MA DOCUMENTARY FILM 2016

(LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY SURNAME)

MARINA GONZÁLEZ ÁMEZ Marina González Ámez, 26, is a journalist and filmmaker from Spain. In 2012, she graduated with a degree in Journalism in Madrid. She continued her studies on TV and has spent the last five years working, studying and volunteering in countries such us Ireland, Mexico, Italy and Slovenia, when she decided to move to UK to broaden her knowledge in visual ways of communication. Marina is highly interested in investigative and travel documentaries as well as human rights, and hopes to keep telling new stories and raising new issues. Learn more about Marina's film.

MARINA GONZÁLEZ ÁMEZ

Marina González Ámez, 26, is a journalist and filmmaker from Spain. In 2012, she graduated with a degree in Journalism in Madrid. She continued her studies on TV and has spent the last five years working, studying and volunteering in countries such us Ireland, Mexico, Italy and Slovenia, when she decided to move to UK to broaden her knowledge in visual ways of communication. Marina is highly interested in investigative and travel documentaries as well as human rights, and hopes to keep telling new stories and raising new issues. Learn more about Marina's film.

EKATERINA ANCHEVSKAYA A Russian documentary photographer and filmmaker, Katya has always preferred observation to communication, telling stories through photography and film. After a course in Journalism and Spanish at Moscow State Linguistic University, she lived in Spain, then moved to London for a BA in Photojournalism at UAL. In 2015, after finishing the course, she was awarded with the Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary for an ongoing documentary story; more recently, Katya has just been selected as an Emerging Talent by Getty Images Reportage for 2016. Learn more about Katya's film.  katanchevskaya.com | @kat_anchevskaya

EKATERINA ANCHEVSKAYA

A Russian documentary photographer and filmmaker, Katya has always preferred observation to communication, telling stories through photography and film. After a course in Journalism and Spanish at Moscow State Linguistic University, she lived in Spain, then moved to London for a BA in Photojournalism at UAL. In 2015, after finishing the course, she was awarded with the Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary for an ongoing documentary story; more recently, Katya has just been selected as an Emerging Talent by Getty Images Reportage for 2016. Learn more about Katya's film.

 katanchevskaya.com | @kat_anchevskaya

HANNA AQVILIN As a Swedish video journalist, Hanna previously worked for Sweden’s Public Television, with published articles in national newspapers.  After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2011, she moved to New York to work as a video reporter for two years. She is inspired by exploring cultures and new parts of the world; therefore, after falling in love with South America, she decided to live and work as a freelance journalist in Buenos Aires between 2014-2015. She moved to London in 2015 as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication. Learn more about Hanna's film. aqvilin.se | @hannaaqvilin

HANNA AQVILIN

As a Swedish video journalist, Hanna previously worked for Sweden’s Public Television, with published articles in national newspapers.  After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2011, she moved to New York to work as a video reporter for two years. She is inspired by exploring cultures and new parts of the world; therefore, after falling in love with South America, she decided to live and work as a freelance journalist in Buenos Aires between 2014-2015. She moved to London in 2015 as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication. Learn more about Hanna's film.

aqvilin.se | @hannaaqvilin

 
JILL DAMATAC FUTTER Trained in photography at New York's Pratt Institute, Jill worked as a commercial and lifestyle photographer in New York before relocating to London in 2015. Interested in the mutability and hybridity of documentary form, Jill's essay documentary, "Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)", is an intimate meditation on memory, ancestry and identity through the story of a 97-year-old indigenous tattooist and through Jill's own story after 22 years away as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. In 2017, she will begin an MPhil/PhD at the Royal College of Art, with a focus on neurofilmology. Learn more about Jill's film.  jilldamatacfutter.com | @jilldamatacfutter

JILL DAMATAC FUTTER

Trained in photography at New York's Pratt Institute, Jill worked as a commercial and lifestyle photographer in New York before relocating to London in 2015. Interested in the mutability and hybridity of documentary form, Jill's essay documentary, "Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)", is an intimate meditation on memory, ancestry and identity through the story of a 97-year-old indigenous tattooist and through Jill's own story after 22 years away as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. In 2017, she will begin an MPhil/PhD at the Royal College of Art, with a focus on neurofilmology. Learn more about Jill's film.

 jilldamatacfutter.com | @jilldamatacfutter

ISABELLA DJALILI A candidate for an MA in Documentary Film, Isabella holds a BA from Met Film School in Practical Filmmaking and developed an interest in documentaries after graduating. She is very inspired by documentaries that contribute to meaningful change in society, and for this reason was moved to enrol onto this course. Through the process of making this documentary, she has learned a lot about the subject, and likes the idea of making documentaries that she will learn from as an individual, and will also contribute something positive to society. She is looking forward to finishing this film and working on more documentaries to come. Learn more about Isabella's film.

ISABELLA DJALILI

A candidate for an MA in Documentary Film, Isabella holds a BA from Met Film School in Practical Filmmaking and developed an interest in documentaries after graduating. She is very inspired by documentaries that contribute to meaningful change in society, and for this reason was moved to enrol onto this course. Through the process of making this documentary, she has learned a lot about the subject, and likes the idea of making documentaries that she will learn from as an individual, and will also contribute something positive to society. She is looking forward to finishing this film and working on more documentaries to come. Learn more about Isabella's film.

PIERS GARLAND Born in London, Piers Garland was naturally quiet from a young age and used imagery instead of words to create and inspire. A graduate from Falmouth University with a BA in Marine and Natural History Photography, his work is inspired by the natural world, connecting species, people and their cultures. He feels that all these aspects merge into one’s own lifestyle and creates a unique story that can be found anywhere you go. As a graduating MA Documentary Film student at UAL, his short film is titled "To Live Deliberately". Learn more about Piers's film. piersgarland.com

PIERS GARLAND

Born in London, Piers Garland was naturally quiet from a young age and used imagery instead of words to create and inspire. A graduate from Falmouth University with a BA in Marine and Natural History Photography, his work is inspired by the natural world, connecting species, people and their cultures. He feels that all these aspects merge into one’s own lifestyle and creates a unique story that can be found anywhere you go. As a graduating MA Documentary Film student at UAL, his short film is titled "To Live Deliberately". Learn more about Piers's film.

piersgarland.com

 
JAMES GLEESON Born in London, James's career focused on telecoms engineering and consultancy, now making the leap into the world of documentary filmmaking as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL. His interests include Psychotherapy, well-being, geopolitics, history and Renaissance art.  His short film focuses on the catastrophic attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, the alleged immediate destruction of crime scene evidence, and the mainstream media's inconsistent reporting of those events. Learn more about James's Film.

JAMES GLEESON

Born in London, James's career focused on telecoms engineering and consultancy, now making the leap into the world of documentary filmmaking as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL.

His interests include Psychotherapy, well-being, geopolitics, history and Renaissance art.  His short film focuses on the catastrophic attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, the alleged immediate destruction of crime scene evidence, and the mainstream media's inconsistent reporting of those events. Learn more about James's Film.

LAURENCE GREEN A young filmmaker based in London, Laurence completed his BA in Film Production at Aberystwyth University in 2013. A London resident his whole life, he returned from Wales to take up an internship at Rinse FM, a cornerstone of the UK electronic music scene. Laurence then moved on to work at Grey London, an award-winning advertising agency, before undertaking his MA in Documentary film. In addition to doing freelance work, he wishes to continue pursuing his own films and is now planning his next major project. Learn more about Laurence's film. @laurence_green

LAURENCE GREEN

A young filmmaker based in London, Laurence completed his BA in Film Production at Aberystwyth University in 2013. A London resident his whole life, he returned from Wales to take up an internship at Rinse FM, a cornerstone of the UK electronic music scene. Laurence then moved on to work at Grey London, an award-winning advertising agency, before undertaking his MA in Documentary film. In addition to doing freelance work, he wishes to continue pursuing his own films and is now planning his next major project. Learn more about Laurence's film.

@laurence_green

KATARZYNA JARCO As a hard-working young filmmaker genuinely interested in others, Kasia is influenced mostly by the Polish school of documentary filmmaking. She moved to the UK in order to broaden her perspective as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. Although a complete introvert, her first documentary focuses on the power of the collective: a group of squatters she recently met in London. As a documentarian, she is particularly interested in outsiders, weird trends, alternative ways of living and every form of theater. Besides documentaries, Kasia is fond of the arthouse cinema of Aki Kaurismaki, Jim Jarmusch and Paolo Sorrentino. Learn more about Kasia's film.  

KATARZYNA JARCO

As a hard-working young filmmaker genuinely interested in others, Kasia is influenced mostly by the Polish school of documentary filmmaking. She moved to the UK in order to broaden her perspective as a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. Although a complete introvert, her first documentary focuses on the power of the collective: a group of squatters she recently met in London. As a documentarian, she is particularly interested in outsiders, weird trends, alternative ways of living and every form of theater. Besides documentaries, Kasia is fond of the arthouse cinema of Aki Kaurismaki, Jim Jarmusch and Paolo Sorrentino. Learn more about Kasia's film.

 

 
ANSIQI LI A Chinese independent filmmaker, Ansiqi is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL. His short documentary, titled "Laoga" (which means "great-grandmother" in Changde dialect, uses interviews and observational footage to explore the issues of war, faith, traditional culture, and death. Learn more about Ansiqi's film.

ANSIQI LI

A Chinese independent filmmaker, Ansiqi is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL. His short documentary, titled "Laoga" (which means "great-grandmother" in Changde dialect, uses interviews and observational footage to explore the issues of war, faith, traditional culture, and death. Learn more about Ansiqi's film.

MARINE MAJERUS Marine's love of visual art and storytelling drew her to filmmaking early in life. She began focusing on journalism skills and the moving image at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, and got her start with the news in Channel 4. In 2015, she relocated to London, England, where she then centered her study in Documentary film. She made her directorial debut with "Finding Myself", a film about the artist Stephen Morallee, creator of Deetell, a method for mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. In between, Marine embarked on separate global treks that gave her a traveler’s perspective on different cultures in nine countries. Learn more about Marine's film.

MARINE MAJERUS

Marine's love of visual art and storytelling drew her to filmmaking early in life. She began focusing on journalism skills and the moving image at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, and got her start with the news in Channel 4. In 2015, she relocated to London, England, where she then centered her study in Documentary film. She made her directorial debut with "Finding Myself", a film about the artist Stephen Morallee, creator of Deetell, a method for mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. In between, Marine embarked on separate global treks that gave her a traveler’s perspective on different cultures in nine countries. Learn more about Marine's film.

DOROTA MAZUR Dorota Mazur holds a BA in Journalism and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Awarded a scholarship at the University of the Arts London, she is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. Before she enrolled in her filmmaking studies, Dorota worked for Polish Television, where she made videos for its official website.  Her short film, “Salto del Pastor”, was selected for the National Geographic Showcase in 2016, and her latest work “The Last Key Holder”, was screened at Nottingham International Microfilm Festival and Urban Eye Film Festival in Bucharest. At the moment, Dorota participates in a programme for rising documentarians at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. Learn more about Dorota's film.    

DOROTA MAZUR

Dorota Mazur holds a BA in Journalism and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Awarded a scholarship at the University of the Arts London, she is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. Before she enrolled in her filmmaking studies, Dorota worked for Polish Television, where she made videos for its official website.  Her short film, “Salto del Pastor”, was selected for the National Geographic Showcase in 2016, and her latest work “The Last Key Holder”, was screened at Nottingham International Microfilm Festival and Urban Eye Film Festival in Bucharest. At the moment, Dorota participates in a programme for rising documentarians at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. Learn more about Dorota's film.

 

 

 
KAGWENI MICHENI A journalist, documentary filmmaker and photographer currently living in London. After earning a BSc in Biomedical Science, she worked as a features and travel journalist in Kenya, before returning to complete her NCTJ journalism diploma. After which, she worked in Montpellier France creating video and audio debates as well as a web editor. Kagweni is interested in investigative and human interest documentaries as well as food and travel and art documentaries. Learn more about Kags's film.

KAGWENI MICHENI

A journalist, documentary filmmaker and photographer currently living in London. After earning a BSc in Biomedical Science, she worked as a features and travel journalist in Kenya, before returning to complete her NCTJ journalism diploma. After which, she worked in Montpellier France creating video and audio debates as well as a web editor. Kagweni is interested in investigative and human interest documentaries as well as food and travel and art documentaries. Learn more about Kags's film.

CARLOS REYES FLOREZ Born in Colombia in 1977, Carlos lives and works in London. He has an MFA from Central Saint Martins and is currently undertaking an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication. His work revolves around touch, the Other and the search for alternative approaches to touch/touching through moving image and drawing. His documentary, titled "ichii-carbon-carbon-ichii (salt-coal-coal-salt)", is a short personal essay film about identity, memory and touch in La Guajira, Colombia. Learn more about Carlos's film. carlosreyesflorez.com

CARLOS REYES FLOREZ

Born in Colombia in 1977, Carlos lives and works in London. He has an MFA from Central Saint Martins and is currently undertaking an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication. His work revolves around touch, the Other and the search for alternative approaches to touch/touching through moving image and drawing. His documentary, titled "ichii-carbon-carbon-ichii (salt-coal-coal-salt)", is a short personal essay film about identity, memory and touch in La Guajira, Colombia. Learn more about Carlos's film.

carlosreyesflorez.com

SANDRA SPETHMANN Born in Germany, Sandra lived and worked in Cape Town and in Paris until 2014, when she moved to London. Her time in different developing countries, as well as working for NGOs, sparked her passion for nature and human well-being. As a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication, Sandra's filmmaking work focuses on capturing complex wildlife stories and in creating promotional content, but she is also adept in nature photography. She believes that real, visual stories about nature are an essential part of education, with a view to engage people in change. Learn more about Sandra's film. sandraspethmann.com

SANDRA SPETHMANN

Born in Germany, Sandra lived and worked in Cape Town and in Paris until 2014, when she moved to London. Her time in different developing countries, as well as working for NGOs, sparked her passion for nature and human well-being. As a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film at UAL's London College of Communication, Sandra's filmmaking work focuses on capturing complex wildlife stories and in creating promotional content, but she is also adept in nature photography. She believes that real, visual stories about nature are an essential part of education, with a view to engage people in change. Learn more about Sandra's film.

sandraspethmann.com

 
WENQI TAN Born in Chongqing,China, Wenqi holds a BA in Journalism (New Media) from Sichuan International Studies University (SISU). Upon learning the basics of video shooting and post-production, Wenqi was motivated to learning more about filmmaking. He has worked on numerous commercial short films in London. Inspired by director David Fincher, Tan hopes that in the future he can work as a fashion filmmaker, connecting the relationship between documentary and fashion, art and music. Learn more about Wenqi's film.

WENQI TAN

Born in Chongqing,China, Wenqi holds a BA in Journalism (New Media) from Sichuan International Studies University (SISU). Upon learning the basics of video shooting and post-production, Wenqi was motivated to learning more about filmmaking. He has worked on numerous commercial short films in London. Inspired by director David Fincher, Tan hopes that in the future he can work as a fashion filmmaker, connecting the relationship between documentary and fashion, art and music. Learn more about Wenqi's film.

SYRINE TRABELSI Born in Tunisia, Syrine moved to Egypt at the age of nine. Whilst studying at the American School in Cairo, she became fascinated by international cinema and television. At twenty, Syrine studied at Central Film School in London, where she learned the basics of filmmaking and received her diploma. During her time at CFSL, she worked on a mockumentary that attracted her to the domain of documentary. Syrine is currently completing her MA in Documentary Film at UAL. Learn more about Syrine's film.

SYRINE TRABELSI

Born in Tunisia, Syrine moved to Egypt at the age of nine. Whilst studying at the American School in Cairo, she became fascinated by international cinema and television. At twenty, Syrine studied at Central Film School in London, where she learned the basics of filmmaking and received her diploma. During her time at CFSL, she worked on a mockumentary that attracted her to the domain of documentary. Syrine is currently completing her MA in Documentary Film at UAL. Learn more about Syrine's film.

ZHU ZHU Zhu Zhu is a filmmaker from China. In 2015, he graduated from London College of Communication (UAL) with a BA degree in Film and Television and is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. During his BA studies, Zhu Zhu worked as a DOP in many different film productions, with experience as a camera operator, sound designer and sound recordist. His graduation film, "Welcome to Surrey Docks Farm", aims to discuss the existing purposes of city farms as well as why and how to run a city farm in a busy city like London. Zhu Zhu is passionate about filmmaking. During his four years of film studies, he has combined Eastern and Western in his filmmaking. Learn more about Zhu's film.

ZHU ZHU

Zhu Zhu is a filmmaker from China. In 2015, he graduated from London College of Communication (UAL) with a BA degree in Film and Television and is a candidate for an MA in Documentary Film. During his BA studies, Zhu Zhu worked as a DOP in many different film productions, with experience as a camera operator, sound designer and sound recordist. His graduation film, "Welcome to Surrey Docks Farm", aims to discuss the existing purposes of city farms as well as why and how to run a city farm in a busy city like London. Zhu Zhu is passionate about filmmaking. During his four years of film studies, he has combined Eastern and Western in his filmmaking. Learn more about Zhu's film.