SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS
Marta Lamperova has attended the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade and has led several student programs. Her background in the world of film provides a unique perspective on the business and its various aspects -- from buying and distributing to marketing and production. Marta graduated with a degree in psychology from the Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia, and a degree in film studies from the University of Fine Arts VMU. She then worked as a production manager and freelance producer for various production companies in Prague before becoming the managing director of Film Europe in 2008. Currently, Marta works as a lecturer on film marketing strategies at FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts), Europe's top film school, and serves as the head of FAMUs production department. Living in Prague, she is very active in the film business across Europe and works on the Nipkow Program, a training program for television and film professionals.