BrLab 2014

Palestrantes

  • Albertina Carri

    Albertina Carri – a director, producer and scriptwriter – was born in Buenos Aires in 1973, where she currently lives and works. She is one of the key figures to consolidate the concept of New Argentine Cinema, and her work is marked by versatility and constant investigation of different genres. Throughout the course of her career, she directed many short films, TV movies, TV series and four feature films: No quiero volver a casa, Los rubios, Geminis and La rabia. She has been awarded at film festivals Valencia, Las Palmas, Barcelona, Gijón, Bratislava, Monterrey, Transilvania, La Habana and Buenos Aires. She is the artistic director of Asterisco, Argentinian – Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ de Argentina.

  • Andrés Wood

    Andrés Wood graduated in Economy from Universidad Católica de Chile, and later went to New York to study Film at NYU. He directed the feature films Historias de fútbol, La fiebre del loco, Machuca, one of the most watched and awarded films in chilean cinema history, and La buena vida, which received the Goya award for Best Foreign Hispanic American Film. His latest feature as a director is Violeta se fue a los cielos, a Chile-Brazil-Argentina co-production. His work has been presented at the most important film festivals in the world, such as Cannes, Venezia, San Sebastián, Toronto and Sundance.

  • Bárbara Sonnewend

    Bárbara Sonnewend is a producer and designer. Graduated in Design at Senac, she started to work in audiovisual production with Coletivo Lumika. She is currently working as the production manager of the collective’s documentary Dentro de nós. In design, she worked in advertising agencies until she became autonomous, and is currently producing marketing content for films such as Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho, Setenta e O mercado de notícias. She is now doing her postgraduate studies in Technology Aesthetics at PUC-SP, and she also has an extension degree in Gender diversity and sexual orientation from FFLCH-USP.

  • Daniel Ribeiro

    Film director and scriptwriter, graduated in Audiovisual Studies at ECA-USP. He wrote and directed the short films Café com Leite (2008) and Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010), screened at over 180 international festivals, and winner of 115 awards. His first feature film, Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, won the FIPRESCI award and the Teddy award at the Berlinale.

  • Diana Almeida

    Diana Almeida is a Brazilian- Mozambican producer who lives and works in São Paulo. She was born in Maputo in 1983 and graduated from Escola de Comunicação e Arte da Universidade de São Paulo. In 2014 Diana released her first feature film, Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, co-directed by Daniel Ribeiro. The film premiered at the Berlinale, receiving the FIPRESCI and the Teddy awards. It was screened at more than 90 festivals, receiving 44 awards, and selected as Brazil’s official entry for the 2015 Academy Awards. She is currently working on Fabio Meira’s As Duas Irenes .

  • Gabriel Mascaro

    Gabriel Mascaro was born in Recife (Brazil) in 1983, where he still resides and works. Spanning cinema and the visual arts, his work has been shown at the Guggenheim, MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MoMA Documentary Fortnight and the Athens Biennale. He has written and directed four feature documentaries and two shorts that have screened at important film festivals including Rotterdam, IDFA, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, Leipzig, CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, BAFICI, Miami, Cartagena and others. Ventos de agosto is his first feature fiction. He is currently presenting the video Não é sobre sapatos at the 31st Bienal de São Paulo.

  • José Agripino

    José Agripino is a filmmaker, scriptwriter and producer, graduated in Audiovisual from Senac. He worked for three years as a producer at In-Edit Festival Internacional do Documentário Musical, and currently works as a digital communication strategist for film and television. He was co-responsible for the web marketing strategy for the releases of Daniel Ribeiro’s Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho and Jorge Furtado’s O mercado de notícias. He directed the short films Poliamor and Leve-me para sair, which together were seen by more than 1.2 million people in the web. He is currently a part of Lumika, a production collective focused on contents for young audiences.

  • Meinolf Zurhorst

    Meinolf Zurhorst studied Art History, Film, Television and Anthropology, worked as a film critic and wrote almost 20 books about film and actors. He was a tutor at the Mediterranean Film Business School, the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs – EAVE, the Atelier du Cinéma Europén e the Internationale Filmschule Köln. In 2000 he became director of the film department at the French-German broadcaster ZDF/ARTE, an associate producer and/or co-producer on Roy Andersson’s A pidgeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence (Golden Lion at the 2014 Viennale), Kornel Mondruczó’s White god (Un Certain Regard Prize in 2014), and Adrián Biniez’s El cinco de talleres, among other titles.

  • Sandro Fiorin

    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.

  • Sara Silveira

    Sara Silveira founded Dezenove Som e Imagens in 1991 alongside filmmaker Carlos Reichenbach, and has since then run the production company in partnership with Maria Ionescu. Her productions include the award-winning feature films Alma Corsária, Bicho de Sete Cabeças, Durval Discos and Cinema Aspirinas e Urubus, which won the National Educational Prize at Cannes in 2005 and the Un Certain Regard award, and was also the Brazilian Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2007 Academy Awards. She recently participated as a member of the jury at the 67th Festival de Locarno’s Carte Blanche selection, and also as president of the jury at the 62nd Festival de San Sebastián’s Horizontes Latinos session.

  • Silvia Cruz

    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.