Animator, video director and musician, Norway
Lasse Gjertsen is a Norwegian animator, video director and musician. He is best known for his videos and cartoons from Youtube's early days, and is considered to be one of the first Youtube-personalities. Lasse has directed short films, music videos, infomercials, commissioned work for TV, web and oddly enough even for the Norwegian royal family.
Actor, director and film teacher, Norway
After being starred in his first film at the age of sixteen, he has participated as an actor in 11 feature and short films. For seventeen years he was a part of the acknowledged theatre group Totalteatret in Tromsø.
In 2012 Stein Bjørn's documentary "Biekka Fábmu – Wind Power" premiered at the Riddu Riddu Festival, an indigenous culture festival that also is the subject of the film. It has since been screened at film festivals in Norway and Russia.
Stein Bjørn has taught film in Sweden and Norway. Often in cooperation with schools, he has guided aspiring filmmakers to make their first film. Now seen in the tv-series "Elven" at TV3 Norway
Mete Gümürhan (1975) was born and raised in Rotterdam and is of Turkish descent. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from Willem de Kooning Academy’s Audiovisual Design and Art department in 2009. While studying, he co- founded Kaliber Film and developed and produced several award-winning films. In 2012, he established Kaliber Film in Istanbul and is now based between Rotterdam and Istanbul.
Genç Pehlivanlar/Young Wrestlers, marked his directorial debut, which had its world premiere in the 66th Berlinale’s Generation Kplus section and won a Special Mention. Most recently the film was awarded with Behlül Dal Special Jury Award and Best Editing at International Antalya Film Festival and with a Special Mention at Cinekid.
He is currently working on his fiction film-project Şahmerdan/Mnk Boy, supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture, Netherlands Film Fund, TRT and is selected for 67th Berlinale’s Talent Project Market, a collaboration between the Co-Production Market and Talents.
He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, CineMart’s Rotterdam Lab, IDFAcademy and EAVE.
Eilif Bremer Landsend
Film director, Norway
Eilif Bremer Landsend (27) is a film director from Tromsø, Norway. He made his first film at the age of 12 called «Street light» which is about a boy crashing in to a light pole. After this he «grew» up at the Film house TVIBIT in Tromsø making films.
He has directed several short films such as «Last stop» and «Kiki». He has also directed music videos - the last one he directed was for Anneli Drecker and was shot in the Namibian desert.
In 2016 he was awarded «best young director» at the Nordic Music Video Awards for «Shadowboxing».
From 2010 to 2015 he wrote and directed the feature film «Stup» as the first feature fiction film project of the Film House TVIBIT, which premiered at Tromsø International Film Festival in 2015.
In addition to making making films he has facilitated film workshops for young people in Norway, Russia, Kenya and South Africa.
Director of Photography
Workshop mentor for VR/360 workshop
Christian is working at New Horizons VR, a leading virtual reality production company specialising in cinematic VR. As a photographer and director of virtual reality, Cristian is focused on creating immersive experiences that delight and amaze his client’s customers. As a visionary in virtual reality, Cristian hopes to work with others to expand and shape VR’s capacity as a tool for social communication, and as a medium for binging entirely new worlds to life.
Barents Sound Design
Jardar is a guitarist from Tromsø with a background in jazz and improvised music. His creative practices ranging from various roles as guitarist and laptop musician for studio production and composing. Jardar has been composing for film and won the Waterloo Film Score Competition 2013 in London. he works also with installation based & expression based on SoundArt. Jardar is associated with the London-based composer collective BreadKnives Productions working on television and the film industry of Britain and is co-founder and co-owner of the Tromsø-based label Finito Bacalao Records, publishes eclectic music from pop to free jazz.