Corporate Film Academy
FILM MAKER & PRODUCER
Since his studies at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Peter was involved as a writer, director and producer in the production of more than 200 films.
When SWR in production, after 3 years as CEO and owner of MVP GmbH / eK in Stuttgart, he was responsible for the production of TV magazines, business TV programs and corporate films of all kinds (see References). He has worked as a freelancer since 2003.
He held workshops and seminars throughout Germany for director, production, imagery and promotional films.
FASHION FILM CONSULTANT
Co-Founder Berlin Fashion Film Festival
Born in Italy and raised in the UK, fashion film consultant Niccolò Montanari built his experience in fashion film as one of the founding members of Berlin fashion Film Festival. From selecting relevant speakers and jury members, curating fashion film screenings and supporting the production of the annual event, Niccolò’s main focus lay in developing the communication and branding strategy of the festival.
He has joined, hosted and organised several panels and presentations internationally on the topic of fashion film, including London’s Telling Tales: Fashion Cinematic – Narrative in Fashion Film, Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival 2016 What Does Fashion Film Have To Offer? and Fashion Film Festival Istanbul 2016 – Berlin and Istanbul as Creative Cities: Differences and Similarities. His role as jury member has also seen him collaborate with several fashion film focused festivals, including Mexico International Fashion Film Festival, Medellin Fashion Film Festival and Canadian Fashion Film Festival.
Niccolò is currently looking to support and raise awareness over the strong network of professional creatives working in fashion film by organising international meet-ups between brands, filmmakers and producers, curating fashion film screenings for trends-driven events and facilitating collaborations between fashion film festivals internationally.
FASHION FILM MAKER & IFFFB AMBASSADOR
Apart from being a screenwriter & filmmaker, Ajitesh Sharma has been a Scientist & Corporate Professional in past.
His first short ‘Visible Bra Straps’, was a pioneer film from India and was selected & awarded at 24 international film festivals. It was also nominated by Indian Government as an Official Indian entry to Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011 at Brisbane, the Oscar equivalents in Asia Pacific. Shorts International, which is the exclusive buyer of all Oscar Nominated Short films, later acquired the worldwide distribution rights of the film, the first Indian film to be acquired by them.
World Premiered at International Director’s Lounge Berlin 2013, SWEN was his first feature. It started international festival circuit with awards and selections at Mexico, USA, Germany, Greece, South Africa, and India. SWEN will now be digitally released.
He has curetted first edition of Global Cinema Festival (India) in 2009 and regular member of Script Review Committee at Sidewalk International Film Festival (USA) since 2013. He is also part of jury of other American & European Festivals in Houston, New York, Chicago and Copenhagen. He is also working as an International Ambassador for Brussels International Fashion Film Festival (Belgium), Istanbul Fashion Film Festival (Turkey), and Chicago Fashion Film Festival (USA) in 2016.
Apart from films, he also direct fashion films, music videos and commercials. He has shot fashion films across the globe and his work is recognized at prominent fashion events worldwide in Cape Town, London, Miami, Chicago, Istanbul, Porto and Others. He has fetched several international recognitions in photography too.
Journalist and photographer Alexandra Bondi de Antoni is the editorial head of i-D Germany. She has previously worked as a freelancer for INDIE, Dazed and Confused, BLONDE and Material Girl and studied Fashion Business in London and Paris, as well as Photography at London College of Communication. Based in the Berlin VICE office, Alexandra is both writing editorial pieces for i-D.co and developing new video content and brand partnerships for the fashion channel.
Olivier Zeegers is the Founder and Director of MODESIGN ACADEMY, the only School in Management for Fashion, Design, Luxury, Perfume and Cosmetics in Belgium.
For more than 20 years, he gained pedagogical experience working with different publics in the field of fashion (La Cambre and Ihecs in Brussels, Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, UIBS in Antwerp, but not only (he also teaches to teenagers).
The purpose of MODESIGN ACADEMY is to provide accurate content, a network and a pratical experience to students whatever the program they follow which is what he believes is the best way to learn and to build a caree
“The Act of photography does not captivate me. Bracing for that moment when a dancer is in full flight or moving through markets in Tanzania, photography has landed me in moments that only last a second but are forever held still as I hear that click. The joy and at times sadness of a photograph, the places and faces I’ve met, and the thrill of knowing I will be doing this forever is what captivates me.”
Lindsey is a self-taught photographer. He lives and works in Cape Town.
#FocusOnPresenters2017: Veronica Rocha
Originally from the Cape Verde Islands, the youngest of seven children, a polyglot, arrived in Brussels in 1997 to attend higher education. Having obtained a Masters in Communication, specialising in journalism, Veronica quickly shifted towards the media sphere.
The experiences gained during her numerous internships in broadcasting (RTL TVi, Canal +, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, LibertyTV) further confirmed her love of the sector. She did various journalistic activities such as the creation of a music magazine, and translating many cultural events into animation. She also presented the ‘African News’ (TV Matongé) for a Belgian broadcasting channel, BX1 for 2 years.
Having hosted her first event at the age of 16, presenting is more than a passion, it’s part of who she
is! Her love of singing and dancing propelled her into the stage at an early age.
Inspired by the power of mindfulness, she decided to put her experience, her love for people, her
interest in their journey and her passion for communication into a project of general interest. She
created in 2015 “the Web TV that inspires you and makes you good”, namely, the project: “et à part
ça, ça va?”
Find her here: www.vero-tv.com & here: www.facebook.com/vrotv