Slovenian producer and scriptwriter Marina Gumzi (1984) studied dramaturgy, performance studies and film production in Ljubljana, Berlin, Ludwigsburg and Paris. Before switching to cinema, she worked as a freelance dramaturge. She learned from and collaborated with performance artists such as Karmina Šilec, Robert Wilson and Tomi Janežič. In 2012, she took over position of head manager for audiovisual program within MARIBOR 2012 - European Capital of Culture. In the same year she became managing director of NOSOROGI, Ljubljana-based atelier for production of author-driven films by up-and-coming filmmakers (PLAYING MEN, Matjaž Ivanišin, 2017; STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS, debut by Gregor Božič, in post-production). In 2015, she co-founded Berlin-based film festival of new Slovenian cinema – Neues slowenisches Kino, and curated its first two editions. Lives in Ljubljana and Berlin.