Agustina Chiarino is the coordinator of the Project Development Committee on Uruguay’s Channel 10 and a university professor. She also works internationally, teaching workshops, providing tutoring and advisory services, and as a jury member in funds and festivals. In 2007, she joined Control Z Films and produced the feature films Gigante (directed by Adrián Biniez), Tanta Água (directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge), Hiroshima and 3 (both directed by Pablo Stoll). In 2011, she founded Mutante Cine alonside Fernando Epstein. They produced Biniez’s El 5 de Talleres and co-produced Naishtat’s Historia del Miedo and Ana Katz’s Mi Amiga del Parque. She also organizes training workshops, such as Puentes, in partnership with EAVE.
Scriptwriter, narrator and consultant. Dean of the Script Department at EICTV and scriptwriting professor at Universidade de la Havana (Cuba). He wrote several feature films, series and novels. Among his works, Violeta se Fue a los Cielos – awarded in Huelva and Sundance -, Machuca, Tony Manero and No – nominated as Best Foreign Film for the Oscars – stand out.
Fernanda De Capua
Fernanda De Capua has degrees in Film and Philosophy from Denison University and a specialization in Latin-American Co-Production from the Diplomado Ibermedia, and has been working in audiovisual production for fifteen years. She has produced the feature films Sonhos de peixe (winner of the Regarde Jeunes Prize in Cannes in 2006), Laura and Casa grande (winner of three awards in Toulouse, 2014), as well as the documentaries Violência S.A. and Se eu demorar uns meses. She works as an independent consultant for screenplays, project development and pitch in meetings such as Bolivia Lab, Cine Posible in Colombia, Estreno Bisonte in Costa Rica, Icuman Lab in Goiânia, among others. She is a partner at production company Vermelho Filmes.
Fernanda del Nido
Fernanda Del Nido was born in Buenos Aires and moved to Spain, where she developed her professional career. Through the production company Tic Tac she headed films such as Julio Hernández’s Polvo (2012), Sandra Sánchez’s Tralas Luces (2011), Jorge Coira’s 18 Comidas (2010) and the collectively made ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Tomate? (2009). She was also a co-producer on Fernando Pérez’s Tata Cedrón, el Regreso de Juancito Caminador, Margarita Leitão’s Design Detrás das Grades and Paz Fábrega’s Água Fría de Mar (2010). She is currently at SETEMBRO CINE, organizing the premiere of Pablo Larraín’s Neruda (2016) and producing Marialy Rivas’ Princesita and Sebastián Lelio’s Una Mujer Fantástica, both scheduled for release in 2017.
Born in Buenos Aires to a Polish father and an English mother, he has been living in Paris for many years. International expert in all the different aspects of the development and creation of film scripts: analysis, advisory, teaching and writing. He holds workshops and consultancies in different countries and has published three books on audiovisual writing.
Juliana Rojas graduated in Film from ECA-USP in 2005. She wrote and directed alongside Marco Dutra the short films O lençol branco (Official Selection at Cinefondation in 2005), Um ramo (Best Short film at the Semaine de la Critique in 2007) and As sombras, as well as feature film Trabalhar cansa (Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard section of the Festival de Cannes in 2011). She also wrote and directed the short films Vestida, Pra eu dormir tranquilo (Best Short Film in Toulouse in 2011) and O duplo (Honorable Mention at the Semaine de la Critique in 2012), and the feature Sinfonia da necrópole. She works as an editor, and is a member of the collective Filmes do Caixote.
Paula Astorga graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, with a specialization in Direction and Production (1999). She has directed commercials and video clips for many years, and is now working as audiovisual promoter and producer. She founded and directed the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México – FICCO (2004 -2008). From 2010 to 2013, she worked as director of the Cineteca Nacional de México. She has been a member of several international juries including BAFICI, Miami International Film Festival, RMFF, FICUNAM, FIC Valdivia, Festival de Cannes’ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs for the Label Europa Cinemas award, and recently Festival de Mar del Plata.