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

    Flavia Candida is a curator, filmmaker and producer, with a Bachelor’s degree in Film from UFF, where she directed the short film O Metro Quadrado, winner of the Special Jury Award at Festival de Brasília in 2002.   
    She started her career as a programmer in the mid-1990s at Cine Arte UFF and coordinated for over 15 years the Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitário. She collaborates in the programming and selection of several festivals and exhibits such as Curta Cinema, Festival do Rio, Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo and Goiânia Mostra Curtas. She also collaborated as analyst and project consultant in the selection process of laboratories such as BR Lab, Plataforma Lab, ICUMAM Lab and consulting in the Curta Cinema 2015’s Projects Laboratory. She was also part of the selection commission of Edital Elipse, a funding scheme for university students’ short films (Rio de Janeiro’s Secretary of Culture) and of FUNCULTURA 2016, in Pernambuco.

  • Francine Barbosa

    Francine Barbosa is a screenwriter. She was part of the screenwriting teams of feature film A Cidade Aqui Dentro, directed by Matias Mariani, and Dea Ferraz’s third feature film, Castela (currently in its financing stage). She also co-wrote, with Maurilio Martins, the treatment of feature film Azul Violeta, selected for funding from PRODAV FSA 05/2016. In television, she worked as screenwriter in the series Revolta dos Malês, and developed series projects for several production companies. She participated in selection commissions for audiovisual public funding schemes such as ProAC-SP and the Ministry of Culture, as well as short film festivals. She has been teaching scriptwriting 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

    Marcela Lordy (1974) is a film director and screenwriter. She was born and lives in São Paulo, Brazil. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Film from FAAP, she studied actors direction at EICTV in Cuba and worked as assistant director under Hector Babenco, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Carlos Nader, Murilo Salles and José Eduardo Belmonte. Among 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, Rio, Havana, Shanghai, and exhibited by invitation at the 31st Bienal de Arte de SP, Museu da Língua Portuguesa and the 11th Flip. For television, she directed episodes of the children’s series Julie e os Fantasmas, nominated for the 2012 Emmy Awards, and the series Passionais, broadcast on Globosat, both gaining great recognition from the public and critics. She is currently working on the pre-production of her first feature film, O Livro dos Prazeres, and the development of her second feature film, Aline.

  • Marcio Miranda Perez

    Editor and short film maker. Graduated in Cinema 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 from the state of São Paulo’s Secretary of Culture. His works as film editor, also awarded, include feature films, documentaries and animations. Programming coordinator of the Latin sessions of the Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de São Paulo since 2004 and programming coordinator of Festival Mix Brasil since 2014. He also participated as jury member in selection and award committees in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

  • 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.