CHRISTIAN VON BORRIES (GERMANY)
Christian Von Borries produces media from other media. He is an orchestra conductor, composer and producer of site specific psycho geographic projects. His work was commissioned by Lucerne Festival, Kunstfest Weimar, Volksbuehne Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg and Documenta 12 among others. His cd Replay Debussy won an Echo Award.
His first film The Dubai in me won a prize at the FID Marseille film festival and was shown at film festivals all over the world as well as the Yekaterinburg Industrial Biennale and the Principio Potosi Exhibition in Madrid and Berlin and online. His second film Mocracy just won the Klaus-Wildenhahn-prize at Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg.
He is an anti copyright activist and lives in a green house in Berlin.
2011 he was guest professor at the art academy in Nuremberg, this fall he will teach at the film school HFF in Potsdam.
The Dubai in me (2010)
J.P. SNIADEKI (USA)
A filmmaker and a PhD candidate in media anthropology at Harvard University, Sniadecki works at the intersection of cinema, art, and ethnography to produce films that show around the world and sometimes receive awards, including the 2009 Joris Ivens Award at the Cinema du reel Film Festival for his 2008 documentary Chaiqian / Demolition (Punto de Vista 2010), and two Pardo D'oro at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival for Foreign Parts (winner of Punto de Vista Grand Prize 2011). He is also founder and chief curator of Emergent Visions, an ongoing film series that screens new independent cinema from the People's Republic of China.
People's Park (2012)
Foreign Parts (2010)
The Yellow Bank (2010)
Sichuan Triptych (2010)
Chaiqian / Demolition (2008)
BILL BROWN (USA)
Bill has been making first person experimental documentaries since the mid-1990's. His films explore the landscapes of North America.
In his work, he attempts to correlate geographical coordinates with conceptual ones. He is drawn to castaway places: dying cotton towns in West Texas or coal towns in West Virginia. It is in these places, perhaps better than elsewhere, that he believes we can take an inventory of our American dreams and desires, for they're piled up there, derelict, waiting for someone to take possession of them.
Bill is a true believer in the DIY movie tour. Inspired by a roving cinema that has its roots in the Soviet Kino-Trains of the 1920's, as well as the peregrinations of hippy artists in the 1960's and punk rockers in the 1990's, Bill has toured through North America and Europe by car, train, bus, and bike. In the summer of 2006, he set off on the Pedal-Powered Movie Tour, bicycling from Washington, D.C. to Denver with a program of films that addressed migration across the U.S./Mexico border. In 2007, he rolled across France with video artist Sabine Gruffat on a bike/movie tour they called La Cyclo-Cinémathèque.
Bill is currently a lecturing fellow in the Arts of the Moving Image Program at Duke University.
Memorial Land (2012)
Chicago Corner (2009)
The Other Side (2006)
Mountain State (2003)
Buffalo Common (2001)
Confederation Park (1999)
Hub City (1997)
JOSÉ LUIS CIENFUEGOS (SPAIN)
ISABEL SANTOS STRINDBERG
She studied Literature and Modern Linguistic at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University and Art History at the École du Louvre, working as a journalist and art critic during her studies. In 1997, she moves from Paris to Lisbon. In that same year she meets João César Monteiro, with whom she collaborates in the script of Le Bassin de John Wayne. She works exclusively with Monteiro for eight years, being his direction assistant.
She was programming coordinator of the Econtros Internacionais de Cinema Documental da Malaposta. She was director and programmer of Doclisboa – Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival (2004/07). She was a member of the direction board of The Portuguese Documentary Association – Apordoc (2005/07), and a member of the editorial board of the Docs.pt. She has been a juror in several international film festivals and a programmer. She's currently film programmer at Malaposta Cultural Center and associated programmer at Indielisboa –International Independent Film Festival.