AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU
Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker whose films address a collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in America has a triple consciousness. Named by IndieWire as one of the six pre-eminent “AvantGarde Female Filmmakers Who Redefined Cinema,” she has exhibited worldwide, including at the Centre Pompidou, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Toronto, New Directors/New Films (NY), and London (BFI). Her film Kwaku Ananse won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award. Her film White Afro won the Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival.
Enrico Vannucci has a degree in Screenwriting from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and an MA in Film Studies from the University of Bologna. He has been a member of film festival programming teams since 2010. He currently works as a short film advisor for the Venice Film Festival and as a short film programmer at the Torino Short Film Market, as well as being a freelance programmer and curator. In August 2018, together with Carla Vulpiani, he co-founded Varicoloured, a holistic film agency.
Marija Milovanovic works as cultural manager and film curator in Vienna. She was co managing director of the Vienna Shorts Agency, founded in 2015, which focused on the broad presentation and promotion of (short) film. She has been working for VIS Vienna Shorts since 2008, where she is co-director of the international competition, as well as in charge of curating and planning the Industry Days. She spent half a year abroad in the Netherlands at Some Shorts, where she continued her training in the field of film distribution. In 2018 she cofounded LEMONADE FILMS, an agency for festival strategies and distribution with focus on Austrian short films and VR film.