Meet 2019 Experts
Joanna Solecka is a Polish citizen, based in Warsaw. Running Alphapanda Warsaw, she is focusing on marketing and social media strategy for the European clients. Among recent titles she handled campaigns for were: feature animated film Another Day of Life (EFA 2018 winner) and young audience films Extraordinary Summer with Tess (Special Jury Mention, Berlinale’19) and Invisible Sue (Cinekid’18).
Before joining Alphapanda in 2015, she worked for over 10 years for Wajda Studio & Wajda School in Warsaw, Poland as the Head of PR, Festivals & Sales developing promotion and distribution strategies for shorts, features and documentaries including handling two Oscar campaigns for short documentaries Rabbit à la Berlin (2010 Oscar® nomination) and Joanna (2015 Oscar® nomination).
Since 2015 Joanna has been serving as Torino Film Lab expert in the Audience Design field and as a film marketing tutor at the international training workshops for fiction and documentary filmmakers, including EAVE, Doc Incubator, Polish National Film School in Lodz and Wajda School.
She also acts as a creative producer for shorts, documentaries and VR projects. 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 a lot working with family and young audience films.
Phil Jandaly has been an editor for the last 20 years, starting in fiction before firmly landing in documentary. Part of award winning international productions like Prison Sisters, Killing Time, and Missing Fetine, he also works as a rough cut consultant and has been part of films like Liberation Day, Home Games, How Big is the Galaxy, and more.
Working out of Sweden, his projects have originated in places as far afield as Serbia, Kenya, France, Russia, and beyond. He has travelled the world as a tutor with EDN, B2B Doc, and independently, helping filmmakers to develop their projects and giving master classes on pitch pilot trailers, the craft of storytelling through scripting and editing, and the genius of sticky notes. Phil blogs about documentary and technology on his Storysmith blog, and hopes to one day run a marathon.
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. With three years of previous experience in sales and distribution,
Aleksandar runs the Toronto based world sales agent 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.
Syndicado Film Sales is a documentary world sales agency established in 2016 that specializes in theatrical, festival, broadcast, educational, and VOD sales. We are looking for auteur-driven and cinematic stories; strong character driven narratives; and topical subjects that convey a universal and accessible theme. We acquire up to 12 films and produce 1 film per year. Recent titles include Stone Speakers(Toronto IFF), A Woman Captured (Sundance Film Festival), Easy Lessons (Locarno IFF), Giants and the Morning After (CPH DOX).
Ivana Mladenović made her fiction feature debut with Soldiers. Story from Ferentari premiered in Toronto in 2017 and San Sebastian (Special Mention Sebastiane Award).
Her second feature Ivana The Terrible premiered in Locarno in 2019 and won Special Jury Award - Cineasti del presente. She received The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary for Turn Off the Lights
Jelena Mišeljić graduated in production from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, where she currently
works as a teaching assistant. She is actually completing her PhD in Interdisciplinary studies of contemporary arts and media.
She was the producer on films Shelters (I. Salatić), A Matter of Will (D. Kasalica) and Lowdown (P. Simonović). She had also worked as programme manager for film and performing arts festivals, and most recently was a programming director of Herceg Novi Film Festival. Sarajevo Talents and Berlinale Talents alumna. Member of European Film Academy and EWA network.
Marija Stojnić is an award winning director and producer, and The New School for Media Studies MA
(New York) and Academy of Arts (Belgrade) alumna.
She worked on numerous productions in Serbia and USA and since 2011 her career has been focused on
creative documentaries. In 2016, Marija founded production house Bilboke in Serbia. "Speak so I can see
you", its debut project has been supported by Film Center Serbia, Eurimages and Doha Film Institute. She is a member of DOKSerbia - Documentary Filmmakers of Serbia, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in category Film/Video for 2015 and Brazilian Instituto Sacatar fellow for 2017.
Bojana Marić is a Sales and Acquisitions Executive for Sweet Spot Docs. She holds MA in Archaeoloy from
University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Interpreting human’s past has a lot to do with storytelling and Bojana was naturally driven to documentaries as another form of creative research. Her passion drove her to Sweet Spot Docs – Sales, Distribution and Marketing agency based in Switzerland, committed to powerful documentary storytelling. Seeking films with capacity to push the limits of perception, question important topics and move the audience deeply.
We support documentarians brave enough to use their cinematic language in a creative and personal way, standing out firmly with their viewpoints. Our mission is to provide full range of marketing and distribution solutions, helping documentary projects meet the challenges of constantly evolving
Marko Grba Singh, artistic director of BELDOCS film festival, was born in 1988. in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
He is currently on PhD studies in Film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic arts in Belgrade. He made several music videos for Serbian rock and pop bands. His short documentaries "At Least We've Met" and "Pale" had its world premiere at 2012 and 2013 Visions du Reel festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Hisfirst mid-length film "Abdul & Hamza“, was in competition in 2015 edition of FID Marseille, winning 'Special mention of the jury' in first film competition. At the beggining of April 2016. as a part of the Looking China project, he made a short docu-ficiton film called "Stars of Gaomeigu" in Yunnan, China. The film won Most innovative short film award at Visions du Reel in 2017. His short film ’’If i Had It My Way I Would Never Leave’’ was screened on 2017 Cannes film festival in ACID section. He was a student jury member at the 2016 San
Sebastian film festival.