Rand Beiruty, based between Amman and Berlin, is a writer, director, producer and co-founder of Shaghab Films, a Jordanian production company. She is currently pursuing a practice-based Ph.D. about questions of representation and documentary film ethics from Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Beiruty is an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Beirut Talents, Rotterdam Lab, Locarno Documentary School, ANIDOX:LAB, Film Leader Incubator Asia, Documentary Campus, Robert Bosch Film Prize and Ji.hlava Academy. She has pitched her projects on many international platforms and received awards from Tribeca Film Institute, Mifa Animation du Monde, Arab Cinema Center and European Network of Young Cinema among others. She’s in production of the short animated-documentary SHADOWS and her debut feature documentary TELL THEM ABOUT US.
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Soon after graduating with a BA in Architecture, Lebanese director Hussen lbraheem decided to follow his passion for cinema. He studied at the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts-a branch of the University of Southern California in ordan-and graduated with a masters. His short films were awarded and selected for many international film festivals. Besides working on his short film 'Field of View', Hussen is developing his debut feature film 'Tide', and he now lives between Beirut and Berlin.
Johanna Rottenmaier, born 1974, is an author of screenplays and books, transmedia storyteller and media acitivist. Also she is head of a big online plattform for subculture and electronic nightlife in Berlin.
Patrik was born in the north of Sweden in 1978. This year he is finishing his MFA in Film Editing from the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Patrik has written and directed a number of short films, most notably Who is Arvid Pekon? based on the novel by Karin Tidbeck, about a switch board operator who gets his very existence disproved. The film has been shown at more than 20 festivals all over the world. His short film The Cart, about a young woman taking a fish to the ocean, was shown at over 40 festivals including Thessaloniki, Greece and Euroshorts, Poland, also winning the Best Short Award at the New Jersey Film Festival.
Klara Stoyanova is a film student and freelance filmmaker. After taking part in a one-year course at the National Academy for Film and Theater Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2011, she started studying Fine Arts with accent on Film at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. Besides winning a couple of Short Film Challenges with her short movies - the latest an award from Goethe Institut Bulgaria, and participating in various exhibitions with her videoart, she worked as a performer in Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Republique Theater Copenhagen and HAU Berlin.