Brent Klinkum, film and video curator, was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1960 and lives and works in Caen, France. Klinkum is a founding member of Transat Vidéo and a member of the selection committee for acquisitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2011, he received a grant from the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme.
Professor Dr. Gertrud Koch teaches cinema studies at the Free University in Berlin. Books on Herbert Marcuse and Siegfried Kracauer, on Feminist Film Theory and on the representation of Jewish history. Editor of numerous volumes on aesthetics, perception and and film theory. Co-editor and board member of journals like Babylon, Frauen und Film, October, Constellations, Philosophy&Social Criticism.
Co-director of the Arsenal–Institut für Film und Videokunst in Berlin. Program curator and film scholar. Member of the selection committee of the Forum at the Berlin Film Festival. Curatorial projects mostly in the area of contemporary documentary film and current international cinema (including Chantal Akerman, Lisandro Alonso, Olivier Assayas, Catherine Breillat, Pedro Costa, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes, Heddy Honigmann, Brillante Mendoza, Agnès Varda, Apichatpong Weerasethakul). Founder and co-editor of the internet magazine ‘nach dem film'.
Stephen Kovats is a cultural and media researcher with a background in architecture and urbanism, currently setting up r0g - an agency for open systems, cultural hacktivism and critical transformation. He was artistic director of transmediale, Berlin's festival for art and digital culture 2008 - 2011 and co-director of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 Centennial Network. Previously he curated the international program at V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, and was director of the 'ostranenie' media art forum at the Bauhaus Dessau during the 1990's.