Internationally acclaimed film and media artist Péter Forgács made his documentary feature directorial debut with The Bartos Family/A Bartos család (1988), the first of the ‘Private Hungary’ series of award-winning collage films. Since 1990, he has received major awards including at Tribeca Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Prix Europa at Berlin. His works feature in museums and public collections worldwide, including at MOMA, the Getty Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Australian Center for the Moving Image, ZKM, KIASMA, EYE Amsterdam and the Sammlung Ingrid Oppenheim.
Forgács represented Hungary at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and in 2013 made the Looming Fire cinematic installation for EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam. In 2007, Forgács was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Prize for his notable contribution to European culture.
Filmmaker and producer Mohanad Yaqubi is a co-founder of Ramallah-based production house Idioms Film and research and curatorial collective Subversive Films, and is a resident researcher at The School of Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium. As a producer, Yaqubi’s credits include the documentaries Infiltrators (2013) and Suspended Time (2013) as well as narrative short Pink Bullet (2014). Other films he has co-produced include the feature Habibi Rasak Kharban (2011), the short Though I Know the River is Dry (2012) and feature documentaries Ambulance/Gaza (2016), Ouroboros (2017) and Ibrahim: A Fate to Define (2019).
His debut feature documentary as a director, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (2016), premiered at TIFF and screened at the Berlinale, Cinéma du réel, Dubai IFF and Yamagata, among many other screenings around the world.
Susana de Sousa Dias' cinematic works explore the dialectics of history and memory, questioning established regimes of visibility and audibility with a focus on the Archive. She received a FIPRESCI prize and the Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel for her film 48. She presents films both in art venues and film festivals like Documenta (Keimena Film Program), Berlinale, BAFICI, Viennale, Visions du Réel, Pacific and Harvard Film Archive, Arsenal Institut for film and video art, etc. She codirected the International Film Festival Doclisboa in 2012 and 2013, opening up new sections such as Cinema of Urgency and Passages (Documentary & Contemporary Art). She holds a PhD in Fine Arts-Video and teaches at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Fordlandia Malaise (2019) is her most recent film.