Peter Zach (Germany)
He was born in Graz, Austria where he first graduated in media studies and then studied sociology and ethnology. He founded a film magazine, BLIMP, in 1984 and was the Chief Editor until 1988. Since 1990 he has been living and working in Berlin as a freelance director, screenwriter, author and cinematographer. His last direction work (2012) was the documentary Czech villages (Česká vesnice, Böhmische Dörfer), which describes the individuality and different mentality of Czechs and Germans and illustrates it with stories from everyday life and in a historical context.