While on studies Aleksandra worked on several award winning short films, that were screened at renowned film festivals (Clermont Ferrand, Cannes, Berlinale). During the final year of her studies she was a teaching assistant and coordinator of international film section. She produced short films, feature films, documentaries. She done many service productions and co-productions worldwide as well. She worked for the sales company Loco films based in Paris where she gained experience in sales and distribution. In 2018, she was accepted to European program Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, attending La Fémis film school of Paris, Filmakademie film school in Stuttgart. In 2021 she directed the short film More Than Living (produced by France and TV7). In 2019, she attended a workshop with the script Zvezdana.
Britt graduated in animation in 2011. She loves to draw, tell stories and finds choosing hard. Making animation the perfect match; you don't have to choose because you do a bit of everything! Her first professional short film „Catherine" (2016) won 50 prizes at festivals around the world. Her latest short-film “Luce and the Rock” premiered in February 2022 at the Berlinale where it received a special mention of the children’s jury. Britt's developing a picture book based on ‘Luce and the Rock’ and a series about pets. If she's reincarnated, she hopes to return as a cat named ‘Fluffy’.
Polen Ly is self-taught filmmaker since 2012 after he studied five years at the Medical Faculty in Phnom Penh city. He has made a number of short films in different genres, such as: fiction, documentary and experimental. His interest mostly lies in social issues, while his storytelling style is often expressed through different means of visualization and metaphors. Some of his films became award winning on international film festivals, including Tropfest SEA (Malaysia), where his short film "Colourful Knots" won the first prize. Recently in 2018, Polen was selected as a director fellow at Asian Film Academy, Busan, Korea.
Nadya is a screenwriter & director with a love for the absurd. From undying headless chickens to grandmothers taking over the mafia, she likes putting her characters in situations that drive them to extremes, and all that with more than a pinch of dark humor. After working on a couple of TV projects in her own country, she graduated from Screenwriting at FAMU International in Prague and went on to participate in several film labs, among which Sarajevo Talents and the EastWest Talent Lab. She graduated from the TV writing program Serial Eyes in 2020.
Berlin based filmmaker Summer Agnew is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts. He was awarded the SPADA New Zealand Filmmaker of the year and Best Director at Oscar qualifying Show me Shorts film festival. His works include the documentaries MINGINUI, KAPITI ART PROJECT and ON AN UNKNOWN BEACH and narrative shorts PATU IHU and THE BROTHER all of which explore the wonderfully tragic modern world that we're building for ourselves.
Greg Fay is a London based writer and director, represented as a writer by Independent Talent (www.independenttalent.com). As of 2021, he has one feature project in development with Scott Free Films and a comedy/drama serial in development with Avalon Television.
Jamie Delaney is a UK based critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning Irish writer and . Graduated from the London College of Communication with a Masters in Graphic Design. Delaney then pursued his passion for directing and moving image full-time, on a mix of short films, music videos, documentaries, and commercials. He is currently undertaking an M.Phil. in Screenwriting at Trinity College Dublin. His short films have premiered at a number of international film festival’s including: SXSW Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival and have been long-listed for a 2016 BAFTA award.
Franka Sachse is an independent filmmaker. To create her animated films, she assumes the role of a scriptwriter, storyboard artist, art director, animator and director. Often she realises her visions through digital drawn animation, but also uses analog techniques to approach topics like interpersonal relationships and ambivalent feeling. Furthermore, Franka is animating young talents to animate through her sessions at international workshops and her lecturing activities at different universities.
'In the Blink of an Eye' - Robert Award for Best Short (2021)