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Laimis Zelnys - EDN Content & Partnerships Manager

Laimis Zelnys joined EDN in May 2019 as Content & Partnerships Manager. In this role, Laimis coordinates EDN's overall partnerships and content submissions for documentary events throughout Europe and the world. He also manages EDN’s involvement in a variety of programmes co-funded by Creative Europe MEDIA, such as the pan-European distribution network Moving Docs and the EDN Workshops Southern Europe (Lisbon Docs and Docs in Thessaloniki). Apart from that, he also takes care of the annual publication of the EDN Financing Guide.

Before joining EDN, Laimis worked for Zoomin.TV where he worked as creative producer in research and development of long format videos for various VOD platforms. His most recent video production was a 4K UHD episodic alternative travel show about Amsterdam and its culture. Laimis previously worked as production manager on the multi-episode series Droners for Insight TV, which was shot at various locations around the world such as China, the U.S. and Ethiopia. Laimis originally comes from Lithuania but has been living in the Netherlands for 15 years

Languages: English, Dutch, Lithuanian, Russian

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Jörg Winkelmann - EDN Press & Communications Manager, Head of Web Content

Jörg worked as media specialist, project engineer and freelance editor for a variety of international companies and institutions related to media, marketing and communications. He had previously been the programme director at the French-based media business school ETMA, where he was in charge of running an academic master degree programme for filmmakers, producers and specialists from the European media sector.

At EDN, Jörg is responsible for communicating EDN's mission, goals and activities to a variety of different audiences incl. the stakeholders of our network and external partners. He is also in charge of webcontent at EDN and further deals with everything related to the administration of EDN's membership base.

Jörg received his master degree in educational sciences with minors in media pedagogics and psychology at the University of Munich (UniBwM) in 2001 and worked for several years as a journalist at Radio Andernach, a German entertainment broadcaster. His professional interests are interdisciplinary with a focus on media production, marketing, design and corporate communications.

Language skills: English, French and German

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Daniela Espinosa - EDN Financing Guide Editor & Assistant

Daniela has a Bachelor Degree in Communication from Universidad Iberoamericana in México City and two Master Degrees: one in Art Direction for Advertising from Universidad Blanquerna in Spain and a second one in Mass Media Studies from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She has more than ten years of experience in production services working both on smaller projects but also on full scale productions with high profile clients.

She moved to The Netherlands in 2015. Since then, she has produced a music video selected at the Holland Festival in 2018 and visited New Delhi as part of a delegation of International Film Producers hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In this context, Daniela explored possibilities for co-productions and produced her first feature-length documentary. Daniela has further worked as Assistant Production Coordinator for a show called "Tijuana" which premiered on Netflix worldwide.

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Kateryna Lybanieva - EDN Editor & Staff Assistant

Kat has just graduated from University of Amsterdam with a degree in Literary and Cultural Analysis. During her studies she completed an internship for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in the New Media department, which helped her to expand her knowledge of non-traditional means of documentary filmmaking and ways to bring them to a wider audience. She has co-written the script for a web-series Frankensitter, which is scheduled to be released in the near future.

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