Vicky Markolefa, Bastian Fischer 13:23, Greece
A journey into the relationship of man and sea with a focus on the Cyclades. The film takes us to Sikinos, Folegandros, Kimolos and Serifos in a kaleidoscope of stories inspired by the sea. What does the sea mean to you?
Vicky Markolefa has been working in over 50 countries, independently and with leading brands, NGOs, reputable organizations and media. She combines her expertise in communications with her talent in storytelling and creates strategies, content, pictures, awarded documentaries and videos. She specialises in humanitarian storytelling and thrives in diverse environments. Her projects receive international recognition and exposure. Through her body of work she hopes to reveal an untold story while portraying dignity and the opportunities behind every challenge. She is passionate about humanitarian and environmental conservation topics, particularly for children and women’s rights.
Born in 1980 in Munich, Germany, his family moved him to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1995. After extensive travels, he started his education in photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in Ghent, Belgium, in 2003 and graduated with the film Of Silesian Streets And German Potatoes for which he won the prize for Best Young Visual Artist, sponsored by the Fotomuseum Antwerp. In 2010 the film was awarded “Best International Biography Documentary” at the New York Independent Film Festival. Since 2007 he is a freelance photographer and videographer, with a main focus on portrait and reportage.