HELGE ALBERS (Producer, Germany)
Helge Albers co-founded Berlin based Flying Moon Filmproduktion in 1999. Since then he has produced and co-produced more than 25 feature films and documentaries. In 2001, he won his first German Academy Award Lola for best documentary with Havanna, mi amor by Uli Gaulke. In 2003, Silent Waters by Sabiha Sumar won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, and in 2006 Summer Palace by Lou Ye was invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival. Uli Gaulke’s Comrades in Dreams premiered at Sundance in 2006. In 2011, “The Loneliest Planet” by Julia Loktev was selected for competition at the Locarno Film Festival and later on nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the Gotham Film Awards. Since 2015, Helge has worked as producer for Achtung Panda! Media. His latest production Above and Below by Nicolas Steiner was released by Oscilloscope Labs in the US and won the Swiss and the German Academy Award for Best Doc.
ILANN GIRARD (Producer, France)
Ilann Girard was the former Senior VP of Legal & Business Affairs at Pandora Cinema. During his time at Pandora, more than 60 features were produced all over the world, including Academy Award-winners Shine and Kolya, on which he served as associate producer. In 2002, Ilann started ARSAM, a one-stop consultancy boutique based in Paris and, in 2003, he launched ARSAM INTERNATIONAL, a production company developing international feature films projects. He has produced and executive-produced over 20 films, including the Academy Award®-winning feature documentary March of the Penguins (Berlinale Cinema for Peace Award); Goodbye Bafana (Venice Golden Lion),Lebanon, I, Anna(Berlinale Official selection,2012), Ombline (Cannes Junior Prize, 2012), and Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait–a biopic about Giacometti staring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer. Ilann is also the co-founder and CEO of Olffi.com, the N°1 platform enabling filmmaker to search and access public funding and production incentives. It is used by 50,000 professionals worldwide.
ELIZABETH DELUDE-DIX (Producer, USA)
Elizabeth Delude-Dix has produced and directed independent documentaries, including Why the Face (Director, Producer), Traces of the Trade (Co-Producer/ Executive Producer) which opened at Sundance Film Festival, POV premiere, Emmy nomination; Sense the Wind (Producer/Writer), among others. Her work screened at festivals in the US, Europe and Russia and broadcast nationally on PBS. She is the recipient of the Rhode Island Leadership Award for her role in founding the state's first public radio station, WRNI. She currently serves as a board member of RI Public Television, is a past Vice-President of the Flaherty International Film Seminar and Chair of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, a founding member of the Jamestown Arts Center Advisory and founder of the production company DocWorks.
DERRICK TSENG (Producer, USA)
Derrick Tseng has worked in N Y film and television production for over 25 years. He has produced, among other projects, David Gordon Green’s Red Oaks (Pilot), Manglehorn, Joe, and Prince Avalanche; Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog, Dark Horse, Life During Wartime, and Palindromes; Comedy Central’s Stella; and Braden King's The Evening Hour. He has co-produced or line produced numerous feature films including Adrienne Shelly’s Sudden Manhattan, Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, Brad Anderson's Happy Accidents, Patrick Stettner’s The Business of Strangers, Bertha Pan’s Face, David Gordon Green’s All the Real Girls and Snow Angels, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Party Monster, Steve Buscemi’s Lonesome Jim, Robert Altman’s Tanner on Tanner, David Wain’s The Ten, Clark Gregg’s Choke, Andrew Lau’s Revenge of the Green Dragons, and Tom Shadyac's Brian Banks.
KELLY GILPATRICK (Producer, USA)
Kelly Gilpatrick is a Minneapolis-based producer with credits including the Independent Spirit Award Winner Sweet Land, Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, SXSW premiere Older Than America, Nobody, Stay Then Go And Three Christs. Working for the film production and finance company, Werc Werk Works, she contributed to Todd Solondz’ film life during wartime and Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse and served as Associate Producer on Robert Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s How Land Jill Sprecher’s Thin Ice. Kelly also produced the Teddy Award winning feature film, Open (Berlinale 2010); short film, Fray; The Knife: Live At Terminal 5; and is one of seven US producers selected for Trans-Atlantic Partners producer program (2013). She had a year tenure as a Deputy Director of Provincetown Film Society & International Film Festival and currently produces for the award-winning creative agency, Periscope.
LAURA WEBER (Associate Producer, Germany)
Laura Weber is a Berlin-based film producer, line producer and production manager. Her line-producing credits include: Das Freiwillige Jahr (2018) by award-winning directors Ulrich Koehler and Henner Winckler; documentary Waiting For Mommy (2016) by Lea Pool; documentary The Myth And Me (2014) about Nelson Mandelaby Khalo Matabane; the NYC unit of the BBC drama-documentary Under Milk Wood about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, among others. For four years, Laura was based in New York and worked for Belladonna Productions, associate producing and line-producing a number of feature-length movies and commercials. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from the universities of Hamburg and Barcelona.