Presenters

  • Adriana Loeff

    Adriana Loeff (Uruguay). Documentalist, journalist. She directed “Hit”, the most watched Uruguayan film in the year of its premiere, and “The Prime of Life”, which received support from The Filmmaker Fund and Sundance, among others. She is an […]

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  • Bruni Burres

    Bruni Burres (United States) has worked for more than 20 years at the intersection of art and human rights. Bruni is a senior consultant for the Documentary Program at the Sundance Institute. Previously the director of the Human […]

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  • Bruno Santamaría

    Bruno Santamaría (Mexico) has a degree in Communication and Cinematography from CCC. He works as a documentary cinematographer and director. Among his works include Margarita, The best thing you can do with your life and Artemio. He has […]

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  • Carmen Guarini

    Carmen Guarini (Argentina). Filmmaker and Anthropologist. Dr. by the Univ. De Paris X (France) in Anthropological Cinema under the direction of Jean Rouch (1988). Researcher and professor at the UBA, at the Master’s in Documentary Cinema at the […]

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  • Carmen Torres (*)

    Carmen Torres (Colombia). “Dawn” is her first feature as a director. She is also a screenwriter and director of photography. She worked as director of photography for “Oleg and the rare arts” by Andrés Duque, a film for […]

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  • Claudia Abend

    Claudia Abend (Uruguay). Director, documentalist, editor. She directed “The beginning of the end”, “Hit” (official selection of BAFICI) and “The prime of life”, which had its world premiere at IDFA.

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  • Claudia Rodríguez Valencia

    Claudia Rodríguez Valencia (Colombia) is a Social Communication with professional studies in Colombia and Italy. Her specialization is in the design and development of educational and entertainment media, consulting for broadcast strategy, as well as acquisitions and sales […]

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  • Cristiano Burlan

    Cristiano Burlan (Brazil) is a film and theater director. In 2005, he founded the company Bela Filmes in São Paulo. Most of his filmography participated in important festivals, such as Havana Film Festival, Malaga Festival, It’s All True, […]

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  • Daniel Fernández Melo

    Daniel Fernández Melo (Uruguay) has been working at DocMontevideo since 2011, where he served as Market Coordinator and General Coordinator. He has participated as Decision Maker, jury and speaker in different film events, such as Cinergia (Costa Rica), […]

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  • Daniel Yafalian

    Daniel Yafalian (Uruguay). Composer and sound designer. He works in different areas of the sound for audiovisual production, as well as composing music for films. As sound director he has worked in”25 Watts”, “Whisky”, “Gigante”, “La vida útil”, […]

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  • Eduardo Escorel

    Eduardo Escorel (Brazil). Director: “1937-45 Images of the Estado Novo” (2016); “Paulo Moura – Brazilian Soul” (2013); “The time and the place” (2012). Author: Adivinhadores de água (Water diviners, 2005). Academic coordinator and teacher of Fundação Getúlio Vargas’s […]

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  • Heloisa Passos

    Heloisa Passos (Brazil) is director, producer and award winning cinematographer. Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. As DOP she has worked in several feature, shorts and tv programmes, such as “Viajo porque preciso, volto porque […]

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  • Javier Corcuera

    Javier Corcuera (Peru) made himself known with his first feature film “The Back of the World”, a film that gathers three stories about human rights violations in the US, Turkey and Peru. The film won the International Critics […]

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  • João Moreira Salles

    João Moreira Salles (Brazil) was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1962. Founder of VideoFilmes, where he has produced and directed several documentaries that have been awarded worldwide, including “América” (1989), Blues (1990), Nelson Freire (2003), Entreatos (2004) […]

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  • José Luis Torres Leiva

    Jose Luis Torres Leiva (Chile) has directed a considerable number of feature and short films.  “Ningún lugar en ninguna parte” was his first feature documentary. Then came the short film “Obreras saliendo de la fábrica”, selected in more […]

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  • José Ma. Ciganda

    José Ma. Ciganda (Uruguay). Filmmaker, Director of Photography. Teacher. He has worked in the documentary, advertising, fiction and television areas. He was Director of TV Ciudad (2001-2002) and Management Advisor at TNU (2009-2010)

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  • Juan Álvarez Neme

    Juan Álvarez Neme (Uruguay). Montevideo, 1972. He is a director, photographer and editor. He graduated from the Film School of Uruguay (ECU) in 1999. He founded tarkiofilm in 2008. FILMOGRAPHY: “At the foot of the white tree” {documentary […]

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  • Juan Barja de Quiroga Losada

    Juan Barja (Spain) Co-founder of Abada Editores. Since 2004 he´s the director of the Madrid Fine Arts Circle (Círculo de Bellas Artes). Poet and essayist, he has published Viaje de invierno (1997), La cuchilla en el ojo y otros poemas teóricos (2001), Contemplación […]

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  • Juliana Antunes

    Juliana Antunes (Brazil). Born in 1989, formed in Cinema at the UNA, of Belo Horizonte, she is a partner of the production company VENTURA, together with Marcella Jacques and Laura Godoy. Juliana premiered in the direction with the […]

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  • Lola Arias

    Lola Arias (Argentina) is a writer, theatre director, visual artist and performer. She collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans,  former communists, Bulgarian children, etc.) in theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. Her productions play with […]

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  • Lorena Giachino

    Lorena Giachino (Chile) was born in 1972. She is a journalist, director and screenwriter. She has worked around 15 years as an audiovisual producer for Chilean and foreign television. As a film director, her debut was with “Reinalda […]

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  • Mariana Oliva

    Mariana Oliva (Brazil), graduated in journalism from the PUC-SP and has a master’s degree in documentary directing from the University of Edinburgh. She is a producer and partner of Zeza Filmes. He co-produced with Casa Redonda the documentary […]

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  • Marta Andreu (*)

    Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. She is the academic coordinator of the master’s in creation documentary course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She teaches port-graduate documentary film courses at the Universidad Rovira y Virgili […]

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  • Mercedes Dominioni

    Mercedes Dominioni (Uruguay) was born in Montevideo, in 1986. She has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication. In 2013 she completed a Master in Editing at the ESCAC (Catalonia) and in 2014 the Master in Creative Documentary (Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona). […]

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  • Omar Rincón

    Omar Rincón (Colombia) is Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes and director of the Center for Journalism Studies CEPER and the Masters in Journalism of the same university. Investigates, produces essays and writes about media and […]

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  • Paola Castillo

    Paola Castillo (Chile). Director and producer of documentary films. She is one of the most prominent producers in her country, with award-winning documentaries such as Allende, my grandfather Allende, winner of Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival […]

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  • Paula Gomes

    Paula Gomes is director and producer in the brazilian collective Plano 3 Filmes. Among his films, is the documentary “Jonas and the Backyard Circus”, which premiered at IDFA, was exhibited in more than 25 countries and awarded prizes […]

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  • Peter Mettler

    Peter Mettler (Switzerland-Canada) is known for a diversity of work in image and sound mediums – foremost for his multi-awarded films such as “Picture of Light” (1994), “Gambling, Gods and LSD” (2002) and “The End of Time” (2012). but […]

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  • Raul Niño Zambrano

    Raul Niño Zambrano (Netherlands) works since 2008 at the Program Department of IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. His expertise relates in particular to Latin American documentaries and shorts for what he has been invited to many […]

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  • Soledad Castro Lazaroff

    Soledad Castro Lazaroff (Uruguay). Filmmaker and writer; film critic. Graduated from the Uruguayan Film School. In 2011 she directed the documentary Falta y Resto 30 years, The Legend. In 2016 she premiered in Canal Encuentro a series called […]

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  • Verónica Fiorito

    Verónica Fiorito (Argentina) has a solid career in the field of producing and directing TV & Film, her training is consolidated with a degree in Audiovisual Production and Management. She has developed a career in cultural management becoming Chief […]

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