- Marco Alessi (Guest Speaker)
- Gabrielle Brady (Guest Speaker)
- Rebecca De Pas (Guest Speaker)
- Phil Collins (Guest Speaker)
- Andrea Lissoni (Jury Member)
- Olivier Marboeuf (Guest Speaker)
- James King (Guest Speaker)
- Andrew Kotting (Guest Speaker)
- Jumana Manna (Guest Speaker)
- Sarah Mosses (Guest Speaker)
- Hila Peleg (Jury Member)
- Simon Osborn (Guest Speaker)
- Sam Rumbelow (Guest Speaker)
- Anna Lena Vaney (Jury Member)
Marco Alessi began his career as screenwriter for cinema and television. In 2010 he established in Rome Dugong Films, developing a creative research with the aim to blur the line among cinematographic genres.
The first film produced in 2011 is the documentary Tahrir – Liberation Square by Stefano Savona (premiere at Locarno, David di Donatello and Nastro Argento 2012, sold in more then 20 countries); followed by In Attesa dell’Avvento by Lavorato and d’Agostino (Premio Orizzonti at Venice Film Festival 2012), Ancient Copies of Recent Lanscape by Rä di Martino (Rotterdam FF. Tate Modern London 2013), The Challenge by Yuri Ancarani (Special Jury Prize at Locarno 2016). Controfigura by Rä di Martino (Venice Film Festival 2017) and the short film by Adriano Valerio Mon amour, mon ami (Venice, Toronto).
La Strada dei Samouni by Stefano Savona selected at Quinzaine des réalisateurs, is awarded with l’Oeil d’or for best documentary at Cannes 2018.
Gabrielle Brady (1984) is an Australian artist and filmmaker. She studied Documentary Direction at the Cuban International Film School (EICTV). She has travelled between Cuba, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Australian Central Desert and Europe for the past ten years. Her short movie Island has been commissioned as part of the Guardian’s documentary series and awarded at the Sheffield Festival in 2017. Island of The Hungry Ghosts is her first feature film.
Rebecca de Pas started working for festivals in 2004, in the Bologna Film Archive. In 2009, she joined FID Marseille in the selection committee as well as co-head of the FID Lab, the international co-production platform. She is also head of the industry meetings at the International Environmental Film Festival and the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival. She has been artistic director of the Journées Cinématographiques Dionysiennes. Among others, she collaborated with Berlinale Talents, the Horizons section of the Venice International Film Festival, and the Riviera Maya Film Festival.
English visual artist and filmmaker based in Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany. He is professor of Video Art and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Since the late 1990s he has explored the intersections of art, politics and media. Characteristic of his approach is a close engagement with places and a wide range of collaborators, which have included, amongst others, Kosovian Albanian refugees, fans of The Smiths across three continents, teachers of Marxism-Leninism from the former German Democratic Republic, prisoners of one of the United States largest prisons, pensioners, school kids and even a symphonic orchestra in Glasgow.
Andrea Lissoni, PhD, is Senior Curator, International Art (Film) at Tate Modern since 2014.
His research concerns the expansion of images within the field of contemporary art and includes liveness, cinematic aspects in time-based artworks and the perception of time in space. He explores these through transdisciplinary approaches to exhibition-making, focusing on artistic contexts across dominant cultures and subcultures, music in particular.
Formerly curator at HangarBicocca, Milan, the co-founder of the independent network Xing and co-director of the international festival Netmage in Bologna (Live Arts Week since 2011), in 2012 he co-founded the online cinema Vdrome.
At HangarBicocca Lissoni curated survey exhibitions of Angela Ricci Lucchi&Yervant Gianikian, Wilfredo Prieto (2012), Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mike Kelley (2013), Micol Assael, Joan Jonas (2014), Celine Condorelli, Philippe Parreno (2016).
At Tate Modern he launched in 2016 a yearly Cinema Programme conceived as an exhibition unfolding throughout the year, the 2017 and 2018 BMW Live Exhibition, and curated the Hyundai Turbine Hall Commission 2016 Anywhen by Philippe Parreno as well as the expanded exhibition Joan Jonas (2018). He is the co-curator – with Andrea Bellini – of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement The Sound of Screens Imploding, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2018.
Olivier Marboeuf is an author, performer, independent curator and the founder of the art centre Espace Khiasma (www.khiasma.net), which he has directed since 2004 in Les Lilas (in the outskirts of Paris). He has developed a program centred around social realities and contemporary politics, which associates performances, debates and exhibitions, and questions the place for discourse and oral expression in the arts. Interested by the dynamics of narrative speculations as tools for critical theory, his research has progressively led him to explore contemporary cinematographic practices (collaborating on exhibitions with Vincent Meessen, Alexander Schelow, Sandy Amerio, Matthieu Abonnenc, Bulter & Mirza). Since 2010 he has produced films for exhibitions, which are subsequently presented in diverse festivals in France and abroad. In 2013 he participated in the creation of a production company, Spectre (www.spectre-productions.com), whose objective is to offer a structure of support for ambitious projects of artists and filmmakers. Among them: Louis Henderson, Filipa César, Ana Vaz, Anna Marzianno, Jean-Charles Hue, Eric Baudelaire, Laura Henno…
After working as a freelance script reader and a stint doing theatrical sales for independent distributors Verve Pictures, New Waves Films and Arrow Films, James moved to the Institute of Contemporary Arts London where he ran the Film and Cinema Departments for two years. James then briefly worked in the BFI’s distribution department before joining Artificial Eye as Theatrical Sales Manager, where he tries to get exhibitors to play better films.
Andrew was born in Kent and lives in Hastings. He studied at Ravensbourne College of Art (BA Fine Art) and the Slade School of Fine Art (MA in Mixed Media). In 1989 collaborated with Leila McMillan in setting up BadBLoOd & siBYL studios in the French Pyrenees. His work has been shown extensively throughout Europe and America as installations, screenings and retrospectives; his feature films include Gallivant, This Flithy Earth and Ivul. Awards and commissions include FilmFour, Channel 4, The British Film Institute, the Wellcome Trust and the AHRB research board. On-line projects include www.mappingperception.org.uk. Andrew is Professor of Time-based Media at the University for the Creative Arts.
Jumana Manna is a Palestinian artist, born in Princepton, New Jersey, in 1987. Her work is mainly focused on cinema and sculpture. She got an BFA from the National Academy of Arts in Oslo and an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts. She participated at many festivals, including The Viennale International Film Festival, IFFR Rotterdam, and has exhibited her works in the most important museums and international institutions, such as the Tate Modern, the Marrakech Biennale 6 and the Nordic Pavilion at he 57th Venice Biennale. Her documentary A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (2015) won the Film on Art Competition at the New Horizons International Film Festival of Wroclaw.
Sarah Mosses is the Co-Founder and CEO of Together Films, an ethical agency specialising in distribution and impact campaigns for critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries with a social issue at the core. She works with documentary filmmakers to improve their impact objectives upon distribution, explore wide distribution options and source new types of funding. She regularly gives workshops at film festivals and conferences about the ability to directly reach audiences through innovative marketing strategies. Sarah is also a feature documentary Producer, with her debut feature They Will Have To Kill Us First launching at SXSW in 2015.
Hila Peleg is a curator and filmmaker based in Berlin. She has curated solo shows, large-scale group exhibitions and interdisciplinary cultural events in public institutions across Europe. She was co-curator of Manifesta 7 (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, 2008) and curator of the film program at the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014). Her films were screened in many festivals worldwide. In 2010 she founded the Berlin Documentary Forum, a biennial event initiated at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt devoted to the production and presentation of contemporary and historical documentary practices in an interdisciplinary context. She was the artistic director of the Berlin Documentary Forum until 2014. More recently, Peleg was the curator of documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017. Peleg is the editor of the book Documentary Across Disciplines, The MIT Press, 2016.
Simon qualified from City law firm SJ Berwin in 2003 and has since worked extensively in both film and TV. He worked at Pathé Pictures as part of their production and international sales team and after that at FremantleMedia in their worldwide entertainment and drama department. He was the senior lawyer for BBC Films and TV Drama for several years and since 2010, he has been Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Protagonist Pictures in London.
Sam Rumbelow has over 30 years industry experience as an actor; theatre director; method teacher & coach. Established as the prominent Method practitioner in the UK, Sam’s teaching at Method Acting over its 13 years has had not only trained hundreds of actors but also Directors, Writers of both Music & Fiction, Producers, Artists in a creative process of accessing the creative self in the unconscious as the central tool of inspiration. Outside his private teaching Sam also has been a lecture at The Actors Centre for 11 year, taught regular classes in both Denmark and Sweden. He has taught workshops as well in Poland, Italy. In the UK he also has given workshops on The Creative Process at The Whitechapel Art Gallery as well as The Hayward Gallery and The London Collage of Culture. He also works privately with several established actors from stage, Screen and TV.
In 1999 together with Victorien Vaney she confunded the film production company Anna Lena Films, dedicated to bringing artists’ creative vision into the fields of film. Focusing on artistic prominence, bold subjects and new formats, the projects of Anna Lena. Films are produced in collaboration with esteemed international contemporary artists and authors. Among the films produced: Untitled (Human Mask) and The Host and the Cloud by Pierre Huyghe, Zidane, a 21st Century Portraitby Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, No Ghost Just a Shellby Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe.
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