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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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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Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas is one of the most distinguished figures in present-day European cinema. Operating beyond all narrative standards, his films are characterised by an unquenchable curiosity and span an enormous array of aesthetic expression. Fascinated by the punk and pop cultures and painting, all of which now influence his work, Assayas initially worked as a critic for the French magazine „Cahiers du Cinéma“ before turning his hand to filmmaking. Among the most important titles by this tireless cinematic explorer are the autobiographically inspired...

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Marie Kreutzer

Marie Kreutzer

Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. Her first feature length film, THE FATHERLESS, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving Special Mention for ‘Best First Feature‘. Her second film, GRUBER IS LEAVING (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won Special Mention as ‘Best Film‘ at the Zurich Film Festival. WE USED TO BE COOL is her third feature film. It depicts a couple of ‚bobo’ (bohemian-bourgeois)...

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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl is an Austrian director, author, and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as GOOD NEWS (1990), ANIMAL LOVE (1995) and MODELS (1998). Seidl‘s first feature film DOG DAYS won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. IMPORT EXPORT (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion, was followed by his successful and multiple-award-winning PARADISE TRILOGY (2012), whose films had their premiere in the competition of the film festivals in Cannes, ...

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