Alice Riff, 1984, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in Cinema and Social Sciences (FAAP, USP). In 2017 he premiered his first documentary feature, “My Body is Political” (Visions du Reel – Regard Neuf; BAFICI – Human Rights Competition). He directed the short awards: Let’s Dance Invisible Orchestra (19 ‘, 2016), 100% Bolivian, Bro (13’, 2014); Freestyle City (19 ‘, 2013).
Álvaro Buela (Uruguay) is a filmmaker and teacher. He made the feature films “Una forma de bailar” (1997) and “Alma Mater” (2005), the creation documentaries “La deriva” (2008) and “The Beti Project and the Tree Man” (2014) Short film “Limbo” (2013). He was a journalist and editor of El País Cultural. He is a professor and professor at Universidad ORT Uruguay. He has been a jury of festivals and funds in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Andrea Lucía Kleinman
Andrea Lucía Kleinman (Argentina). Nominee by the National Academy Award to Best Editing for NEY. Best Editing Award together with Marcone for Raidos (BAFiCI). Jonas e o Circo sem Lona (IDFA), Papirosen, Ramón Ayala and Süden were nationally and internationally multi-awarded. Board member of SAE (Argentinian Editors Society) and founding member of EDA (Argentinian Editors Asociation). Teacher at UNA, ENERC, UBA and EICTV (International Film and TV School at Cuba).
Andrés D’Avenia (Uruguay). Producer and journalist at LatAm cinema and TVciudad. He worked at TNU and DocMontevideo. Producer of “Ese soplo” by Valentina Baracco and “Tierra y raíces” by Jenifer de la Rosa, both documentaries in development. He has been involved in the production of La Fogata (2011) by Magdalena Schinca (Official Selection, 30th International Film Festival of Uruguay) and “Cuerdas y vientos”, “Historias invisibles” and “Los Aristonautas” (TNU).
Andrés Habegger (Argentina) studied Communication Research at the UBA and Cinematographic Direction at CERC (INCAA). He directed the documentaries “(h) everyday stories”, “When the saints are marching”, “Final Image”, the collective film “D-humans” and “Cirquera” co-directed with Diana Rutkus. He also participated in various collective feature films.
Andrew Blackwell is the Supervising Editor of Op-Docs, the New York Times’ acclaimed series of short documentaries by independent filmmakers. An Emmy-winning documentary editor and producer, he is also a nonfiction journalist and author of the book “Visit Sunny Chernobyl.”
For over 20 years,Belisario Franca investigates and reveals stories of the various faces of the Brazilian people.Featured for Beyond the Sea, best television series by the IDA, Strategy Xavante, best creation of art and media at United Nations Festival, Eternal Amazon, screened in 27 festivals around the world and Boy 23, launched in Brazil and the United States in 2016 and winner of best screenplay and editing by Ibero-american Festival Cine CE
David Baute Gutiérrez
David Baute (Spain) has directed the MiradasDoc Market since 2008. He has directed the documentaries: “Ella (s)”, “La Murga”, “Silenciada Memoria”, “Rosario Miranda” and “Los Sjos de la Nube”. He graduated in Audiovisual shows production at the Official Institute of Radio Televisión Española, Cinema editor by the Superior School of Arts and Shows of Madrid T.A.I., and in Cinematographic Direction by the International Film School of Havana.
Diego Pino Anguita
Diego Pino Anguita (Chile). Film producer and General Coordinator of ChileDoc (www.chiledoc.cl), platform created to improve and promote chilean documentaries. Executive Director and of MAFI (www.mafi.tv) Producer of the documentary PROPAGANDA (Visions du reel, 2014) Producer of the feature Film“Kingdoms” (Bafici, Karlovy Vary 2017), produceer of the documentary “GOD” (the pitching du Réel 2015).
Elizabeth McIntyre (United Kingdom) is the CEO and Festival Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals. She began her career in production with credits such as the award winning The Lost Children of Berlin, moving to Factual commissioning at Discovery Networks international, with credits such as The Great White Silence in association with the BFI. She is a Board member for WFTV and sits on the BAFTA TV committee.
Heverton Lima (Brazil) is executive producer at Paideia Filmes. His recent work includes the documentary My Body is Political (52 ‘/ 71’, 2017), selected at the Bafici and Visions du Réel festivals and the award-winning short film Marina’s Oceans (17 ‘, 2014). He is currently completing the Varied documentaries (80 ‘, 2018) and Modern Life Diaries (80’, 2018); Releasing the fiction Guigo Offline (52 ‘/ 71’, 2017) for TV Cultura.
Juan Fernando López
Social communicator with emphasis in audiovisual production and realization; Current Coordinator of the Colciencias Dissemination Program. He has more than 12 years of experience in the media, creating cultural and educational contents. Director, coordinator and designer of the projects “Scientific for a day” (2016), “Formulas of Change” (2016) and the documentary series “Colombia Bio” (2017) within the strategy “Everything is science” by Colciencias.
Kim Busch (Germany) has been working for DOK Leipzig since 2011 in different positions. Since 2014 she is working as a programme coordinator for the festival and cooperations around the world. She has a master’s degree in Media and Communication Sience and worked for several production companies specialized on documentary and fiction films throughout Germany and the regional film and media funding institution MDM in Leipzig.
Lucila Moctezuma (México-EEUU) is Program Director at Chicken & Egg Pictures in support of women nonfiction filmmakers. She was Executive Producing Director at UnionDocs, Board Vice-President for The Flaherty, Program Manager at Women Make Movies, Director of Media Arts Fellowships for The Rockefeller Foundation and founder of Tribeca Film Institute‘s TFI Latin America Fund. She is in the selection committee of the Morelia Int’l Film Festival.
Luke William Moody
Luke William Moody (UK) was appointed Director of Film Programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2016. He joined from BRITDOC Foundation where he commissioned international award-winning documentaries across the Channel 4, Bertha and Pulse film funds for six years. He also managed UK impact distribution campaigns for Laura Poitras’ CITIZENFOUR. Recently he co-founded and curated digital platform Something Real and festival FRAMES of REPRESENTATION at ICA, London.
Chilean Director. In 2011 she premiered at IDFA her first and noted feature film The Lifeguard. In 2014 she premiered Tea Time and received 12 international prizes. In 2016 her shortfilm I´m not from here received 15 prizes and was nominated for European Film awards. In 2017 she premiered The Grown-Ups that has been shown in over 80 Film Festivals.
Mariana Oliva (Brazil), producer and director of documentaries. Degree in journalism from PUC-SP and Master in documentary filmmaking from the University of Edinburgh. She worked as coordinator of co-productions and special projects in the TAL network, where she developed nine international co-productions with television channels from 20 countries. She was curator of Documentários de Invenção series for Canal Curta! and Miradas for Canal Brasil. She worked on the articulation, production and distribution of the Why Poverty project in Latin America, broadcasted in over 60 TV channels. She is training coordinator of DOCSP and international consultant for DocMontevideo. Now, with her production house, Zeza Films, is producing the feature documentary Piripikura and developing the fiction series Incógnita.
Mariana Viñoles (Uruguay). In 2001 she travels to Belgium where she studies Cinematography at the I.A.D of Louvain. Back to Uruguay in 2005 she works as filmmaker and cinematographer making independent documentary. Her last documentary “Carolina’s world” was world premiered at IDFA on 2015. “CHILDREN OF THE WAR”, on production (Bertha Fund 2014), about the Syrian refugees families set up in Uruguay in 2014, will be ready in march 2018.
Mariano Llinás (Argentina) is Argentine director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He graduated from the Universidad del Cine in Argentina, where he currently teaches. It was released in 2002 with his first film, Balnearios, an ironic and unconventional documentary, inscribed in the New Argentine Cinema stream. Then with Extraordinary Stories (2008) he received great recognition by critics and festivals. Llinás is part of the group of filmmakers El Pampero Cine, which carries out its activity outside the traditional financing structures of industrial cinema. In 2011 he won the Konex Award as one of the 5 best film directors of the decade in Argentina.
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.
Micaela Solé (Uruguay) is filmmaker since 1997. She studied in Uruguay, Cuba and Spain. Since 1999 she works as a producer on both Uruguayan and international projects. In 2007 she co-founded CORDON FILMS to produce both documentary and fiction films, usually in co-production.
Natalia Orozco, Colombia, documentalist and journalist, Director and Screenwriter of documentaries and journalistic investigative reports on international and human rights issues among them: Guantanamo, until when? (2011) and Gypsies, citizens without homeland (2013), as well as the documentary “Benghazi, beyond the armed front”. Two-year winner of the Simón Bolivar National Journalism Award (2010 and 2012)
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 2015, El Salvavidas, El Gran Circo Pobre de Timoteo, and 74 m2 among others. Executive Director of Chiledoc, organization responsible for promoting the distribution of Chilean documentaries at local and international level.
Pau Ortiz (Spain) is documentary director and editor. After specializing in documentary direction at the Catalan Film School (ESCAC) he received a scholarship at the Quebec Film School. His style is characterized by his fascination with human relationships. As a director, he always tries to capture the human angle of things. His passion is to tell stories that empower his characters and promote social change.
Paula Vaccaro (Argentina-UK) has a career spanning more than two decades in media (radio, newspapers, digital platforms, TV and film), in 2009 she founded the production Pinball London, London, UK, where she worked with renowned directors like Sally Potter, Emir Kusturica, Guillermo Arriaga, Jim Jarmusch, Mira Nair, Lucia Puenzo and Aaron Brookner among others. She teaches at Kingston University and provides impact production workshops, such as the ones in the Argentina editios of GoodPitch.
Paz Encina (Paraguay). Born in Asuncion, the filmmaker and writer Paz Encina studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. She directed several short films and with his long debut, “Hamaca paraguaya” (2006), received the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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.
Sofía Betarte Zabala
Sofia Betarte (Uruguay) was born in Sweden in 1982 and lives in Uruguay since 1987. She studied Audiovisual Communication and in 2012 she specialized in Documentary Construction in EICTV San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She’s a freelance worker and has now finished her opera prima “By the yoke”, awarded by ICAU, 2014, and MVD Socio Audiovisual, 2016.
Sofía Straface (Argentina). She graduated from ENERC-INCAA and has been working as a sound designer since 2010. She specialized in editing dialogues and foley. She is part of the Argentine Association of Audiovisual Sound (ASA). Among her works as Director of sound are the short film LA REINA by Manuel Abramovich, for which she received a special mention to sound at UNASUR CINE and the sound award at VII International Cinema Window of Recife.
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.