Mentors and Speakers

  • Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

    Venezuelan Filmmaker, Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, based in Vienna, Austria, gained a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School, which was sponsored by British Council and the Venezuelan Foundation ‘El gran Mariscal de Ayacucho’. Her latest short “The […]

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  • Andrea Testa

    Andrea Testa (1987), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her first documentary feature film was “Pibe Chorro” (2016). Her feature film “The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis” (2016), co-directed with Francisco Márquez, was awarded as Best International Film in BAFICI and […]

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  • Andrés Di Tella

    Andrés Di Tella is a filmmaker, writer and curator. He directed La television and me, Photographs, Hacks, 327 notebooks and Private fiction, among others. He also published two non-fiction books: Hacks and Notebooks. His work includes installations, performances […]

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  • Anne Fabini

    Anne Fabini (Germany-Rumania) is an editor, editing tutor in international documentary workshops and a member of the Rough Cut Service. She is the winner of the prestigious German Film Critics Award for Best Edition. Her work has been […]

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  • Anto Astudillo

    Anto is an experimental filmmaker, curator, and performance artist from Chile, who lives and works in New York. Formated in physical theater, Anto explores the dynamic interconnections between experimental narrative, poetic documentary film, and stage art. Their recent […]

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  • Claudio Hugues

    Born in Uruguay, he lives in France where he has been editing and consulting for 25 years, as well as in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, England and the Netherlands. He has been a tutor at IDFA summer school, Dok […]

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  • Edward Watts

    Edward Watts, an English filmmaker, has directed more than twenty narrative and documentary films. His films include The Mega Brothel (2015), “Escape from ISIS” (2015) and “For Sama” (2019), which he made with Waad Al-Kateab and for which […]

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  • Estêvão Ciavatta 

    Estêvão Ciavatta is a screenwriter, director and film producer renowned for the award winnings documentaries NELSON SARGENTO and PROGRAMA CASÉ. For HBO, he created, directed and produced the series PREAMAR and SANTOS DUMONT, the last one released in 70 countries. […]

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  • Everardo González

    Everardo González (United States, 1971) is a Mexican director whose work is considered one of the strongest in Latin America. His work is characterized by the concern to capture social problems and everyday situations, all within the same […]

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  • Francisco Bermejo

    He is a partner and director of the cultural platform Vamos pa ́ Chile, an entity associated with the enhancement of intangible cultural heritage. “The Other One” is his first documentary feature film as director. As a photographer […]

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  • Heidi Hassán

    Cuba, 1978. Currently lives and works between Switzerland and Spain. She graduated from Photography Direction at EICTV- Cuba, 2002, and from Cinematographic Direction at HEAD-Switzerland, 2008. Her works have been presented at prestigious festivals and received numerous distinctions, […]

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  • Janice D’Avila

    Janice D’Avila is director of photography for films such as Elena by Petra Costa, Push by Fredrik Gertten, The Beginning of Life by Estela Renner and more recently, Ecstasy by Moara Passoni, all shown and awarded at the […]

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  • Jo Sefarty

    She directed four short films, the most relevant are “Confetti” (2013) selected at Hot Springs IDFF, Edinburgh FF, Havana and FIDOCS among others, and “The Lighthouse Island” (2016) selected at Olhar de Cinema and Guanajuato IFF. “Sun Inside” […]

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  • Joanna Natasegara

    Joanna Natasegara (UK) is an Academy Award winning and BAFTA nominated British film producer, and founder of Violet Films. She is best known for acclaimed Netflix Original documentaries, feature-length Academy Award-nominated The Edge of Democracy (2019), Academy Award-winning […]

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  • Juliana Fanjul

    Born in Mexico in 1981. Received BA in Visual Communication. Attended EICTV (International Cinema and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños), documentary department. Worked as a director’s assistant.  2011 Exchange programme to live in Switzerland. 2012-14 […]

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  • Lucas Gallo

    Born in 1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gallo completed multi-disciplinary education in Argentina, Spain and Cuba. He was involved in numerous workshops and fellowships, among them he holds a master’s degree in alternative cinema. In the year 2000 he […]

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  • Marta Andreu

    Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. Her last production “Amanecer” was awarded as best Colombian film at FICCI. In 2017 […]

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  • Moara Passoni

    Moara Passoni is a Brazilian filmmaker based in NYC, where she’s an MFA candidate in Screenwriting Directing at Columbia University. Moara co-wrote and associate produced the Academy Awards Nominee documentary “The Edge of Democracy”,  for which she was […]

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  • Orlando Senna

    Orlando Senna is a filmmaker and writer. He was director and / or screenwriter for 30 fiction and documentary films, including Iracema (1974), Diamante Bruto (1977) and, as screenwriter, A Ópera do Malandro (1986). His films received awards […]

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  • Patricia Pérez Fernández

    Havana, 1978. Graduated in Cinematographic Direction from the International School of Cinema in Cuba and Graduated with a Gold Diploma in Theater Direction from the Superior Institute of Art in Cuba. Since 2003 she lives and works in […]

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  • Rossana Giesteira

    She has been in the market for 23 years working in communication and project development for large companies in the telecommunications, media and services sectors. Since 2015 she works as an impact producer for audiovisual projects by Brazilian […]

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  • Sergei Loznitsa

    Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian filmmaker. He worked as a scientist, specializing in artificial intelligence research. In 1997, he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where he studied film. He is the author of 21 […]

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  • Simón Uribe
    Simón Uribe

    Simón Uribe (Colombia, 1978) is a geographer, professor and researcher. Parallel to his academic career, he directed the shorts Trampoline of Death (2014) and The War of the Cardenas and the Valdeblánquez (2006). Suspension (2019) is his first […]

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  • Tali Yankelevich

    Tali grew up in São Paulo and moved to the UK in 2005 to study filmmaking. In 2009 she graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art Film course and followed on to do an MA in documentary directing. […]

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  • Tamara Kotevska

    Tamara Kotevska (Macedonia) is a filmmaker and writer. Honeyland. Honeyland was a winner of three awards at the Sundance Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

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  • Travis Wilkerson

    Travis Wilkerson (USA, Denver), has developed his work between fiction, performance and documentary, through a strongly political film essay. His work is internationally recognized, exhibited at festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Yamagata and in art circuits and […]

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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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  • Waad Al-Kateab

    Waad Al-Kateab, Syrian filmmaker, journalist and activist, lives as refugee in the UK. She learned to film on her own with the aim of recording the Syrian civil war. She began reporting to the UK’s Channel 4 News […]

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  • Yäel Bitton

    Yael lives in Paris, she has been making films for over 20 years. She received a masters degree in filmmaking from INSAS film school in Brussels. She has directed two feature length documentaries : Not for Sale, 2003; […]

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