Guests

Annie Fee

Film Scholar
Annie Fee is participating in the conversation: Literature and Film. She is a feminist film historian and educator who specializes in french cinema and silent cinema.

Arshia Shakibaeian

Director & Sound Designer
Arshia Shakibaeian is nominated for the MIRAGE Award for Best Cinematography. He is the Co-Director of Photography and co-sound designer for Rojek.

Aslaug Holm

Director
Aslaug Holm is one of Norways most experienced and meritted directors. She directed the award winning documentary "Brødre" (2015) and was with this film the first documentarist to win the prestigious Amanda award for Best Director.

Bojana Maric

Lightdox, Co-Founder, Sales and Acquisitions Executive
Bojana is a sales agent from the Swiss-based international sales and distribution agency Lightdox, representing powerful documentary storytelling. She will attend MIRAGE in our Learning How to Fly segment on how to reach an audience.

Erika Balsom

Film Scholar & Critic
Erika Balsom is a scholar and critic based in London, working on cinema, art, and their intersection. She is Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London and holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.

Eroll Bilibani

Film Educator & Producer
The head of DokuFest's educational department DokuLab that nurtures young film talents in creative documentary filmmaking and supports teachers in using documentary film in the teaching process. In addition to this he is an award winning producer.

Heikki Kossi

Sound Designer & Foley Artist
Heikki Kossi is a Foley artist known for creating the captivating sounds of films like Ad Astra (2019) and oscar winning Sound of Metal (2019).

Irena Taskovski

CEO & founder of Taskovski Films
CEO & founder of Taskovski Films, London based world sales and production company with offices across Europe. She is a film consultant/expert on impact distribution, marketing, financing and festivals for many film institutions.

Jennifer Rainsford

Director
The director of All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars. A visual artist and director based in Stockholm. Her short films and installations have been shown at festivals such as Oberhausen, Berlinale, Rotterdam and CPH:DOX.

Jenny Örnborn​

Producer
Jenny Örnborn is a documentary film producer, now working as a production controller at the Swedish Film Institute. She will attend MIRAGE for our Blind Spot segment.

Louise Jacobs

Louise is writing a commissioned piece for MIRAGE on the film Polaris which will be read by Jacobs before the film screening.

Martijn te Pas

Documentary Consultant & Moderator
Martijn is an established documentary consultant and moderator, and was also one of the key persons within the initiation of MIRAGE. He is one of the curators for the program.

Nataša Urban

Director
Nataša is the director of The MIRAGE Film of the Year - The Eclipse (2022). Nataša Urban is a documentary film director and editor working professionally since 2005. She's been with Medieperatørene since 2011, working both as a director and editor.

Patrick Tresch

Cinematographer
Cinematographer of Mother Lode (2022), for which he is nominated to the MIRAGE Award for Best Cinematography. After studying film, Patrick Tresch worked as a director of photography in Brazil and Switzerland.

Ted Krotkiewski

Film sound designer, Film composer & music producer for Momento films.
Ted is nominated for MIRAGE award for Best Sound Design for his work on All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars.

Thomas Tsiftelis

Cinematographer
Born in Serres, Greece, Thomas studied Audio Visual Arts at the ionian University. He started working with the film language through video art and still photography, soon specialized as a cinematographer.

Zaynê Akyol

Director
Zaynê Akyol is an award-winning filmmaker of Kurdish origin who was born in Turkey and raised in Quebec. She is the director of Rojek.

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