Argentinian director and producer, born in 1978. He studied at the International Center of Photography and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He directed his first feature: Süden, in 2008. His second film: Papirosen, premiered in Locarno in 2011, then won the Best Film Award at BAFICI and was released in NY where it got selected as a NY Times critic's pick. His films have screened at festivals such as Venice, Toronto, NYFF, Viennale, Rotterdam and Jeonju. His most recent film: Kékszakállú, won the FIPRESCI award last year in Venice during its world premiere.
Hadas Ben Aroya is the recipient of the 2016 "Discovery of the Year" Award granted by the Forum of Israeli Film Critics. She is a graduate of the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. Ben Aroya won Best short in Shanghai Film Festival with her first short film Sex Doll (2013). Her debut feature film People That Are Not Me (2016) was written, produced, directed by and featuring Ben Aroya in the lead role. The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Mar Del Plata Festival in Argentina. Ben Aroya participated in the Berlinale Talents 2016. Nymphie, her second feature film project was developed in the Sundance 2017 screenwriters lab.
He is a member of the selection committee for Cinéma du Réel - Festival International de Films Documentaires in France, RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal in Canada and IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente in Portugal. He is also a Programme Advisor on Latin American films for the International Film Festival Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Beck is also a regular contributor to select film publications such as Cinética, Desistfilm, Filmidee and MUBI. Gustavo Beck directed the documentaries O Arquipélago (2014), O Inverno de Željka (2012), Chantal Akerman, de cá (2010), A Casa de Sandro (2009) andIsmar (2007). He also produced a number of feature debuts such as Adiós Entusiasmo (2017), António Um Dois Três (2017), El Futuro Perfecto (2016), Muito Romântico (2016) and Il Solengo (2015), amongst many others.
Actress born in 1981. Since her studies at PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, she has been involved in Grzegorz Jarzyna's Variety Theatre. She has cooperated with outstanding personalities since the beginning of her career in both theatre and cinema, which resulted in numerous prestigious awards and a wide recognition in the art world. Her role choices have always been the result of her interest in working with ambitious and independent artists. She featured in projects shown and awarded at festivals all over the world, such as Z daleka widok jest piękny by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal, Sąsiady by Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Sekret and Jak całkowicie zniknąć by Przemysław Wojcieszek, or Baby bump by Kuba Czekaj. Currently, she is working on the set of Ridge/Säsong by John Skoog. Soon, there will be premieres of films Królewicz Olch by Kuba Czekaj and Twarz by Małgorzata Szumowska.
Born in Warsaw in 1956. He worked as a teaching assistant at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, spent two years in England and France, and, after his return to Poland, Paweł worked as a writer of radio and theatrical plays. In 1989 he got involved in the film industry. As a film critic, he worked with "Gazeta Wyborcza" since its inception, and, since 1998, has been a regular contributor to its Friday supplement "Gazeta Co jest grane24". In 1996-2013, he was the Artistic Director of Canal Plus Film, a company producing feature films. He authored two novels (Ciało lotne, Po drugiej stronie ściany), about 30 radio plays, which were translated into English and German, among others, and plays developed by Television Theatre (such as Martwa natura, Podpis, Wieczory i poranki, Przetarg, Rysa). He has co-produced numerous films (such as Love Stories by Jerzy Stuhr, The Debt by Krzysztof Krauze, Louder Than Bombs by Przemysław Wojcieszek, There and Back by Wojciech Wójcik, Angelus by Lech Majewski, The Hitman by Juliusz Machulski, Traffic Department by Wojciech Smarzowski. Currently, he runs Filmoss, a media company, which specializes in screenplay consulting and script doctoring.
Ruben Demasure (Belgium) is a freelance film critic who has published in Cinema Scope and on MUBI Notebook, Photogénie and Sabzian among others. In 2015 and 2016, he was part of the Trainee Project for Young Film Critics at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Berlinale Talent Press. He works as a teaching assistant in Film Studies at the University of Antwerp.
Воrn in Feodossiya (Crimea), graduated from Saratov State University, majoring in journalism; first gainfully employed in Kiev: translation & interpretation jobs (Serbian and Croatian) for Sputnik, a travel agency for youth, writing jobs for a few papers; started her TV career as author and host to a few popular shows on motion picture art, such as "Vse o Kino" (Everything on Movies) "Imia" (Name) "Egoistka" (Ego-Tripper), "Svoia Rol" (One's Own Part) while interviewing motion picture personalities, such as Emir Kusturica, Oleg Yankovskiy, Jerzy Hoffman, Roman Balayan, Pierre Richard and Nikita Mikhalkov, Barbara Brylska and Armen Jigarxanyan , Andrey Konchalovskiy and Yevgeni Mironov with a number of projects awarded at Ukrainian and international film and TV festivals and in particular: Grand Prix at All-Ukrainian "Zolotaya Volna" Festival (Golden Wave) - for shows, such as "Bogdan Stupka" (film & theatre actor) and 'Igor Kostin' ( one of the first photographers to have covered the Chernobyl nuclear disaster); the best host award at the Barkhatny Sezon -2001 (Velvet Season) TV Festival for "Valentina Talyzina" (film& theatre actress) , "Name" TV series, etc; listed among the country's best journalists in "Ukraine's Personalities-2002" catalogue. Iryna Gordiichuk was appointed programme director at the Kiev International Film Festival (2009-2010); is a full-fledged FIPRESCI member, as well as a member of the Ukraninian Film Academy. Many a time a jury member at international film festivals in Kiev, Odessa (Ukraine), Yerevan (Armenia), Minsk (Belarus), Tomsk (Russia), Batumi (Georgia), Tel-Aviv (Israel).