TALLINN: Aet Laigu is this year’s Estonian representative in the European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Producers on the Move programme. Laigu works as a producer and screenwriter at her own production company Meteoriit and is just back from the Tribeca Film Festival where her film Mother / Ema screened in the main competition.
LJUBLJANA: Boštjan Ikovic, a producer at the Slovenian production company Arsmedia, will attend this year's Cannes Film Festival as a part of European Film Promotion’s 2016 Producers on the Move.
SARAJEVO: Last year the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina became a member of European Film Promotion (EFP) and this year Adis Đapo has been selected as the first producer from Bosnia and Herzegovina to represent his country as a part of EFP’s Producers on the Move networking platform.
VILNIUS: Lithuania’s European Film Promotion (EFP) Producer on the Move Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė is a graduate of EAVE 2012, Ex Oriente 2011 and EURODOC 2010, and she holds a B.A. in both Psychology and TV and Film Management.
TBILISI: Nino Devdariani, European Film Promotion’s Producer on the Move from Georgia, was encouraged by her husband, filmmaker George Ovashvili, to get involved in the film business. The former ballerina started as his assistant and the couple co-founded the production company Alamdary Film in 2010. She is currently producing Ovashvili’s feature films but would like to work with other directors as well.
BRATISLAVA: This year Slovakia will be represented in Producers on the Move by producer Marek Urban. Urban began working in his father Marian Urban´s production company (ALEF Film & media group) when he was 18 years old, and studied documentary directing at Bratislava's Academy of Performing Arts. In 2004 he has established his own production company togather with fellow director and producer Ivan Ostrochovský, sentimental film.
WARSAW: Mariusz Włodarski was born in 1980 in Poland. In 2005 he graduated from the Department of International Relations at the University of Lodz and wrote his thesis on the use of marketing approaches in film distribution in Poland.
PRAGUE: Jan Macola studied International Relations and Political Science at Charles University in Prague. He worked for Barrandov Studios as the Head of Marketing and Head of Acquisitions and Development From 2006 to 2011, a period of major international productions including Casino Royale, The Chronicles of Narnia or the series Borgia. In 2010 Jan participated in the Screen Leaders EU training program and in 2014 in the EAVE European Producers Workshop.
LJUBLJANA: Miha Černčec is one of the new generation of enthusiastic Slovenian film producers. After producing some short movies he received worldwide recognition in Venice with Matteo Oleotto’s comedy drama Zoran, my Nephew the Idiot in 2013 and with Ivan Gergolet’s documentary Dancing with Maria last year.
VILNIUS: Zivile Gallego has received her MA degree in European Affaires Management at South Bank University, London and Leonardo da Vinci University, Paris. She took filmmaking course at New York Film Academy branch in Los Angeles.