Bruno Betatti produced the feature films El Cielo la tierra y la lluvia (2008), Ilusiones ópticas (2009), Huacho (2009), Manuel de Ribera (2010), Bonsái (2011), Il Futuro (2013) and The Summer of flying fish (2013). He has a bachelors degree in Philosophy, is a consultant for audiovisual projects and the director of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdívia (2010-2013). Lecturer at TyPA, BoliviaLab, EAVE Puentes, among others, has also lectured on 13 chilean cities with the purpose of training new audiovisual producers on all Chile. He is member of Eurodoc 2011, as well as member of ACE-Producers since 2009.
Mariana Rondon was born in Venezuela and is a film director, screenwriter and visual artist. Her works include Postales de Leningrado (2007), winner of the Abrazo award at the Festival de Biarritz, and Pelo Malo (2013), winner at the Festival de San Sebastián in 2013.
Marité Ugás was born in Lima, Peru. After getting a degree in Communication from the University of Lima, she joined the first generation of EICTV, in Cuba, were she directed Barrio Belen, a documentary film about the harbor of Havana, awarded in Helsinki, Paris and Rome. Her first short films already showed a personal rhythm style, such as Algo caía en el silencio and Cotidiano, which were awarded in New York, Bilbao, Maryland and Rome. In 1991 she created her company Sudaca Films, based in Caracas, where she works as director, producer, editor and writer. Her first feature film, A la media noche y media (co-directed with Mariana Rondón), was screened at more than 40 international film festivals, such as Tokyo, Rotterdam and Seattle. As a producer and editor, she released in 2007 Postales de Leningrado, which won 23 international awards. Her second film, El Chico que miente was supported by CNAC (National Autonomous Cinematography Center in Venezuela), by Ibermedia and by the EDD-Germany.
Micaela Cajahuaringa Schreiber
Micaela Cajahuaringa Schreiber is a peruvian cinematographer who lives in Fortaleza, where she works independently on fiction and documentary features. Cajahuaringa has done cinematography and camera work in feature films produced by Sudaca Films, which have won international awards for Best Camera Work and Best Cinematography. She has mainly worked on peruvian feature films with directors such as Francisco Lombardi, Fabrizio Aguilar, Alvaro Velarde and Ronnie Temoche, among others. Graduated at the University of Lima, during her third year, in 1986, she won a scholarship to study at the newly created EICTV in Cuba. She has specialized in Cinematography, attending workshops by filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Ricardo Aronovich and Cesar Charlone. When she felt the need to add to her cinematography and study the fine arts deeper to achieve a more integrated visual language, she went to the Fine Arts School of Corriente Alterna for three years, and in 2003 she specialized in technology at the Corcoran School of Arts in Washington. In 2003 she goes back to EICTV as a professor and head of the Cinematography chair until July 2006. In Fortaleza she works with Marcus Moura doing cinematography on his documentaries. She is currently filming the documentary Imburana.
Nadia Dresti began her career in the movie business in 1984, in the Festival del Film Locarno. In 1988 she joined the 20th Century Fox-Columbia TriStar office in Geneva as marketing director for Switzerland. In 1990 she founded her own company specialized in promotion. In 1998 she began working with the Marché du Film at Cannes and the European Film Market at the Berlinale. She then became a member of the Festival del Film Locarno selection committee, was elected head of the Industry Office and took part in the launching of Open Doors, the co-production workshop of the festival. In 2006 Nadia Dresti was elected a deputy for the artistic direction of the Festival del film Locarno, and in 2013 she became also head of international affairs. She is a member of the Federal Film Commission at the Federal Cultural Office of Switzerland.
Sandro Fiorin founded FiGa Films in Los Angeles on January 2006, with Cuban-American partner Alex Garcia, to discover and distribute Latin American content in North America, as well as represent it worldwide. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, he went to film school at FAAP in São Paulo and the New School in New York, 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 18-year career in the industry. Fiorin has been invited to be a jury member and conduct panel discussions on the state of alternative distribution in Sundance, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian and the United Nations in Geneva.
Silvia Cruz is the founder of Vitrine Filmes, a film distribution company, mainly dedicated to Brazilian titles. Founded in 2010, the company has more than 40 Feature titles on its catalogue. Among them are Daniel Ribeiro’s Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho, which has been seen by more than 200 thousand viewers, and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s O som ao redor named by the New York Times as one of the ten best films of 2012. Both films were chosen to represent Brazil at the Oscars. Silvia has also worked in film distribution at Pandora Filmes and at Europa Filmes, and she was also as film programmer at Cineclube Belas Artes, where she was responsible for the Vá ao Cinema program.