Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender

Gabriela Seidel-Hollaender

Studied German Literature, Film, Television and Theater Studies and History in Frankfurt / Main, Berlin and Paris. Producer for various film production companies, film curator and program consultant for Berlinale Forum and Goethe-Institut, author and moderator. Script consultant and Dramatic Advisor for various production companies and public funding institutions. Member of the selection commitee Solothurner Filmtage. Lives with her family in Berlin.

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Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1948, Agnieszka Holland graduated from the FAMU Film School in Prague and began her career assisting Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda. She collaborated with Krzysztof Kieslowski on the screenplay of his trilogy, THREE COLORS. Her film Gorączka screened in Competition at the Berlinale in 1981, the year in which she emigrated to Paris. Since then she has made over 30 films, winning awards including the Golden Globe and Silver Berlin Bear, and being nominated for a BAFTA and an Emmy. Her films IN DARKNESS, EUROPA EUROPA and BITTERE ERNTE (Angry Harvest) were all nominated for an Academy Award®.

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Hlynur Pálmason

Hlynur Pálmason

He started out as a visual artist and evolved his career later into filmmaking by pursuing an education at the Danish National Film School, which he graduated from in 2013 with the award-winning short A Painter. Pálmason‘s feature debut WINTER BROTHERS world premiered in the main competition of the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, where it won 4 awards. Since then it has been sold to over 20 territories and continued its festival success, winning over 30 awards. A WHITE, WHITE DAY  is his second feature film.

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Lulu Wang

Lulu Wang

Lulu Wang is a classical pianist turned filmmaker. Her second feature THE FAREWELL, starring Awkwafina, premiered at Sundance 2019 in U.S. Dramatic Competition. She was listed by Variety as one of Ten Directors To Watch in 2019.

Born in Beijing, raised in Miami and educated in Boston, Lulu is a recipient of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship, which was awarded at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Her first feature film, POSTHUMOUS, starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling was released by The Orchard. She is also a 2014 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and a 2017 Sundance Fellow invited to participate in the FilmTwo Initiative for second time feature filmmakers.

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Stephen Nemeth

Stephen Nemeth

Founder and head of independent production company Rhino Films, producer Stephen Nemeth's numerous film credits include THE SESSIONS, C.O.G. and FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS as well as documentaries DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS, WAR DANCE and CLIMATE REFUGEES. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and on the board of various non-profit organizations including Friends of the Earth and the International Documentary Association.

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Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald helmed the Academy Award®-winning documentary feature One Day in September (2000). His next feature, Touching the Void, premiered at Telluride 2003 and was released internationally the following year. It won Best British Film at both the BAFTAs and the Evening Standard Awards, and it is the highest-grossing British documentary in U.K. box-office history.

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