Meet Professionals

Meet Professionals offers the chance to arrange a face-to-face meeting with international film industry experts and benefit from their professional advice and networks. Accredited participants can sign up for 15-minute sessions with representatives from film festivals, international sales agencies and funds as well as acclaimed producers.


Film Industry Experts at Docudays UA-2020 (in progress):


Brigid O'Shea

Head of Industry at DOK Leipzig, founder of Documentary Association of Europe, Germany

Kenan Aliyev

Executive Editor, Current Time TV, USA


Heleen Gerritsen 

Head of Festival goEast, Germany


Patrizia Mancini

International Development Executive at Sunny Side of the Doc, France


Ieva Goba

Producer, Head of Industry at Beldocs IDFF, Serbia


Zdeněk Blaha

Programme Director of Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), Czech Republic 


Manuela Buono

Producer, sales agent, founder of the Slingshot Films, Italy


Anas Khelawy

Senior commissioning producer at Production department, Aljazeera Documentary Channel, Qatar


Jarmila Outratová 

Head of Industry Office at, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic


Emily Copley

Production Assistant, The Whickers, UK

Melanie Iredale

Deputy Director, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, UK


Nevena Milašinović

Sales agent, Sweet Spot Docs, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maida Krak

Festival producer, Tempo Documentary Festival, Sweden


Madeline Robert

Festival Programmer & Artistic Advisor, producer, Visions du reel, Switzerland


Julie Karova

Programmer, One World Prague, Czech Republic


Nir Ferber

Programmer, DocAviv, Israel


Tracie Holder

Filmmaker, consultant, producer and film funding specialist, USA


Olga Birzul  

Head of Film Programmes, Ukrainian Institute, Ukraine


Krzysztof Gierat 

Director of the Krakow Film Festival, Poland


Sarah Dawson 

Programmer at IDFA, Netherlands


Antigoni Papantoni 

Acquisition manager at Heretic Outreach sales, Greece


Barbara Wurm 

Programmer at Berlinale IFF, curator, Germany


Maëlle Guenegues 

Sales agent in CAT&Docs, France


Adam Papliński 

Founder at Pitch the Doc, Poland


Lukian Galkin 

Executive producer at UA:Kultura, Ukraine 


Olga Beskhmelnytsina
Producer, Ukraine


Yulia Fediv 

Executive director of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation Ukraine


Anna Kapustina 

Producer, the owner of Albatros Communicos Ukraine film production company, Ukraine

March 2020