Diogo Costa Amarante
Filmmaker I Portuguese
Diogo Costa Amarante is a Portuguese filmmaker. He studied Documentary Film and Cinematography at the Catalonian Film School and finished a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at the New York University - Tisch School of the Arts as a Fulbright Scholar. He directed several shorts namely “The White Roses” (2013), awarded with the European Grand Prix in the Brest European Short Film Festival. “Small town” (2017) awarded with the Golden Bear for best short film at the 67th Berlinale and “A Present Light” (2020) awarded with the Silver Wolf for best international short film at the 50th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma du Montréal.
Director I France - Poland
Karolina Bomba is a French-Polish philanthropic futurist and a multi-award winning filmmaker, composer, director, producer & photographer. In addition to filmmaking, Karolina is an entrepreneur based on the French Riviera. After heading several festivals and forums in Paris, Cannes and Monaco, she founded the "Cannes World Film Festival - Remember the Future". The CWFF is a monthly and annual online and in-person festival of international scope, which was dreamed up and created in December 2020, in Cannes, as a response to the immobility imposed by the Covid pandemic. One of the missions of this festival is to champion several causes that are gnawing humanity, and to contribute to a better future. Creatively and culturally, it also aims to highlight a new generation of emerging talent, and a Future Wave of filmmakers deserving greater visibility and recognition
Screenwriter & Director I Nigeria
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olive Nwosu is an award - wining screenwriter and director living in London. Olive graduated with an MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University School of the Arts. She is a 2022 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a 2022 TIFF Filmmaker Lab Fellow, the first recipient of the TIFF Share Her Journey Fellowship in honour of Viola Desmond, and one of four ‘African Promises’ directors selected by the Institute Francais.
Olive has written and directed two short films. TROUBLEMAKER, 2019, set in rural Nigeria and featuring entirely non-actors – was awarded a 2020 NBR Student Award and is the first Igbo-language film streaming on the Criterion Channel. EGÚNGÚN (MASQUERADE), 2021, screened at TIFF 2021 and Sundance 2022 and was nominated for Best British Short Film at the British Independent Film Awards. It is now available on the Criterion Channel.
Her work is informed by the intersectional nature of her life across multiple continents and identities. Her mission is to tell urgent, cinematic, African-centred stories.