Director & Cinematographer
Mani Mehrvarz is an independent filmmaker and multimedia artist, born in 1982. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Media Study at UB, where he also teaches courses such as Documentary Filmmaking and Media History. Mani received his Master of Arts in Intermedia Arts, from University of Arts in Poznan, Poland in 2014, where he focused his practice/research on the intersection of moving-image and nostalgia. His movies and video arts have been screened and exhibited worldwide since 2004, including in Japan Media Art Festival, PERL media festival in Norway, Short Waves Festival in Poland, Cologne International Videoart Festival, FIVA Video Art Festival in Buenos Aires, Kochi Muziris Biennial in India, 4th IFF in New York and International Video Art Festival in Bogota, Bienal de Artes Mediales in Chile.
Animator & Art Director
Maryam Muliaee is a media artist/scholar, and a Ph.D. candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo, New York. She got her first Master in Fine Arts, Illustration from Tehran University in 2010, and after moving to Poland, achieved her second MA in 2014 in Intermedia from University of Arts in Poznan. Her early work ranges from drawing, painting, and illustration, which has been selected/awarded in national and international festivals including in 16th Noma Festival in Tokyo, National Visual Art Festival in Tehran, Magic of Persia in London, among others. Her current practice is multidisciplinary, including video/sound installations and locative media arts. Maryam’s work has been exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the world, including in Tehran, London, Brussels, Athens, Poland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan, and the US since 2007.
Borrtex is a young soundtrack composer from Prague, Czech Republic. He has been playing the piano since the age of 6, but decided to start composing his own music. This started after meeting James Newton Howard, who inspired him with his personal attitude to composing. Borrtex’s real name is Daniel Bordovsky.