A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has directed several documentary and narrative shorts including MY SISTER SARAH, about her sister’s lifelong drug abuse and recovery. It won the International Documentary Association’s Award for Best Student Documentary and was a Student Academy Award Finalist. Her films have screened at festivals across the country and the world, including Interfilm Berlin, Uppsala and SXSW. She has optioned her feature, SUNDOGS, which participated in the Berlinale Script Station and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist and won the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition. Her most recent feature script, LØVSET'S MANOEUVRE, was a Slamdance Screenplay Competition finalist and participated in the WIF/Sundance Financing Fellowship. She received an MFA in Film Production from University of Texas-Austin and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU-Tisch.
Based in the South of France, Léa Triboulet is a filmmaker and scriptwriter. After receiving an honors Master’s degree in scenography at the art school Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (FR), she joined the international programme Film Factory in 2013, which was led by Béla Tarr in Sarajevo (BiH). She is a recipient of the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation and the SACD-Beaumarchais, an alumna of the Yearly Selection of the Groupe Ouest, European Short Pitch, Le CLOS and Pustnik. Her short film « The brother » (CNC quality prize), filmed in New Orleans, premiered internationally in Rotterdam IFFR in 2017. She has directed several short films which have traveled to film festivals worldwide as Clermont-Ferrand, Montreal Nouveau Cinéma, Uppsala, Leeds, Hamburg, Sarajevo FF, Sarasota FF, New Orleans, Tallinn Black Night FF amongst others. She is currently developing further short films and working on her first feature projects « Maïssa » and « I will drink with the bees ».
Raluca David is a Romanian film director and scriptwriter and also a passionate video editor. She's made several critically acclaimed short films and her latest project is a long documentary film "Waves on dry soil".
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