Wojciech Staroń – Polish cinematographer
Born in 1973 in Poland. Graduated from the Polish Film Academy in Łódź as a cinematographer in 1996. Among his most well-known films as a director are SIBERIAN LESSON (1998) awarded at Cinéma du Réel Paris, Krakow IFF and IDFA, EL MISIONERO (2000) awarded at Krakow IFF and Lodz Media Festival, MRS NIKIFOR (2004), FOR A WHILE (2005) and YEAR ONE (2010). In 2011, he received the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the 61st Berlinale for his camera work in Paula Markovitch’s feature EL PREMIO.
In 2015, his documentary BROTHERS screened at Locarno International Film Festival.
Filip Remunda – Czech director and producer
Filip Remunda (born in 1973) is a Czech director and producer. In 2005 he graduated from FAMU’s Department of Documentary Film in the class of Karel Vachek. During his studies he attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. He lectured at the Flaherty Documentary Seminar in the USA. He co-founded the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) and is actively involved in lecturing at the Ex Oriente Film, an international documentary development workshop organized by IDF. He runs the independent production company Hypermarket Film. Selected fi lmography: Village B (2002, 35 mm, 30’, FAMU, Czech Television, YLE, ARTE, awarded at the 2002 Karlovy Vary IFF, 2003 FamuFest, 2003 Art Film Festival); Czech Dream (co-directed with Vít Klusák, 2004, Hypermarket Film, Czech Television, Mirage, FAMU); The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Ghost (2007, Czech Television, Awards: Jihlava IDFF 2007 Audience Award, Pavel Koutecky Award 2007); Czech Peace (co-directed with Vít Klusák, 2010, Hypermarket Film, Czech Television, Taskovski Films); Epochal Trip of Mr. Triska to Russia (2011, Czech Television) and Czech Journal (co-director, 2013–2015, documentary series, Hypermarket Film, Czech Television), Steam on the River (dir. with Robert Kirchhoff, 2015, 87’, Hypermarket Film, atelier.doc, Czech TV, RTVS), The Near Far East (2015, Czech TV, 68′).
Boris Mitić – Serbian producer and film director
Boris Mitić (born 1977 in Leskovac, southern Serbia) worked as a professional journalist when he decided to buy a camera and film his first film Pretty Dyanaon his own, using a home computer for production. The film, describing the life of the Roma in the outskirts of Belgrade through a story of a Citroën car model which they use to collect recyclable garbage for a living, became popular at festivals (over 60 in total) and received 11 awards. He also directed UNMIK Titanik, a documentary about 100 people who couldn’t leave their UN-protected building for over four years. His third film, Good Bye, How Are You? aka Aphocalypse Now!, which is about the phenomenon of Serbian satirical aphorisms, premiered in 2009 and has already received severel festival awards (e.g. DOCSDF Mexico City). Mitić encourages copyleft distribution of his films. Offical website: dribblingpictures.com