IEFTA Selects Producer to attend IFFR’s Virtual Rotterdam Lab

IEFTA Selects Producer to attend IFFR’s Virtual Rotterdam Lab

Award winning documentary filmmaker and producer Jessica Daugherty is attending IFFR’s virtual Rotterdam Lab Jan 26-Feb 6th to workshop ‘Pour the Water as I Leave’.

When Daniela Repas, a Bosnian filmmaker won a Princess Grace award in 2019, IEFTA was there to celebrate her achievement and support her vision with our own mentorship award. We got to meet Jessica Daugherty, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker in her own right, who had begun collaborating with Daniela on a new animated project.

In 2021, Jessica earned our nomination to attend the IFFR Rotterdam Lab, January 26th through February 6th. The IFFR Lab is a training workshop for producers that offers “emerging international professionals the means to build and develop their network.”

Pour the Water as I Leave

Country: USA/ Bosnia


Jessica Daugherty (Producer)

A documentary filmmaker and director of experimental film, video, performance and music, Daugherty  is co-founder of the Portland, Oregon based Shrine13 production house. In 2018 she won the Best Producer Award from DOC LA for her film, “Thank You for Supporting the Arts.” Since that time, her short films have screened at 21 festivals in Europe and the US. As a filmmaker she is inspired by transformative experiences and their potential for personal and political liberation.

Selected to attend the IFFR Rotterdam Lab 2022.


Daniela Repas (Director)

Daniela Repas is a Bosnian-born visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She works in multiple mediums, from drawing and animation to installation and film and has exhibited nationally and internationally, as an artist, a curator and one of the founding members of DripDrop collective. She is a recipient of the prestigious Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship and an alumna of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she earned an MFA in Visual Studies. In 2019 she received a Princess Grace Award for her film Dogs of Home [italicize, pls] and became an IEFTA selected emerging filmmaker.

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