BrLab 2017

Selection Committee

  • Andrea Cals

    Audiovisual projects consultant, film curator and host of TV and radio shows. Graduated in Journalism at Universidade Federal Fluminense. Curator, producer and host of Canal Curta!, an independent channel of subscription TV. She is the creator and host of Cinema em Sintonia, a radio show focused on Brazilian cinema (Rádio Roquette Pinto, RJ). General Coordinator and host (2003 – 2012) of Festival do Rio’s Mostra Première Brasil. She worked as curator of Mostra Meu Primeiro Longa, exhibited at Cinemateca do MAM/RJ. Producer of the Brazilian Film Festival in Israel.

  • Beatriz Carvalho

    Producer. She graduated in Film at FAAP, studied Mise en Scène Documentaire at École Supérieure D’Études Cinématographiques – ESEC (Paris, France) and holds a postgraduate degree in Film and TV Executive Education from FGV (São Paulo, 2006). Executive Producer and production director of feature films and TV series including Sobre Rodas (Mauro D’Addio, 2017), Um Casamento (Monica Simões, 2016), Zoom (Pedro Morelli), Boca (Flavio Frederico), Estamos Juntos (Toni Venturi), Carmo (Murilo Pasta), Fim da Linha (Gustavo Steinberg) and series Passionais (Henrique Goldman), Contos do Edgar (Pedro Morelli) and Som e Fúria (Fernando Meirelles).

  • Davi Pretto

    Curator and producer of film exhibitions in Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He is a partner of Tokyo Filmes, with films screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Toronto. He works as director of Plataforma: Lab, a laboratory for Brazilian feature films based in Porto Alegre. He directed two feature films premiered at the Berlinale’s Forum exhibition: Castanha (2014), screened at festivals such as Rio de Janeiro (Novos Rumos’ Best Film), Bafici (Special Mention Feisal Award), Hong Kong, Edinburgh and Havana; and Rifle (2016), awarded at Festival de Brasília (Critics’ Award), Jeonju (Grand Prize) and Salvador (Best Film).

  • Eva Morsch-Kihn

    Graduate in Cultural Organizations Management from the Université Dauphine Paris and in Modern Literature and Film from the Jean Jaurés Université de Toulouse. Eva is in charge of the industry platform of the french festival Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, which includes Cine en Construcción, Cine en Desarrollo and EDEN. Eva has collaborated with Mercato del Film at the Bienalle di Venezia, organizing the first European Gap Financing Market. With Cannes’ La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, she selects projects for the Fonds d’Aide au Développement du Scénario d’Amiens, among others, and she is an alternate member of Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde.

  • Flavia Candida

    Curator, filmmaker and producer. Graduated in Film at UFF/ RJ. started her career as a programmer at Cine Arte UFF and coordinated the Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitário for over 15 years. She frequently works as collaborator in festivals such as Curta Cinema, Festival do Rio, Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, Goiânia Mostra Curtas. She worked as analyst and project consultant in the selection of laboratories such as BrLab, Plataforma Lab, ICUMAM Lab and the project lab of Curta Cinema 2015. She directed the short film O Metro Quadrado, winner of the Special Jury Award at Festival de Brasília, 2002.

  • Francine Barbosa

    Scriptwriter and scriptwriting teacher. She worked as a scriptwriter in the development of the feature film A Cidade Aqui Dentro, of the television series Corumbá, 36 Horas and Existe Amor em SP/Estranho Casal, and the short films A Navalha do Avô and Ceremônia. She taught workshops at Biblioteca de São Paulo, Academia Internacional de Cinema, Tela Brasil and Programa VAI, among others. She participated in the selection commissions of Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de São Paulo, ProAC-SP and Secretaria de Cultura do Estado de Goiá. She has been an advisor for several lines of the Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual – FSA since 2015.

  • Maíra Bühler

    Director, screenwriter and anthropologist. She co-directed the documentary feature film Elevado 3.5 (2006) – best film at Festival É Tudo Verdade, 2007- and the feature films Ela Sonhou Que Eu Morri (2011) – best direction at Festival de Paulínia (2011) and Viña Del Mar (2012) – and A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos (2014) – screened at FiD Marseille, winner of the critics’ award (CineCeará, 2014), and best editing (Festival do Rio, 2014). In television, she created and directed the TV series Conversa de Salão (GNT, 2011), co-directed the TV film Fios de Ovos (TV Cultura, 2011), among others. She is currently finishing her fourth feature film, Um Leão Por Dia, and preparing her first fiction film, R de Rita.

  • Marcela Lordy

    Filmmaker and screenwriter. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She graduated in film at FAAP, and studied actor direction at EICTV, in Cuba. Among her works in cinema, television and visual arts, her films Sonhos de Lulu (2009), A Musa Impassível (2010), Aluga-se (2012) and Ouvir o Rio: uma escultura sonora de Cildo Meireles (2012) have been screened at festivals such as Toulouse, Bafici, Havana, Rio, Shanghai, Huesca, and exhibited by invitation at the 31st Bienal de Arte de SP, Museu da Língua Portuguesa and the 11th Flip. Her work raises questions about the interface between man and his environment, and explores affective relationships in their most diverse forms.

  • Marcio Miranda Perez

    Film editor and short-film maker. He graduated in Film and Video at Escola de Comunicações e Artes, USP. His short films have been screened and awarded internationally. His short film script Lightrapping won the Prêmio Estímulo da Secretaria de Cultura do Estado de São Paulo. He worked as film editor on several awarded feature films, documentaries and animations. He works, since 2004, as program coordinator of the Latin American sections of Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, and since 2014, as program coordinator of Festival Mix Brasil. He was also a jury member of selection and award committees.

  • Mauricio Kinoshita

    He holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Bachelor’s degree in Film from FAAP and a specialization in Psychoanalytic Semiotics from PUC-SP. He worked in the production of feature films directed by Hector Babenco, Tizuka Yamasaki and Guilherme de Almeida Prado, and has produced São Paulo’s Mostra Internacional de Cinema since 2002. He also worked for brief periods in theater and publishing, and made a short documentary. His short documentary Hibakusha: herdeiros atômicos do Brasil was one of the films awarded with Prêmio Estímulo 2005, and was also awarded in Festival É Tudo Verdade, in 2007.

  • Rafael Sampaio

    General Director of BrLab. Producer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film from FAAP, and a Master’s degree in Theater and Audiovisual Studies (Universidade da Coruña, Spain). He worked as programmer of Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo – MIS, Cinemateca Brasileira and Cine Olido. Producer of festivals, such as Jornada Brasileira de Cinema Silencioso, Festival de Cinema Latino-Americano de São Paulo, among others. He works as coordinator of courses and platforms for professional training such as the Prodav 4 Project Development Laboratories – 2013 and 2014. Producer of feature films Sobre Rodas (Mauro D’addio, 2017), Um Casamento (Mônica Simões, 2017), among others.