JoAnne Salmon

She studied at Animation the Metropolitan University in London from 2011 to 2013, before deciding to change universities in 2013 to the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. She first did a work placement at Lovelove Films in Bournemouth, where she helped with a short animated film project for a Summit land Conservancy […]

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Christos Karakepelis

He was born in 1962. He studied political science and filmmaking. He has directed TV documentary series on social, political and historical themes and two feature-length documentaries: “The House of Cain,” which explores the existence of seven everyday people who have committed murder; and “Raw Material”, a film that sinks into the most miserable neighborhoods […]

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Lina Užkuraityte

She was born in 1976 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Graduated in cultural management under the auspices of UNESCO and in cultural policy from academy of fine arts. In 2004 started and still organising International Vilnius film festival for children and youth. Working for more than 16 years on educational projects for children and young people, have […]

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Becky Parry

She is the Programme Director for the MA Digital Literacies, Culture and Education in the School of Education, at the University of Sheffield. Becky’s research focuses on digital literacies, children’s film and film education. Her recent research examines the potential of immersive technologies to offer new narrative experiences with children. Becky is a Board Member […]

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Remke Oosterhuis

She started Taartrovers Film Festival in 2003 together with others. The festival aims to inspire children aged 2 till 9 years old, to use their imagination by combining a program of new and older arthouse films with the ‘Playground of the Imagination.’ At the festival, children can play before and after the film in this […]

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Gloria Morano

She was born in Italy. She worked several years on different experimental cinema projects for among others a DVD publishing house and a filmmaker’s cooperative in Paris, France. At the same time she started helping to organise different film festivals in France and Italy. In 2017, after a stint at the Cinémathèque de la Ville […]

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Elise Jalladeau

Born in France in 1969, Elise Jalladeau is the General Director of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greek cultural organization that includes Thessaloniki’s International Film and Documentary Festivals, 4 cinema screens operated throughout the year and the Cinema Museum(collections, library, film literacy, cinematheque). Before her appointment in 2016, she served as Audiovisual Attachée at the French […]

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Per Ericsson

He is the head of the Swedish Federation of Film Societies that organises screenings and film discussions through more than 100 film clubs all over Sweden and oversees the publication of the organisation’s own film magazine. He is a former film policy adviser and head of education at the Swedish Film Institute. He has worked […]

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Rinio Dragasaki

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1980. She studied film in Athens and she got an MA in documentary & society at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). Since then she has worked in the film, television and advertising industry. She has written & directed short & feature films and documentaries. Her shorts have […]

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Wilke Bitter

He studied Theater, Film and Media studies as well as Political Science at Trier University and Goethe University Frankfurt, he graduated as M.A. in 2018. In between his studies, he worked as film- and media literacy educator in various projects concerning film, news media as well as video games and also worked as freelance reporter […]

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Marianna Economou

She studied Social Anthropology, Photography/Journalism and Video Production in London. Since 2000 she has been directing documentaries of Greek and foreign co-production which are distributed internationally, and many have won awards at international festivals. Indicative documentaries: “The school”, “My Place in the Dance”, “Bells, Threads and Miracles”, “Listen to me”, “Twelve Neighbours”, “Food for Love”, […]

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Rock Demers

The founder and President of Productions La Fête and the creator of the “Tales for all” film series, he has been involved in all facets of films since the beginning of the 1950s. He was director-general of Montreal International Film Festival from 1962 to 1967 and one of the founders of the Cinémathèque québecoise in […]

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