Aaron Glass

1 Film

Aaron Glass is an anthropologist and visual artist working primarily with Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations in British Columbia, Canada. He graduated from New York University and currently holds a dual postdoctoral fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History and Bard Graduate Center in New York City. In Search of Hamat'sa: A Tale of Headhunting is his first film.

Aaron Hose

1 Film

Aaron Hosé is an Emmy Award-winning producer whose work has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Born in Texas and raised in Aruba, he developed a passion for culture and creativity from a very young age. As a Media Coordinator for the University of Central Florida, Aaron currently develops and produces original, High Definition programming for broadcast TV, the web,…

Ada Ushpiz

1 Film

Ada Ushpiz, she is a director and producer of documentary films. Her films include: Blood Pact, Detained, Not As Lambs to the Slaughter. Ushpiz has been a journalist for \'Ha'Aretz\" newspaper for thirty-two years. She got two Bachelor Degrees in philosophy and literature, and a Master Degree in Film, as well as a doctorate in History in the following years.

Adam Isenberg

1 Film

Adam Isenberg was born outside San Francisco, CA and has a degree in linguistics from UC Berkeley. He lives in Istanbul and hosted the travel documentary program Adem’in Seyir Defteri for Turkish state television, directing the second and third season. He is a co-founder of the Istanbul production house Zela Film. This is his first film.

Adrian Strong

1 Film

Adrian Strong is currently undertaking doctoral research at Griffith University in the field of ethnographic film, with particular reference to the representation of indigenous people. Adrian grew up in the UK, where he studied Science and Philosophy before moving to Africa in 1984. Adrian’s had many work incarnations ranging from farming to development work to business. It was in the…

Aine O'Brien

2 Films

Aine O'Brien is Head, Department of Media Technologies, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Her work moves fluidly between documentary production and critical written engagement with visual epistemology and ethno-graphic method. She is currently researching and co-directing with Alan Grossman an ethnographic documentary on the subject of migrant Eastern European Jewish labour practices in Dublin in the early 1900.

Ajay Koli

1 Film

Felix Röben studied Film & Video Communication for one semester at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Gujarat where he met Ajay Koli.
Later that year, both of them were found working together on a cinematic essay on physical work and its cyclical movements.

COAL INDIA portrays people who work under pre- industrial conditions in the coalfelds near…

Alain Rakotoarisoa

1 Film

Multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, Alain is a sociologist. In 2008 he entered the Ateliers Varan (Paris) and completed his self-training in audio-visual directing. In his films, he constantly shows fractures in Malagasy society through one point of view: that of the dignity of human beings.

Alan Bibby

1 Film

Alan Bibby has been working in media for over 30 years. He had cooperated with the Canada National Bureau of Films on several projects. For the past 7 years, Alan has been devoted to making several social documentaries. Recent productions include a series on marriage & relationships, new approaches in psychology, counseling, education, material abuse, prison reform, homeless issues and…

Alan Grossman

2 Films

Alan Grossman is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Media Technologies, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. He has a longstanding visual ethnographic involvement with the cultural politics of migration and diasporic formations in a variety of transnational contexts.

Alanis Obomsawin

1 Film

Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, is one of Canada's most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Her work embraces strong social themes and is inspired by the desire to let the voices of her people be heard. Since 1967, she has made over 20 uncompromising documentaries on issues concerning Aboriginal people in Canada.
Obomsawin currently serves on the Board…

Alessandra Pasquino

1 Film

Alessandra Pasquino has produced broadcast commercials, documentaries and special projects for over 10 years. She has collaborated with many filmmakers and artists including: Oliver Stone, Wayne Wang, Klaus Kinski, Gregory Colbert, Leonardo Di Caprio, Pietro Scalia and Matthew Rolston. She is currently a freelance documentary producer and independent filmmaker.

Alessandro G.A. D’Alessandro

1 Film

Alessandro G.A. D’Alessandro was born in St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) in 1962. He is a Photographer, director, script editor. Degree Certificate in Mass Communications and Journalism achieved at the University of Minnesota. He worked as director on several television programs in Italy, and writing and direction of documentaries on different subjects for private and foreign television networks.

Alessia Foraggio

1 Film

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras…

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

1 Film

After completing her doctoral studies in visual anthropology at the Granada Centre of the University of Manchester, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier undertook two post-doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal and then Université Laval. In addition to examining questions of musical production, she extended her field of study to include the reception of music among young people in Cuba—an equally novel theme…

Alice Diop

1 Film

Alice Diop was born in 1979, in Aulnay-sous-Bois, France. A French director of Senegalese origin with a Masters in history and a Doctorate in visual sociology, she studied documentary filmmaking at La Femis film school. Since 2005 she has written and directed several documentaries, including the medium-length titles La tour du monde (2006), Clichy pour l’exemple (2006), Les senegalaises et…

Allan Collins

2 Films

An Australian Film Institute and IF award winner for his cinematography on Ivan Sen feature Beneath Clouds, Allan Collins is based in Alice Springs with his family. The first Indigenous person to receive the honour of accreditation to the Australian Cinematographers Society, Arian's TV and film career began with a traineeship at the regional television station Imparja TV in 1989.…

Alvaro Sarmiento

1 Film

Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento are two Peruvian filmmaker brothers. GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS their debut feature premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival (Forum 2017) and the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight in New York.

Alvaro is a visual artist and screenwriter recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency and the…

Amado Villafaña

1 Film

Amado Villafaña Chaparro is a member of the Arhuaco’s Community. He is working in the Yosokwi Communication Collective of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Some of his last films are:
– Resistance on the dark line (2011)
– Naboba (2015)

An Van Dienderen

1 Film

An van. Dienderen, after having shot several documentaries highly acclaimed of international awards, she got her PhD degree in Comparative Cultural Sciences from the Ghent University aiming to enrich her works. She lectures and researches on Visual Anthropology, Media Theory and Comparative Cultural Sciences.

Angelos Rallis

1 Film

Angelos Rallis is a documentary filmmaker and photojournalist who started his career as a theatre play director for the Greek National Television and Athens University. He then moved to UK to do research in visual sociology in the Centre for Urban and Community Research. Since then he commenced a long-term project documenting London’s East End emerging cultures and communities. His…

Anne Makepeace

1 Film

Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more three decades. Her new film, Tribal Justice, premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2017 and screened at many festivals across the country, winning Best Documentary prizes at the American Indian Film Festival and the Charlotte Film Festival, the Rigoberta-Menchú Grand Prix…

Anne Schiltz

1 Film

Anne Schiltz studied at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester. She now works as a film director, mainly on nonfiction films. Her documentaries include “Sweet Life and all that goes with it” (2002), a portrait of a Saxon family in Transylvania, and “Gordian Troeller Revisited – Eritrea” (2007). Her interest in music is reflected in her close collaboration…

Aryo Danusiri

1 Film

Aryo Danusiri was born in Jakarta. In 1997 he graduated from the Department of Anthropology, University of Indonesia, with a thesis on a made-for-television film. It was while writing his thesis that he began to study filmmaking in depth. He began his documentary career in 1999 with a film on human rights violation in Aceh: The Village Goat Takes the…

Ascan Breuer

1 Film

Ascan Breuer, based in Vienna, born 1975 in Hamburg, studied communication science, sociology and psychology at the University of Vienna, and postgradually film-making at the KHM – Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His films took part in international competitions including Berlinale, IFF Edinburgh, IFF Hong Kong, IndieLisboa, etc. He won the DIAGONALE-Award for Best Documentary 2005. His films were…

Asio Liu

1 Film

Asio Liu, a graduate of the National Chengchi University's department of philosophy, has been a field researcher, a copyrighter for advertisement, and a photographer for videos and films.

Atsushi “UCCI”Uchino

1 Film

Filmmaker. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1967. After graduating human science major from Waseda University in Tokyo in 1991, UCCI started to work as a creative director and a producer of FM radio and TV programs. He built up his career with making a lot of those programs on the job. Then he moved to San Francisco in order to…

Axelle Le Dauphin

1 Film

Axelle Le Dauphin has always worked in various areas, exploring experiences and different medias. Press, photography, fashion, her interest for working on the field, and her artistic sensitivity have pushed her today towards movie activities by collaborating with Laurie Colson on this specific project.

Baunay Watan

1 Film

Baunay. Watan (Atayal name) / Lin, Wei-dao Atayal tribe, Shyakalou community Clothes of the Stone Tribe, 1998, Excellent grade for “Local Excellent Documentary Film of Council of Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan.”

Beate Arnestad

1 Film

Beate Arnestad worked for many years and in many different positions at Norwegian broadcaster NRK, mainly in the divisions of culture and entertainment. Her first documentary was “Where the waves sing” (2002), tracing the life of a former painter and governor in the forgotten Danish-Norwegian colony Tranquebar in India.
While living in Sri Lanka from 2003 to 2006, she…

Berteau Valerie

1 Film

Valerie Berteau was born in 1975, and now lives and works in Brussels. In the nineties, she started travelling and becoming involved in photography. After completing studies in visual communication, photography and video she began to work as a photojournalist and in fi lm production. She was involved as coordinator of many cross-over projects with associations and NGO’s.

Bob Connolly

1 Film

Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson are well-known documentary filmmakers in Australia. Their first work, First Contact (1983) won a US Academy Award nomination. Later, they spent nearly ten years to finish Joe Leahy's Neighbors (1988) and Black Harvest (1992), which along with First Contact became the well-known “Papua New Guinea Highland Trilogy,” receiving numerous international awards and accolades. Their unique…

Bojina Panayotova

1 Film

Bojina was born in 1982, in Bulgaria. She was 8 years old when she arrived in France. “I see red people” is her first feature film.

Briar March

1 Film

Briar is a documentary filmmaker and Fulbright scholar. Fascinated by polarizing and colorful subject matter, and angered by environmental and human rights issues her films are diverse in style, but consistently grounded in a passionate desire to communicate. There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho, is Briar’s current project. She also directed the documentary feature Allie Eagle and…

Brit Jorunn Hundsnes

1 Film

Brit Jorunn Hundsnes is a television producer and documentary filmmaker. My Beloved Child was originally her graduate film from Volda College.

Caroline Parietti

1 Film

The co-directors, and Caroline Parietti (Switzerland, 1985) and Cyprien Ponson (France, 1987), met during a master’s degree in documentary writing (CREADOC/France), after personal journeys in anthropology and community social work. Their work explores issues of memory, violence and resistance in the margins..

Blue water, 58’, 2013
Les échos, 27, 2013
Liberté-égalité-fraternité, 13’, 2012

Caroline Reucker

1 Film

Caroline was born in 1985 in Marl North Rhine-Westphalia. After graduation from high school in 2006, she began training as a media designer Image & Sound and worked in various film and television productions.

From 2010 to 2016, Caroline studied documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, where she graduated with a diploma.
She lives and works as…

Cesar Paes

3 Films

Cesar Paes – writer, director and cinematographer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives in Paris.
2005 MAHALEO
2000 SAUDADE DO FUTURO
1993 HAITI: UN TEMPS MIS EN CONSERVE
1992 SONGS AND TEARS OF NATURE
1989 ANGANO…ANGANO…TALES FROM MADAGASCAR

Chang Han

1 Film

Born in 1974, Taipei Taiwan. Graduated from Beijing Film Academy and returned to his homeland Taiwan to start his film career. He participated in dozens of TV commercials and music videos, though still searching for his own role in the image world. “Silent Cello” is his first documentary.

Chang Wen-Shin

1 Film

An elegy to our small small selves 2002, 16mm
She Wants to Talk to You 2001, 16mm
Unboxed 1999, Video
Imagining Place 1999, 16mm
Mommy, What's Wrong ? 1997, 16mm

Chang Yeh-Hai Sya Man

1 Film

Director Chang Yeh-Hai Hsia Man, native of Tao on Orchid Island, Taiwan (also known as Lanyu), was born on August 20th, 1971. Besides being a documentary director, he is also an independent producer, diving and lifeguard training coach. He currently resides in Lanyu County (Orchid Island), Taiwan.

Chen Hsin-yi

1 Film

Chen Hsin-yi holds a Bachelor of Art in Political Science from National Taiwan University, and a Master of Political Science from Soochow University. After eight years of studying in political science, Chen worked as a reporter. Her passion for journalism, however, diminished quickly in a couple years for the bad reputation of the media being the “source of societal chaos.”…

Chen Jofei

1 Film

Chen Jofei
Fiction and Documentary film director
1989 B.A. in filmmaking from Chinese Culture University in Taipei.
1995 M.F.A. in Live Action from California Institute of the Arts in the U.S.
1995 Where is My Love? Best Fiction (Golden Harvest Awards),
and nominated for Best Short Film (Golden Horse Awards)
2001 Incidental Journey/Haijiao Tanya…

Chen Kuan-Yu

1 Film

Chen Guan-yu worked in video post-production for close to ten years, editing a wide range of television programmes, dramas, and commercials. In the last three years, he has turned to writing and directing documentary programmes for television. He is currently a freelance filmmaker.

Chen Rong-Shien

1 Film

Chen Rong-Shien was once a stage director, editor/director for TV dramas, editor / director of “Against Life” and editor / director of “Life Proclaiment” of Super TV.

Chen Wu-Nan

1 Film

I am a freelance Cameraman and director graduated in 2010 from the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA). Now, I am a photographer.

Interested in mystery and religious studies, I has met producer Wu Yu Ming, with whom he created this documentary about Dong-gang beliefs. With three years of experience in this field, I prefers having a shorter curriculum but…

Chen Yu-Ching

1 Film

Yu-Ching Chen studied film production at Cinécréatis in Nantes, France, before returning to Taiwan as an independent filmmaker. Her films have focused on human rights and environmentalism. She likes working with aesthetics, languages, and images.

Chiang Mei-Ju

1 Film

Chiang Mei-Ju was born in 1974, Kuan-Tien Tainan. She graduated from Mass Communication Department of FuJen Catholic University. She was a local jounalist. She studies in Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary of Taina National College of the Arts.

Choi Haklak

1 Film

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Haklak identifies himself as an anthropologist, a musician, and potentially a filmmaker. He majored in Russian studies at Exeter University in the UK, and has a Master’s degree in anthropology from Hanyang University in South Korea. He is currently working towards a Ph.D in anthropology at Seoul National University. Haklak is interested in…

Chou Wah-shan

1 Film

Chou Wah-shan graduated from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University. Later he took a doctor's degree at York University, England. He returned to Hong Kong University to teach in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. From 1990, he wrote many works such as Destructure of Hong Kong Movies, Revelation of Meaning and Explanation, Homosexualism,…

Chou Yue-Jun

2 Films

Documentary producer for Kun Ming Television, engaged in documentary production since 1991. As a producer who puts his ideals in his documentary films, Jhou focuses his films on Yun Nan, especially on the ethnic minority Yi Yi people's situation In contemporary, ever-transforming Yun Nan. He believes that “people are eternal attraction of documentary film.”

Chris Owen

1 Film

Chris Owen was born in 1944. He has contributed directly or indirectly to almost every significant documentary made in Papua new Guinea over the last three decades – whether as director, cinematographer, editor or as adviser and trouble-shooter. He has also made a series of internationally acclaimed documentaries of his own – including The Red Bowman, Man Without Pigs and…

Christian Liffers

1 Film

Christian Lifters, script, direction and production Worked as assistant-director of Werner Schroeter (et al.), studied theatre-direction in Hamburg and worked for several years as a director in German theatres. He has been working as a journalist for ten years and he has been working for the German tv-channel ZDF since 2001.

Christian Suhr Nielsen

2 Films

Born in Denmark in 1978, Christian Suhr Nielsen is a graduate student at the Department of Anthropology. At the University of Aarhus His main interest is visual anthropology and ethnographic film. He has produced a number of films for ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions at Moesgaard Museum.

Christian Suhr Nielsen

1 Film

Born in Denmark in 1978, Christian Suhr Nielsen is a graduate student at the Department of Anthropology. at the University of Aarhus His main interest is visual anthropology and ethnographic film. He has produced a number of films for ethnographic and archaeological exhibitions at Moesgaard Museum.

Christophe Rolin

1 Film

Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin discover their passion for documentary during their studies at the IAD film school of Brussels. In 2008 they give several workshops together for documentary amateurs at the Multimedia Centre of Brussels.
Then later Christophe Rolin decides to enter the school Institute of Journalism (IDJ) in Brussels while Marc Recchia follows his passion for documentary…

Chung His Jung

1 Film

When I was a child, I always liked to draw beautiful scenery to enjoy myself. As of 1979, I started working at the Tele Communication Bureau but only did some technical jobs which led me far away from the image creation. I thought I wouldn’t have the chance to work as a photographer. Nevertheless, as company’s business field reached to…

Chung Shun-Lung

1 Film

Born in 1978
2000 – Graduated from the Department of Radio, Television and Film (RTF), Shih Hsin University
2003 – DaAi TV, Associate Producer
2005 – Hakka Television Station, Planner
2010 – PTS Channel Promo, Planner
2011 – NextTV, TV News Cameraman
2012 – From October until now – Freelance
The Sound of…

Claire Simon

1 Film

Born in London and raised in the Var, France, Claire Simon studied ethnology as well as classical Arab and Berber. While establishing herself in the film industry as an editor, she directed short films, including the 1992 French television series “Scènes de ménage” starring Miou Miou.

Claudio Selicato

1 Film

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour,…

Corinne van Egeraat

1 Film

Corinne van Egeraat is a Dutch independent filmmaker and creative producer with a background in theatre. She specializes in projects around creative freedom of expression. In 2011-2012 she produced the Self-Portrait Video Project, a year-long workshop on autobiographical storytelling with young Egyptian artists, which culminated in the collaborative feature documentary ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic). The film was…

Corto Vaclav

1 Film

An anthropologist trained in Nanterre, Corto Vaclav discovered the work of Jean Rouch and developed a passion for Africa and its cinema. He approached the Ethnographic Film Committee, where he worked for two years in a row, allowing him to establish many relationships within this world of explorer-filmmakers whose stories fascinate him. There he met Hadrien La Vapeur, who was…

Cyprien Ponson

1 Film

The co-directors, and Caroline Parietti (Switzerland, 1985) and Cyprien Ponson (France, 1987), met during a master’s degree in documentary writing (CREADOC/France), after personal journeys in anthropology and community social work. Their work explores issues of memory, violence and resistance in the margins..

Les bedos au coeur vert, 35’, 2013
41 ans et des poussières, 38’, 2013

Dahna Abourahme

1 Film

The story of the women of Ein El Hilweh refugee camp between 1982-1984 is an important chapter in the history of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon. After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the camp was destroyed and its men imprisoned. “The Kingdom of Women” documents the community and organizing spirit of the women during this period, how they…

Dakxinkumar Bajrange (Chhara)

1 Film

Dakxinkumar Bajrange is an award winning filmmaker, playwright, director and an activist from the Chhara De-notified Tribes of Ahmedabad in the western part of India. He recently awarded National Award by National Human Rights Commission, Govt. of India for his writing on Human Rights. He is a recipient of Ford Foundation International Fellowship (2010-11) for a Masters Degree in ‘Theatre…

Dan Alexe

1 Film

Dan Alexe, a Romanian who lives in Belgium and speaks a whole whack of languages – he can rattle off about ten if you ask him – and he taught himself Farsi to make this film. “It's an easy language,” he said. We almost didn't get to see this film. The film and Alexe's equipment were stolen (in Prague, not…

Dan Girmus

1 Film

Dan Girmus is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. His work has screened at Visions du Réel, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and IFF Boston.

Daniel Cross

1 Film

Through an initiative of the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with the Kativik School Board , eight students were selected to document this pivotal year of their lives. To teach them the essentials of filmmaking , the NFB dispatched independent filmmakers Daniel Cross and Mila Aung-Thwin. The result of their collaboration is Inuuvunga, a vibrant and utterly contemporary…

Daria Orkhan

1 Film

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2005 attended the school of journalism at the City Art Centre. In 2006 entered the minor faculty of journalism of the St. Petersburg State University, In 2012 graduated as TV Director from the St. Petersburg State University of Film & TV (the Screen Arts Faculty).Had practical training on TV-channels: “100TV”, “5th channel”, “St. Petersburg”…

David Fedele

1 Film

Born in Australia in 1977, David Fedele is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have been broadcast and screened widely around the world, and he now spends most of his time between the European and African continents.
David’s latest film REVENIR (2018, 81mins) is a collaboration with Kumut Imesh…

David MacDougall

2 Films

David MacDougall is an ethnographic filmmaker, scholar, and writer on cinema, the social sciences, and education. His first feature-length document, To Live With Herds, filmed in Uganda, won the Grand Prix Venezia Genti at the Venice Film Festival in 1972. Soon after, he and Judith produced the famous “Turkana Conversations” trilogy on semi-nomadic camel herders of northwestern Kenya. They then…

David Ofek

2 Films

Born in Ramat Gan in 1968, David Ofek graduated the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School in 1992. Ofek’s graduation documentary “High-Tech Dreams“ won 1993 Jerusalem Film Festival best short award. His extra graduation short Home participated in dozens of film festivals worldwide.

Today David Ofek is one of Israel’s leading and prolific documentary and television series makers. His full-fledged body…

Denise Zmekhol

1 Film

Working on social issue documentaries as well as in commercial arenas, Zmekhol combines a public affairs sensibility with a commercial director’s visual acumen. A Sao Paulo native, Zmekhol co-produce and co-direct Digital Journey, an Emmy award winning public television series. Exploring emerging technologies in their social, environmental and cultural contexts. In addition to her film work, she photographed extensively, producing…

Dennis O’Rourtke

3 Films

Dennis O'Rourke is internationally recognized as one of the most exciting and perceptive filmmakers about tensions between European and traditional cultures.

His films chronicle the Pacific peoples' rearguard fight against the colonizers-economic, religious and military. O'Rourke's filmmaking is enlightened by an awareness of “cinema verité” while he also cites as his heroes fiction filmmakers, specifically Bresson and Ozu. His works…

Didier Volckaer

1 Film

Didier Volckaert, he studied audio-visual art (Experimental Cinema) in Sint-Lukas, Brussels. He is not only a film director, mainly of experimental documentaries; a curator; a lecturer but also a visual artist. He has exhibited his work at MUHKA in Antwerp, at the Victoria Festival' 99, the Time Festival 2000, his first solo exhibition at the Vereeniging van het SMAK in…

Diego Sarmiento

1 Film

Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento are two Peruvian filmmaker brothers. GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS their debut feature premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival (Forum 2017) and the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight in New York.

Diego directed several short films, two of which screened previously at the Berlinale: EARTH’S CHILDREN (Generation 2014) and SONIA’S DREAM (Culinary…

Dirk Dumon

1 Film

Dirk Dumon, he has shooted several documentaries concerningsocio-cultural, anthropological and human science. He co-produced with different television stations, the Belgian ministry of Cooperation and Development and non-profit organizations. His films where shown in Europe, North America, South Africa and so on, among which had been cited by various universities and museums.

Dong Cheng-Liang

1 Film

Dong Cheng-Liang was born in 1961, Ku-Kang, Kinmen Taiwan. He founded Firefly Image Company in 1989. He has been concerned in the society, humanity and culture of Kinmen by continually making documentary. His works show the change trail of Kinmen society. His films has been nominated for YAMAGATA Documentary Festival, Japan, Vancouver and Taipei Film Festivals, and also selected for…

Donna Ives

1 Film

Donna has 11 years' experience in video production, 10 years of which were spent with Townsville Aboriginal & Is-lander Media Association (at Big Eye Productions) and one year with her own company -Yarmuk Enterprises.
At Big Eye Productions, she was producer, writer, director from 1993 to 1999 and from 1997 to 1999 also acting executive producer, working on a…

Donna Ives

1 Film

Donna has 11 years' experience in video production, 10 years of which were spent with Townsville Aboriginal & Is-lander Media Association (at Big Eye Productions) and one year with her own company -Yarmuk Enterprises.
At Big Eye Productions, she was producer, writer, director from 1993 to 1999 and from 1997 to 1999 also acting executive producer, working on a…

Elayne McCabe

1 Film

Elayne McCabe (b.1984) is a filmmaker based in the Boston area, USA. She spent twenty months deeply immersed in the artist and artisan community of India-controlled Kashmir directing her first feature film Kasheer. She has directed several short films in India and was also a Fulbright scholar to Jakarta, Indonesia where she studied Indonesian cinema. She is currently pursuing a…

Ellen-Astri Lundby

1 Film

Ellen-Astri Lundby is an independent filmmaker and producer. She has produced and directed several short films, both fiction and documentaries. Her films usually have a humoristic touch, whatever serious topic she's into. Ms Lundby has also worked as a freelance reporter for newspapers and specialized journals.
Filmography(selected titles): 2004“The Fourth Wife and her African Husband”; 1997“Forgotten Goddesses”; 1994“The Happy…

Eriss Khajira

1 Film

Eriss (1987) was born and raised in the Dandora Slum, next to the Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya. At the age of eleven she first saw a documentary on TV. A dream was born: she volunteered as the ‘bag carrier’ for a man who made videos for weddings and funerals, and she started to make small videos with a mobile…

Ernest Schoedsack

1 Film

Born in Iowa, Schoedsack ran away from home at twelve and headed for California. By the time he was seventeen, he was working as a cameraman. Schoedsack met Cooper in Vienna in 1918. Later, they decided to record the migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia. After filming Grass, he raised money for the team as a cameraman for the…

Esther Hertog

1 Film

Born in Amsterdam 1978, at the age of 12 Esther Hertog immigrated with her artist family to Israel. There she went to a high school of arts and studied photography. Esther traveled twice with her photo camera for long periods to Asia. and shown the photos in exhibition in Israel. She for a BA study in Anthropology in the Netherlands,…

Etan Pavavalung

2 Films

After years of making documentaries, Etan believes that aborigines should create film works that incorporate aboriginal literature and art. In his documentaries, “She With the Patterned Hands,” “The Winding Road to Home,” “Hands that Tell Tales of the Mountains,” “Brothers Who Sing of Love and Longing,” and “The Fragrant Mountain Winds,” Etan tries to create an aboriginal visual aesthetic through…

Eytan Kapon

1 Film

Eytan Kapon is a director of photography, and a director of documentary films. He has directed a number of documentary films.

Fabian Remy

1 Film

French-born and Brazilian-raised, Fabian Remy has edited several TV series, and short and feature films. In 2015 he directed his first documentary, "A Terceira Margem." The film premiered at Dok Leipzig Festival 2016 in the Next Masters competition, after participating in EAVE's and IDFA Academy's workshops. His new fiction project "Rio das Mortes," still in development stage, was selected to…

Fan Popo

1 Film

Fan Popo: Independent filmmaker, Writer, Activist. Born in 1985, graduated from Beijing Film Academy. Published Happy Together: Complete Record of a Hundred Queer Films (Beifang Wenyi Press, 2007). Third Prize in the LGBT Research Paper Prize, Chi-Heng Foundation; Second Prize in the sina.com’s prize for online video. Participation in directing China Queer Film Festival Tour in over twenty major cities…

Felix Röben

1 Film

Felix Röben studied Film & Video Communication for one semester at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Gujarat where he met Ajay Koli.
Later that year, both of them were found working together on a cinematic essay on physical work and its cyclical movements.
COAL INDIA portrays people who work under pre- industrial conditions in the coalfelds…

Filippo Gobbato

1 Film

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras…

Flavia Fontes

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Flavia Fontes was born in Brazil and teaches at the New School for Social Research in New York. She has been making award-winning documentaries for fifteen years.

Florence Jaugey

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Born in France, Florence Jaugey took residence in Nicaragua and together with Frank Pineda, a Nicaraguan filmmaker, set up Camila Films in 1990. She has worked as a scriptwriter and actress in some Camila Films productions. Her short film, Cinema Alcazar, won a Silver Berlin Bear in 1998.

Francois Prevost

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Both Hugo Latulippe and François Prévost began their career working on the Radio-Canada programme Le Course Destination Monde. What Remains of Us began as a segment for another Radio-Canada programme Le Point, eventually becoming a feature length documentary over the course of eight years.

Frank Cassenti

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Frank Cassenti shoot from more of 20 years the most important jazz musicians to translate the soul of the music. With his intimate comprehension of the music and with his own filming style, he invite the public to approach the emotion in action on the stage. As musician and cinema director, Frank Cassenti has directed many documentary films about music…

Frank Chen

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Frank Chen, a young director, who graduated from the TV production MFA in the Communication University of China in 2016, works in Hunan University currently. The documentary work Reds in Taiwan has been nominated with the tenth FIRST Youth Film Exhibition “Spirit of Freedom” Award.

Futuru C.L. Tsai

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Futuru C.L. Tsai was born in 1971. Being an anthropology doctor of National Tsing Hua University, now Tsai is an assistant professor of Department of Arts & Crafts Education at National Taitung University and a worker of ethnography films. He is devoted to the comprehension and learning of Taiwan indigenous people culture.

Galah Kalahe

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Kaleh•Kalahe also known as Gao Wei Guang is a journalist of Public Television Service's The Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine.

Gali Meiri

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Gali Meiri was born in Israel 1974 and graduated from university in 1999 to work as a physiotherapist. A few years later came her turning point and she began to shoot documentaries. Gatos, accomplished in 2005, is her first documentary. Transparent time is her second. She works as a director, post production coordinator and associate producer. At present, she is…

Gerard Nougarol

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Since 1990, Martine Journet & Gerard Nougarol has started their researches on local Shamanism and Shamans in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The film “lndo Pino” grew to be their accumulated efforts on Wana people's Shamanism for ten years, and won them the first prize in the “Bilan du Film Ethnographique” in Paris, March 2002.

Gerd Pohlmann

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Gerd Pohlmann studied film at the DFFB Berlin. It’s where he met New Zealander Chris Strewe. Together they went to NZ for Strewe’s MA-Thesis film: Waitangi – The Story of a Treaty and its Inheritors. This film also features the start of the Bastion Point occupation. Pohlmann returned to NZ and in partnership with Merata Mita made some of the…

Giacomo Fausti

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Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras…

Gilles Laurent

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Gilles Laurent was a tireless traveller in his job as sound engineer, always living in sync with his political, philosophical, and ecological ideals. He never stopped searching… at the age of 47, he directed his first documentary, “Abandoned Land.”

Giovanni Princigalli

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Giovanni Princigalli studied Political Science at the University of Bari, following anthropology romanì (gispy) course of Leonardo Piasere and sociology with Franco Cassano (his advisory professor for his in the thesis on “nomadismo e sedentarietà”). After his degree he’s studied cinematographic screenplaying at the professional school of Cagli with Giuseppe Piccioni and Umberto Contarello, anthropological documentary at the
“Haute…

Gu Tao

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Gu Tao was born in 1970 in Inner Mongolia, China, at the base of the Great Xingan Mountains. When he was a child, his father was an ethnographer and photographer, and focused his time and energy documenting the nomadic tribes in the mountains near their home. After graduating from the Inner Mongolia School of Art with a major in oil…

Gui Shuzhong

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With the original name Ning Yuanguai, Gui is a poet and independent documentary director. He was born in 1967 in Ninghua County, a mountainous Hakka area in the northwest of Fujian Province. Gui has finished four documentaries about local Hakka folk culture: Yukou Paper, Old Genealogy, Chronicles of Hulling Rice, and Revive. He has also directed several short films, including…

Guo Dongliang

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Guo Dongliang is a graduate student majoring in radio and television at Zhejiang Normal University, under the instruction of Professor Xiuming Jing. In addition to his studies, he has gained experience researching and producing documentaries.

Hadrien La Vapeur

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After working as an assistant to French director Philippe Garrel for ten years, Hadrien La Vapeur started directing his own experimental films in Super 8. At the same time, his photographic work led him to explore abandoned places in search of forgotten presences. In 2009, as he pursued his quest for uncultivated buildings in Rio de Janeiro, he landed by…

Halugu Watan

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Halugu Wadan (Atayal), reporter for the “Aborigine News Journal” of the Public Television Services from 1998 to 2006, reporter for the “Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine” of the Taiwan Indigenous Television; so far has completed about 100 projects (from 8 to 24 minutes in length) .

Hanieh Yousefian

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In 2014, Hanieh graduated from Sooreh University, in Tehran, Iran, with an M.A. in Dramatic Literature, and went on to study cinema at the Art University of Tehran. She has directed many short films, all exploring themes of diversity from different angles. In 2015 she brought her film Father, Mother, Ali, Reza and Me to the 9th Iran International Documentary…

Hans Mulchi Bremer

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Hans Mülchi is a Chilean journalist, historian and documentary maker. He studied in Chile, Cuba and Spain. Its first short creative documentary, The forty petals of the Rose (1991), won the National Art Meeting in Chile. Since then, he had development a trajectory as director, scripter and producer of documentaries for the television and cinema in Chile. Hans Mülchi has…

Hans Ulrich Gößl

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Hans Ulrich Gößl works as a communication specialist and audio-visual producer in Brussels. He studied communication science and European politics in Vienna, London and Bruges and worked as Austrian Holocaust Memorial Servant in Italy on the representation of the Shoah in contemporary film. Since 2007 he has been traveling to Rwanda with an Austrian development organization.

Harald Prins

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Born and raised in the Netherlands, Harald E.L. Prins is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Prins has done extensive fieldwork and advocacy research among indigenous peoples in South America and North America. Currently, Prins serves as guest co-curator on a special museum exhibit at the Smithsonian institution, Washington DC and as principal investigator on a national parks…

Heather Croall

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Heather Croall is a documentary director / producer and with a passion for making character driven documentaries. Her projects tell stories of people who challenge mainstream society. “Heather Croall has proven herself to be a passionate and humane filmmaker, dealing with a wide range of socially taboo subjects” (REALTIME Magazine). Her documentary, Paradise Bent won a Silver Plaque at the…

Helin Celik

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Helin Celik is a theater artist with Kurdish roots who was born in Turkey in 1991. She is passionate about different aspects of humans and their interactions within past and present societies. As a woman born and brought up in the Middle East, where issues involving womens’ status are different from anywhere in the West, her experiences helped her discover…

Heperi Mita

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Born into a movie making family, a career in the film industry was inescapable for director Heperi Mita (of Māori Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāi Te Rangi) – not that he didn’t try. His media career began in 2007, working in online journalism for the Pulitzer prize winning Las Vegas Sun newspaper. He returned to his home country of Āotearoa /…

Ho Chao-ti

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Ho Chao-li hi a documentary Filmmaker and director. Her works have addressed a broad range of subject matter, from traditional folk music to disadvantaged groups to contemporary cultural fusion. She formerly worked as a magazine editor, newspaper and television reporter, and community-college lecturer on media and gender issues. In the 1990s, she conducted a field survey of indigenous theater and…

Hsiao Chi-jen

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Hsiao Chi-Jen has been an independent film director for several years. To record natural sound he used to travel all around Taiwan. For all these years, he has tried to record the real nature of Taiwanese people and only can do a little thing for the people who suffered from the 88 flood disaster.
Filmography: 2005, Photographer, “Enchanting Journey…

Hsieh Fu-me

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Hsieh Fu-Mei, Yami Tribe (Tao), is 33 years old and lives in Tung Ching Village in Lanyu Township in Taitung County. Since graduating from vocational high school, Hsieh has been working at the “Lan En Cultural and Educational Foundation” as an editor for the Lanyu Biweekly. Because of her job, Hsieh had the chance to make frequent contacts with tribal…

Hsu Hui-ju

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Hsu hui-ju was born in Kaohsiung,Taiwan. Her documentary films won her a number of awards including the New Asian Currents Award of Excellent at 2003 Yamagata International Documentary Festival. And has been selected to be screened in the section Regards Neufs (International Competition) of 2009 Visions du Reel festival in Switzerland.

Hu Tai-Li

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Hu Tai-Li is currently a research fellow and documentary filmmaker at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan; a concurrent professor at National Chin-Hua University, and the president of Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival. After graduating from the History Department of the National Taiwan University, she entered the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New…

Huang Chi-Mao

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Huang Chi-Mao was born in 1969, Chia-Yih Taiwan.He works as an observer at Orchid Island Station of Central Weather Bureau.He has studied reporting-photography since college. In 1995, he learned to make documentary at Full Shot Communication Foundation. As staying in Orchid Island for years,he and his Yami friends are trying to find an better image-recording way which is coincident with…

Huang Hao-chieh

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In 2014, Huang Hao-chieh was an assistant director for the film "Maverick,” which was a finalist in the Taipei Film Festival's opening film competition. In 2015, he worked as a Producer for the Ministry of Culture documentary film "The Blind Forest," which was a finalist at the Kaohsiung Film Festival. In 2015 he was a screenwriter for a National Palace…

Huang Hsinyao

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MFA at the Graduate Institute of Sound and Image of the Tainan University of Arts. He dreams of making documentary as banter to present life through a humorous narrative in describing the absurdity inherent to modern life. His works have been featured at international film events such us Durban Film Festival (South Arica), the International Environmental Film and Video Festival…

Hugo Latulippe

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Both Hugo Latulippe and François Prévost began their career working on the Radio-Canada programme Le Course Destination Monde. What Remains of Us began as a segment for another Radio-Canada programme Le Point, eventually becoming a feature length documentary over the course of eight years.

Hung Chun-Hsiu

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Tainan National University of the Arts, Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary.

Ian Thomas Ash

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Born in America, Ian Thomas Ash earned an MA in Film and Television Production at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2005. His first feature documentary, ‘the ballad of vicki and jake’ (2006), received the Prix du Canton Vaud prize at the 2006 Visions du Reél International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.

Ian’s two feature documentaries about children living…

Iara Lee

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Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, film producer and director of SYNTHETIC PLEASURES, MODULATIONS, CULTURES OF RESISTANCE, THE SUFFERING GRASSES, K2 AND THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN and LIFE IS WAITING: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara. She is also founder of Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that connects and supports activists, agitators, educators, and artists to…

Ilisa Barbash

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Lisa (Ilisa) Barbash is Curator of Visual Anthropology at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she makes films, writes, and curates exhibitions about photography. Lisa has taught ethnographic film production and the history and theory of ethnographic film at San Francisco State University, Berkeley, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Iris Zaki

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Dr. Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher, who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict communities. She recently finished her PhD at Royal Holloway, London, which explored her innovative interviewing technique ׳The Abandoned Camera’. Her previous film, Women in Sink, screened at over 120 festivals and universities, received 13 awards (from Karlovy Vary, Visions du Reel and…

Ivan Sen

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Gamilaroi native Ivan Sen made the first film in 1995 when he was still at film school. His four subjects were all 15 and they talked about their dreams and ambitions – to travel the world and go to university, to be rock stars and artists.
In a career spanning a decade, Ivan Sen has carved a reputation as…

Ivo Kuzmanic

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Ivo Kuzmanic- (born 19 July 1966 in Zagreb), director of: Dimnjačarska simfonija (The Chimney-Sweeper's Symphony) , Zemlja Na Dlanu (Earth in the Palm of the Hand), Animavizija (Animavision) Kirvaj u Kupini (The Patron Saint's Day Festival in Kupina) Tragom baštine (In Search of Heritage) Bederske priče (Tales from Beder) Prilepski mečkari (The Bear Men From Prilep) And an actor in…

Jacques Lombard

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Michéle Fiéloux & Jacques Lombard Both Jacques Lombard and Michele Fieloux are leading figures in contemporary French social anthropology and visual anthropology. Their co-directed The Memoir of Bindute Da was the winner of the first prize of the international festival of ethnographic film (Manchester).

Jana Sevickova

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Jana Sevcikova earned a degree in documentary filmmaking from FAMU, the Film Academy in Prague. Her graduation film was a documentary about the Ceaucescu regime. Since then, she has been awarded several grants from the Czech Ministry of Culture and enjoyed much success at film festivals around the world. JAKUB won the Prix De jury des Universites and the Prix…

Jane Gillooly

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As a film maker, Jane Gillooly has held several personal exhibitions at many reputed museums in US. Jane is also a Professor of Film at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over the past few years, she has traveled in Swaziland for a couple of times to shoot the opening film “Today The Hawk Takes One…

Janus Billeskov Jansen

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Born 1951. Janus Billeskov Jansen entered the Danish film industry in 1970. He has edited a large number of internationally acknowledged feature films and documentaries, and directed numerous Danish documentaries. Teaches editing and narratology at The National Film School of Denmark since 1979. Janus has cooperated with most of the influential Danish directors in the past 30 years; Host significant…

Janus Metz

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Janus Metz (b. 1974) is an internationally recognised and award-winning filmmaker. His latest film, Borg vs McEnroe (2017), was the opening film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and has been distributed to cinemas all over the world. His documentary Armadillo (2010), received the Grand Prix of the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival and a…

Jaroslava Panakova

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Jaroslava Panáková received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at St. Petersburg State University in Russia and MA in documentary cinema at FAMU Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2001 she has been studying indigenous peoples of Polar Russia. She combines her fieldwork with filmic approaches. Her short film “The seagull flying against the wind” (2005) was screened at the IFF in Jihlava…

Jason Burlage

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Jason Burlage was raised in a small town in southeast Idaho. He studied film at Montana State University. Mi Chacra is his first feature documentary.

Je Hung-Zhou

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Producer / Director, M.A., Institute of Ethnic Relations and Culture. National Dong Hwa University.

Jean Lydall

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Jean Lydall, anthropologist and filmmaker. Studied in London at the LSE. Since 1970, has done ongoing research among the Hamar of Southern Ethiopia. Published two books on the Hamar in conjunction with Ivo Strecker.

Jean Rouch

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Jean Rouch (b. 1917) breakthrough work in cinema verite in the 1960s helped inspire the direct cinema movement in the U.S. and the nouvelle vague (new wave) in France where he was a key figure in the cinemateque francaise and the founding director of the Comite du Film Ethnographique at the Musee de I'Homme. His African work, characterized by innovations…

Jeff Silva

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Jeff Silva is an American filmmaker, teacher, and film programmer based in Boston and France. Jeff’s work explores the quotidian aspects of his subjects’ lives, often over long spans of time. His most recently completed projects, including Linefork (2016), Ivan & Ivana (2011), and Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008), have been exhibited at festivals, and museums internationally.

Jennifer Deger

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Jennifer Deger has worked with Yolngu on experimental media and art for almost twenty years, including the projects Gularri: That Brings Unity (Warrwarrkpuyngu Yolngu Media) and Bol’ngu Dhawu Dhuwalkitjpuy, co-directed with Susan Marrawakamirr. The recipient of a number of research fellowships, including her current position as an ARC Future Fellow at Australian National University, Jennifer has published widely on experimental…

Jeong Suk Park

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Park Jeong Suk was born in Soonchun, 1971. She began her career as a filmmaker by taking part in the Labor News Production since1996. Her films include Back Pain: Are You Safe? (1997) and Salt-Korean Railway Women Workers Story (2003) which continuously care about labor issues, particularly the female among the laborers.

Jessica Vale

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Jessica Vale is an American non-fiction television producer and editor based in New York. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jess graduated from the film program at Temple University. Her credits include work for NBC News, CBS News, National Geographic, History Channel, The Weinstein Co., and more. She is member of the NYC chapter of Film Fatales.

Ji Dan

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1963 Born in Heilongjiang Province, China
1987 Graduated from Beijing Teachers University
1993 Filmed minority peoples and Japanese women in northeast China (Hi8 camera).
1994-97 Made two films in Latse county of Tibet. (THE ELDERS, GONGBO’S HAPPY LIFE)
2000-01 Filmed SPIRIT HOME, Shanxi.
2002 Filming hospice project in Beijing.
2006 Editing SPIRIT HOME.

Jill Daniels

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Jill Daniels is a prize-winning filmmaker, born in Manchester, England. She studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art and Film and Television at the Royal College of Art, London. Since 1987 she has worked as a film director/producer, making documentary and dramas. Her films have been shown on television, in conferences and film festivals worldwide.
Next Year in…

Jim de Seve

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Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong produced and directed the documentary Tying the Knot, about the fight to open marriage for same-sex couples. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2004 (by Roadside Attractions) at the height of the debate and won eleven festival awards, including Best Documentary at the 2004 Frameline Film Festival. To…

John Bishop

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In 1971-72 John Bishop spent 3/2 years in Nepal investigating the social-ecology of langur monkeys in a Himalayan forest while living in a Buddhist temple village. It was the subject of his first book (An Ever Changing Place, Simon & Schuster 1976), and of the ethnographic film, Himalayan Herders (1997). Now teaching in the Department of World Arts and Cultures…

John Bishop

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John Bishop makes documentary films in folklore and anthropology, including Himalayan Herders, Hosay Trinidad, Land Where the Blues Began, and Oh What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me: Edmund Carpenter. He archived John Marshall's Ju'hoa footage for the Smithsonian Institution and was a cameraman for part of A Kalahari Family. He teaches video and ethnographic film at UCLA in the…

John Marshall

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John Marshall began his filmmaking career in the Kalahari Desert in 1950. Later, he studied anthropology at Yale and Harvard Universities. To date, Marshall has produced 26 films from the vast amount of footage he has collected over the years. He has worked to document the life of the Ju/'hoansi of southern Africa and to promote grassroots development projects that…

John Slattery

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John’s directing debut, Casablanca Mon Amour (recently featured by the New York Times article) had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival and played at festivals worldwide throughout 2013. Moreover, John is still having a healthy festival life! As a producer and director John has collaborated with a broad range of talented filmmakers on a number of productions—including…

Jonny Symons

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Johnny Symons is an award-winning documentary film and videomaker based in Oakland, California. He is the co-producer of the Academy Award nominated Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000), a feature documentary about South Africa's search for truth and reconciliation, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Johnny has a 10-year history of creating…

Jorge Preloran

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Filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was born May 28, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father, an engineer, was Argentine and had studied in the United States where he met his wife, an American. Prelorán grew up speaking both Spanish and English and had dual citizenship. Initially pursuing a career in architecture, he studied both in Argentina and the United States and…

Jose Padilha

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Award-winning Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha is the director of controversial and critically-acclaimed films Bus 174, and Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) – winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival of 2008. These films are intended to form part of a trilogy, the third part of which will focus on politicians. His film Secrets of the Tribe…

Jouko Aaltonen

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Jouko Aaltonen went to the University of Art and Design's Film and Television Department 1977-1984 where he earned a degree in directing. From 1990 onwards, Aaltonen has concentrated on making documentaries mainly through Lllume Ltd. Aaltonen has made a versatile career in the film industry working as director, producer, editor, and writer. So far he has contributed to eight feature-length…

Joy Dietrich

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A former staff editor at The New York Times, Joy Dietrich is a self-taught filmmaker who was born in Korea, grew up in America’s heartland, and matured under the European social democratic system. Her films explore themes of adoption, identity, and cultural displacement. She currently lives between New York and Montana where she teaches film at Montana State University.

João Nicolau

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João Nicolau obtained the MA in visual anthropology from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology/University of Manchester in December 1999. You Can’t Live with Your Mouth Shut is his debut film.
You Can’t Live with Your Mouth Shut (1999)

Juan Pablo Felix

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Juan Pablo Félix was born in 1973 in Bogata, Colombia, Juan Pablo Félix studied film and television in Bogata, where he majored in screenplay writing and directing. He continued his studies in Sri Lanka and Australia, has done projects in Mexico and Venezuela, and has been active in the Cinemateca National and in television projects involving the community and young…

Jude Ratnam

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Jude Ratnam worked for NGO before becoming a filmmaker. He obtained a degree in sociology and psychology from the University of Kamaraj in southern India, before studying cinema at the School of Media Art and Managment in Sri Lanka.
In 2006, he left his post at the NGO, no longer able to bear the hypocrisy of a job consisting…

Judith MacDougall

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Judith has made more than a dozen documentary films in Africa and Australia with her husband David MacDougall, and more recently, has worked alone with digital video in India and China. She has also taught film and video production courses in the USA, Europe, and China.

Julio Silvao Tavares

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JúJlio Silvão Tavares (Born 1959 in Cape Verde) specialist of cape-verdean traditional culture 1979, he creates a Group of Experimental Theatre (TERM 1993 – 1997: Producer & director of the cultural Programme DRAGOEIRO broadcasted on TCV – Televisão de Cabo Verde. 1994 – 1996: director of the cultural Programme ARTICULTURA RCV – Rádio de Cabo Verde. 1999: Producer of the…

Justin Time

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Justin Time is a stone mason turned visual artist turned filmmaker. After his apprenticeship he went on a traditional journey around Europe for three years – his foundation for becoming a documentary filmmaker. He went on to study Fine Arts in Berlin Weißensee, and urban studies at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Kaira Strecker

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Kaira Strecker, camerawoman and filmmaker. Spent the first three years of life with her parents among the Hamar of Southern Ethiopia, and another year when she was eleven years old. In 1995 she helped her parents make Sweet Sorghum: an Ethnographers' Daughter Remembers Life in Hamar. Since then has worked on various student film projects and music videos, as well…

Kaleh Kalahe

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Kaleh Kalahe has been a director at Taiwan Television's indigenous channel, and journalist and producer of the Taiwan Public Television's Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine.

Karane Txicão

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Karané is 21, but has already participated in three workshops in Xingú and three editing workshops.

Karen Kramer

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Karen Kramer is an independent document filmmaker specializing in films about rituals, traditions, cultures, and communities around the world. Her works have been seen in over 30 countries. In addition, she is also a professor at New School for Social Research in New York and has written extensively about film and other subjects for The Daily News, The Village Voice,…

Katie Cadigan

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Katie Cadigan got her master degree in the program of documentary, Stanford following graduation from Brown University. At present, she is the assistant professor at Stanford University, teaching documentary making. She is also an advisory board member of UCLA' s Center on Media and Medicine for Communities.
John Cadigan is an artist and also one of the few schizophrenia…

Kelly Thomson

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Kelly Thomson, Director, is currently co-producing two PBS documentaries – Denial: An American Dilemma, which uses Gunnar Myrdal’s landmark 1940s study of Jim Crow America to investigate contemporary race relations in America and The Raising of America on child development. She was Co-Producer/Editor for Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street; Associate Producer for the four-part series, Unnatural Causes (winner…

Kesang Tseten

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A writer and filmmaker, Kesang Tseten Lama's original screenplay Mukundo (Mask of Desire) was awarded the Best Script Award from the Nepal Motion Pictures Association, and the film was the Academy Award selection from Nepal in 2001. He also wrote the original screenplay KARMA in 2004 and wrote and co-directed Listen to the Wind, a film for adolescents for the…

Kian Tjong

1 Film

Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong produced and directed the documentary Tying the Knot, about the fight to open marriage for same-sex couples. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2004 (by Roadside Attractions) at the height of the debate and won eleven festival awards, including Best Documentary at the 2004 Frameline Film Festival. To…

Konrad Szolajski

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Wrote and directed documentary and fiction films, which were shown in cinema and broadcasted by TV stations and at many Polish and international festivals. He is known for satirical view on contemporary Poland and humorous approach to serious subjects including Polish national complexes and religiosity.

Ku Shao Chi

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Ku Shao-Chi was born in 1970 in Meinung, Kaohsiung, and has been promoting Hakka culture for many years. Currently she works in film and music industry. Small Steps on a Long Road is her first documentary. The film has already been selected for The LOCAL VOICE 2008 – Taiwan Documentary Film Festival, and has been nominated as Best Documentary Film…

Kumare Txicão

1 Film

26, Kumaré is an Ikpeng Indian from Xingú Park. After his initiation to video in 1997, Kumaré and his friend Karané registered the initiation and tattooing ceremony of the children of his village. The film, "Moyngo, The dream of Maragareum', a mixture of fiction and documentary was his first realization.

Kumut Imesh

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Originally from the Ivory Coast, Kumut Imesh was forced to flee civil war in his country in 2004. Seeking a peaceful and safe place to live, he began the long journey across the African continent before finally arriving in Morocco, where he spent 7 years. While in Morocco he worked closely with NGOs and associations working closely with other migrants,…

Kuo Chen-Ti

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Kuo Chen-Ti was born in 1965. She graduated from Psychology Department of National Taiwan University and took a master's degree of Broadcast, TV and Film Department of Temple University in America. She was part-time instructor of Department of Mass Communication of Tumkang University. Her screenplay“Bicycle Diary”has granted the Screenplay Prize of Government Information Office. Her film has won the Golden…

La ze

1 Film

La ze, male, Tibetan, a herdsman,coming from Qinghai Province. He is a member of Nien-pau-ji-tse Ecological Environmental Protection Association and fond of observing wetlands.

Laha Mebow

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Laha Mebow is the first female aboriginal film director in Taiwan. She has trainings in scriptwriting and directing and is also an experienced TV producer. She used to work on the team of the internationally renowned Taiwanese directors such as TSAI Ming-liang and CHANG Tso-chi. Due to her indigenous identity, she specialises in indigenous theme.

Recently she focuses more on…

Laura Cini

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Laura Cini graduated in the UK with a BA in Film and Video. She directed several short fiction and animation films, which were screened and awarded at festivals worldwide, and worked as assistant editor for theatrical features in London and Rome.

Lauren Knapp

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Lauren Knapp is a multimedia storyteller interested in ethnography through documentary. She has been working in film, television, and radio since 2006 and has been broadcast on the PBS NewsHour, PRI’s The World, WQED, and The Allegheny Front. In 2011, she moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the support of a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship where she researched and produced “Live From UB”…

Laurie Colson

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Director Laurie Colson has produced 5 short films for Tarantula Belgium, some of which having been awarded prizes. Over the last 15 years, she has also worked as a set designer for full-length films shot in Belgium and abroad.

Layway Dalay

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Laway Dalay was born in 1961 to the Amis Tribe of Taitung, Taiwan. After graduating from a vocational high school, he went to work in northern Taiwan at age 18. He worked as a draftsman, as a model maker, and as an equipment operator. Before his military service, he was lucky enough to be a restaurant singer for six months.…

Lee Changjae

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Lee Chang-jae was born in 1967 in Korea. After graduating from Dept.of Laws at Hah-Yang University, he also graduated from School of Artlnstitute of Chicago, majoring in Film & Video. He has worked for several documentaries and commercials. In 2003, his feature-length documentary 'EDIT' was screened at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and Museum of Modern Art of New York.…

Lee Ching-hui

2 Films

Lee Ching-Hui graduated from the Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary, Tainan, National College of the Arts. She has been an independent filmmaker since 1996. Her works conveys a strong social awareness which demonstrates Lee's emphasis on gender and community issues. Her films are often praised to show female resilience and strength. She is currently a lecturer…

Lee Daw-ming

3 Films

Lee Daw-Ming is a filmmaker and a film scholar. He graduated from the Master of Fine Arts Program in Film, Television and Radio at Temple University. He is an Associate Professor at Graduate Institute of Cinematic Art, Taipei National University of the Arts.

Lee Li-Shao

1 Film

Graduated from the Department of Broadcasting and TV, Shih-shin University, and studying at Beijing Film School

Has shot, written and directed numerous documentary films and drama which were awarded or selected for screening at various film festivals in Taiwan.

Leila Khalilzadeh

1 Film

Leila Khalilzadeh (born on March 30, 1977 in Tehran) holds a master’s degree in cinema from Tehran University of Art. She has directed fiction, animation, and documentary films. Leila has written a large number of articles on animation and children and adolescent movies. She is an official member of ASIFA IRAN (Iranian Animated Film Association) and has taught a range…

Leon Narbey

1 Film

Leon Narbey is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and lauded cinematographers. His talents have contributed to roughly 20 features, including Whale Rider, Desperate Remedies, The Price of Milk and No.2. Narbey’s work as a director includes The Footstep Man and Illustrious Energy, an acclaimed drama about Chinese migrants gold mining in New Zealand.

Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso

1 Film

1995年開始李奧納多以劇場演員、導演的身份踏入娛樂產業。2000年他以多重身份如演員、導演、拍攝、剪輯在義大利等地開始電影事業。李奧納多在羅馬的羅馬大學取得電影學位,在紐約電影學院學習電影製作。曾於2010年以短片《阿斯特里克斯的城市》參與羅馬奇幻影展並獲獎。同年他拍攝了由Blue Film製作,Wide House發行的紀錄片《韓國電影的秘密》,該片在釜山影展、東京影展播放。最新參與的是達維德‧馬努利的電影《卡斯帕‧豪澤爾的傳說》和弗蘭西斯卡‧史塔克的《幸福時光旅館》的幕後花絮製作。

Li Hsiu-mei

1 Film

Master of Journalism Department, Cheng-Chih University. 1988 Editor, reporter of children printed media; 1991 Assistant researcher of TV Literacy Center, Cheng-Chih University; 1995 TV program producing for children; 2003 Producer and director of the Children Media Workshop.

Li Hui-ren

1 Film

A TV news cameraman since 1994, Hui-Ren Li has worked at half of the dozen news stations in Taiwan since its expansion of cable TV in the 1990’s. He was a producer at Eastern Broadcasting Company (EBC) before resigning on February 12th, 2008, when the headlines of the day was the former vice-president’s becoming a grandfather. He has won numerous…

Lieven Corthouts

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Lieven Corthouts is a Belgian documentary maker who divides his time between Ethiopia and Belgium. Lieven has lost his heart to the Ethiopian people, culture and nature. He has made several documentaries against the backdrop of this fascinating African country, such as the multi-award winning film My Future.

Lin Chien-Hsiang

3 Films

Lin Chien-Hsiang, Han, is a documentary filmmaker and the host of Together Studio. He graduated from Tainan National College of the Arts with a Master of sound and image studies in 2003. Having worked in the documentary field for more than 20 years, Lin’s focus has always been the indigenous people, including ecological issues, social movements, local culture, and the…

Lin Kuang-Liang

1 Film

Lin Kuang-Liang (b. 1990); Fuday Ciyo is his name in Pangcah. He was born in Ceroh village in Yuli, Hualien and now am a graduate student in National Taitung University. His video works reflect the lives of indigenous people and implied the problem that this culture had been faced. He hopes to influence the young indigenous people to recognize their…

Lin Li-Fang

1 Film

Li-Fang studied photography in Leon, France and holds an MFA from National Taiwan University of the Arts. Buddha's Sons was her graduate thesis project.

Linda Ainouche

1 Film

Linda Aïnouche, Ph.D, was first an Ethnographer Researcher and Cultural Analyst, specialized in ethnic minorities, misunderstood communities and religion before becoming a Documentary Film Director. She likes to understand the cross-cultural impacts that can emerge between outcast people all over the world. Born in a multicultural family, she has been traveling from her early age and has since lived in…

Linda Connor

2 Films

Linda Connor, an Australian anthropologist and renowned photographer, mainly researches on Indonesian traditional therapies and now works as the chief of the Department of Anthropology in Sydney University. The Asch couple had cooperated with Linda in shooting A Balinese Trance Séance and Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali, which unveil the Balinese Shamans.

Lipika Pelham

1 Film

Lipika Pelham is a British-Bengali journalist and writer who worked for the BBC in London for 12 years, before moving to Jerusalem in 2005. She has MA in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Indian religions, King’s College London, London University, UK, 1994. She has compiled and presented numerous programmes for the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 from Jerusalem.…

Liu Xiangchen

1 Film

Set of writers, film directors, scholars and cultural identity in a variety of perennial walk the edge in most of China Geography. Film masterpiece “sun tribe”, “Mountain Jade”, “Pamir”, “daheyan”, “Falconry people” and produced for the United Nations Human Oral and Intangible Heritage declared the film “China’s Xinjiang Uygur Muqam” were has extensive international and domestic impact of.

Liu Xiao-Jing

1 Film

Born in Tian Jin, China. Graduated Chinese literature from the University of Yunnan. In 1984, Liu has edited and directed in Yunnan TV station, mainly about the productions of documentaries. In 1995 Liu has worked in CCTV and has returned Yunnan TV in 1996 to shoot films about the rural villages in Yunnan. She has won numerous domestic and international…

Lu Rou-shiuan

1 Film

Lu Rou-shiuan was born in Miaoli in 1993. She just graduated from Shih Hsin University and now she is a newcomer in the film world.

Luc Schaedler

1 Film

Born in 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland. His first feature, MADE IN HONG KONG, was the thesis for his Masters Degree in Visual Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Since 1986, Schaedler has been involved in Cinema Xenix, a Zurich film club for which he has programmed numerous film series. The making of ANGRY MONK originated in a several-year trip Schaedler…

Lucian

1 Film

LUNAM DOCS is an award-wining documentary film production duo – Lucian and Nataša Muntean – dedicated to documentary filmmaking on human rights and social justice, around the world, with special attention paid to children rights and child labour. Their first three films PUNAM, JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE and BIG SISTER PUNAM have been screened at more than 100 international…

Lucien Castaing-Taylor

2 Films

Castaing-Taylor received his B.A. at Cambridge University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2002 Castaing-Taylor has taught at Harvard University, where he is Director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab. He is the founding editor of the American Anthropological Association’s journal Visual Anthropology Review (1991–94).

Lungnan Isak Fangas

2 Films

Lungnan Isak Fangas is one of the few aboriginal film directors in Taiwan. He began to make documentaries after receiving a BA in Sociology from National Taiwan University in 1999. He now studies in the Film Production Program at the University of Texas at Austin. His past works have focused on a variety of topics and speak for aboriginal people.

Maple Razsa

1 Film

Maple Razsa, an Associate Professor of Global Studies at Colby College.Maple is committed to using text, images, and sound to embody the experience and political imagination of contemporary activists. His films, including The Maribor Uprisings, Occupation: A Film About the Harvard Living Wage Sit-In, and Bastards of Utopia have shown in festivals around the world. Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical…

Mara Lin Visser

1 Film

Mara Lin Vissar graduated as a visual anthropologist from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Throughout her study period, she was interested in film and how media can affect people. She discovered that she loved filmmaking while shooting a film on material culture in a Dutch town. The medium of film gives her the freedom to express herself, her…

Marc Recchia

1 Film

Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin discover their passion for documentary during their studies at the IAD film school of Brussels. In 2008 they give several workshops together for documentary amateurs at the Multimedia Centre of Brussels.
Then later Christophe Rolin decides to enter the school Institute of Journalism (IDJ) in Brussels while Marc Recchia follows his passion for documentary…

Marcelo Fortaleza Flores

1 Film

Director, photographer, writer and producer, Marcelo Fortaleza Flores studied music, visual anthropology and documentary film. He carried out several years of research among Amerindians in the Brazilian Amazon where he learned indigenous languages like Nambikwara and Sararé. As writer and activist, he has worked for the creation and protection of indigenous territories in Brazil. Trópico da Saudade, Claude Lévi-Strauss e…

Marco Leopardi

1 Film

Marco Leopardi was born in Rome, May 10, 1961. Photographer for popular geographic and nature italian magazines. Since 1990 he has been direction and Photography of many social, anthropological and environmental documentaries.

Margaret Mead

3 Films

Margaret Mead, one of the most well known anthropologists worldwide, and celebrated student of Franz Boas, pioneered motion-picture film making in Samoa, New Guinea, and Bali, where she documented the lives of the indigenous people with an anthropological perspective. Her husband, Gregory Bateson, was also a field collaborator. Together they completed seven ethnographic films. She was much honored in her…

Mari Correa

1 Film

Mari Corrêa has been a producer, editor, and director of documentary films for over twenty years. She studied social science at Pont ifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and cinema at the Université de Paris III. Corrêa began her career editing documentaries for independent French filmmakers and European television. Since 1998, she has been a co-director of Video in the…

Marica Kuikuru

1 Film

Maricá, 25, is the young Kuikuro with the most experience outside of the village. He lived for more than one year away from the Xingu Indigenous Park, playing for the Indigenous Football Team. He is the son of Tabata Kuikuro, one of the most important Kuikuro chiefs. He is currently trying to reconcile his video work with his Funasa job.…

Marie-Clemence

1 Film

She is both French and Malagasy, he is Brazilian and French.
They make feature length documentaries where music is a way to explore serious topics and fight against clichés.
Their previous films such as “Angano…angano…tales from Madagascar” or “Songs and Tears of Nature”, “Awara soup” have won top awards and been screened by festivals all over the world…

Marina Seresesky

1 Film

MARINA SERESESKY (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12/20/1969) She developes her career as an actress and director of cinema and theater. Her latest short film, The cortége, has been selected in more than 200 national & international film festivals, receiving more than 50 prizes, and being preselected for the Spanish Academy Goya Awards. Now she combines the performance in Teatro Meridional and…

Mark Sandiford

1 Film

Mark Sandiford studied filmmaking at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design and earned a B.A. in Psychology at McGill University. He produced and directed instructional television programs for McGill during the late seventies.
In 1982 Mark went to Canada's arctic to work as a trainer/producer for Taqramiut Nipingat and the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. In…

Martin Klingenböck

1 Film

Martin Klingenboeck, born in 1986 in Austria, is an experienced cinematographer specializing in documentary films. Martin’s resume of film and videography includes productions for various German and Austrian channels like ORF and ARTE, as well as independent film networks. His style represents a concept of visuals that move beyond aesthetics, that carries, follows, and strengthens the story where the camera…

Martine Journet

2 Films

Since 1990, Martine Journet & Gerard Nougarol has started their researches on local Shamanism and Shamans in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The film “lndo Pino” grew to be their accumulated efforts on Wana people's Shamanism for ten years, and won them the first prize in the “Bilan du Film Ethnographique” in Paris, March 2002.

Matthew Lancit

1 Film

Matthew Lancit grew up in Toronto, Canada before leaving for New York to study filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the liberal arts at Sarah Lawrence. Since graduating, his experimental works have been invited to screen at Chasma and the Film Anthology Archives in New York, the art department at the University of California, Los Angeles, and…

Matthew Torne

1 Film

Matthew Torne is best known for producing ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower’ a feature-length documentary that won the Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a Producer’s Guild of America Award. He was recently inducted into the Producers Guild of America and has recently finished shooting a new documentary in Vietnam.

Matthieu Rytz

1 Film

Matthieu is a producer, curator, photographer and director, and is also president of the World Press Photo event in Montreal. A visual anthropologist by training, for ten years his passion for photography and ethnology has led him across the globe to photograph cultural and human diversity.

Maurizio Borriello

1 Film

Maurizio Borriello was born 1974 in Naples, Italy. He is a boatbuilder, filmmaker, and independent researcher in cultural anthropology.

After the Tsunami he worked as volunteer rebuilding fishing boats destroyed by the seaquake. Since then, his interest shifted to the study of coastal communities, boatbuilding technology, and transmission of knowledge. His research interests focus on understanding maritime cultures of the Indian Ocean…

Mayaw Biho

6 Films

Mayaw Biho, Pangcah, likes to film, photograph and write. He started to make films in 1995 and he has made more than 30 films which include 10 about Pangcah. He hopes to help those who have no chance to speak out what they want to say. If you want to know more, please check this: mayawbiho.blogspot.com.

Merata Mita

1 Film

A pioneer of indigenous film and advocate for Māori creative control, director Merata Mita (1942 — 2010) chronicled landmark moments of protest and division in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Her work includes Patu!, a landmark documentary on New Zealand’s anti-apartheid movement, and Mauri (1988), the only feature film to be soley directed by a Māori woman. Her life story was…

Merian Cooper

1 Film

MERIAN COLDWELL COOPER (October 24, 1893- April 21, 1973)
After leaving Salisbury's ill-fated expedition, Cooper and Schoedsack decided to work together on a film about the migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia. The film was GRASS, a tremendous hit.

Metje Postma

1 Film

Metje Postma studied ethnographic film at Leiden University. After her studies she did some editing for colleagues, and became a teacher at the Department of Visual Ethnography of Leiden University from 1989. In that year, she and her colleagues established the “Foundation for Visual Anthropology in the Netherlands” (SAVAN) in Honor of Dr. Dirk Nijland. This organization initiated the Ethnographic…

Michel Negroponte

1 Film

Michel Negroponte is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has been making feature length documentaries for more than 35 years. He was born and raised in New York City, and studied filmmaking with Richard Leacock and Ed Pincus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1970s.

Michelle Maren

1 Film

Michelle Maren is making her directorial debut with An Autobiography of Michelle Maren (2015). She received a BA in Communications from St. Peter’s University. In addition to being a filmmaker, she is a singer, motivational speaker, mental health recovery advocate, writer, and actress.

Michele Fieloux

1 Film

Michéle Fiéloux & Jacques Lombard Both Jacques Lombard and Michele Fieloux are leading figures in contemporary French social anthropology and visual anthropology. Their co-directed The Memoir of Bindute Da was the winner of the first prize of the international festival of ethnographic film (Manchester).

Mickey Chen

1 Film

Mickey Chen makes documentaries on queer and gender issues in Taiwan. He also participates in street protests for the gay and lesbian equal rights movement and believes that making documentaries can also be activism for social reform. His works include: Not Simply a Wedding Banquet, Boys for Beauty, Memorandum on Happiness, Scars on Memory.

Mila Aung-Thwin

1 Film

Through an initiative of the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with the Kativik School Board , eight students were selected to document this pivotal year of their lives. To teach them the essentials of filmmaking , the NFB dispatched independent filmmakers Daniel Cross and Mila Aung-Thwin. The result of their collaboration is Inuuvunga, a vibrant and utterly contemporary…

Milton Guillen

1 Film

Milton earned his BA from Colby College in Anthropology and studied film production at the Film and Television Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. He’s directed several short documentaries in Brazil, Nicaragua, and Kenya and is committed to engage in multiple platforms that strive for social justice.

Mira Nair

1 Film

Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard University. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her first feature film, Salaam Bombay! was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988;…

Mitch Torres

1 Film

Mitch Torres: A Yawuru, Gooniyandi woman from Broome and has been in the media industry for over 23 years. Mitch has extensive experience in acting, directing, producing and writing. More recently Mitch has been producing and directing documentaries and visual story telling.
Mitch Torres is the only writer on The Circuit from The Kimberley region of Western Australia (from…

Monica Csango

1 Film

Monica Csango has worked for eight years as a news journalist for TV 2, Norway's argest commercial broadcaster. She has travelled extensively and lived and worked abroad for long periods of time. This is her first documentary.

Mort Ransen

1 Film

Mort Ransen was born in Montreal, Canada. After a brief career on stage as an actor and director he joined the National Film Board of Canada for which he has written and directed nineteen films and received numerous international awards. His best-known feature, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced, was the highly acclaimed Margaret's Museum which received Most Popular Film…

Mu Xiao-Qiao

1 Film

Mu Xiao-Qiao completed the graduate course in ethnic cultural studies offered by the Yunnan University of Nationalities. In August 2003, he began to work in video profession. In 2004, he won the First Prize in News Report, Literature and Art Prize, and Foreign Publicity Prize offered by Lijiang City Government. In March 2005, his independently completed documentary entitled "Extracurricular Life…

Murray Nossel

1 Film

Murray Nossel Ph.D (Director / Producer) trained as a psychologist and ethnographer. His foray into documentary film-making began in 1994, when he began recording the stories of persons with AIDS.
Nossel's documentary films have been screened in over a dozen film festival-sacross the world, including Sundance, Full Frame and Amsterdam. In 2003, he received an Academy Award R nomination…

Nadia Astari

1 Film

Nadia Astari is a freelance documentary filmmaker based in Australia and Indonesia. Her films have won awards in Melbourne’s Indonesian Film Festival and the 15/15 Film Festival.

Nahum Landau

1 Film

Nachum Landau, scriptwriter, director & producer of the film, is 39 years old and the father of eight children. He is a graduate from the Film & Television department at the Sapir Academic College where he received the Academic Sapir College scholarship for academic excellence. He was born & raised in Kibbutz Saad in the Negev. He worked as an…

Nantenaina Lova

1 Film

Born in 1977, Lova Nantenaina is a Malagasy director who grew up in his country, and left to undertake sociology and humanitarian studies in France. Back in Madagascar between 2003 and 2005, he became journalist. He completed a master degree in Information & Communication in La Réunion; and joined the ESAV Film School in Toulouse where he got his Master’s…

Nataša Muntean

1 Film

LUNAM DOCS is an award-wining documentary film production duo – Lucian and Nataša Muntean – dedicated to documentary filmmaking on human rights and social justice, around the world, with special attention paid to children rights and child labour. Their first three films PUNAM, JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE and BIG SISTER PUNAM have been screened at more than 100 international…

Nathan Fitch

1 Film

Nathan is a filmmaker and visual journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. He’s currently completing his feature length documentary, Island Soldier. Nathan is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective; his award-winning work has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME magazine, NPR, and The National Film Board of Canada, to name a few. He holds…

Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão

1 Film

At 17, Natuyu is the first woman to integrate the Video in the Villages' team. Initiated to the workshop in 1999, Natuyu, being the youngest student of the project, became a great revelation at the 2001 workshop. Natuyu is also realizing a documentary about a woman in her village, the elder Yawulú.

Nick Mayow

1 Film

New Zealand based directors Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow’s first short documentary Le Taxidermiste was awarded Special Jury Mention at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival and Special Jury Mention at Doc NYC 2014. Their recent work Today – made as part of the NZ Film Commission scheme Loading Docs is currently released online. After Life is their third film.

Nima Sarvestani

1 Film

Nima Sarvestani, born 1958 in Shiraz Iran, started his career as a journalist in Iran. Since moving to Sweden in 1984, he has been concentrating on documentary filmmaking. He funded NimaFilm Productions, a Swedish independent film production company in 1987. Focusing on social and political issues, he is inspired by those who fight passionately for their cause. “No Burqas behind…

Nobuto Miyamoto

1 Film

Institute of Ethnology of the Imperial Taihoku University was founded in 1928. It is Taiwan's first professional academic institution of anthropology. It was then chaired by Professor Utsurikawa Nenozo, the first Japanese academic to have earned doctorate from the Harvard University in the U.S. The assistant Miyamoto Nobuto is graduated from Keio University in Japan, specializing in Oriental history. Having…

Oded Adomi Leshem

1 Film

Oded Leshem was born in Jerusalem in 1972 and was nicknamed Adomi when he was ten years old. He has successfully graduated the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School in 2003. Adomi is also working as a freelance cameraman and editor in foreign news productions, setting his work-base in Tel-Aviv. He also teaches and lectures on cinema history and documentary filmmaking.

Olivia Wyatt

1 Film

Olivia Wyatt is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Sublime Frequencies film and music collective. She has directed, produced, shot, and edited three feature-length documentaries: Staring into the Sun (2011), The Pierced Heart & The Machete (2013), and Sailing A Sinking Sea (2015).

Oloh

1 Film

Oloh's Chinese name is Tsai Fu Rong, he is a program producer of Public Television Service's The Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine.

Ouyang Bin

1 Film

Born in 1971, Ouyang Bin graduated from the Yunnan University, Faculty of Physics, before furthering his education in Beijing Institute of Communications, Faculty of Television. He was subsequently employed by Yunnan Kunming Television from 1993 to 2005, serving in the positions of director of photography and director in documentary production. He joined the East Asia Institute of Visual Anthropology of…

P. Kerim Friedman

1 Film

P. Kerim Friedman, Ph.D., Director/Producer/Camera has studied and taught ethnographic film and photography since 1993. Currently, he is assistant professor of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. He divides his time between Taiwan and India. ‘Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!’ is his second documentary and first feature.

Pan Zhi-Wei

1 Film

Pan Zhi-Wei, born in 1988, Fongbin, Hualien. He is an aboriginal film director and screenplay writer from the Amis community.

Pan chao-cheng (Bauki Angaw)

1 Film

In Aug. 1993, I found that I was the descendant of Kavalan unexpectedly and then I seeked positively the historical and political reasons why Kavalan lost Yilan Plain and why they were compelled to move. I started to record not only the sacrificial offering culture and life appearance of Kavalan but also the way how they demanded to restore the…

Paolo Rosi

1 Film

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras…

Park Chan-kyong

1 Film

Born in Seoul in 1965, Park Chan-kyong studied fine arts at Seoul National University for BFA and majored in photography at Cal Arts for MFA. He has been actively working as a visual artist who won numerous awards. Both his fine arts and filmic works primarily focus on the Cold War and the Korean division. Since 2008, he has created…

Parsifal Reparato

1 Film

Parsifal Reparato was born in Naples in 1985, he is anthropologist and journalist. He studied also as Director Of Photography.

In 2011, he realize his first short documentary movie, Mas allá de la Santería (special mention on Procida Film Festival 2013), concerning a medical anthropology research project, about HIV prevention and therapeutic pathways in Cuban Santería.
In 2012…

Patricia Alvarez

1 Film

Patricia Alvarez is an anthropologist and filmmaker whose scholarly research and creative practices develop in the folds between ethnography, critical theory, and the documentary arts. Her more recent works converge on issues of gender and ethnic representation in neoliberal, post-authoritarian Peru.

Paul Gurrumuruwuy

1 Film

Paul Gurrumuruwuy is a senior member the Dhalwangu clan from Northeast Arnhem Land. Over the past thirty years he has travelled extensively, first as a performer, and then as creative director of the Yalakun Dancers on tours to Europe and Asia. He has also worked as an actor on a number of Hollywood and Australian films.

Paul Wolffram

1 Film

Paul Wolffram received his PhD in music from Victoria University of Wellington where he now teaches in the Film Programme. Paul lives in Wellington with his wife and two children. Over the past ten years working with Melanesian people in Papua New Guinea Paul has contracted malaria six times, been bitten by a snake, cashed by several wild pigs, and…

Pea Holmquist

1 Film

Born 1947 in Kristianstad. Trained at Christer Stromholm's Photography School. Began as a fashion photographer, then chose to become a war photographer in S.E Asia. Trained at the Swedish Television as a director of photography. From 1975, freelance documentary film maker and producer, working mainly in the Middle East and in Europe. PeÅ Holmquist has directed and produced more than…

Peter Crawford

1 Film

Peter I. Crawford holds a Danish mag. art. degree (old system, i.e. Ph.d equivalent) in social anthropology from Aarhus University. He has written extensively on visual anthropology and ethnographic film-making. He is currently Associate Professor at the Visual Anthropology Programme at the University of Tromso, Norway. Peter I. Crawford mainly works as a publisher/editor and as a socio-economic consultant on…

Petr Lom

3 Films

Petr Lom was born in Prague in 1968, grew up in Canada, and is now based in The Netherlands with his Dutch wife Corinne van Egeraat. He received his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard and was Associate Professor at George Soros’ Central European University in human rights and philosophy. In 2003, he became an independent documentary director and producer…

Petr Lom

1 Film

Petr Lom was born in Prague in 1968 and grew up in Canada. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard in political philosophy and used to be an academic before becoming a fulltime documentary filmmaker. His first film, Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyztan, played at TIEFF in 2005. On a Tightrope is his second film.

Pierre-Henry Salfati

1 Film

Pierre-Henry Salfati had directed more than 20 documentaries. Many of his works have been awarded in international film festivals. Among them, The Jazzman from the Gulag (1999), about Edy Rosner, Stalin's jazzman, was awarded an international Emmy Award in 2000. These years, he has been shooting experimental films about issues brought about by mass tourism to reveal its inner logic…

Pilin Yapu

3 Films

Director’s Bio: Pilin Yapu Indigenous Tribe: Attayal Domicile/Tribe: Mbwaman Tribe, Tai’an Township, Miaoli County Current Job: Principal of the Daguan Elementary School, Heping District, Taichung Education: the Department of Art of Hsinchu Teacher’s College; the Department of Fine Arts of Taichung University of Education; the Graduate School of Ethnology of the National Chengchi University
Documentaries:
1996 Where Have…

Pisuy Masaw

1 Film

Bisui Mashao (Atayal)
Daily News, Executive Producer, Public Television Services News reporter, Aborigine TV Station Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine and anchorman for Aborigine News Journal Aborigine TV Station.

Pisuy Silan

1 Film

Pisuy Silang has been a primary school teacher, assistant of research and reporter of the Taiwan Public Television. Now she is journalist of the Taiwan Indigenous Television.

Prisca Bouchet

1 Film

New Zealand based directors Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow’s first short documentary Le Taxidermiste was awarded Special Jury Mention at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival and Special Jury Mention at Doc NYC 2014. Their recent work Today – made as part of the NZ Film Commission scheme Loading Docs is currently released online. After Life is their third film.

Rakesh Sharma

1 Film

Rakesh Sharma began his film / TV career in 1986 as an assistant director on Shyam Benegal's Discovery of India. His broadcast industry experience includes the set up / launch of 3 broadcast channels in India: Channel [V], Star Plus and Vijay TV. He has now gone back to independent documentary filmmaking.

Ramesh Khadka

2 Films

Ramesh Khadka is a filmmaker. In a recent days he has been working for ethnographic filming about Nepali culture and society. Mr. Khadka’s some film awarded from international prize. His six film already selected and screened in several international film festival. He is also TV journalist, working with VPRO, a dutch public Television station.

Raphael Barth

1 Film

Born in 1971 Germany. Extensive TV documentary experience and director of numerous short films, commercials and visual-art installations; developer of INDIECAM digital film camera, field recorder and film scanner; technical director and curator for film selection of European Docuzone; editor and colour-grading artist.

Rithy Panh

2 Films

Born in Phnom Penh and now based in Paris, the documentary filmmaker, Rithy Panh has made a life’s work of enshrining in memory the tragedy that befell the Cambodian people in the latter decades of the 20th century. Nearly two million Cambodians are estimated to have died, from starvation and extermination, in Cambodia’s Killing Fields between 1975 and 1979. Panh…

Robert Flaherty

1 Film

Sometimes called “the father of the motion-picture documentary,” Robert Flaherty is one of the legendary figures in the history of film. He was the first to bring the motion-picture camera to some of the world’s inaccessible places, such as Arctic regions, to film the traditional fishing life of the Eskimos. Nanook of the North (1922), probably his most well known…

Robert Gardner

1 Film

Robert Gardner was the Director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University from 1957 to 1997. He is known for his work in the field of non fiction film. He is an internationally renowned filmmaker and author whose works have entered the permanent canon of non-fiction filmmaking. In the 1970s Gardner produced and hosted Screening Room, a series of…

Robert Lemelson

1 Film

Robert Lemelson, Ph.D., the Founder, Director and Producer of Elemental Productions is a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA, and a filmmaker whose work focuses on Southeast Asian studies and the relationship of culture, psychology, and mental illness. He received his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate from UCLA in Anthropology. Lemelson has been…

Robert Lemelson

4 Films

Robert Lemelson is a cultural anthropologist, ethnographic filmmaker and philanthropist. Lemelson received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles. Lemelson’s area of specialty is transcultural psychiatry; Southeast Asian Studies, particularly Indonesia; and psychological and medical anthropology.

Lemelson currently is a research anthropologist in the Semel Institute…

Robin Anderson

1 Film

Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson are well-known documentary filmmakers in Australia. Their first work, First Contact (1983) won a US Academy Award nomination. Later, they spent nearly ten years to finish Joe Leahy’s Neighbors (1988) and Black Harvest (1992), which along with First Contact became the well-known “Papua New Guinea Highland Trilogy,” receiving numerous international awards and accolades. Their unique…

Rodion Ismailov

1 Film

Rodion Ismailov was born in Azerbaijan. In 1998 he graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, where he specialized in film-directing.

Rodion Ismailov

1 Film

Rodion Ismailov was born in Azerbaijan. In 1998 he graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, where he specialized in film-directing.

Roger Canals

1 Film

Roger Canals works as Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Barcelona. A specialist in Afro-American religions and visual anthropology, he holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the University of Barcelona. In 2013 he was appointed as an honorary staff member at the Granada Centre of…

Rolf Husmann

1 Film

Rolf Husmann is a producer of ethnographic films at IWF knowledge and Media Gottingen. His special fields of interest are visual anthropology and the anthropology of sport. Periods of fieldwork were spent in the Sudan, the Canary Islands, and Samoa islands, mostly in connection with the production of ethnographic films. He is currently the chairman of the Commission of Visual…

Ryan White

1 Film

Ryan White’s award-winning documentaries have screened around the world. From 2004 to 2007, Ryan lived in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he worked for the World Wildlife Fund’s Greater Mekong Program as Film Advisor, directing eight WWF documentaries for broadcast on Vietnamese National Television (VTV). The next four years were spent living in Bangkok, Thailand, where he independently produced and directed Camp…

Sakuliu Pavavalung

1 Film

Sakuliu Pavavalung was born in San-Ti-Men Ping-Tung. He is well known for his own Paiwan sculpture and pottery. Lately he is concentrating on the continuance of Paiwan traditional culture and handcraft, and involving in Public TV’s shows. He was selected for one of one hundred excellent people cross 21st century by Chinese Times. “ The Last Chieftain” is his first…

Salone Ishahavut

3 Films

Salone Ishahavut is a documentary film maker of Taiwanese Bunun descent. She received her M.F.A. degree in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Program from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her film projects have been favored by Golden Harvest Awards, Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, WomenMakeWaves Film Festival. She has also received Excellent Screenplay award by Taiwan's Bureau…

Sangita Shresthova

1 Film

Sangita focuses on the intersections between media and dance as they relate to questions of cultural continuity and globalization. She studied Bharata Natyam, Charya Nrity (Nepalese Dance), Kalaripayat (South Indian martial art) and contemporary dance techniques alongside her professional training at the LSE and MIT where she received the Council for the Arts Wiesner award for her work in dance…

Sarah Mathon

1 Film

Talia Project is a collective of independent documentary filmmakers founded in 2018 by former students of the Italian National Film School: Alessia Foraggio, Giacomo Fausti, Filippo Gobbato, Paolo Rosi e Claudio Selicato.

“Notes from CARA” (ITA, 2019) is the first documentary short made by the collective. The film began as a collaboration with the Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras…

Sarah Pink

1 Film

Sarah Pink is RMIT Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia.

Sarah Sifers

1 Film

Sarah C. Sifers, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist and world-renowned scholar who has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with shamans in Siberia, Brazil, Nepal and the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. During the past ten years, she has spent extensive time in Nepal researching and documenting the work of Tibetan and Nepali shamans. Sarah continues to travel to Nepal each fall where she…

Sasuyu Ubalat

2 Films

From closely following tribal education on-site for many years, Ubalat became deeply touched by the teaching model he observed. In spite of many difficulties, in order to help indigenous children grow into valuable members of the tribal community, these education professionals stand firmly by the principle of ensuring that children must first understand their own tribal culture before entering the…

Sasuyu Ubalat

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Sasuyu Ubalat (Tseng Lian Hau)/Taiwan Indigenous Peoples of Paiwan tribe/born in 1981/ graduated from Kun Shan Technology University/independent filmmaker

In Taiwan, Indigenous have encountered many issues such as cultural subject, education, industrial development and ground issue etc. Being a part of Taiwan Indigenous, I resolutely
determine to rid of the constraints on the company then get into the independent…

Sebastian Gomez Ruiz

1 Film

Sebastian Gómez Ruíz has a Master in Visual Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona and now he is studying a PhD in Society and Culture in the same university. Within the audiovisual performed, he did
– Raw ( Barcelona, 2014) Documentary. Directed and edited.
– Surfing Chapinero (2013, Bogotá). Short Fiction. Screenwriter and executive producer.

Shaqing

1 Film

In 1965, Shaqing was born in Peiching. He made the ethnographic documentaries Cha Pa and Pala in Tibet during 1996, and The Sparkles on the Grass in 1997. He also lived in Jih-ke-tse and worked with Jidan on filming Kung Pu’s Happy Life and The Elders.

Shashwati Talukdar

1 Film

Shashwati Talukdar, Director/Producer, began working in film and television as an assistant editor for a TV show by Michael Moore (1999). Since then she has worked on projects for HBO, BBC, Lifetime, Sundance and Cablevision. In 2001, she produced a documentary on Mahasweta Devi, an eminent writer and activist, who is revered by the Chhara community. Her films have screened…

Shazia Khan

1 Film

Shazia Khan was born in the state of Kashmir in India. From Kashmir her education brought her to Delhi, where she completed her Masters in Mass Communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia in 1999. She has directed more than 10 documentaries, and her journey on these has been one of discovery and creative satisfaction. She has done a huge…

Shen Ke-Shang

1 Film

Shen Ko-Shang, born in 1972, Taipei, Taiwan. At the age of 18, he decided to be a hippie. After graduating, Ko-Shang balanced between doing his creative works and surviving in the harsh film industry. In 2001, His experimental documentary "Silent Delta" won him various awards and opposing criticisms around the world.

Shine Yang

1 Film

Shine Yang, born in 1973, holds an MFA of Film Studies from Savannah College of Arts and Design. He has directed various TV documentary programs in PTS and Da-Ai channel such as Discover, and also directed Discovery Channel program Unknown Taiwan- Jinguashi in 2008. Sing It !is his first feature documentary work.

Shirley Lin

1 Film

Shirley Lin, who used to be an advertiser, began getting training course in film from 2003, and became a director of documentary films. In 2006 she was nominated in the Council for Hakka Affairs, Executive Yuan, Republic of China's “Dream Maker” project. She has brought her own documentary film across Thailand, Indonesia, and Mainland China. She also brought the films…

Si Yabosokanen

2 Films

Chang Shu-Lan, Si Yabosokanen, is a domestic nurse at the Lanyu health center and the founder of Lanyu’s House Care Association of Orchid Island.

Simon Panay

1 Film

Simon Panay (Mâcon, France, 1993) made his first fiction short film Drôle de Guerre at 19 and received more than 50 official selections, 15 awards, and two TV screenings (Eurochannel and Shorts TV). In 2012 he shot his first documentary film in Africa, Tontines, une affaire de femmes (52min), and filmed his second documentary in 2014, Waiting for the (t)rain.…

Simon Plante

1 Film

Holder of the AEC in Television and Cinematographic Production from Institut Grasset and a BAC in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal, Simon Plante has directed some amateur short films and a documentary.

2019. FUSION. Short fiction film. In pre-production.
2016/2019. TO NO LONGER DIE. FullHD, 57 min. Feature documentary.
2014. BEHIND THE DOOR 354. HD, 6m35.<br…

Simonee Chichester

1 Film

Simonee Chichester is a multi-disciplinery artist who acts, directs, writes and produces. She has committed herself to the art of storytelling through various media for over 15 years. Chichester's Choice is her first documentary feature film, Chichester began acting and modeling in her early teens. While attending the Etobicoke School for the Arts, she was a host on a college…

Sine Plambech

1 Film

DR. SINE PLAMBECH, Senior Scientist, Anthropologist and Director Sine Plambech is ananthropologist at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University. For 15 years, Plambech has worked with migrant societies in Thailand, Nigeria, Italy and Denmark, related to her research on migration, human trafficking, the European migrant crisis, sex work migration and…

Soe Moe Aung

1 Film

Soe Moe Aung is from Hmawbi, a town about 30 kilometers northwest of Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon. Having trained as an audio technician and radio announcer, he worked for a number of local stations and also written drama for radio before joining Yangon Film School (YFS) in 2012. His first short YFS documentary, Insein Rhythm premiered at Visions du…

Solrun Hoaas

1 Film

Solrun Hoaas was born in Norway in 1943. She studied theatre in Kyoto after a degree in Arts and Social Anthropology from Oslo University. She settled in Australia in 1972, completed a Master's Degree in Asian Studies and worked in the Japanese Dept. at Australian National University, then began solitary filming in Okinawa and gained a Graduate Diploma in Film…

Sourav Sarangi

1 Film

Sourav Sarangi was born in 1964, studied geology but later shifted his major to film editing in FTII, the famous film school in India. These years, he has been mostly involved in international co-productions. The few documentaries and fictions Sourav made have won him worldwide awards. He has also extensively worked in private-sectored television channels in India as the programming…

Steef Meyknecht

1 Film

Steef Meyknecht is a lecturer in Visual Ethnography, University of Leiden. Independent documentary filmmakedpho-tographer.

Su Hung-En

2 Films

Su Hung-en was born in Taiwan and received his MFA degree of Radio, Television and Film in Shih Hsin University. He’s born to mixed aboriginal/Taiwanese parents. Constant switching between these two identities helps him to see this world from different perspectives. Recent film works are issues about indigenous people and social problems.

Su Yan Chun

1 Film

Su Yan Chun is a self-taught documentary filmmaker currently based in Colorado. She was born in China and received her education in both China and the US. Drokpa, a documentary about Tibetan nomads facing challenges with ecological and cultural survival, is five years in the making and her feature-length debut.

Su Yu-Ting

1 Film

Su Yu-Ting is an independent documentary filmmaker with a journalism degree from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. To Angel, documentaries are the family albums of a society, stories of the land and its people waiting to be heard. She is the director of Legna Studio.

Sudha Padmaja Francis

1 Film

Sudha Padmaja Francis is a filmmaker and currently lives in Kerala, India. She graduated with a Masters in Creative Enterprise(Film) from the University of Reading, UK in September 2017. She is a recipient of the Felix scholarship for 2016-2017.
She completed her first short film in Malayalam titled Eye Test in August 2017, which was her graduation dissertation film.…

Sung Ming-Chieh

1 Film

Sung Ming-Chieh was born in Taiwan in 1971. Hey Jimmy was his graduate film for the Media Production Department at Canterbury Christ University College in the UK. He has worked as a marketingplanner and for record companies and production houses in Taiwan for many years.

Swann DUBUS

1 Film

After a Master of Literature, Swann DUBUS (b.1977) completed a PhD about intimacy in cinema at Paris III University in 2006. At the same time, he worked as a DoP and directed several documentary features both in Europe, Africa and Asia. He moved to Hanoi in 2007 and work alongside TRAN Phuong Thao since then.

TRAN Phuong Thao

1 Film

TRAN Phuong Thao (b. 1977 in Hanoi, Vietnam) moved to France in 2000 to complete her dream of being a documentary filmmaker. After graduated in Political Science in Paris, she studied documentary film technics and writing in Poitiers University. Back to Vietnam, she directed « Workers Dream » which attended many international festivals and was awarded at Cinéma du Réel…

Takumã Kuikuru

1 Film

At the age of 21, Takumtã is the eldest son of Samuagü Kulkuro and Tapualu Kalapalo. He lives.in the Kuikuro village of lpatse, next to the lake of the same name, in the Xingu Indigenous Park In the state of Mato Grosso. Fascinated by the camera since the first video workshop in 2002, he has since become a committed filmmaker.…

Tal Michael

1 Film

Tal Michael, born in 1974, is a film & TV director and content editor. Michael is a graduate of the film and Television dept. at Tel Aviv University, and a former PhD student in Comparative Literature.
Among her works are the films “Who’s Afraid of Mordechai Vanunu?”, “Israel is not waiting…”, “Pitbulls: Flesh&Blood” as well as the documentary series…

Tamara Erde

1 Film

Tamara Erde is a French-Israeli filmmaker living and working in Paris. Born in Tel-Aviv on 1982, she obtained a BA in Arts from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, and later attended the Le Fresnoy Film School, France. Tamara creates in various mediums- documentary and fiction films, performances and video installations. Her work was presented both in many film festivals (Clermont Ferrand, Angelica…

Tang Shiang-Chu

2 Films

This documentary is about director Tang’s Tao (Lanyu tribesman) friend, Mamuno. Through Mamuno’s experience of returning to his origin and Tang’s examining of his own life, the film shows how the two people interact and their brotherly caring for each other. Tang and Mamuno, coming from different backgrounds, share the same passion towards the ocean. We see what Mamuno went…

Tara Milutis

1 Film

Tara Milutis is an American filmmaker and journalist based in Bangkok. She attended Art School in London before entering the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where she received a BFA in Drama in conjunction with the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. In her early video work she found her narratives and cultural studies in the diverse Lower East…

Tenzin Phuntsog

1 Film

Tenzin Phuntsog is a Filmmaker primarily working as a Director and Cinematographer. Tenzin’s films have explored the the exile experience for over a decade. Growing up between two worlds, American and Tibetan his unique perspective offers a glimpse into understanding contemporary life through an examination of a spirituality and universal stories. “Rituals of Resistance” is his debut feature Documentary film.

Tian Bo

1 Film

Tian Bo was born in Shaanxi and grew up on the Loess Plateau. He established a movie studio with his friends in 2003 and graduated from the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Design in 2005. His works include documentary films, animation, and experimental films. He was once an assistant art director of Zhang Yimou's film.
Filmography: 2008…

Till Passow

1 Film

1968: Born, Munich. 1996: Assistant and Trainee Interviewer on the Steve Spielberg project “Survivors of the Shoah” 2004: Graduated from HFF Film Academy. 2004-2005: Project Coordinator “HFF Goes Calcutta”. 2005-2006: Coordinator of Short-Film Production Workshops in Windhoek, Namibia, and at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. 2006-2007: Research on the Tarahumaras and Huicholes Indians in North-Mexico.

Timothy Asch

2 Films

Timothy Asch (1932-1994), Timothy Asch was born in 1932 in New York. Asch worked in various projects dedicated to the development of methods for the use of film in teaching and research, a subject on which he contributed many articles and conference papers. He co-founded Documentary Educational Resources in 1967, a non profit corporation.

Tobias Wendl

1 Film

Born in 1957, is an anthropologist and filmmaker. Studies in Munich and Münster PhD 1990, Munich 1992-1993 Postdoc Scholar at the Maison des Sciences de I'Homme (MSH), Paris 1993-1997 Lecturer of Visual Anthropology, University of Munich 1999-2001 Lecturer at the College of Media and Cultural Communication University of Cologne since 2003 Director of Iwalewa House, University of Bayreuth Research focus:…

Tom Murray

2 Films

Tom Murray, he graduated from Sydney University with majors in politics and geography. He is a film-maker, writer, and broadcaster. His works range from films to novels which have been highly acclaimed and rewarded with international honors. Tom has been working consistently on shooting documentaries since 1998 and is currently projecting a documentary on contemporary romance in Sydney, Australia.

Tomer Heymann

1 Film

Tomer Heymann was born in Kfar Yedidia in Israel in 1970 and has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals making Tomer one of the Documentary Film industry’s leading directors. Tomer’s latest film “I Shot My Love” premiered…

Ton Otto

2 Films

Ton Otto is Research Leader at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aarhus. He has conducted fieldwork in Papua New Guinea since 1986.

Ton Otto

1 Film

Ton Otto was born in the Netherlands, he is a professor of anthropology and ethnography at the University of Aarhus. He has conducted fieldwork in Papua New Guinea since 1986. He has published widely on his research with a special focus on issues of social and cultural change. From his first fieldwork (1986-88) he has used video recordings as part…

Trinh T. Minh-ha

2 Films

Born in Vietnam, Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer and music composer. She has traveled and lectured extensively—in the States, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand—on film, art, feminism, and cultural politics. She taught at the National Conservatory of Music in Dakar, Senegal (1977-80); at universities such as Cornell, San Francisco State, Smith, Harvard, Ochanomizu…

Tsai Tang-hsien

1 Film

Tang-Hsien Tsai was born in Kaohsiung. Living with five cats and two dogs, Tsai loves cooking. She graduated from the Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary, Taiwan National University of the Arts. Ms. Tsai, now an independent documentary film worker, regards the filming process as an opportunity to interact with those being filmed. This helps her to…

Tsai Tsung-lung

2 Films

After receiving a BA in Law from the National Chengchi University and an MA in Mass Communication from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, TSAI Tsung-lung went on studying another MA in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia in the UK. TSAI currently works as an independent documentary film-maker and a teacher in the Department of Communication of…

Tsao Wen-Chieh

3 Films

Born in 1963, TSAO received her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Cultural University, and her Master Degree in Psychology from Fu Jen Catholic University. Since 1986, she has devoted herself to film making and directing TV programs, and has directed and produced a number of prize winning documentary films. Her “Please Come Home, My Boy” won the Second prize at…

Tseng Wen-Chen

1 Film

Tseng Wen-Chen was born in 1968, Taipei.She graduated from Mass Communication Department of Tunkang University. She studies in Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary of Tainan National College of the Arts. She has worked as executive producer, Commercial producer, and editing director of Public TV’s shows. Her works won the Local Cultural Video Prize of Council for…

Uki Bauki

2 Films

Indigenous People of Taiwan. The Kavalan people who live in Hualian County “pateRungan” community.
Film Archivist & documentary film marker. Collection and preservation the historical images of Indigenous community and build the film archiving as the expression of subjectivity. The documentary image will be the ethnic perspective and stories passed out. Expect the mainstream society to understand, but also…

Vic Rawlings

1 Film

Vic Rawlings bought his first motion picture camera in 2012 to begin work on Linefork as co-director, cinematographer, and editor with Jeff Silva; he was soon taught by Ernst Karel to record sound. He considers himself a lucky man. This project marks his entree to filmmaking. He is a musician and freelance teacher who tours internationally. As a multi-instrumentalist (including…

Victor Masayesva

2 Films

Victor Masayesva Jr. is a widely recognized Hopi Independent producer and director who has been at the forefront of experimental filmmaking in the Native American film and video community. Besides his commitment to producing innovative films and videos he has been a prominent advocate for films by indigenous peoples from the international community, for the purpose of encouraging acceptance of…

Victoria Fiore

1 Film

Victoria Fiore is a documentary director and editor based in London and Naples. Her films focus on issues of home and belonging around the world, from youth gangs in Italy to closed Russian Arctic mining cities and slave communities in the Sahara, blending reality with elements of fiction and performance. She has been awarded two documentary residencies at the British…

Victoria Mills

1 Film

Victoria Mills is an award winning documentary filmmaker as well as a full-time practicing psychoanalyst. Her first film, “Mothers and Daughters: Mirrors that Bind,” traveled the festival circuit in 2002. In conjunction with the films, she leads workshops with universities, national women’s organizations, and grass-roots community groups. As an analyst with 25 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with people…

Vikung LaLegeam

1 Film

Vingun Lalengeang (Paiwan)
Paiwan tribesman from Sandimen, Pingtung County. He was a press photographer for Hei-chao Broadcasting Corp. for 2 years, and press photographer at Public Television Services forFormosa Aboriginal News Magazine for 8 years. Currently he is a press photographer for the Formosa Aboriginal News Magazineof the Aborigine TV Station, and writer and director for the Indigenous Image…

Vincent Carelli

1 Film

Carelli founded The Video in the Villages Project, an ongoing series that grew out of the frustrating experiences the native Brazilian Waiãpi had with ethnographic filming in their villages. The project has had a profound effect on native and self image and relations with white institutions. Indigenous members learn about video technology and participate in the editing and production.

Vladimir Perovic

1 Film

Born in Cetinje, Montenegro in 1955. Graduated film & TV directing from Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. A free-lance director. He directs creative documentaries and short fictions. His films were screened at festivals. Awarded and prized many times. He worked for four years as a professor of Documentary art making. He lives and works in Belgrade.

Verena Paravel

1 Film

Verena Paravel is an anthropologist, artist and filmmaker who works in the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory, based in Cambridge, USA, at Harvard University, and in Paris, France. Paravel collaborates with Lucien Castaing-Taylor in film, video, sound, photography, and installation. Their works together include Leviathan, Still Life/ Nature Morte, somniloquies, Commensal, and Caniba. Paravel’s work is in the permanent collection of New York’s…

Vit Klusak

1 Film

Vít Klusák studied photography at the School of Graphic Design in Prague. He graduated from the Documentary Film Department at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague where he works as lecturer since 2006. In his films, he systematically deals with the points of friction between creativity and society. He made three documentary music videos for Czech singers Jan…

Wan Pei-Chyi

2 Films

Graduated from National Taiwan University and Tainan National College of the Arts with the Master of Sound and Image Studies in 2003. Because of some early years social work about Taiwan indigenous people, she started work as a researcher, director of documentaries. Ever since then she focused the attention on the issue of ethnicity, diaspora, and the neglected historical gap.…

Wang Ying-shun

1 Film

Wang Ying-shun received his MFA in documentary from Tainan National University of Arts. He was a director and cinematographer in Dimensions Communication Ltd. WANG had produced and worked as a cinematographer in many films with various teams. Works including A-Shan, which was nominated for Taiwan Award in 2002 TIDF; Male Education, which was selected into experimental documentary program in 2012…

Watan

1 Film

Watan's Chinese name is Chun Shan Chen, he is both journalist and photographer of Public Television Service' s The Formosa Aboriginal News Magazine.

Watan Kahat

1 Film

Watan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ethnology at National ChengChi University. In collaboration with Rev. Atung and Pagung Tomi, he established a working group on Atayal culture and history to construct Atayal history from the ground up through recording the oral traditions of various Atayal tribes in the Tayal language. Devoted to Atayal culture, history, handicrafts, and…

Wei Xing

1 Film

Wei Xing, documentary film director and cameraman, beings making documentaries in 1998 after working in countryside and performing military service. Main works are all concerned with man's destiny and social changes in China.

Witjes Philippe

1 Film

Philippe Witjes lives and works as an independant cook & video director in Brussels. Involved in various actions related with democratic food. Cook & Logistics manager for cultural centers,NGO, concert halls in Belgium. He started to travel and to cook abroad(Small Canteen in Antsirabe- Madagascar, volunteer cooking 1,200 free meals daily in Cité Soleil–Haïti, Porthmouth-Dominica, Toubabdialaw-Senegal.  

Wu Mi-Sen

1 Film

Born in 1967 in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his BFA in filmmaking from City College, City University of New York in 1995. As a filmmaker in Taiwan, Wu has also directed TV commercials and music videos. He began to teach film courses at universities in Spring 2001. Mi-sen WU just finished his first 35mm feature film, “Drop Me a Cat”,…

Wu Ping-Hai

2 Films

Wu Ping-hai was born in 1972, in Meinong, Kauhsiung County. Wu started to study producing documentary film systematically after being recruited for the “Hakka Photographer Training Plan” held by the Council of Hakka Affairs, and Shei-Ting and Her Song was produced through the training program.

Wu Qiao

1 Film

Wu Qiao, Ph.D. from Peking University, anthropologist, Associate Professor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Social Anthropology Department; research fields: Anthropology of Religion, Kinship study, Visual anthropology; ethnic groups studied: the Floral-belt Dai, the Na, the Daur and the Yao; scholarly monographs: Bones From Fathers: the kinship system of the Na along the Yangzi River(2009), Cosmology and…

Wu yongkun

1 Film

Wu yongkun, was born in 1987 in kunming, yunnan.and in June, 2011, graduated from the yunnan art university film and television institute, during the period of school learning movie relevant knowledge, The graduation work " Water drum Grandpa".

Yang Chun-Kai

1 Film

Yang Chun-Kai, an independent filmmaker and film educator, graduated from the Department of Radio and Television in National Taiwan University of Arts, and
the New York City University Media Art Production M.F.A program. Yang has worked as director, director of photography, and editor for a range of productions, from films to commercials. "Path of Destiny" is his first feature-length…

Yang Jen-Tso

1 Film

Yang Jen-Tso was born in 1979 in Yilan. He graduated from the Graduate Institute of Documentary of Tainan National University of Arts. He takes notice of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium issue chronically. He currently works as an independent documentary filmmaker.

Yang Kuang-Hai

1 Film

Yang (b. November 12, 1932). A member of the Bai minority and steeped in Han culture, joined China's military academy in 1950. Yang was assigned to work as a photographer in the Ba-Yi Film Studio and later in 1960 to the Beijing Scientific and Educational Film Studio as a director and cameraman.
“The Oroqen” records the primitive hunting way…

Yang Rui

1 Film

2003, deputy director of documentary. Delamu (Directed by TIAN ZHUANGZHUANG). 2004, deputy director of feature film Go master (Directed by TIAN ZHUANGZHUANG). 2005-2006, Director of THE BIMO RECORDS.

Yasmin Fedda

1 Film

Yasmin Fedda is an independent award winning filmmaker. She is also a translator and editor working in the UK, Middle East and beyond – Co-founder of Reel Festivals and film programmer for Reel Festivals since 2009.

Yu Kan-Ping

1 Film

Yu Kan-Ping was born in 1950. He graduated from TV Department of Shin Hsin Journalism Academy. He has directed many films and one of those named “Get on the Wrong Car”granted the Best Film Award of Golden Horse Festival. He taught at Shin Hsin University and Ming Chuan University, and also was the host of broadcast an TV shows. For…

Yu Qiong

1 Film

Yu Qiong, also known as Mengting, is an independent filmmaker. Born in Shanghai, she graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and has long focused her lens on Tibetan culture. One of her films was shown in Krakow, London and Leipzig, and a documentary shot for the Discovery Channel won the Asian Television Awards honor for best illuminating social issues.

Zachary Stuart

1 Film

Zachary Stuart, Director, was trained as a documentary filmmaker at Harvard’s program in Visual and Environmental Studies. His first film This is Just This uses experimental sound and 16mm film to explore a first-person experience of North India. He produced and directed a documentary short on an ex-prisoner storytelling project Public Voices. He has worked on a number of interdisciplinary…

Zeng Hong-Zhi

2 Films

Since 2004, he has been the local correspondent in Kaohsiung for Hakka TV.
“Uncle A-Li and His Tobacco”, nominated by Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival in 2011.

Zhuang Kongshao

1 Film

Zhuang Kongshao is a chief professor of anthropology and ethnology in Yunnan University, and the vice-president of China Association of Visual Anthropology. He wrote The Silver Wings, the sequel work of The Golden Wing, written by Lin Yueh-hwa and published respectively in 1944 and 1948, and he has filmed an anthropological document The Dragon Boat Festival (1992 UW Press) on…

Øyvind Sandberg

1 Film

Øyvind Sandberg was born in Bergen, Norway. He was educated in film at the District College in Volda and in literature at the University of Bergen. Various courses in script writing, casting, documentary film production and method acting. Sandberg has been working as a journalist in Latin America (1979-1980) and in the film industry since 1980. He has directed and…