Selection Committee DOK Co-Pro Market 2017<
studied law and wrote her PHD about film law before finally entering the film business by studying “creative producing” at film school Cologne. 2008, in the year of foundation of MADE IN GERMANY, she received a financial grant by the 'AV-Gründerzentrum' in co-operation with Film and Media Fund NRW. Since 2011 Melanie Andernach is supported by the VFF (collecting society of film and TV producers) in the context of the VFF Business Angel Grant for being one of the most promising film producers in Germany. Melanie Andernach is an EAVE graduate and a member of its network. Since 2012, she is engaged in the managing committee of the Filmbüro NW.
Since 2008 MADE IN GERMANY produced award winning documentaries and feature films. Those films were produced in collaboration with broadcasters (ZDF, WDR, WDR Arte, RBB Arte,ZDF Arte, 3sat, Channel 8, Yes Docu, BBC, Al Jazeera) and funds, were screened at festivals like Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, DOK Leipzig etc. and have been sold internationally. Recent credits include feature length documentary "Nothingwood" by Sonja Kronlund (Cannes and Locarno) and "Censored Voices" by Mor Loushy (Sundance, Berlinale).
has recently launched MetFilm Sales, an exciting new agency specializing in financing and pre-sales of high-end feature documentaries and series. MetFilm Sales operates alongside MetFilm Productions, the award-winning production company behind "How to change the World", "Sour Grapes", "The Great Hip Hop Hoax", and "Men Who Swim". She joins Met from Dogwoof, where she headed its International Sales division since its launch in 2011 and until 2017. At Dogwoof, Vesna was in charge of acquisitions and international sales of "Blackfish", "Life Animated" and "Weiner". As a filmmaker, Vesna trained at the NFTS and is the winner of Royal Television Society Award and several film festival awards.
is the Acting Director of Industry Programs for Hot Docs, the largest documentary festival and market in North America. Previously he served as the Director of Docs and Specials for Discovery Communications, where he commissioned and acquired feature docs for numerous platforms. Harrington served as the Vice President of Artist Programs for Tribeca Film Institute, where he launched many of their worldwide granting and filmmaker support initiatives. He also managed production at A&E IndieFilms where he championed numerous high-profile feature docs. He is a PGA-nominated and IDA-winning producer as well as a frequent panelist/speaker, jurist, and go-to expert at industry events around the world.