Morvern Cunningham works in the film sector in Scotland since almost 15 years. She was part of the teams of both the Glasgow Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as for five editions of the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Currently she is a freelance creative producer and film exhibitor of a variety of smaller and more large-scale film events and initiatives such as Future Shorts, the surreal film collective KinoKlub or the cult venture VHS Trash Fest.
Anja Ellenberger studied art history, social anthropology as well as media and communication studies with a focus on film. She worked at the Department for Media and Communication at the Hamburg University and the German Institute for Animated Film in Dresden. As a curator and lecturer she works for artist run spaces in Hamburg, international short film festivals and art museums like the Hamburger Kunsthalle. She is part of the selection group for the Deframed competition at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. In her work she focusses on experimental filmmaking and interactions between film and art.
Marija Milovanovic works as a cultural manager and curator in Vienna. She studied theatre, film and media at the University of Vienna with a focus on short films. She was co-director of the Vienna Shorts Agency, founded in 2015, that focuses especially on the presentation and promotion of short films. Currently she establishes a film distribution company focusing on short films, narrative and documentary works as well as Virtual Reality films. Since 2008 she works as a curator and co-director for VIS Vienna Shorts Festival, Austria’s only Oscar accredited short film festival.
Oleksiy Radynski is a filmmaker and writer based in Kiev. His films have been screened at international film festivals such as at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DOK Leipzig, e-flux (New York), SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) and the Institute for Contemporary Arts (London). He is a participant of the Visual Culture Research Center, an initiative for art, knowledge, and politics founded in Kiev in 2008.
Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz is one of the most prolific Polish documentary filmmakers and screenwriters. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and the Radio and TV Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice. She has made almost 50 films, that have been screened at numerous international festivals winning many awards such as at the Cinéma du Réel in Paris or at goEast - Festival in Wiesbaden. She is professor at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź.