Lixi Frank, born in 1987, studied production at the Vienna Film Academy and completed studies in journalism and communication science as well as theater, film and media at the University of Vienna. She was junior producer at NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION and acted as producer of Kurdwin Ayub’s documentary Paradise! Paradise! (recipient of the New Waves Non Fiction Award at the 2016 Seville Film Festival and the Young Talent Award at the 2016 Duisburg Film Week, among other prizes). In 2018, with David Bohun, Stefan Bohun and Sebastian Brameshuber, she founded PANAMA FILM where she has also co-authored some projects, such as Bernhard Braunstein’s documentary STAMS.
David Bohun, born in 1982, studied production at the Vienna Film Academy. The short films he produced received numerous awards, including the First Steps Award and the Austrian Film Award, as well as a nomination for the European Film Award. In 2009 he co-produced Sebastian Brameshuber’s first feature-length documentary Muezzin (world premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival). He then worked as production manager and subsequently as producer at Mischief Films. David completed various producer workshops such as EURODOC (2011), Emerging Producers (2016) and EAVE (2019). In 2018 he founded PANAMA FILM with Lixi Frank, Stefan Bohun and Sebastian Brameshuber.
Camille Chanel, born in Paris, studied German Studies, Intercultural Mediation and Translation in Paris and Berlin. In 2015 she moved to Vienna, where she interned at the Volkstheater & Schauspielhaus Wien with directors Yael Ronen & Falk Richter, before transitioning to the independent dance and theatre scene, where she worked as an assistant director and dramaturg for Lise Lendais, Anne Juren and Elisabeth B. Tambwe. In 2017, she decided to pursue her love for film, and gained experiences in distribution (FILMGARTEN, Vienna) and international sales (COPRODUCTION OFFICE, Paris/Berlin). In 2019, she started working for the production company AMOUR FOU, during which she completed the La Fémis "expertiser un scénario" and the EAVE Marketing Workshop. In 2021, she joined PANAMA FILM.
Flora completed a law degree at the University of Vienna in 2019, whilst pursuing her passion for filmmaking. During her studies, she spent a year in Canterbury (UK) and worked as a production assistant for various feature film projects and the Academy of Austrian Film. In 2018 she started studying production at the Vienna Film Academy. To date she produced award winning short films like Fixing Things, directed by Jan Prazak and Fischstäbchen (Fish Out Of Water), directed by Adriana Mrnjavac. In 2022 she joined PANAMA FILM to dive into the world of distinctive feature films.
Ari Salazar studied Ethnographic & Documentary Filmmaking (MA) at University College London, where she shot and directed several short experimental films. Her mentors included Edward Lawrenson and Sophie Fiennes. In parallel to her studies, she gained experience in production and distribution at the production company TA STUDIOS, and worked for the interdisciplinary research project ARTS & RECONCILIATION (London School of Economics, King's College London and University Arts London). In 2021, she moved from Panama City to Vienna, where a twist in fate brought her right back to Panama.