Internacional Competition



Ricardo Aronovich

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1930. After finishing high school, he set off to the US in order to study still photography and cinematography. Upon his return to Argentina in 1950, he had further training thanks to Simón Feldman, who had studied at Paris' IDHEC. The many films in which he worked as cinematographer include Three Times Ana (1961), The Young Old People (1962), The Guns (1964), Invasion, and Sweet Hunters(both 1969). That year, he moved to France, where he worked with such important directors as Louis Malle, Alain Resnais, Ettore Scola, and Raúl Ruiz. Since his arrival in Paris, he has worked as professor, first at the old IDHEC and then at La Fémis, where he currently teaches.



Elvio E. Gandolfo

Born in 1947, he has lived in Rosario, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Along with his father, Francisco, he directed the literary magazine El Lagrimal Trifurca in Rosario (1968-1976). He contributed for Buenos Aires magazines Diario de Poesía, El Péndulo and V de Vian and, as cultural journalist, for weekly publications and newspapers from Montevideo and Buenos Aires such as Opinar, Jaque, Clarín, La Nación, and Página/12. He was part of the publishing team of Montevideo's El País Cultural from its first issue until 2014. He has compiled anthologies, translated foreign authors and published more than ten of his own books, from short-story compilations to novellas, essays and poetry. He also directed the TV show Los libros y el viento (2006).



Isaki Lacuesta

He was born in Girona, Spain, in 1975. He studied Audiovisual Communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and was part of the first promotion of the Creative Documentary master's at the Pompeu Fabra University. His first feature, Cravan vs Cravan (2002), received awards at many international festivals. Later, he directedThe Legend of Time (2006), The Damned (2009), the diptych made up of The Double Steps (Golden Shell at San Sebastián) and El cuaderno de barro (2011), and Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades (2014). He is the curator of Catalonia's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has just completed the feature La próxima piel and is preparing the shooting of Entre dos aguas.


Fiorella Moretti

She is director of NDM, the Mexican international sales company she founded in 2012 with producer Jaime Romandía (Mantarraya) and filmmaker Carlos Reygadas. NDM represents the latest films of such directors as Lisandro Alonso, Sharunas Bartas, Bruno Dumont, Amat Escalante, and Jaime Rosales. Before creating NDM, she served as coordinator of production for nine years in Mantarraya, one of the most important independent production companies in Latin America, where she worked in such films as Silent Light, Post Tenebras Lux and Heli, all of them awarded at Cannes. Between 2007 and 2012, she was also chief of distribution at ND Mantarraya, having released more than 30 international titles in Mexico.



Marco Müller

He was born in Rome, Italy, in 1953. A film critic and historian, he has published books and essays in six countries. As a producer, his films have won awards at some of the most important festivals in the world, such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. He directed the Pesaro, Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals. In 2005, he was in charge of the official selection of the Beijing and Silk Road film festivals in China. He is also the head of the Film Technique and Style department at the Architecture Academy of the University of Lugano. He has received a number of awards and distinctions in Switzerland, France, Russia, China, Japan, and Armenia for his contribution to world cinema.



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