Alexei was born in 1969 in Moscow. He studied at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography. In the 1990s he pursued his career as journalist, film critic, translator. From 2000 to 2006 he was member of the selection committee of the Moscow International Film Festival.
He worked as a director of programming for many film festivals including 2morrow (Moscow, 2007–2009), Zerkalo (Ivanovo, 2011), 2-in-1 International Film Festival of Contemporary Cinema (Moscow, 2009-2012).
From 2012, he is one of the organizers of the Sakhalin International Film Festival “On the Edge”. He’s also curator of Yakutsk International Film Festival, and director of competition programs of the “Message to Man” International Film Festival.
Born in Istanbul, Kerem studied film at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle and Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7. He worked in the Radio France Internationale for four years. He started working for the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and meanwhile, organized the International Literary Adaptation Market in Monaco. In 2005, he launched the Political Films Festival in Barcelona and directed it for three years. In 2006, he became Assistant Director of the Istanbul Film Festival where he became Director in 2015.
Kerem Ayan also went into directing plays for the stage. He directed the short Fishbone in 2016. He’s preparing a new play for November 2018 and a first feature for 2019.
Born in Budapest, Ágnes received her diploma from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts. She majored in Polish language and literature, Aesthetics, and Film-theory. In 2005 she graduated as a film director from the Hungarian Academy of Theatre and Film Art, Budapest.
Her short film The Virus won the third prize of the Cinéfondation at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, and Fresh Air, her first feature film was presented at the International Critics' Week section of the same edition of the Cannes festival.
Adrienn Pál, her second feature film premiered at Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard and was awarded by the FIPRESCI Jury in May 2010. She has recently wrapped the production of her third feature, Eden.