Tomislav Žaja is a producer, writer and director with 25 years of experience in film and television productions. Wrote, directed and produced about fifty documentaries, few shorts and experimental films, two TV adaptations of theatre plays and three fiction films. He is the managing director and founder of the production company, Gral Film. He is a member of the European Documentary Network.
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.
Malgorzata Imielska graduated with a degree in Film and TV Directing from the Department of Radio and TV at the University of Silesia, Poland. Imielska works as a director and screenwriter of documentary films, feature films, and theater and radio plays. Her documentary films have been shown at numerous film festivals in Poland and abroad.
Péter Hegedűs is an award-winning filmmaker and academic whose films have received critical acclaim and have been broadcast around the world. After establishing his production company, Soul Vision Films, he made Inheritance: A Fisherman’s Story, based on an ecological disaster in Hungary. The film was shortlisted for the 2003 Academy Awards. He is currently program director for the Master of Screen Production program at Griffith Film School, in Brisbane, Australia.
Georgy Molodtsov is an award-winning director and producer who specializes in production of 360/VR content, as well as organizing cinematic VR events as part of film festivals that showcase 360 content. He is the co-founder of the VRability social project and Russian VR Seasons initiative. He is also the curator of the goEast film festival’s Open Frame Award and VR Scientific Festival in Sweden.
Sang-woo Kang is a filmmaker whose work spans both fiction and non-fiction, and explores the political, social, and emotional worlds of minorities in Korean society.
Alexander Nanau német-román dokumentumfilmes, Romániában született, Berlinben pedig rendezést tanult a Film- és Televízió Akadémián. Ion B. szerint a világ című dokumentumfilmje 2010-ben Emmy-díjat nyert. Első egészestés filmjét, a Toto és nővéreit Európai Filmdíjra jelölték 2015-ben. Operatőrként dolgozott a francia-német Nothingwood című (rendező: Sonia Kronlund) dokumentumfilmben, amit Afganisztánban forgattak és Cannes-ban mutattak be 2017-ben.
Alexander Nanau is a German-Romanian ﬁlmmaker, born in Romania, who studied directing at the Academy of Film and Television in Berlin. His documentary ﬁlm, The World According to Ion B, won an Emmy Award in 2010. His feature documentary ﬁlm, Toto and His Sisters, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015. Nanau worked as Director of Photography for the French-German documentary, Nothingwood (Sonia Kronlund), that was shot in Afghanistan, and which premiered in Cannes in 2017.
Born in Uzbekistan, Askold Kurov has lived in Russia since 1991. He earned a degree in documentary filmmaking at Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov’s School of Documentary Film and Theater in Moscow. His films Winter, Go Away!, Leninland and Children 404 won critical acclaim and were screened at numerous festivals. His work focuses on human rights and social conflict in contemporary Russia.