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Invited Lecturers

Elina Litvinova

Despite working as both film and commercial producer in Allfilm, Elina’s passion belongs to film production. She started her way into film industry at Baltic Film and Media School, studying Audio-visual Media, continued by Simon Perry’s course at the Cologne Film School, R. Bosch training and Ex Oriente development workshop.

For years, Elina has been producing formats that vary from music videos and concert visuals to short films and feature documentaries. Her recently produced titles have been screened and awarded internationally. Since late 2012, Elina has been producing a feature documentary film Anthill, directed by Vladimir Loginov. The development and production of the film is fully funded by the Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment of Estonia. The film has also been selected for Nordisk Pitching Forum in Sweden.

The national premiere in Estonia along with a photo exhibition of Anthill is planned for spring 2014. Allfilm has now got about twenty feature dramas and documentaries in various stages of production. Soon-to-be-released titles include In the Crowsswind (dir. Martti Helde), Fast Eddy (dir. Marko Raat), Tangerines (dir. Zaza Urushadze), and Landscape with Many Moons (dir. Jaan Toomik).

Larry Sider

is Director of the School of Sound and from 2002-2006 was Head of Post-Production at the National Film and Television School (UK). He is a film editor and sound designer who has worked in documentary, animation and fiction. Most recently, he was Supervising Sound Editor for the Quay Brothers' The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes and Dave McKean's Mirrormask. Past projects include Patrick Keiller's London and Robinson in Space, Chris Austin's musical biography of jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, The Brother With Perfect Timing, and Street of Crocodiles and Institute Benjamenta by the Quays.

He has taught at numerous schools including the Royal College of Art, International Film School (Köln), European Film College (Ebeltoft), California Institute of the Arts, the Maurits Binger Institute and Bournemouth Media School. He is co-editor of Soundscape: The School of Sound Lectures 1998-2001 and The New Soundtrack Journal.

Marco Amaral

A colorist based in Lisbon where he co-founded Walla Collective - A post-production collective working mainly for film. In the last years he has been involved with dozens of european productions - shot in film and video formats - many of which were selected and awarded on the biggest film festivals around the world. He has been teaching color-grading to kino eyes students since its first edition.