DOK Leipzig 30. Oktober – 5. November 2017
60. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 30 October – 5 November 2017
60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Jury International Competition Documentary Film

Finnland

Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Honkasalo
Pirjo Honkasalo Finnland

Pirjo Honkasalo, born in Helsinki in 1947, graduated in Cinematography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1969. From 1971 to 72 she worked as an assistant at the School of Communications at Temple University, Philadelphia. Since then she has worked as a writer, director, cinematographer and editor on documentary and feature film productions. read more

Deutschland

Nicolas Humbert

Nicolas Humbert
Nicolas Humbert Deutschland

Nicolas Humbert was born in Munich in 1958. After early attempts as a writer, painter and Super8 filmmaker, he studied at the Munich University of Film and Television from 1982 to 1987. His graduation film "Wolfsgrub" won the audience award of the Filmfest München in 1986. read more

Syrien

Orwa Nyrabia

Orwa Nyrabia
Orwa Nyrabia Syrien

Orwa Nyrabia, born in Syria in 1977, graduated in Acting from the renowned Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, Damascus, in 1999. From 1997 to 2002 he wrote a weekly column for the Assafir daily newspaper. In 2002, he co-founded the production company "Proaction film". read more

USA

Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper USA

Karen Cooper graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and took over the New York Film Forum in 1972 at the age of only 23. Founded in 1970 as an illegal off-space with 50 seats in an Upper West Side rooftop apartment in Manhattan, the Film Forum moved into a three-screen cinema in Greenwich Village in 1990. Today it is the oldest and the only independent non-profit arthouse cinema in New York. read more

Indien

Gargi Sen

Gargi Sen
Gargi Sen Indien

Gargi Sen was born in India in 1962 and graduated in Visual Communications from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad in 1986. In 2002 she earned a second diploma in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. She has directed over 20 documentaries since 1989 and launched a number of initiatives on various levels which contributed substantially to strengthening the independent Indian documentary film's role as a mouthpiece of minorities in socio-political and human rights issues. read more