18th Titanic Filmfestival

Festival Films Programs Press News


Beth Aala

She has vast experience in all aspects of documentary production including editing, camera work and photography. She has worked as a producer of HBO-documentaries and MTV-shows.

Takuto Aoki

After a career in music, he worked on Catblue: Dynamite and then debuted his first 3D computer-animated anime short, Haruo, in 2005.

Thomas Arslan

Born in 1962 in Brunswick, Germany The son of a German-Turkish couple grew up in Essen and Ankara. He studied German Literature in Munich, and later enrolled at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin, where he majored in direction. Since 1992, he is working as a freelance screenwriter and director.

Olivier Assayas

Born in 1955 in Paris. Son of writer-director Jacques Rémy; his mother is Hungarian. Graduated from the French National School of Fine Arts (Paris). In the late 1970s he joined the team of influential film magazine Cahiers du Cinema, and made his directorial debut in 1986.

Majid Barzegar

Born in 1972. He studied graphic design and literature and has made several short films. Rainy Seasons is his first full-length feature.

Fabienne Berthaud

Born in Gap, she is an actress, novelist and director. In 1998, she co-directs Noël en famille, a short film in which Mathilde Seigner makes her first appearance on screen. Frankie, her first feature, had Diane Kruger in the starring role, not yet the famous actress she has become at the time of the shooting.

Robert G. Bralver and David Ferino

This two multitalented filmmakers (directors, editors, writers and producers) have founded their production company Gatling Pictures with producer Jeff Broadway specially for making the Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story.

In the picture: Robert G. Bralver.

Alan Butterworth

He started making films at the age of seventeen. He studied philosophy at the University of Reading. After a number of short films, The Drummond Will is his first feature film.

John and Kieran Carney

John Carney was born in 1972 in Dublin. Former bassist and vocalist with Irish band The Frames. He specializes in low-budget indie films, and is best known for his award-winning 2006 feature Once. His brother, Kieran Carney (beside the short and feature films Zonad) has made tv series.

Djinn Carrénard

Born in Haiti, he grew up in Togo and Guinea. After moving to Paris in 1998 he majored in philosophy. His filmography includes short films and various video clips. Donoma is his first feature film.

Lisa Cholodenko

Born in 1964 in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School. Beside her feature film work, she directed episodes in the tv series Homicide, Six Feet Under and Hung, among others.

Denis Côté

Born in 1973 in New-Brunswick, Canada. He produced and directed around 15 low budget short films, screened in many international film festivals. From 1999 to 2005 he worked as a radio show host. His first feature film, Drifting States won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, and his recent film, Curling won the awards for best director and best actor at Locarno.

Marian Crisan

Born in 1976 in Salonta, Romania. He was educated in film and TV directing at the Academy of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. His work mainly consists of short fiction films and documentaries. His feature debut Morgen recieved four trophies at the Locarno Film Festival.

David Dusa

Born in 1979, Budapest, Hungary, he grew up in Sweden and South Africa, studied film in Göteborg and Paris. He directed short films and co-directed (with Mike Sens) an experimental documentary, Flowers of Evil is his first feature film.

Ian Fitzgibbon

Born in 1962 in Dublin, he is an Irish writer and director who has worked on some of Ireland’s best loved shows.

Jesper Ganslandt

Born in 1978 in Falkenberg, Sweden, he is a self-taught film maker who has directed a number of music videos and short films, in addition to directing and editing for television. His first feature film, the semi-autobiographical Falkenberg Farewell was screened all over the world.

Romain Gavras

Born in 1981 in Athens, he grew up in Paris. He is the son of director Costa-Gavras. In 1995, he co-founded Kourtrajmé, a collective of artists and filmmakers. After directing a number of award winning music videos, Our Day Will Come is his first feature film.

Fabrice Gobert

He studied business and film in Paris and then assisted documentary makers. His first short film Camille (1998) was screened at several festivals. Later he made interviews for television and he directed episodes a number of TV series. Simon Werner a disparu… is his feature debut.

Robin Hessman

Born in Boston, she graduated from Brown University with Russian and film degrees, and earned her graduate degree in directing from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. She shared a student Academy Award in 1994 for a short documentary film, Portrait of Boy with Dog. My Perestroika is her feature debut.

Kasper Holten

Born in 1973 in Copenhagen. He is a stage director and Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Opera. He was appointed in 2000, at age 27, and six years later was still the youngest person running a European opera house.

Conor Horgan

He began his career working as a fashion, advertising and editorial photographer. He has directed over 70 tv commercials. Since 2004 he has concentrated on drama and documentary projects.

Michèle Hozer és Peter Raymont

Michèle Hozer grew up in Montreal and studied Communications at Concordia University. She has cut over 50 documentaries, including arts documentaries, social issue and historical films. She has worked with Peter Raymont for 8 years, winning her second Gemini Award for editing the documentary Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire.

Peter Raymont was born in 1950 in Ottawa, Canada. Filmmaker, journalist, writer, activist, he has produced and directed over 100 documentary films and series during his 38 year career. His films have taken him to Ethiopia, Nicaragua, India, Rwanda, Chile, the High Arctic and throughout North America and Europe.

Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

Born in 1968 in Échirolles, France. He made his first movies on Super 8. His first short film, Peau de vache was selected by about fifty different film festivals and won around thirty prizes, among them the 2003 César Award for Best Short Film.

Martin Jern and Emil Larsson

Jern (born in 1978 in Lund, Sweden) and Larsson (born in 1979) are co-founders of the production company Dansk Skalle.

Lee Joon-Ik

Born in 1959 in Seoul. He is movie director, producer and actor specialising in commercial historic movies and responsible for the 2005 smash hit The King and the Clown.

Ivan Kavanagh

He has written, directed and edited five features and ten short films. The Fading Light won Best Irish Film and Best Actor at the 2010 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Masahiro Kobayashi

Born in 1954 in Tokyo. After a career as a folk singer and scenario writer he directed his feature debut Closing Time in 1996. His films have been screened in Cannes and other festivals and brought him international attention.

Vincent Lannoo

Born in 1970 in Brussels. He graduated from the IAD (Broadcast Arts Institute), then threw himself headlong in a film-directing career. After a series of short films, his debut feature film, Strass, made according to the ‘Dogma 95’ rules won several competitions at international festivals.

Zuzana Liová

Born in 1977 in Zilina, now Slovakia. She studied dramaturgy and scriptwriting at the Faculty of Film and Television of the Bratislava Academy of Performing Arts, and graduated with a PhD in 2008. She has worked as a director, editor and dramaturge, and as a lecturer for screenwriting.

Philippa Lowthorpe

After taking a law course at university, she enrolled as a researcher for a BBC TV programme. Although she had no training, she decided she wanted to direct her own documentaries, it is only when she joined the BBC that she really learnt how to make films.

Briar March

She is a documentary filmmaker, currently completing an MFA at Stanford University in California. Angered by environmental and human rights issues her films are diverse in style, she also directed the documentary feature Allie Eagle and Me, plus a number of music videos, magazine shows and commercials.

Janus Metz Pedersen

Born in 1974 in Denmark. He received a master’s degree in communication and international development studies from Roskilde University. He worked as a documentary researcher before moving to South Africa, where he made his debut documentary short Township Boys. Armadillo won the London Film Festival’s Grierson Award for Best Documentary in 2010.

Hans Petter Moland

Born in 1955 in Oslo. He studied at Emerson College in Boston. In the last two decades he has had international success with his feature films. He has made three films featuring Stellan Skarsgård.

Michael Morrissey

Born and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Marine Park where the story of Boy Wonder takes place. He began his career in entertainment as a writer for both television and feature films. Boy Wonder is his debut feature film.

Greg Mottola

Born in 1964, New York City. He was one of the directors of the TV show Undeclared, with Judd Apatow (producer of Superbad) and Seth Rogen (co-writer of the film). His other TV shows are Arrested Development and The Comeback. He is also an actor (e.g.: Celebrity and Hollywood Ending by Woody Allen).

Brendan Muldowney

A graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Ireland, he has written and directed a lot of award winning short films. Savage is his second feature film.

Zachary Oberzan

Besides films the New Yorker is making theater and sings. He released two albums, three dramas and three films.

Baran bo Odar

Born in 1978 in Olten, Switzerland. He studied at the Munich University of Film and Television and participated in the 2003 Berlinale Talent Campus.

Dean Peterson

Born in 1985 in Minneapolis. Incredibly Small is his debut feature. Previously he worked as a production assistent and actor.

Ryan Redford

Born in Vancouver, he graduated from the film department at York University. He received an apprenticeship in directing from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Olli Saarela

Born in 1965 in Helsinki. He worked as a firefighter before he started his studies to become a film director. In 2007, he married Tanja Karpela, Minister of Culture in Finland 2003-2007, who was Miss Finland in 1991.

Aleksi Salmenperä

Born in 1973, he studied architecture, but in 1996 moved on to film. His first short film, Trespassing, was screened at festivals all over the world and won prizes.

Anthony Seck

After graduating from film school in the early nineties, he began directing music videos which played like short films appearing in several festivals in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles. Musically he has toured with the group Shalabi Effect.

Jerzy Skolimowski

Born in 1938 in Lódz, Poland, he is a director, playwright, scriptwriter and actor. He graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959, and in directing from Lódz Film Academy in 1962.

Alina Skrzeszewska

Born in Wroclaw, Poland, she grew up in Munich. She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the California Institute of the Arts. Her work meanders between essayistic and documentary forms. Songs from the Nickel is her first documentary feature.

Shion Sono

Born in 1961 in Toyokawa, Japan. He published his first poems at the age of 17. After dropping out of university to make 8mm films, he debuted his first short called I Am Shion Sono! at the PIA Film Festival in 1985. He gained international notoriety with his dark independent horror films after 2000.

Adam Traynor

He graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. He has written and directed music videos for the puppet rap group Puppetmastaz and musician Mocky and has contributed to Canadian and international film and television productions.

Thomas Vinterberg

Born in 1969 in Copenhagen, and grew up in a hippy commune. Co-founder of Danish artistic group Dogme’95, his film The Celebration was the movement’s first film and brought international fame to the director.

Corey Wascinski

A first generation immigrant from Poland, he pursued his passion for photojournalism and non-fiction/documentary storytelling at Brooks Institute of Photography. He honed his visual journalism skills by shooting and producing documentary photo stories/essays, multimedia projects and short form documentary films.

Mat Whitecross

Born in 1977 in Oxford. He co-directed with Micheal Winterbottom The Road to Guantanamo (winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear Award in 2006) and The Shock Doctrine. He is also a regular collaborator with Coldplay on their music videos.

Carmel Winters

Born in Cork, she studied Drama and English at Trinity College Dublin. Snap is her debut feature film. B for Baby, her first full-length play, was premiered at the 2010 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Jo Won-hee and Kim Sang-hwa

Owen Cho aka Jo Won-hee and Kim Sang-hwa are South-Korean co-writers and co-directors.



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