Interview with RIDM’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh. How to tell Canadian films from global documentaries? How does the support of young North American filmmakers work? Why is it good for a festival to be governed by a woman?
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Maria João Soares worked as a producer manager for several documentaries about portuguese artists developed by the New University of Lisbon for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Since 2007, she's been working on the production of Doc's Kingdom documentary seminar. She is founding member of Malvada Prima, a film production company. “Como as Serras Crescem” is her debut film.
Šimon Špidla (1980) studied cinematography at the Zlín Film School (2001) and editing at Prague’s FAMU (2007). His works include a series of contemplative films called Na náplavce (At the Rafting Yard, 2003) and Posun (Shift, 2004), which was presented at festivals in Angers and Clermont-Ferrand. Other films include Josef Božek (2005) and Jen pro vnitřní potřebu (For Internal Use Only, 2006), a short study of the Sa 58 automatic rifle. In 2011, he will present his latest film, Mrtvá trať.