Monday, October 30 - Sunday, November 5
All films are FREE and open to the public (except Croma Kid). All films have ENGLISH subtitles. All presentations will be bilingual unless otherwise indicated.
2023 Festival Trailer
2023 Festival Jury
Greta Schiller: Jezebel Productions
Greta Schiller is an award-winning producer and director of documentary films, and co-founder of Jezebel Productions, a nonprofit women’s production company founded in 1984. Producing over a dozen films since then, her work brings lost histories of marginalized groups into the cultural narrative. Her newest project is The Five Demands, released by Icarus Films and playing in cinemas. Winner of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Documentary filmmaking. Made with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, NYSCA and the Library of Congress/Ken Burns Prize. Her other films include Before Stonewall (1985 Sundance Film Festival; 1987 PBS Broadcast; 1987 Emmy Award-winner; 2019 National Film Registry), International Sweethearts of Rhythm (New York Film Festival, Best Documentary, Philadelphia Film Festival), Paris Was a Woman (1995 Audience Award Winner, Berlinale). The Man Who Drove with Mandela (1998 Best Documentary, Berlinale, PBS broadcast), among others. Her films have screened at the most prestigious international film festivals over the last 35 years, making her one of the most respected, longest-producing independent filmmakers of her generation. Her film, The Land of Azaba (2020), is a feature documentary on a massive ecological restoration project taking place on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Greta is a 2 time alum of The City College of New York (CCNY), with a BFA in 1978 and a Master in Education in 2002. She has been awarded the Townsend Harris Medal for her achievements and is in The Communications Alumni Hall of Fame. Greta has the rare distinction of being awarded two Fulbright Fellowships: the first ever US/UK Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Film in 1989-90, and a Global Fulbright Award 2016-17.
Antonio was born in Sydney, Australia but spent most of his formative years in Europe. He has worked as writer/director in the film industries of Europe, Australia and North America since 1992, when he co-wrote (with Gill Dennis) and directed “On My Own” which screened at Sundance 1993 and was nominated for 6 AFI awards (Australian Oscar Equivalent) and 1 Genie award (Canada’s Oscar equivalent). His films have been presented at festivals such as Berlin, Sundance, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, IDFA; and released by companies such as Miramax, Warner Bros., and Lion’s Gate. Since 2004 he has an on-going collaboration with UNTV (United Nations TV) making documentaries to shed light on under-reported realities in South and Central America, Africa, and Asia. His projects have received the support of IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), TFI (Tribeca Film Institute),FIND (Film Independent), WEMW (When East Meets West). Antonio is a current member of WGA, East. He is based in NYC, he is the co-director of the MFA in Film at the City College of New York.
Eva Zelig is an award-winning producer/writer whose work has appeared in various networks: PBS/Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times TV, ABC/American Broadcasting Co., TLC/The Learning Channel, National Geographic TV, Consumer Reports. Her documentary, An Unknown Country, was broadcast on PBS, nominated for a New York Emmy award, shown at several film festivals, and named best documentary at one of them. She won two Emmy awards for her work on Innovation, the award-winning PBS series, and for the TLC documentary Killer Virus. She has also been honored with two CINE Golden Eagles, Pinnacle Award/American Women in Radio and TV, Gold Medal/International Film and TV Festival of New York, Gold Apple/National Educational Media Network. For TLC she produced,Transplant: The Clock is Ticking, a documentary nominated for a Cable ACE Award. Eva has produced educational videos for schools and museums, including: Nature Museum-Chicago Academy of Sciences, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Grand Teton National Park. For the American Museum of Natural History she developed the first ever multimedia exhibition on climate change, Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast–winner of the American Association of Museums Curators Award. She is a member of the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), American Alliance of Museums (AAM).