Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

ENIS SARAÇI

Enis Saraçi started editing films in 2011. He has worked in films that have won international awards such as ‘In Between’ directed by Samir Karahoda, which had its world premiere at the Berlinale, and ‘Hive’ directed by Blerta Basholli, a three-time winner at the prestigious ‘Sundance Festival’. Saraci’s also worked on Karahoda’s ‘Displaced’, which was part of the official competition in the short film category at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently completing a master’s degree in film editing at the ‘FAMU’ Academy in Prague, Czech Republic.

RUKEN TEKEŞ

Ruken Tekeş is an international human rights expert who worked for several years for United Nations, as well as lectured at Koç University. She is a self-made filmmaker, who started scriptwriting and directing on social, political and environmental issues in 2015. Her multi-award-winning first fiction short HEVÊRK / THE CIRCLE has participated to over two hundred festivals worldwide and was nominated for 30th European Film Awards – European Short Film 2017. Her feature documentary debut AETHER premiered in International Competition of Visions du Réel 2019, received the Golden Orange Jury Prize at Antalya FF, and continues screening and receiving awards. Tekeş is a member of the European Film Academy.

TOM GRIMSHAW

Tom Grimshaw is a freelance film programmer and curator currently living in Berlin. He graduated from the University of Sussex in 2008 with a BA in Film Studies and then went onto gain an MA in Documentary Filmmaking from the London College of Communication. For five years, he was the senior programmer at the London Short Film Festival, curating both the international competition programme and special events with a focus on experimental cinema and artist moving image, presenting retrospectives of filmmakers such as Rainer Kohlberger, Anne Charlotte Robinson and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. He has also served on the selection committees for both Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and Filmfest Dresden.