Course Directors

Each partner institution shall appoint a Course Director who will be responsible for running the Course at that institution and who will ensure that the programme of study at the host Institution is consistent with the objectives of the Course curriculum.

DSC 3493 Tamas corrected 1 DOC NOMADS EMMC will be running under the direction of Tamás Almási, DLA, who has made   almost forty documentaries, several tv series and two feature films.

He has been awarded the main prize of  the most prestigious  Hungarian Film Festival six times (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2010), and the Hungarian Film Critics Award five times (1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2010).
He has also received many international awards, among them: Main Price 54th Semana Internatcinal De Cine, Valladolid 2009; Silver Remy Price, Houston World Fest 2009; Gold Price of the Jury, Houston World Fest 2005; Qualification for the competition 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003; Special mention of Prix International de la SCAM, Cinema du Réel, Paris 1999; Silver Plaque, International Television Competition, Chicago 1998; Golden Gate Awards, Certificate of Merit, San Francisco 1997; Special mention for documentary Karlovy Vary 1997; Documentary Awards Special Commendation, Prix Italia Television Naples 1996; Silver Sestertius Award, Nyon Documentary Festival 1992; Main Price Cilect Festival, Washington 1977.

In 2010 he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious award Hungary gives to outstanding artists. His latest internationally acclaimed film is "Puskás Hungary".

DSC 3464 Rob corrected 1Rob Rombout is the course director of The DocNomads at LUCA Brussels. He is an independent documentary filmmaker, teacher and lecturer. 

All his films were shown on international television channels and have been awarded in several festivals such as: 

• Audience Award Audience Award ,Indie Lisboa, 2013, Silver Remi Award Houston 2006, Best Foreign Film, Route 66 Film Festival,  Springfield 2005, Best Documentary, Festival International du Cinéma Francophone Canada  2001, Special award festival « Man and sea » Vladivostok 2000, Special Award « Flahertiana » Perm  2000, Russia, Grand prix du Festival de Montbéliard, 1988, Premier prix, Festival  Vidéo PSY  à Lorquin, 1987, France.

He is a renowned lecturer, teacher and jury member such as :

• regular teacher at INSAS Brussels, Université Paris 8, Université Marc Bloch Strasbourg, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema Lisboa, Beijing Film Academy, USP - Universidade de São Paulo  and Hanoi Academy of Theatre & Cinema.

• workshops and Lectures at  the American University of Technology (AUT), Beirut, Louisiana State University ( LSU), Baton Rouge, University of Syracuse, Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow, Vidéographe Montréal Canada and at the Human Rights festival in Sucre (Bolivia).

Rob Rombout was vice-president of the Belgian Committee of the French Author Organization SCAM He is actually boardmember of the AUT in Beirut He was  co-directed a 6 hours long road-movie through the United States (Amsterdam Stories USA, 2012) and he’s actually filming a portrait of the Dutch writer Robert van Gulik (2014). 

DSC 3459 VC corrected 2 1Victor Candeias holds a Master in Film Studies and has been both a producer and a director for short films, documentaries and commercial videos since 1990. Some of his films received awards, including the “D. Quijote” for the short “Night Story”.

He published a book on the subject of documentary scriptwriting and filmmaking in 2003.

He is a regular lecturer on documentary and fiction subjects at the film graduating course of Lusófona University since 2001.

Consortium Coordinator

DSC 3515 Erika corrected 1As the legal representative of the DOC NOMADS Consortium, SZFE provides the Consortium Coordinator who will be responsible for the general management of Consortium activities.

The Consortium Coordinator is Erika Winkler who works under the Rector as Education Development Manager.

She had previously been a leader of two successful Leonardo projects and has 20 years’ experience as executive manager in film and media distribution.

Academic Board

The principal board of the Consortium is the Academic Board composed of the three Course Directors and the Consortium Coordinator.

It will oversee all matters concerning the academic content and curriculum, implementation, application, selection and admission procedures, student assessment and progress, financial management, monitoring, quality control, evaluation and dissemination of the Course.

External supervisors/actors who are invited by the Board may take part in the evaluation of student work and/or in the admission process.

Associated Board Members

DSC 3460 Roel corrected 1Roel Vande Winkel, film scholar, teaches at Sint Lukas Brussels (LUCA School of Arts) and at the University of Antwerp. He is affiliated researcher at the KU Leuven,  associate editor of the “Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television” and board member of IAMHIST, the International Association for Media and History”. His work was published in international academic journals such as “Javnost”, “Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research”, “Critical Studies in Media Communication”, the “Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television”, “Filmblatt”, “Historical Reflections”, “Journal of Film Preservation” and “Film International”. He edited the volumes “Silencing Cinema” (with Daniel Biltereyst), “Cinema and the Swastika” (with David Welch) and “Perspectives on European Film and History” (with Leen Engelen). Next to contributing to various reference works (such as the “Routledge Encyclopedia of Documentary Film”), Roel Vande Winkel published several articles and books in Dutch.
Within the Doc Nomads program, Roel Vande Winkel is involved in the development of the curriculum and responsible for teaching two courses (3rd semester) and for supervising essay papers (4th semester).

DSC 3496 Attila corrected 1Attila Kékesi teaches at SZFE, has been a documentary film director, producer,  cinematographer and editor since 1994. He received his higher degrees (MA, DLA) at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, where he has been teaching since 2001. He has made approximately 15 films so far. His major works: „The Spirit of the Age” (1998), „The Face of the Revolution” (2006), „Motalko - The Chronicle of a Petrol Station” (2011), „View from the Prison” (2012). He received the very prestigious hungarian professional appreciation, Béla Balázs Award in 2010.

Margarida Cardoso Margarida Cardoso is an independent filmmaker. She concluded the course “Imagem e Comunicação Audiovisual” at the “António Arroio” art school in Lisbon, and worked for several years in France and Portugal, as assistant director, camera assistant and script assistant in more than 50 feature films.

In 1995 she started directing her own films, exploring subjects which cross her personal history experiences and prominent issues in recent Portuguese history, such as, the colonial war in Africa, the revolution, and the post-colonialism years.  The documentaries "Natal 71" and "Kuxa Kanema - O Nascimento do Cinema", and the feature film “A Costa dos Murmúrios”, are amongst her best known films, and all relate to her experience in colonial and post-colonial Portuguese Africa.

Her films where screened in many festivals, such as Rotterdam, Venice, and Locarno where she was given the award “Leopard de Demain” in 1999.

She has been a frequent guest speaker in conferences, master classes and workshops, in several countries all over the world. She has been invited as jury member in many festivals; such as Doc Lisboa international documentary festival, and Vila do Conde international short film festival.

Since 2005 she is a teacher in the Film Studies course at the Lusofona University, Lisbon.


Admission Assistant


Zsofia Ivanka studied English Language, Literature and Communication Studies (specialized in film, television, translation and teaching) at the Arts Department of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, Hungary (1996 – 2003).

Since 1998 she has worked as a freelancer in several positions, such as teacher of english, translator, editor, photographer, journalist (e.g. at http://www.dover.hu/, http://www.world-lecture-project.org/) . She worked as the secretary-general at the Association of Hungarian Documentary Directors, Budapest, Hungary (2005 – 2008).

Since 2005 she has been the project assistant for several international projects at the Film Department of University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, Hungary. She is the admission assistant of DOC NOMADS.

Student Representative

Student Representative of the first class - Zhang Zimu (China)

Zhang Zimu photo copy "We are 23 promising filmmakers from 21 different countries studying documentary and we all hold the faith that this beautiful cinema is our way to better understand and communicate with the world. Being trusted and supported by the whole family-group, I was voted as our course representative. I would love to voice out my thoughts and stimulate more actions based on our fresh program experience and the good communications within our group members. We all believe that we are here studying, helping and sharing with each other to achieve different but rich goals, which also contributes to the building of future program as first generation to inspire more future documentary filmmakers."

Zhang Zimu