A filmmaker, an alpinist, and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Wajda Film School in Warsaw, Poland. Her films have been awarded at many international documentary festivals, including Hot Dosc (Canada), Locarno FF, and Los Angeles FF. Her latest documentary The Wall of Shadows, a story of Sherpas and an expedition to Jannu has won thirty international awards, including the Grand Prix at Cervino Cinemountain, Cinematography Award at Salem FF, Zürcher Filmpreis for Best Directing, and Grand Prix at Festival gorniškega filma. She is currently working on a full-length documentary about Wanda Rutkiewicz, one of the best female mountaineers in the world. Eliza has climbed on several expeditions all over the world, including Greenland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Mali.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zehrudin Isaković (1966) holds a Masters in Arts in communication and works as a journalist, but much of his life has been devoted to mountains. He’s the author of a TV series about the Balkan Mountains, several documentaries about mountains all over the world (around seventy), and numerous maps and hiking guidebooks. He’s won many awards for his films and participated in several festivals as a member or the president of the jury. As a youngster, he was an active alpinist with more than 250 climbed routes. At the tender age of seventeen, he climbed the north face of Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc Massif, which was an adventure of a lifetime. He’s been to most of the world’s mountain ranges and took part in expeditions to Everest and Cho Oyu. He was the president of the Mountaineering Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014–2018) and was awarded its gold medal for his work in alpinism.
Milan Romih (1960) is a climber and alpinist known for countless climbs in the Alps, Andes, and Himalaya. These mountains are his cosmos and his life has Milan Romih (1960) is a climber and alpinist known for countless climbs in the Alps, Andes, and Himalaya. These mountains are his cosmos and his life has always revolved around them. He explores them and strives to unlock their secrets, which gives him a chance to learn from them again and again. He selflessly shares his explorations with friends and people who are or would like to become a part of this world. He’s written two books and made two films: Lhotse (2000) and Ballet above the Sea (2009); he’s also worked on the film Credo, which was released in 1997.