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 Ben Dowell has worked as a freelance arts and media writer for more than 15 years. He has worked for a range of publications including The Sunday TimesThe GuardianThe Sunday Mirror as well as trade newspapers such as the Stage and Broadcast. He specialises in media news, features as well as theatre reviewing. He has a particular interest in creative content provision – both in the execution and its business viability in the digital age. 

Pierre Langlais is a journalist and TV series specialist. Every week, he writes for Télérama and on He is also a reviewer for Radio France  on Le Mouv’ and France Inter. In addition, he is the editor-in-chief and voice of Hebdo Series, a TV program broadcast on the Canal+ group channels in France and Belgium.

Katharina Niemeyer is an associate professor at the ’Institut Français de Presse (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Sorbonne Universities). Her major areas of research are in the field of the moving image, semiotics, TV series, photography, philosophy of media and history. She obtained her PhD at the l’Université de Genève and holds a master degree in European Media Culture (Bauhaus University Weimar). 

Catherine Rauly has adopted Switzerland as her home since 1978 and worked for La Tribune de Genève and the Courrier dailies following her journalism internship in Paris. As a film aficionado journalist, she worked for the "Groupement des cinémas genevois" magazine before joining Radio Télévision Suisse in 1991 to promote the films, telefilms and foreign series purchased by the group. She is currently head of media relations for fiction at RTS. 

After working as a journalist (L'Ecran Fantastique, Synopsis, Broadcast,...), Eric Vérat is now a fiction screenwriter. In 2012, he wrote Les Gourmands, a France 3 comedy. He was awarded the CNC's FAI grant for his thriller Le 107. Eric contributes to the CEEA and produces programs for France Culture, penning the essay "Génériques ! Les séries US décryptées" which was published by Les moutons électriques.



 As a radio presenter and journalist, Mathieu Chevrier worked on several music and new technologies programs for Couleur 3 before joining the multimedia department of Radio Télévision Suisse. After three years in mobile applications and multimedia projects, he now works for La Première radio, and is a pop culture and new media specialist for Vertigo and Médialogues. 

 Mathieu Urfer graduated from the film section of Lausanne's ECAL Art school. He continued to perfect his knowledge and experience of screenplays by completing a master's within the network of cinema CH. As an independent director, he was part of the team that wrote the CROM series and is currently preparing to shoot Pause, his first feature film, in the winter of 2013. 

 Ted Tremper is an American filmmaker and improviser living in Chicago. His improvised web series Break-ups won the inaugural Vimeo Award for Best Original Series as well as the 2011 Geneva International Film Festival Award for Best Web Series. His most recent project, SHRINK, will debut at the New York Television Festival in October of 2012.




 Artemio Benki was born in Paris. By the age of 13 became freelance radio journalist and at 18 he joined “L’Autre Journal” as a journalist and photographer. After the fall of the wall, he emigrate to the Czech Republic and started to work as a producer and director. He founded several production companies and an art house distribution company. He now lives between Paris (Vendetta Films), Prague (Artcam, Sirena Films), Moscow (Fetish Film) and Berlin (inVitr0: The Talent Incubator)

 Grégoire Colin was born in 1975 in France. He started working in theatre at the age of 12 and for the big screen shortly after. He has acted for Gérard Corbiau, Agnieszka Holland, Tony Marshall, Milcho Manchevski, Jacques Rivette, Erick Zonca, Catherine Breillat Benoit Jacquot, Yolande Zauberman, Raoul Ruiz, Claire Denis, Naomi Kawase, Gilles Bourdos... He wrote, produced and directed his first two shorts, La Baie du renard in 2009 and Lisières in 2012, and is currently preparing his third film L'Envol, which is scheduled to shoot in 2013.

 Nadia Dresti first worked for the 20th century Fox before she opened her own company. In 1998 she began working with the Cannes Film Market and the European Film Market in Berlin. Meanwhile, in 1999, she was nominated Head of the Locarno Industry Office. In 2006 she became Delegate of the Artistic Direction of the Festival del film Locarno, where she is still in charge of the Industry Office and of the industry branch of the Open Doors section. Since January 2012 she is also member of the Federal Cinema Commission (OFC).

 Ingolf Gabold studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory. Through the TV and radio operas he composed early on, he started taking an interest in audiovisual dramaturgy and narration. He has been Media Science professor-in-residence at Aarhus University, a teacher at the Copenhagen Theatre School, and has produced cultural programmes across various Danish TV-channels. While Head of Drama for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), his TV-series obtained several prizes, amongst which Baftas for The Killing and Borgen. In spring 2012 Gabold left DR to start a new life as Executive Producer at Eyeworks Scandinavia

 As a child who had trouble sleeping, Sophie was introduced to movie masterpieces on TV from a very young age. After studying literature and teaching for a few years, she took her stilettos up the ladder of Radio Télévision Suisse. She is now programming coordinator and web editor for the Fiction department of RTS, where she is in charge of short coproductions and, the interactive portal for self-produced fiction.



 Katerina Cizek is the director of the National Film Board of Canada’s Emmy-winning many-media documentary project, HIGHRISE. Recently, she was listed as Realscreen’s 2011 Trailblazers in Non-Fiction. She directed the NFB’s first web-only documentary Filmmaker-in-Residence, winner of a Webby, a Rocky, among other awards. Her previous films include Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (co-directed with Peter Wintonick).

Jacky Goldberg, 31, is a director, producer and film critic. He writes mainly for the Inrockuptibles and has made four shorts and produced a documentary, Le sommeil d'or, on the golden age of Cambodian film in the 60s. He has also created a film club in Paris, Thursday Night Live, which celebrates modern American comedy.

 Simon Guélat's first acting role was in Francis Reusser's Voltaire et l'affaire Callas; he has recently worked with Reusser again as Louis in Ma Nouvelle Héloïse. Simon has acted in several short films, in particular with Lionel Baier. He starred in the Raymond Vouillamoz TV movie Déchaînées, and was recently seen on the big screen with L'Enfant d'en-haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier. He is currently preparing for Un film événement, a feature by César Vayssié.

 Carmen Jaquier was born in Geneva in 1985. She studied graphic design before making her first short, Bouffe-moi, which won an award at the Vevey Festival Images in 2004. She then began studying filmmaking at Lausanne's ECAL art school. Her student film, Le tombeau des filles, won a silver Leopard at the Locarno Festival (2011) and a Reflet d'Or for best short film at the 2011 Tous Ecrans Festival. It was purchased by ARTE and broadcast on the Court-circuit program in March 2012.

 Jenle Hallund is currently directing Lars Von Trier’s user-generated film-project Gesamt. Her groundbreaking international work includes working with child prostitutes in Brasil and with Catholic and Protestant prisoners in Hyde Bank Prison in Belfast. She also won the prestigious Danish Film Award Robert in 2011 as co-director for the movie Limboland.