Kathryn Bree Fitzgerald
Kathryn Bree Fitzgerald
Kathryn has 20 years experience working in film and television as a producer and camerawoman. Most of her early experience is in documentary television for New York Times Television producing shows for National Graphic, Discovery and A& E Networks. She works in diverse, multicultural and geographically divergent situations, with large crews on major budgets or alone, identifying compelling stories and producing and shooting them in the field. For the past 5 years, she has concentrated her efforts in Southeast Asian cinema, primarily working with the Luang Prabang Film Festival. She sits on the Board of Directors of LPFF and is the current Head of International Programming there.
Her photography works have always been published on the covers of GQ, Esquire, Vogue, The Bangkok Post, etc.
Kathryn has produced almost 20 documentaries. A Quest for Justice once got Emmy nominated and was the Winner of Gold World Medal at New York Festival Awards 2011, National Graphic Channel Documentary Series Worlds Apart and Discovery Channel Documentary World Birthday: Delivering Hope were the Winners of Silver World Medal at New York Festival Awards 2004, Discovery Channel Documentary 24/7- Airport was the Winner of Cine Golden Eagle Award 2001.
Producer, Programmer, Cinematographer, Photographer,
Board Member& Head of International Programming of Luang Prabang Film Festival.
Work started at: MTV (Hungarian National TV),
1997-1999 A "Stúdió” '97, '98, '99” – Editor,
1997-1998 A "Junior Híradó" Junior News, Editor, reporter,
1999-2001 A "112" Criminal Show, repotrer
1998-2000 A "Seregszemle" Military Show , Producer, Editor, Anchor,
2001 Az "Őrjárat" Military Show , Producer, Editor, Anchor,
2010-2012 RTL-Hungary,Editor, Reporter,
2014-present GloboTV, Editor in Chief,
2013-present ATV-Hungary, International Chief Adviser, foreign Correspondent.
Working as a Teacher:
2017- present University professor, NKE (National Civil Science University ),
2010- present Teacher at Komlósi Education Studio - Journalist School.
Since 2001, he has made over 40 documentaries.
- Hungarians living in Africa,
- Earthquake in Haiti,
- Cumani in Sri Lanka,
- The siege of Mosul,
- The refugees crisis in Europe,
- Human smugglers in the Balkan area,
- The life of the Kurdish Peshmerga’s,
- A confession of an ISIS prisoner,
- Kurdish intelligence investigation,
- Refugee camps in Lebanon,
- Hungarians in Israel,
- The catastrophe in Japan, Fukushima,
- Earthquake in Chengdu,
- Spring Festival in Xi’an,
- Hungarian soldiers in Iraq ,
- Life aboard the GW (US NAVY) mother ship....
2000.2001.2004.2005.2008 National Defense award,
2005 National Security and NBSZ recognition,
2007 Press award for excellence,
2010 Merit for courage (I was the first ever awarded civilian).
Director, Producer, International Chief Adviser, Reporter,
For the past 20 years, Andras Novak worked as an editor, reporter, producer and as a broadcaster. He has worked as a documentary filmmaker and shot from more than 120 countries. He has also been the producer of five different themed television productions.
Two-time Academy Award-nominated director, David Bradbury is a documentary legend whose films have taken us around the planet and deep into the heart of individuals with extraordinary stories about war, uprising, injustice and exploitation.
David’s films have been broadcast around the world on the BBC, Channel Four, PBS, ZDF, TF1,Arte, ABC, SBS and commercial TV networks in Australia. He is the recipient of five Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards and has won countless international festival prizes.
In an independent career spanning 40 years, David’s documentaries are remarkable for their unflinching exposure of uncomfortable truths and his ability to get to the raw, authentic core of the people who often risk all to tell their stories to the world.
He wrote China's first documentary Blue Book China Documentary Development Research Report, published every year for the past 8 years. His works have won more than 20 awards, such as, among others, the Golden Panda Award at the Sichuan International Television Festival, the Special Award for Children's Program of the Qatar International Documentary Film Festival, the Golden Angel Award at the Chinese American Film Festival, the Golden KAPOK Award at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China.
He has served as judge at the China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival, Shanghai TV Festival, Sichuan TV Festival, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China, Qatar International Documentary Festival and many other international film festivals.
Documentary Producer, Documentary Center Director & Professor of Art and Media School of Beijing Normal University, Chairman of Film and Television Education Professional Committee of China Association of Higher Education, Chairman of China Documentary Development Foundation.
Riaan’s first documentary film A Fisherman's Tale (2004) was described as a "sterling directorial debut" and won a Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival. A Fisherman's Tale "...reminds me of the art of Picasso and Diego Riviera, who had used their art to animate the condition of the working people and their dignity" - Professor Ben Turok, Independent Newspapers.
His most recent film The Devils Lair is enjoying a lot of attention on the international world film festival circuit, garnering numerous awards in the process including Best Doc World Cinema Award at New Zealand International Documentary Edge Festival 2014; Jury Special Mention at the 24th Festival Cinema Africano Asia Latin Americana, 2014; Bests South African Feature Documentary and Best Editor award for Feature Documentary, SAFTA 2014; Best Feature Documentary Director Award at Screen Excellence Awards 2013; Best South African Feature Length Documentary at JOZI Film Festival, 2014; Documentary Special Mention at Luxor International Film Festival 2014; Best Pitch Award 2013 at Durban Film Mart; Puma Catalyst Award; Best of Fest selection at IDFA 2013; and having played on every continent of the world. This independent film was selected by Fox International for worldwide distribution.
Director, Visiting Lecturer, Expert Mentor, Founder of DocStreet Radio, Story Consultant for DOCFILMSA filmmakers, Expert Mentor at 2009 Berlinale.
Bertolin has collaborated with several international film festivals and institutions, including the Venice, Beijing, and Hanoi IFFs, Locarno Open Doors, the Doha Film Institute, the Udine Far East FF, Visions du Réel, IFFRotterdam, the Cannes Critics' Week, and the IFFBratislava.
He has producer credits on Phan Đăng Di's Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015), Amit Dutta's Chitrashala (2015, short) and Lav Diaz' A Lullaby for the Sorrowful Mystery (2016), all entries in the Berlinale competition.
Producer, Film Writer, Festival Programmer
Jongsuk Thomas Nam
Jongsuk Thomas Nam
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1968, Nam emigrated to USA in 1980. After graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA in 1993 with a degree in Communication Arts/RTVF, Nam returned to Korea in 1995. He worked as an assistant director in Kim Hong-jun’s Jungle Story (1996) before joining Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, called as PIFF then) in 1997 as a curator for KIM Ki-young Retrospective. He subsequently served as the festival coordinator and the senior manager of Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) and as the General Secretariat at Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) from 2001 to 2004.
Nam joined Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in 2007 as the festival consultant and, since 2009, has been the managing director of his own film industry program, Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF). He is also the programmer in charge of English-language films. Nam has served as a juror in numerous film festivals including Berlin, Sitges, Fantastic Fest-Austin, Toronto Reel Asian, Warsaw, Hawaii, Vesoul and Yubari, as well as being the panelist/mentor/advisor at Int’l Film Expo – Manila, The Philippines; Black Nights Industry Days – Tallinn, Estonia; Haugesund, Norway; SAFF, Singapore; FEFF-Focus Asia, Udine, Italy; Blood Window-Buenos Aires, Argentina and TIFFCOM – CoPro Connection, Tokyo, Japan among others. He is also the curator of After Dark, a genre programming section at Jio Mami Mumbai Film Fest, India since its launching in 2015.
Director, Consultant, Curator