participants








Pavlos Tripodakis

director


COUNTRY: Greece

CONTACT: pavlostripodakis@gmail.com

From 2000 to 2010 he was in the national Hellenic Ski Team. From 2007 he started to film program in the team and making weekly VLOGS in youtube. From 2010 till now he has done several documentary and short films for clients. In 2011 he enter in the Film School Stavracos in Athens and he studies directing and screenwriting for a year and a half. Today a big telecommunication company from Athens is his major client after a big success of a short documentary he made for them in 2016.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Athens Dental School/ documentary film/ 2010/ screenwriter, director

    - Gallile/ documentary film/ 2012/ screenwriter, director

    - The mirror/ Short Film/2012/ screenwriter, director

    - Interfaces/ Short Film/ 2012/ screenwriter, director

    - Our Olympic Team/ Documentary film/ 2014/ screenwriter, director

    - Childs of the Wind/ Documentary film/2015/ screenwriter, director

    - Marathon/ Documentary film/ 2015/ screenwriter, director

    - The secret of Anafi/ Docudrama/ 2016/ screenwriter, director

    - Kananga/ Documentary/ 2017/ screenwriter, director

    - Spring/ Short Film/ 2017/ screenwriter, director








Shiladitya Bora

distributor, producer, director


COUNTRY: India

CONTACT: shiladityabora@gmail.com

An alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Shiladitya Bora has been associated with all aspects of films and filmmaking, from production, marketing, release and distribution to commissioning of projects for past ten years. He set up PVR Director’s Rare, the limited release arm of PVR Cinemas group, India’s biggest exhibitor, and successfully released more than 85 films. As the founding CEO of Drishyam Films, he is also largely responsible for building India’s most successful Independent film studio. During his tenure at Drishyam, he produced films many of which went on to win awards at major film festivals such as Newton (Berlin), Masaan (Cannes), and Dhanak (Berlin) to name a few. A passionate filmbuff, Bora, started his professional career setting up an international film festival in Ahmedabad and running a boutique film club. He was selected for Berlinale Talents in the year 2015, and his project Minefield was one of the selected 22 projects of Film Bazaar, NFDC co-production market 2014 in Goa. Shiladitya has been researching on this project since the year 2014. He finally moved on from Drishyam last year to fully focus on his directorial venture MINEFIELD.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Newton/fiction/ 2017/ associate producer

    - Masaan/ fiction/ 2015/ associate producer

    - Rainbow/ fiction/ 2015/ executive producer

    - In Their shoes/ documentary/ 2015/ distributor

    - Court/ fiction/ 2014/ distributor

    - Fire In The Blood/ documentary/ 2013/ distributor

    - The World Before Her/ documentary/ 2012/ distributor

    - Celluloid Man/ documentary/ 2012/ distributor

    - Gulabi Gang/ documentary/ 2012/ distributor

    - Fire In Babylon/ documentary/ 2010/ distributor

    - Supermen of Malegaon/ documentary/ 2008/ distributor

AWARDS:

    - Newton/ 68th Berlinale / CICAE Award/ 2017/Germany

    - Masaan/ 68th Cannes / FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard /2015 / France

    - Rainbow/66th Berlinale / Crystal Bear Special Mention / 2015 / Germany

    - Fire In The Blood / Sundance 2013/ Grand Jury Prize / 2013 / USA








Carla Rosmino

producer


COUNTRY: Argentina

CONTACT: carla@gemafilms.com

Was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1988. She started film studies at the FUC, Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires where I got my degree in Film Direction (2013). During her study she worked in several commercial production companies, where she filled a wide range of positions, from pre-production to the actual core of shooting as assistant director and/or production. She was working as Assistant producer with Gema Juarez Allen at GEMA FILMS, a small production company established in (Buenos Aires 2015) as feature film and creative documentary production company, with a special focus on art-house movies. She has attended several workshops such as those directed by Guillermo Ueno, Lorena Fernández, among others. She is currently developing a documentary photography project with my family’s visual archives.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - 327 CUADERNOS / documentary film /2015/ assistant production

    - CAMINO A LA PAZ / fiction road movie /2015/ assistant production

    - OSCURO ANIMAL / fiction film /2015/ assistant production

    - SOLDADO / documentary film /2016/ production coordinator

    - YO NO ME LLAMO RUBEN BLADES / documentary film / 2017 currently in production / production coordinator

    - VETERANOS / documentary film /2016/ currently in production / production coordinator

    - RONNIE MONROY AMA A TODAS / fiction film / 2017 / currently in production / production coordinator

    - DI TELLA / documentary film/2017/ currently in production / production coordinator

    - MAPA MUDO / documentary films /2014/ currently in production/ production coordinator

AWARDS:

    - CAMINO A LA PAZ /Thessaloniki Festival / Bronze Alexander Thessaliniki /2016/ Thessaloniki / Greece

    - Mar Del Plata International Festival / Best Revelation Actor /2015/ Mar Del Plata / Argentina

    - OSCURO ANIMAL /Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara / 2016 /BEST IBEROAMERICAN FILM AWARD /BEST DIRECTOR AWARD / BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD /AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE/ Guadalajara / Mexico

    - LIMA FILM FESTIVAL /JURY PRIZE BEST FILM/ INTERNATIONAL CRITIC AWARD/ 2016 / Lima / Peru

    - SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL/AECID PRIZE / 2016 / San Sebastian / España

    - TARKOVSKY FEST /GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION / 2016 / Russia








Karina Bedkowska

director


COUNTRY: Poland

CONTACT: k.bedkowskaphotography@gmail.com

She was born in Poland and since 7 years resident in London. Her background is photography. While working on personal project ”Female line” about her family she decided to make her own documentary film. Graduated from The Lillebaelt Academy of Multimedia Communication in Odense, Denmark and Academy of Fine Arts of Photography in Poznań, Poland. Participated in Internationale Film Workshops “Film Spring Open” in Kraków, Poland. She exhibited her photography work individually and in collective projects in England, Denmark and Poland.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Here (Tutka in ukrainian)/ documentary short film / 2017 / as director, cinematographer

    - Taking stock / indie film / 2015 / still photographer

    - Synagogue /documentary film/ 2015 / cinematographer

    - Tonight we improvise / theatre film adaptation / 2014 /as second director, lighting, make up

    - Loyal /short film / 2014 / still photographer

AWARDS:

    - Here/ Benicia Film Festival / shotlisted / 2017 / Benicia / California, America /

    - Here/ Short to the point / shortlisted / 2017 / in 17-teen cities / Romania








Rahul Deep Balachandran

cinematographer


COUNTRY: India

CONTACT: rahuldeepb@gmail.com

He did his studies in Under Graduate in Kottayam, afterwards started working as photographer. His interest in Photography and Cinema led him to choose a career as Cinematographer and he wanted to study in one of the Two National Film Institute. At this time, he started Apprenticeship with a well know Cinematographer in Malayalam Cinema, and worked the way up till 2nd Asst Cinematographer, when he got admission in Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. After Graduating he has been working as Cinematographer in Fiction and Non Fiction (Documentaries) in different regional languages and Mumbai Film Industry (Bollywood).

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Inner lines / Documentary Film / Art Installation/ 2017 / Cinematographer

    - Bhoomi/ Feature Film / 2017 / 2nd Unit Cinematographer

    - Sultan / Feature Film / 2016 / 2nd Unit Cinematographer / Camera Operator

    - Invocation: Krishna in the Garden of Assam/ Documentary film/Short film/Art Installation / 2015 / Cinematographer

    - One by Two / Feature Film / 2014 / 2nd Unit Cinematographer/ 1st AC

    - Kanyaka Talkies / Feature Film / 2013 / 1st AC

    - Beyond the Veil / Documentary Film / 2012 / Cinematographer

    - Pure / Short Film / 2013 / Cinematographer

    - In Praise of Stepmother / Short Film / 2011 / Cinematographer

    - The Boxing Ladies / Documentary Film / 2010-11/ Cinematographer

    - Antara /Short Film/ 2009 / Cinematographer








Alessandra Baltodano

student of film school | director


COUNTRY: Costa Rica

CONTACT: alli.baltodano@gmail.com

Documentary photographer from Costa Rica, currently venturing into filmmaking. After getting her degrees in Photography and Communication in 2012, she worked as a freelancer for 3 years, collaborating on reportages with NGOs, cooperation agencies, universities and an environmental magazine. She is currently a student of Audiovisual Ethnography at Tallinn University (a programme that functions under a cooperation between the departments of Anthropology and Documentary Film). She is also founder and co-director of Wimblu, where we create and digitally publish photographic and cinematic author stories, focused on environmental, social and cultural issues.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - The Patient Art of Unearthing / Documentary Film / 2017 / director








Shawn Sebastian

director


COUNTRY: India

CONTACT: shawnsebastian@hotmail.com

Independent journalist, documentary maker and photographer. A regular contributor to national and international media organizations on a variety of subjects including human rights violations, cultural confrontations, women empowerment, food security and ordinary people who make a difference. Founder of Drokpa Films, production house that promotes video literacy as a tool of empowerment. Produces award-winning film documentaries, short videos and photographs for renowned organizations in the development sector such as the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Inter Pares, Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana (RGMVP), Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Deccan Development Society (DDS) and NIRMAN. Directed three documentaries for the India Film Collective (IFC), a Chennai based organization that focuses on stories that showcase India's cultural diversity. He is Master of Communication in Print Journalism, The University of Hyderabad (2014).

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Muthuvan Kalyanam, Wedding in the Hills / short documentary / 2017 / director, scriptwriter

    - In the Shade of Fallen Chinar / short documentary / 2016 / director

    - Millet Sisters of Medak / short documentary / 2016 /director, editor

    - Radio Woman of Patara / short documentary /2015 / director, cinematographer

    - Mangrove Man of Kumbalangy / short documentary / 2015 / director, cinematographer, editor

    - Finding the Light Within / short documentary /2015 / director, editor

    - The School Next Door / short documentary / 2015 / director, cinematographor, editor

    - The Voice-Artist Profile / profile video / 2014 / director, editor

    - Back to the Roots / micro documentary/ 2015 / director, cinematographer

    - Weaving Dreams / profile video / 2013 / director, editor

AWARDS:

    - In the Shade of Fallen Chinar/ Sharath Chandran Memorial Film Festival / Best Resistant Documentary / 2017 / Calicut, Kerala

    - In the Shade of Fallen Chinar/ Special Jury Mention / Signs International Documentary and Short Film Festival / 2016 / Kochi, Kerala

    - Breaking Barriers / Plural+ Youth Video Contest organized by UN alliance of civilizations and International Organization for Migrations / Media Education Award / 2015 / New York

    - Radio Woman of Patara / Women's Film Festival / Best Documentary / Trivandrum, Kerala / 2015

    - Radio Woman of Patara / Columbo International Students Film Festival / Best Editing / 2015 / Columbo, Sri Lanka

    - Radio Woman of Patara / UNESCO-CEMCA Community Radio Film Festival / 3rd Prize / 2014 / New Delhi








Alexandra Verykokou

director


COUNTRY: Greece

CONTACT: veryapricot@icloud.com

She has earned an MA Honours in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Western Macedonia, Greece, Florina. She has worked in humanitarian and political organizations, the printed press and she writes articles for magazines. Her poetry book was published in 2015 ("Feeding the Dog", Gavrilides Editions, 2015). Her poems and short stories have been published in several literary magazines (Neo Epipedo, Emvolimon, Porfyras, Sisyfos, Avgi newspaper etc.). She has written and directed a short film ("St Foteinis 14", 2012) and participated in Drama Pitching Lab 2016 with the short film project “The Weaver” (in development). She works as assistant director in the TV series “Ancient Drama” which is in its second season and currently broadcasted on Greek National Television (ERT – 18 one hour episodes) and also in the feature film “Memory Reloaded”. She also teaches Creative Writing in schools in Athens.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - St Foteinis 14/ short poetic film / 2012 / director, writer

    - The Weaver/ short fiction film / 2016-17/ director, writer (in development)

    - Ancient Drama / TV series / 2016-17/ assistant director

    - Memory Reloaded / feature film / 2017 / assistant director (in pre-production)








Sualeha Qureshi

producer


COUNTRY: Pakistan

CONTACT: sualeha.qureshi@gmail.com

A student of Law and journalism, Sualeha Qureshi began her career in filmmaking under the training of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 2 time Oscar Winner. She has worked on a numerous number of SOCFilms projects including the Waadi Animations feature film, 3Bahadur. She has been assigned local and international projects which have been dedicated to promoting positive social change; this includes research for the Anti Honor Killing Campaign instigated by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Sualeha is currently working as Executive Producer at Shiny Toy Guns Studios Pakistan, a digital film company of rogue innovators committed to thinking outside the box and providing a platform for creativity and ingenuity in Pakistan.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Drops of Life / documentary film / 2014 / director

    - Sulaghta Sitara (Burning Star) / documentary series / 2015 / research associate

    - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness / documentary / 2015 / research associate

    - Armed With Faith / documentary / 2015 / research intern

    - 3 Bahadur (3Braves) / animated feature film / 2015 / production associate

    - Pepsi Litre of Light / creative documentary series / 2015 / associate producer

    - VICE:The Kohistan Story / documentary / 2016 / research associate

    - VICELAND: WOMAN / documentary / 2016 / associate producer

    - Dream Big Pakistan / documentary series / 2016 / associate producer

    - Ideas for a Better Tomorrow Campaign / creative documentary series / 2016 / associate producer

    - TEDWOMEN: Lyari Boxing / creative documentary / 2016 / associate producer

    - Qandeel Baloch: A Very Short Story / creative documentary / 2016 / associate producer

    - 3Bahadur II: The Revenge of Baba Balaam / animated feature film / 2016 / project manager

    - VICELAND: Discarded Daughters/Documentary/ 2017 / associate producer

    - Yaar Mere / music video / 2017 / co-Producer

    - RedBull Neymar Jnr5 Short Film/ documentary / 2017 / producer

AWARDS:

    - Drops of Life/ International Talloires Network / Best Documentary Short / 2014 / South Africa

    - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness/ 88th Academy Awards /Best Documentary, Short Subject / 2016 / LA, USA








Ma. Theresa Clamor

cinematographer


COUNTRY: Philippines

CONTACT: teyclamor@gmail.com

Filipina cinematographer, photographer and director with a wide range of work for music videos, film, TV, online, travel photography and photojournalism. She studied Film and Audio Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Her passion for painting and photography led her to study cinematography under cinematographers, Nap Jamir and Neil Daza. She attended the Berlinale Talent Campus as a director/cinematographer in 2006. Her early works as a student director were shown in various film festivals such as: the 19th Singapore International Film Festival, the 5th Beijing Student Film Festival, and the VIP New York Film Festival. Her thesis film, “Sakdal Laya” was the country’s official entry in the 34th Student Film Academy Awards.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - EX WITH BENEFITS / Feature Film / 2015 / director of photography

    - SLEEPLESS / Feature Film / 2015 / director of photography

    - KUNG ANG ULAN AY GAWA SA TSOKOLATE / Short Feature Film / 2015 / director of photography

    - NED’S PROJECT / Feature Film / 2016 / director of photography

    - SANDRA / Short Feature Film / 2016 / director of photography

    - CAMP SAWI / Feature Film / 2016 / director of photography

    - LOVE ME TOMORROW / Feature Film / 2016 / director of photography

    - ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B / Feature Film / 2016 / director of photography

    - MAESTRA / Feature Film / 2017 / director of photography

    - CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS / Feature Film / 2017 / director of photography

AWARDS:

    - SLEEPLESS / QCinema International Film Festival / Netpac Jury Prize / 2015 / Philippines

    - KUNG ANG ULAN AY GAWA SA TSOKOLATE / CineFilipino Film Festival / Best Short Film / 2016 / Philippines

    - SANDRA / Timi Shorts Film Festival / Best Short Feature Film / 2016 / Romania

    - NED'S PROJECT / CineFilipino Film Festival / Best Film and Best Cinematography / 2016 / Philippines








Mohanad Diab

director


COUNTRY: Egypt

CONTACT: mohanad.diab@hotmail.com

Egyptian director, born in 1985 in Giza Governorate. He holds a Post graduate studies in film and media production From the United States of America. He also participated in many of the Egyptian, Arab and international film festivals and got many awards and certificates in this field.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Mastora / documentary film / 2016 / director

    - AH / short film / 2016 / director

    - Tahra's life / documentary film / 2105 / director

    - Gallery / short film / 2014 / director

    - Kamla's life / documentary film / 2013 / director

AWARDS:

    - Mastora / 13th El-Sakia documentary film festival / The Best Film & The Best Editing / 2016 / Cairo / Egypt

    - AH / 5th Delhi International film festival / The Best short Film / 2016 / Delhi / India

    - Tahra's life / 3th Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards / The Best short Film / 2016 / Los Angeles / USA

    - Tahra's life / 9th Muscat International Film Festival / The Golden Dagger of The Best Documentary Film / 2016 / Muscat / Oman

    - Gallery / 31th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival /The Best short Film / 2015 / Alexandria / Egypt

    - Kamla's life / 30th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival /The Best Documentry Film / 2014 / Alexandria / Egypt








Sylvain Elfassy

director


COUNTRY: France

CONTACT: elfassy.sylvain@gmail.com

He studied attention Esec film School in Paris then went on to work as a cameraman and cinematographer for different institutions and countries (Sénégal, India, Népal, Israël, Canada, Costa Rica) which shaped a new vision of the World. In 2015 he came out with a film about senegalese artistic immigration in Canada that was well received and got in competition at vues d'Afrique in Montréal as well as Montréal black film festival. Currently he works freelance as a director ans cameraman in Paris for diverse clients in documentary ans corporate.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Célébration du gamou par les bayefalls/ documentary film / 2012 / cinematographer

    - Dans les filets de guet ndar/ documentary film / 2012 / cinematographer ans co-writer

    - Jan shatabdi express/ documentary film / 2013 / director, cinematographer

    - Les globes troqueurs/ 2013 / TV program / cinematographer

    - Ranthambore national parc / 2013 / documentary film / aditionnal cinematographer

    - Quebegalais / 2014-2015 / documentary film / director, cinematographer

    - 2015/ Real needs / documentary film /director, cinematographer, editor

    - 2016 / Echoes / documentary film / director, cinematographer, editor

    - 2016/ ce que j'ai chez moi / director, cinematographer, editor

AWARDS:

    - Prix le monde académie, ce que j'ai chez moi, Paris, 2016








Nick Olanka

director


COUNTRY: Philippines

CONTACT: nikolanka@gmail.com

Nick Olanka graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2006. Immediately after graduation he made his first full length film “Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo” (“The Last Day”). Active in theatre through the group The UP Repertory Company, he directed for the Cultural Center of the Philippines Virgin LabFest for three consecutive years. Virgin Labfest is a prestigious theater event in the Philippines where new, radical and untested theatrical materials are staged. He also attended workshops in Mowelfund Film Institute. He is trained under award winning film director Marilou Diaz-Abaya. For Star Cinema, he directed an omnibus horror film entitled “Cinco.” He also worked as creative consultant for Star Cinema. For ABS-CBN he co-directed “E-boy” and “Apoy sa Dagat.” He also had directorial stints for television shows like “Magkaribal,” and “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto.” In 2009, he wrote the screenplay for Adolf Alix’s film “Adela.” From 2009 to present he is part of the director’s pool for the weekly drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (“Remember When”) and “Ipaglaban Mo” (“Fight for It”). His recent film “Ronda” (“Patrol”) is part of the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. The film is also screened in film festivals in Denmark, Canada, USA, Singapore, India and Russia.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Monday of Sorrow / short feature / 2005 / director, scriptwriter

    - The Last Day / feature film / 2006 / director, scriptwriter

    - Adela / feature film / 2008 / writer

    - Remember When? / television drama anthology / 2009 to present / director

    - And I Love You So / feature film / 2009 / creative consultant

    - Cinco / feature film / 2010 / director

    - RPG Metanoia / animated feature film / 2010 / creative consultant

    - Whisper / feature film / 2011 / creative and script consultant

    - E-boy / television series / 2012 / director

    - Fire at Sea / television series / 2013 / director

    - Fight for It / television legal drama anthology / 2014 to present / director

    - Patrol / feature film / 2014 / director, scriptwriter, editor

AWARDS:

    - Monday of Sorrow / Kodak Film School Competition Philippines / Winner / 2005 / Manila / Philippines

    - Monday of Sorrow / Kodak Film School Competition Asia Pacific / Philippines Official Entry / 2005 / Manila / Philippines

    - The Last Day / 2nd Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival / Finalist / 2006 / Manila / Philippines

    - Adela / Cinemanila International Film Festival / Best Actress / 2008 / Manila / Philippines

    - Adela / Toronto International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2008 / Toronto / Canada

    - Adela / Pusan International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2008 / Pusan / South Korea

    - Adela / Rotterdam International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / Rotterdam / Netherlands

    - Adela / Vladivostok International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / Vladivostok / Russia

    - Adela / San Francisco Asian American Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / San Francisco / USA

    - Adela / Melbourne International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / Melbourne / Australia

    - Adela / Festival Cinema Africano Asia America Latina / Official Selection / 2009 / Milan / Italy

    - Adela / Moscow International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / Moscow / Russia

    - Adela / Sarasota International Film Festival / Official Selection / 2009 / Sarasota / USA

    - Adela / Young Critics Circle / Best Film, Best Screenplay / 2009 / Manila / Philippines

    - Patrol / 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival / Finalist / 2014 / Manila / Philippines

    - Patrol / Amsterdam World International Film Festival / Innovation Award Grand Jury Winner / 2016 / Amsterdam / Netherlands

    - Patrol / 18th International Film Festival of Detective Films / Official Selection / Moscow / Russia

    - Patrol / Los Angeles World International Film Festival / Best Artistic Contribution Grand Jury Winner / 2016 / Los Angeles / USA

    - Patrol / 8th Bengaluru International Film Festival / Official Selection / Bengaluru / India

    - Patrol / Singapore World International Film Festival / Best Actress / 2016 / Singapore / Singapore








Debbie Onuoha

student of film school | director


COUNTRY: Ghana | Nigeria

CONTACT: debbieonuoha@gmail.com

She is a Ghanaian-Nigerian with a passion for words and moving images. Like her last name “Onuoha” which translates in English as “the mouth of the people,” she is passionate about using documentary to bring stories from her home countries—Ghana and Nigeria—to rest of the world. Debbie is currently a student at DocNomads—a mobile film school, alternating between Portugal, Hungary and Belgium—where she is midway through an MA in Documentary Film Directing. Before deciding to follow her passion for the cinematic arts last year, she trained as a social scientist at Harvard University (BA) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil).

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Companions / Documentary Short / 2017 / sound design

    - Journey with John / Documentary Short / 2017 / codirector, sound design

    - Z€N / Documentary Short / 2017 / editor

    - Obreiro / Documentary Short / 2017 / director

    - Ana Paula Mora Aqui / Documentary Short / 2016 / codirector, sound design








Liryc Paolo Dela Cruz

director


COUNTRY: Philippines

CONTACT: lirycpaolodelacruz@gmail.com

He is a filmmaker from Mindanao, Philippines. He started making films since he was 16 while studying Media and Communication in Ateneo de Davao University. At 18, he started writing for TV and later on venture in Producing. In 2012, Liryc went back to filmmaking and collaborated with Lav Diaz for film like Storm Children, From What is Before, Norte, The End of History, Desaparecido. In 2015, Liryc's film was selected in the Pardi di domani section of Locarno Festival. Liryc's works were exhibited in Paris, Brazil, Madrid, Lisbon and New York.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Neurasthenia / Documentary film / 2017 / director, DOP, producer, editor

    - Carving thy Faith / Documentary film / 2017 / producer

    - Children of the Fog / Fiction / 2017 / producer

    - Winter's of May / Fiction / 2017 / producer

    - Memories of the Waves / Docu-Fiction / 2016 / writer, producer, director, DOP, editor

    - Daughter's of the Three-tailed Banner/ 2016 / producer

    - Of Cat's, Dogs, Farm Animals And Sashimi / Documentary film / producer

    - The Ebb of Forgetting / Fiction / 2015 / writer, producer, filmmaker

    - Storm Children / Documentary / 2014 / production manager

    - From What Is Before / Fiction / 2014 / production manager, art director, actor

    - Norte, The End of History / Fiction / 2013 / assistant director

    - Prologue to the Great Desaparecido / Fiction / 2013 / assistant director, production manager

AWARDS:

    - Of Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals and Sashimi / Taiwan International Documentary Festival / Special Jury Prize / 2016 / Taiwan








Arnold Fernandes

student of film school | cinematographer


COUNTRY: India

CONTACT: arnold.fernandes89@gmail.com

Post completing his cinematography course at SRFTI he still had a lot of work to do to develop on many aspects of my cinematography. In 2016, he works as B Unit Camera Operator under the guidance of Manoj Lobo (Cinematographer ISC) on Banjo - A Bollywood Feature Film produced by Eros international. During that time he also assisted on two International documentary projects. The first being BBC's documentary on Indian Railways where he was handed the responsibility of being First AC on the Mumbai schedule co-produced by Backpack Films. In 2017, he had a life changing experience while filming - Of Love and Artistry, with the humble folk musicians of Rajasthan.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Of Love and Artistry / Documentary / 2017 / Cinematographer

    - Sound Thief/ Short Documentary / 2014 / Cinematographer

    - Women of the Sun/ Short Documentary / 2014/ Cinematographer

AWARDS:

    - Sound Thief /Sound & Image Challenge Worldwide / Best Documentary / 2014 / Macau / China

    - Sound Thief / George Lindsey UNA Film Festival / Best Student Documentary / 2014/ USA








Shahrukh Khan

student of film school | director


COUNTRY: Pakistan

CONTACT: shahrukh.kh@hotmail.com

He is studying Film Making from SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Science and Technology). It’s a four year bachelors program and I am in my final year, working on my thesis nowadays. My journey had started as a writer which I personally am very passionate about. I write fiction as well as poetry. I try to explore every aspect of film-making that’s why I can’t say that I want to be a great documentary filmmaker. I just want to learn the art and enjoy while doing so.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - What a Waste/ documentary film / 2017 / director

    - Let there be light! / poetic documentary / 2016/ director








Hõbe Ilus

student of film school | director


COUNTRY: Estonia

CONTACT: ilus.hobe@gmail.com

After high-school she went straight to Tartu University where in 2011 she achieved a bachelor's degree in literature and theatre-studies. In April 2012 she made a decision to move to Berlin. It was the first time that I thought of the possibility of studying documentary and found the Documentary Film course program at Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia. In autumn 2013 she moved to Scotland, Edinburgh. In 2015 she moved officially back to Tallinn but still continued travelling. Started her Master's studies at Baltic Film and Media School in September, 2016. Her biggest personal project thus far had been a memoir „Midagi igavest pole olemas” ("Nothing is Eternal") by Asta Salumaa which she edited, designed and published in 2015.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Before/ documentary film/ 2016/ scriptwriter, director, editor, cinematographer

    - Margus/ documentary film/ 2017/ scriptwriter, director, editor, cinematographer








Sebastian Peña-Escobar

producer


COUNTRY: Paraguay

CONTACT: sepescopy@gmail.com

Sebastian Peña Escobar (Asunción, 1973). Producer, writer & independent researcher. 
Studied Economics and got an MBA from The University of Kansas.
Since 2002 he developed and produced magazines, books and audiovisual content for his editorial house. Since 2007, co-organizes the Photography Month in Paraguay. He has published essays on cultural theory, prose, poetry and articles in local magazines.
 Participated in Torino Film Lab (Framework) in 2015.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas / documentary film / 2015 / co-producer

    - Guaraní / feature film / 2015 / co-producer

    - The Heiresses / feature film / currently in post-production stage / main producer & executive producer

AWARDS:

    - Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas - Nominated Best Documentary at the 2015 Goya Awards and 2016 Platino Awards.

    - Guaraní - winner of Visión Europea Award at Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires, 2014) and Best Foreign Film at the Festival do Gramado (Brazil, 2016)








Prahas Nair

student of film school | director


COUNTRY: India

CONTACT: prahasnair@gmail.com

He is an independent filmmaker and currently a student in Direction and screenplay writing at K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA), a Film school under the Government of Kerala, India. He graduated in Mass Communication and Video Production from Mar Ivanios College (Kerala University) in 2006-2009. As part of this Graduation course he worked as a cinematographer for a short experimental documentary titled ‘Bhranthante Kaalpaadukal’. After that he attended a one-year P G Diploma course in Photography from Jamia Millia Islamia, Central University, New Delhi. Before Joining KRNNIVSA I attended a Two-week workshop on Digital Film-making from L L V Prasad Film and Television Academy, Thiruvananthapuram in 2015. As part of this workshop he wrote and co-directed a Short film ‘Madakkam’ along with two other team-members.

FILMOGRAPHY:

    - Branthante Kalpadukal / Docu-Fiction / 2009 / cinematographer

    - Madakkam / Fiction / 2014 / writer, co-director

    - Pakarppu/ / Fiction / 2015 / writer, director

    - Sanketham/ / Fiction / 2015/ writer, director

    - Kothi/ Fiction / 2016 / writer, director

    - Vikathakumaran/ Fiction /2016 / writer, director

    - Kathu / Fiction / 2016/ writer, director

AWARDS:

    - Madakkam / Special Jury Mention / 2015 / the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala