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Participants

Jury

Zhanna Ozirna (UA)

Ukrainian film director and screenwriter based in Kyiv. Zhanna is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and Directors Guild of Ukraine, and Berlinale Talents 2020 alumna. Her films have been presented and awarded at numerous international festivals and other platforms.

Elžbieta Latėnaitė (LT)

Film and stage actress, comedian, social media content creator, participant of various social initiatives. In addition to art and self expression in it, Elžbieta is interested in socio-political climate and how different people feel in it. Her vision is to have Lithuania become an open, healthy, progressive society, championing diversity and empathy as signs of its power.

Weronika Adamowska (PL)

Freelance festival programmer and production consultant, co-founder and programmer of the HER Docs initiative in Poland, which aims at supporting, promoting and disseminating the oeuvre of women filmmakers (with a particular focus on documentary and experimental films, video artworks and animations).

Karel Tuytschaever (BE)

Belgian actor and director, lecturer in drama and contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, PhD researcher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. In his own work, he is rethinking the way of using film, live performance and installation to move towards a more personal, intimate and honest embodiment within the arts.

Speakers and performers

Olena Siyatovska (UA)

Artist and emerging film director based in Kyiv. Olena studied at the National University of Oles Honchar (Ukraine) and University of Fine Arts in Poznan (Poland), and participated in an number of exhibitions and residencies in Ukraine and abroad. Olena will present her debut short “I Am Michelle” at the festival.

Zhanna Ozirna (UA)

Ukrainian film director and screenwriter based in Kyiv. Zhanna is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and Directors Guild of Ukraine, and Berlinale Talents 2020 alumna. Her films have been presented and awarded at numerous international festivals and other platforms. Zhanna will present her short “Bond” at the festival.

Karel Tuytschaever (BE)

Belgian actor, director, lecturer in drama and contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, PhD researcher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. In his own work, he is rethinking the way of using film, live performance and installation to move towards a more personal, intimate and honest embodiment within the arts. Karel will present his feature “Easer Tiger” at the festival.

Natalija Arlauskaitė (LT)

Film and visual studies scholar, professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. Her current academic interests include visual theory, forms of historical imagination, reflection on war atrocities in film and arts. At the festival she will give a lecture on the Soviet queer cinema (in Lithuanian).

Weronika Adamowska (PL)

Freelance festival programmer and production consultant, co-founder and programmer of the HER Docs initiative in Poland, which aims at supporting, promoting and disseminating the oeuvre of women filmmakers (with a particular focus on documentary and experimental films, video artworks and animations). Weronika will give an introduction at the screening of the Heritage of Polish Queer Cinema.

Lukas Kacinauskas (LT)

An up-and-coming film director and screenwriter. Before taking up film directing, he started out as an actor. He obtained a BA in film directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2020 and continues his studies in the MA program. Lukas will present his debut short film “I Was Max”.

Mousse de pus (AT/ES)

Technopunk & emotional rave music project now Vienna based. A horror pudding made of regurgitated insides. An incontrollable pus eruption to the exterior. In their music, enraged poetic lyrics and combative melancholia get through heavy beats creating a thick and restless fog. Infected, their desire is to infect. Rotten, they want to corrupt. Mousse de pus will perform at K/reivas.