participants

SIHAM HINAWI
STUDENT OF DIRECTING

COUNTRY: France
FILM SCHOOL: INSAS, Belgium
CONTACT: siham.hinawi@insas.be

Freshly graduated from high school, she attends a brief course at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles. Then, after two years of preparing, she gets accepted into the famous Belgian film school, INSAS, in the directing department. Since then, she keeps on writing and making movies, fiction and documentary, within the scope of the school but also independently.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • The Plonk / fiction / 2018 / director
  • The Ship of Gold / documentary / 2017 / director and cinematographer
  • The Nocebo Effect / fiction / 2016 / director
  • My Sweet Jihadists / documentary / 2015 / director

AWARDS:

  • The Ship of Gold / 5th Festival International du Court Métrage de Rennes / JURY PRIZE (documentary competition) / Rennes / France
  • Mr Gentle Goes To Heaven / Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival / BEST FOREIGN COMEDY / 2015

GALA NEGRELLO
STUDENT OF DIRECTING

COUNTRY: Argentina-Italy
FILM SCHOOL:  Buenos Aires University (UBA), Argentina
CONTACT:  galanegrello@gmail.com

Director and cinematographer, Audiovisual Design senior student (UBA – Buenos Aires University). Selected by Berlinale Talents BA (2017). She was awarded by the Looking China program (2018) to direct a documentary film in Shenzhen, China. Also, Gala was selected by the Young Art Biennial of Buenos Aires (2017) and the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (2017) for her first feature film La yunga.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Nono & the mangrove / short documentary / 2018 / director
  • La yunga / feature / 2018 / director
  • Distance between dunes / short fiction / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Field inside / short documentary / 2016 / director and cinematographer

AWARDS:

  • Festival International Audiovisual / BEST DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / Bogota / Colombia
  • Field Inside / XXXII Concurso Nacional de Cine Independiente de Cipolletti / SPECIAL JURY MENTION / 2016 / Rio Negro / Argentina
  • Field Inside / Festival de Cine de Chascomús / SPECIAL JURY MENTION / 2016 / Buenos Aires / Argentina

INMA DE REYES
STUDENT OF DIRECTING

COUNTRY: Spain
FILM SCHOOL: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
CONTACT:  inmadereyes@gmail.com

Inma de Reyes graduated in Film & TV from the University of Navarra, Spain in 2011. Upon graduating she moved to London, where she earned an internship sponsored by the European Leonardo Da Vinci grant. Inma’s passion for storytelling and her personal search for a new way to tell stories brought her to direct theatre in Bristol for the following four years. As a result of this experience, Inma combines different elements from cinema and theatre in her films, creating a cinematic stage where real people seem to play characters in an unpredictable narrative. 

Now based in Scotland, she has recently graduated with a merit in Masters of Fine Art in Film Directing by Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh. 

Her first documentary short To be a torero premiered in Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018 and will continue to tour the world. As a result of the premiere, she is currently working on her first feature film, in an international co-production between Los Angeles and Scotland. Inma is also working on another feature film, produced from Glasgow, Scotland with sights into an international release.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • To be a Torero / short documentary/ 2018 / director

JAKOB HREŠČAK
STUDENT OF EDITING

COUNTRY: Slovenia
FILM SCHOOL: Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
CONTACT: jakobhrescak@gmail.com

Jakob Hreščak is a Film Editing student Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While studying he had worked on two short documentaries and one short film. He was editor of videos about exhibitions at the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and he works on another short documentary.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Impressions / short documentary / 2016 / editor
  • Bordered / short documentary / 2016 / editor
  • Anja Ganja / short / 2017 / editor

AWARDS:

  • Bordered / VGIK International Student Festival / Student jury special mention / 2017 / Moscow / Russia
  • Bordered / Szczecin European Film Festival / Award for most innovative documentary film language / 2017/ Szczecin / Poland
  • Anja Ganja / 20th Festival of Slovenian Film / Best student film / 2017 / Portorož / Slovenia

STEFAN ROKVIĆ
STUDENT OF EDITING

COUNTRY: Serbia
FILM SCHOOL: Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia
CONTACT: stefan.rokvic011@gmail.com

First discovered visual arts at a young age through drawing, after that started getting interested in photography and later discovered video and video editing. He studies editing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Besides working on student projects and films, does a lot of commercial work in advertising and promotional films.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • The Opponent / short film / 2015 / editor
  • Traces / documentary short / 2015 / editor
  • Reflections / short film / 2015 / as editor
  • Fear / short film / 2016 / editor
  • Belegis / short film / 2016 / editor
  • Happy Childhood / documentary short / 2016 / editor
  • The Ham Massage / short film / 2017/ editor
  • Words Hurt / experimental film / 2017 / editor
  • The Notebook / short film / 2017 / editor
  • FPU70 / documentary short / 2017 / editor

MAHA MOUSSA
STUDENT OF EDITING

COUNTRY: Palestine
FILM SCHOOL: American University in Dubai, UAE
CONTACT: maha.moussa@mymail.aud.edu

Maha Moussa is 22-year-old Palestinian film student in Dubai. Maha is ambitious and impossibly passionate aspiring documentary filmmaker. Maha believes that a person’s work is a representation of one’s true beliefs. Maha is currently working on creating a web documentary series under the name SOULALA.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Amoun, can you hear me? / fiction / 2016 / editor and sound designer
  • On the top of the mountain / documentary / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Land of good / documentary / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Agony / fiction / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Soulala / documentary / 2018 / director, cinematographer and editor

ARNOLD FERNANDES
STUDENT OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

COUNTRY: India
FILM SCHOOL: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India, India
CONTACT: arnold.fernandes89@gmail.com

Having worked with international crews as an assistant cinematographer on projects such as BBC Railways and Morgan Spurlocks Rats, he is attracted towards shooting a documentary and the discipline and patience that is involved into capturing the right moment. Arnold has recently been awarded a National Award (2018) for Best Cinematography in the Non Feature Film, Fiction Category for Seher

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Sound Thief / documentary / 2014 / cinematographer
  • Women of the Sun / documentary / 2014 / cinematographer
  • Sheep / short fiction / 2015 / cinematographer
  • Of Love and Artistry / documentary / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Seher / short fiction / 2017 / cinematographer

AWARDS:

  • Of Love and Artistry/ International Documentary & Short Film Festival Kerala/ Special Mention / 2017/ India
  • Sound Thief / Sound & Image Challenge Worldwide/ Best Documentary / 2014/ China
  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival/ Best Student Documentary/ 2014/ USA

RAWAN NAMNGANI
STUDENT OF PRODUCTION

COUNTRY: Saudi Arabia
FILM SCHOOL: Effat University, Saudi Arabia
CONTACT: rmnamngani@gmail.com

Rawan Namngani is a Saudi filmmaker with a Bachelor degree in Production from Effat University. After getting her degree she started freelancing on short films and commercials in various roles, but mainly as DOP. Rawan was the DOP and Camera Operator in a coming Saudi feature film “The Great Muse”. This year, she was the 2nd Saudi the ever got accepted to Berlinale talents as Cinematographer taking part of the Camera Studio.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Tayseer / short experimental drama / 2018 / DOP, camera operator
  • The Rooster / short drama / 2018 / DOP, camera operator
  • Physical Proprieties of Coffee / feature / 2017 / gaffer
  • ٧٨٣٩ 7839 / non-fiction-documentary long short / 2017 / writer, director, DOP, editor
  • Sadeia Left Sultan / drama-comedy / 2017 / 1st AC
  • Trance / short experimental / 2016 / writer, director, DOP, editor
  • The Great Muse / drama feature / 2016 / DOP, camera operator
  • Long Short History of The Day the Sun Exploded / short experimental / 2016 / DOP, camera operator
  • AH-18/ short experimental / 2015 / DOP, editor
  • Above The Bottom I March / short documentary / 2015 / writer, director, DOP, editor
  • AWARDS:
  • AH-18 / Saudi Film Festival / Silver Palm award winning at the student film category / 2016 / Al- Dammam / Saudi Arabia

BENJAMIN GARAY
STUDENT OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

COUNTRY: Argentina
FILM SCHOOL: Buenos Aires University (UBA), Argentina
CONTACT: benjagaraywietig@gmail.com

Graduated from the design career at UBA, he focused on Documentary films and fine art photography. His ambition is to capture the image from the cultural identity of each region. He finished his first documentary feature film call Ojo de Mar / Sea eye.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Sea eye / feature documentary / 2018 / cinematographer
  • Twin Otter / short / 2017 / cinematographer
  • Then we will be strangers / short / 2015 / cinematographer
  • Jasy Porã / short documentary / 2014 / cinematographer
  • Anemona / short experimental / 2013 / cinematographer

AWARDS:

  • Jasy Porã / CILECT / Best Documentary CIBA / 2015 / Brussels / Belgium
  • Jasy Porã / Festival Latinoamericano de Video y Artes Audiovisuales / Special Mention Direction of Photography / 2015 / Rosario / Argentina
  • Jasy Porã / Three borders international Festival / Best short film / 2014 / Iguazú / Argentina

EVGENIY ZIBOROV
STUDENT OF SOUND DESIGN

COUNTRY: Russia
FILM SCHOOL: Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK), Russia
CONTACT: Evgeniy-Ziborov@yandex.ru

He is a student at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov (VGIK) since 2013 at the department of Sound directing in film and TV. Before VGIK he graduated in Sound engineering at the department of Audio and visual technology at Theatrical Art College №60. Evgeniy plays flute and has lots of experience in festivals and theatre as well as film and TV sound design.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Lullaby / short fiction / 2015/ sound assistant
  • Third from the sun / short fiction animation / 2015 /  sound designer, editor, composer, mixer
  • Mishka / short fiction / 2016 / location sound recorder, editor, sound designer, mixer (5.1), composer
  • Women + / documentary / 2016 / editor, sound designer, mixer (5.1), composer
  • Meteorite / short fiction / 2017 /  location sound recorder, editor, sound designer, mixer (5.1), composer
  • Circus / short fiction / 2017 / location sound recorder, editor, sound designer, mixer (2.0) , music recorder, composer
  • Airplane. Electric-bulb factory / documentary / 2017 / location sound recorder, editor, sound designer, mixer (2.0)
  • AWARDS:
  • Airplane. Electric-bulb factory/ International student film festival of VGIK/ special prize of the sound studio of “Leningrad”/ 2017/ VGIK/ Russia
  • Airplane. Electric-bulb factory/ sound film festival “intonation”/ special prize of jury/ 2018/ The St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television/ Russia
  • Airplane. Electric-bulb factory / sound film festival “intonation”/ The best sound solution of documentary film/ 2018/ The St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television/ Russia

OLGA SOLOVYOVA
STUDENT OF SOUND DESIGN

COUNTRY: Russia
FILM SCHOOL: The All-Russian state institute of cinematography of S. A. Gerasimov (VGIK), Russia
CONTACT: olgasolovyov@mail.ru

Olga finished music school in violin class. She also plays guitar, piano and sing. Olga is the 4th course of VGIK at the Department of sound design. While studying she worked on student feature, documentary and animated films, commercials for television and the Internet and created the sound for theatrical performances. She participated in the creation of more than 15 student films, had a practice at various Moscow film studios under the leadership of the best sound designers of Russia and also participated in the Summer International Film School VGIK in 2017, where she worked on the creation of a documentary.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Vinyl is measured in meters / short fiction / 2015 / sound designer
  • Sex scenes / short fiction / 2016 / sound designer
  • Personal interview / short fiction / 2016 / sound designer
  • Bear / short fiction / 2016 / assistant of sound designer
  • My first fee / short fiction / 2016 / sound designer
  • Women+ / short documentary / 2016 / sound designer
  • Letters from a stranger / feature / 2017 / location sound designer
  • Hero / short fiction / 2017 / sound designer
  • Before the dawn / short fiction / 2017 /sound designer
  • Dead souls / short fiction / 2017 / assistant of sound designer
  • The most Important thing / short fiction / 2017 / sound designer
  • Facets of love / feature / 2017 / sound editor
  • The sky above me / documentary / 2017 / sound designer
  • In the cafe / feature / 2018 / sound designer

AHMED KAREM
STUDENT OF SOUND DESIGN

COUNTRY: Egypt
FILM SCHOOL:  High Institute of Cinema, Egypt
CONTACT: Iliveonearth2@gmail.com

Student of sound engineering at the High Institute of Cinema. Ahmed worked in a recording studio as an assistant engineer and has a background in music production.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • The Monster / short fiction / 2015 / sound mixer
  • Prova / short fiction / 2016 / sound designer
  • Amid Summer & Winter / short fiction / 2018 / sound mixer, re-recording mixer

SIDALI ZAAFOUNE
STUDENT OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

COUNTRY: Algeria
FILM SCHOOL:  ISMAS  – Institut Supérieur des Métiers des Arts du Spectacle, Algeria
CONTACT: sidalizaafoune@gmail.com

Sid Ali Zaafoune is 23 years old student at the ISMAS, living in Algiers and devoting his time and attention to become a professional film maker.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Timimoune L’Oasis de L’Histoire / short documentary / 2017/ writer, director

OSAMA AIAD
STUDENT OF DIRECTING

COUNTRY: Egypt
FILM SCHOOL: Higher Cinema Institute, Egypt
CONTACT: osama15719941@gmail.com

He studies Film directing at the Cinema Institute in Cairo. Osama pays attention to heritage issues through working with “Port-Said Ala Ademo“ Initiative. He was project manager of “Rio Cinema re-opening” project, part of the annual event “People and Heritage “2016.  Currently works as a project manager of “Zawya Cinema“ Port-Said Branch, a cinema Theatre and distribution company with main interest in art house films.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • The Last to Leave Rio / short documentary / 2017 / director

AWARDS:

  • The Last to Leave Rio / Special Mention / International Critics Jury /  Ismailia International Film Festival

MILICA JOKIĆ
STUDENT OF NEW MEDIA ARTS

COUNTRY: Serbia
FILM SCHOOL: Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Serbia
CONTACT: jokicmilica17@gmail.com

Currently she is a New Media Arts student at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. Participated in several exhibitions, workshops and film festivals. Interested in documentary forms inside film, visual and new media art, trough which she tries to understand reality and subtle life messages.

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • Sunshine, come back / documentary / 2017 / director