Rimanté Daugélaité has been the head of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival since 2009 and the managing director of the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” since 2012. Rimantė has been working in the audiovisual sector for nearly ten years and has coordinated multiple culture, film promotion projects and initiatives, also produced several Lithuanian short films. She graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Film Production (BA) and Vilnius University in Political Science (BA), also did an academic course at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia. R. Daugelaite is an alumna of the “Berlinale Talents”, “MAIA Workshops”, a member of “EWA Network”.
Jacqueline Lentzou (Athens, 1989) is an artist whose cinematic language involves discovering and/or creating poetry in – seemingly – mundane premises. Her tools are the dream-construct, intuition, word and image association, free writing. She enjoys experimenting with formats, durations, and feelings, aiming for emotionally high textured works. Through her work she discusses non-traditional family systems, loneliness, duality, and most importantly love and the lack of it, as well as its multiple consequences. A London Film School graduate (2013), Jacqueline has written and directed five short films up until now, all of them having a rather successful festival career having premiered at Locarno, Toronto, Berlin, Cannes. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Cine Leica Discovery Award by Semaine de La Critique for Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year (2018). Her debut feature filmMOON, 66 QUESTIONS (2021) just premiered in Berlinale’s Encounters Section, and soon after had its US premiere at the New Directors/New Films at the MoMA.
MASBEDO is an artistic duo composed by Nicolò Massazza (1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (1970).
They live and work both in Milan and in Piacenza.
Masbedo’s works are characterized by the interaction between different artistic fields such as theatre, cinema, live performance and video installation.
Their works have been exhibited in museums, biennali editions and institutions all around the world: Gamec Bergamo, Fondazione ICA Milano, MAMM Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Manifesta12 Palermo, Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen Oslo, Centre Pompidou/Forum des Immages Paris, Marta Herford, Reggia di Venaria Reale Torino, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Nomas Foundation Roma, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Barcelona, DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, MART Rovereto, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Basel Film Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fondazione Merz, Leopold Museum Vienna, MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Torino, Art Unlimited Basel, MAXXI Roma, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Linz, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle Warsaw, CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno Las Palmas, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, 53. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte la Biennale di Venezia, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
Niels Putman is a Belgian film journalist & critic, curator/programmer and distributor living in Antwerpen. He holds a Master’s Degree in Filmstudies & Visual Culture and a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Arts. Niels is the Chief Editor of Kortfilm.be – the only magazine in Flanders dedicated to short films – and the Chief Editor, as well as co-Founder, of Talking Shorts. He also works as a distributor for Avil and is the Managing Director of Short Film Conference. Niels is affiliated with Torino Short Film Market as their Communications Manager and is part of the Leuven International Short Film Festival selection committee. His work as a freelance film journalist has been published in several Belgian outlets such as Filmmagie, Etcetera & De Morgen. He’s a member of the Belgian Film Press Union, the Ensor Academy & FIPRESCI.
From programmer, critic to finally distributor, Pawel Wieszczecinski wore many film industry hats for the last 12 years in order to establish a new, mainly devoted to emerging cinematic talent, curated, on-line film streaming service KINOSCOPE LLC based in New York City but working globally along with its editorial and screening component. Associated with many international film festivals, institutions and schools in Europe United States and Asia, including Film Society of Lincoln Center, New Directors/New Films at MoMA, Singaporean Film Commission, or Film Centrum in Sweden, Parsons and Princeton University, now fully works at Kinoscope, where while programming, he develops new, innovative models of film distribution and production across the world, that include also partnerships with Semaine de la Critique Cannes, FiDMarseille, Visions du Reel, Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency, sixpack film, Talents Buenos Aires and more to be launched in upcoming months.