Guests of Honor

Jacques Audiard

Guests Of Honor

“Film is abstract, not definite. It is a dream” (Jacques Audiard) Jacques Audiard, one of the most prominent voices in contemporary European cinema, was raised among...
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Carlos Reygadas

Guests Of Honor

Carlos Reygadas first discovered his attraction to the seventh art at the age of 16, after happening upon an old videotape with the films of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky. Ho...
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Athina Rachel Tsangari

Guests Of Honor

One of the key figures in the contemporary renaissance of Greek cinema, Athina Rachel Tsangari, left her homeland at the age of 18 to study in the United States, where she disco...
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Adam Mirels

Guests Of Honor

The American producer, Adam Mirels, is a graduate of University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds a MA from the London Business School. In 2016, he founded the production company "...
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Kornél Mundruczó

Guests Of Honor

One can never predict what to expect when entering a film by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. Anything and everything can happen. From a drug-addict who becomes a martyr in ...
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Kata Wéber

Guests Of Honor

Hungarian playwright and scriptwriter Kata Wéber studied at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest, where she received her PHD in theater research. For years she was mainly i...
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Dana Bunescu

Guests Of Honor

Dana Bunescu grew up in Communist Romania under Ceaușescu’s tyrannical rule and became interested in editing films after graduating from university at the end of the 1990s. She ...
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Kathleen McIinnis

The International Competition

A festival programmer and film strategist, publicist and producer with more than 25 years experience, Kathleen offers emerging world-cinema filmmakers strategic business develop...
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Enrico Vannucci

The International Competition

Enrico Vannucci born 1981 in Sassuolo, Italy, has been passionate about films since childhood due to his permissive parents letting him watch VHS tapes and going to the cinema t...
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Jeremy Zelnik

The International Competition

Jeremy Zelnik is Head of Industry and co-founder of Les Arcs European Film Festival which takes place each year in the French Alps and screen more than 80 feature films and 40 s...
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Martina Fiorellino

The International Competition

After attending the training programme funded by the European Union Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, Martina started working in sales in 2015. She currently works for the French sales...
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Tom Shoval

The International Competition

Israeli film-maker and screenwriter Tom Shoval has won rave reviews for his sharp visual style and storytelling abilities. In 2007, he graduated from Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Fil...
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Avi Nesher

The Israeli Competition

Avi Nesher is a director, screenwriter and award-winning film producer. He is considered one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of Israeli cinema. S...
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Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

The Israeli Competition

Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck is a filmmaker, video artist and programmer. She creates video projections for theater, opera, dance and music concerts as well as video installations ...
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Alissa simon

The Israeli Competition

Currently Senior Programmer for the Palm Springs IFF and a programmer for the Chicago IFF, Simon has been a film curator for more than 25 years and was named a 1999 "Chicagoan o...
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Kobi Farag

The Israeli Competition

Actor and Director, after his service in the IDF Theater Kobi Created the sitcom Hapijamot. Since then he takes part in numerous television series, sketch-comedy shows, feature ...
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Ameer Fakher Eldin

The Israeli Competition

Ameer Fakher Eldin is an Israeli Writer and Director. He was born in the USSR for Syrian parents from the Golan Heights. He studied film at Camera Obscura School of Art and Cin...
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Yair Raveh

The Israeli Film Critic Forum

Yair Raveh is one of Israel's leading and best known contemporary film critics and founders of the Israeli Film Critics Association, which is affiliated with FIPRESCI. Since 199...
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Yael Shuv

The Israeli Film Critic Forum

Yael Shuv has been the chief film critic at Time Out Tel Aviv since the publication of its first issue in 2002. Having graduated from New York University with a master's degree ...
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Matan Shiram

The Israeli Film Critic Forum

Matan Shiram is a journalist, film critic, screenwriter and director. During his work as a journalist, Shiram has published articles, essays and journalistic investigations in n...
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Michal Heiman

The Independent Short-Film Competition

Michal Heiman is an artist, creator of Photographer Unknown archive (1985) and the Michal Heiman Tests No. 1-4 (M.H.T.s 1997-2010). She teaches at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of...
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Zsuzsanna Kiràly

The Independent Short-Film Competition

Zsuzsanna Kiràly studied Journalism and Communication Studies in Vienna and Berlin. She received the Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation Grant for her Master’s thesis on German lang...
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Joana de Sousa

The Independent Short-Film Competition

Joana de Sousa is an experimental and documentary filmmaker, performer and curator based in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2011, she is member of Rabbit Hole, an artistic platform and ...
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