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Jennifer Deschamps

Inside Lehman Brothers

Jennifer Deschamps, 40, is an editorial producer and a director at KM, the French production company, since 2015. Passionate about cinema and literature, after studying international law and political science in Paris II, she naturally turned to making documentaries.

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Elizabeth Mirzaei & Gulistan Mirzaei

Laila at the Bridge

Elizabeth and Gulistan are two award winning journalists who worked for Al-Jazeera and BBC Persia the past decade before making their directorial feature documentary debut with Laila at the Bridge

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Robin Mckenna

Gift

Robin McKenna is director, producer and writer of GIFT, a feature-length documentary inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic bestseller The Gift.  

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Oksana Karpovych

Don't Worry, The Doors Will Open

Born in 1990 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a Cultural Studies graduate from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University. Since 2013 she has lived in Montreal (Quebec) where she worked as a teacher of Ukrainian literature, and where is pursuing her degree in Film Production at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia University.

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Jeremy Xido

The Bones

Jeremy Xido is a filmmaker and performance artist whose work has taken him around the world in an exploration of complex issues of community and personal identity. His approach to stage and film blends emotionally gripping personal stories with the larger social contexts from which they emerge.

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Mor Loushy &

Daniel Sivan

The Oslo Diaries

Mor Loushy graduated from Sam Spiegel film and television school in 2007 and has been working as a freelancer ever since. Her début film, Israel Ltd, world premièred at IDFA 2009. 

Daniel Sivan is an award-winning director and producer, known for his social political documentaries focusing primarily on Israel. 

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Marie-Pierre Jaury

Histoires intimes d'avortement

A director and writer, known for The Medeski, Martin and Wood's Dropper (2002), Tous les habits du monde (2008) and 24 images de Antoine Duhamel(2005).

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Amer Shomali &

Paul Cowan

The Wanted 18

Amer is a Palestinian interdisciplinary visual artist who uses conceptual art, painting, digital media, films and comics to explore Palestinian sociopolitical issues and revolution iconography.

Paul Cowan a Canadian  who spent the bulk of his career with the National Film Board of Canada.

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Shannon Walsh

The Gig is up

Shannon Walsh is a filmmaker, writer and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. She is writer and director of the feature documentaries Illusions of Control (2019), Jeppe on a Friday (2013), St-Henri, the 26th of August (2011), and H2Oil (2009). She premiered her first nonfiction VR, Disappearance: Hong Kong Stories (RIDM 2018), and finished a short doc, Matsutake Hunters (AmDocs 2019), for TELUS Originals.

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Kimberly Surin

The Relay

Based in Montreal, Kimberley Ann is a French-Canadian with Haitian descent filmmaker. She graduated in 2016 from Pennsylvania State University in Communications – Film and TV. Over the years, she had the chance to work on a variety of interesting and different projects, from fiction to documentary, advertising and promotional commercials to publicity, as well as animation. She has gained her experience working for several production companies, including Warner Brothers, Reel FX, Sphère Média Production, and Aetios Productions in production.

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Sturla Gunnarsson

Monsoon

Oscar nominated, Genie, Gemini and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson  has been described as ‘Canada’s resident Viking, sailing the high seas of naturalism’.

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Ada Ushpiz

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Ada Ushpiz is a renowned Israeli film producer and director. She has a B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in history from Tel Aviv University and a significant journalistic experience in political-social writing for the prestigious Ha'aretznewspaper.

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Helene Klodawsky

Malls R Us & Stolen Time

Independent filmmaker Helene Klodawsky is passionate storyteller committed to portraying political and social struggles, as well as to exploring the documentary art form. 

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Michal Weits

Blue Box

Joseph Weits, Michal’s great-grandfather, was the head of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). His personal diaries reveal how Palestinian land was transferred to Israel, and Blue Box is the missing link in understanding the unending tribal war over land in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Adi Lavy

Once Upon A Sea

Adi Lavy is an internationally accomplished documentary photographer, film director and producer. A Israeli native, Adi began her career as a news reporter and photographer, working for world renowned publications such as Newsweek, SZ Weissen, and Le Repubblica.