Pascal Tessaud Pascal Tessaud was born and grew up in the suburb of Paris. Coming from a working class family, he obtained a Baccalaureate specialized in fine arts before completing a master degree in Cinema at Nanterre-Paris X University. He studied Italian cinema at the Universtà Ca’Foscari Di Venezia and then specialized in documentary cinema at the IECA of Nancy. He directed four short-movies: Night
Wi Ding Ho Wi Ding Ho, born and raised in Malaysia, attended the film school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His latest feature film Cities of Last Things world premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won its Platform Prize; it also won many awards such as Grand Jury Prize at Beaune International Thriller Film Festival and travels close to twenty film festivals.
Carlos Francisco Manatad Born in Tacloban City, Carlo Francisco Manatad is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Docnet Campus Project. His short film, Junilyn Has was screened in Festival del film Locarno, Clermont Ferrand, and has since travelled the festival circuit. His other short film, Sandra has premiered at Fribourg International Film Festival last March and has won several awards
Nicolas Sarkissian Born in 1971 near Grenoble, Nicolas Sarkissian studied literature and film in Lyon, Nantes and Paris. He worked as an editor on over thirty short films including Les Bigornaux by Alice Vial (César Award for Best Short in 2018), numerous documentaries for Arte and Canal Plus as well as several feature films such as Ils (2006), Eden Log (2007), Djinns (2010), La Traque
Omar Shargawi is a self-taught director and independent photographer. He was born in Copenhagen from a Danish mother and a Palestinian father. His first feature film, GO WITH PEACE JAMIL (2008), was rewarded by many international festivals. It received the VPRO Tiger Award at Rotterdam, the Church Award, the FIPRESCI prize at Göteborg, and the best director prize in Transylvania. MY FATHER FROM HAIFA (2009)
Zhang Tao ZHANG Tao is a Chinese director (People's Republic of China), screenwriter and actor. Born in the Shandong Province, the birthplace of Confucius, ZHANG Tao is the son of peasants. He first studied law while working as a civil servant. He quitted his career to depict, through cinema, modern China and its evolutions. He joined the prestigious Central Academy of Dramatic Art of Beijing,
Duccio Chiarini Duccio graduated from the London Film School. After doing several short films in 2011, he directed the autobiographical documentary “Hit the road, nonna”, about the explosive life of his entrepreneur grandmother Delia. The film premiered at the Venice Days the same year. In 2014 he wrote and directed his first feature film “Short Skin”. Produced within the Biennale Cinema College workshop, the film