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.
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 Silect 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".
Rob Rombout is an independent filmmaker. His work can only be described as being ” outside”, on the road, on ships, trains islands. He is exploring both formal and physical limits of the documentary. Some of his films received awards: “ Amsterdam via Amsterdam” (2006), “Canton, The Chinese” (2002), “The trap of Kerguelen” (2000), “Perm-mission” (1999) “Entre deux tours” (1987). All his films were shown on international television channels.
He is a renowned lecturer, teacher and jury member (China, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam, Syria, and Lebanon).
He is currently vice-president of the Belgian Committee of the French Author Organization SCAM.
Victor 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.
As 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.
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
Roel 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).
Attila 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.
Student Representative of the first class - Zhang Zimu (China)
"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."
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