Lizelle Bisschoff is a researcher in African film and the founder of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, now in its tenth year (www.africa-in-motion.org.uk). Lizelle holds a PhD in African cinema from the University of Stirling in Scotland, in which she researched the role of women in African film. She has published widely on sub-Saharan African cinema and regularly attends African film festivals as speaker and jury member. She is currently a lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, where she teaches African cinema and continues her research on contemporary African film.
Basharat Khan, is a professional filmmaker and photographer with over nine years of experience. He’s established a fine reputation in the video production and photography industry and has worked with a wide range of clients that range from the fine art and cultural sector to editorial magazines and creative agencies.His commitment to provide innovative work ensures that individual projects are treated with the same enthusiasm and dedication that goes into his personal work.
Laurie Gordon made her first steps as a singer / musician and ventured into film by becoming the “accidental” film producer for the Oscar nominee animator Ryan Larkin – subject of the Oscar winning film Ryan. Making the impossible dream reality, the result was Spare Change, Ryan’s first film in 35 years after life on the periphery. In the past few years, and right after its establishment, Laurie became the director of Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival, which is also behind Animation Day in Cannes, currently a work in progress to become part of many major film events worldwide.