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.
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.
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.
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.
Leonardo Mecchi is a founding partner at Enquadramento Produções. He was the editor of Revista Cinética between 2007 and 2009. In 2007, he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. He worked on the production of feature films such as Gregório Graziosi’s Obra (Critics’ Best Film and Best Photography in Festival do Rio), Rubens Rewald’s Super Nada (Best Film and Special Jury Prize at Festival do Rio’s Novos Rumos), and Evaldo Mocarzel’s Quebradeiras (Best Documentary at the Festival de Toulouse, France; Best Director, Photography and Sound at the Festival de Brasília). He also works as curator, producer and collaborator in various film festivals.
Marcelo Starobinas is screenwriter and script doctor. A graduate of Columbia University ́s MFA in Film, he teaches scriptwriting p(Oficina de Longas, in São Paulo) and character development workshops. He co- wrote the UK-Brazil co-production Jean Charles and is currently part of the team of writers of the series Carcereiros (TV Globo, currently in production). Before shifting to film and television, he worked as a journalist for important news outlets such as Jornal da Tarde, O Estado de S.Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and the BBC World Service, in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.