Adriana Altaras was born in Zagreb in 1960. She is a film and theatre actor, film director and interviewer at the Shoah Foundation Steven Spielberg. In 2002 Altaras held the position of artistic director at the Jüdischen Kulturtage Berlin. Her numerous cinema appearances include roles in “Go for Sugar! An Unorthodox Comedy” and “Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler”, both by Daniel Levy. Altaras has been awarded with the Golden Horse Award for Best Foreign Actress, the Theaterpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Berlinale Silver Bear among others.
Anke Leweke was born in 1962 in Düsseldorf and studied Law in Berlin. From 1988-92 she worked for the cultural editorial office at the autonomous radio station, Radio 100. After that she became a freelance film critic for RBB (TV), Deutschland Radio Kultur, the Berlin city-guide TIP and the newspapers TAZ and DIE ZEIT among others. Additionally, Leweke works as author of TV portraits, film reviews, festival reports and film essays for WDR (TV).
Dawid Danilo Bartelt, 44, studied History and Social Sciences in Bochum, Hamburg, Recife/Brazil and Berlin. He wrote his dissertation on the war of Canudos in late 19th Century Brazil. He writes for newspapers and magazines and lectures at Berlin Universities. Bartelt has been press spokesman for the German section of Amnesty International since 2002.
Daniel Kandell Zamudio is the Director of International Relations for the Expresión en Corto International Film Festival, which is based in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital in Mexico. Daniel has worked on the previous six editions of Expresión en Corto and during this period has served as the festival’s Programming Director, Production Coordinator and occasionally as a Pre-Selection Jury member. Since graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1998, Daniel has worked for Miramax Films in New York as well as on various projects related to the media and film industry over the past decade. Daniel currently resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which he has called home for the past six years.