Meet our advisory team
Brigid O'Shea, Co-Launcher of DAE
Brigid O'Shea is an Australian native who has been living and working in Germany for more than 10 year After completing a fine arts degree in Melbourne and Berlin, she worked for the Berlinale Talents and later the Co-Production Market, as well as for the last 5 years organizing the DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting and related DOK Industry events. She has worked for various training documentary training initiatives like the Documentary Campus and Institute of Documentary Film in Prague, and gives workshops on European financing possibilities and co-production for beginners in places like North America and the Balkans, as well as in Germany.
Maša Marković, CineLink Industry Coordinator
Maša Marković was born in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1988. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague (Aesthetics) and also had studied South Slavic and Balkan Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague.
She has been active in film industry for the past five years mainly working at the CineLink Coproduction Market (Sarajevo FF) as a Meeting Assistant and Meeting Coordinator. Her work experience also includes collaboration with different NGOs and student organizations.In 2013 Masha started to work at the Institute of Documentary Film as Ex Oriente Film Workshop and East European Forum Programme Coordinator.
Joanna Solecka, Film Marketing & Social Media Strategist and Audience Designer.
Joanna Solecka is head of Alphapanda Warsaw – a Polish division of an international film marketing agency specialized in digital campaigns for the film industry, for which she covers the Eastern European, Scandinavian and US market. Joanna has successfully promoted numerous films at the most prestigious A-list festivals and film awards. Additionally Joanna works as a film marketing expert and mentor for training programs such as Circle – Women Doc Accelerator, First Cut Lab, Torino Film Lab, EAVE, Norwegian Film School and Łódź Film School. Member of the Advisory Board of DAE - Documentary Association of Europe. What she is most passionate about film marketing nowadays is the strategic approach to build different audiences for films at an early stage. Being a mother of three daughters, she recently enjoys working with family and young audience films.
Paula Vaccaro, Producer
A full time film producer, Paula has worked in radio, TV, printed media, digital platforms and films for over two decades. Previous to her career in filmmaking, she was a full time journalist. She founded Pinball London in 2009 as a production company committed to international long feature films with an auteur zeal. Within Pinball London, she leads Pinball Audiences, a team providing impact producing services, training, and film distribution consultancy in the US, Europe and Latin America. Under the banner Pinball Arts, the company also creates ancillary content that links films to a wider world at the intersection of art, engineering and technology. Paula has trained emerging producers for over a decade and has helped facilitate many workshops. Since 2003 she has worked in productions combining the US, Latin America and Europe with world known filmmakers. Since 2015 she has provided training for Regional Producers in South America in partnership with British Council and the regional film agencies on Impact Producing for docs and fiction films. She is a professor at Kingston University in London.
Aleksandar Govedaria, Syndicado Film Sales
Aleksandar Govedarica was born 1987 in Sarajevo, graduate of University of East Sarajevo as well as Vancouver Film School. He started working as a film programmer at Kriterion Sarajevo, the only art house cinema in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aleksandar was part of the organizing committee of the Serbian Film Festival in Vancouver. With three years of previous experience in sales and distribution, Aleksandar runs the Toronto based world sales and production company Syndicado. He produced two documentary films and has experience in all aspects of filmmaking including directing. Aleksandar is tutoring at workshops like Dok Incubator, Baltic Sea Docs and Duna Dock.