Experts

Brigid O’Shea

is an Australian native who has worked for European film festivals and documentary organizations since 2008. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts obtained in Melbourne and Berlin, she worked for various Berlinale departments until taking a more focused approach on creative documentary in 2014. This came from coordinating the DOK Leipzig Industry Programme from 2009-2015, which allowed her to also freelance for the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, for Documentary Campus Masterschool, and various Berlin-based production companies. In January 2015, she was appointed Head of DOK Industry Programme. She regularly tutors on topics like European co-financing, cultural management and festival strategies in places like North America and East Europe.

Rada Šešiċ

is a documentary maker, film critic and lecturer, festival programmer. Born in Croatia, lived in Sarajevo, now lives in The Netherlands. Program advisor of IFFR, HBFund selection committee member, selection committee member of IDFA. Head of the documentary competition at Sarajevo FF and co-head of the Docu Rough Cut Boutique. Was employed at the Master of the Dutch film Academy Amsterdam and lectured at University of Amsterdam at Film and Media studies. Artistic director of the Eastern Neighbours FF in The Hague. In her birth town, together with friends, she started Bjelovar DokuArt. Mentor at documentary workshops in Europe and Asia, such as Baltic Sea Forum, Doc Lisboa, Ex Oriente, Dragon Forum, Balkan DC, DunaDoc, Doc Edge Kolkata, DocWok New Delhi. Collaborated on several books on film. After completing several Bosnian documentaries before the 1990s, she moved to the Netherlands and directed: “Room Without a View” (1997), “Soske” (2001), “In Whitest Solitude” (2001), “Way to School” (2007). Her films and video installations were exhibited at more than 60 festivals, archived at MoMA, New York, and won several awards. She lived in India and guest-lectured at Srishti Bangalore. She writes for several film magazines.

Barak Heymann

is a director, producer and co-founder of Heymann Brothers Films, one of the leading Israeli documentary film production companies. He has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for the past decade. Barak's and his brother Tomer's independent film company Heymann Brothers Films has produced over 20 documentaries, including several international co-productions. Their films premiered at numerous festivals worldwide, such as Berlinale, IDFA, DOK Leipzig and Hot Docs. They won several prestigious awards. His films were also presented at WATCH DOCS, with “Bridge over the Wadi” being the recipient of the Audience Award in 2007 and “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” in 2016.