Interview with RIDM’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh. How to tell Canadian films from global documentaries? How does the support of young North American filmmakers work? Why is it good for a festival to be governed by a woman?
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Born in 1977 in Kyoto, Azuma majored in metalwork at the Kanazawa College of Art. Since graduation in 2000, she has lived in Germany and studied documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). In 2008 she received the Starter Film Prize from the city of Munich and the German DAAD Prize for Yuri and Tuesday (for which she was cinematographer).
Adela Babanova uses in her work literary forms, elements and procedures from radio and television genres such as staged interviews or TV debates. From the very beginning of her artistic career she collaborates with the duo of screenplay writers Vojtech Masek and Dzian Baban. She teams up with professional film crews and actors, and uses manipulated vintage photography as well as 3D animation for her stories.