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Six filmmakers whose debut films are screened at Docaviv meet to talk about their films.

A conversation with Docaviv emerging women filmmakers, hosted by Dr. Laliv Melamed

This panel is held in collaboration with the Goethe institut


Dr. Laliv Melamed (Host)

Dr. Laliv Melamed is a film and media researcher based in Frankfurt, Germany, and a member of Docaviv’s international programming team.

Salomé Jash

(Georgia), director of Taming the Garden

Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Alina Gorlova

(Ukraine), director of This Rain Will Never Stop

Born and raised in Ukraine, she graduated Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television. In 2016, she completed her first mid-length documentary, Kholodny Yar. Intro. Her second documentary, No Obvious Signs, has won multiple awards.

Michal Weitz

Michal Weitz (Israel), director of Blue Box

Michal Weits is an Israeli documentary director and producer, studied at the Sam Spiegel Film School. Former head producer of the Israeli documentary Channel 8, In 2013 Weits Founded ‘Tape Runners’, an independent production company, in which she produced- “WALL” (Moran Ifergan, winner of DocAviv film festival 2017)

Eleonore Weber

(France), director of There Will Be No More Night

Eléonore Weber is an author, a theatre and a film director. Her approach until now explores both the theatre and cinema languages. She directed a short and a medium length fiction film, Temps mort and Les hommes sans gravité. She has also directed a documentary, Night Replay (Arte –La Lucarne).

Anja Dornieden

(Germany), director of Her Name Was Europa

Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Their work explores idealized manifestations of reality, moving between the experimental, narrative and documentary fields. Their latest film, Her Name Was Europa, premiered at Berlinale.

Olga Lucovnicova

(Moldova/Belgium), director of My Uncle Tudor

Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan documentary filmmaker based in Belgium. In 2020 she graduated from DocNomads EMJMD in Documentary Filmmaking with her film Nanu Tudor (2020), awarded with the Golden Bear at Berlinale 71st Edition. Her filming style combines observational cinema with poetic elements.


Taming the Garden

Rain Will Never Stop


Blue Box


There Will Be No More Night


Her Name Was Europa



My Uncle Tudor