Benoit Arnulf


Benoît Arnulf is the founder of the Nice LGBTI Film Festival „D’un genre à l’autre“ and of the Film Festival „In&Out“, for which he also serves as the artistic director. He studied History and Comparative Cultural Studies and he fights for LGBTI-rights in several associations.


Interview Benoit Arnulf


Dilcia Barrera

Dilcia Barrera is a film programmer for AFI FEST, The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers. Additionally, she works as an associate programmer for The Philadelphia Film Festival and a screener for the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund. Prior to being a programmer, she gained experience working in various film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Outfest Film Festival and The Los Angeles Film Festival.

Interview Dilcia Barrera


Gerjo Pérez Meliá


Gerjo Pérez Meliá is the director of the International Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Film Festival of Madrid “LesGaiCinemad”. He was one of the creators of the CineLGBTI Network, a large network of cooperation and culture which comes through its member festivals to over 40 Latin American cities in 17 countries and has 55,000 viewers annually. He has been part of several International Film Festivals juries and has also lectured at numerous conferences, courses and seminars in Spain and Latin America.


Interview Gerjo Pérez Meliá



Johanna Hakanen

Interview Johanna Hakanen


Johanna Hakanen works at the Finnish LGBTI Film Festival Vinokino, Finland's only festival that screens only gender and sexual minority films. She has been working there as a programmer since 2006. 2013 will be Vinokino's 22nd year. She also arranges the program for Helsinki Pride's film events. Hakanen studied business and cultural management and works as a freelance-producer.


Katja Briesemeister


Katja Briesemeister is a program coordinator at the International Queer Film Festival “Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg | International Queer Film Festival” since 2009. After she studied Social Sience she graduated in Visual Communications (focused on film) at the University of Visual Arts Hamburg. Briesemeister lives und works in Hamburg.

Interview Katja Briesemeister


Ljosha Chashchyn

Interview Ljosha Chashchyn


Ljosha Chashchyn joined „Molodist” the Kyiv International Film Festival as an assistant of the festival director Andriy Khalpakhchi and the foreign press coordinator in 2006. In 2007 he became the coordinator of “Sunny Bunny” – the festival’s queer film program and Ukraine’s main LGBT cultural event. He is currently involved in TV producing and organizing “Sunny Bunny 2013” that will take place in Kyiv on October 19-27.


Martha Arredondo


Martha Arredondo is a member of the organizing committee of the LGBT Film Festival in the Dominican Republic: “The Santo Domingo OutFest”. Furthermore she works for radio programs dedicated to movies and critics and she writes for the FILMMAKER magazine, which is the only magazine for cinema in the Dominican Republic. Besides she is consistently part of several juries amongst others of the LGBT Film Festival in Madrid 2011 and short film festivals in the Dominican Republic.


Interview Martha Arrendondo


Pavel Cortes

Interview Pavel Cortes


Pavel Cortes is the director and program manager of “Premio Maguey”, the first Queer Award of the Guadalajara International Film Festival in México. Graduated in Audiovisual Arts, he is currently working on his Master’s degree in Cinematographic Studies with a specialization in Screenwriting. For the past seven years, he has been working as a producer and director for independent documentaries, which have been screened internationally.


Sophie Shu-Yi Lin



Sophie Shu-Yi Lin is a long time participant in the women’s rights movement and women’s cinema in Taiwan. She is also a board member of Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival since 1997, for which she accounted as the festival director/ programmer in the years 1998-99 and 2007-12. Lin also worked as guest programmer for different festivals including the Beijing Queer Film Festival and the Kaohsiung International Film Festival. She is now a PhD candidate at King’s College London.

Interview Sophie Shu-Yi Lin                                      


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