Ksenia Okhapkina is a Russian documentary film director. She graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and TV in 2012, and has been working with the Estonian company, Vesilind since 2014. She has shown her commitment to the composition and meaningfulness of a single frame, and her ability to capture “the poetic in profane”.
2016 - Come Back Free
Elita Klavina is a former journalist, and an actress at the New Riga Theatre. She graduated as a film director from the National Film School of the Latvian Academy of Culture in 2019. Her short film, Pinokio (2017), was nominated for the Best Student Film Award at the Latvian National Film Awards.
My Unknown Soldier
Anna Kryvenko is an artist working with video and fine art photography. She studied theatre directing at KNUTKT (Ukraine), and alternative theatre directing at DAMU (CZ). She is currently a student at the Centre for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU. Her films and performances have been screened at the Fluidum Festival, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Intermedia BB, and Visions du Reél.
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.