Oscar-winning writer and acclaimed director, The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and Somewhere (Golden Lion, 2011 Venice Film Festival)
Founding director of the Feature Film Program at the Sundance Institute
Director of New York’s leading non-profit art cinema Film Forum
Haitian film writer and director, Lumumba: Death of a Prophet, Sometimes in April
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, South Africa Belongs to Us
Kenyan Theatre Producer, Writer and Actor
One of India’s most prominent directors (Kaminey, Maqbool) in addition to writing, producing, and composing music for films in Bollywood and beyond.
Annmarie Morais – Maisha’s Artistic Director
The first Canadian to receive the Nicholl fellowship with her dramatic script Bleeding. Writer of the film How She Move, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Prominent South-Africa-based cinematographer and director with a variety of international successes in films, television, and advertising.
Tanzanian Film director, writer, performer, producer, Dean of Arts at Social Sciences at University of Dar es Salaam
Prominent East African entrepreneur, CEO of Uganda-based Good African Coffee