Mila Turajlić is a documentary filmmaker and archive scholar born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her films have screened at numerous festivals including Toronto and Tribeca, and have been released theatrically in France, Germany, UK, US, Uruguay and across the former Yugoslavia. Her most recent film THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING (2017) was HBO Europe’s first co-production with Serbia. It won 32 awards including the IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film, the Grand Prix for Best historical documentary released in France in 2018, and was nominated for the LUX Prize the European Parliament. Mila’s debut feature doc, CINEMA KOMUNISTO (2011) played at over 100 festivals and won 16 awards including the Gold Hugo and the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage. In her work with archives, Mila researches the intersection of personal and national memories, always seeking to reactivate forgotten histories, through forms ranging from lecture performances and video art to analytical essays. In 2018 she was commissioned by MoMA to create a series of archive-based video installations for their landmark exhibition on Yugoslav modernist architecture. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Mila teaches documentary and archive use at SciencesPo and INASup in Paris. She is one of the founders of DokSerbia, and was a producer of The Magnificent 7 Festival since its creation in 2005. Mila was named a Chicken&Egg Award grantee in 2020.
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.