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®.Read More
DAVID SANDREUTER was born in London to Swiss parents. He has spent his childhood e.g. in India and the USA, graduated from high school in Germany, studied fine arts in Scotland and then screenwriting in Denmark at the renowned Danish Film Academy under Mogens Rukov ("Festen").
He lives in Copenhagen and writes both films and television series, mainly in Denmark, but also in Germany and Switzerland. His debut feature film MAX PINLIG AUF ROSKILDE was a success with Danish audiences and critics alike. Most recently, he wrote a 24-part Christmas series for the Danish station DR, while his two-part PRIVATE BANKING (directed by Bettina Oberli) ran on SRF1 and ARTE. He is currently writing a TATORT (ARD) and developing a few feature films.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Born in 1976 in Bonn, Germany. After training, among other things, in alternative medicine, travelling and various jobs including that of event manager and artistic assistant to Prof. Marcel Odenbach, from 2004 to 2010 he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Since 2011, he has worked as a director and artist as well as being the main carer of his three children. Alongside film projects for ZDF and ARTE, he has also made commercials for companies including Neon and Netcologne and has directed music videos and contributions to art exhibitions.Read More
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.Read More