From his teenage years and throughout his twenties (2005→2016), he has been intimately involved in B-Boying culture, as an second-rate dancer, and mainly as a videographer. Within various collectives (Style2ouf, IBE, R16), I filmed battles, portrayed dancers, produced short documentaries…Unexpectedly, this teenager's passion took me to thirty five countries, from Korea, to Brazil, Nigeria… I made videos with some of the best dancers in the world, and also with hidden talents in places like El Salvador, Qatar or Sudan.
Actively breaking in the scene for more than twenty years and has been working for the Battle Of The Year World Final for many years, organizing events like the BOTY Movie Night and the Bgirl Battle. He studied Media Studies at the Film University Babelsberg and was organizing the Sehsüchte - International Student Film Festival in Potsdam. He is the co-founder of the HollyHood Filmfestival - Hip Hop & Social Justice that has its home at the Filmmuseum Potsdam, the oldest film museum in Germany. Currently he is working for a nonprofit organization in Berlin in the field of digitalization and civil society.
Chiara Del Zanno
Editor for the cinema journal Fabrique, for the magazine Rolling Stone Italia and press office responsible for the distribution company Direct To Digital.
Founder of the OTR group in 1991. Creator of the record success “quando meno te l’aspetti”. Again with OTR in 1993. he collaborates with many national and international artists including Tormento, Neffa, La Pina and Antonella Ruggero. He exports the Italian rapper all over Europe with the Gente Guasta project in 2000. He creates my first online rap contest in 2012: the Captain Futuro Rap Contest.
Estelle Ebenga Hénot
Creative entrepreneur based in Paris,France. Communication consultant, fashion designer and podcaster. She started Hip Hop dance as a teenager in Roubaix, France and travelled the world to follow her passion through battles and workshops.
Today she owns a streetwear label @iam.eeH (on Instagram) and teaches entrepreneurship and branding in a Fashion Business School in Paris.
Promoter, publicist, radio personality, party planner, marketer, voice over talent, emcee/host, venue booker, playlist curator, lecturer, and tastemaker— in Bloom’s near 30-year career, she has developed an expertise across every segment within the music industry. Voted by Billboard Biz as one of the Top 50 Twitterati and one of the Top Music Industry Characters You Need to Follow.
Fiona has signed artists and developed successful campaigns while under some of the most renowned record labels, including EMI, Zero Hour, BMG, and TVT Records; She also founded two hip hop labels 3-2-1 (a subsidiary of Zero Hour) and Sub Verse, launching the careers of hip hop artists such as Blackalicious and MF Doom.
Director and Co-Founder of the Urban Films Festival, Curator at the Philharmonie de Paris on the Hip-Hop 360 exhibition. François Gautret has evolved as a bboy in Paris from a young age with the company "Quintessence" and with the pioneers of French Hip Hop. Producer of events, it federates and promotes urban cultures around events of international scope.
Polyhedric figure active in the Italian independent movie industry. Member of Wild Up b-girl Crew, she has always been active into the hip hop community. She organized many international Hip Hop youth exchanges supported by the EU, and events as the b-boy event for 3 years, the funky afternoon and many hip hop parties and events in clubs and social centers. She directed two hip hop documentaries “1 world under a groove” and “Break the siege” and the video experimental “The antisexist manifesto in the Italian rap.She is one of the founder of Baburka Production, an independent production based in Rome.She is also one of the founder of the first Italian SFX makeup association “EffectUs” and the promoter of the independent cinema productions network “Il Cartello degli Indipendenti”. Moreover she is the art director of the HipHopCineFest.org.
Colombian-American futurist Martha Diaz (MD) is a seasoned community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, educator, and social entrepreneur. Has produced and consulted on numerous Hip Hop media projects including, Where My Ladies At? by Leba Haber Rubinoff (2007), Black August: A Hip-Hop Concert by Dream Hampton (2010), and Nas: Time Is Illmatic by One9 (2014). In 2002, MD founded the highly acclaimed Hip Hop Odyssey (H2O) International Film Festival, the first festival of its kind. She curated the first Hip Hop movie series presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served as a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image and Schomburg Center. In 2010, MD launched the Hip Hop Education Center for Research, Evaluation, and Training at New York University, now part of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Born in Rome in 1989, has a Doctorate in Philology and History
of the Ancient World. He has worked as a director’s assistant on many television and film productions. He has also directed various video music clips. In addition, he is the director and screenwriter of three short films: Miracolo in Periferia (Miracle on the Outskirts, 2013), La Terra degli sconfitti (The Land of the defeated, 2014), and Il Vestito (The Suit, 2020). Together with Emanuele Pisano, he is a founding partner of Pathos Distribution and Pathos Magazine.
German Filmmaker who produces and directs documentaries.
He moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he produced and directed 2 Hip Hop documentaries
with the names “Hungry” and “Thirsty” and a documentary about the old east German
Trabant Car, which was broadcast about 500 times in ten different countries all over the world. Between 1997-2008 he worked and lived in Vancouver as professional lighting technician of the movie industry. In 2008 he moved back to Germany to raise his kids and and start his own Hip Hop Film Festival in 2018. The Golden Sneakers International Hip Hop Film Festival in Hamburg Germany.
If you’re a breaking fan and watched any related content in the last 5 years, the chances are you've already seen some of his work. He's created original content for World BBoy Classic, the Notorious IBE, Undisputed, UK BBoy Championships and more. He's worked with dance legends like Salah & Hong10, to the next generation of young talent. Producing everything from livestreams to interviews, event broadcasts, documentaries and original dance content. Outside the dance scene, Owen is a multi-award winning digital creative producing content for advertising campaigns in the UK. He's currently producing exclusive dance content for NewDance TV.
Hip hop media and distribution pioneer. He starting out at PolyGram Records distributing artists like Jay-Z, Jeru the Damaja, and Beenie Man. Rob then created one of the first hip hop websites to feature original video content www.whomag.net. Rob currently owns 3 music TV networks including WHO?MAG Multimedia (www.whomagtv.com), iFame TV, and Video Vision. As a multi-award winning film director, he has directed a movie in London as well as many in the US. Rob has received awards from Master P & Jesse Jackson, Pocono Film Fest, 3 from the city of Philadelphia, 2 from the city of Baltimore, and many more.
Cultural productor, breaker, choreographer, art-educator and hip hop activist from 1995, member of Cia de Dança and Founder of Instituto Goiano de Artes Urbanas–Igare Brazil. Manager of many Streets events in Latin America, promoter of intercultural exchange all over the world.