Ex Oriente Film workshop’s third session will take place online during the East Doc Platform with lead tutors Mikael Opstrup, Iikka Vehkalahti, Ivana Pauerová Miloševič, and Filip Remunda. Now, Ex Oriente Film has announced the roster of guest tutors for this third session.
Ex Oriente Film Guest Tutors – 3rd Session
- Alexander Nanau
Romanian Director and producer, mostly known for his latest film Collective, premiered out of competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival 2019. It was also screened at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. His film Toto and His Sisters (2014) premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival in the ‘New Directors’ section. The film won major awards at the international film festivals in Angers, Zurich, Warsaw, Jihlava, Leipzig, and Sarajevo.
- Maya Daisy Hawke
Film editor, creator of the social media video novels: Currency of Despair (2014); Box of Birds (2016); and Unfated Yet. She is the co-director of Little Ethiopia and Chez Nous and has edited two films with Werner Herzog including Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
- Fraser Bensted
Fraser began his career as a trailer editor fifteen years ago, rapidly becoming one of the most successful and respected in the field. He has extended his career by becoming a highly regarded trailer producer, specialising particularly in the independent sector. He has overseen successful and creatively original campaigns for a wide range of acclaimed films, including Slumdog Millionaire, Searching for Suger Man, Hunger and They Call Me Babu.
- Ruth Reid
Producer with projects selected for over a hundred film festivals globally and pitched internationally at high-profile markets including IDFA, Visions du Reel and Nordisk Panorama. Titles include: Merry Christmas Yiwu (2020 dir. Mladen Kovacevic); Scheme Birds (2019 dirs. Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin); Workers! (2018, dir. Petra Bauer).
- Maëlle Guenegues
Sales agent who joined Catherine Le Clef in 2009 to set up CAT&Docs. Dedicated to the promotion & distribution of handpicked documentaries, in all media around the world: pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched, audacious, question the world and propose new ways of looking at it.
- Arash T. Riahi
His first fiction film For a Moment Freedom was Austria’s candidate for the Academy Awards in 2010. Since 2010, he also works as a dramatic advisor for the Creative Europe script-development programmes SOURCES 2, Nipkow and Berlinale Talents. He teaches at the Vienna film school and the filmacademy, and has held lectures at the Scottish Documentary Institute, Goethe Institute Dublin, ZKM Karlsruhe, etc.
- Anja Salomonowitz
Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language for her films that combines documentary film, feature film, and thesis. In the process, real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films have received international acclaim, numerous film awards and have been included in relevant documentary film literature. She holds masterclasses on artistic documentary film at universities and film festivals. All her films are explicitly political and always question the border and possibilities of documentary film making. Her latest film is This Movie Is a Gift (2019) about the artist Daniel Spoerri.