Birgitte Stærmose is Director and holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.”Room 304″ is Stærmose’s first feature. Her latest film, “Out of love”, a staged monologue based film with street children in Pristina, Kosovo, has been honored with a Special Mention at the Berlinale, the Prix EFA at Rotterdam IFF, Prix de la jeunes at Festival du cinema de Brive, a Jury Special Mention at Melbourne IFF, the award for Best Short at Stockholm IFF and a Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary, and was also nominated for Best European Short at the EFA Awards in 2010.Her other award-winning shorts have screened worldwide as well: “Small avalanches”, based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, won UIP Prize for Best European Short at Edinburgh IFF 2003 and was nominated for Best European Short at the European Film Awards. “Principles of attraction”, four stories about four women includes “Sophie”, the last of these stories. “Sophie” had its international premiere at Sundance in 2007, was selected for New Directors / New Films at MOMA in NYC and was awarded the ARTE prize at Dresden International FF.Stærmose also directed severel episodes of the danish television series “Norskov” (2015) as well as the danish/swedish feature “Darling” (2017).
Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi
Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi was born in 1984 in Iran. He graduated from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) in 2007. He has written more than ten scripts and made six short films (fiction, documentary, and animation) and worked on more than 30 films.
Rasmus Brendstrup is a Graduate in modern culture on intercultural communication. Rasmus has been the editor at Cinemateket for the past years, where he curates select series of films that are both national and international, as his thesis on Iranian cinema in his time started. He has specialized in Iranian movies and has recently curated and presented a series of historical films of Iran from 1960-to 1990.
Marie Skovgaard is Director, and she graduated from film and media studies at Copenhagen University in 2010.Marie Has worked on different television productions as a director and tv producer, amongst others ‘Børn alene på flugt’ (2016) about unaccompanied child immigrants. She was also behind the digital project ‘Syriatypes’ and co-directed the VR-project ‘Afripedia’, which was made during CPH:LAB at CPH:DOX.She debuted as a documentary feature director with ‘The Reformist – A Female Imam’ (2019), which was selected for the main competition at CPH:DOX
Luqman Qasemi was born in 1978 in Iran. He graduated from the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) in 1998. He has written more than ten scripts and made 18 short films (fiction, documentary, and animation) and worked on more than 150 films.