CATHERINE LINSTRUM, HEAD OF STUDIES/SCRIPT TUTOR
Catherine Linstrum is a writer, director and trainer based in the UK.
She has a track record of writing theatrical features and has directed numerous short films, including Nadger, which won a BAFTA Cymru award. She’s currently developing features as both a writer and a director, including The Rescue (director Eric Styles) and Greenland Time which she will be directing (producer Michael Dobbin).
As a trainer, Catherine has worked with writers in both a university and an industry context, as well as developing acting for the screen workshops in drama schools in the UK.
IOAN ANTOCI, SCRIPT TUTOR
Ioan Antoci is a writer and freelance filmmaker based in Iaşi, Romania. His first script, The Japanese Dog, won the HBO National Screenplay Contest and Krzysztof Kieslowski award for Scripteast Best Central and Southeastern Screenplay in Cannes. The script, produced by Libra Film and directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, was the Romanian entry for the Academy Awards in 2015.
Ioan directed and produced three shorts and he worked as co-writer for many different projects from book adaptation to music video. He also writes short stories, stage plays and stories for children.
He is currently developing several features and shorts, of which one is in postproduction (4 ½ senses).
In 2015, he ran his first screenwriting workshop, „Motion pictures picture emotions”.
DR. DIRK POPPENDIECK, LEGAL TRAINER
Partner of law firm Brehm & v. Moers, Berlin;
Specialised in media and entertainment law:
- 1990 – 1995 read law at the University of Regensburg
- 1995 – 1997 – practical training for lawyers in Munich
- 1998 -1999 – part time work in Munich based law firm, simultaneously writing of doctor’s thesis
- 1999 – completion of doctor’s thesis; title: “Employment Contracts of Film Professionals: Aspects of Employment Law and Copyright Law”
- 2000 – joined legal and business affairs department at Constantin Film, Munich
- 2003 – joined law firm Brehm & v. Moers in Berlin
PATRICE VIVANCOS, FUNDING POSSIBILITIES & FINANCE TRAINER
Currently working for MEDIA (European Audiovisual Programmes), Patrice Vivancos started as a Director/producer (2 Feature films and several documentaries) in Greece (1981-1994), before taking the helm of the Forum du Cinema Européen in Strasbourg (1995-2003).
He was then head of a Film Commission and Regional co-production fund in Valencia, Spain (2005-2008).
He has also published a book about European cinema (Paris, 2002).
DAVID POPE, SCRIPT TUTOR
David is the director of advance films with whom he has slate of projects in development. www.advancefilms.com.
He has worked as script consultant on single projects and slates in US, Europe, Middle East. North Africa and Asia.
He is the annual consultant / moderator for the Rotterdam Lab at CineMart, co-designs and delivers Story Campus a travelling conversation on the nature and future of storytelling for screens and regularly teaches at film schools and runs workshops at international film festivals.
Directing credits include the award winning view more
MARY KATE O FLANAGAN, SCENE DEVELOPMENT TRAINER
GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS, MUSIC TRAINER
He was born in Athens, Greece, in 1978, where he studied in two different colleges Graphic Arts and Multimedia Design (BSc).
His collaboration with several international entertainment production companies, led him to deal with various multimedia projects, shows, installations and other corporate or artistic events all over the world. His portfolio as a Creative Director and Music Supervisor includes the Coca-Cola and Samsung shows that were produced for the Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens and also the view more
ANATOLI EDWARD REGINTOVSKI, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Writer-director with extensive experience in international co-productions, working first AD for some of the big names: Francis Ford Coppola, Costa Gavras, Anthony Mingella. Passion for psychology and characters. Married. Living in Bucharest.
DOROTA ROSZKOWSKA, PRODUCER
Experienced producer, international educator and expert of documentary film, based in Warsaw, Poland.
Head of ADA Academy of Documentary Arts organizing international trainings and pitchings (a.o. Dragon Forum at the Krakow Film Festival). Member of EFA European Film Academy, board member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers.
Producer of films a.o. “The Mill and the Cross” by Lech Majewski after Pieter Bruegel painting, internationally acclaimed, and “Poste Restante” by Marcel Łoziński, European Film Award 2009 view more
LUC NTONGA, SALES AND MARKETING TRAINER
Luc Ntonga is managing director and co-founder of the French distribution company INSOMNIA WORLD SALES, which is dedicated to the marketing and distribution of independent films and unconventional documentaries. Since 2004 he has been responsible for the distribution and licensing of more than three hundred titles including many Award-winning feature films. In 2012, Luc NTONGA has founded COSMOPOLIS FILMS, a French new production company devoted exclusively to international coproductions.
CHRISTIAN ROUTH, FILM TEEP AMBASSADOR
Christian is Head of Studies of the Doha Film Institute’s HEZAYAH screenwriting workshops in Qatar, for filmmakers from the Gulf region. He also acts as an advisor for the DFI on funding. He has been the co-head of studies of the MEDIA Programme’s SCRIPTEAST since 2008, with events in Poland, Berlin, and Cannes, serving central European filmmakers. In the same year he helped set up another MEDIA training project, FOUR CORNERS, and acted as head of studies from its inception until 2012. Prior to that he was Head of Studies of the PILOTS TV workshops in view more
Ana graduated in Journalism at the University of Navarra, and specialized in Film at UCLA.
Since 1995 she has worked as a freelance analyst and story editor for different Production Companies, analyzing more than a thousand scripts and participating in the development of thirty released TV series and films, including the winner of the 2008 Goya Award for the best adapted screenplay “Bajo las Estrellas”, 2009 Goya Award for First Time Director, “El Truco del Manco”, and view more
A Classics Scholar at Balliol College, where he founded the Oxford Film Festival (the first competitive event for features in Great Britain, recognized by the F.I.A.P.F.), on graduating he was selected by The Sunday Times as a “New Critic” and began also broadcasting on BBC Radio, where he has scripted and presented many programmes on cinema as well as regularly interviewing film-makers on the BBC World, UK, and Polish Services, and contributing reportage on festivals to RTBF(in Belgium), France Culture, and view more
Giovanni was born in Genova Italy in 1958, he is a screenwriter and director as well as a film professor and trainer.
He is a graduate of Columbia University film division in New York where he was recipient of a Fullbright grant, he has been teaching at the view more