Fernand Melgar was born into a family of Spanish unionists exiled to Tangiers, which two years later emigrated to Switzerland. In the 80. he became a self-taught, freelance film director and producer, and put together various experimental films and iconoclastic reportages for television. In 1985 he joined Climage, a collective of independent filmmakers to which he belongs to this day, and under whose auspices he has realized several documentaries devoted to the topics of immigration and identity. In 2008, his documentary The Fortress received the Golden Leopard at the International Film Festival Locarno. In 2011 Melgar directed Special Flight, subsequently awarded at more than 30 international film festivals, including WATCH DOCS in 2011.

 Veton Nurkollari – Artistic Director of DokuFest in Kosovo, which he co-founded in 2002 together with a group of friends. He is also a curator of DokuPhoto, an annual showcase of documentary photography that runs alongside the film festival. Veton is also a member of the advisory board of the Balkan Documentary Center and of the selection committee of Cinema Eye Honors, an organization that recognizes and honors exemplary craft in nonfiction filmmaking. He is involved in several projects - like The Albanian Cinema Project or Cinema at Your Door project which aims to promote documentary cinema in rural areas of Kosovo. Veton Nurkollari is a member of the European Cultural Parliament and the European Film Academy.

 Maria Augusta Ramos – documentary director, born in Brasilia. After graduating from  university in her home town, she studied musicology and electroacoustic music in Paris and London. In 1990 Ramos moved to the Netherlands where she entered the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Her debut - Brasilia, a day in February was awarded the Jury Prize at the most important Brazilian documentary film festival - It's All True. Since then, her films won a multitude of awards at festivals around the world, including IDFA, Visions du Reel, DOK Leipzig and CPH: DOX. In 2008 her documentary Behave received the WATCH DOCS Award. Maria Ramos is the laureate of the 2013 Marek Nowicki Prize. At the moment Ramos is working on a new documentary entitled Sampa.

 Shadi Sadr – Iranian lawyer, human rights defender and journalist, widely known for her campaing Stop Stoning Forever. Sadr graduated from Teheran University, majoring in international law. Founder and director of Raahi – legal advice center for women, shut down by Iranian authorities. Repressed and imprisoned in Iran for her commitment to civil society and women's rights, Sadr moved abroad in 2009.  Known for her uncompromising stance and courage in denouncing regime's abuse of power. In 2010 she has founded yet another organisation – Justice for Iran, dealing with gross human rights violations, especially sexual violence against women. Sadr lives and works in UK.

 Tadeusz Sobolewski - graduated in Polish philology. A film critic, journalist and essayist. He published six books related to cinema, literature and the history of his generation. Amongst them Child of People's Republic of Poland (2000), Painting at Targowa Street (2003), Too Flash. On Contemporary Cinema (2004), Miron, a Man (2012), Cinema, in My Own Words (2013). He is the editor of the series Polish School of Documentary published by the National Audiovisual Institute. Laureate of Polish Film Institute awards for his film criticism and for popularizing cinema on public television (for his participation in the I Love Cinema program). He has been associated with Gazeta Wyborcza, where he still works, since the very beginning of the paper’s existence.