Margaret Duggan – Content Manager & Online Coordinator
Margaret Duggan is an Italian American film graduate of Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in film production from California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, and is now studying Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production at University of Bologna, Italy. She has produced several short films and has worked on professional sets in Italy. She currently writes in the cultural section of Italian youth online newspaper La Politica del Popolo with her column Il Controcampo, and also has her own film theory blog Deep Views.
Gaisha Madanova – Content Manager
Gaisha Madanova studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Her artistic practice involves different media and techniques (printmaking, objects, digital media, installations). Since 2007 Gaisha Madanova is a founding member of the international art collective Artpologist. Since 2012 she got involved in curatorial practice and made different projects inside and outside Kazakhstan (VIDEO[ARTiFACT]; DIYALOG: New Energies; mikro[smART]raiony, Internal Storage – Not Enough Space? Notable group exhibitions where her works have been shown include DIE GRENZE (2019-17), Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum (Suwon, 2018), BREAD&ROSES: Four Generations of Kazakh Women (Berlin, 2018), Postnomadic Mind (London, 2018), SUNS AND NEONS ABOVE KAZAKHSTAN (Baku, 2017), BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places (Berlin, 2015), A TIME FOR DREAMS – 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (Moscow, 2014), ONE STEP/PE FORWARD (Venice, 2013).
Heiner Mühlenbrock – Consultant & Awards Presenter
Heiner Mühlenbrock attended the Berlin Film and Television Academy, he’s been making films since 1980, videos and television productions, and participated in several international festivals. Films including Okay okay – Der moderne Tanz, Deutschlandbilder, Die Stadt. In recent years he has increasingly curated independent projects: MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG #1 – Going for a walk inside KRAFTWERK Berlin, MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG #2 – Voices inside KRAFTWERK Berlin. The essay film – sichtbares denken (visible thinking) – in the DENKEREI and fsk cinema. International Symposium – Prelude for a future ESSAY-FILM-FESTIVAL, THE CAN PROJECT – Berlin – Concerts at the Volksbühne Berlin, films and talks at the BABYLON cinema.
Henriett Tunyogi – Online Moderator
A ballerina, actor and director born in Tata, Hungary. Henriett Tunyogi lives in-between London and Budapest and became a naturalised British citizen in 2017. In 2014, Tunyogi was awarded one of the Hungarian state’s highest decorations, The Hungarian Order of Merit – Officer’s Cross, for services to Art and Culture. In 2017 Tunyogi director-produced, wrote and starred in the 22-time award-winning short film Night Song which explores the trauma of rape through generations. In 2016 her short-film ‘Love’ was selected as one of the best movies that year by Straight 8 in London and premiered at the Vue Piccadilly (dancer, director and producer). Tunyogi has performed internationally at prestigious venues in London, Rome, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Bejing, Qingdao, New Delhi, Miskolc International Bartok Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Festival of Majorca and Gala Performances like Stars of the Hungarian Ballet.
Bastiaan Rook – Online Moderator
Bastiaan is a filmmaker from the Netherlands. In 2011 he made his first short film called Doorslag (breaking point). In 2015 it won short of the week on AMCi Indie Spotlight and was picked up by ShortsTV in May 2018. He is the founder of B.ROGUE productions, whose goal is to create content that fits in the world of fiction, and tell stories through short and feature films, music videos and series. He just finished his short film ‘On air’, starring Sytse Faber and Poal Cairo. On the 21st of May 2019 his short was shown at Shortcutz Amsterdam.