Yorgos Zois is a Greek director born in 1982 and based in Athens. He studied applied Math & Nuclear Physics at the NTUA and film direction in with scholarship by Costa Gavras. He also worked as an assistant to Theo Angelopoulos in the film Dust of Time. His body of work has been acknowledged with multiple awards and distinctions at festivals worldwide, Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Telluride, Clermont Ferrand among others. His first short, premiered at the in 2010 and traveled in a hundred plus film festivals. In Greece it won the 2011 best short film award from the and seven more awards from the Drama Short Film Festival including best film/director/script. The film was broadcast by ARTE, Canal+, NBC, SBS and found theatrical release both in Greek and French cinemas. His second short film, premiered at the in 2012 and won the award and several other distinctions for its visual form and concept of narration in more than eighty film festivals around the world. His first feature film, made its world wide premiere at the . The film received highly positive reviews all around the world about its meta aesthetics and daring narration. Praised european directors such as Ruben Ostlund and Roman Gavras have expressed their admiration for the film. The film received nine nominations from the Greek Film Academy and won the best newcomer director award and was screened in numerous film festivals including Palm Springs, Sarajevo, Istanbul, Bombay etc. His third short film, premiered as a special screening at the and its festival journey still goes on, while his latest short, premiered during the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes in 2018, made its US premiere in the prestigious and now continues its successful festival journey around the world in more that forty film festivals already and with three awards as international best film attached. Zois was member of the jury "Best Debut Film – Lion of the Future" at the , which awards the best debut film from all sections, official competition and parallel. He is currently developing his next two feature films
Curatorial projects (selection):
Harun Farocki: Who is in Charge? (with Heloisa Espada), Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, IMS Sao Paulo, Brazil 2018 | Harun Farocki. What ought to be done. Life and work, (with Eunhee Kim), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea, 2018 | Harun Farocki Retrospective (with Marius Babias), Berlin 2017 | By other Means (with Carles Guerra), NBK, Berlin 2017 | Harun Farocki. Empathy (with Carles Guerra), Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona 2016 | Harun Farocki. What is at Stake (with Carles Guerra), Institut Valencia d’Art Modern | Harun Farocki. 4 films from 1967-1997, Angels Gallery Barcelona 2014 Artistic projects (selection):
How shall I name what I am missing? (with Jan Ralske), Forum Expanded 2015 | Labour in a Single Shot. A Project together with Harun Farocki, 2011 – 2014, with Eva Stotz, since 2017 | War Tropes, (with Harun Farocki), Gorki Theater, Berlin 2011 | Feasting or Flying (with Harun Farocki), Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana 2009
Harun Farocki, What Ought to be Done? Work and Life (with Eunhee Kim), Seoul 2018 | Harun Farocki, 10, 20, 30, 40. Fragment einer Autobiographie (with Marius Babias), Berlin 2017 | Harun Farocki, Another Kind of Empathy (with Carles Guerra), Cologne 2016 | Serious Games. War – Media – Art (with Ralf Beil), Ostfildern 2011
Petra Meterc is a freelance journalist and film critic, based in Slovenia. For years she has been writing and reporting on film and literature for one of the oldest independent non-commercial urban radio stations in Europe, Radio Študent. She publishes in Ekran magazine for Film and Television and KINO! magazine, as well as other media outlets, mostly focusing on independent cinema, and has contributed to several film festival dailies. She has also worked as a film education mentor and as a mentor of film criticism workshops. She is a Berlinale Talent Press and IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics alumna.