Zana Marjanović is considered one of the most successful young actresses in BiH. She was born in 1983 in Sarajevo and graduated from the acting department of the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 2006.</p>
<p>Zana Marjanović played one of the leads in IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY directed by Angelina Jolie, currently in post-production. She also delivered noted performances in SNOW by Aida Begić, which won the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 2008, and was nominated for the European Film Academy Discovery Award; SUMMER IN THE GOLDEN VALLEY by Srđan Vuletić, which won numerous awards including VPRO Tiger Award for Best Film, Moviezone award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Special Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI award at the Sofia International Film Festival and Jury Prize at the Bermuda Film Festival. In addition to film and TV, she is also active in theatre. She has delivered superb performances in numerous theatre projects and collaborated with some of the leading directors in BiH and the region. MICHÈLE OHAYON Director, producer, writer, USA</p>
<p>Michèle Ohayon is an award-winning director, writer and producer. She was born in Casablanca and raised in Israel. She graduated from the University of Tel Aviv (film and television). In 1984, she received the Israeli Best Film Award for PRESSURE. In 1987, she moved to Los Angeles, where she directed a succession of critically acclaimed dramatic and documentary features: IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE (1987), narrated by Jodie Foster with music by Melissa Etheridge, followed by the award-winning films COLORS STRAIGHT UP (1997), which was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary film, COWBOY DEL AMOR (2005). In 2007, Ohayon had completed work on a documentary STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, which screened at the UN, and garnered the Audience Award at Sonoma Film Festival and the Yad Vashem Chairman Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. For her body of work, Michèle received the 1996 and the 1998 Artist’s Grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and was recognized for her fiction writing in the Chesterfield Writing Competition 2000. S.O.S/STATE OF SECURITY, Michèle’s newest feature documentary, opened in the Berlin Film Festival. She has been a guest speaker/lecturer at various schools and colleges. Michèle is a founding board member of Cinewomen. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, the Writers Guild and the Producer’s Guild of America, as well as the International Documentary Association. In addition, Michele directed numerous TV shows and music videos, and has her own production company. She serves on juries of various festivals, including Berlin, Tel Aviv and Sarajevo.