Tutors & Experts

Monika Franczak

Screenwriter/script consultant based in Poland works internationally focusing on Eastern Europe.

Monika is not afraid of any kind film job: she writes fiction, TV series, consults documentaries and animations. While 7 months pregnant she worked as an assistant director for the first feature movie she had written, so you may easily call her really devoted to the cinema. As a consultant and screenwriter, she cooperated with the biggest Polish film production houses (Alvernia Studios and Platige Image) as well as with foreign ones (Film.UA Group - Ukraine). However even working for big shots she has a soft spot for the independent cinema and develops feature and documentary screenplays with producers and directors from that part of the movie business.

Uldis Cekulis

Uldis Cekulis created the independent production company VFS FILMS almost 20 years ago and later won the International Trailblazer prize at MIPDOC in Cannes, which recognises the best documentary makers. He has worked on almost fifty creative documentaries and author-driven prime time TV projects both as a producer and sometimes as a cameraman.

Anastasia Kirillova

Anastasia Kirillova is an award winning international documentary filmmaker specializing in emotionally charged storytelling with a strong cinematic imprint.

Her documentaries have been screened at major film festivals around the world, with her latest film, Sleepers’ Beat, winning the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Documentary.

Of Russian-Swedish heritage, she trained as a director at the Royal College of Art in London. The UK, which subsequently became her second home, is where she also forged her film career - not only as a director – but also a creative force in film development. Specialized in writing and pitching film projects, she has an extensive track record of developing directors’ treatments and winning commissions alongside a wide range of established directors of fiction and documentary.

Claudio Hughes

After living in Uruguay and Brazil, Claudio settled down in France where he has been editing and consulting for 25 years, as well as in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Slovakia, England and the Netherlands.

He speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Besides B2B Doc, Claudio has been a tutor at IDFA summer school, Cairo film festival, Dok Incubator, Docs Incheon Korea, Docs by the Sea Indonesia and Berlin Talent Campus. 

His works were selected in Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin and IDFA with two opening films: A Family Affair (2015) and Stranded (2008) that won the Joris Ivens prize for Best Documentary.

Malcolm Dixelius

Malcolm is a restless, creative person who loves good stories with an international reach. He draws from a long career that covers twenty odd years of journalism, half of that time spent in the Soviet Union and Russia as a correspondent for Swedish Radio and Television; then twenty five years of documentary filmmaking and TV production for the Swedish and international market in a variety of genres – all of that mixed up with writing, translations, lecturing, editing, tutoring and mentoring.

Phil Jandaly

Phil thinks of editing documentaries as being a private detective, digging deep into his clients’ footage in search of narrative and meaning, and making cynical jokes along the way. Working as an editor and consultant out of Sweden, his projects have originated in places as far afield as Serbia, Kenya, France, and Korea, including award winning international productions like Prison Sisters, Killing Time, and Liberation Day. As part of the B2B Doc, EDN, and Documentary Campus teams he’s tutored and consulted on everything from pitching, to rough cuts, to the genius of sticky notes. Running his Storysmith blog, he features interviews with filmmakers and technologists, and covers industry events like CPH:DOX, Nordisk Panorama and IDFA.

Hjalmar Palmgren

Hjalmar Palmgren has a background as Film Commissioner for documentaries at the Swedish Film Institute, Commissioning editor for doc’s om art and culture at Swedish public service broadcaster SVT and director of film funding at the Swedish Film Institute. Nowadays he spends his days as a lecturer, consultant and tutor in his own company Palmgren Vision and as a documentary producer at the newly established production company Docster.

”Tutoring at B2B doc is a pure joy! There is a lot of talented film makers and a lot of compelling and important stories to be told in the former Soviet republics. Helping to realizing these projects and helping to get them connected with the international industry is a really meaningful and rewarding job. It’s also very inspiring for me as a producer to take part of all those processes.”

Viktor Nordenskiöld

Viktor Nordenskiöld Director / Producer / Editor of 10+ documentaries; current feature THE FEMINISTER, award-winning short OUT OF THIS WORLD (Berlinale selection), National Geographic series MISSION: SAVE THE OCEAN. Before setting off on his own focusing on documentaries, he worked many years as a foreign news reporter at Swedish Television. He has filmed in some fifty countries around the world and is specially interested in identity, international relations, human rights and xenophobia. Seven years ago, he founded the production company FreetownFilms. Studied journalism (BJ) in Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Master of Arts degree (MA) at the Stockholm University of the Dramatic Arts. 

Srdjan Fink

Srdjan Fink  is a freelance editor based in Amsterdam, a graduate of the Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam School of the Arts. With over 20 years of experience in the post-production industry, Srdjan has successfully worked on numerous film, television and video productions and has screen credits on many award-winning documentary films. He speaks English, Dutch, Russian and Serbo-Croatian language and is proficient in Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X editing software. During his career, Srdjan has worked with directors including George Sluizer, Jan van den Berg, Vuk Janic, Jiska Rickels, Saskia van den Heuvel, Sergej Kreso, Masha Novikova, etc. and for institutions such as Greenhouse Film Centre, Binger Filmlab and the International Criminal Court. Srdjan is a dependable, flexible team player who offers creative input and ensures successful post-production of your project.


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