Zosia’s eclectic training includes youth dance at The Place, London, a degree from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Dance Research Studio’s Interdisciplinary Performance Training, and certificates in psychotherapy and counseling skills from Spectrum Psychotherapy. Working as a performer, choreographer and facilitator, Zosia has built a portfolio career specializing in multidisciplinary performance work including dance, spoken word and theatre. As well as performing and creating shows across the UK and internationally, Zosia is a passionate teacher, delivering sessions in release based contemporary technique, contact and improvisation, therapeutic dance and movement for actors
A Canadian-born international theatre artist, Coleen is the artistic director of the Open Heart Surgery Theatre. She trained at movement school, École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and has toured work in Canada, USA, France, England, Spain and China. Most recently, Coleen directed This Is Why We Live at Plateau 31 in Paris, France. Coleen translated Pylade by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Adam Paolozza which recently premiered on Off-Broadway at La MAMA by The Great Jones Repertory Company in New York. In Canada, Coleen has worked with Why Not Theatre, TheatreRUN, Theatre Smith-Gilmour and more. In 2014, her play First Draft had a sold out run at the Camden People’s Theatre, and then went on to the Mimetic Festival (The Vaults) in London, UK. In June 2016, it will tour to Fallaki Theater in Cairo, Egypt through Studio ZAT. Currently, Coleen is working on a new Studio ZAT workshop for devised theater.
The noticeable director who directed more than 25 award-winning films, which got him more than 30 local and international awards. In 2016, director Mohammad Khan delivered a film directing workshop at Studio ZAT, which witnessed a considerable turnout, where 35 trainees benefited from his technical experience.
Sarah Warren is a Canadian director, writer, and actress who lives in London. She works as an acting coach at five universities in London, and she worked before in Canada, Malaysia and the US. Sarah Warren delivered two Acting for Camera workshop at Studio ZAT as part of a Cultural exchange agreement.
Born in 1959, Ahmed Kamal is an Egyptian actor and acting coach. His acting career started in the mid-1970s. Kamal workedwith a number of Egypt’s salient directorsthroughout his career such asMohamed Khan, YousryNasrallah, Ali Edris,and Dawood Abdel Sayed. Kamal has been running the Studio El Momasel (Actor Studio), which was established by the Egyptian star Mahmoud Hemeidain 1996.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Ahmed Kamal delivered an Acting Workshop on March, 2015.
Mahmoud El Lozy is an actor, stage director, playwright and professor of drama at The American University in Cairo (AUC), where he obtained a BA and an MA in English and Comparative Literature. He then moved to the USA where he obtained his PhD in dramatic art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. El Lozy has starred in several films including Youssef Chahine’sfilm Alexandria...New York (2004).
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Mahmoud El Lozy delivered a Theater Directing Workshop on February, 2016.
Graduated from Faculty of Law, director Mohamed Nader is a passionate director who studied screenwriting, photography, editing and directing. He worked as an assistant director in documentaries, short films and music videos. Nader wrote and directed award-winning short films including Salwa, and his latest film, After Love. Currently, Nader is teaching filmmaking and screenwriting workshops, in addition to writing a long feature film.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Mohamed Nader delivered two Filmmaking Workshops; Digital Filmmaking Workshop on September, 2015, and a Filmmaking Workshop on April, 2016.
Mohamed Shafik is a contemporary dancer, coach, and choreographer. He choreographed and managed multiple dance groups at various local and international festivals, while working with the French dance institution “Decent Dance”. Aside from managing and choreographing dance groups, Mohamed Shafik has created workshops for contemporary dancing, and has been crafting music pieces for shows including his ownsince 2009.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Mohamed Shafik delivered twoPhysical Theater Workshops on November and December, 2015, and on May, 2016, hedelivered several classes as part of the Acting Workshop.
A musician, voice coach, music consultant, conductor, maestro, and leader of AyamnaAlhelwa band. Born in Cairo in 1973, he grew up with a passion for music. He started learning the Violin since he was in secondary school and at college he led and trained his faculty’s music and choral band. He has also worked as a band leader for some other faculties and institutes.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Mohamed Osman delivered threeVocal Training Workshops; Singing Workshop for Kids and two Vocal Training Workshops on January and July, 2016. On May, 2016, he delivered several classes as part of the Acting Workshop. Osman will be starting a Vocal Training Workshop next month, October 7, 2016.
A thriving Actor, Acting Coach, and the co-founder of Studio ZAT,Shady Khalaf performed in more than 25 films, plays and TV series. He received the Best Actor Award twice at Alexandria International Film Festival for his role in Stolen Kisses (QobolatMasroka) in 2008. Khalaf participated in the Acting for Film workshop at Met film school in London in 2014.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Shady Khalaf delivered three Acting Workshops and an Acting Workshop for Teenagers on July, 2016, on May, 2016, he delivered several classes as part of the Acting Workshop.
An American dancer with 10 years of dance experience. Shemoved to Egypt from Brooklyn, New York in July 2014. She holds a Master of Fine Arts, specializing in contemporary dance. In 2011, she started her own company and performed at the DUMBO Dance Festival in Brooklyn and other festivals in the United States.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Choreographer Nicole Roerick delivered one Contemporary Interpretive Dance Workshop on January, 2016.
One of the most prominent acting coaches in the Arab world, Ahmed Mokhtar is a theater and TV director who trained at several national theaters and universities. Mokhtar is also considered to be one of the most important dubbing directors in the Arab world with several projects in his repertoire, including; the Arabic versions of Monsters inc., A Bug's Life, and Finding Nemo.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Ahmed Mokhtar delivered one Acting Workshop that startedon Sunday, July17, 2016 over the period of three months.
Mahmoud Lotfy is a successful Egyptian DOP who studied cinema at the Egyptian Film Institute in Giza. For 3 years, Lotfyhas conducted cinematography courses at theJesuite School of Cinema. His filmography, which received wide Arab and International acclaim, includes Heliopolis by director Ahmed Abdallah El Sayed, Transit Cities by Jordanian director Mohammed Al Hushki, and Factory Girl by acclaimed director Mohamed Khan.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Mahmoud Lotfy delivered one Cinematography Workshop on January, 2016.
Egyptian DOP graduated from the Higher Institute of Cinema in 1998, and then he traveled to the USA to complete further studies in different cinematography schools. For more than twenty years, Al Morsy has been part of the filmmaking industry, working with some of Egypt's salientdirectors such as Daoud Abdel Sayyed and YousryNasrallah. His career encompasses more than fifty films and over 1000 TV ads.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Ahmad Al Morsy delivered one Cinematography seminar on July, 2016as part of the Filmmaking Workshop activities.
Graduated in 1999, film and TV editor DoaaFathy holds a BA in Film, Cinema, and Video Studies from the Academy of Arts in Egypt, where she freelances asa film editing professor since 2001.Fathy has over 17 years of experience in working as a film editor and film editing trainer at different film institutions across Egypt including the Centre De Formation Continue (UniversitéFrançaised'Egypte), and Hot Spot Films in the U.A.E.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Doaa Fathy delivered two seminars as part of the Filmmaking Workshop activities.
Co-founder of Studio ZAT, Aya graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a major in Mass Communication and a double minor in Theatre and Psychology. She studied acting at the Met Film School in London in 2012. El Abnoudy is currently studying to receive a diploma in psychology for children’s and teens’ rehabilitation through art, from the Academy for Distance Learning in Kent, England.
Studio ZAT's Workshops:
Aya El Abnoudy delivered two Acting Workshopsfor Kids, a workshop on August, 2015 and another on February, 2016.
Laurance comes originally from Scotland and has spent the best part of 50 years exploring organic process in acting and life. He started acting around the age of nine and by the time he entered acting academy at the age of 17, he realised that the school’s intellectual and contrived approach to acting was entirely at odds with the way he experienced himself on the inside. He decided to throw out everything he had been taught and start again; intent on exploring a wholly living process which included his personal sense of self. The bulk of his process explorations evolved as a theatre artist with an internationally-renowned theatre company The Glasgow Citizens (directors: Giles Havergal, Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald) where he played in well over 100 productions. He remained with the company for almost a quarter-of-a-century before deciding to move on and develop his art as an improvising stand-up dramatist, using his own life stories. He has also worked with leading theatre companies throughout the UK including the Royal National Theatre; the Mermaid Theatre; 7:84 Theatre Company; Pitlochry Festival Theatre and several appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival. In Egypt, he has taught and run workshops at El Warsha Theatre Group; the American University in Cairo; Karima Mansour’s Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre; the Jesuit Theatre School and Studio Zat. He is currently preparing a dramatic work about his life in theatre.
Maria is a British actress who has worked for a range of companies across the UK & Ireland, she splits her time between working as a professional actress in the UK and an Acting Professor at The American University in Cairo.
Maria received an MA in Acting from the The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London; she also studied musical theatre at Liverpool Theatre School. Professionally, Maria’s career has covered a wide range of mediums including theatre, radio and television.
Some of Maria’s roles include Juliet in Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet", Hermia in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Marianne in "Sense and Sensibility", Lucky in "Waiting for Godot”, Isabella in “Wuthering Heights” and Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". She has also worked as a dancer with several dance companies across the UK.
Maria now works as an Acting Professor at The American University in Cairo, she teaches Acting and has worked as Voice and Movement Coach and director on several productions.
Originally from the South-East of France, Florence resides in Egypt where she develops original work, crossing linguistic and corporeal imagination. Nourished by the somatic approaches, contemporary dance and yoga, her work is centered on the sensitive body and sensory awareness.
She has collaborated with the CCDC (Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre), Centre Rézodanse - Alexandria, Studio Zat, NAS (Nahda Arts School), Osana Wellness Centre, Bardo Housseclub, and LFC (French International School of Cairo) where she leads trainings and creations
In addition to earning her degree in Literature Llinguistics and Arts, Florence is trained in various body expansion techniques including Contemporary Dance, Hatha Yoga, and Body Mind Centering.
As a choreographer, Florence examines the links between the body and the mind. She is interested in urban and natural space as a reflection of human dynamics, where she proposed holding ephemeral performances
She is currently training to be a Somatic Educator with the Movement of Soma France.
Emad Maher studied filmmaking at the Filmmaking Workshop of the Jesuits Film School in Alexandria.
He then worked as a DOP, Assistant Director, and a Film Editor for many indie short films, most notably Dry Hot Summers. In 2009, Maher directed his first short film Neon Lamp, which won the Golden Award at the short films competition within the Sakia Film Festival of the El Sawy Culturewheel and the First Award at the Independent Short Film Festival of the Goethe Institute in Cairo. In 2012, he wrote and directed his second short Zakaria based on the novel by the Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Among the most recognized films that Maher was part of as a Film Editor are the films Villa 69 and Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim that participated in the Dubai International Film Festival 2016.
Graduate of the acting department of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus 2001.
Since then syrian actress Nanda Mohammad worked in Syria with a large number of Syrian theatre directors, like: Naila Al-Atrash, Amal Omran, Samer Omran, Jihad Saad and Omar Abu Saada as well as in many Syrian TV series.
regularly casted by regional and international theatre directors, such as Tim Supple (UK), Jean-Michel Pesenti (France), Nullo Facchini (Danmark), Khaled Al-Tarefi (Palestine), Catherine Schaub Abkarian (France), Laila Soliman (Egypt) Henri Jules Julien (France) Ahmed El Attar (Egypt) among others.
Also works as a voice and acting trainer in Syria, Jordan, Egypt since 2004 - Present.
In 2012 she moved to Egypt but she continues to work with Syrian projects, in addition to acting in various Egyptian performances.
He graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, where he studied French drama and literature. He obtained a graduate diploma from Sorbonne University in directing audiovisual media. For 45 years, he worked in theater and cinema in France and then Egypt. He founded the Al Warsha Independent Troupe in 1987, the first theatrical troupe in Egypt to take part in the Official Programme of Festival d'Avignon. In 1988, El-Geretly was appointed as Manager of the first experimental theater in Cairo and he resigned from his position in 1992 in order to focus on free theater.
The Al Warsha Troupe attempted to portray the story of the Egyptian revolution (Zawaya) and it has also presented many theatrical works, such as the tale of Troy. Aside from troupe's performance Halawet El Donya, which was inspired by life in Egypt, they presented Egyptian theatrical gems, such as A Bullet to the Heart (Rosasa fel Alb), Operet Ayam El Ezz, and Operet Youm El Kyama.
An actor in Alexandria since 1976, holds so many awards including honouring awards from the minister of culture and four governors. She; for the first time, started storytelling when she presented “Hekayat Bent El-Bakkal” prepared and directed by Mostafa Darweesh in 2003 which was presented in Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Qatar, France and Egypt.
She then joined El-Warsha theatre troupe in 2006 where she started her journey in storytelling and was a seeker with the troupe about stories in Siwa, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries including Syria before war. Trained in Library of Alexandria for three years. She still performs with El-Warsha and showed in some of Ramadan’s series; the last one was “La Totfea Al-Shams”.
Anna Maria Suykerbuyk is a Dutch dancer and choreographer working in dance since 2007. From the personal belief that freedom of expression relies in spontaneity and sincerity in intention, she creates multidisciplinary work and provides theatrical experiences through her art performance company Sine Forma. This belief lies at the base of both her work as a choreographer as well as a teacher. Anna has been coming to Cairo since the end of 2014, where she loves to produce events (Battle of the Elements), creates work (Since I am, definitely you are, +/-, Ignorance is Bliss) and teaches dance and movement (CCDC).
Federico is an Italian filmmaker and producer. Born in Milan he was content producer for Warner Bros in London and Senior Content Producer and Creative Director for FOX in Cario and Dubai. He is now married to an Egyptian and lives and works in Cairo and Milan mainly. Among his clients : Campari, Redbull and Palette.
Ahmed Amer is a writer/director living between Cairo and New York. “Kiss Me Not” is his first feature as a writer/director (Dubai Film Festival 2017).
Amer started his film career by working on film sets in NYC in various crew positions. He worked for two years as an assistant editor with the Emmy nominated editor Juliet Weber. He also worked on the PBS documentary series “Art 21.” For the theatre, he wrote and directed two short plays in New York. His film writing credits include cowriter for “Winter of Discontent” (Venice Orizzonti 2013) and Arabic dialogue for Shirin Neshat’s “Searching for Oum Kulthoum.” (Venice Days 2017) Amer’s “Ali, the Goat And Ibrahim” won several grants and awards. It was also selected for the Venice Film Festival Final Cut Program. “Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim” also won the best actor prize at Dubai Film Festival 2016.
Amer wrote the script for “Feathers of a Father,” for director Omar El Zuhairy due for shooting in 2018 based on a story by the director. This project was invited twice to the Torino Film Lab, the Sundance IF! Istanbul writers Lab and got several grants including from France’s CNC and Hubert Bals Film Fund.
Amer is currently developing two feature scripts that will be shot in 2018
Ahmed Amer participated at EAVE 2011 and TFL Interchange 2011, TFL Script & Pitch 2016, TFL Feature Lab 2017. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013 and he is a Sundance Writers Lab Fellow.
Mohamed Hefzy is an award winning Egyptian screenwriter and producer who has written, produced, and co-produced nearly 30 feature films in Egypt, the US, the UK, and the Arab world. In 2013, Screen International named him as the only Arab among 30 future leaders in film production. In 2016, he was chosen by Variety on top of a list of “Ten names you need to know in the Arab Film Industry”. His films have participated widely in major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto, and have won more than 80 international awards. In 2016, one of his latest productions (Clash) was chosen as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes International Film Festival.
Aside from his work as a writer and producer, Hefzy is a film activist and his company, Film Clinic, has been a hub for independent filmmakers in Egypt and the Arab World, offering workshops and training programs conducted in cooperation with international organizations and institutes. Hefzy has served as a jury member previously at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival in 2011 and Cairo International Film Festival 2010, as well as several other local and Arab festivals. He is a former director of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, and is currently on the Advisory board of Cairo International Film Festival. He is also a board member of the Egyptian Chamber of Cinema since 2013, and continues to represent and lobby for independent filmmakers in Egypt and throughout the Arab World.
Hala Galal is a film director, script writer and producer. She is one of the pioneers in supporting independent filmmaking in Egypt.
She has directed more than 18 films and produced more than 15. Her long documentary Women ChitChat won the Silver Prize at the Arab Rotterdam Film Festival in 2006. Hala has participated in several local and international film festivals in recent years, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer in many festivals, conferences and workshops.
In addition to working on her personal projects, she created SEMAT an organization for supporting independent cinema and young filmmakers in Egypt and the Arab World. SEMAT Production & Distribution, offers formation for young directors and producers. In a short time SEMAT became a hub for young directors by offering workshops, funding opportunities and human resources. Hala organises and teaches filmmaking and produced many films in SEMAT.
She is a member of jury in: Berlin Film Festival, Cinema Fairbindet Award, 2012 FIPA Film Festival in France 2007. Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short, Egypt, 2004-2008. A member in the evaluating committee for the Dox Box Fund 2015. A member in the evaluating committee for Screen Institute Beirut 2010, 2015.
Lehner is an Acting Coach with over 15 years of theatrical experience and training. The very first play he performed in took part in the fringe of the Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival in 1999. He received his BA in Theatre from the American University in Cairo, where he also assisted and taught workshops. In the summers of 2002 and 2004 he took part in Cairo to Camps, leading theatre workshops for the Palestinian refugee children living in Shatilla. In 2006, alongside Harvard Law Students in Boston, he facilitated, directed, and acted in a performance that shed light on issues of torture and violence on an international level. He recently completed his Masters of Fine Arts in 2012 from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University and Moscow Art Theatre School. He has been teaching acting workshops in Cairo since the summer of 2014 and has also been giving private coaching to working actors. His training extends from London, Moscow, Boston and Los Angeles
Egyptian film critic, programmer and script supervisor, Writes constantly since 2009. Publishing weekly articles in "Al Kahera" newspaper and "Filfan" website, Beside various contributions in different prints and websites including "Goethe Institute Magazine". He published five books about Egyptian cinema: "Conversations with Daoud Abdel Sayed", "Taboo in Egyptian 80s Generation Cinema", "Helmy Halim.. A Story From Here", "Conversations with Yousry Nasrallah" and "Khairy Beshara: A Long Film about Life".
He was the chief programmer of Ismailia international festival for documentaries and shorts, also feature film programmer of Luxor European and Egyptian film festival. He is currently the assistant artistic director of Cairo International film festival. He is also the secretary general of Egyptian film critics association (EFCA), A FIPRESCI member.
He acted as jury in many festivals including Locarno, Malmo, Oran, Original Narrative (Dubai), Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, Luxor, Tripoli and Rotterdam Arab film festival.
He co-founded "Clockwork Temptation" script house. Through which he supervised the scripts of many successful TV series including "30 Days", "House Secrets", "Superman's Daughters" and "Words on Paper".
Yasmin Al Kady is a young stylist and costume designer who started as stylist assistant in many movies and series like "tareeqy, asmaa, ayeza atgawez, hekayat banat 1st season", and for five years until she got her first independent job in Grand hotel series and then in yabany asly movie la totfee al shams series and Akher deek fi masr movie.
The Clown does not Act
The Clown IS !
The most important lesson for the Clown Actor is to learn to Not Act at all!
Instead, it is to BE: in the here and the now - to BE absolutely Simple.
And it is right here, in the quest to be SIMPLE, that the Clown finds its challenging difficulty.
And all the while ... it is to have FUN
Hend haider is a diversely experienced, full of energy and passion. Production designer and art director, whose overarching philosophy is to make beautifully simple work, graduated from the faculty of fine arts, then started to follow her dream of working as an art director doing films, tv commercials and t.v series , worked in several foreign films, had the privilege of being the art director of several award winning Egyptian films and T.v series like Elsouq ( Lust), Asmaa, Lamouakhza ( Excuse my French ), abl zahmet elseif ( before summer crowd ), Nawara, Clash (اشتباك), Mawlana, Hepta, Elsheikh Jackson, Haza elmasa2aa.
Hend continuously pushes to improve her skills and knowledge to remain being distinctive at what she does.
Tamer Abdel Hamid is a founding member of the Syndicate of Independent Filmmakers and he is currently the head of the team of writers of Al Saba’ Sanaye’ TV drama, (2017). Abdel Hamid writing repertoire includes; Wintry Spring, that has been selected for the Official Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2015, screened in more than 100 film festivals around the world and won 14 awards; Kilo 56 that received the award of the Organistaion Internationale de la Francophonie at the Dubai Film Connection (DFC) in 2012 and in the same year, Abdel Hamid published his novel Residency License for Muslims. As a director, Tamer Abdel Hamid directed the experimental short film Mid-life Crisis, in addition the short feature film Not Strange.
In 2015, Abdel Hamid conducted a script-writing workshop for the Jesuit theatre school. Back in 2006 and 2008, Abdel Hamid was the trainer and coordinator of the Filmmaking for Beginners Workshop conducted on the sidelines of the first and second editions of the Cairo Independent Film Festival, and in 2009, he conducted another Filmmaking for Beginners Workshop for Egyptians and refugees on the sidelines of the Cairo Refugee Film Festival. In the same year, Abdel Hamid conducted the Filmmaking Workshop at the Town House Gallery under the supervision of the Stranger Festival which is an annual festival held in Amsterdam. In 2013, he trained a group of beginners on filmmaking using mobile cameras during the workshop within the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), while in 2015, Abdel Hamid supervised the filmmaking workshops held on the sidelines of the Jesuit Film Festival in Cairo, Luxor, Minya and Qena, in addition to conducting a workshop in Assiut
Namir is a French-Egyptian film maker, producer, coach and personal development therapist.
He has been working on fiction and documentary for many years in France.
He has also worked with film students in different schools in France.
His previous feature documentary "the virgin, the copts and me", has been awarded and shown worldwide, and in many festivals(Berlin, Doha Tribeca, Ismailia, Cannes Film festival, etc...)
From Rome, Italy. Georgia began her ballet training at the Teatro Dell’ Opera di Roma. At 17 she moved to Glasgow, Scotalnd to train at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the BA Modern Ballet Course.Georgia is a professional Argentine Tango dancer and teacher, she trained and taught in Italy for four years, before moving to Scotland to further her ballet training. Taught by, and teaching partner to Ali Namazi, founder of the Argentine Tango Dance society in Italy. Georgia has taught in many cities across Scotland as well as abroad, in Italy, Poland and Egypt. She worked in a contemporary dance project in collaboration with the Edinburgh University and the Conservatoire. A project involving complete improvisation, or “real time choreography”. Experimenting how the body moves without any inspiration from music except for sounds made by the movements themselves, bringing confidence to the movement of the limbs, the eyes, and the presence of the dancer when faced with an audience. She danced in partnership with the Scottish Ballet performing at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Touring the Scottish Highlands and Islands with choreographies by Royston Maldoom and Cristopher Marney. In the spring of 2013 she choreographed for the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring, choreographed to Stravinsky’s original music score for two pianos. Performed at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with live music. She worked in Egypt fpr two years choreographing and teaching for Rezodanse, and performing at the Alexandria Library. Georgia works as a choreographer of contempoarary, Tango and ballet. She choreographs for various projects across Europe. In the classes she teaches as well as when she dances, she emphasizes on the minute detail which adds beauty and grace to the dance.
Mzung is an independent filmmaker and a video artist who has lived and worked in many parts of the world.
She graduated from the major in Literature Journal in Vietnam, graduated from the in-depth film theory funded by Ford Foundation, graduated from the film course at USC School of Cinematic Arts, graduated from the course at Asian Film Academy-Korea.
She is the founder and manager of the Annual Film Festival-Autumn Meeting in Vietnam. She started her career as a screenwriter, and then began directing short films, breaking into documentaries, and now she is in the process of completing the video art episodes that integrate all her previous skills.
The video art project "When city is home" includes five episodes has been shot across the continents, combined with multi-ethnic artists and screened as the visual art exhibition. Skills of cinema, journalism, visual arts, contemporary installations are used as key elements in the work piece.
Her work is chiefly concerned with social and environmental issues but also encompasses drama and travel writing. Her film is characterized for both its wit and its ability to be thought provoking, whilst her eye behind the camera demonstrates an understanding of the mechanics of both light and life
Dr. Jillian Campana is a Professor of Theatre at the American University of Cairo and the University of Montana in the US. Her work has been honoured at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and her book, Acting Successful: using performance skills is everyday life, is used as text at several universities. She has done a TEDx talk in Mumbai, India, where she ran a theatre company that focused on social, political and cross cultural work and where taught acting in Bollywood’s Film City. She is the director and producer of the film The Puzzle Club which is used by hospitals world-wide to help trauma survivors and their families cope post injury and she has narrated and been a voice over artist for several US television documentaries. She has devised over 20 new plays that have been performed in the US, Egypt, China, India, Sweden, Thailand and Brazil.