With a career spanning 29 years, David Hands
is a director of photography, producer and
editor of documentaries and short fiction
films. He is a partner in the Cyprus-based
production company Crewhouse Media, a parttime
lecturer on “Documentary Production” at
the University of Nicosia, a training consultant
for the Thomson Foundation, and the Artistic
Director of the Children and Youth Section of
the Cyprus Film Days Festival.
Idil Ibrahim is an award-winning Somali-
American filmmaker. Idil’s films have screened
at top international events like the Toronto
International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film
Festival, Cinéma du Réel in Paris, and Sundance
Film Festival, among others. A graduate of UC
Berkeley, Idil’s work has taken her around the
world and across several African countries in
particular. She is passionate about human rights,
humanitarian issues and global education.
She was a recipient of the prestigious 92Y’s
Extraordinary Women Award in 2017, and was
selected as one of OkayAfrica’s “100 Women”
in 2018. Idil also served as an International Jury
Member for the 2018 Plural Plus Global Youth
Florence Kim has led IOM's #IAmAMigrant
perception change campaign since its launch in
2015. In an effort to highlight the work done in
support of migrants, she has collected hundreds
of personal testimonies from migrants around
the world. After obtaining a PhD in International
Law and working as a freelance journalist for
ELLE magazine and newspapers, she is now
based in Senegal where she is in charge of
communications and media relations IOM’s
Regional Office in West and Central Africa.
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As the UN Migration Agency’s Social Media Officer,
Luca Lamorte oversees the Organization’s
global digital strategy. Raised in Italy, Luca has
a PhD in International History and Politics from
the Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
He has been a movie addict for as long as he
can remember and won several awards in his
early twenties as a director, before pursuing a
career as a civil servant.
Jacqueline Coté is the Director of Public
Relations at the Graduate Institute of International
and Development Studies in Geneva.
Daughter of an NFB documentary film director
and producer she was the world’s youngest
film director with her animation film “Smarties”
produced at the age of 6. In 2013 she
launched [email protected] at the Institute, screening a
dozen films followed by panels each year on
global topics. After 20 years as an international
corporate lawyer Jacqueline worked for business
associations ICC (Paris) and the WBCSD,
representing the views of companies at the UN,
before joining the Institute in 2009.
Felipe Fittipaldi is a Brazilian visual storyteller
based in Rio de Janeiro. He recently completed
his award-winning Lens Culture photo essay
Backlands Sertão, which reflects on the current
youth exodus and modernization of Brazil’s
semi-arid country side.
He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a
master’s degree in communication and image.
His work has been shown in multiple exhibitions
around the world, and he placed first in the
2017 Life Framer photography awards.
Felipe also received the Lens Culture Emerging
Talents Award for emerging photographers
in 2017 and was selected by the World Press
Photo Foundation for the second edition of
the 6x6 Global Talent Program in 2018.