19th Titanic Filmfestival

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DIRECTORS



Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Born in 1972 in Reykjavík. After graduated from The Polish National Film School, he directed various short films. He made his debut feature, Thicker Than Water in 2006. He has also lectured on directing and screenwriting in Mexico City and at the Icelandic Film School.
Vincente Amorim
He was born in 1966, Austria. He has moved to Brazil with his family when he was a kid. In the 80’s he has started working as an assistant director. His 2008 movie, Good was shot in Budapest.
Kevin Barker
He graduated from Columbia Film School, he is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and musician. His narrative short Five Fingers played at festivals. As a musician he has performed with artists including Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Feist, The Black Crowes, Vetiver and Antony and the Johnsons. He recently released a solo album called You&Me.
Toni Bestard
Born in 1973 in Mallorca. After graduated in film studies in Madrid he has written and directed numerous short films. Since 1999, he has won several awards at international film festivals. The Perfect Stranger is his first feature.
Mads Brügger
Born in 1972. He is a Danish journalist, TV-host, author and filmmaker. He has created satirical docu-series as Danes for Bush (2004) and the feature-length documentary, The Red Chapel. Brügger is reknown for his distinctive methods of “performative journalism” as he infiltrates various milieus.
Yuri Bykov
Born in 1981 in Novomichurinsk, Russia. He studied acting at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), and performed at various Moscow theatres after graduating in 2005. A year later, Bykov began directing short films and writing screenplays. Live! is his first feature film.
Darragh Byrne
Born in Ireland. He made a name for himself in his homeland as a documentary filmmaker, working for twenty years for the Irish public broadcasting company RTE. In 1994 he made his first short, JFK in the Island of Dreams. Parked is his debut fiction feature film.
Fred Cavayé
Born in 1967 in Rennes, France. He started out as a fashion photographer. After three award-winning shorts, his first feature Anything for Her was nominated for a César for Best First Film, and was remade in the US as The Next Three Days.
Christian E. Christiansen
Born in 1972 in Kalundborg, Denmark. He has worked in the film industry since 1994. In 2001 he graduated as producer from The National Film School of Denmark. His short film At Night was nominated for an Oscar in 2006. His previous film was The Roommate, a college thriller, which movied into the top spot at the US box office.
Alexandre Coffre
He has directed a number of commercials and a short film before debuting as a feature director with Borderline.
Delphine and Muriel Coulin
After graduating from Louis Lumiere school Muriel Coulin began cinema as assistant cameraman. She worked in Kieslowski's Double vie de Veronique, Bleu, Blanc, Rouge and Louis Malle's Milou en Mai. She directed documentaries. After graduating from political sciences Delphine Coulin worked in the "features" section of La Sept Arte. In 1995 she began producing documentaries with Thierry Garnel. 17 Girls is their debut feature film.
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Born in 1964 in Almeria. He started working in the film industry as an assistant director and screenwriter in 1988. His documentary film The Cuban Game got numerous awards at international film festivals.
Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti
Massimo D’Anolfi has been working as a video-maker since 1993. Martina Parenti makes documentaries for the cinema and television. The two previous film they co-directed were presented at the Locarno Film Festival.
Jonathan Demme
Born in 1944 in Baldwin, New York, and graduated from the University of Florida. He broke into feature film working for exploitation film producer Roger Corman from 1971 to 1976. He won a Best Director Academy Award with The Silence of the Lambs. Along with his high profile feature films, he has made a number of documentaries over the years.
G.J. Echternkamp
He currently lives in Los Angeles and divides his time between acting, writing, and directing. His feature Frank and Cindy won the Best Documentary Award at Raindance, Calgary Underground, and Seattle True Independent film festivals. Next up, he is directing his first narrative feature.
Geoffrey Enthoven
Born in 1974 in Wilrijk, Belgium. He graduated in 1999 at KASK (Royal Academy of the Arts) in Gent. He debuted in 2002 as a feature film director.
Adrián and Ramiro García Bogliano
Ramiro was born in 1975 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and graduated at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de Los Baños (EICTV) in Cuba in 1998. Adrián García Bogliano was born in 1980 in Madrid, Spain and considers the horrors of the 70s and 80s as his main sourse of inspiration.
Tom Hall
Born in Dublin, he attended the film course at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. Since 1995, often with director John Carney, Hall has made feature films and television productions.
Todd Haynes
Born in 1961 in Encino, Kalifornia. He graduated in arts in Brown Univesity in 1985. In 1991 his first feature, Poison won the Grand Prix at Sundance Festival. After the success of Safe and glam-rock movie Velvet Goldmine his later films were made with studio budget and numerous Hollywood stars.
Jamie Heinrich
Lake Tahoe's Jamie Heinrich is part of the new breed of self-taught filmmakers, who has cut his teeth on skateboard videos. From there he easily segued into directing short films and commercials. Titanic Filmfest shows both of his feature films, I Like You and Happily Never After.
Ashley Horner
Born in 1969, he misspent the early 90's as a minor pop star playing guitar with indie art rockers Pale Saints & Edsel Auctioneer. Coming late to a love of cinema meant film school beckoned in Newcastle and Toronto, where he made his first shorts.
Tatiana Huezo
Born in 1972 in El Salvador, she moved to Mexico City at the age of five. She is a cinematographer-director graduate of the prestigious Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She received a grant to study a Master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Fort he last two years she has taught at the ECAM Film School in Madrid.
Márton Jelinkó
He is a Finnish filmmaker with Hungarian roots. He has worked on several features previously as a cinematographer. Indebted is his first feature.
Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand
Mikel Cee Karlsson was born in 1977 in Varberg, Sweden. Graduated from The School of Film Directing in Gothenburg in 2005. He has directed award winning shorts and a number of highly acclaimed music videos. His first feature film, the documentary Greetings from the woods premiered in 2009.

Fredrik Egerstrandwas born in 1967 in Alingsås, Sweden. Worked as an actor for eleven years before he started to make films for theatre, opera, ballet and numerous music videos. He graduated from Valand School of Fine Arts in 2000 and has produced and directed several shorts and a number of concert programs for Swedish Television.

Mathieu Kassovitz
Born in 1967 in Paris, Kassovitz is an award-winning director and a successful actor on both sides of the Atlantic. He achieved international fame with La haine which won him the Best Director Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
Born in Israel, they graduated from the film department at Tel Aviv University. They have worked as critics and also as lecturers. Rabies is their first feature film.
Bartosz Konopka
Born in 1972 in Myslenice. He is one of the most frequently awarded Polish directors. He holds a Master degree in film studies and has graduated in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film. His film Rabbit a la Berlin was nominated for the Academy Award 2010 in the documentary short subject category. Fear of Falling is his first feature.
Erhan Kozan
Born in 1977 in Köln. Jackal is his debut feature film.
Ulrich Köhler
Born in 1969 in Marburg. He studied Fine Art in France, followed by studies in Philosophy and Visual Communication in Hamburg.
Keita Kurosaka
Born in 1956. In 1985 he debuted with his abstract motion graphics that used walls and the surfaces of stones as material. He has created numerous short animation works using diverse techniques such as drawing, photography and 3D objects.
Lisa Langseth
Born in 1975 in Stockholm. She studied drama at Dramatiska Institutet. Since then, she has been working as a dramatist and theatre director. She made her debut film (Approve) in 2006.
Birger Larsen
Born in 1961 in Denmark. He won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film for his film Dance of the Polar Bears. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for his film Sweethearts?.
Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
Leonetti graduated from a small film school in Paris and completed his French military service by working for the government's film department, producing documentaries and educational films. Later, he produced around 80 commercials in addition to a short film called Le pays des ours, which received a theatrical release in France. Most recently, he formed the production company that produced White Square.
Achero Mañas
Born in 1966 in Madrid. He first followed in the steps of his mother, actress Paloma Lorena, but he soon turned from thespian to film director. He made three shorts before meeting with success with El bola, the sensitive portrait of a pair of big city kids. After five years in the wilderness, Mañas is making a come back with Anything You Want.
Susan Marks
Susan Marks is a Jerome Grant recipient, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and screenwriter. Her first documentary film, The Betty Mystique unearths the the secret life of Betty Crocker, as does her companion book, Finding Betty Crocker. Of Dolls & Murder is her feature directorial debut.
Valerie Massadian
Through photography,Valerie Massadian came to 'image-making', notably in the form of slideshow screenings (The Link, Mary Go Round, Journal de Bord), exhibited in Tokyo, London and Porto. She collaborated with Nan Goldin and several film directors before she made her feature debut Nana, which won the prize for Best First Film at the Locarno Film Festival in 2011.
Maja Miloš
Born in 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated in Film Directing at the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2008. She directed 11 short films during her studies. In 2005, she took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and in 2006 she attended the Documentary Film School in Paris.
Vincent Moon
Real name is Mathieu Saura, born in 1979 in Paris. He  is an independent filmmaker mainly known for his field work music videos of indie rock related musicians as well as some notable mainstream artists like Tom Jones, R.E.M. or Arcade Fire. Besides making music videos he also makes experimental films and documentaries.
Vincent Morisset
Born in Montreal, he describes his work as "cinematic interactivity". Director, programmer, inventor, Vincent is looking for new ways to tell stories (reactive videos, Bicolorama, Karaoke arcade installation, PianoAnimations, etc...). His short films have been presented worldwide.
Seamus Murphy
Born in 1959, photographer Seamus Murphy grew up in Ireland and lives in London. For over two decades, he has photographed extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has won seven World Press Photo Awards.
Hong-jin Na
Born in 1974 in South Korea, he graduated from the Korean National Academy of Arts. His first shorts brought him international acknowledgement. His feature film debut The Chaser premiered in Cannes in 2008.
Naghi Nemati
Born in 1977 in Ardebil, Iran. He graduated in film directing from the Soureh College of Isfahan in 2004. Since 1993, he has directed several award-winning short films.
Ruben Östlund
Born in 1974 in Sweden. He studied film at the University of Gothenburg. He is part of a group that has altered the face of Swedish cinema, a group characterized by extreme formal innovation, oblique storytelling and an interest in what binds individuals to modern society.
André Øvredal
Born in 1973 in Norway. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and Motion Pictures in California where he co-directed the first feature in the history of the school. Since then he has focused on his commercials career – he is one of Norway’s most successful directors of commercials with almost two hundred commercials to his credit –, as well as directing award winning short films. The Troll Hunter is his debut feature.
Tristan Patterson
After graduating Yale University, he worked on the first and only Dogma 95 movie made in America, Harmony Korine’s Julien Donkey-Boy. He has written screenplays for Disney, Fox and Warner Brothers, and is currently writing American Cigarette for director Tony Scott. Dragonslayer is his first feature. Tristan Patterson lives in Los Angeles.
Julian Roman Pölsler
Born in 1954 in Styria in Austria. He received his training in the department of film and television at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and in the Max Reinhardt Seminar at the Institute for Cultural Management. A director of films and television productions since 1982, he has also lectured at universities. He also began directing opera in 2006.
Michael Rapaport
Born in 1970, in New York. He is an actor, played in True Romance, Mighty Aphrodite, Friends and The 6th Day. Beats Rhymes & Life is his first documentary feature.
Edmon Roch
He is a journalist and holds a PhD in Art History. He has extensively worked as a screenwriter, and his credits as producer include Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and The Last Days of Disco (1998). He has written, directed and produced five short films, Garbo: The Spy is his first long-feature film as a director.
Alexandra Roxo
She is a filmmaker and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts she lived in Portland and Seattle where she showed her photography and experimental films in galleries and institutions. After being drawn back east for work she has worked on many films in varying capacities. She co-wrote and produced her first narrative feature film, Mary Marie, and then she went on to write and direct her own narrative short film, Bemvindo.
Bálint Szimler
Born in 1987. His short film Here I Am won The Best Short Film prize on the Hungarian Film Week in 2010, it was invited to Cannes, and it was in competition on European Film Awards in 2010.
Ramon Térmens
Born in Bellmunt de Segarra (Lleida). Debuted as a co-screenwriter and co-director with Youth (2005), winner of 3 Premis Ciutat de Barcelona (former Gaudí awards). In 2010 he created, with Víctor H. Torner, the production and distribution company, Segarra Films. Catalunya Über Alles! (2011) won the Silver Biznaga-Special Jury Prize and Special Youth Jury Prize at Malaga Festival.
Joachim Trier
A Danish-Norwegian film director, born in 1974 in Copenhagen. His debut film Reprise from 2006 received several awards from film festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Rotterdam, Milano and Karlovy Vary.
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Born in Liège, 1969. He is a Belgian filmmaker. His films belong to the reality cinema genre and, for the most part, have been shot in Africa. Conceived out of an encounter with reality, his work attempts to weave bonds between men and the world, between singular and universal stories. At once esthetic, philosophical and political, his films are explorations of the world and its stakes.
Tom Waller
Born in 1974 in Bangkok to a Thai Buddhist mother and Irish Catholic father. He spent his formative years at a Benedictine monastery school in England. After attending the Northern Film School in Leeds, he embarked on directing his first feature project. After returning to Thailand, he produced several independent films. He returned to directing in 2010 with Mindfulness and Murder, which is also his Thai language directorial debut.
Paul Weitz
Born in 1965 in New York City. His first three features were co-directed with his brother Chris Weitz. He was nominated for an Academy Award with Chris Weitz, and Peter Hedges, as screenwriters of About a Boy, adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. Beside directing he also works as a producer and a screenwriter.

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