rada šešić, netherlands
doc workshop 2024 – LECTURER & TUTOR
doc workshop 2023 / 2022 – LECTURER & TUTOR

Festival programmer, film lecturer, film director. Born in Croatia, lives in The Netherlands. Head of the Documentary Competition at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Programmer of the Documentary Competition at Trieste Film Festival.

For 15 years collaborated on the selection of films at the IDFA Amsterdam. Takes part in the selection of the DOHA film fund. Lecturer at the Master of film in Amsterdam and mentor/consultant at various documentary workshops in Europe and Asia.

From 2008 – 2023 was artistic director of Eastern Neighbours FF in The Hague. 14 years ago started and still co-heads Docu Rough Cut Boutique and at WEMW at Trieste leads for 10 years Last Stop Trieste for projects in fine cut stage. Worked as a program advisor for IFFR Rotterdam from 2000-2020.

Directed several dox and short films (Lam Arai, Room Without a View, Soske, In Whitest Solitude, On the Way to School) screened (and awarded) at around 60 film festivals in Europe, Asia, the USA, including MoMa in New York. Served on more than 50 juries around the world. Member of NETPAC and European Film Academy where she was a selector and a juror for three years. Collaborated on books on cinema in the USA, the UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and India.

Lived in India and was teaching at the Sristi, Bangalore. Regular mentor at Visions du Reel Nyon Lab, BDC Discoveries platform Sofia, Docs to Go, Krakow, and is one of the founders and head of the programme of DOKU Art Bjelovar.