Linus Liyas was a scholarship holder of the Academy for Children’s Media 2021/22 with series „4KIDZ – Alles ist verstrahlt“. His first feature short film „Sniperman“ (written & directed, co-production) won the Golden Sparrow in the category „Best Short Film“ in 2022. Linus has a degree in „Multimedia Production“ with a focus on children and youth media. Already during his studies he won numerous awards. Afterwards, he worked full-time for several years in refugee aid. As a freelancer he wrote, produced and realized many successful film campaigns for companies and NGOs. Since 2021 he lives, cooks, fishes and works in Berlin. He is currently working as a writer and director on various feature film and series projects. He is a trustee of the Phaidros Youth Foundation and a member of Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.
Sanela Armstrong studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (dffb). Prior to her studies, she worked as a producer on TV and independent film productions. She also holds a degree in audiovisual media. During her studies she shot several short films, some of which were produced for TV channels and aired on TV, such as „2cm more“ for ARTE, as well as independent film productions such as „The house in the envelope“, which successfully competed at several film festivals worldwide. (Warsaw International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Achtung Berlin Film Festival, Beijing Micro Film Festival, Film Festival Max-Öphüls Preis etc.). With „The house in the envelope“ she was nominated for the German Short Film Award in the category Fictional Short Film.
Jimmy Ta is a social worker and works every day to make sure young people are heard and can fulfill their dreams. His motto is: Realize dreams and create dreamers. Artistically, he is a dancer and uses dancing to connect people with themselves and with each other. Art connects! „And together we create wonderful things.“