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 Rights Watch film festival, Bruni is the co-writer and associate producer of Allende my Abuelo Allende, who won best documentary at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the co-writer and producer of Whose Country?
Daniel Yafalián (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”, “Hiroshima”, “El casamiento”, “El hombre nuevo”, “El círculo”, “Tanta agua” or “Avant”, among others. His work has been recognized with several awards, such as Best Soundtrack Coral Award in La Habana Film Festival (“La vida útil”), Best Music Tatú Award (Jornada Internacional de Cinema de Bahia); and Best Sound Award from ACCU (Uruguayan Film Critics Association) for his work in “3”, “El apóstata” and “Hiroshima”. He published the albums “Naturaleza muerta” in 2012 and “Paraísos Artificales” in 2015.
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 MBA on Documentary Film; Film critic: Piauí magazine’s site; Editor: Terra em transe (1967), Cabra marcado para morrer (1984), Santiago (2006), No intenso agora (2017).
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 te amo”, “Cinco vezes Chico: o velho e sua gente”, “Mulher do pai”, “Como esquecer” or “Manda bala”. Her DOP work has been awarded in different festivals, including Excellence in Cinematography award at Sundance Film Festival for “Manda Bala”, Best Director of Photography at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (2009 and 2016), Gramado Film Festivala (2002 and 2008) or Rainbow Film Festival (2011). “Construindo Pontes”, her first feature film as director, premiered in IDFA 2017.
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 Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. His latest film “Sigo Siendo” (kachkaniraqmi) won the Lima Film Festival and won eighteen international awards.
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) and “Santiago” (2007), which was recognized as Best Film in Cinéma du Réel, Miami Film Festival and Alba Film Festival and Best Documentary of the Year by the Brazilian Film Academy. His last film “No intenso agora” (2017), was launched at Berlinale. Since 2006 he has published the monthly magazine ‘piauí’ which is devoted to long-form journalism.
José Luis Torres Leiva
Jose Luis Torres Leiva 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 tan 50 festivals and recognized in Zinebi Bilbao; and the documentary “El tiempo que se queda”, which was premiered in Rotterdam and won the Best Feature Film Award in BAFICI. He came back to Rotterdam with “El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia”, his first fiction feature film; which was recognized in the Netherlands, México and Korea. His second feature film, “Verano”, was premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2013 he premiered the documentary “Ver y escuchar” (Best Director SANFIC). His latest feature, “El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa”, was premiered in Rotterdam and was awarded as Best Documentary Film in Cartagena Film Festival.
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 tan 50 festivals and recognized in Zinebi Bilbao; and the documentary “El tiempo que se queda”, which was premiered in Rotterdam and won the Best Feature Film Award in BAFICI. He came back to Rotterdam with “El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia”, his first fiction feature film; which was recognized in the Netherlands, México and Korea. His second feature film, “Verano”, was premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2013 he premiered the documentary “Ver y escuchar” (Best Director SANFIC). His latest feature, “El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa”, was premiered in Rotterdam and was awarded as Best Documentary Film in Cartagena Film Festival.
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 de la caída (2001) and Fin de fuga (2004), among others.
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 the overlap zones between reality and fiction. She staged, among others, My life after, Familienbande, The year I was born, Melancholy and demonstration, The art of making money, The art of arriving, Minefield and Atlas of Communism. She does films and art installations. She also created several urban intervention projects with Stefan Kaegi. Together with Ulises Conti, she composes and plays music. She published poetry, fiction and plays. Her works have been shown at festivals including Lift Festival, Theater Spektakel; Under the radar NY; Wiener Festwochen; Spielart Festival; Sterischer Herbst; and in venues like Theatre de la Ville, Red Cat LA, Walker Art Centre, Parque de la memoria, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
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 in Tarragona. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
(*) Remote participation.
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 also as a photographer and groundbreaking live audio/visual mixing performer. His work bridges the gap between experimental, narrative, personal essay, and documentary. He has collaborated with an extensive range of international artists and has been honored with awards and retrospectives worldwide. As cinematographer, he has worked with directors such as Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald and Jennifer Baichwal, among others; and he has collaborated with several international artists. He was part of the Toronto New Wave filmmakers collective in the 1980s. His last film “Becoming Animal” co-directed with Emma Davie, was launched this year at CPH:DOX.
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 festivals and events as a jury or tutor. He is also the curator of IDFA’s Student Documentary Competition. Other fields of interest include data visualization and multimodal metaphor.
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 of Staff of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina. She directed and took part in the team that designed and launched the Pakapaka channel, the signal dedicated to children and Canal Encuentro.