Popo Fan is a queer filmmaker and activist. His films featured topics such as same sex marriage (New
Beijing, New Marriage), transgender (Be A Woman), feminism (The VaChina Monologues). His trilogy Chinese Closet, Mama Rainbow, Papa Rainbow, focusing on LGBT families in China, had made strong impact on the Chinese society. His tireless working on LGBT visibility also includes serving as organizer for the Beijing Queer Film Festival for more than a decade, as well as founder of Queer University Video Training Camp. In 2011, he received Prism Award from Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. And in 2016 he won the best short film at CHOUFTOUHONNA, Tunis International Feminist Art Film Festival (The VaChina Monologues). He participated in Berlinale Talents 2017. He is also the jury of Teddy Award in 2019.
Stefan M. Mladenovic was born on 17.07.1991. in the city of Niš, Serbia. He graduated on Faculty of Arts in 2014 and got Master’s dregree in 2015. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He has done a lot of theatre plays for kids and adults. In the near past he took a role in very successful plays ‘’Family Stories’’ and ‘’The Imaginary Invalid’’. Also he has done a mini-web series ‘’Dictaphone of a Murderer’’ in Spanish, which can be viewed on YouTube. Beside theatre and film appearances he took part in TV shows ‘’Morning Changes Everything’’ and National Theatre in Ten Chapters’’. Stefan’s first short movie is ‘’Quiero decirte’’ / ‘’I Would Like To Tell You’’ which is award-winning film. Also Stefan has collaborated with Zijah A. Sokolovic on a project for childrens with disabilities and directed short movie ‘’…because I exist’’. Stefan’s last work is fiction short film ‘’Lui Lack, tú no tienes la culpa’’ / ‘’Lui Lack, It’s Not Your Fault’’ about sexual abuse.
Valerie Wolf Gang is a Slovenian intermedia artist, videographer, director and lecturer. In her works, she often researches the relationship between man and technology, she regularly collaborates with various experts and different art collectives, her works are exhibited in various international galleries. She is the founder of UV Arthouse, which produces experimental films, video installations and researches in the field of new media technology and interactive multimedia works. Her films are often featured in international film festivals, she is preparing a PhD in the field of augmented reality and is a professional associate at the Institute for Fine Arts Vienna.