Adar Bozbay

She focuses on feminist solidarity, Kurdish movements and LGBT rights. She received the JvdK New Talent Award for her first documentary film "Incomplete Sentences".

Adar Bozbay was born in Van, Turkey in 1982. She is an activist, writer and film-maker. with works focusing on feminist solidarity, Kurdish movements and LGBT+ rights. After majoring in Psychology in Istanbul, she went on to graduate from Media Communications. Her short story book, Günahlar Şehri (City of Sins) was published in 2005. She directed a short film titled Be Ziman (Tongueless) and participated in other productions. Adar has founded the first bar for women in Istanbul in 2007, which has been operating as a Queer space since 2017 until now. In 2013 she opened production film compony to make independent short films, documentaries and fictions movies. 2017-2021: Made “Incomplete Sentences” that documentary about Turkish author Aslı Erdoğan’s exile life in German. Her films have won several national and international awards, among. Adar does not identify with any genders, but fights for the rights of all identities while hoping for a world that is not restricted with any.

Begüm Özden Fırat

She is an academician at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sociology. She is also the director of the documentary "Welcome Lenin" (2016) and The Void (2020).

Begüm Özden Fırat is Professor in the Department of Sociology in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey. She works in the fields of visual culture, urban sociology, and social movements studies. She is the co-editor of Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009), Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas, Possibilities (Rodopi, 2011) and Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (İletişim, 2015). Her book entitled Encounters with the Ottoman Miniature Contemporary Readings of an Imperial Art is published by I.B. Tauris in 2015. She is one of the directors of documentary Welcome Lenin (2016) and the director of the short experimental video The Lightwell (2020).

Petra Lataster-Czisch

Yönetmen, yazar ve akademisyen. Senaryo yazımı ve sinema üzerine çalışmalar yaptı. Filmleri Hollanda Ulusal Film Ödülü ve IDFA Ödülleri olmak üzere pek çok ulusal ve uluslararası belgesel film festivallerinde çeşitli ödüler kazandı.

Petra Lataster-Czisch (1954, Dessau) is filmmaker, writer and teacher. Petra grew up in East Germany. She studied script writing and film sciences. In 1981 she moved to the Netherlands. Together with her partner, Peter Lataster, she is directing documentaries, shorts and dance films since 1989. Their films have won several national and international awards, among them three National Netherlands Film Awards and three IDFA awards. “Not Without You” (2010) won the award Best Dutch Feature Documentary at the National Film Festival in 2011. “Awake in a Bad Dream” (2013), a film about women diagnosed with breast cancer, was awarded Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA of 2013. “Miss Kiet’s Children” (2016), featuring a school class for refugee children and their teacher Kiet, was selected for the Feature Length Competition of IDFA 2016 and received awards nationally and internationally. It was one the most successful arthouse film in the Netherlands that year with more than 65000 visitors. Petra and Peter’s latest film which is included in the 3x3 section dedicated to 3 films of Petra Lataster-Czisch in Documentarist this year, “Journey Through Our World” (2022) was selected for the IDFA international competition and received the awards for Best Dutch Film and Best Editing. Since 2020 Petra is a member of the Oscar Academy.