Jesper Osmund – Danish film editor
Jesper Osmund is an internationally renowned film editor and narrative consultant. He edited his first feature film in 1991 after years of working as assistant editor. After editing several feature and short film he started to focus more on documentaries and today he has edited more than 100. Many of them have been selected for festivals like IDFA, Sundance, Berlinale and HotDocs, and have received numerous awards including an International Emmy Award. He also works as narrative consultant, holds seminars, directs Rough-Cut Workshops and is a regular tutor at Pitching Workshops for a.o. IDFAcademy, European Documentary Network (EDN) and Institute of Documentary Film (IDF).
Heddy Honigmann – Peruvian-born Dutch director of fictional and documentary films
Heddy Honigmann, a child of Holocaust survivors, was born in 1951 in Lima, Peru, where she studied biology and literature at the University of Lima. She left Peru in 1973, traveled throughout Mexico, Israel, Spain and France, and later studied film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Since 1978 she has been a Dutch citizen and presently lives in Amsterdam, although her filmmaking career has taken her around the world. As the child of exiles, it’s not surprising that the plight of exiles and outsiders is a recurrent theme in her documentaries, as is memory, music and love. Her subjects have included cab drivers in Peru, immigrant musicians on the Paris Metro, senior citizens in Brazil, and Cuban exiles in New Jersey. Honigmann’s body of work has been honored with retrospectives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cinema Arsenal in Berlin, the Madrid Film Museum, the Pacific Film Archive in San Francisco, and the Paris Film Festival, among many other venues. Her films have won major awards at film festivals around the world, including the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, the Golden Pigeon at the Leipiz Film Festival, the Grand Prix at the Cinema du Réel in Paris, the Jury Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Dutch Film Critics Award (twice!), and the J. Van Praag Award from The Humanist Association, which recognized her entire body of work, in which “important universal themes such as survival are developed in a unique filmic form.”
Karpo Ačimović Godina – slovenski redatelj i snimatelj
Karpo Ačimović Godina was was born on June 26, 1943 in Skopje, Macedonia. He is a Slovenian cinematographer and film director. He is one of the most important representatives of the Yugoslav cinematic movement “Black Wave”, which produced numerous socio-critical films between 1964 and 1973. His film Artificial Paradise was screened out of competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.
Jasmila Žbanić – bosanskohercegovačka redateljica
Jasmila Žbanić was born in Sarajevo in 1974. She is a graduate of the Sarajevo Academy of Dramatic Arts, Department of Theater and Film Directing. Her feature debut GRBAVICA was awarded the 2006 Berlinale Golden Bear, the American Film Institute Grand Jury Prize, and Grand Prix Odyssey of the European Council and was sold to 40 territories with great success. Jasmila’s second feature ON THE PATH premiered in the competition program of the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and has won numerous awards including Fimkunstfestival Schwerin Award for Best Director, Golden Apricot of the International Film Festival in Yerevan – FIPRESCI Prize, and Golden Arena for Best Director of the 2010 Pula Film Festival. Jasmila’s third feature FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES made its world premier at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded 2013 Femme de Cinema award at the European Les Arcs Film Festival. In 2004, Jasmila has won Kairos Prize awarded to the European artists whose work is found to have outstanding cultural and social impact.