Emilio Della Chiesa was born in Verona (Italy) in 1952. He spent his childhood in Venezuela. In 1979, Della Chiesa graduated in architecture from the University of Venice and has since worked in film, at first as an operator and then as a director of photography for, among others, the Italian director Ermanno Olmi. Della Chiesa is a member of the association Authors of Cinematographic Photography (Autori Immagine Cinematografica – AIC-IMAGO). He has pursued various projects of his own in the field of directing documentaries, shorts, etc. and, in 2005, he founded and has since directed the River Film Festival in Padua.


Saša Srećković, ethnologist and Museum Counsellor at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. He has a special interest in applied anthropology. Srećković has taken part in organizing various public events, such as the International Festival of Ethnological Film. He is the author of several documentary and ethnographic films. Srećković published numerous papers on various topics in applied and visual anthropology and was awarded several scholarships (from the Goethe Institute in Germany, Artslink and the Petar Kujačić Foundation in the USA). He was the President of the National Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage and has been a UNESCO certified trainer for capacity building in this area (he led workshops in Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Germany).


Adela Peeva holds a degree from the Academy for Film, Theatre and Television in Belgrade. Between 1973 and 1990, she worked at the Documentary Film Studio in Sofia. She is a member of the European Film Academy and was a member of the Board of the European Documentary Network (until the end of 2004).

Adela Peeva authored the following award-wining films on Balkan topics Born from the Ashes, Right to Chose, The Unwanted, Whose is this Song? (participated at more than fifty international film festivals all over the worldand was awarded sixteen prizes), Divorce Albanian Style (participated at more than thirty international film festivals and was awarded eleven prizes). Whose is this Song andDivorce Albanian style remain the only Bulgarian films nominated by the European Film Academy for the Best European Documentary – Prix ARTE for 2003 and 2007, respectively.