began her career in advertising as a copywriter at McCann Erickson, working her way up to Creative Director. She left to pursue a second career as a film director. Her first feature film Dangerous Affair
(2002) is believed to have ignited the wave of contemporary filmmaking that followed in Kenya, and her third feature Something Necessary
screened at Toronto International Film Festival. Her documentaries have been nominated three times for Best Documentary at the African Academy Awards, with Coming of Age
winning best short. In 2013, Kibinge established DOCUBOX, an East African Documentary Film Fund that is playing a transformative role in the region’s film industry through grants, training and screenings, and will host Good Pitch² Kenya in October 2016. DOCUBOX is also raising funds to set up a co-working space for East African filmmakers.
is a Georgian artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. She graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 with a specialization in Stage Design. In Georgia, she had solo exhibitions and was part of the artist's group GOSLAB. She worked as a set designer for the Film Actors Theater and was part of the controversial arts movement in Georgia during the 1990s. She graduated from the Berlin University of Arts in 2000 with a degree in visual communication. In 2002, she studied experimental media at the same university, receiving her masters in 2005. Her thesis, the feature-length experimental movie Trigger Tiger
, screened at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Maichadze’s works have been exhibited and screened in Georgia, Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, and Austria. In 2015, her documentary When the Earth Seems to Be Light
, co-directed with Tamuna Karumidze and David Meshki, won the IDFA Award for Best First Appearance.
is a Dutch director, cinematographer and editor. In 2007, he graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam and made his documentary debut at IDFA in 2011 with Stories from Lakka Beach
, which he directed, produced, filmed and edited. The film was nominated for Best Dutch Documentary and subsequently received several awards, including Best Cinematography from the magazine American Cinematographer. In 2014, PBS aired the film in the United States. His second feature documentary Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice
premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015 and was nominated for a Dutch Golden Calf Award and the FIPRESCI Award. The film was released theatrically in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. As an editor, Daan recently worked on this year’s IDFA Panorama premiere The Passing Years
, about the renowned Dutch poet Remco Campert.