Christopher Hird is the founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, which has pioneered new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries in the UK. Among the films which he has executive produced are The End of the Line (2009), The Flaw (2011), Fire in the Blood (2012) – all three of which were shown at the Sundance Film Festival; McCullin (2013), which was nominated for two BAFTAs; Death of a Gentleman (2015), The Divide (2016) – both of which were acquired by Netflix; John Pilger’s The Coming War on China (2017) and A Cambodian Spring (2018), winner of the Special Jury Prize at HotDocs. Among the international films which Dartmouth has successfully brought to the UK theatric and semi-theatric market are How To Survive a Plague, Particle Fever and Resilience.
Antonio Cadierno Parodi（Spain/France）
Antonio Cadierno Parodi（Spain/France）
Advanced Specialized Course in "Financing, Production and Distribution of Cultural Audiovisual Projects", IE Instituto de Empresa Business School Madrid.
He has extensive experience in the management and execution of cultural audiovisual projects on a national and international level. In 2007 founded AntropoDocs & Films (Production, Distribution & Media Anthropology) www.antropodocs.com with present and awarded documentaries in numerous festivals and markets
Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universidad Complutense in courses on: documentaries Financing/Production, Pitching of linear and transmedia projects and documentary Distribution/Festivals.
As a producer the last two years his projects have been awarded in production for the following workshops: grant ESoDoc 2016 (Media), grant IFLAB 2016, grant Dok Tank (IDF) 2017, HacerWebDoc 2017 (Documenta Madrid), grant Cross Video Days 2017.
His productions have been present in the markets and awarded at the festivals of FIPA, IDFA, ASTRA, LEIPZIG, DOCUMENTA, Doc.It, Vision Du Réel, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards ... He is currently in the production of a transmedia project with the Lab of RTVE.
As a sales agent/distributor he works with tv broadcasters such as Arte, YLE, NHK, RTVE, PBS, Movistar among others.
In 2016 he premiered two documentaries in commercial movie theaters with more than 200 screenings in Spain and 1.700 worldwide.
Imepller of a Video On Demand documentary platform vod.antropodocs.com
Co-founder of the "Audiovisual Anthropology Group" of the Instituto Madrileño de Antropología.Co-director and co-founder of the MAAM (Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid/Audio Visual Anthropology Exhibition of Madrid) based in the National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid.
Researcher on visual studies at the EMUI Euro-Mediterranean University Institute.
Member of the Board of Directors of the IMA, Instituto Madrileño de Antropología.
Member/partner of: EDN, DOCMA, VANEASA, IMA, AMA and AECIC and Delegate of the WCAA (World Council of Anthropological Association)
Member of the jury of the Spanish Association of Scientific Cinema (ASECIC) at the Festival of Espiello (Sobrarbe) and MAAM (Audio Visual Anthropology Exhibition of Madrid).
1999 Winterspruch (experimental Music-Documentary) 55 min,
2005 The one-armed soldier (Documentary) 30 min,
2008 Leningrad-The man who sings (Music-Documentary) 82 min,
2011 Der Glasmaler (Documentary) 74 min,
2012 No trust. No fear. Ask nothing. (Music-Documentary) 82 min,
2016 A Gravame – The Burden (Documentary) 72 min.
1999 Hessian Film award for ‘Winterspruch’,
2001 Hessian Screenplay award for ‘Schwestern’,
2013 ‘No trust. No fear. Ask nothing ‘ nominated (last 5) for the National Russian,
Documentary award ‘Lawr’ category ‘best documentary for cinema’,
2017 ‘A Gravame’ nominated for Hessian Film award ‘best documentary’,
2017 ‘A Gravame’ honored as ‘best national film’ at Lichter International 2017.
2002 Der Augenblick der Begierde (SAT 1),
2003 Headbanger ('Kommissar Rex' SAT 1) ,
2005 Das Ende der Party ('Ein Fall für Zwei' ZDF) ,
2005 Für die Liebe ist es nie zu spät (Drehbuchvorlage für degeto/ARD) ,
2009 The Storyteller (dir. A. Skatchkov, 90min) ,
2010 Ich habe Gott nie gesucht (ehfilmproduktion) ,
2013 The Watson’s Hotel (dir. R. Vasudevan ) ,
2017 In der Luft, da sind meine Wurzeln (in production).
ART DOC FEST Moskau, Krakow International Filmfestival, Zagrebdox Zagreb, Message to,
Man St. Petersburg, Watch Dogs Warschau, Tarkowski Filmfestival Ivanovo, MOFFOM Prag,
Lichter Filmfestival, 12. Stalker Filmfestival Moskau, Dokumentarfilmfestival Kassel,
Filmwinter Stuttgart, Filmfest Dresden, Ave Arnheim et al.
Krakow International Filmfestival,
Internationales Filmfestival der Filmhochschulen München,
Lichter International Frankfurt am Main.
Director, Producer, Visual Artist.
Peter Rippl is a visual artist based in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1999 he has been producing and directing documentaries.
In 2015, Denis created the festival "Films & Companies", a festival co-produced with Hopscotch Group and dedicated to digital video creations, renamed in 2018 the "Videoshare Festival" of which he holds the position of president.
After 4 years in Montreal where he finished his studies in audiovisual communication, he travels most of the South American countries as a great reporter. Back in France in 1990, he worked as a writer-director in the field of corporate film, reportage, documentary and magazine for television.
He then made several assignments for "Canal France International" as an expert director, to train the production teams of the national channels of several West African countries. He is also currently working on a historical documentary-fiction for 2019.
Director, Advisor, Expert,
President of Videoshare Festival, President of the Directors' Association "La Cie des Réals",
Adviser to the "Ecole Superieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle",
Administrator& Jury Coordinator of Institutional & Corporate Image International Film Festival.
（ Iran/ USA）
（ Iran/ USA）
He has been the recipient of several awards, including:
The documentary "Toolmaker" as the best documentary in Poland, and "A man called Brian" as the best documentary and best director in Iran. His long length 35 mm movie "Noora" has been sold to more than 40 countries for broadcasting in TV channels all over the world, and has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals and has gotten several awards including Best Film at the "49th Taormina International Film Festival", Italy in June 2003. He also got Best Film for "The Prisoner" at the "Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival", USA, LA, CA, 2013. Best Film for "The Debt" at the "Moondance International Film Festival", USA, CO, Boulder, September 2014. One of his latest films "Daddy" has been screened in 30 film festivals around the world and won 40 awards and nominations including: Best American Film for "Daddy" at the "Toronto World International Film Festival", Canada, Toronto, December 2015.
He also has written several long length screenplay including: "Susan" (2018), "Two Friends" (2017), "The Lover" co-writer (2015), "Daddy" co-writer (2014), "Poet of Life and Love" (2009), "My Homeland"(2008), "Forgotten" (2007), "The Migration of Love" (2004), and "Noora" (2001) and …...
Mahmoud Shoolizadeh has been a judge as part of various film festival panel of jurors internationally including:
1- "Texas Cinemania International Film Festival" 2016 and 2017, TX, USA;
2- "WideScreen International Film Festival" 2015, Miami, FL, USA;
3- " Red Dirt International Film Festival" 2014, Stillwater, OK, USA;
4- "Amelia Island International Film Festival" 2014, Amelia Island, USA;
5- "Gwinnett Center International Film Festival" 2014, GA, USA;
6- "StArtFest Film Festival" 2014, Orlando, FL, USA;
7- "48 HFP in Jacksonville" 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Jacksonville FL, USA.
Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is an independent film Director, Producer and Screen Writer based in USA. He received a B.A degree in Film Production (Directing) and an M.A. degree in Cultural Affairs Management and has been a film director for over 30 years and made several films. His major activities include directing several documentaries in Asia, Africa and Europe. He also made many fiction, long and short films and movies. Beside directing, producing and editing films, he also undertakes writing the scripts.
International Content Consultant, SBS Television Australia,
International representative for this major public channel, responsible for sourcing factual and other programmes from around the world, for pre-buy and acquisition.
Producer, Mixing Media,
Developing non-fiction projects through own company, targeting European and other international broadcasters and collaborating with other production companies.
Consultant (Aug 2011-present),
Other clients include,
• Advisor for NHK Producers Pitch 2013 & 2014;
• Advisor & moderator for DocsPort Incheon, Korean pitching forum;
• Expert for EU MEDIA programme;
• Danish public television (DR) – Education department;
• Danish Producers Association;
• BEDB Brunei - Developing workshops and other creative projects;
• Europen, Brussels - Consultant on communications strategy.
For organizations such as Media Business School, Ronda, Spain, Sheffield Doc Fest, Italian Doc Screenings, Asian Side of the Doc, Sunny Side of the Doc, London Film School, Documentary Campus, Brunei Economic Development Board, DR Denmark.
Originated and executive produced A Cry from the Grave, a feature documentary on the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war for BBC’s prestigious Storyville strand, a winner of the Banff Grand Prize, IDFA Jury Award, and the Amnesty Award.
Producer, International Consultant, Workshop Mentor,
Experienced multi-lingual television executive, with a strong track record in BBC commissioning, executive production, broadcast strategy, international co -production and communications, UK and internationally. UK-born, fluent in French & German, with conversational Italian. Currently based London and Copenhagen.
Juror for various film festivals and awards, including Dokufest (Kosovo), the International Documentary Association Awards (Los Angeles, USA), the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (Sonoma County, California USA), DC Shorts (Washington DC, USA), Cleveland International Film Festival (Ohio, USA), the Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival (USA), and numerous local independent and youth media film festivals. Have also programmed films for the Community Stories Festival and the Utopia Film Festival and was involved in screening films for AFI DOCS and the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
TIVA-DC Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to regional film community,
NAMAC Creative Leaders Fellowship at Sundance,
Women in Film and Video Randy Goldman Award.
Director, Producer, Co-Host of The D-Word,
Executive Director of Docs In Progress, non-profit film arts organization and incubator.
In 1998, Amudhan R.P. founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Madurai, India. Since then he regularly organized and conducted film screening tours, film festivals and video workshops in Madurai and surrounding cities.
His masterpiece “Shit” won the National Jury Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2006, the Best Film Award at Indian Documentary Festival, Chennai 2005 and many other international awards.
Director, Producer, Media Activist,
President of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival.