Writer / Director, London, UK
Writer / Director Asif Kapadia was born in Hackney, London. He originally studied graphic design before his interest in filmmaking led to him to filmschool. He has directed short films, commercials and television.
Kapadia’s graduate short film THE SHEEP THIEF made at the Royal College of Art won the 2nd Prize in the Cinefoundation Section at the Cannes Film Festival 1998 & the Grand Prix at the European Short Film Festival amongst many other awards.
Kapadia’s first feature THE WARRIOR was shot in Rajasthan, India and won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film & the Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the 2002 BAFTAs. He also won the London Film Festival’s Sutherland Trophy for the Most Original & Imaginative First Feature, the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer & was Nominated for the European Discovery Fassbinder Award at the 2002 European Film Awards.
His new film FAR NORTH premiered at the Venice Film Festival, stars Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean and Michelle Krusiec and was shot on the archipelago of Svalbard and in the High Arctic in Norway.
Kapadia is presently writing and developing his fourth feature film, he lives in North London with his wife and son.
Director, Athens/Berlin, Greece/Germany
Born in Athens. She studied Architecture, in which she holds a degree in Greece and film direction at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy in Berlin). She works as scriptwriter and director in Greece and in Germany. In 2006 she taught film direction at the Film School of University in Thessaloniki. She lives in Athens and in Berlin. She has directed feature films, short films and documentaries. Her films have been awarded in national and international festivals.
* 1987 PERSEPHONE, short, 20' - Award in Greek Short Film Festival in Drama, 1987
* 1989 GEFANGENE DES MEERES (PRISONERS OF THE SEA), documentary, 80'
* 1990 DAS GLÜCK SEI UNBEWEGLICHKEIT, screenplay, feature film, 60', directed by Kirsten Johannsen
* 1992 DONUSA, feature film, 87' (Germany-Switzerland-Greece) - Festival Locarno 1992 (Official Competition): A' Prix de la Jeunesse - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1992 (Official Competition): Best Supporting Actor
* 1996 TÄNZE DER NACHT (DANCES OF THE NIGHT), documentary, 60'
* 1997 VERSPIELTE NÄCHTE (NIGHTS GAMBLED AWAY), feature film, 87' (Germany-Greece) - Rated by the German Movie Association as "specially valuable" - Festival Hof 1997: Award for Best Set Design - 38th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1997, 4 Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actress Award (for Jasmin Tabatabai)
* 1999 HEIMLICHER TANZ (SECRET DANCE), TV movie, 88'
* 2000 ALLEIN UNTER MÄNNERN (ALONE AMONG MEN), TV movie, 85'
* 2001 MESSERSCHARF (SHARP LIKE A KNIFE), TV movie, 88'
* 2006 EDUART, feature film, 105' (Greece-Germany) - 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2006, 9 State Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Set Design, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Costumes, Best Make-up - 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2006: FIPRESCI Award for Best Greek Film and ETEKT Award (The Greek Union of Film Television and Audiovisual Technicians) - 29th Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival, 2007: Golden Antigone (Antigone d'or de la Ville et de l'Agglomération de Montpellier), Special mention by the Young People's Award (CMCAS)
Producer, New York, USA
In 1996, Tanja started working in the film industry in her native Germany with the Munich-Berlin based media company TiMe. From 1998 until 2003 she was the associate producer for a world-traveled short feature collection at Ziegler Film, Berlin, where she worked with well known filmmakers from around the world. Her move into the documentary world started when she worked as the production manager on a 2-part TV documentary about the German politician Willy Brandt, directed by Peter Merseburger and aired on ARTE and ARD in Germany. Since moving to New York in 2003, Tanja Meding has worked as a producer for Maysles Films as well as an independent producer and consultant.
SALLY GROSS - THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS (producer) © 2007, a film by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile, DV, color, 56 mins
ALBERT MAYSLES TALKS ABOUT MARLON BRANDO (producer) © 2007, a film by Kristen Nutile, DV, color and b&w, 15 mins
LL (associate producer) © 2007, a film by Amos Kollek, HD, color, 90 mins
THE GATES (associate prodcuer) © 2007, a film by Albert and David Maysles and Antonio
Ferrera, HD, color, 95 mins
SEEING SALLY - A PSYCHIC'S TALE (associate producer) © 2007, a film by Peter Goodman, DV, color, 86 mins
THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS (producer) © 2006, a film by David and Albert Maysles, 16mm, color, 90 mins
MAYSLES FILMS CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (producer) © 2005, a film by Maysles Films, color, 30 mins
HAND-HELD AND FROM THE HEART (producer) © 2004, a film trailer by Albert Maysles and Nell Cox, DV, color, 10 mins
WILLY BRANDT - EINE JAHRUNDERTGESTALT (production manager) © 2003, a film by Peter Merseburger, DigiBeta, color, 90 mins
THE GALLERY (associate producer) © 2003, a film by Jos Stelling, 16mm, color, 30mins
AN EROTIC TALE (associate producer) © 2003, a film by Dito Tsintsadze, 16 mm, color, 30 mins
PORN.COM (associate producer) © 2002, a film by Bob Rafelson, DV, color, 30 mins
ANGELA (associate producer) © 2000, a film by Amos Kollek, 35mm, color, 30 mins
KIMONO (associate producer) © 2000, a film by Hal Hartley, 35mm, color, 30 mins
ON TOP DOWN UNDER (associate producer) © 2000, a film by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 35mm, color, 30 mins
POWERS (associate producer) © 2000, a film by Petr Zelenka, 35mm, color, 30 mins
CAN I BE YOUR BRATWURST, PLEASE (associate producer) © 1999, a film by Rosa von
Praunheim, 35mm, color, 30 mins
Film & theatre director and musician, Luleå, Sweden
Born 1957, started as musican i early 70s to play in several rockbands, ended up in a music -colektive in 1973 ” Anton Swedbergs Swängjäng ”where he started to get interested in acting and directing. Worked from 1978 as a teatcher in music and drama. Started a project for young people who cold not cope with thier school situation and instead become a part of his theatre ensemble. ” Rosteriet” . Later on the diarys from that period become the film ”wild angel” He’s still active as a musican playing Irish folkmusic.
Wild angel 1996 Director, script, music
Yearning for a life 1999 Director, script, music
(Lusten till ett liv) featurefilm
Poor Floyd 2000 Director, Producer
(Stackars Floyd) shortfilm
Round trip 2003 Director
(Tur och retur) shortfilm
Young people award for best film , Frankfurt 1997
Best Film, Nordische filmtage, Lübeck 1997
Best Film, Castello d’oro, Bellinzona, Switzerland 1998
Best directing Anapa filmfestival Russia 2002
Lusten till ett liv
Göteborgspostens Nordiska filmpris, Göteborgs Filmfestival 1999
Acting , Music-composing in films and tv
Knock out by Agneta Fagerström Olsson, Music
Möbelhandlarens dotter Tv-series by John O Olsson , Acting
Järnets Änglar by Agneta Fagerström Olsson , Acting and Music
(small selection of the last teen years)
Silverfisken Norrbottensteatern 1995 - Director, lyrics and music
( played in England and Dramaten Stockholm)
Overhead Västerbottensteatern 1997 - Director
Nattropare Wasamuseet Stockholm 1998 - Director
Fyllhunden Norrbottensteatern 1999 - Director
Ondskan Norrbottensteatern 2000 - Director
Först föds man ju Västerbottensteatern 2001 - Director
Jizzlan Norrbottensmusiken 2002 - Director, script
Möss och människor Västerbottensteatern 2005 - Director
Sitta kvar Teater Västernorrland 2006 - Director
Maratondansen Teater Västernorrland 2006 - Director
Tokfursten Teater I Jönköping 2007 - Director
Djävla karl Västerbottensteatern 2008 - Director
Director & screenwriter, Tromsø, Norway
Ole is educated at Nordland Kunst- og Filmskole, Kabelvåg, Norway and Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden. He made a long row of short films which were screened on national and international film festivals. At the national short film festival in Grimstad he participated with his films The Pledge (2003), Blokk B (2006) and for his short film Tommy (2007) he was awarded with the Talent Prize and Prix UIP Grimstad, an award which gave him the nomination for the European Film Awards. Tommy was also awarded the Tromsøpalme at Tromsø International Film Festival in 2007.
Ole Giævers last film Sommerhuset had cinema premier February 22nd 2008. Currently he is working on the script for his first long fiction film.
Leader documentary workshop
Sanya (Alexander) Sunyaev. Born in Murmansk. Education – lawyer in criminal sphere. Credo - free-thinker. In February 2007 he joined Murmansk regional TV company “TV-21”. Two years in a row (2007 and 2008) he was a host for a beauty contest “Beauty of Polar North” – regional stage of a Russian contest «Miss Russia». Sanya is author of the TV-news series «Cities of Murmansk region». Constant TV host of everyday news about film, book and music releases.
Leader Sound-design film music workshop
Bojan Vuletic is not only a performing musician and composer but also a player in the music industry. His passion for music provides him with endless energy resources.
Inspired by a long hitch-hike through the galaxy (fueled by a diploma in astrophysics) the name of the company ignoring gravity music perfectly describes the essence of the music.
During his studies in Jazzguitar and Composition (in Arnhem, Netherlands) he met and played with a lot of musicians in several countries.
Continuous performance led to the idea of building up a platform for outstanding music, ignoring gravity music, connecting great artists with new music. It is the place where he wants musical dreams to come true.