Natalie Cubides-Brady is a British-Colombian documentary filmmaker with a background in visual arts. She graduated from the NFTS with a Masters in Documentary Directing, and was selected to take part in Future Frames: 10 New Directors to Watch, at Karlovy Vary’s International Film Festival in 2019.
Está Todo Bien
Born in Caracas, Tuki Jencquel holds a BA in Film and TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MBA from IESA, Venezuela. He was the first assistant director on Secrets of the Tribe, by Jose Padilha, and has worked as an assistant director in film and advertising. He is currently working on his next documentary, an intimate portrait of his mother, who campaigns to legalize euthanasia in France.
2010 - Sin ti contigo
2005 - Sed en los pies
The Silence of Others
Almudena Carracedo was born in Madrid. She directed and produced her debut feature film, the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A., in the US. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Time Warner Documentary Fellow, a United States Artists Fellow, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2012 Almudena returned to Spain to work on The Silence of Others.
Robert Bahar was born in Philadelphia, and lives and works between Madrid, Spain and Brooklyn, New York. He won an Emmy as producer/writer of the documentary, Made in L.A., and spearheaded the three-year impact campaign that brought the film to audiences around the world. Robert is a Creative Capital Fellow, a Sundance Documentary Fellow, and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.
Film for Carlos
Renato Borrayo Serrano was born in 1992, in Guatemala, but has lived in Russia since 2012. He graduated from the VGIK in 2017 as a film director specialized in documentary films, and attended Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre. His Film for Carlos was awarded Honorary Mention by the International Jury at the 2017 DOK Leipzig.
La flor de la vida
Claudia Abend and Adriana Loeff are documentary filmmakers living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Abend’s debut was in 2001 with El Comienzo del Fin, a personal short film about the end of the dictatorship in Uruguay. In 2008, Abend and Loeff premiered their first feature-length collaboration, Hit, which tells the hidden stories behind some of the most famous songs in their country. Currently, Abend and Loeff are developing a documentary series and a new feature-length film.
Laurentia Genske is documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. She attended the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, 2010–2016, and was an exchange student at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV), Cuba, in 2012–2013. She received the German Documentary Film Award and several other awards for her documentary, Am Kölnberg (co-directed with Robin Humboldt), in 2015.
The Other Side
The Good Life
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jens Schanze, was born in Bonn in 1971. In 1987, he spent a year living in the United States. In 1990, he embarked on a Forestry degree at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and, in 1992, began working in television as an assistant director. In 1994, Schanze spent a year in Bolivia working on a project for Conservation International before he began his studies at the University of Television and Film in Munich in 1995. Through Mascha Film, the production company which he co-founded with Judith Malek-Mahdavi in 2002, he has directed numerous prizewinning documentaries including Winterkinder (2005) and Plug & Pray (2010). In 2014, he became a professor of film and video design.
The Color of the Chameleon
Andrés Lübbert has participated in more than 160 International Film Festivals in 20 countries, and won 22 prizes with his documentaries. Lübbert tells stories about his intercultural environment, migration, identity and human rights. He has made several films about the Chilean postmemory. El color del camaleon is his latest film.
Jo Müller was born and raised in Essen, and graduated from Gymnasium Essen-Werden in 2011. His first experiences in visual media were gathered through his internships with a photography studio and television production company. In 2012 he did a voluntary year of social work, living and working in the Dominican Republic, and upon his return to Germany, took up studies in cinematography at ifs international filmschule köln. Müller graduated with a Bachelor of Arts specialized in Visual Arts. His first short films, Sockenwäsche (2014, 5’) and Update Required (2016, 3’), animated films, allowed him to try out the roles of writer and director. His first feature-length film, Aislado (82’), completed in 2016, is a documentary film he spent three months filming in the Dominican Republic. He has worked at bildundtonfabrik (btf) in Cologne since September 2016.
Zoltan M. Geller was born 1991 in Sombor (Serbia), but was raised in the beautiful provinces of Southern Germany. After his high school graduation he voluntarily served in the civilian service for six months at a school for disabled children. After an internship as an assistant cameraman at a Munich-based production company he started an internship in the editing department, where he discovered his dedication to film editing. In 2012 he attended the study program, “Editing Picture And Sound“, at ifs international film school in Cologne, and graduated with a BA in 2016. Since 2016, he has worked as a freelance film editor and member of the German film editors association BFS.