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luis lopez carrasco
Luis López Carrasco (Murcia, Spain, 1981) is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist.
In 2008 he co-founded Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective.
His work has been shown in numerous international film festivals like Locarno, Rotterdam or New York and contemporary art centres. Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Distrital Film Festival and others dedicated monographic focus of their work.
Their first feature-length film, ‘Los materiales’ was awarded with the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Direction (Punto de Vista IFF 2010) and International Jury´s Special Mention (FiD Marseille 2010).
`The future’, his first solo feature-length film, was premiered in Locarno International FF 2013 and was awarded in BAFICI 2014, Lima Independiente 2014,Uruguay Winter Festival 2014 and IBAFF 2014.
He is also producer of ‘True Love’, (Ion de Sosa, 2011) and ‘Sueñan los androides’
(Ion de Sosa, 2014) premiered in Berlinale Forum 2015.
yasmin el derby
Yasmin El Derby is a London based Film Curator and the director of the London MENA
(Middle East & North Africa) Film Festival, which ran across London and showcased the best
films from the Middle East and North Africa region and the MENA diaspora, representing both
established and up and coming directors.
The success of the festival resulted in Yasmin founding the MENA Film Hub, along with British
Moroccan actor Nabil Elouahabi – a monthly film screening project in West London. Yasmin has
worked as production manager and producer on short film projects. Yasmin continues to curate
film strands for various festivals and events, including RBKC's Nour Festival of Arts.
She has also been involved in media for development projects in East Africa.
Hannan Majid and Richard York founded Rainbow Collective in 2005 as a means to create cinematic, character-driven documentaries capable of providing meaningful and positive change for their subjects, while succeeding equally in broadcast and cinematic contexts. Working largely in the UK, Bangladesh, Jamaica and South Africa,their films have taken an active role in campaigns for TRAID, War on Want, Childhope and many others, while winning awards at international film festivals and broadcasting to the mainstream via channels including Al Jazeera. Wherever their own work takes them, Hannan and Richard establish training and metoring programmes for vulnerable youth and children, encouraging society's most marginalised young communities to engage with education and find personal and collective empowerment through film making and activism.