GUESTS26 guests la 18 films and events
DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS AND PROTAGONISTS
Alexander Nanau was born in Bucharest and has been living in Germany since 1990. He studied directing at the Berlin Film and Television Academy. His first documentary, Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer Gynt (2006) received critical acclaim and was distributed theatrically in Germany and Austria. The World According to Ion B. (2009) was selected in over 40 European festivals, received numerous prizes, and was awarded an international Emmy. His most recent film, Toto and His Sisters (2014) received three awards at DOK Leipzig, Best Documentary at the Warsaw and Zurich Film Festivals, and the Silver Eye Award for Best East European Documentary.
André Singer is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist, and the director of Spring Films Ltd. in London. He started out working in television in the ‘70s, after graduating from Oxford University. He produced over 40 films, which received numerous international awards. Among them, films directed by Werner Herzog (Into the Abyss, 2011; The Wild Blue Yonder, 2005) and Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing, 2012). Other films directed by Singer: World in Action (TV, 1978), Forbidden Rites (TV, 1999).
Dieudo Hamadi was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and studied medicine before becoming a filmmaker. His feature documentary debut, Atalaku (2013), received the “Joris Ivens” Award at Cinéma du Réel. His most recent project, National Diploma, has also received two awards at Cinéma du Réel. Other films: Congo in Four Acts (2010), Dames en attente (2010).
Coordinates the Programme of Education on Strategies and Experiences of the Transitional Justice Process in the former Yugoslavia. She joined the HLC team in 2003, where she worked as Project and Programme Coordinator on documenting war crimes, oral history, forced disappearances and Transitional Justice. She was the Coordinator of the task force group for drafting the mandate for RECOM. Before that, she was working as Serbia Programme Coordinator in Impunity Watch, an international organization, seeking to promote accountability for past atrocities in countries emerging from a violent past, and for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Mission in Serbia on the legal labour migration project.
Teodora Ana Mihai was born in Bucharest in 1981 and emigrated to Belgium with her family in 1989. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in upstate New York, she began working in the Belgian film industry as a writer. Her feature documentary debut, Waiting for August (2014), received wide international recognition, including the award for best international documentary at HotDocs, best documentary at Karlovy Vary, and a special mention at Visions du Réel. Other films: Civil War Essay (2000).
Tony Gerber started out as an independent and alternative theater director in New York. Together with Jesse Moss (The Overnighters, 2014), he produced and directed Full Battle Rattle, which documents life inside an Iraq war simulation center built by the US Army in the Mojave desert. The film premiered at the 2008 Berlinale and went on to win the Special Jury Prize at SXSW. He is the recipient of two Emmy awards. Other films: The Belle of New Orleans (2011) etc.
PARALLEL EVENTS GUESTS
Having completed his studies at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (Paris) and after working in the French theatre world for a few years, Dominic Desjardins returned to Canada where he directed various programmes for French and English language television networks. He started Zazie Films, a production company with which he directed two feature films (Le Divan du Monde and La Sacrée), as well as numerous interactive projects. He joined the NFB in 2013 as the executive producer of the Francophonie Studio, being responsible for all French language documentary and interactive productions in Canada, outside Quebec. Among his projects are a documentary series in 360° VR, an interactive piece about the psychology of gambling and a linear project about a group of African refugees.
Head of production for NFB’s interactive studio, Marie-Pier Gauthier has a hand in all the projects coming out of its narrative laboratory: web-based documentaries (Do Not Track, The Devil's Toy Remix, A Journal of Insomnia), interactive installations (Megaphone, in collaboration with Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles, Moment Factory; McLaren Wall to Wall), interactive essays (Trente électeurs and 24 poses féministes) and games used for storytelling (Jusqu’ici, Vincent Morisset’s new project, and the mobile app The Cancer of Time). She is currently spearheading the Arte co-produced project Haďkus interactifs. A Institut national de l'image et du son graduate specializing in interactive productions, Marie-Pier Gauthier has led the development of TV5video.ca.