Meet our team

Biljana Tutorov, Head of Program

Biljana Tutorov is director, producer and curator. After graduating Art History (UCL, Belgium) she studied Film Anthropology (EPHE) and Drama (Jacques Lecoq School) in Paris. She was first director’s assistant to the famous Yugoslavian Black wave film director Želimir Žilnik.

In 2010, she founded Wake Up Films in order to produce talents from the CEE region. Biljana established and programmed Regional competition for fiction and docs at FREE ZONE Film Festival in Belgrade until the 2017.

In 2018 she created a new platform for women filmakers - CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator - which she is the head of.

Her recent feature documentary When Pigs Come (2017) won several awards and was screened in Sarajevo, Hot Docs, Vision du Reel, Cinemed, DokuFest among many other festivals. She is actually completing her new feature documentary, to be released in 2021. Alumna of EURODOC and Producers On The Move, Biljana is a member of DAE, EWA and EFA.

Iva Tkalec, Program Coordinator

Iva Tkalec is a documentary producer, born in Croatia, since 2014 based in Brussels. Iva started as a freelance casting director in 2007 and later on as a researcher for a cult documentary TV series "Direkt" produced for Croatian National Television (HRT) through the period of 6 years. From 2011 she is working as a freelance producer, collaborating with several production companies in Croatia and in Belgium. Films that she (co)produced were screened at festivals like Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Vision du Réel, Sarajevo FF, Warsaw FF, One World ...

Antigoni Papantoni, Pitch Consultant

Holding a MSc in Computer Science and a degree in Photography, Antigoni Papantoni starts working in the cinema industry in Greece in distribution in 2009. After several years of experience in film festivals and especially in major co-production markets at Visions du Réel, IDFA, Thessaloniki, where she held the positions of industry & program coordinator, Forum producer, and matchmaker, respectively, Antigoni joins Heretic Outreach in 2020, world sales company where she handles acquisitions.

Luka Radovanović, Coordination Assistant

Luka graduated on Academy of Arts Novi Sad on module Production for Audiovisual Media. During his studies, he directed and produced several student short films, and grew a great passion for digital arts and animated formats. 

In 2019, he became part of the EURODOC session in Novi Sad as an organization intern. Now, he works as a junior producer at Wake Up Films on several projects in different production stages, and as a coordination assistant at CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator. 

Hrvoje Pukšec, PR Coordinator

Hrvoje has been working as a film critic and journalist specializing in film topics since 2000. Over the years, he has written for numerous relevant Croatian cultural magazines and Internet portals, and in recent years he has worked as a journalist, screenwriter and host of number of Croatian television shows. He worked as the editor of HAVC's production catalogs, was the head of the public relations department of the Pula Film Festival and an occasional member of HAVC's international promotional team. From 2014 to 2017 he was the president of the Artistic Board of the Pula Film Festival, and he also wrote the screenplays for the experimental film "A.D.A.M." directed by Vladislav Knežević and the documentary "Room 60" directed by Andrej Korovljev. He has been a member of the Croatian Society of Film Critics since 2004, of which he is also its president (since 2019). He worked as a creative producer in the association Pari Pikule on the projects Secret Arts Cinema and #EuropeanFilmChallenge, and since September 2019 he has been employed as a film program manager and expert advisor for EU projects of the Festival of Tolerance. He was concept designer of exhibitions "Oni/They" (2019) and "ReD" (2020).

CIRCLE 2020 / Women Doc Accelerator is supported by Eurimages, Film Centre of Montenegro, DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market, EWA Network, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre, CED - MEDIA Office Serbia, CED - MEDIA Office Montenegro, CED - MEDIA Desk Croatia, CED - MEDIA Office Slovenia, Cineuropa and the City of Novi Sad. It is organized by Wake Up Films in partnership with Underhill Fest, Marche du Film – Cannes Docs, Documentary Association of Europe (DAE)Foundation, Sekvenca and Cut Up production. .


With the support of Eurimages and as part of its gender equality strategy

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