He was born in Athens 1945. He studied Theatre at the London School Of Dramatic Art (1963-66) and Cinema at the International Film School - London (1966-68). He returned to Athens in 1974 and since then he has been writing, translating and directing for the cinema, the theatre and TV. He is a founding member of the Scriptwriters’ Guild of Greece and has served as a member of the Disciplinary Council. His work includes directing and screenwriting of documentaries, feature films, shorts, award-winning theatrical plays, television series and teleplays.
He was born in Athens, Greece (1968). He lived his early years and concluded his school days in Agia Paraskevi of Attiki. He studied Medicine at the Medical School of Athens (1986-1993). Upon completion of his military and rural service, he proceeded to his Internship in Internal Medicine and concluded them successfully (1997-2002). His postgraduate studies include: Master's Degree in Hematology (Medical School of Athens, 2002), Ph.D. in Thrombosis' Risk (Medical School of Athens, 2002), and special training in Molecular Biology at National Institute of Biological Standards & Control of UK. After his Internship in Internal Medicine, he worked as a Consultant in: the Kidney Division of "YGEIA" Hospital, Institute of Social Insurance (I.K.A.) and Private Practice. He is married and father of two children.
b.h. Yael is a video and installation artist, and Professor in Integrated Media, Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Canada. Yael's most recent video, Trading the Future, premiered at the Mumbai International Film Festival and won the Audience award at Ecofilms Rhodes International Film & Arts Festival. Trading the Future is a video essay that questions the inevitability of Apocalypse and its repercussions on environmental urgencies. Other videos include, Palestine Trilogy, documentations of Israeli, Palestinian and International activist groups working in solidarity and Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging a multi-layered work on the varying intersections of identity, in this case involving a return journey to Israel, the experience of loss from the Jewish Ηolocaust, and the possibility of being an Arab Jew.
Hans Bosscher started as director’s assistant and was later production leader at the Zuidelijk Toneel Globe. He then founded the Frascatitheater in Amsterdam and started his own production company to support his theatre. Gradually, the work of the production company shifted to television and film. Bosscher has produced many national and international documentaries, corporate films and commercials. He also spent some time working as a consultant for Endemol Germany and Endemol Sport, after which he spent a few years producing and directing documentaries for Dutch and foreign broadcasting stations, including Discovery International, National Geographic, NHK and PBS. Bosscher currently works as a consultant, editor in chief and director for various Dutch broadcasting stations and government agencies.
Katarina Peters was born 1958 in Hamburg. She studied sculpture, film and performance at the San Fancisco Art Institute and Visual Communication in Berlin. After that sound engineer and set designer for theatre, film and television. Numerous exhibitions in Germany and the USA. Since 1981 she has been living and working in Berlin. In 1986 she founded Katarina Peters Filmproduktion. After several experimental films including “At the Edge of the Earth” (1986) and “Green Iguanas” (1994), “Stroke” is her first documentary, which was screened at the ecofilms festival in 2005.
Dr Theophilos Rosenebrg is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Athens. He has accomplished his Medical Studies at the University of Athens and was specialized in general and cardiovascular surgery in Paris France. Along with his scientific and academic duties, Dr Rosenberg is in the origin of many social initiatives. Member of several Medical Bodies and Unions, he is the founder and for long president of the Humanitarian Medical Organization “Doctors of the World-Greece” and has extensive experience in relief operations in the third world and human rights advocacy. Professor Th. Rosenberg is actually the coordinator of a new academic initiative, a Masters’ Course in International Medicine and Health Crises Management at the University of Athens.
Nikos Baibas was born in Athens in 1966, has specialized in internal medicine, and has a MSc and a PhD in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and Athens Medical School respectively. He has an academic research background with a focus in cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology, hypertension and cancer research. He has participated as a researcher or invited lecturer in numerous local and international conferences, and has 18 original publications in peer reviewed journals, 4 years of teaching experience in pre- and post graduate courses in Athens Medical School and 3 years of reviewer experience in biomedical journals. Since 2005 he has joined the pharmaceutical industry, currently holding the position of Medical Director for Pfizer Hellas.
He was born in Patra in 1961. He entered the military medical academy in 1980. He graduated from the medical school of Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki in 1986 and he was named first lieutenant. He completed the training in Rheumatology in United Kingdom in 1995 and he got the degree Master of Science from the University of Bristol. He works as Rheumatologist in the 401 General Military Hospital of Athens. His work has been published in Greek and international journals. He is member of Greek and British rheumatology society, and member of the council of the Hellenic League Against Rheumatism (ELEANA).
Joseph Spaid works extensively in high-end commercial post-production while simultaneously creating independent films. Whether working as director, cinematographer, producer or special effects artist, Spaid’s commitment to independent filmmaking has remained constant for two decades. His travels to over 60 countries have had a profound influence on his work, most notably in his feature debut, the internationally acclaimed Kiran over Mongolia. Other films have included Written by Gandhi, Aloha New York (producer), and Watch the Closing Doors. Spaid currently has two short films in pre-production, and a feature in development.
Sakis Kountouratzis was born in Serres, Greece in 1968. Studied Physics at the University of Thessaloniki and now works in the secondary education. He has been working as a producer in several Radio Stations. He has participated in alternative cine-groups in Thessaloniki and has always been a devoted friend of the city’s International Film Festival. He was a member of the board of Kos Island Cinema Club from 2003 to 2009 and currently holds the position of Vice President.