STORYTELLING PRINCIPLES AND IMPACT & OUTREACH STRATEGIES
14-18 October 2019 | DOCSMX Mexico City, Mexico
TEASER, FINANCING AND CO-PRODUCTION
8-12 December 2019 | CONECTA, Santiago de Chile, Chile
SVOD AND NEW PLAYERS AND BUSINESS MODELS
9-13 March 2020 | BRAVI & APEX Sao Paulo, Brazil
INTERNATIONAL MARKET & KEYPLAYERS
October 2020 | LEIPZIG NETWORKING DAYS, Leipzig, Germany
Head of Studies:
Bettina Walter is a German producer with more than 15 years of experience committed to producing documentaries for the international market from her Barcelona-based production company BWP.
Her credits as producer or co-producer include award winning and widely distributed documentary features, such as “Theatre of War”, “Falciani´s Tax Bomb”, “Google and the Worldbrain”, “My Life with Carlos”, “Mañana al mar”, “Devil’s Miner” and “Light Bulb Conspiracy”; films co-produced with leading international broadcasters such as BBC, PBS, ZDF/ARTE, SWR, WDR, SFR & RTS and TVE/TVC, presented at festivals as Sundance, SXSW, Berlinale, HotDocs, CPH:DOX, and DocFest Sheffield and have been nominated for or won prestigious awards including FIPRESCI, PBS Ind Lens, Prix Europa, Grimme, Grierson and the German Television Award.
Bettina has garnered extensive experience in international co-productions while working with leading European production companies in London, Berlin and Barcelona; including Gebrüder Beetz, BLTV, Diagonal TV-Endemol Shine, Polar Star Films and Media Pro. Bettina has a strong network of creative and experienced screenwriters, filmmakers, directors, producers, and distributors all over the world. She has participated with her projects in the DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS MASTERSCHOOL and EURODOC.
Everado Gonzalés, Director, Mexico
Everardo González is a Mexican director, producer and photographer of documentary films. He is considered one of the most solid voices of the documentary genre in Latin America. He graduated from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Social Communication and from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Cinematography. Outstanding works in his filmography are "La canción del pulque" (2003), "Los ladrones viejos” (2007), "El cielo abierto" (2011), "Cuates de Australia" (2011), "El Paso" (2015) and "La libertad del diablo" (2017), all of which were presented and awarded at various festivals such as IDFA, Berlinale, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Guadalajara, Morelia and CRFIC. González has received several awards such as the Ariel de Plata and has been nominated for the Ariel de Oro, the Premio Mayahuel and the Premio José Rovirosa amongst others. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which annually awards the Oscars) and of the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas.
Sarah Mosses, Founder, TOGETHER FILMS, UK
Sarah Mosses is the Founder of Together Films, a Marketing, Distribution & Data agency based in London serving clients internationally. Sarah is the lead campaign strategist, supporting up to 200 filmmakers per year to craft Impact Distribution strategies. Recent campaigns include the Oscar Shortlisted Unrest, the double Emmy nominated The Tale and running the Digital Marketing and Partnership engagement for DOC NYC and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Sarah is currently developing a new B2B Rights Management tool for the film industry, powered by blockchain technology.
Stefan Kloos, Producer, KLOOS & CO and world sales RISE AND SHINE, Germany
Stefan Kloos heads RISE AND SHINE, one of the leading sales agents for documentaries, and KLOOS & CO., one of the most active German production companies for international co-productions for cinema and TV with offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Leipzig. He is a Grimme Award and Cinema Eye Honors–winner, a member of German and European Film Academy. Recent award-winning films and current co-productions include the OSCAR-nominated LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, PRE-CRIME, A MODERN MAN, TRANSIT HAVANA, HOLY COW, WALKING UNDER WATER, YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, and others. For his latest production HI, AI he was nominated for the LOLA, the German Film Award 2019.
Gema Juarez Allen, Producer, GEMA FILMS, Argentina
Gema (Argentina, 1974) is a film producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has produced over 20 feature length films -all international coproductions- programmed and awarded at the most important film festivals of the world. She has performed jury duties at IDFA, San Sebastián, Guadalajara, Cartagena, Lima film festivals among others. She has been part of the project selection committees in Argentina and other Latin American countries as well as for IDFA Bertha Fund, BAFICI BAL and DocsDF. Gema is a tutor in several training initiatives aimed at young documentary films producers such as IDFA ACADEMY, CAMPUS LATINO (Goethe Institute), RAYMUNDO GLEYZER (Enerc Argentina), PLATAFORMA LAB (Brazil), CHILEDOC (Chile) and TALLER CINE PROA (Argentina).
Among her recent titles are:
RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME (2018, Abner Benaim, SXSW, Audience Award)
THEATRE OF WAR (2018, Lola Arias, Berlinale Forum, CICAE Award & Ecumenical Jury Award)
LA CAMA (2018, Mónica Lairana, Berlinale Forum)
SOLDADO (2017, Manuel Abramovich, Berlinale Generation, Nominated to Glasshüte Award)
THE DREAD (2017, Pablo Aparo & Martín Benchimol, IDFA MidLength Competition, Best Film)
Vanessa Cuervo, Producer, USA
Vanessa is a Colombian cultural producer and creative facilitator working at the intersection of art, education, community and social justice. At Britdoc she supports the planning and delivery of Good Pitch and Impact Labs Stateside. She is also part of the Outreach Team, building exciting relationships with organizations from Latin America. During her time in New York, Vanessa has worked with cultural institutions including Creative Time, Elastic City, The New Museum and Laundromat Project, and completed her MA in Arts Politics at NYU.