Caroline Poggi was born on January 31st, 1990 in Ajaccio, France. She studied at Paris IV and Paris VIII University and finally at the University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli. Jonathan Vinel was born on April 26th, 1988 in Toulouse, France. Jonathan studied editing at La Fémis. Each of the two separately directed several short films (Dogs for Caroline, Our Love is Powerful Enough for Jonathan), before directing together. Their short film As Long As Shotguns Remain won the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale and they are presently finishing their first feature film: Jessica Forever.
In 2008 artist Arjan Brentjes stopped painting and began making short films. This change came because the medium of film was closer to his interest in modern communication and media.
In his films Arjan experiments with different ways to bring something across to the viewer. In this way, Arjan often takes the viewer back to a movie style from the past in order to look at our future from there. This thereby wittily comments on the development of our technological society. Perspective is the key to ‘Sand’, his second fully animated film.
Films by Arjan Brentjes are well received by international festivals. His most recent work, the film 'Hybris', has already received eleven awards.
August Aabo (1994) is a director and writer from Copenhagen, studied at the European Film College. August is known for Nattebarn (2015), On Violence (2012), Yisrael (2016), Fucking Killas On Speed Dial (2017).
Greta Nash is an award-winning filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia. Her short film “Locker Room” premiered at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival and won the REBEL8 Award for Outstanding Emerging Female Director at Flickerfest 2018. Her latest film “Two Piece” was recently awarded Best Film at Tropfest 2018, as selected by a jury led by Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon.
Ignacio F. Rodó
Ignacio F. Rodó always wanted to be a troubadour. Unfortunately, he was born several centuries late for that, so he had to resign himself to being a filmmaker instead.He has directed more than 25 short films that have won more than 80 awards and have been selected for more than 500 international film festivals (including several Oscar qualifying). His short film «Tuck me in» (2014) is an internet hit, where it has more than 15 million views. It also got 30 awards and more than 240 selections in film festivals.
Ignacio combines his experience in cinema with more than 10 years working in the film industry, where he has focused in directing and producing commercials. As a screenwriter, he has written several short films and 7 feature films.
Maël G. Lagadec
Maël G. Lagadec was born in 1984 in Paris, France. He began with analog photography. Obtained his diploma in audiovisual engineering in Bayonne. Maël begins his career as cameraman in Bangalore, India, and co-writes a book on handicap in Indian countryside.
In 2005, he shoots his first documentary in Dakar during a humanitarian organization’s exchange. He settled in Brussels and became visual engineer for a cultural Belgian TV show. Then he left the television industry to get closer to his true passions. He directs in 2016 and at the initiative of the association Human Acts, “GIRL FACT” a short fiction story, which denounces sexual violence at the East of DRC. This story, adapted from a novel by Eve Ensler, is currently shortlisted in several festivals around the world.
Today, Maël co-directs in 2017 with Jeanne Debarsy the Radio drama “the first time I went crowdzy”, a subjective and immersive piece, which questions extreme lucidity while being at a certain state of madness.
Nata Metlukh was born in Ukraine, and now is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco. She studied animation in Canada at Vancouver Film School, and her graduation film Fears got numerous awards at animation festivals. Actually, Nata is specializing in editorial and children’s illustration. Her work is a thrilling world of fantasy comprising of giants sleeping on mountains, a doctor coming out of a can of Spam, and other delightfully random concepts.
Currently she resides in Estonia earning her Master's degree in animation in Priit Pärn's program.
Asta Stuhr is a Danish film producer placed in Copenhagen. She studied film at Station Next and The European Film College, and has been producing short films and music videos since 2010.