Producer, Director & Editor, India
Filmmaker / Professor Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania
His latest film ‘Bridges of Time’ was selected as the Lithuanian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, which Stonys co-directed with Kristine Briede. Stonys is also a member of the European Documentary Network.
Director/Producer, South Africa
He has directed the award winning short ‘Lucky Day’ and has also been the story consultant on Khalo Mathabane’s feature film ‘The Number’, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017.He also co-wrote Akin Omotoso’s 2019 Nigerian feature film THE GHOST IN THE HOUSE OF TRUTH.
Filmmaker, Writer and Curator
Filmmaker, Teacher; President, Documentary Resources Initiative, India
incubation, mentoring and international co-production opportunities. A postgraduate from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, he has received a National Award in 1997 for his film Dhatu
Jhar. He is a frequent jury member and a tutor-mentor at the international documentary film festivals and incubation-cum-pitching sessions. Presently, he is the Director of the
Manipur State Film & Television Institute, Imphal.
Owner/Managing Director of Congoo bvba
He worked in feature film production until 1987, when he founded his own production unit: Periscope Productions. The company produced commercials, short feature films and prize-winning documentaries.
In 2005 Paul Pauwels left Periscope Productions NV to become programme manager at the Flemish Public Broadcaster VRT/CANVAS. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the creator and later the director of the “European television and media management academy” in Strasbourg, France. From May 2013 until April 2019 Paul Pauwels was the managing director of the European Documentary Network (EDN). In April 2019 he re launched Congoo bvba, mainly for activities that concern tutoring, coaching and moderating.
Paul has been lecturing and managing workshops on documentary development and production in many countries of the world including Bangladesh. He is teaching at the LUCA School of Arts in Genk, Belgium and is a guest lecturer at the RITCS film school in Brussels, Belgium.
Executive Producer of International Programs, NHK Enterprises INC., Japan
He has commissioned many film productions, from which various films like “Chronicle of Amnesia” (2007) by Anirban Datta, “Char… The No-Man’s Island” (2012) by Sourav Sarangi, “Spiral stairs” by Ji Tang (2009) from China and Japan; “Love & Hate” by Sean McAlister (2009) from U.K got screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and won Awards. His present commissioned works include “INSIDE LENS” by Sumon Delwar from Bangladesh for the NHK World.
Boda Media founder and producer
During the 2010’s Crossing Borders, she directed and produced her first international feature documentary, ‘Here Comes Uncle Joe’ with Wooyoung Choi.
Based on this experience, she has produced diverse documentaries with international filmmakers, ‘REACH FOR THE SKY (2015)’, ‘ASHES TO ASHES (2015)’, ‘MANSUDAE MASTERCLASS (2016)’, ‘GOD BLISS OUR HOME (2017)’, and ‘STAMMERING BALLAD (2017).’