Dorottya Zurbó (Budapest, 1988) premiered her first feature-length documentary, The Next Guardian (co-director), at IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in the First Appearance Competition in 2017. Since then it has been screened at over 40 international festivals, had theatrical releases and has been broadcasted around the world.
In parallel, she worked on her first directorial debut Easy Lessons, a feature-length documentary supported by the Incubator Program of the Hungarian National Film Fund. The film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in the Critics’s Week section in 2018 and participated in more than 40 international festivals, receiving awards such as the Hungarian Critics Award for Best Documentary in 2019 and the Movies that Matter Award at ZagrebDox for the best film promoting human rights.
She graduated from the first edition of DocNomads Joint Master in documentary directing and in film theory and history from ELTE, Budapest. Her short films have won several awards and have been screened at many festivals (Verzió, One World, Astra, Doclisboa, Zagrebdox, Ji.hlava IDFF etc.). She was invited to the IDFAcademy Summer School 2015.
As a co-director she is currently developing her third feature-length documentary Gross National Happiness (Best Project Award (South Asia) at Dhaka Doclab, IEFTA - International Emerging Film Talent Association Award).
Meanwhile she is a DLA candidate at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. She also teaches at the Documentary Film Directing Master and Docnomads Joint Master programs at the same university.
Marinella Matejčić is an activist from Rijeka, Croatia, who works at the feminist Association for Human Rights and Citizen Participation PaRiter, where she runs programmes for women’s rights and reproductive justice. She is the regional co-facilitator for the CEECCNA region and an advisor for the Frida - The Young Feminist Fund organization, as well as an advisor for the Urgent Action Fund. She is an alumna of the Women Deliver Young Leaders programme and Advocacy in Practice programme of the International Women's Health Coalition. In addition to activism, she is also involved in advocacy work on local, national and international level.
Mladen Majetić, an activist in civil society organizations since 1991, has worked on a range of initiatives and projects focused on social development, transformation of conflict and human rights, organizational and institutional development of local and international organizations, initiated and coordinated civil society organizations and coalitions of non-governmental organizations. organizations. Since 1998, has been active at the Center for Peace Studies Zagreb; since 2004 one of the co-founders and currently a member of the Board of Directors of Documenta - the center for dealing with the past. As an independent consultant and/or activist, worked with the management of international and local civil society organizations, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations and agencies, local and central government bodies, parliaments, for-profit companies and for-profit associations. Participated in a number of projects and programs in Southeast Europe and Central Asia focusing on planning and implementing interventions aiming to conflict transformation and mitigation of the effects of conflict in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies.
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