BrLab 2015

Panelists

  • Agustina Llambi Campbell

    Agustina LLambi Campbell worked as production manager on films such as Pablo Trapero’s Nacido y Criado, Leonera and Carancho, Albertina Carri’s La Rabia, and as executive producer on Ezequiel Acuña’s Excursiones. In 2011 she founded the production company La Unión de los Ríos. She worked as executive producer on Santiago Mitre’s El Estudiante and La Patota (Paulina); Alejandro Fadel’s Los Salvajes, and Hugo Santiago’s El Cielo del Centauro. She is currently producing La Cordillera, Santiago Mitre’s third feature and Los Vagos, Gustavo Biazzi’s first feature. Her future projects include Alejandro Fadel’s Muere, Monstruo, Muere and Martín Mauregui’s 1922.

  • Barbara Sturm

    Barbara Sturm has worked in the film market since 2006. She studied at Academia Internacional de Cinema and was a cinematographer on several short films. She’s been a director at Pandora Filmes for the past four years, where she was responsible for the acquisition and release of films such as Celine Sciama’s Tomboy, Christian Petzold’s Barbara and Anna Muylaert’s breakthrough Que horas ela volta?. She is also a programmer at the cult movie theatre Caixa Belas Artes in São Paulo and founder and curator of Cineramabc – Festival Internacional de Cinema em Balneário Camboriú.
  • Geraldine Chaplin

    Geraldine Chaplin was born in 1944. British actress and eldest daughter of Charles Chaplin and Oona O’Neill, she was eight years old when her family moved from the United States to Switzerland. She was first seen on the screen when her father included her in the film Limelight. Her first credited role was in Crime on a summer morning, by Jacques Deray, and she was boosted to fame in 1965 with Doctor Zhivago, by David Lean. Chaplin developed an important collaboration with Spanish director Carlos Saura. She has acted in more than 140 films and TV productions.
  • Gerardo Michelin

    Gerardo Michelin has a degree in Communications and he began his professional career as a producer in several TV shows in his native country, Uruguay. In 1998 he moved to Madrid. In Spain, among other works he was nominated the international press chief at Cartoon Forum and Cartoon Movie, both events promoted by the European Animation Producers Association (Cartoon), aimed at fostering animation and coproduction of European animation series and feature films. In 2007 he created LatAm Cinema, a website for professionals specialized in Latin American cinema and one of the main sources of information in the sector, where is currently the director.
  • Giancarlo Nasi

    Giancarlo Nasi was awarded a scholarship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and a master’s in Intellectual Property Law at Sciences Po Paris. He also studied Film at Universidade de São Paulo and obtained an Executive Film Production degree at Universidad Católica de Chile and a Filmmaking degree at Universidad de Chile. He is now a manager and producer at his companies Rampante and Don Quijote Films in Chile. Giancarlo has produced many feature films, and coproduced César Acevedo’s La tierra y la sombra, winner of Cannes’ Cámera d’Or in 2015.
  • Jorge Forero

    Jorge Forero, filmmaker, studied in Colombia, Cuba and São Paulo. He directed the short films Unos de esos días and Sometamos o matemos, as well as the documentaries En el fondo del pozo and Armero – deconstrucción. He is a founding partner at Burning Blue, where he co-produced Enrica Pérez’s Climas (Warsaw, 2014) and Diego Lerman’s Refugiado (Cannes, 2014). He was an associate producer in Oscar Ruiz Navia’s Los hongos (Locarno, 2014) and produced César Acevedo’s La tierra y la sombra (Caméra d’Or at Cannes, 2015). Violencia, his first feature as a director, premiered at Berlinale’s Forum section.
  • Juliana Vicente

    Juliana Vicente studied film at FAAP and at EICTV, in Cuba. She founded production company Preta Portê Filmes and directed Cores e botas, O olho e o zarolho, Leva, Escola das águas and As minas do RAP. She participated as a producer in labs such as BrLab, Rotterdam Lab, EAVE Puentes Australab and TorinoFilmLab FrameWork. She produced over 25 national and international short films and documentaries. In 2015 she participated in Berlinale Talents, distributed feature film Anna K. in theatres and coproduced César Acevedo’s La tierra y la sombra, winner of the Cámera d’Or award in Cannes.
  • Maria Carlota Bruno

    Maria Carlota Bruno has held since 1989 various positions at VideoFilmes, the independent production company created by Walter and João Salles. In 2011, she became an executive producer with the company and produced projects such as Eduardo Coutinho’s last documentary Last conversations, and Santiago Mitre’s Paulina, a co-production between Brazil and Argentina which won the FIPRESCI award at Cannes in 2015. She was also an executive producer in Jia Zhangke, a guy from Fenyang, the latest project directed by Walter Salles, which was presented at the Berlinale. The documentary was released in Brazil in September 2015, and will be released internationally by its French distributor MK2.
  • Paula Gastaud

    Paula Gastaud has been involved in the film industry since 2001, first working and developing film projects and TV content as an executive producer in Brazil. Since 2009 her focus has been the international market, developing business opportunities for Brazilian filmmakers in Europe and Latin America. In Sofa Digital since the company’s creation, she manages the licensing of independent content for distribution in VOD platforms in Latin America.
  • Paulo de Carvalho

    Paulo de Carvalho is the artistic director of the CineLatino Festival, one of Germany’s most important spaces for promotion of Spanish and Latin American cinema. He worked as a consultant on Spanish and Latin American film at several international festivals, including Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Dok Leipzig and Locarno. In recent years he has tutored Latin American filmmakers participating in Berlinale programs such as the Berlinale Residency and the International Co-Production Market – Talent Projects. Since 2010 he has also participated in the organization of Brazil CineMundi, in Belo Horizonte.

  • 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.

  • Thierry Lenouvel

    Thierry Lenouvel has a bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature and Cinema. In the 1980’s, he distributed through Les Films du Sémaphore films by Pedro Almodovar, Youssef Chahine and Emir Kusturica, among others. In the 1990’s, he worked as an independent press agent for more than 150 films. He is the co-founder of Cinemed Film Festival in Montpellier, the founder of Amiens’ Script Development Fund and Venice’s Final Cut. In 2001 he created Ciné-Sud Promotion, a company designed to promote art house films that so far has had 30 films produced and 200 international awards.