Mentors and Speakers
Aldo Garay (Uruguay) has directed seven documentary feature films, including El Hombre Nuevo (2015), El Filmador (2022) and Guitarra Blanca (2022) and the fiction La Espera, premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival. His works have received more than 30 international awards, including the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, Best Director at the Viña del Mar Film Festival and the Felix Award at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. . Spotlights and retrospectives have been dedicated to his work at the Bafici in Buenos Aires in 2006, at the Latin American Film Festival of Rosario (Argentina) 2011, at the Cineteca Nacional de México in 2016 and at the International Documentary Festival of Santiago FIDOCS ( Chile) 2016.
Some of my works as DOP: Amarillo. Dir: Eduardo Lamas. The swimmer. Dir: Gabriela Guillermo. The intention of the hummingbird. Dir: Sergio DeLeon. Mateina. Dir: Joaquín Peñagaricano and Pablo Abdala. golden weddings Dir: Lorenzo Tocco. Belmonte. Dir: Federico Veiroj. The engineer. Director: Diego Arsuaga. Documentary series “In transit” produced by Taxi films.
Andrea Afanador Llach
Social communicator of the Externado de Colombia dedicated to audiovisual management. She has been working at Proimágenes Colombia since 2005, currently as Director of National Development. Under her responsibility are the convening of the Film Development Fund, the training programs as well as the strategy for the promotion and circulation of Colombian films in the country. She is a teacher of the audiovisual projects workshop in the Master’s degree in management and audiovisual production at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá.
Ángela Viglietti has a degree in Communication, with a Diploma in cultural management (Interdisciplinary Space – Udelar) and a Master’s degree in public policy where she develops her thesis on film policy (FCS – Udelar). She has taught classes at the University of the Republic on Theory of visual communication, and has researched and published works related to national cinema. Since 2014, she coordinates the Film and Audiovisual Development Fund of the National Film and Audiovisual Institute.
Carolina Campo Lupo
Film producer and director, professor at ORT University. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication, she studied Cinema and Arts at the National Center for the Arts (Mx) and Experimental Documentary (University College of London). She produced: Hospi, The flowers of my family, The frozen man, The children of the earth, among others. She directed: Sweet Home, The Frozen Man, The Children of the Earth, In Your DNA, The Fable of the Turtle and the Flower.
Award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Clare has spent more than twenty years working on social issues ranging from the armed conflict in Colombia and sexual violence as a weapon of war to the global spread of cumbia music. Her debut Amazona premiered at IDFA, was distributed in 11 countries and was nominated for the Goya Awards. Alis just premiered in the Berlinale and won the Crystal Bear in the Generation Plus 14 and a Teddy award. She was twice a winner of the Colombian National Journalism Award. Her projects have been supported by Ibermedia, Sundance, Catapult, IDFA Bertha Fund, Chicken&Egg, Tribeca, and the Colombian Film Fund. She has directed several documentaries and doc series for TV channels. She is a founding member of Casatarantula. Clare has been a teacher of filmmaking in several universities and frequently is invited as a jury in film funds.
Film Producer graduated from the University of Chile. He is Executive Director of the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc, from where he directs MIRADOC and CONECTA. In 2018, he directed the CHILEDOC sector brand. He is the founder of the company CangrejoFilms, where he produces fiction and documentary short and feature films. Since 2014 he is the producer of Fundación MAFI. He has produced the Documentary Feature Films PROPAGANDA and DIOS.
Uruguay, 1984. Montajista y director. Dirigió con Federico Borgia El campeón del mundo (2019). Como montajista ha trabajado en documentales como Bosco, El campeón del mundo, La libertad es una palabra grande, Alter, Vida a bordo, Nueva Venecia, Espíritu inquieto, Tierra de niños, Historia de invierno, El retrato de mi padre, El Anhelo del alma, Carne, Carmín, Tres hermanas, Dizer Adeus.
Gustavo Vasco (Colombia) is an anthropologist from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota (2005) and filmmaker from La Femis film school in Paris (2010), Gustavo Vasco has worked as an editor on multiple film and television projects that have traveled the world in various festivals and exhibition platforms. In the documentary field he has worked on the feature films “Todo comenzó por el fin” by Luis Ospina, “Pizarro” by Simón Hernández, “Amazona” by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolás Van Hemelryck, “Señorita María, la falda de la montaña” by Rubén Mendoza, “La casa de Mama Icha”, by Oscar Molina, “Suspensión” by Simón Uribe, “Cantos que inunda el río” by Germán Arango and “Amor rebelde” by Alejandro Bernal. He was also the chief editor of the Netflix original documentary “Diomedes, el ídolo, el misterio y la tragedia”. He recently edited with Anne Fabini the new project by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolás Van Hemelryck, “”Alis”, which premiered at the Berlinale 2022 where it won the Teddy Award in the documentary category and the Crystal Bear in the Generation section. For the film “Todo comenzó por el fin”, he was awarded the Macondo Award – given by the Colombian Film Academy – for best editing in 2016. With “Amazona” he again received the Macondo award for best editing in 2018. He has served as a professor at the Film School of the National University of Colombia, the Central University in Bogota, the Javeriana University in Bogota and the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He is a founding member of the Colombian film festival in Paris “El perro que ladra” and is a founding member of the Colombian Association of film editors E.C.C.A.
Degree in Audiovisual Communication, Audiovisual Producer. Teacher. She has been dedicated to the design and management of public policies in the area since 2008. She was responsible for the Development Area of the National Film and Audiovisual Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture until 2013, and its General Coordinator until 2020. She is responsible of Interinstitutional Programs of INCAU, from where it manages the Uruguay Audiovisual Program and SeriesUy.
Documentary film director and producer, born in 1969. Founder in 1995 of LA MAROMA productions and in 2006 of the DocsMX festival. For more than 25 years as a director and producer, he has carried out numerous documentary feature film projects, series and TV shows. Selected and awarded in renowned festivals around the world. He is also, since 2011, a founding member of the Mexican Network of Film Festivals A.C.
Juan Ignacio Fernandez Hope
Juan Ignacio Fernandez Hoppe. He has a degree in Communication Sciences (UCU), a teacher of Film Editing at the Uruguayan Film School and of Documentary Screenplay at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Publisher of: Bon Voyage, Alone, The Frozen Man, Clever, Breathe, Freedom is a Big Word and The World Champion. He directed the documentary Las flores de mi familia, best Latin American film award at FIDOCS, Santiago de Chile.
Montevideo, Uruguay, 1988. Graduated with a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of the Republic (Udelar). She works as an editor, especially in documentary film. Among his works are: “Opera prima” by Marcos Banina, “The intention of the Hummingbird” by Sergio De León, “One of us” by Soledad Castro, “Delia” by Victoria Pena, “Ese Soplo” by Valentina Baracco and ” Snow bloomed in stars” by Sergio De León.
Outstanding Chilean producer, nominated for the Oscar, Goya, Ariel and Platinum awards for her film “El Agent Topo”. She produced the documentary “Flow” by director Nicolás Molina, premiered at Sheffield Doc fest 2018 and winner of the Best National Film award at SANFIC Film Festival and Docs Valparaíso. She is the executive producer of Nicolás Molina’s “Gaucho Americano” premiered at Hot Docs 2021 and is producing Maite Alberdi’s next documentary feature film. She is currently producing the documentary “Humedal” by Nicolás Molina; “Kaksori” a co-production with South Korea and the USA, and her first fiction feature film “Los Pajaros” by Sebastián Muñoz (“El Principe”). She is the Industry Director of FIDOCS and since 2020 she teaches executive production courses at the Universidad Católica de Chile, where she also leads the new short film distributor Prisma UC.
María Augusta Ramos
María Augusta Ramos (Brazil) studied documentary film in Amsterdam and has been a guest at festivals worldwide since the start of her career. Her films have received multiple awards. In 2013, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights honored Maria Ramos with the Marek Nowicki Prize for her examination of the subject human rights.
Mariana Vinoles (Melo, Uruguay). She grows up in Melo, a city in the interior of Uruguay. At the age of 18 she travels to the capital. There she studies Social Communication and conducts film training workshops. In 2001 she travels to Belgium and studies Direction of Photography. In 2004 she co-founded Cronopio film. Between 2005 and 2015 she filmed and directed five documentary feature films. Her documentary “El mundo de Carolina” premieres in 2015 in the official competition of the IDFA (International Film Festival of Amsterdam). In 2016, Cronopio film dissolved and Mariana founded La Piscina film to continue dedicating herself to the creation of independent films.
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 she founded Walden a documentary training residence. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Nicolás van Hemelryck
Award-winning filmmaker with a background as an architect and photographer. His work reflects on how the way we tell stories determines how we relate with everything around us. Co-founder of the production company Casatarantula and the distribution and promotion agency DOC:CO. His latest film ALIS premiered at the Berlinale, where it won the Crystal Bear and the Teddy Award. AMAZONA, his first feature film, was nominated for Best Ibero-American Film at the Goya and Fenix Awards. His films have been selected at Berlinale, IDFA, HotDocs, Bafici, Guadalajara, Havana, Cinema du Reel, Dok Leipzig, Sheffield, DocNYC and have been distributed in several countries. Nicolás has co-produced with France, Romania, Scotland, Chile, Brazil and USA, and his work has been supported by Ibermedia, Sundance, Catapult, the IDFA Bertha Fund, Chicken & Egg, Tribeca, Proimagenes, the Romanian Film Center and Señal Colombia. Nicolas has been selected for La Fabrique Cinema at the Cannes Film Festival, Dok Incubator, EAVE, IDFAcademy, GoodPitch, Tribeca Network, Campus Latino and IFP. Nicolas is a member of EAVE, the Colombian Film Academy, Global Impact Producers and Cinema 23. As a cinematographer he was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Fenix Awards. As a photographer his work has been exhibited in America, Europe and Asia. Nicolás has been a film advisor and professor at EICTV and in various national venues, and has been a jury member for film competitions.
PAULA GOMES is part of the Bahian collective Plano 3 Filmes, which has been working in partnership since 2006, where they have carried out more than 15 projects together. Among them, the documentary “Jonas e o Circo sem Lona” and the fiction feature “Filho de Boi” stand out. “Jonas e o Circo sem Lona” had its world premiere at the IDFA and was shown in shows and festivals in 25 countries, having received 13 awards, including the Audience Award at the Toulouse Festival (France) and the Best Opera Prima at the MiradasDoc Festival. (Spain). “Filho de Boi” premiered at the Busan Festival, in Asia, and went through other major festivals such as Mostra de São Paulo, Festival de Cine de Guadalajara (Mexico) and Festival de Málaga (Spain), where it received the Public. At this moment, the collective is working on its new projects, the documentaries “Sam” and “Abraços do Fim do Mundo” and the fiction feature “Saudade faz morada aqui Dentro”.
Sergio De León
(Ismael Cortinas, Flores, 1971) With his production company Vislumbre he has produced and directed the documentary “La intention del Colibrí”, winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the Detour Festival in 2020 and Best Uruguayan Documentary 2021 by the Uruguayan Film Critics Association . It was selected at the Trieste Latin American Film Festival and the Vancouver Film Festival, DocMontevideo Documentary Week, Llamale H, AtlantiDoc, Festival Asterisco and BioBio. For more than 20 years he has worked as assistant director and production director, working among other directors with Aldo Garay, Beatriz Flores Silva, Agustín Banchero, Álvaro Brechner, Agustín Toscano, César Charlone, Daniel Hendler and Manolo Nieto. He was a teacher at the EICTV, in several faculties in Uruguay and today he is a teacher at the Workshop for the Realization of the Degree in Languages and Audiovisual Media of Fine Arts at the University of the Republic. He is currently developing his first fictional film, “Always return.”
Travis Wilkerson’s internationally recognized film work crosses the boundaries of documentary and fiction, performance and activism. At the epicenter of his work is the permanent search for meeting points between aesthetic eloquence and political commitment, produced with absolute modesty of material resources, in the most self-sufficient way possible. His films have been screened in hundreds of theaters and festivals around the world, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, the FID in Marseille and the Louvre Museum. In 2020, The New Yorker rated his most recent film, “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” as one of the “Sixty-two films that shaped the art of documentary filmmaking”. His work with Erin Wilkerson on Creative Agitation was included in the Venice Biennale. His writings on cinema have appeared in Cineaste, Kino! and Senses of Cinema. Currently, he teaches film directing at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore. He is also the founding editor of “Now: A Journal of Urgent Praxis.”
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.