Tanya de la Cruz (Spain).
Tanya is an actress who loves the pursuit of becoming bigger than herself every day, like many of us do, and though it’s not something she can say she always achieve, the idea of exploring different crafts helps her in this search of growth.Tanya starred in various television series, soap operas, short films, long feature films and theatre productions in Spain and Colombia. Among them Basque long-running series Goenkale (dir. Jose Mari Goenaga), such films as Fragile (dir. Juanma Bajo Ulloa), Rage (dir. Sebastián Cordero), Killing Time (dir. Antonio Hernandez), Our Old Man and the Sea (dir. Lander Camarero). Tanya’s roots in acting go back to the experience at the XXI Drama Studio Chamber Theatre Company in Colombia, performing in a wide range of plays written by modern and contemporary theatre playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Molière, August Strindberg, Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter, amongst others. Tanya also has been part of Theatre Productions such as Women in Bright Red by Edurne Rodriguez, to be played in Spanish and Basque, on tour for two years in Spain; and also Ados Teatroa’s theatre adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s novel and screenplay Like Water to Chocolate. Tanya’s most recent theatre role is Juliet, in an adapted version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.Tanya enjoy tap dancing, playing the piano, painting, photography, and hope to keep alive this urge to explore love and transformation through scenic experience, and real life.
Anja Kreis (Germany/Russia)
ANJA KREIS (real name Anna Kruglova) — producer, director, screenwriter and editor. 2005 — 2010 she studied German language and literature at the Ivanovo State University, Russia. After graduation Anja went to Germany, where she did the voluntary social year at a school for children with disabilities, 2011 she entered the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Anja studied film and fine arts at Academy of Media Art Cologne (KHM) until 2016.Her graduation film «Scythe hitting stone» had his premiere in the competition of the Transilvania IFF 2018 and won Special Jury Award. Anja was also the recipient of the
Grand Prix du Jury (Festival Univercine Nantes, France, 2019), Grand Prix des longes metrages (Poitiers Film Festival, 2018), Prix Francois-Chalais Meilleur Scenario (Festival du Cinema russe a Honfleur, 2017), Prix de la region Normandie Meilleur Debut (Festival du Cinema russe a Honfleur, 2017) and Grand Prix (Russian Filmfestival of Debut “Motion”).With Alisa Berger and Yana Ugrekhelidze Anja founded 2019 production company FORTIS FEM FILM. From January 2019, FORTIS FEM FILM receive a scholarship of the MedienGründerZentrum NRW. Their goal is to increase the presence of women in film business — in front of and behind the camera. They focus on short and long feature, documentary and animated films that deal explicitly with various women’s issues.
„Patriot“, 2019, short film., 20 min., production: Anna Kruglova, funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
«Scythe hitting stone», 2017, feature film, 79 min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova, funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
«My dear friend», 2015, experimental film, 13 Min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«12, 1/2“ 2014, short film, 21 min., production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«Return», 2014, video-essay/experimental film, 22:47, production: KHM / Anna Kruglova
«Sin», 2013, short film, 09:17, production: KHM / Anna Kruglova