Agata Czerner - Head of Operations of TorinoFilmLab | Italy
Born in Poland, Agata graduated in Italian Philology at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland). In 2005 she started working in Torino Film Festival Accreditation Office, becoming head of the Office in 2010. In 2008 she worked as a production assistant on the set of “Giallo” - directed by Dario Argento. From 2008 until 2012, Agata was in charge of the Torino GLBT Film Festival Accreditation Office. She joined TorinoFilmLab in February 2011 as Project Manager for Script&Pitch, AdaptLab and Story Editing programmes. She is currently TFL Head of Operations.
Alan Milligan – Producer of Filmfarms | Norway
Alan had careers as a speech writer in the US Senate and a software entrepreneur before fully engaging in the film industry from 2010. As producer, co-producer and executive producer Alan has won the Dragon Award in Gothenburg (Letter to the King), Critics Award in Venice (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) and Un Certain Regard in Cannes (Rams). His next two films Valley of Shadows and Excuse all the Blood has Hengameh Panahi at Celluloid Dreams as international sales agent
Anna Glogowski - Independent Consultant | France/Brazil
Independent Consultant in Documentary project development (DOC CORNER -Cannes; ARCHIDOC –Paris; DOK INCUBATOR –Prague – VISIONS DU REEL - Nyon). Member of Funding Commissions in France (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde - Aide au Court-Métrage Documentaire – CNC). International advisor for IT’S ALL TRUE documentary festival, Brazil, since 2003. International advisor for DOCS THESSALONIKI (Greece) – 2017. Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at France 3 (Public TV) from 2005 to end of 2015. After a career in research and teaching in Sociology, joins the French Pay-TV Canal+ in 1984 at its start until end of 2002, as Deputy Director, then Director of the Documentary Department. Festival programmer at Paris Cinéma and Biarritz Latin-American Film festival (2003-2005). Coordination of the PARIS-PROJECT co-production meeting. During the year of Brazil in France (2005), main advisor for Cinema and Audiovisual events for the Association Française d’Action Artistique (AFAA). Jury member at FILMER A TOUT PRIX, IDFA, DOK LEIPZIG, DOCLISBOA, VISIONS DU REEL, IT’S ALL TRUE, DOCAVIV, ONE WORLD, DOCUDAYS, MILLENIUM, CINEMED, etc… During a sabbatical year in 2011, director of DOCLISBOA, after several years as member of the selection committee. Co-director of the film TERRA DE ABRIL (1977) with Philippe Costantini. Director of the film MAES MOCAMBICANAS (Super8 – 1978). Sound person on several documentaries shot in France and in Portugal.
Arne Kohlweyer - Coordinator Script Station Script Station of Berlinale Talents | Germany
Arne is currently in his seventh year coordinating the Script Station (Screenplay development Lab) of Berlinale Talents. Since 2014 he is also Head of Development for 42film in Halle/Saale, where he is aquiring, co-developing and producing international co-productions. Additionally he works as independent script consultant and filmmaker. After finishing his studies in film direction at FAMU in Prague, Arne writes and directs for film and television and got nominated for the prestigious Grimme-Award in 2017. He is a member of the German Screenwriter's Guild (VDD) since 2010 and has been a participant of Torino Film Lab and Berlinale Talents in the past.
Augusto Matte - Producer of Jirafa | Chile
After studying film at Universidad Católica de Chile, Augusto Matte started to work as distribution manager for various films, including “The Young Butler” by Marcela Said (Berlinale 2011). In the meantime he entered ACCION AUDIOVISUAL, an IDB (Interamerican Development Bank) funded program for the development of the Chilean film industry, as coordinator. In 2012 he assumed the role of executive producer and distribution director in JIRAFA (www.jirafa.cl), a production company specialized in director driven films. Since the beginning of 2014 he’s the manager of the company, developing projects from Marcela Said, Alejandro Fernandez, Christopher Murray, among others.
Bruno Salas – Producer of Trampa Films | Chile
Bruno Salas (Chile). On 2011 Salas co founded TRAMPA films, company which produced his debut feature Gas leaks (2014), awarded at the Architecture Film Festival of Spain, Festival de la Memoria Documental Iberoamericano (Mexico), Santiago International Film Festival (Chile), Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon, and Santiago International Documentary Film Festival FIDOCS (Chile). Currently, produces and directs the documentary The collection at risk (Chile-México), produces Caminero (Chile-Portugal) and Especulópolis, a full length documentary and interactive.
Daniela Camino – Producer of Mimbre Producciones | Chile
Daniela is a filmmaker graduated from Universidad Católica de Chile. She has worked as a producer, editor and director for various companies specilizing in documentary films. In 2013 she founded Mimbre Producciones with produce Rocío Romero. In Mimbre Daniela produces documentaries (The journey of Monalisa, 130 children) and participates as co-scripwriter (Albertina, the coleric) and co-director (Falcons).
Florencia Gil - Sales and acquisitions manager of Loco Films | France
Florencia Gil started her career in São Paulo, as a theatre director and producer. In 2010 she participated in UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing, in Los Angeles, CA. Back to Brazil she worked for São Paulo Film Festival. Based in Paris since 2011, she has obtained a Master Degree in Media at Paris 8, with a research about independent film distribution in Brazil, followed by the one-year producer’s program Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, handled by LA FEMIS, NFTS and Filmakademie and supported by Media and Arte. Since 2012, she has worked as a sales agent for several such as Rezo Films, Independent (London) and La Luna.
Gabor Greiner - Head of Acquisitions of Films Boutique | Germany
After his studies of Cultural Management in Vienna, Birmingham and Chicago, Gabor worked as a journalist and film critic at Austria's largest web-based cultural magazine, cycamp. In 2003, he moved to Brussels to take charge of the distribution support department of the media program at the European Commission's Film Fund, which was created to support the European audiovisual sector. In 2009, Gabor became acquisitions executive at the international sales agent, The Match Factory, specialized in edgy art house films from all over the world. In August 2010, Gabor moved to Berlin to take over acquisitions of the French-German sales company, Films Boutique which has won several prestigious prizes (Golden Bear, Golden Lion, Cannes Camera d'Or) for its small, hand-picked catalogue.
Gudula Meinzolt - Head of Doc Outlook International Market Market (Visions du Réel) and producer of Autentika Films | Switzland
GudulaMeinzolt has been working in cultural management in areas such as investigation, promotion, organization of festivals, distribution, exhibition e production. Several experiences in Latin America and Africa reinforced her interest and commitment for cultural diversity and cultural exchange. Since 2004 Gudula has been working on co production and distribution with the producers Mil Colores Media e Autentika Films. She did several co productions in conjunction with Paulo de Carvalho as Dioses, of Josué Méndez and Paraísoof HéctorGálvez, in Peru. They coproduced feature length documentaries and fiction films in different roles and stages, especially with directors from Latin America, Spain e European partners. Her films have won awards in Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam and Venice. From 2005 to 2010 Gudula was manager of the Mannheim Meetings, the international forum for coproduction, sales and distribution of the International Film Festival of Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2010 she is Head of the Doc Outlook – International Market at the International Film Festival “Visions du Réel” in Switzerland.
Inke Van Loocke - Coordinator CineMart & Rotterdam Lab of Festival Internacional de Cinema de Rotterdam | Netherlands
While studying Film and Television at the University of Utrecht Inke Van Loocke started working for IFFR in various departments. Since 2011 she has been working for CineMart, the co- production market of IFFR. Since 2015 she coordinates CineMart and manages Rotterdam Lab and is responsible for various IFFR PRO - related events. Inke is part of the selection committee of the Hubert Bals Fund and has served on several juries for international markets and festivals.
Jasmin Basic – Programmer of Visions du Réel, VSE | Switzland
Film historian and curator, Master of Arts in Cinema. She has collaborated as coordinator and programmer with several festivals, in Switzerland and abroad : Visions du Réel, Festival Tous Ecrans (Geneva), Split International Film Festival (Croatia), NIFFF (Neuchâtel), Animafest Zagreb, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights – FIFDH (Geneva), Solothurn Film Festival, International Animation Festival Fantoche (Baden). She has curated retrospectives on Michael Mann, Charles Burnett, David Cronenberg, Michael Snow, Harun Farocki, Atom Egoyan and on the Yugoslav Black Wave, and has developed programmes and events focused on international TV series. She has also collaborated with the Geneva University of Arts & Design (HEAD), the Cinemathèque of Tangier (Morocco), the Centre for the Image La Virreina in Barcelona, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the French Cinémathèque, the Centre Pompidou, the Cahiers du Cinéma and the Forum des Images in Paris. Since 2013, she’s in charge of the Focus section at Visions du Réel. www.visionsdureel.ch.
Jorge Botero -Creative Director / Producer of Séptima Films – Colombia
Jorge Andrés Botero studied Communication with an audiovisual emphasis. In 2006 he founded Séptima Films, which has produced video documentaries for ONG’s. Séptima has been awarded seven grants from Colombia’s Film Development Fund. La Playa D.C. (2012) by director Juan Andrés Arango was the first fiction feature developed by Séptima and has his world premiere at 2012 Cannes Festival. Currently, Botero it’s working in the post-production of FOR SALE. Botero it’s also co-producer of NN by Héctor Gálvez, and associate producer of Franco Lolli’s Gente de bien. Now is about to release X-500, the new film of Juan Andrés Arango and developing No Shriek of mine by Yira Plaza and Memoria del Puerto by Juan Roa among others.
José Rodriguez - Director, Documentary Programs of Tribeca Film Institute | USA
José F Rodriguez is the Director of Documentary Programs at Tribeca Film Institute, where he oversees the growth and funding for all of their documentary funds and leads documentary workshops throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he grew up with a passion for movies. After interning as an assistant to producer Amy Hobby, he settled in New York City and became a script/book reader for a production company while also working on commercials, short films and features. He wrote and directed the fiction short DEAD-END (2016), and is currently on the festival circuit with his documentary short Adolescencia (2017).
Luis González - Executive Director of DocMontevideo / DocSP | Uruguai/Brazil
Executive Director of DocMontevideo, Meeting of Latin American Broadcasters - Training, Market and Network Space (2009-2017). Organizer of DOCSP - International Documentary Meeting of São Paulo (2015-2017). Member of the Advisory Board of the TAL Latin American Television Network (2010-2017). Director of the Association of Producers of Uruguay (2014-2015). Coordinator of the call for documentaries Visor América Latina of the chain Al Jazeera English (2011-2014). Adviser of contents in TevéCiudad, Public TV of Montevideo (2012-2013). Jury and consultant in funds and film festivals: CNTV (Chile, 2010), INCAA (Argentina, 2011), ICAU (Uruguay, 2011), FIDOCS (Chile, 2011), DocsDF (2011), DocTVLatinoamerica , 2013), FONA (Uruguay, 2014), Cartagena Film Festival (Colombia, 2016), MiradasDoc (Spain, 2017), BAM (Colombia, 2017). Master in Documentary Creation, Pompeu Fabra University (Spain, 2006-07). Master in Business Enterprise, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain, 2014). Graduated from the School of Cinema of Uruguay (1995-99).
Michelle van Beusekom -Executive Director of English Language Production of National Film Board of Canada | Canada
Michelle van Beusekom is the Executive Director of English Language Production at the National Film Board of Canada. She leads the editorial and creative direction, operations, and finances for five production studios. The NFB's English Program has about 100 projects underway at any given time and releases on average 30 projects per year. Recent releases include the feature documentaries Angry Inuk, The Apology, A Better Man and The Road Forward; the short animations Me & My Moulton, If I Was God and Hedgehog's Home; and the VR theatre-doc hybrid Hold Me Close. Prior to joining the NFB in 2006, Michelle worked as a production executive at Canada's public broadcaster CBC and the specialty channel WTN (Women's Television Network). She has a Masters degree in Social and Political Thought and speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Paula Ossandón – Coordinator of comunicatios of Chiledoc | Chile
Journalist specialized on documentary films, research and teaching. Dedicated to the development of strategies for dissemination and marketing for documentaries, creation of campaigns for massive promotion of contents through digital networks and the press, elaboration of actions aiming impact and the compromising of audiences (outreach & engagement). She works as editor in written and digital media, participates in audiovisual realizations, organization of industry meetings, and is ahead of communication areas in public and private departments. In Chiledoc, she is also the head of the communications team, digital networks and design, for the organization itself and the various programs that Chiledoc executes.
Paulo de Carvalho - Festival curator / Producer of Autentika Films | Germany
Brazilian, living in Germany since 1989, developing activities in Latin-American film production, publication and curating in international festivals. Was a film correspondent for Latin America, Spain and Portugal and Member of the Selection committee of the International Festival of Locarno, Switzerland from 2000 to 2008 and a consultant for Latin American films for Director’s Fortnight from Cannes and for International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. He is Founder and Artistic Director of CineLatino Festival in Tübingen/Stuttgart, one of the most important platforms for the Spanish and Latin American cinema in Germany. Has founded the independent film production company Cachoeira Films, Tübingen in 1999, where he dedicates himself to the production, consulting and international promotion of Latin-American filmmakers. In 2007 he founded the independent film production company Autentika Films, Berlin, with GudulaMeinzolt.
Rachel Ellis - Producer of Desvia | Brazil
Rachel Ellis was born in the UK and migrated to Recife, Brazil in 2004 where she lives and works. She has a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and worked in International Development untill 2009. In 2010 she founded DESVIA with director Gabriel Mascaro. Rachel is a creative producer whose work focuses on all phases of production from script & project development through to post-production and distribution with a particular focus on international coproduction. The films she has produced, which include the award winning NEON BULL (2015) and AUGUST WINDS (2014) have all been screened in competition at important festivals including IDFA, Venice, Locarno & Toronto, winning over 100 awards and critcial acclaim. As well as producing and co-writing two new projects by Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel is also currently co-producing films from Argentina, Uruguai and Portugal.
Raul Nino Zambrano - Programmer of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam | Netherlands
Raul Niño Zambrano (the 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 one of the curators of IDFA’s First Appearance Competition as well as the Student Documentary Competition. Other fields of interest include data visualization and multimodal metaphor.
Remi Bonhomme - Program manager ofSemaine de la Critique de Cannes | France
Rémi Bonhomme is the Programme Manager of La Semaine de la Critique since 2009. In 2014, he created the Next Step program dedicated to support the short film-makers selected at La Semaine de la Critique as they branch out into features. Rémi is also board’s member of Metropolis Art Cinema in Beirut and cofounder of the company MC Distribution (Lebanon). He was associate producer on the Lebanese feature film Every Day is a Holiday by Dima El-Horr, which premiered at Toronto Festival in 2009. Remi served as Jury in Busan, Morelia, Thessaloniki, Los Cabos, Durban, Cartagena and Buenos Aires’ Festivals. He was a commission member of the Grants of the Doha Film Institute and is currently member of the commission for the French-Portuguese Fund of the CNC and ICA.
Rosa Martinez – Produtocer of Ruda Cine | Argentina
Rosa Martínez Rivero studied Theatre Direction and since the 90's works in the Film Industry. In BAFICI, she worked as a short film programmer and as coordinator at Cine Argentino (between 1999 and 2004) and then as General Producer of the Festival (between 2008 and 2012). In 2006, she founded RudaCine, with Violeta Bava, an office dedicated to Argentinean and Latin American productions. They work with directors such as Martín Rejtman, Milagros Mumenthaler, Teddy Williams, Federico León, among others.
Sandro Fiorin – World Sales of FiGa Films | USA
Sandro Fiorin founded FiGa Films in Los Angeles on January 2006 with partner, Cuban-American Alex Garcia, to discover and distribute Latin American content in North America, as well as represent them worldwide. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, he went to film school in São Paulo (FAAP) and New York (New School), where he lived and worked for 14 years before relocating to California in 2001. Positions at the Film Forum, Universal, and First Look Films are part of his 20-year career in the industry. Mr. Fiorin has been invited as a jury member and to conduct panel discussions on the state of alternative distribution in Sundance, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian and the United Nations in Geneva.
Séverine Roinssard - Producer / Coordinator of La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde (Cannes) and producer of Parati Films | France
Séverine started Parati Films with the goal of creating a cinematic exchange program, most notably between France, Europe and the countries of Latin America. The dynamism of the three areas of Parati Films: event organization and provision of services, script, screenplay and subtitle translation (including consulting services), and production, has resulted in collaborations with countless professionals from the world of cinema and international festivals. One such example is the Cannes Film Festival, where since 2011 Parati has been the official partner of the InstitutFrancais in the selection of projects and the coordination of the La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde program. Today Séverine is focusing part of her work also on the Educação e a Imagem (“Education and the Image”) project: after being launched in Chile with the support of Unicef andKinder Cine,is now taking the program to other countries in Latin America.
Tevo Díaz – Producer of Trébol 3 Producciones | Chile
Hailing from sunny Viña del Mar of Chile, Tevo graduated in Communications & Visuals arts. In 1998 he moves to New York, where he works as cinematographer in films, music videos and TV. He directed the award winner documentary Señales de Ruta (2000). In 2010 he comes back to Chile to starts the production company called Trebol 3 Productions, carrying out projects as documentaries and television. He directed the award-winning documentary Death Penalty (2013) and TV series Shipwrecks (2015).