Srđan Dragojević a Serbian film director was born in 1963 in Belgrade. By vocation he is a clinical psychologist and a director. He has published three collections of poems. As a young director he shot We Are Not Angels, a teen comedy that made him famous. His next film, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame is a war drama that tells story about the recent war in former Yugoslavia. His Following film The Wounds is about the consequences of war and state of a society sunk in crime. In recent years, apart from shooting new films, he is dealing with production business.
Ashley Horner is a director of some quite successful films. His second feature film, the erotic love story brilliantlove (aka The Orgasm Diaries USA) was premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2010 and was screened at over twenty international film festivals and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award. As a producer he founded Pinball Films in 1999 with the aim to make unique, maverick, outsider cinema. Since then he has produced four feature films and is a member of the prestigious ACE network.
Born in Czech Republic, she lives in France since 2002. She is Festival curator of the ‘A l’Est du Nouveau’ film festival for Central and Eastern European Films in Rouen, France. She is also the programme director of the Latin-American edition of this festival ‘Al Este de Lima’ in Lima, Peru.
Along with that, she is Managing director of the Filmneweurope.com. From 2003 until 2011, she worked at Europa Cinemas as project manager for Central and Eastern European countries. She assumed the office of the General Delegate of CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) in 2011-2012.
Pamela Pianezza is a programmer for the Cannes Critic’s Week. As a journalist and film critic she writes for Première, Le Monde, GQ, Sequences (Canada), frequently about Scandinavian and Eastern cinema and is the founder of Tess Magazine, the first French feminine cultural review on the web. She has a postgraduate diploma in Film studies and in Journalism and teaches History and Theory of film criticism at the University of Tallinn at Baltic Film School.
Nurgül Yeşilçay is Turkish film and theater actor. After her studies she played several lead roles in theater but soon she started shooting Turkish TV dramas. She won award for the Best Actress at 45 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.