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Liana comes from the eastern part of Slovakia, having lived both in Prešov and Košice. Later in life she moved west, to study mass media communication in the small, but charming town of Trnava. It was here where she developed an outgoing interest in gender roles in society and eventually graduated with a Master's degree.
Liana considers herself a minimalist with passion for DIY projects, crafts and sustainable living. She loves good books, writing short stories and watching the Twin Peaks series.
Marta Bevacqua is an Italian professional photographer currently based in Paris. After started taking portraits of her sisters and friends, she got into the fashion photography with models in 2011.
Her personal artistic style represents the world where soft details meet dark surrealism. Each image portrays delicate, natural beauty with an emotive strength. Marta exposes viewers to this hauntingly romantic atmospheres using colour and contrast, and sets the mood within each frame:
Emotions and the power of telling a story.
Mots is a filmmaking team from Germany founded in 2007. “A bit of out of this world” producer Daniela and director Octavian creates their movies from scratch, from writing stories, through planning productions, to shooting moving images and cutting takes. All that with one goal in mind, to make statements about life, people or everyday objects using video and film as means of communication.
Mots are mostly known for their fashion films and unique commercials, like the amusing Three Things About Macarons and Three Ways to Serve Tiramisu, but they also created their own lifestyle series #itsjustFYI, where we can also learn How to Eat Mussels in the South of France.
Guille Cascante is a filmmaker from Barcelona. After he started to call his hobby a profession, it soon wasn’t enough for him to work as a cameraman and only participate in the creation of TV programs. Guille wanted to start a project of his own. So in 2005, the Goroka was born, with the aim of creating own content with a different look - The Goroka Look, as they call it.
Goroka is formed by a team of almost fifty people. This team of writers, producers, filmmakers, editors, journalists and assistants, makes it possible for the advertising and branded content projects, but also for the new TV formats to see the daylight.
Keeping the Goroka’s main motto “If it's not exciting, you're not doing it right,” in mind, in 2014 the adventure of "Sterna paradisaea" began.
Born in 1985, French director and photographer Gioacchino Petronicce studied psychology and philosophy at the university in Toulouse. Later, specializing in Sound at Superior School of Broadcast, he developed an interested in experimental and ambient atmosphere. Working in commercials for many years, he is now creating short films, with his first feature film being on its way.
I think I am the same as all young directors. I have many dreams, fantasies, desires and frustrations as well. But for the moment, I’m focusing on small projects with an artistic dimension.
Unreasonable is a film festival focused on boundary-breaking films, where six artists were chosen to take on the challenge of rethinking an entire genre of film.
Among these lucky creators, Swedes Johan Perjus and Freshteh Piltan were asked the question - what is the future of surf films and what could be done that had not been?
Clemens Wirth is a director, motion designer and animator based in Austria. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences FH-Salzburg with a degree in Multimedia Art and currently freelances in visual art. Clements also has a passion for macro photography, model building and title design. He amazes people with his lively work from miniature people to a different view of the real world:
I always loved it to experiment with things from nature as well as with everyday objects. Music and films, mother nature, people and animals, chemical reactions, physics and science are very interesting and inspirational for me.
Daito Manabe is a skilled programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, and composer from Japan. In his work, he reinterprets familiar through a different viewpoint, and rather than using rich expressions with high resolution or realistic sensation, he focuses on simple observing. Daito mostly uses programming and interactive design, which lead him to participated in live performances in Japan and overseas. In 2011, he started to work with a multimedia dance company Elevenplay and together they create stunning performances using technology such as drones and robot arms.
Wolfstreet is a creative agency based in Amsterdam. Because they are combining city’s finest strategists, creatives, producers and directors, they are able to be skilled in terms of cost-efficiency, effectivity, speed and flexibility. Continuously meeting new talents, they have an in-depth knowledge of the possibilities and limitations, which helps them to develop concepts and execute them in-house.
One of their many talents is Jurriaan Kamps, who is behind the short film Memoria, illustrating nostalgia of a great first love.
Davis Silis is a director and writer based in London. Having worked with artists like The Kooks or Milky Chances, he creates music videos with alluring imaginary.
In his second video for British singer Cherie Jones (first being for song Hoops), Davis presents a fragmented version of her, that develops with intricacy through the track and is a great visual metaphor:
Director and photographer Damien Krisl started out in Basel but is now based in Paris. Finding inspiration everywhere, from dreams to everyday details, his trademarks is fragmentation of images, bodies, places and even time. He combines these images with luxury, fashion, beauty, and fine art film techniques, and creates very personal short movies, which engage the viewer’s senses.
Having a passion for cinematography, editing and composing, he realized very early on that he wants to be a fashion film director:
Susi Sie is a director, editor, and artist from Berlin. In her work, she seeks the interface between art and science. Her mission is to explore the physical and mathematical nature of unusual shapes, fabrics, and materials, and to show the hidden beauty and its magic. She only uses footage from real scenes and thus does not use computer animations or effects. For her, it is a personal study of the authenticity and perception of things.
Vadim Sherbakov is a multi-talent based in Moscow. After realizing that he wasn’t really happy, he left his corporate job and started focusing on creative ways to express himself. This decision led him to 15+ years of experience as an independent art director and digital producer both in film and web industries. Working with international clients from Ireland, UK, US, Germany, and Australia or Italy, he got to know these countries through his clients a little bit more. And being a freelance author, it didn’t take long before he started to be interested in making photographs and videos from places around the world. But it was really after he was introduced to the drone technology when his craftsmanship started to bloom:
Born in 1984, Fabian Weber is a director and photographer from Switzerland. In his work, he always presents objects in diverse angles and a new light, with sharp and graphical focus. But at the same time, he approaches these objects in an emotional and humane way, which leads the viewer to a different viewpoint.
I love to work in different genres, styles, and techniques. My mission is simple: I am a translator, an interpreter, I materialize your vision and ideas.
Piotr Matejkowski is a director from Warsaw. In his works, he primarily uses the medium of video and photography, but also the graphics and design. Participating in projects both artistic and commercial, such as music videos and advertising, his artistic practice is focused on the aspects of emotions.
We particularly like his most recent short film Flying Condition for being very personal and really taking us inside the world of the person creating amazing patterns.
Remi Besse is a talent from France, skilled in photography and painting, which led him to have exhibitions through the city of Paris. But he is also a finesse director, which is why we showcase his particular work this week!
Coming from the visual arts, it is quite natural for Remi not to imprison himself to what the camera can grasp. This is what makes his visual style so unique - creating a mix of classical cinematography and animation.
Louis de Caunes is a director and a photographer from Paris. Being a son of Antoine de Caunes, famous French television presenter, and actor, he grew up on film sets and always wanted to make movies.
That time of the year when you're walking through sunlit streets, the birds are singing and you don't need a scarf anymore. But there's so much more to spring than just the warmer weather. Spring feels like a new chapter, where everything starts waking up - the trees, the animals, but also your will to be more creative and more loving.
And in this recent week, we started to feel it. We think the spring is finally here.
Swedish filmmaker Michael Johansson creates videos with his production company Pictionary Productions. Working for clients like Volvo or Ikea, more than 150 million people worldwide has seen their colourful and inspiring images.
Andrew Margetson is an award winning director from London. His work is recognized for its unique style combining movement and choreography with photographic excellence.
Last year, Andy made a short film commissioned by Nowness with Memphis-born jookin’ dancer Lil Buck. We at Foliovision believe that dance speaks louder than words and it can really move you - physically and emotionally! That’s why when we saw Lil Buck effortlessly moving through the halls of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, we were sold.