25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Matej Sotník co-founded and leads a Slovak distribution company Film Expanded, within which he focuses on distribution strategies for documentary films, marketing and fundraising and organizes the Echoes of Ji.hlava in Bratislava. He studied audiovisual studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, screenwriting at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, and spent a semester at Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. With documentary filmmakers Marek Šulík and Miro Remo, he founded alternative distribution platform Documentary on Wheels. He is a member of an editorial board and head of a film section of an engaged monthly magazine Kapitál. Currently he is producing a documentary debut of Paula Ďurinová called Interiors.
section: First Lights