Sevinaz Evdike

Sevinaz Evdike was born in Serekaniye on January 4, 1991.
She is the director of the Rojava International Film Festival and founder of the Rojava Film Commune of which she is also the director.
She directed the short film Mal and has worked as assistant director, producer and artistic director on many of the works produced by the Rojava Cinema Commune.

Orsola Casagrande

Orsola Casagrande was born in Venice.

She is a journalist, curator and a translator.

She worked for 25 years for the Italian daily newspaper il manifesto, and is co-editor of the web magazine Global Rights.

Currently based in the Basque Country, she writes regularly for the Basque daily paper Berria

She has translated numerous books, as well as written her own and made some documentaries.

She is editor at large at

She curated the Kurdistan Pavilion ‘Planet K’ at the Venice Biennale 2009 and promotes Kurdish cinema, literature and art through a series of projects. 

Rosa Barotsi

Rosa Barotsi is a lecturer and researcher based at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

She is currently heading a project on minoritised filmmaking cultures at the margins of the industry in Italy and beyond (IMFilm – 2022-2025). 

She was previously Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with CineAF: Women’s Films in Italy 1965-2015, a project on gender inequality in the Italian film industry. She trained at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 2014.

She has previously held a postdoctoral position at the ICI Berlin, where she developed a project on Slow cinema and debt.

Along with Clio Nicastro and Saima Akhtar, she co-founded the In Front of the Factory: Cinematic Spaces of Labour research collective in 2016.

She publishes work and organises film programmes that focus on the intersections between film, gender and labour, with an emphasis on Greek and Italian cinema.

The Post Collective

The Post Collective (2018, BE) is an autonomous platform for co-creation, co-learning and cultural activism.

It is initiated by Marcus Bergner, Sawsan Maher, Mirra Markhaeva and Elli Vassalou; artists, activists and researchers with different means and access to artistic production and education due to their legal status (refugees, asylum seekers, sans-papiers, documented citizens).

It introduces a range of artistic, cultural and employment opportunities, and provides a commoning environment for its members and their kin. Generative modes of kinship, solidarity, dialogue and storytelling form the basis of their speculative and experiential approaches to art and design. They aim to develop creative alternatives beyond the dominant systems of control and exclusion they are facing.

This means facilitating the position where they do not struggle to be assimilated but rethink and re-conceptualize critically a future together as community. The Post Collective develops relationships of co-elaboration with other artists and institutions in Belgium and from various diasporas such as the projects Metacπora and the Post (Film) Collective.

Their ongoing project Manifestations is currently expanding in collaboration with 7 artists at BNA BBOT Brussels.Their work has been presented and supported in Belgium by ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts), Beursschouwburg, BUDA art centre, Contour Biennale 9, deSINGEL, Fondation Mycelium, the city of Gent, Jester, KASK School of Arts, KAAI studios, Kunsthal Gent, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER,Komplot, Visite Festival, LUCA Gent, Netwerk Aalst, PLANB, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Academy of Antwerp, State of the Arts, SOFAM, VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund), WIELS.

Their work has been published internationally at Blackwood Gallery:Toronto, Versopolis: Slovenia, Roodkapje and Orgerstraat Studios: Rotterdam among others.

Their film Rerooting (2023) premiers internationally on the 9th of November at Feminist Elsewheres Festival at Cinema Arsenal Berlin.

Enara Garcia

Leioa, 1996.

She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and completed a master’s degree in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

This term she has begun her dissertation at UPV/EHU, where her research subject is experimental film.

Ainhoa Olaso

Durango, 1996.

She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and completed a master’s degree in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

This term she has begun her dissertation at UPV/EHU, where her research subject is experimental film.

Estebaliz Urresola

Graduate in Audiovisual Communication (UPV-Bilbao), Theory of Editing (EICTV Cuba), Master in Film Directing and Master in Film Business (ESCAC).

She directed the feature Voces de papel, which premiered in San Sebastián, and the short films AdriPolvo somos and Cuerdas

Cuerdas premiered at the 2022 International Critics’ Week in Cannes.

She is now developing her first feature – 20,000 Species of Bees – chosen for the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Luciana De Mello

Luciana De Mello is the mother of Iona and Romeo.

She is a writer, film scriptwriter and Afro-indigenous cultural journalist born in Argentina in 1979.

She co-founded the reading and writing workshop at the Devoto Prison University Center, Buenos Aires, and coordinated reading workshops and writing for addicts in recovery in peripheral neighborhoods of the city of Buenos Aires through the Ernesto Sábato Foundation.

Since 2007 she has been writing about literature, feminism and queer culture for the Argentine newspaper Página 12

She is the author of the novel Mandinga de amor (Seix Barral, 2016) and co-author of  Ninguna calle termina en la esquina -Historias que se leen y se escriben en la cárcel  – (FILO:UBA, 2016).

She co-wrote the script for the film El Suplente (Diego Lerman, 2022) about public education in marginal neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. 

She is part of the Mandacarú publishing house, which translates and publishes Afro-descendant cis and trans Portuguese-speaking writers from Brazil, Africa and Portugal. 

Currently, she is finishing her second novel and working alongside contemporary dancer Lola Vera on an investigation into dance and writing. She has lived in Belfast since 2022.