Kirsten Tan

Kirsten Tan

Before moving to New York to study producing at New York University, Tan lived in Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. In addition to her work as a commercial filmmaker for such companies as Giorgio Armani, Heineken and Credit-Suisse, She garnered acclaim for her international award-winning short films DAHDI (2014) and COLD NOODLES (2010). Tan has also worked as a cinematographer on countless other projects. Her feature film debut POP AYE (2017) premiered at Sundance and won the Special Jury Prize.

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Léa Pool

Léa Pool

The Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Léa Pool was born in 1950 in Geneva. She graduated with a degree in directing in Montreal, where she has since lived. Her best-known cinema films include ANNE TRISTER (1986), EMPORTE-MOI (1998, Swiss Film Award) and MAMAN EST CHEZ LE COIFFEUR (2008). This sensitive storyteller’s LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE (2015) was a huge hit with audiences in Canada. The film will screen as a ZFF Gala Premiere.

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Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

The Academy-Award-winning screenwriter and renowned playwright  Aaron Sorkin made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama 'A Few Good Men'. In 1993, Mr. Sorkin’s film adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN was nominated for four Academy Awards, including „Best Screenplay.” In 2011, Mr. Sorkin won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and Bafta for 'Best Adapted Screenplay' for THE SOCIAL NETWORK. In 2012, Mr. Sorkin adapted MONEYBALL along with Steve Zaillian and story by Stan Chervin. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards including 'Best Adapted Screenplay'. 

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Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson

William Nicholson was educated at Downside School and Christ’s College, Cambridge, and then joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. There his ambition to write, directed first into novels, was channeled into television drama. His plays for television include SHADOWLANDS and LIFE STORY, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were SWEET AS YOU ARE and THE MARCH . In 1988 he received the Royal Television Society’s Writer’s Award. Since then his film credits include: SARAFINA, NELL, FIRST KNIGHT, GREY OWL , GLADIATOR (as co-writer, for which he received a second Oscar nomination),  ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, LES MISERABLES, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, UNBROKEN, and EVEREST.

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