform for completed documentary and animated films.
Đani Hasečić was born in Sarajevo in 1986. He graduated from the Cairo University in Egypt, Faculty of Mass Communication. He has been working in the media sector for the last 11 years. He currently works in the Program Department of Al Jazeera Balkans as the Head of Reversioning.