Lightdox is a Swiss-based international sales and distribution agency representing powerful documentary storytelling. We are passionate about high-quality author-driven documentaries with a distinctive cinematic language and emotional impact.
We tend to each film and partner with an individual approach and support filmmakers every step of the way, through festival, theatrical and non-theatrical distribution, marketing and outreach campaigns.
Our portfolio shines with noteworthy documentaries such as HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND by Marusya Syroechkovskaya (Visions du Réel and ACID Cannes 2022), LITTLE PALESTINE, DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Khatib (Visions du Réel and ACID Cannes 2021), IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta (Visions du Réel and ACID Cannes 2020), PARIS CALLIGRAMMES by Ulrike Ottinger (The Berlinale Camera Award 2020) and THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT by Julien Faraut (IFFR 2021).
Lightdox is a member of the Impact Social Club
What We Do
We are one of the most reliable partners for a wide range of buyers looking for high-quality author-driven documentaries. Our portfolio proudly includes major digital platforms, TV broadcasters, theatrical, non-theatrical and educational distributors. Our key to success? Caring with individual approach for each film and each partner.
Festivals & non-theatrical distribution
We are one of the leading experts in festivals distribution for documentaries. Aware that festivals have become a major pan of documentary distribution, we supply a special care of implementing an individual strategy. From major kick-off events, to over 600+ festivals, we make sure our curated docs get on the ‘top of the pile’.
Your film is more than a beautiful cinematic piece of art? We believe documentary only has power to create impact. Let us help you to reach specific target audiences and achieve your impact goals. We implement a screening campaigns across multiple distribution channels, such as NGO’s, educational institutions, community organisers and specialized festivals.
Marketing & Outreach
Our films are great! We just make sure everyone knows it. Our in-house PR & Marketing department plans effective cost control and maximises exposure. Depending on your goals, we accompany our documentary releases by a multichannel promotional work, including digital marketing, social media, press and media coverage. Data is our best friend!
Meet Our Team
After obtaining her Master’s degree in Media and Marketing Sciences from the University of Geneva, Anna worked for several years in the banking sector, mainly as a project leader. In 2013 she undertook a career shift willing to invest her skills and knowledge into documentary producing. She graduated successfully from Ecole Documentaire de Lussas in France and attended several European workshops for producers and filmmakers. Since 2015 documentary sales and distribution snapped her for the better and she now oversees all activities at Lightdox, with special care for Theatrical and Impact Distribution, as well as Acquisitions.
Bojana is responsible for all English speaking countries and domains worldwide. If the business takes you far north, her expertise expands as far as Scandinavia. Bojana holds an MA in Archaeology from University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her previous professional experience includes museum curatorship, field excavations and pottery conservation and restoration. Interpreting the human past has a lot to do with storytelling and Bojana was naturally driven to documentaries as another form of creative research. In 2016 passion for documentary cinema drove her to film sales. Being a part of Lightdox team, Bojana is highly dedicated to theatrical and educational distribution.
As part of Lightdox team, Nevena oversees distribution and sales in Central & Eastern Europe, Asia, LATAM and Africa. She embraced the challenge of mastering the most promising and excitingly evolving markets with worlds of creativity and innovativeness. She graduated Painting at the Academy of Arts Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and holds a Master’s degree in Stage Design from Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.
Nevena has been working in sales and distribution of documentary films since 2015, with a deep focus on VOD and festival distribution. In addition to that, she makes magic with a paintbrush.
In her work Raluca cooperates with partners in the French, German, Italian speaking territories and
the Benelux region. Raluca holds a PhD in Film studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and before joining Lightdox she split her time working for film festivals and as a researcher. While in the beginning she was drawn to fiction films, over the last decade documentary cinema has captured her attention. In 2022 this enthusiasm for non-fiction cinema prompted her move to film sales, where she could explore further her interest for creative, author-driven, documentaries. When she gets the chance Raluca likes to venture back into research.
Aleksandra is responsible for the Marketing, Communications, and promotional activities at Lightdox. She is the designated social media fairy and makes sure that everything is up-to-date, occasionally being the in-house designer.
Aleksandra holds a double degree in Journalism and Political Science from the American University in Bulgaria. Her interests in media, art, human rights, social and environmental issues all intersect with her love of documentaries.