Bringing Our Localness to a Global Treatment in Documentary Film
Topic: European Co-production and Ways to Go to the International Film Market
Lector: Martichka Bozhilova – Producer, AGITPROP / Director, Balkan Documentary Center
Producer of AGITPROP, Bulgaria since 1999. She co-produced with Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania. Her documentaries have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcast all over the world. Among her films are: Georgi and the Butterflies (Silver Wolf, IDFA 2004), The Mosquito Problem and other stories (Cannes 2007), Corridor #8 (Berlinale 2008), The Boy Who Was a King (Toronto IFF 2011), The Last Black Sea Pirates (Visions du Reel, HotDocs 2013), Love and Engineering (Tribeca 2014). Founder and director of the Balkan Documentary Center for supporting documentary filmmakers from the Balkans. Member of the EDN Executive Committee. Jury member at DokLeipzig 2014 and IDFA 2014. Lecturer at various workshops in the field of documentary cinema.Martichka received the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes for creativity, innovation, originality and breakthrough in the field of documentary cinema. She was ranked in the prestigious selection “100 Most Influential Women in Bulgaria” and in top 7 of the most influential Bulgarian creative visionaries, according to “Forbes”. In 2013 she was nominated as “Woman of the Year”.