João Pedro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon in 1966. After studying biology at Lisbon University he attended the Lisbon Film School, where he obtained his diploma. His public film career began at the 54th Venice Festival in 1997 with the short PARABÉNS!, which won the Special Jury Prize.
Tomislav Žaja studied at the Film Academy FAMU in Prague. With a career spanning for over 25 years, Žaja wrote, directed and/or produced over fifty documentaries, few short and experimental films, two TV adaptations of theatre plays and three fiction films...
Movie director, animator and editor. He studied Animation and Direction at the Film and TV School at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has composed the music for several movies, edited documentary films and feature film trailers...
Jiří Žák was born in 1989 in Zlín, currently lives in Prague. Jiří Žák utilizes a video essayistic approach to his films, reflecting ideas, politics, and history. He tries to add a narrative to complex issues via their internalization and change of perspective.
Peter Zákuťanský (1988) studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, The Stop On Main Street is his graduation film.
Besides working as a dramaturge and director for Czech Television, Karolina Zalabáková is active with the Cinebonbon production studio and with Telepunk, which she founded in collaboration with Kamila Zlatušková.
The filmography of Santiago A. Zannou has always been linked to social and immigration issues. By telling strong stories and shaping characters from the real life, Santiago uses cinema as hammer to brake the walls of our collective and individual consciousness...
Lili Fini Zanuck is an American Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning film producer and director.
Maryam Zaree was born on July 22, 1983 in Teheran, Iran. She is an actress and director.
A true successor to Georges Méliès and a wizard of the big screen, as he was often called, Karel Zeman was born in Ostroměř near Nová Paka in northern Bohemia. A brilliant pioneer of special effects in film, he is still one of the few Czech directors to be universally recognized in the world of cinema.
Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is part of the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum.
After her masterstudies of sinology, she worked in several documentary films (assistant director and productionassistent, location manager, translation), since 2012 she is a director and screenwriter for her own film- and radioprojects.
Giedrė Žickytė is an award-winning Lithuanian documentary film director and producer and the co-founder of the production company, MOONMAKERS.
Born in 1981, graduated from the the Łódź National Film School and from the Wajda School in Warsaw.
A common focus of her work combines various female perspectives of the political situation in Israel. Nitzan is currently working as an art director, designing feature films, shorts and commercials.
Želimir Žilnik (b.1942, Yugoslavia) is an artist-filmmaker from Novi Sad, Serbia. In his highly prolific career, Zilnik has made over 50 feature and short films, which have been exhibited internationally at film festivals...
DANIEL ZIMMERMANN is a visual artist, dramaturge and filmdirector. Originally trained as wood sculptor, he works on film, installation and performance art. His works are based on a fictional actionism located between visual and performance art.
Daniil Zinchenko (1984, Russia) is an actor, artist and filmmaker.
Director of several dozen documentaries and TV theatre plays who has won numerous awards. She is a lecturer at the Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź.
Born in 1980 in Valence lives and works in Lille. Fabien Zocco graduated Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains (2016, jury honors).
Born in 1969 in Geneva (Switzerland). After studying theoretical physics and literature he became a teaching assistant at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland).
Born in Zurich. Studied journalism in Switzerland and Film in London. Since 1998, writer &
director for documentary, fiction, experimental and commercial films.
Kryštof Zvolánek studies film editing at Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín and documentary filmmaking at FAMU in Prague.
Jiří Zykmund is an artist, photographer, and director. He studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Brno and cinematography at FAMU in Prague...
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