BrLab 2017

Tutors

  • Agustina Llambi

    Production director of feature films such as Pablo Trapero’s Nacido y Criado, Leonera and Carancho; Albertina Carri’s La Rabia; and executive producer of Ezequiel Acuña’s Excursiones. In 2011, she co-founded the production company La Unión de los Rios. She produced Santiago Mitre’s El Estudiante; Alejandro Fadel’s Los Salvajes; Hugo Santiago’s El Cielo del Centauro; and Santiago Mitre’s La Patota (Paulina) and La Cordillera. She is currently producing Los Vagos, Gustavo Biazzi’s first feature film, and Alejandro Fadel’s Muere, Monstruo, Muere. She is also developing projects by Martin Mauregui and Pablo Stoll.

  • Eliseo Altunaga

    Cuban scriptwriter, consultant and writer. Dean of the Script Department at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba. Advisor and co-writer of important films of the revival of Chilean cinema, in partnership with Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, Postmortem, NO, Neruda) and Andres Wood (Machuca, Violeta se Fue a los Cielos). He wrote feature films, TV films, TV series, radio shows for Radio Cubana, and 8 novels. Professor at Instituto Superior de Arte de Havana (ISA). He gives workshops throughout Latin America and Europe, currently teaching a scriptwriting course for women filmmakers in Santiago, Chile.

  • Fernanda Del Nido

    Born in Buenos Aires, moved to Spain where she developed her professional career. With the production company Tic Tac she produced: Julio Hernández’s Polvo (2012), Sandra Sánchez’s Tralas Luces (2011), Jorge Coira’s 18 Comidas (2010) and the collective ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Tomate? (2009). She was also co-producer of 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). From SETEMBRO CINE, she coproduced Pablo Larraín’s Neruda (2016) and is about to premiere Marialy Rivas’ Princesita and Sebastián Lelio’s Una Mujer Fantástica (2017).

  • Giancarlo Nasi

    He graduated in Political Sciences. Master in Economic Law of Intellectual Property at Sciences Politiques, Paris – France. He worked in the media agency WPP Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh in the production of television content. Later, he was an associate lawyer at Alessandri & Co. He currently directs the film department at Quijote Rampante, where he produced films such as Chile Factory and Jesús. He co-produced La Tierra y la Sombra, winner of the Caméra d’Or. His last film, Los Versos del Olvido by Alireza Khatami, premiered in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival, where it obtained the Best Script Lion Award.

  • Greta Nordio

    Born and raised in Venice, Italy. She pursued a degree in English and Film Studies in Scotland, a master in Film Studies at Columbia University and another master in Bologna, where she graduated with a thesis on Audience Design. In 2014 she worked for Film Presence, specializing in strategic outreach and crowdfunding campaigns for different films, such as Citizenfour. She also organized the outreach strategy of the 52nd NYFF and worked in distribution. Greta attended the TorinoFilmLab Audience Design workshop in 2015 and she currently works for Vivo film, an independent production company based in Rome

  • Iana Cossoy

    Scriptwriter, she holds a Master’s degree in Audiovisual Processes and Media from ECA-USP and a Bachelor’s degree in Film from EICTV. She cowrote, with director Marcelo Muller, the feature film Eu te Levo (2017). She teaches at Ateliê Bucareste, Espaço Itaú and EICTV. She is a member of Coletivo Vermelha, which studies and promotes actions related to the participation and representation of women in the audiovisual sector.

  • Juliana Rojas

    Scriptwriter, film director, editor and script doctor. She made with Marco Dutra, the shorts O Lençol Branco (Cinéfondation, Cannes 2005); Um Ramo (Best short film – Semaine de la critique, 2007), among others, and the feature films Trabalhar Cansa (Un Certain Regard, 2011) and As Boas Maneiras (Jury Special Award, Locarno 2017). She made several short films, including O Duplo (special mention at Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2012). She wrote and directed Sinfonia da Necrópole (FIPRESCI Award, Festival Mar Del Plata, 2014). She was in the team of scriptwriters for the series Supermax (2016, Rede Globo) and 3%- 2nd season (in production, Netflix).

  • Marcelo Quesada

    Founder and co-director of Pacífica Grey, devoted to the promotion, production and distribution of independent cinema in Central America, bringing to the region films by auteurs such as Ruben Östlund, Jim Jarmusch, Kleber Mendoça, among others. In cultural management, he was advisor for the development of pioneer training courses and industry initiatives for Cinergia Film Fund. He was the artistic director of the Costa Rica International Film Festival, improving its international profile as a boutique to showcase local talent. He collaborates with Cinema23 and Fénix Awards, Berlinale Distribution Network and Latin American Distribution Network La Red.

  • Mariana Rondon

    Film director, scriptwriter, producer and visual artist. Her film Pelo Malo (2013) won, among others, Best Film award in the Festival de San Sebastián. Postales de Leningrado (2007) received 25 international awards. A la Media Moche y Media (1999) received several first film awards. She produced El Chico que Miente (directed by Marité Ugás), screened at Berlinale Generation 2011. She is currently producing Ugás’ Contactado, and her next feature film, Zafari. She was invited to the residency programs of MacDowell Colony and Rockefeller Foundation, at Bellagio Center. She was jury in festivals such as San Sebastián, Mostra SP and Clermont Ferrand.

  • Miguel Machalski

    Born in Buenos Aires to a Polish father and a British mother, and has been living in Paris for many years. He has international expertise in virtually all aspects of scriptwriting and general project development, including assessment, consultancy, training and writing. He runs workshops and provides consultancy across different countries, and also has three books published, on screenwriting.

  • Paula Astorga

    Audiovisual producer, teacher and cultural manager. A Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica graduate, in 2004, she created FICCO, the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo, which she managed until 2008. In 2010-2013, she worked as general director of Cineteca Nacional de México, being responsible for its refurbishing. She has been a jury member of over 20 international festivals such as BAFICI, Miami International, FICUNAM, FIC Valdivia and Cannes’ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. She is founder and artistic director of Distrital Festival, and she is co-director of the Tres Puertos Cine lab. She also teaches at CENTRO y SAE Institute.