Kyrylo Zemlyanyi is a director, born in Tokmak, Ukraine. His latest film, RE-RECORD had its national premiere at the Kyiv International Short Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. And was also presented at: Palm Springs ShortFest, FEST New Directors/New Films, etc. Kyrylo's new project UNAVAILABLE was presented as part of the Euro Connection at the Festival du court métrage de Cle mont-Ferrand and CoProduction Forum as part of the Brussels Short Film Festival.
Christina-Kallirroi studied Acting at the Drama School of the Athens Conservatory and Law at the Athens Law School. Since 2012 she has been working as an actress and director in theatre. In 2020, she wrote and directed her first short film NOW THAT SPRING IS HERE (VIENNA SHORTS 2021, Audience Award at Feel the Reel International Film Festival). Her second short film POPPIES AND DUCKS premiered at Trieste Film Festival 2023, won the Grand Prize at Jeonju International Short Film Festival and continues its festival run receiving warm acceptance worldwide. KAMIKAZI will be her third short film. Her book of poetry called South Argentina is about to be published.
Nitzan graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, 2017. She directed four shorts that were screened around the world. Her debut feature film (in development) was selected to the international film lab LIM in 2022, and to the BerlinAir Residence of the Israeli Film Fund and Medienboard Brandenburg Berlin Film Fund. In 2023, it was selected to the Jerusalem Film Lab. Nitzan worked as a documentary directress for, the Israeli national channel for two years. She now works as a script consultant and teaches directing and editing at Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv.
Alejandra Gómez de la Torre, a Peruvian writer-director based in Barcelona, has mastered the art of collecting embarrassing stories since 1992. Her creative focus revolves around women, vulvas, and her grandmother. She recently finished a Master's in directing at ESCAC. Her debut animated short film, THE VULVALAXY has won two awards and received 10 festival selections.
Zsuzsanna Kreif is a freelance animation filmmaker based in Budapest, graduated from MOME. Her first film, co-directed with Bori Zétényi was LIMBO-LIMBO TRAVEL a french-hungarian co-production, selected to over 100 festivals, including Sundance, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand. She directed the animated comedy series Candide with Balázs Turai and Nándor Bera. She is currently developing a feature sci-fi animation, DINO DOOM ON DESERT PLANET with Balázs Turai.
Filipino screenwriter and director Trishtan Perez carves a niche in queer cinema. His 2021 short film I GET SO SAD SOMETIMES was selected in global film festivals, including Toronto’s Inside Out, and won Best Film at QCinema IFF. He was listed by CNN Philippines as one of the “Eight emerging Filipino directors to look out for”. He studied Film at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and trained as story editor at Full Circle Lab. He is currently the development lead of Screen Asia.
Patricia Geula, a filmmaker navigating between Kenya and Portugal, centers her work on the intricate balance between the harsh and beautiful complexities of human existence and its ephemeral nature. Through the use of moving images and text, she delves into the realms of ecstatic truths, ancestral wounds, mental health, sexuality, and the transcendent power of music. Notably, her forthcoming feature film THE WATER CALLS TO YOU garnered recognition by winning the Nairobi Film Festival Writer’s Prize 2022 and was chosen to participate in the Durban Film Mart 2022. Patricia's script for the short film WHISPERS FROM MY MOTHER was selected for the Durban Talent 2021 program
Both film director and visual artist, Frédérique de Montblanc studied at Concordia University in Montreal (BFA) then at CalArts in Los Angeles (MFA). She is currently touring her feature length documentary Dragon Women, while developing Adria Supernova, a feature length comedy produced by Wrong Men (BE). In the past, she has produced a number of interdisciplinary projects with visual artists such as: Various Artists (BE), Madaleine Trigg (NZ), Janne Larsen (US) and Mihail Onea (RO). Frederique lives in Brussels.