Director, screenwriter and producer from Romania. As a screenwriter, he won Best Short in the 2008 HBO TIFF scriptwriting competition with THE HUMAN TORCH which premiered in 2013. Bogdan wrote a script for “Opinci” directed by Anton Groves which won the Young Audience Award in Clermont Ferrand Festival. His short fiction THE CHRISTMAS GIFT is an award winner of 50 awards and 7 nominations including Grand Prix of 12th Wiz-Art Festival and is Best Short Film Award at the European Film Academy Awards in 2019.
General producer of Odessa International Film Festival, one of the biggest audience film festivals in Eastern Europe, member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Film Academy and the European Film Academy. Working previously for several years for distribution and production company Arthouse Traffic Julia was in charge of festival promotion of the selection of short films “Angry Ukrainians” and feature films. Julia has also co-produced a documentary film “Ridni” by Vitaliy Mansky and now working as a producer on the feature film about Lesya Ukrainka.
Anna Korinek has been a member of the Program Department at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival since 2010. From 2012 she is also a member of the festival selection committee. In 2015 she was appointed the Program Coordinator. As a programmer, she is focused on German speaking countries and middle-east cinematography. She is coordinating and programming the Future Frames program, which promotes young European filmmakers. She is working also as a programmer of Prague Short Film Festival since 2011. Besides these festivals, Anna had cooperated with other festivals and TV productions in Czech Republic and produced several short films.
UK based writer, director, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Drawing inspiration from travelling to more than sixty countries, Dekel explores real-world social and humanitarian issues. His film ‘Anna’ premiered in Competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, won the Best British Short Film award at the 22nd BIFA awards, and was shortlisted for a BAFTA. His short film, “Ashmina” won numerous prizes, including Best Short Film at the 59th Krakow Film Festival and Best Live Action Short at the 36th Jerusalem Film Festival, qualifying the film for Academy Awards consideration.
Cultorologist, art-manager and General Director of Dovzhenko-Centre. In 2002, Ivan became a co founder and editor of literary magazine “Nervometer”, aimed at promotion of modern Ukrainian literature of Southern Ukraine and literary avant-garde of 1920s. In 2010, he founded the festival of silent films and modern music — “Mute Nights” in Odesa. In 2011, he compiled and published a DVD-collection of Ukrainian silent cinema classics “Ukrainian Re-Vision”. Since 2014, Ivan Kozlenko is the head of the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre. In 2017, his first novel Tangier (Komora Publishing House) came out in print and was shortlisted for the national literary award “BBC Book of the Year”.
Kateryna is a director-documentalist. She has graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University. In addition she is a graduate of the School of Documentary Directing and Documentary Theatre of Maryna Razbiezhkina and Mykhail Uharov. She debuted in front of the general public at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival where she presented her work Mizh Namy (“Among Us“). Her live action debut was marked by the short film Viddalik (“From Afar“) in 2015. Now, Katia is working on her first full-length movie Stop-Zemlia (“Stop-Earth“) and teaches documentary cinema to the students of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.