ParisDOC Capsules #1 // Meet the guests

Meet the Guests!

This Monday, March 26, was a day of novelty within ParisDOC. Created in 2014, this event brings together events and activities for professionals upon the Cinéma du Réel.

For its fifth year, ParisDOC has set up Capsules for the first time. At the top of the Pompidou Center, in the heart of the restaurant Le Georges, the documentary professionals went to meet festival guests in an informal get together for a breakfast to get to know each other, to discuss and to talk about fundamental issues of their work.

Presented by Anaïs Desrieux, head of ParisDOC, and Andréa Picard, artistic director of the Cinéma du Réel, the guests then introduced themselves, one after another. The attendance was thereby able to meet Mark Peranson, head of programming at the Locarno Film Festival, editor-in-chief of Cinema Scope magazine and juror of the feature film competition, Léo Goldsmith, academic and co-director of the Brooklyn Rail magazine’s cinema section, as well as Bettina Steinbrügge, director of the Hamburg Kunstverein and former programmer for the Expanded Forum of the Berlinale, both members of the First Films and Short Films jury.

Alongside them were Gerwin Tamsma, programmer at IFFR (Netherlands), Gabor Greiner, acquisitions director at Films Boutique, Roland Loebner, coordinator of the DOK Film Market at the international documentary festival LOK Leipzig (Germany), Ina Rossow , head of festival at Deckert Distribution, Manuela Buono, founder and director of sales and acquisitions at Slingshot films, Sandro Fiorin co-founder of Figa Films, Davide Oberto head of the doc selection at Torino Film Festival (Italy) and co-director of Doclisboa (Portugal), Charlotte Selb, programmer for RIDM, Hot Docs, Cinéma Moderne and critic for 24 images (Canada) and Susana Santos Rodrigues, international consultant for Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Bildrausch Film Festival (Switzerland) and distributor for VAIVEM (Argentina).

Two other Capsules are planned during this week around, this time, specific themes. Like this, Wednesday, March 28, at 11am, Charles Hembert will come to talk about the distribution of documentaries on new media while Friday, March 30, same time, Nadia Turincev and Julie Gayet will discuss their journey with Rouge International, a production and distribution company they founded together in 2007.