Pitching Artdocfest / Riga-2021 announces the names of experts

We are pleased to present the names of the experts of the Artdocfest / Riga-2021 pitching, which will be held for the fifth time in cooperation with the Baltic Sea Forum For Documentaries.

The Artdocfest / Riga pitching will take place on September 8 in a hybrid format. Organizers and experts from the Baltic states will be present directly in Riga. Participants and other experts will perform online. Catalog is available here

The closing ceremony will take place on 9 September. By tradition, the winner will be announced by Kenan Aliyev, the executive editor of the Current Time TV channel — general partner of the festival.

The selected projects will be evaluated by 15 independent experts, including:

Aija Bērziņa | Producer | Latvia

Alina Rudnitskaya | Commissioning Editor for Current Time TV | USA

Aliona Van Der Horst | Film director, Сo-founder of Docmakers | Netherlands

Anton Mazurov | President Antidote Sales | Russia

Arūnas Matelis | Director, Producer, Founder of Studio Nominum | Lithuania

Boris Banchevsky | Head of Distribution EECAI в Deutsche Welle | Германия

Guntis Trekteris | Producer, Ego Media founder | Latvia

Kenan Aliyev | Executive editor of current time  TV | USA

Marianna Kaat | Director, Founder of Baltic Film Production | Estonia

Maria Gavrilova  | Producer, Сo-founder of Marx | Russia

Maria Makeeva | Chief Editor of OstWest TV Channel | Germany

Sergey Livnev | Director, Producer | Russia

Tim Klimeš | Journalist, Head of Documentaries at Deutsche Welle (DW)  | Germany

Uldis Cekulis | Producer, Creater the independent production company VFS FILMS | Latvia

Filip Remunda | Director, Producer | Czech