Journalist and documentary producer. Founder of StoryDoc- an Educational Institute for documentaries, based in Greece but acting in Southeastern Europe and the Middle East where is providing training workshops, pitching forums and co- production / industry events.
Director of the AegeanDocs International Film Festival.Member of EDN, Anna Lindh Foundation,Board Member of World History Producers and World HistoryMakers. Former General Manager of ERT and private TV stations. Since 2015 is the director of MEGA Channel in Greece.
After Growing up in China, she graduated from secondary school in hong Kong. At the age of 19, she left the island, still under British rule at the time, and came to France to study filmmaking. Entering by chance the world of journalism, she worked for more than 4 years at Phoenix Satellite Television as a European journalist. From 2008 to June 20&4, she headed the Paris office of the Sing Tao Daily newspaper without headquarters in Hong Kong. Since June 2014, she collaborates with several different Chinese media.
Kaisu Isto studied literature, history of art and history of film. She was involved in the organisation of international film festivals from 1986 to 1991. She worked as Acquisition Executive for feature films at the public broadcaster YLE until 2007. The next five years she acted as Film Commissioner at the Finnish Film Foundation, where she was responsible for feature film script development and production subsidies, as well as international co-productions. Currently she is a freelance consultant for script development and financing.
Francesca Frigo studied cinema in Rome, where she was born. She worked in fiction films, camera department, before developing a passion for documentaries. So, working as a filmaker on a documentary for italian television, she moved to Turin, where she lives since 2007. There, she manages a film production company, BabyDoc Film, realising films, whether documentaries or fiction, with a very tight involvement with reality. In 2013 she directed « Sanperé! – Great thunderbolts », a documentary about a group of african refugees, escaped from Libya after the Gaddafi fall, during one year passed in a reception center.
A doctor candidate of philosophy in Paris 1, film critic and also the co-founder of the Chinese film media Deepfocus. Recently he begins to organize Chinese film festival in Europe. At the same time he is running his own documentary project of our time’s Chinese filmmakers for providing an alternative observation of cultural memory in today’s China.