EDN Members of the Month
In our monthly interview series "EDN Member of the Month", we focus on one of our many members to show both members in the spotlight and the diversity of the EDN membership group. Below you will find an overview of our previous EDN members of the month. Use the navigation bar below to display all Members of the Month for a specific year.
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EDN has among other things talked to Venla Hellstedt about Tuffi Films and the project Conductivity, which she will pitch at the IDFA Forum in Amsterdam. Venla Hellstedt studied literature and film in London and gained an MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In the UK, she worked in a number of ... [read more]
EDN has among other things talked to Elena Mera about Treeline Distribution and the project Let me Live in the Forest, which she is executive producing. Elena Mera has a BSc in Communication and her first steps into the film industry were in Santiago de Compostela (TVE, TVG, CTV) working with directing and production... [read more]
EDN has among other things talked to Pailin Wedel about her current project Hope Frozen and the situation for documentaries in Thailand. Pailin Wedel grew up in Asia and began her career as a photojournalist (stills) in 2004 at a newspaper in the U.S. She quickly fell in love with video narratives and taught herself video production. In her spare time, she teaches... [read more]
EDN has among other things talked to Martijn Winkler about VERTOV and their current project Eyewitnesses. VERTOV is a film and digital storytelling agency, which develops new forms of storytelling for a broad audience. The company is producing several cross media series and documentaries for the Dutch public broadcaster NPO... [read more]
EDN has talked to Héléna Fantl about La Fémis’ international programs and plans for the future. La Fémis (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son) is the French state film school under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It is funded by the CNC (France’s National Centre of Cinematography and the Moving Image... [read more]
EDN has among other things talked to Antje Boehmert about her company DOCDAYS Productions and about her current projects – including Sascha Schöberl’s Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, which will soon be pitched at Hot Docs. Antje Boehmert holds a MA in American History and Theatre, Film and TV Studies from the University of Cologne, Germany ... [read more]
Inna Sahakyan — Producer/Director at Bars Media (Armenia)
EDN has among other things talked to Inna Sahakyan about her new project Mel, which is participating in Docs in Thessaloniki 2018 and about the situation for documentaries in Armenia. Inna Sahakyan graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with an M.A. degree in Fine Arts Criticism. Since 2003 she has been working as a producer and director at ... [read more]
Esther van Messel — CEO, First Hand Films (Switzerland)
EDN has among other things talked to Esther about the profile of First Hand Films and about this month’s European Film Market in Berlin. Esther van Messel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film & Television Production and History from the University of Tel Aviv. Almost 20 years later, she produces and distributes non-fiction internationally and releases fiction and documentaries in Swiss cinemas ... [read more].
Aysel Akhundova — Filmmaker & Organiser of DokuBaku (Azerbaijan)
EDN has talked to Aysel Akhundova about the new festival’s profile and programming. Aysel Akhundova is one of the organisers of DokuBaku with a main responsibility for PR and communication. Aysel has directed multiple short films while pursuing an intensive filmmaking program at the Film and TV School ... [read more].