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Speakers

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Adam Brenner
Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships
OTOY


Alaa Karkouti
Managing Partner
MAD Solutions


Alex Brunner
Agent
Independent Film Group, UTA


Alex Walton
President & Co-Founder
Bloom


Amir Baradaran
Artist


Andy Whittaker
Founder
Dogwoof


Annemarie Jacir
Filmmaker


Asif Kapadia
Filmmaker

B



Ben Ross
Head of Narrative Film & Television
Image Nation

C



Cheryl Boone Isaacs
President
AMPAS

D



Darren Emerson
Co-Founder & CCO
VR City


David Grumbach
CEO
BAC Films


Deborah Young
International Film Editor
The Hollywood Reporter


Daniel González Franco
Co-Founder
BeAnotherLab


Domenico La Porta
Director
R/O Institute


Dana Adhami
Head of MENA
Maker Studios

E



Elizabeth M. Daley
Dean
USC School of Cinematic Arts

G



Gavin Humphries
Executive Producer
Nowness


Gianluca Chakra
Managing Director
Front Row Filmed Entertainment

I



Isabel Davis
Head of International
BFI


Isabelle Devaux
Director
Cofiloisirs

J



Jay Weissberg
Film Critic
Variety


Jayant Bhargava
Partner
Media & Entertainment Leader, Strategy&


Jessica Woodworth
Co-Director
KING OF THE BELGIANS


John Battsek
Managing Director
Passion Pictures


John Hadity
Executive Vice President
EP Financial Solutions


Josh Dickey
Entertainment Editor
Mashable


Jeff Clarke
CEO
Eastman Kodak Company

K



Kaleem Aftab
Editor-At-Large
The Talks


Karim Saad
Founder
Giga Works


Kristian Takvam Kindt
Festival Manager
Arab Film Days Oslo


Kaswara Al-Khatib
Chairman & CEO
UTURN Entertainment

L



Lauren Selig
Co-Founder & Producer
Shake & Bake Productions


Lenny Abrahamson
Filmmaker


Leslie Vuchot
CEO & Founder
The Festival Agency


Lewis Smithingham
President & Partner
30 Ninjas


Livia Bloom
Vice President
Icarus Films


Laufey Gudjonsdottir
Founding Director
Icelandic Film Centre


Liz Shackleton
Asia Editor
Screen International

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Magalie Armand
Head of International Co-Production & Cinemas du Monde
CNC


Mahdi Fleifel
Director
A MAN RETURNED


Maria Gedeon
Marketing Director
Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas


Martin Persson
Founding Partner & Executive Producer
Anagram


Matthias Puschmann
Managing Director
VAST Media


Michael Owen
Principal, Media Combo


Milan Popelka
COO
FilmNation Entertainment


Mohamed Hefzy
Founder & Managing Director
Film Clinic


Melanie Goodfellow
France & Middle East Correspondent
Screen International


Medea Nocentini
VP Corporate Development
OSN


Mona Deeley
Producer
BBC World Service Arabic TV

N



Nader Sobhan
Head of Middle East & North Africa
IFLIX


Nate Bolotin
Co-Founder & Partner
XYZ Films


Noemi Ferrer Schwenk
Head of International
Danish Film Institute


Nujoom Alghanem
Director
HONEY, RAIN & DUST

R



Raja Amari
Director
FOREIGN BODY


Randel Bryan
Managing Director
Endemol Shine Beyond UK


Rima Mismar
Deputy Director & Film Programs Manager
AFAC


Roman Paul
CEO & Co-Founder
Razor Film Produktion


Roque Manuel Solabarrieta Chelech
COO
eVision

S



Sabine Sidawi
Founder
Orjouane Productions


Sam Asi
TV Host
BBC World Service


Sam Englebardt
Chief Strategy Officer
The Void


Sarah Messer
Director of Media
Nielsen


Signe Sorensen
Co-Founder
Final Cut for Real


Steve Plimsoll
Chief Digital & Data Officer
PwC Middle East


Sebastien Chesneau
Senior Partner - Acquisitions & Sales
Cercamon

T



Titus De Voogdt
Actor

W



William Mullally
Journalist

V



Vatche Boulghourjian
Director
TRAMONTANE