OUR 2023 FILMMAKERS
Kyle Heller has been stuck on planet earth since 1989. He lives in Berlin and makes art.
Director of God Has Forgotten Us in the Backseat of a Locked Car During Summer
Martin Sandin is a scriptwriter/director. He holds a degree from the prestigious Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Martin’s work in film typically leans towards drama and realism.
Director of The Car Spotter
Klaudia Makowska (b. 1998) is a visual artist and filmmaker from Warsaw, Poland.
In 2022, she graduated from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design and computer animation. She explores her interests in visual storytelling through various artistic mediums ranging from live-action films and animation through painting and illustration.
Director of The Liminal World.
Pol is a director, filmmaker and film teacher, based in Barcelona. His company FERGAHT Productions, has been presented with 300 awards in all kinds of departments, being screened at 600 festivals around the world including OSCAR, GOYA, BAFTA or MÉLIÈS qualifiers.
Director of Sicopat.
Alberto Niculae is a writer/director from Bucharest. He has been a part of various film festivals, with a notable achievement at the Bucharest Best Comedy Film Festival in 2019, where his screenplay "Silent Night" won the Best Pitch award. In 2020, he participated in a film residency with ADFR, developing his screenplay "Collapse" and in 2023, he took part in the Transilvania Talent Lab at TIFF.
Direcotr of 5 More Minutes.
Director Becks Harborne is a filmmaker based in the UK. They just completed their Animation BA at De Montfort University, Leicester. Becks comes from an artistic background, having been a character designer and freelance illustrator for most of their teenage years, with great interest in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
Director of Project EA.
Simeon Gooderham is a passionate filmmaker with a lifelong love for storytelling through cinema. Inspired by the captivating power of movies, he honed his skills during college, working on various projects and gaining valuable on-set experience as a Location Marshall for "Black Cake."
Director of What Was Lost.
Máté graduated from Budapest Metropolitan University and then spent a term at the New York Film Academy. His short film 'Backstage' was his BA diploma film. As an independent artist, he continues directing short films and stage performances.
Director of Backstage - Starring a Nobody.
Katherine Irene Pan
Katherine Pan has dedicated her high school years to filmmaking productions. As an 18-year-old Taiwanese high school student who’s currently studying in Shanghai, China, she longs to tell resonating stories that need to be heard by the world. Specifically, she focuses on social issues and wishes to explore the broken sides of human nature. Other than films, Katherine is also interested in photography, music, and literature.
Director of Broken.
Michael Blake is a animator & director from the New Forest, using hand-drawn animation to tell stories rooted in nature.
Director of Doggerland.
Hoching Kwok is an animation graduate from Hong Kong whose interest is in making intimate and emotional films through storyboarding.
Director of of When Cicadas Sing.
Jitka Nemikinsová was born in 1996 and studied at FAMU, specializing in Animation. During her studies, she made a film 1938 (2018), which received support from the Czech television. As a part of her exams, she also directed the films Bait Bite (2018), That Escalated Quickly (2017) and Feel Leaf (2017). She has always drawn and painted. Now, she mainly focuses on graphic design and illustration. The film Lights is her undergrad project winning the Best Film Award at Shorts Costa Rica.
Director of Lights.
Pierre Alexandre Ducos
Pierre is an avid storyteller, musician, writer, and 3D graphic artist, originating from Eagle Mountain, Utah!
Director of MANNY.
Milo Bonnard is a French filmmaker who is currently studying at the National Film and Television School. His filmography includes animated shorts such as Fyodor (2020), Dernier Étage (2021) & Profiterole (2023). With tragicomedy as the guiding thread to most of his work, his films are sure to leave the audience with a feeling of melancholy
Director of Profiterole.
Yan was born and raised in Beijing, China. Upon earning her BFA degree from MICA in 2022 with a major in Printmaking, dedicating herself to making short animations with traditional printmaking methods. Feminism and social justice rooted back to her Chinese background serve as major topics in Yan’s works; hoping to bring the untold women’s history to more audiences’ knowledge.
Director of The Girls.
Tyrese has directed/vision-mixed multiple outside broadcasts (Bath Abbey, Royal Albert Hall, a John Law concert), been DoP on music videos (King Nun, Lambrini Girls), created content for Team GB and won the 2023 NaSTA Gold for On-Screen Talent. He is now a freelance director/ self-shooter looking for his next story, be it factual or fiction.
Director of Dragons.
Raphael Arp Rodrigues
Raphael has experience in various roles, including direction, in multiple drama and documentary films, both in and out of university projects. Despite being introverted he can be quite the efficient communicator and decision maker.
Director of This Able Man.
Chris Baker is a Photographer/Director from London, England. He specialises in portraiture and sub-cultures, loving the process of connecting with everyday individuals. His debut feature-length film, ‘One Man, Two Feet, Three Peaks’ won best documentary at the British Independent Film Festival in 2021. He’s mostly found talking to people, taking photographs or making films.
Director of This Dairy Farmer.
Del Reginato and Marco Espirito Santo
Del Reginato and Marco Espirito Santo are award-winning filmmakers working across branded content and commercials, music videos, and documentaries. They currently live in Lisbon, where they co-founded the creative studio LaPush.
Director of Together.
Axel Fernandez is a Swiss-Hispanic actor and director. Trilingual and trained to act in Paris at the Cours Florent and the Actor’s Factory. Self-taught director and creator of short films and sketches on the YouTube channel “S’kitch”.
Director of Dame.
Marta Tumino is an Italian filmmaker. She graduated from the DAMS of Roma Tre in Cinema and later studied Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona. In 2022 she won the Visual Memory Maps residency call funded by the Lazio Region and in association with Cinema Aquila in Rome, for which she directed the documentary Acquacorrente.
Director of Kaukana,
Born in 1981, Bhopal began his work as an artist creating comics during childhood. From there he trialled different mediums - writing, painting, rap, city walls - until 2008 when he started working with video and sound arrangement, quickly followed by animation. Since then he has been experimenting with the different techniques and new potential available to him, with a strong adherence to independence and the "handmade."
Director of St. Viyus Dance.
Summer Doan is a director, writer, and producer who currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her experiences are diverse from journalism, commercials, and documentaries to digital media. She got a scholarship to study Filmmaking degree in the UK to get access to the foreign film industry as a director/writer of her independent projects.
Director of Land of Oppotunity.
Michał is a director, screenwriter, and editor with over 15 years of professional experience in the film industry. Michał began their journey as a scholarship recipient at the Warsaw Film School, focusing on directing. Michał has received awards from several prestigious film festivals, such as FILMOWA GÓRA V and Warsaw Young Cinema Festival.
Director of Central.
Kevin Mannens is a VFX designer turned documentary filmmaker. Mannens is known as a visceral, versatile and visionary imagineer; his work a symbiosis of tactile visuals and engaging narrative.
Director of Marsh Clouds: the oysters of Harris Neck.