Hyewon Jee works has worked in the Korean television industry since 1995 as a commissioning editor for a nationwide broadcasting network. In 2008, she established a production company, Upright Media, with her partner, Wooyong Song. She has produced and directed many TV documentaries about culture, history, and human interest stories, and won numerous awards. Singing with Angry Bird is her first feature documentary.
The Art of Argument
Gereon Wetzel was born in Bonn, in 1972. He received his MA in Archeology from the University of Heidelberg, and completed the documentary filmmaking program at the University for Film and Television in Munich, where he currently lives and works as a freelance author and filmmaker.
Melanie Liebheit received her MA in Social Anthropology in Munich and Manchester, and documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2001–2011 she worked for Documentary Campus. In 2007 she co-founded the documentary film festival, Nonfiktionale, in Bad Aibling (Germany), which she has led, together with Tamara Danicic, since 2016.
Lindy Lou: Juror No 2
Florent Vassault is a documentary filmmaker born in France. After several short fiction films and a mockumentary (Bernard Thomas, les secrets de la gloire, 2007), he co-directed the award-winning documentary, Honk! (2011), with sociologist Arnaud Gaillard. It is a take on the death penalty in the United States. In 2017 he continued to pursue the impacts of capital punishment in Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2.
Edie - A Dance for Mengele
Eszter Cseke and Andras S. Takacs have produced over 70 documentaries, across 5 continents, in the past 10 years. Their films have drawn the attention of the international press, from the Financial Times to the BBC, and have received the Golden Nymph Award in Monte Carlo, the Gold Plaque in Chicago, and have been presented at festivals from Karlovy Vary to Sarajevo.
Freedom for the Wolf
Rupert Russell holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He is currently working on a series of animated short films, How the World Went Mad, about the rise of political insanity, for the documentary streaming platform, Yaddo. Freedom For The Wolf is his first feature documentary.
The Russian Job
Petr Horký studied journalism in Prague. He graduated in photojournalism in London, later moved to Berlin and then Prague where he worked for economic periodicals. His job exposed him to a wide range of issues, one of them was a Russian story which inspired him to make the documentary The Russian Job.
Adam Weingrod is a graduate of the MFA program in Film at Tel Aviv University. His feature documentary, The Island, won Best Student Film at the Israeli Documentary Film Awards in 2017, and was screened in several international film festivals. He is currently working on his next documentary feature.
Ugis Olte is a Latvian director and editor. He has created numerous original TV formats, music videos, ads, three short fiction films (The Red Spot, KK2678 and King Of The Wild Things), and the documentaries Stuck in Stikine (2007), Double Aliens (2015) and the co-directed Liberation Day (2016).
Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres. Trained as a theater director in Russia and Sweden, the notion of the world as a stage and identity as role play, as well as a characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues, has never been far away from his works.
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Bill Morrison is a New York-based filmmaker and artist. His films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music, for which he has collaborated with some of the most influential composers of our time. Morrison's films are also in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the EYE Film Institute.
Little Yellow Boots
John Webster is a writer and director born in 1967, in Helsinki, to English teachers who later moved to Finland. John graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1996 with an MA in documentary filmmaking. Since 1990 he has directed independent documentaries that have won numerous awards nationally and internationally. He has run his own production company, JW Documentaries, since 1993.