Meet our team
Biljana Tutorov, Program Director
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.
Antigoni Papantoni, Project Manager
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.
Iva Tkalec, Program Producer
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 ...
Luka Radovanović, Assistant Coordinator
Luka graduated from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, 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 an assistant program coordinator at CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator.
Sara Stijvoić, Project Coordinator
Sara Stijović (1997, Podgorica, Montenegro) is a graduate film director who lives and works in Podgorica, who received her undergraduate degree, as the Best Student at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, in Film and TV Directing. Her student films, both feature and documentary, have won international awards and been part of the official selections of international film festivals. She is a holder of the Al Jazeera Ambassador certificate. During her studies, she participated in a large number of international talent campuses and workshops, including: Talent Campus as part of the 37th Fire IFF in Tehran (Iran), Looking China Film Youth Project in Harbin (China) where she independently realized a short documentary, art residency project MONET - Culture in Motion in the Adriatic network of museums in the city of Campobasso (Molise, Italy) during which she also realized a documentary, etc. She is now in the late stages of development of her debut documentary film under the working title Gina, which is supported by the Film Center of Montenegro and the Film Center of Serbia. At the third Balkan Film Market in Tirana (Albania), among the fifteen selected projects, representing Gina, Sara won the BEST PITCH for Documentary film award. The Gina project is the first ever Montenegrin project, and this year the only European project, which was among ten projects from around the world that were further developed during the La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2020 workshop as part of the 73rd Cannes Film Festival. In addition to this workshop, Gina was developed as part of the CIRCLE - Women Doc Accelerator program in 2020 during three modules (Podgorica, Novi Sad, Leipzig).
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).