Sarajevo Film Festival programmer and Les Arcs head of industry joins documentary festival.
Vanja Kaludjercic has joined the programming team of CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Nov 6-16).
Kaludjercic will work for the programming team scouting new films for the festival, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2013. She will also work on the industry side of the event, namely the CPH:FORUM project market.
The festival programmer is at the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM) this week, meeting Colombian filmmakers that have projects in development and at the late stages of post-production.
The Croatia-born festival programmer will retain her title as head of industry for the Les Arcs European Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival programmer. Kaludjercic also coordinated the first Paris Coproduction Village in June.
CPH:DOX festival director Tine Fischer said: “CPH:DOX and our financing forum CPH:FORUM has grown rapidly during the last three years calling for new people to support the growth of the festival and industry demands of the Forum.
“We have for a while been looking for a person with industry as well as programming skills matching our artistic profile. With Vanja we have found exactly this. We are very happy and are looking forward to be working together.”
Kaludjercic began her career at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia and the Slovenian Cinematheque before organising several festivals and festival sections in Zagreb such as the Human Rights Film Festival, the ZagrebDox Pro workshop and the Animafest.
After moving to Paris, she was in charge of acquisition at the Coproduction Office from 2008 to 2010. She also managed Paris Project for two years before it was axed due to public spending cuts.
For the past two years, Kaludjercic has also worked for HAF – Film and Financing Market in Hong Kong.