Radu Stancu (BALAUR, Producer)
is a Romanian film producer, owner of independent production company deFilm. After graduating in Sound and Editing and Film Production (MA), he developed his career as a producer, gathering successful shorts, animations, feature films and documentaries, selected and awarded in major international festivals – Cannes, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, AFI, Chicago, and many more. He is currently in post-production on two creative documentaries in addition to a feature film, THE STORY OF A SUMMER LOVE (dir. Paul Negoescu), and in the development/financing stages of two other features: TO THE NORTH (participation at EAVE Producers Workshop), and BALAUR (participation at Midpoint, Cinelink and other programs).
Christina Ioakeimidi (MEDIUM, Director)
was born in Athens, Greece. She studied stills photography in Greece and filmmaking at the London Film School, where she wrote, directed and photographed short films. Upon returning to Athens, she worked as an assistant director in short films, commercials and feature films, with acclaimed director Panos H. Koutras amongst others. Her first feature film HARISMA (writer, director, producer) was released in 2010 in Greece to critical acclaim and has participated in numerous festivals around the world. She has also directed documentaries for the Greek television. She lives in Greece and is a mother of two.
Meedo Taha (OTHER PEOPLE, Director)
is a filmmaker born into a family of video bootleggers during the Lebanese civil war. His work explores questions of identity in an ever-shifting global landscape. In a creative free-fall, he received a scholarship to the University of Tokyo, wrote a PhD dissertation about the love affair between cinema and architecture, earned an MFA in Directing from UCLA, taught college-level filmmaking in Dubai, got his first novel published, and is adapting it into a film. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son, a budding photographer at four years old.
Yiorgos Fourtounis (PROMETHEUS, Director)
was born in 1984 and grew up in Athens. Parallel to his studies in the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens, he studied film directing at IEK AKMI. Since 2005, he has worked as an editor, assistant director and camera assistant in films such as BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD (dir. Ektoras Lygizos), The SENTIMENTALISTS (dir. Nikos Triandafyllidis), SUNDOWN (dir. Gregory Rentis). He directed three short films. FACE DOWN, his second short, screened at Rio de Janeiro: Curta Cinema, Thessaloniki and Short Shorts (Tokyo) film festivals among others. FACE DOWN received the Best Fiction Film award at the 34th Film Festival in Drama and was nominated for Best Short by the Hellenic Film Academy. ICARUS screened in 21st Athens International Film Festival, in Greek short films competition and won Best director prize.
Orfeas Peretzis (RIVIERA, Director)
was born in 1984, in Athens, Greece. He studied Psychology in Scotland, Film & Video in the UK (University College for the Creative Arts) and Screenwriting at the London Film School where he graduated in 2008. He has directed 7 short films and a feature documentary “Into the Centre of the Wheel” released in Greece in 2018. His short films have received a Panhellenic Film Critics Association Award for Best Short, a Bronze Award at Mexico International Short Film Festival, a Royal Television Society Award for Best Short Film in the UK and
First prize for Short Drama at Drama International Short Film Festival in Greece. He is co-founder of the production company StudioBauhaus, and currently works and lives in Athens.
Nasos Gatzoulis (TWO RACCOONS, Director)
is a Greek Film Director based in Los Angeles. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Athens, Greece, he earned a degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. He moved into film making by directing and editing music videos and short films. His short film SWORDFIGHTS screened at many festivals around the world (Athens International Film Festival, LA INDIE Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival). He moved to Los Angeles and graduated from the Directing program of the American Film Institute. His thesis project called TIM OF THE JUNGLE has screened in many festivals including Camerimage International Film Festival, LA SHORTS International Film Festival and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.