DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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The NY Times Op-Docs

Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay Crouse
Lindsay Crouse The NY Times Op-Docs

Lindsay Crouse is the Coordinating Producer for the New York Times Op-Docs series.


Since joining Op-Docs in 2011, she has worked on more than 250 short films, VR, and interactive documentaries that won two Emmy Awards (and nine nominations), two Peabodys, and two Oscar nominations for best short documentary.









Georg Gruber

Georg Gruber
Georg Gruber Magnetfilm

Georg Gruber has over ten years experience in the film and media industries. Prior to founding MAGNETFILM in 2003, he developed his expertise across a variety of roles covering production, financing, sales and distribution.


Gruber is a graduate of the Vienna Business School and the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.


He served as an executive at the Berlin-based private equity fund GFP and was a producer and managing director of Odeon Film's production arm, Odeon Pictures.


His strong producer's background and proven ability to oversee projects from development through completion, along with a network enabling him to connect projects to potential financial backers, are among the assets Georg Gruber brings to MAGNETFILM as a sales agent.

Berlinale Shorts

Maike Mia Höhne

Maike Mia Höhne
Maike Mia Höhne Berlinale Shorts

Maike Mia Höhne has curated Berlinale Shorts, the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival, since the summer of 2007 and works as a freelance writer, curator, producer, photographer and director in various contexts.


For many years, she has been active as a lecturer and moderator at film events, and has produced editorials for the French-German TV channel ARTE.


She produced Jennifer Reeder’s short film All Small Bodies (2017). Her films are distributed by Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. and KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V. Her first feature film, 3/4, premiered at Filmfest Hamburg in 2014. She is currently working on her second feature film, Provokation in Beton.



The Guardian

Lindsay Poulton

Lindsay Poulton
Lindsay Poulton The Guardian
Lindsay Poulton is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist who is passionate about innovation in digital storytelling and new platforms. She has produced a wide range of documentaries and multimedia interactives on subjects ranging from climate change to migration, military operations in Afghanistan and the garment industry in Bangladesh.
Lindsay co-produced and directed the Guardian's first Virtual Reality experience 6x9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement which has toured festivals around the world and been exhibited at the White House. It has been used by campaigners and specialists to show the psychological damage caused by isolation and has been recognised as an exceptional example of story and form.  Lindsay is currently executive producer of documentaries at the Guardian. 



Nikita Ventures

Antoine Schmidt-Roy

Antoine Schmidt-Roy
Antoine Schmidt-Roy Nikita Ventures

Antoine Schmidt-Roy (*1976) first studied media technology and later cultural and media management. Between both studies he was in the TV-production of the Brazilian media group REDEGLOBO, Assistant to the ZDF South-America correspondent in Rio de Janeiro and a media entrepreneur in Berlin.


After graduating from the Institute for Cultural and Media Management in Hamburg, he took over in 2005 as Head of New Media at Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing (the distribution company of the Studio Hamburg Group) where he rose to the Executive Board in 2008. During this time he has largely driven the commercial exploitation of ARD-programs distributed via digital channels, e.g. by publishing them for the first time in the iTunes Store or marketing them within mobile apps. Since then Antoine has published several thousand hours of television program on 35 different platforms and services and has been exploiting content on numerous YouTube-channels since many years.


In 2012, Antoine took over the position of CEO of Germany's Gold, a company founded by 17 leading companies in the German television and film industry (ZDF Enterprises, Telepool, WDR Mediagroup, Beta Film, Brainpool and others) with the goal to market 60 years of German television and films on a new VOD platform.


Since January 2014, Antoine Schmidt-Roy has bundled his activities as a media entrepreneur under the roof of nikita ventures GmbH.



E Klinck Research

Elizabeth Klinck

Elizabeth Klinck
Elizabeth Klinck E Klinck Research

Elizabeth Klinck has worked as producer, researcher and clearance specialist on numerous North American and European documentary films and transmedia projects that have garnered Emmy, FOCAL, Peabody and Oscar awards. A graduate of Queen’s University, she has taught at Ryerson University in Toronto and led research and rights clearance workshops at universities, colleges, and international conferences including IDFA, EDN, Archidoc, Realscreen, Sheffield DocFest, Europe’s Documentary Campus, The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, and Banff Media Summit. 

Nominated for an Emmy in the Craft of Research and three times for Best Researcher at the FOCAL Awards in the UK, Elizabeth has won the Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research in 2017, 2015, and 2014 at the Canadian Screen Awards.  In 2015 she won the first Visual Research Award at the Gemeaux Awards in Quebec, and a Gemini in 2010. In 2008, she was awarded a Yorkton Golden Sheaf Research award, and was the first Canadian to be awarded the FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award.    

Elizabeth has served on the board of WIFT Toronto, Historymakers, Impact Media Summit, and the History Steering Committee at Sunnyside of the Doc. She was the founding chairperson for the first decade of the Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada. She is on Executive Committee for FOCAL International in the UK and is a member of DOC Toronto.