Nicole Fernández Ferrer
Nicole Fernández Ferrer is co-ordinating the Audiovisual Simone de Beauvoir Centre in Paris (feminist, lesbian and gay video and film archives, distribution, audiovisual workshops, production, film analysis based on gender issues). She is currently working with women and young people in jail with a non-profit organisation of Prison Librarians (screenings, shooting, and film analysis). Nicole has lectured on women’s film & feminist video in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Barcelona, Taipei…and served as a jury member in various festivals. She has programmed the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Paris and the Creteil International Women Films festival. She works as a translator for films and movie crew (Spanish and Portuguese to French). She is board member of the 7ème Genre, Archives du Féminisme, Centre Hubertine Auclert and Cinémas du Sud-Tilt. She lives and works in Paris.
An awarded director Miia Tervo (born 1980) grew up in Lapland. Her films in the film school The Seal (2006), The Little Snow Animal (2009) and Santra and the talking trees (2013) circulated a lot around the world and premiered in Idfa. Both The Seal and The Little Snow Animal won the main price in Tampere Film Festival in the national competition. The Little Snow Animal also got a Grand Prix and an EFA- nomination in 2011 from Tampere among other prices around the world. Her first short fiction film Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) was also awarded and was circulating around the festivals. Aurora (2019), Tervo´s debut feature, is premiered as an opening film of Gothenburg Film Festival. Tervo has a family and loves ice swimming with and without sauna.
Birgitte Weinberger is the Festival Director at OFF – Odense International Film Festival, which is the Oscar- and EFA qualifying short film festival of Denmark. She is both administrative and artistic director and throughout her career, she has watched and judged thousands of short films. Birgitte has a strong passion for condensed and focused films with short running time and a long-lasting impact. During her time at OFF, the festival has grown from a local event to an international brand with more than 30.000 visitors in 2018. Birgitte Weinberger is 40 years old, holds a Master of Arts and has in her past worked as a singer. She is a member of several boards, serves as a censor at Southern University of Denmark and is a requested speaker.
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Has been festival director of Image Forum Festival since 2001. Programmer of Theater Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo since 2005. Has been guest programmer/curator for many film and media art festivals and film events in and outside Japan, such as: Transmediale (Berlin), Bozar (Bruxells), Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Jakarta), Sea Shorts (Malaysia), Seoul New Media Festival Festival (Seoul) etc. Also curator for the film exhibition/DVD project for Japanese emerging independent animation artist THINKING AND DRAWING (2001). Advisor for collection of film and video for Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, Korea. Has served as jury for many international film/art festivals such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Rotterdam International Film Festival etc.
Adrian Silisteanu graduated Cinematography in Bucharest, while also studying Digital Cinematography at The National Audiovisual Institute in Paris. Over the last decade, he worked mainly as cinematographer for many movies, TV series and commercials but he also produced, wrote and directed some projects, among them the multi-award winning short-film Written/Unwritten.