Mark Dornford-May – British/South-African director, a Golden Bear Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival. Mark Dornfornd-May and his company, including composer Charles Hazlewood, adapted the stage production of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen to create the film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, with Pauline Malefane in the leading role. The film garnered a number of awards, including the Golden Bear for Best Film.
Michael Minkler – One of the best sound masters in Hollywood with three Oscars® and 11 nominations, including three BAFTA wins. He is responsible for mind-blowing sound in films such as TRON, JFK, True Lies, Black Hawk Down, Collateral, Chicago, Kingdom of Heaven, Dreamgirls, Into the Wild, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and many more.
Robert Townson – The most eminent film music producer in the world, the V-President of Varèse Sarabande (part of Universal Music Group), with more than 1500 issued records.
Randy Thom – A double Oscar® winner is one of the Hollywood’s most important and respected sound designers, with even 15 Oscar® nominations and two wins. His masterful works include films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, Harry Potter, The Polar Express, The Incredibles, War of the World, Ratatouille, How to Train Your Dragon, Flight, The Revenant and many more. Randy Thom is a Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound, the biggest and most important sound workshop in the world, which is also a part of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Company.
Richard King – Sound designer and the winner of four Academy Awards®, responsible for magnificent sound in Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Thor, The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Master and Commander and Signs.
Selma Prodanović – Selma Prodanovic is an internationally awarded entrepreneur and philanthropist. Named Startup-Grande-Dame by the media, she is famous for her influence and her ability to create, develop, and connect business potential, also very active in film and music business.
Jaco van Dormael – Belgian director, an award-winning artist (BAFTA, Cesar, EFA, awards at Cannes and Venice…), best known for his film Mr. Nobody with Jared Leto in a leading role. His complex films are especially noted for their respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. His latest film Le tout nouveau testament was nominated for Golden Globe.
John Patrick Corigliano – American-Italian composer of classical music and a professor of music from Boston, an expert in film.
Ozren K. Glaser – Croatian composer, director, writer and producer; also a founder and Artistic Director of the International Sound & Film Music Festival.
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