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
Johnny Ma Born as Ma Nan in Shanghai, China, Johnny first immigrated to Toronto at the age of ten. Johnny graduated from the film program at Columbia University and was a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Lab in 2014. In 2012, Johnny moved back to China to make his thesis film A GRAND CANAL, which premiered at the TorontoInternational Film Festival.
Romain Cogitore Born in 1985, Romain Cogitore sets himself as one of the emerging filmmakers to follow by finishing his 1st feature, Fifteen Lads, at the age of 25. Along with cinema he cultivates a cross-practice of arts such as photography, poetry, music and theatre. He has directed six shorts films, among which Concerto, awarded by the Foundation Bleustein-Blanchet and Des Hommes, presented at Belfort Film festival. Fifteen Lads was released
Šarūnas Bartas Sarunas Bartas is a Lithuanian film director. One of the most prominent Lithuanian film directors internationally from the late 20th century. His 2015 film Peace to Us in Our Dreams was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Filmography: Features 2015 : Peace to Us in Our Dreams 2010 : Eastern Drift 2005 : Seven Invisible Men 2004 : "Children Lose Nothing" in Visions of Europe 2000 : Freedom 1997
Stephen Dwoskin January 15, 1939 – June 28, 2012, was an accomplished experimental filmmaker whose work had a decisive effect on the British film theorists of the early 1970s. His films are held at the BFI and distributed by LUX. His archive is held at The University of Reading. Filmography: Features 2012 : Age is… 2007 : The Sun and the Moon 2005 : Oblivion 1994 : Trying to Kiss the Moon 1992
Antoine Barraud A French film director. He directed his first medium-length film, Song (with Nathalie Boutefeu) in 2007 , but it was mainly his second experimental film Les Gouffres (with Mathieu Amalric and Nathalie Boutefeu) which was noticed by critics during his presentation at festivals in Switzerland and France. Filmography : Filmographie 2014 : Le Dos rouge 2012 : Les Gouffres Shorts 2013 : Abismo (adapté des Gouffres) 2011 : Son of a Gun 2009 : River of Anger 2008 : Monstre
Alireza Khatami Alireza Khatami (1980, Iran) worked in the Iranian film Industry before going into exile in Malaysia where he then worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor. Currently he lives in the USA and studies Master of Fine Arts in Film Production. His debut film, Oblivion Verses, was selected for the Script Station of 62nd Berlinale Talent Campus and received the Hubert Bals Fund from
Joao Pedro Rodrigues João Pedro Rodrigues is a Portuguese film director whose activity started in 1997. He is considered to be part of The School of Reis film family. Having studied at the School of Theatre and Cinema of Portugal, João Pedro Rodrigues started his career as an assistant director and editor in several features, directed, for example, by Alberto Seixas Santos and Teresa Villaverde, among others. In 1997 João Pedro Rodrigues directs his first film. O
Qiu Yang Qiu Yang was born and raised in Changzhou, China. In 2013, he was selected for the prestigious directing course at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2014, his short The World was selected for several international film festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival. In 2015, his short Under the Sun was selected for Cinéfondation – La Sélection and was the only