Her work includes two Academy Award® nominated documentary features: WRITING WITH FIRE (2022) by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Gosh and OF FATHERS AND SONS (2019)
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.
Director & Sound Designer
Arshia Shakiba is nominated for the MIRAGE Award for Best Cinematography. He is the Co-Director of Photography and co-sound designer for Rojek.
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.
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.
Writer & Director
Courtney Stephens is a writer/director of non-fiction and experimental films. She is the director of TERRA FEMME.
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.
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.
Film Director and Screenwriter
Eskil Vogt is a Norwegian film director and screenwriter. Known for Blind and The Innocents, and for his writing collaboration with Joachim Trier on Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, Louder Than Bombs, Thelma and The Worst Person in the World.
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).
Ingvil joined Medieoperatorene in 2011 and has more than 20 years experience as director and producer of documentaries, shorts.
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.
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 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 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.
Filmmaker & Producer
Matteo is an italian filmmaker and producer. His last film Mother Lode (prod. France, Swiss, Italy), winner of the Eurimages Lab Award 2019, had premiered at 36° Settimana Internazionale della Critica at the 78° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.
Professor & writer
Mike is a professor of writing and theory at the academy of the arts in Oslo and will attend MIRAGE as a part of our Tendencies for Hope conversation.
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.
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.
SFI Representative & Distributor
Sara Rüster works at the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), which supports the creation of Swedish films at all stages, from treatment to distribution.
Sir Roger Deakins
World renowned and award-winning Sir Roger Deakins is a Cinematographer who started in documentaries. He will attend MIRAGE in a conversation and a masterclass as well as to hand out the MIRAGE award for best cinematography.
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.
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.
Public Relations Officer, Senior Writer & Industry Reporter for Cineeuropa
Vassilis Economou is the public relations officer, senior writer, and industry reporter for the leading European portal Cineuropa.org. He has also worked as programmer for Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival (PÖFF).
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.