Mila Turajlić is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist and archive scholar born in Belgrade, (then) Yugoslavia. Her films have screened at Toronto, Venice and Tribeca and have been released theatrically in France, UK, and Germany. Her most recent film THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, was HBO Europe’s first co-production with Serbia and won the prestigious IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film in 2017. Mila’s debut feature doc CINEMA KOMUNISTO played at over 100 festivals and won 16 awards including the Gold Hugo and the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage in 2011. Her latest work is a series of archive-based video installations commissioned by MoMA in New York for their landmark exhibition on Yugoslav modernist architecture that opened in July 2018. An archive researcher and scholar, Mila explores ways of engaging memory and history with found footage. Her films are regularly taught at several US and European universities, and she has been a guest lecturer at Sorbonne, Harvard and Stanford. Mila obtained her PhD at the University of Westminster on the subject of the use of cinema in the construction of political narratives. Currently, Mila is in production on a documentary film about President Tito’s cameraman who filmed the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement and was sent by the president to film liberation wars in Africa in the 1960s.
Personal website: www.dissimila.rs
Carine holds a double Master Degree in Business and Administration from Laval University in Quebec and from the Grenoble Business School and Master Degree in documentary cinema from Paris 7 University. After a career in sales and marketing in Canada, she decided to follow her passion and work with cinema and documentary films. She was a production manager for several companies producing short movies and documentaries for ten years. Together with Guillaume Morel, in 2010 she founded Survivance, an independent production and distribution company. With a dozen produced films which premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam and key documentary festivals (Nyon, FID, Festival du Reel, CPH Dox...) Survivance was also the receipient of funding from CNC, EURIMAGES, Doha Film Institute, and the Hubert Bals Fund.