After studying film at the University of Paris 8, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa directed her first short film Paris - Ficelle (an award winner at Entrevues Belfort). Two other equally noted shorts followed: Adèle Frelon est-elle là ? (Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand, 1986) and Sur les talus (nominated at the César awards, 1987). In 1993, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa directed her first feature-length film, Les Gens normaux n'ont rien d'exceptionnel (César award for Most Promising Actress for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in 1994). The filmmaker was then chosen by Arte to shoot a section in its Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge collection. J'ai horreur de l'amour (with Jeanne Balibar, Festival de Cannes, 1997), La Vie moderne (with Isabelle Huppert, 2000), Ordo (with Marie-Josée Croze, 2004) and Soit je meurs, soit je vais mieux (2008) followed. Laurence Ferreira Barbosa is also the co-author of the Portuguese documentary Volta à terra by João Pedro Plácìdo (Best Portuguese Feature-length Film at the Doclisboa Festival; Sélection Acid Cannes 2015; Prix Gold Hugo at the Chicago Festival; Prix Ulysse at the Cinemed Documentary Festival).
James Lattimer is a film curator, critic, and filmmaker based in Berlin. He started working for the Berlinale Forum in 2008 and joined their selection committee in 2011. His most recent independent curation project was Porous Boundaries – New Paths Through Mexican Film, a film series put on at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin in June 2017. His writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, Slant Magazine, Fireflies, MUBI's The Notebook, Film Parlato, Senses of Cinema and desistfilm. His first short film All Still Orbit, a collaboration with Dane Komljen, premiered in competition at the 2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Dennis Lim is the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he also serves on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival, as the co-director of New Directors/New Films, and as co-curator of annual programs including Art of the Real and Projections. He was the programmer of the 2010 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and has taught film studies at Harvard University and arts criticism at New York University and The New School. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Cinema Scope, and The Village Voice, where he was also the film editor from 2000 to 2006. His book David Lynch: The Man From Another Place was published in 2015.