Daniel Ahmakov Carnival Games Short Narrative Top Five Contender Daniel Ahmakov´s made his directing debut with a dance theatre performance of "When the Gods Were Born" (2006) with actors suffering from hearing loss. In 2007, he moved behind the camera. Recently, Daniel earned a Masters degree in film directing.
Luka Popadić Baits and Hooks (MAMACI I UDICE) Short Narrative Top Five Contender Luka Popadić was born in Baden, Germany in 1980. He studied film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Luka moved to Switzerland in 2015 and is currently working on his first feature-length documentary about the Swiss Army.
Marcus Reyes Blue City Web Series Top Five Contender Marcus Reyes was born in the islands of Trinidad & Tobago, but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Marcus dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. He worked in television for more than ten years. After working in television, Marcus made two documentaries. Currently, he is working on his first TV series Blue City.
Joshua Wolfsun Ac'tiv-ist Web Series Top Five Contender Joshua Wolfsun is a writer, director, producer, and editor. Prior to Ac’tiv•ist, he worked at WGBH, the leading PBS production house, and served as lead filmmaker with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. His film/TV work has been honored by the National KidsFirst Film Festival, MA Cultural Council, and MA Press Association.