Awards and Juries
International Competition Jury
(BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, FRANCE) Born in France but with dual citizenship (French/Swiss), she is the Artistic Director of Visions du Réel International Film Festival, works as Advisor for the Directors’ Fortnight and for Swiss fund Visions Sud Est. She was previously Dep. Artistic Director of La Roche-sur-Yon IFF, curator at the Geneva Contemporary Art Center and contributed to Forum Expanded–Berlinale, CAC Vilnius and Transmediale. She used to teach at art universities and has received a Swiss Art Award for curators.
(SAN BERNARDO DO CAMPO, BRAZIL, 1992) She started her studies in dramatic arts as a teenager, then she entered the School of Drama at the University of São Paulo. As Siamesas - Maybe I Pass Out on the Front was her first play as creator and actress. In 2017 she played the role of Ivan, a transsexual character, in the soap opera A força do querer. She played the main character in the flm The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão by Karim Ainoüz, which was part of the 34th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes. For this work she won Best Female Performance at the Platino Awards.
(GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA, 1973) He is the Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival and year-round programmer at Film at Lincoln Center. He has writen for The New York Times, Artforum, Cinema Scope, and Film Comment, taught at Harvard and NYU, and was the programmer of the 2010 Flaherty Seminar. In 2018 he was honored with the insignia of Chevalier of the Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture. His 2015 book David Lynch: The Man from Another Place has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
(MONTE URANO, ITALY, 1970) He is an Italian-born flm director, based in the United States. He has a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at the New School. He directed The Passage, Low Tide and Stop the Pounding Heart, a Texas Trilogy that played at renowned film festivals including Cannes and Venice, among others. In 2014, Stop the Pounding Heart won the David di Donatello Award (Italian Academy). His film The Other Side premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, in the Un Certain Regard section. What You Gonna Do When the World’son Fire?, his latest film, participated in the 33rd edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and received several awards at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.
(BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1958) Since 1989, he writes about film for the Página/12 newspaper, covers the main international festivals and has been a jury member at Cannes, Venice and Locarno, among others. Between 1979 and 2019 he was in charge of programming at the Sala Leopoldo Lugones of the San Martín Theater, as well as programmer at DocBuenosAires between 2000 and 2017 and BAFICI between 2000 and 2004. He is a Berlinale delegate for Argentina and Uruguay, and since 2019, he is also a consultant for the ofcial section and Forum. The author of many books, he received the Merit Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Konex Foundation and the career award at the 34th edition of the Mar del Plata Film Festival.
Latin American Competition Jury
(ROME, ITALY, 1974) He is a programmer and curator. He is a member of the selection commitee of the Berlin International Film Festival. He is also currently an international consultant in Italy to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and is the editor of the online cinema magazine Film Parlato. From 2013 to 2018 he was a member of the selection commitee of the Locarno Film Festival. Previously he programmed for the Venice (2001), Turin (2002-2006) and Rome (2007) film festivals. In 2003 he began working for Fuori Orario, a program broadcast by the Italian public TV channel Rai 3, curating shows about films and directors.
(PAPAGAIOS-MG, BRAZIL, 1988) A critic, programmer and professor. Co-editor of Cinética magazine and columnist for the site Con los ojos abiertos. He has contributed to such publications as Senses of Cinema, Desistflm, La vida útiland La Furia Umana. He has programmed such retrospectives as Argentina rebelde (2015) and Palabras de desorden: Cine político latinoamericano (2018), and focuses for festivals like Frontera Sur (Chile) and 3 Continents (France). He is currently the artistic director of FENDA -Experimental Festival of Film Arts.
(OEIRAS, PORTUGAL, 1986) She is a filmmaker. Her work has screened in Locarno, TIFF, NYFF, CpH:Dox, Valdivia and Mar del Plata, among many others, and received awards at Zinebi, IndieLisboa, and Ann Arbor, among others. She was awarded Best Director of Photography at the 50th Brasília Festival for Once There Was Brasília. She is currently co-directing two films with Adirley Queirós, the short fiction film Rádio Coração and the feature fiction film DryGround Burning. She is Visiting Faculty member in the department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Director of Graduate Studies for Critical Media Practice and Interim Director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University.
Argentine Competition Jury
(CUENCA, ECUADOR, 1980) She is a director and photographer. She has an MFA in Film and Video from CalArts – California Institute of the Arts, and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018 she was granted a Guggenheim scholarship in Film and Video. Her 16 mm films have won awards and were shown at different international festivals. Territory (2016), her first feature, premiered as part of the Oficial Selection of the FIDMarseille Festival and screened at important festivals such as FICValdivia, Viennale and BAFICI, among others. Her works combine experimental film traditions with documentary practices, and are developed from an improvisation process.
(BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1964) She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Letters from the University of Buenos Aires (uBA). She has worked for uBA XXI, the UBA’s distance learning program, since 1986. She taught in many different institutions, such as the Ort Higher Education Institute, the Image and Sound Design major of the UBA, Colegio Nacional Buenos Aires and the film criticism school El Amante (of which she was co-founder.) She has been a jury member at different local and international festivals. For more than fifteen years, she was a contributor for El Amante magazine, and published articles in different books on film and media studies. She currently contributes for the sites Con los ojos abiertos, Subjetiva cine and other media.
(BILBAO, SPAIN, 1976) He is responsible of the film and audiovisual program at the Tabakalera International Center of Contemporary Culture, in San Sebastián. He is also a member of the selection commitee of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and part of the academic direction of the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola flm school. He was assistant director in Cravan versus Cravan (Isaki Lacuesta) and director of photography in Buenas noches, España (Raya Martin). He premiered his feature film Invisible (2012) at FIDMarseille and his flms were shown at many international festivals. He has just published his first narrative fiction work, Geometría (2019, Incorpore publishing house.)
Altered States Competition Jury
She is a curator, critic, and educator working within film, contemporary art, and political action. She is curator of Public Practice at BAK basis voor actuele kunst, editor-at-large for Verso Books, and programmer-at-large for Film at Lincoln Center–where she co-curates Art of the Real and is an advisor for the New York Film Festival. With Laura Huertas Millán, she organizes a curatorial and research initiative on alternative ethnographies called Counter-Encounters. She is co-editor of the 2019 publication Practice Space, and has published criticism and essays widely.
JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES
(LISBON, PORTUGAL, 1966) He began by studying Biology to become an ornithologist but gave it up and graduated from the Lisbon Film School in 1993. His work explores gender and human desire in all its guises –and disguises– reflecting the multifarious history of film, from classical genres to documentary and experimental film. He directed five features: O fantasma (2000), Odete (2005), To Die Like a Man (2009), The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)–co-directed with João Rui Guerra da Mata, his lifetime partner- and The Ornithologist (2016, Silver Leopard for Best Director - Locarno IFF). He always travels with his binoculars, to foray intonature and watch birds.
(NEUSS, GERMANY, 1982) Having originally studied Spanish and Media Studies in Erlangen and Hamburg, she went on to atend The Academy of Fine ArtsHamburg (HFBK) where she graduated in 2014. Her films, among them her debut feature flm DRIFT (2017), have been shown internationally at film festivals and in exhibitions, receiving several awards. She taught at HFBK from 2015 to 2018 and is currently mentoring at Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola in Spain. She is responsible for the cinematography of several films by other authors.
Work In Progress Competition Jury
(BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, 1981) She has experience in programming, distribution and exhibition focused on audience development for arthouse flms. Founder of the distribution and production company Interior XIII. She was head of RivieraLAB in Riviera Maya FF, and editor of the books The Manuf(r)actured Cinema of Peter Tscherkassky and Matías Piñeiro –The Plays of Time. She has produced six films including Greatest Hits by Nicolás Pereda and I Promise You Anarchy by Julio Hernández Cordón. Head of Locarno Industry Academy for Mexico and Panama and founding partner of Cine Tonalá Bogotá. She is currently working in MUBI.
(SZÉKElYUDVARHElY, ROMANIA, 1985) She studied Communication Science in Vienna and Berlin. She worked at Komplizen Film from 2009 to 2020. In 2011 she joined the editorial team of Revolver, Zeitschrift für Film. Since 2015, she has also been producing experimental fiction and documentary films with her own production company Flaneur Films. These titles include Take What You Can Carry by Matt Porterfield, Phantasiesätze and Afterwater by Dane Komljen, Outside Noise by Ted Fendt and Two Minutes to Midnight by Yael Bartana.
(BANYOLES, SPAIN, 1974) Producer, performer and theater director. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Theater Institute of Barcelona. She studied English Philology and has a Master’s in Theatre Practice on the visual and performative theaters of the 20th century. In 2003, she founded Andergraun Films alongside Albert Serra, and produced the flmmaker’s entire filmography: Honor of the Knights (2006), Birdsong (2008), Story of My Death (2013, Golden Leopard for Best Film at the Locarno Film Festival), The Deathof Louis XIv (2016), and Liberté (2019, Special Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.)
Young Critics’ Worskhop and Jury
prOgrAMMer AND COOrDINAtOr: Mariángela M. Restrepo
(MÉXICO, 32 YEARS OLD) She was born in Mexico City. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Letter from the University of Guanajuato and works as a textbook editor. She has published fictions and literary essays, and writes film reviews for El Agente Cine in Chile and Correspondencias in Mexico. She currently lives in Guanajuato.
(COLOMBIA, 25 YEARS OLD) He is a film critic and editor-in-chief at Cero en conducta magazine, a publication from CBCINE devoted to film criticism with special emphasison Colombian cinema. He studied film and television at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University of Bogota, and has programmed and managed film societies and festivals.
(MÉXICO, 24 YEARS OLD) He is a Communication and Digital Media graduate by the ITESM, and currently studies Philosophy at the Philosophy and Letters Department of the UNAM. He has published reviews and articles on film in Correspondencias magazine. Today he works as an audiovisual director and editor.
(PARAGUAY, 32 YEARS OLD) She holds a Master’s in Film Criticism, graduated from Aula Crítica (Barcelona) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Film from the Columbia University of Paraguay. She writes for Spain’s El espectador imaginario as well as La pistola de Chéjov. She is a screenwriter and teaches at Columbia University Film major.
JOSÉ MANUEL PARRA ZELTZER
(CHILE, 34 YEARS OLD) He is a film critic for the specialized websites El Agente Cine and La Fuga as well as a film and television director, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Chile. He is currently finishing his Magister in Film Studies at the Pontifcial Catholic University of Chile.
(COLOMBIA, 28 YEARS OLD) A graduate from the National University of Colombia’s Film School and its Master’s in Creative Writings. Between 2015 and 2018, he was part of the programming team of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival. He currently works in the International Promotion area of Proimágenes Colombia and at Colombian-Mexican distribution company Interior XIII.
(ARGENTINA, 31 YEARS OLD) She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film from the Universidad del Cine, where she currently teaches. Since 2016, she has been writing for film magazines and blogs (Otra Parte Digital, La vida útil,Trance Zonda). In 2016, she released her first feature, La noche polar. In 2019, she received a Scholarship for Creation from the National Arts’ Fund.