Gyula Gazdag is a director, Artistic Director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab since 1997 and advisor at Script Station of the Berlinale Talents since 2006. He wrote and directed features, documentaries and for the stage, mostly in his native Hungary. Many of his films were banned for periods there. He has been named one of the ten best film teachers in the USA by Daily Variety in 2010.
Mr. Gazdag will conduct a special two-day script-development workshop for writers and producers of first and second feature films. The workshop is a collaboration between the Icelandic Film Centre, Midpoint, Stockfish Film Festival and Bíó Paradís.
Louise H. Johansen will also be a guest at the festival in regards to the MIDPOINT workshop. She holds a Master’s degree in Film Studies from The University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2011 she established the production company KILLIT FILMS within which she has produced the feature documentary ‘Grandma Lo-fi’ (2011), short film ‘End of Summer’ (2014), and feature docu ‘Born to Lose’ (2015). Since 2006 she has worked in film festival programming and production for e.i. Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival and CPH:DOX. Louise is currently living in Prague and is since 2017 in charge of MIDPOINT’s International Relations as well as a scout for feature projects and talents.