MEET THE SPEAKERS

CAROLINA DUARTE

Carolina Duarte is a lecturer in Film Marketing and Festivals and a founding member of the European Film Festivals Association board. She has management experience is several international film festivals and collaborates as an expert for the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Carolina has a bachelor in Film and a master in Marketing and Advertising. She is enthusiastic for political movements, entrepreneurship and global projects.

JOSEPH CARISTENA

Art Director of “Social Machinery Film Festival” but also an visual Lyrics Composer, ​EU DG NEAR Expert and Coordinator of the EU Workshops. Public Speaking is one of his major strengths especially in the field of Identity and Audience development.

JAMES MULLIGHAN

James is an experienced film festival and exhibition professional, and events and conferences creative producer. He produced the second Edition of CogX: the largest Festival of AI in Europe. Prior to that, he directed four editions of the Cork Film Festival; the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2011; and he was Creative Director of Shooting People from 2006 to 2010.

ERIC FRANSSEN

He is the current Director of Wallonie-Bruxelles Images, Member of General Assembly of
Center du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel - Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Member of Cineuropa team.

KLARA TROŠT LESIĆ

She is an Croatian entrepreneur, scientist and university lecturer, founder of Eventor, an event advisory company. Klara has 10 years of experience in scientific and professional analysis of events and sustainable tourism. She is Member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Croatian Meeting Professionals Association.

STEFAN RUZOWITZKY

He is an Austrian film director and screenwriter, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), The Inheritors (1998) and Cold Hell (2017). He is an Academy Award® Winner (The Counterfeiters)and multiple international film festivals winner.

MARINELA DROPULIĆ-RUŽIĆ

Marinela is an Certified Executive Coach and Whole Brain Coach, University lecturer, author of books, columnist. She has ten years of experience in leading and collaborating on scientific and professional projects such as in field of surveys and data analysis.

NENAD PUHOVSKI

Croatian film, TV and theater director, producer and screenwriter, Co-founder and director of international documentary ZagrebDox film festival. He directed many theater peaces, and more than 250 TV productions of different kind but he is most known as a director of documentaries, which were screened and awarded all around the world.

SANJA DRAKULIĆ

Actress, casting director and CEO of Duart European Actors Platform, the first digital casting platform in the region. Working as a CA she worked on the movie Ibiza (Netflix), The Guardian Angel, A Perfect Day, as the actress she had a small role in BBC tv series McMafia and as a Founder, she ensured that Duart gets selected for Web Summit (Lisbon) in 2017 as one of the promising startups in the world.