Nedžad Begović was born in 1958 in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a film director and scriptwriter. He has made 20 animated, documentary and short films, as well as 30 episodes of a TV series for children. In 2005, he finished his first feature film Totally Personal, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award at ZagrebDox in 2006. His film A Cellphone Movie (screened at 2012 ZagrebDox) won the Heart of a Sarajevo for best documentary film in 2011. ZagrebDox screened his latest documentaries Everywhere (2017) and Two Shoelaces Under One Roof (2012). Currently he is working as a documentary film director at Radio Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Melanie Iredale was appointed Interim Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest in September 2018, having served as Deputy Director since 2014, and as Development Consultant since 2010. Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival and marketplace, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling. Melanie’s role involves managing the Doc/Fest team, working across all programmes: films, alternate realities, talks & sessions, marketplace and special events, and leading on cross-programme, all-year initiatives. Melanie’s background is as a film curator and festival producer, having worked for venues and events across the North of England. From 2009 to 2014, Melanie was Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, where she commissioned new moving image works and installations for heritage sites, which have since gone on to tour to festivals and galleries internationally.
Igor Mirković was born in 1965 in Zagreb, where he graduated in political science from the Faculty of Political Sciences. Since 1989, he worked as a television journalist, editor and author of numerous documentary programs and political magazines, and was awarded several awards for his journalistic work. Since 1998, he has directed documentary films, the most prominent of which are his two feature-length documentaries that were also big box-office successes: New, New Times (2001, co-directed by Rajko Grlić) and Happy Child (2003). Since 2008, he has directed various award-winning films and in 2012 he directed his first feature-length fiction film Night Boats. He is also the author of original scripts for all of his films. Since 1999, he has been one of the most important members of the Motovun Film Festival’s creative team, becoming the festival’s director in 2007. In 2010, he started teaching at the Department of Television Journalism at his alma mater, the Faculty of Political Science. He is the editor-in-chief of Student Television.
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