EXPERTS & SPEAKERS

Ali Essafi // Morocco

studied Psychology in France. His directorial debut titled General, Here We Come!(Général, nous voilà!, 1997), a documentary about Moroccan veterans in the French army, was awarded the Special Jury...

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Halida Boughriet // Algeria, France

A graduate from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Exchange Program of the SVA New York in cinematography, Halida Boughriet is a French and Algerian artist. She’s used to...

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Nathanja Van Dijk // The Netherlands

Nathanja van Dijk (1984) is co-founder and director of A Tale of a Tub, an exhibition space with it’s home base in Rotterdam. A Tale of a Tub is committed to stimulate developments in contemporary art...

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Mehdi Riah // Morocco

Mehdi is a creative Director and Global designer. He created Metistudio, a Design agency he is also the founder of Medmap a multimedia Label centered on video mapping & augmented reality

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Maha Maamoun // Egypt

Her videos and photographs address the form and function of images that are found in mainstream culture. Her work acts as a lens through which we see familiar images in novel and insightful ways. She does...

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Abdelaziz Taleb // Morocco, Germany

Filmmaker, Producer and Curator. Founder of the Arab media lab project and Digital Marrakech festival. In 2003 World Wide Video festival has described him as one of the upcoming talents who will influence...

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Urok Shirhan // Iraq

Urok Shirhan (1984, b. Baghdad) is a visual artist and a recent researcher in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She holds an MA (with Honours) in Visual Cultures from...

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Michelle Medina // Morocco, USA

She is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco. Media graduated with honors from Smith College in 20115 and has written her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in Cinema and identity. Michelle...

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Abdellatif Benfaidoul // Morocco

Videomaker since 1996. Leaurate of Unesco Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Prize. He completed a Master in Fine Arts in Film and Video Studies at the Rijksakamie Van Beeldende Kunsten, in Amsterdam, where...

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Michael Fakesch // Germany

From 1995 til 2007 Michael Fakesch was 50% of the band Funkstörung, which was known for being one of the first bands doing IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) and Glitch Hop (a very electronic version of...

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Emre Onol // Turkey

His is a multidisciplinary visual artist/designer/director who lives and works in Istanbul / TURKEY. He studied fine arts and veterinary medicine. After years with traditional painting and illustration,...

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Michael Acapulco / Germany

Living and working in Munich, Michael Acapulco finds inspiration in all facets given by life. The Art Director and artist he is attracted by many variations of mediums. One finds his work of design in...

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Kamal AL Jafari // Palestine

Born in Palestine in 1972, he graduated from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He realized Visit Iraq in 2003 and received the Visual Art Prize awarded by the city of Cologne in 2004. In 2006 he directed...

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Hicham Lasri // Morocco

was born in Morocco. He has worked as a screenwriter for Hicham Ayouch and Omar Chraîbi. As a director, his credits include the features The End (2011), C'est eux les chiens... (2013),The Sea Is Behind...

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Monira Al Qadiri // Kuwait

She is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal (1983) and educated in Japan. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in inter-media art from Tokyo University of the Arts, where her research was focused on the aesthetics...

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