Balkan Dox


Marlene Edoyan is the artistic co-director of the RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, and a programmer for both the Festival and its industry Forum. With a background in Film & Media Studies, Marlene has been working in the Canadian film industry as a filmmaker and producer for over 15 years. With a keen interest in exploring concepts related to human geography and the relationship between societies and spaces, Marlene founded Fauve Film in 2017, to produce author-driven creative documentaries. Her films explore socio-political issues by combining original points of view with a powerful lens of cinematographic storytelling.


Srđan Kovačević was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1982. In 2009 he received a MA degree in Cinematography from the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. He has been working as a cameraman for various independent regional film and TV productions, and also shooting documentary films, TV-series and short films. His film Factory to the Workers was the winner of Balkan Dox Competition of DokuFest in 2022.


(xe/xem/xyr), Consulting Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Zeynep Güzel is a filmmaker, consultant and the head of Doc Station at Berlinale Talents. Zeynep was the head of the Yeni Film Fund of Turkey founded by Anadolu Kültür and ‘İf Istanbul Independent Films Festival’. Zeynep directed and produced the documentary Come Rain or Shine (2019) and produced two other documentaries Beginnings (2013) and Impressions of A Summer (2020). Zeynep works as a consultant on storytelling in its broadest sense, international grant writing, pitching and co-financing strategies. Zeynep was a fellow of the 2021 Berlin Artist in Residency (AiR) at Nipkow Program with xyr first narrative feature film When the Sun Comes Out. Zeynep has been a senior consultant at the Documentary Association of Europe (DAE) since its foundation.