Mariana Pinheiro graduated in Communications from PUC-Minas and worked for almost ten years producing film festival and events such as É Tudo Verdade, Festival do Rio and Anima Mundi, among others. Mariana worked as an assistant director on Helvécio Marins and Clarissa Campolina’s feature Girimunho, on Marcos Pimentel’s shorts Taba and Pólis, and on Luiz Fernando Caravalho’s TV-series Hoje é dia de Maria. Since 2007 she has been working as a curator and film project analyst, having taken part in selection committees for film festivals, the State Cultural Department in Rio de Janeiro and Programadora Brasil. She is currently working at TV Globo as an artistic researcher.
Rafael Sampaio is a producer, film programmer and curator. He has worked at various cultural institutions, such as Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Cine Olido and Cinemateca Brasileira. He is the director of BrLab – a Brazilian project development lab produced by his company Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual, under which he also coordinates the project development labs for fiction and animation series supported by Prodav 04/2013.