Radu Jude is a Romanian film director who has directed several short films, including “The Tube with a Hat” (2006) – the most awarded Romanian short film of all time, winning major prizes at Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Grimstad, Hamburg, Bilbao, Huesca, Trieste, Montpellier, Cottbus, Aspen, Indielisboa, Brussels, Mediawave, Krakow, Almeria, Valencia, Uppsala, and selected, among others, at Toronto, Telluride, New Directors/NewFilms, Tampere, Rotterdam, Huesca, Morning (2007), “Alexandra” (2007) – selected in over 30 festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, San Francisco, Cottbus, or Oberhausen (where it won the Grand Prize). Radu has also directed approximately 100 commercials.
“The Happiest Girl in the World” marks his feature film debut. The film won the CICAE Award at the Berlin Festival, the FIRESCI Award at the Sofia Festival, the Best Screenplay Award at the B-EST Intl. Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award at IndieLisboa. The film was selected for the ACID Program at the Cannes Festival in 2009. “Everybody in Our Family” (2012) received the “Heart of Sarajevo” award and the “Bayard d’Or” in Namur, among other awards. His critically acclaimed and publicly beloved film, “Aferim!” (2015), was presented at the 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for Best Director. His film, “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2021.

Yana Titova is a Bulgarian actress, writer and director. She graduated from NATFA with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting for Drama Theatre. After an accomplished career as an actress on stage and film, and numerous awards, she stepped behind the camera and forged a new career path as director. She graduated from NBU with a Master’s degree in Cinema and Television.
As a director, Yana Titova is the author of award-winning short films and documentaries. She has directed some of the most successful Bulgarian TV series as well as commercials and music videos.
Yana’s directorial feature film debut, “A Dose Of Happiness”, had its theatrical release in Bulgaria in November 2019, and became the highest-grossing Bulgarian box office film of 2019, also became the first Bulgarian film distributed on HBO Europe.
Yana’s second feature film “Dyad” premiered at Warsaw International Film Festival, won Grand Prix Just Film at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Best Youth Film at Film Festival Cottbus, Best Bulgarian film and Best Director at Golden Rose Film Festival, as well as Berlinale Shooting star 2024 for Margarita Stoikova.

Aly Kassem is a young Egyptian actor. He has put a firm foot on the right path in his acting career in 2018 with his role Dahy in the series Tayea. He delivered a significant performance that kept us with mixed emotions of hatred and love, his favorite « gray area » as he describes it.
From this starting point Aly have led a selective career portraying various characters in TV & Film projects amongst which were “Take care of Zizi”, “Elharsha elsab3a” & “Kira & Jin ».