Awards and Juries
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
(ARGENTINA) An actress born in Buenos Aires. The films she made include Burnt Money (Marcelo Piñeyro), The Bottom of the Sea (Damián Szifron), Paulina (Santiago Mitre), Truman (Cesc Gay), The Future Ahead (Constanza Novick), Wind Traces (Jimena Montemayor), The Summit (Santiago Mitre) and Fever Dream (Claudia Llosa). She’s about to release Ignacio Rogers’ The Parties, which is part of this edition’s program. She’s also making her debut as a writer and director at the end of this year with her film BLONDI.
(GEORGIA) He studied film and television from 2001 to 2005. In 2008, he moved to Berlin, where he studied film directing at DeutscheFilm- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. He directed several short films before his first feature, Let the Summer Never Come Again (2017), which won the Grand Prix and Prix Premier prizes at the FID Marseille and the
German Film Critics Association Prize. His second feature, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?, won the FIPRESCI Award in the Berlin Film Festival and the Honorable Mention in the International Competition of the 36th edition of the Mar del Plata Festival.
(SPAIN) He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Since 2013, he is editor in chief for the Spanish version of Sofilm magazine, which he combines with his contributions to cultural publication Rockdelux. In 2001, he was part of the founding team of website CINeol, one of the oldest websites in Spanish about current film events,and in 2016 he became the director of MK2 magazine for the film theater chain of the prestigious French company. He has contributed to different media and collective books, and has been jury member at different festivals since 1988.
(GERMANY). In 1981, she moved to Argentina. Between 1994 and 2021, she directed the film archive and conceived the film and audiovisual media programs at Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires. Along with the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, she conceived the Helke Misselwitz exhibit Poesía de lo cotidiano (2021), and collaborated with the Wolfgang Staudte retrospective (2018). She has developed diverse formats related to audiovisual media, and directed such projects as Contraseña verde (children’s Latin American TV series, 2011-2013); the educational program Aprender a ver. El cine alemán va a la escuela (2011-2013); and the online seminars Historia y teoría del cine alemán, francés y argentino (2002-2006). She was in charge of the film text compilations Desconfiar de las imágenes - Harun Farocki (2013), Fotografía y más allá - Heinz Emigholz (2006) and Crítica de la mirada - Harun Farocki (2003).
(US) He is the director of many feature films, including Hannah Takes the Stairs, Drinking Buddies (with which he visited the Mar del Plata Film Festival during its 28th edition) and Happy Christmas. He also wrote and directed all 25 episodes of his three season Netflix Original Series Easy. He co-wrote the Dave Franco feature The Rental, which was released theatrically in the summer of 2020, and his own latest project, Build the Wall, was released for free on his Vimeo page that same year. As an actor he has appeared in Adam Wingard’s You’re Next, Ti West’s The Sacrament and Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, and he starred in and directed different segments of the original V/H/S film. He lives in Chicago.
LATIN AMERICAN COMPETITION JURY
(CANADA) Brad Deane has produced and co-edited Lina Rodriguez’s feature films: Señoritas, Mañana a esta hora, Mis dos voces, So Much Tenderness (in which he also made his acting debut) and has produced her recent short films, Ante mis ojos and Aquí y allá. Their work has been showcased in festivals including the Berlinale, TIFF, Locarno and NYFF. He previously served as the Director of the TIFF Cinematheque, and was the Lead Programmer for the Masters section at TIFF. In 2013, he sat on the short film jury for the Critics’ Week at Cannes.
LILI JEANNE MARIE HINSTIN
(FRANCE) She is a french artistic director and programmer. In 2001 she founded the production company Les Films du Saut du Tigre. She was artistic director deputy for Cinémadu réel International Festival at Centre Pompidou from 2011 to 2013. In 2013 she became artistic director at Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival, the oldest radical art house film festivalin France, founded by Janine Bazin and dedicated to young filmmakers. After six editions at Belfort, she became artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival from December 2018 to September 2020. She is now part of the organization and selection committees of the new film festival of Villa Medici in Rome, Italy, whose first edition was held in September 2021.
(ARGENTINA) She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked as a screenwriter, producer and director of TV series. She directed the short Samantha and the feature The Future Ahead, which participated in many film festivals including Mar del Plata.
ARGENTINE COMPETITION JURY
(SPAIN) He was born in Barcelona in 1985. He is a critic, programmer and teacher. He has a PhD in Audiovisual Media Aesthetics from the Pompeu Fabra University and is a member of the selection committee at Sitges - Catalonia International Fantastic Film Festival. He works in the communication department of Primavera Sound and writes for such media as Dirigido por, Diari Ara, Rockedelux and Sofilm, where he publishes the column “Radio On,” devoted to the intersections between film and pop music.
(BRAZIL) He is a programmer at Cinemateca Capitólio, a space for preservation and promotion located in Porto Alegre. Between 2013 and 2017, he was a programmer at the P.F. Gastal theater of that city. He did programming work for Brazilian festivals like Olhar de Cinema, Gramado and Brasilia. He is editor ofthe publication Zinematógrafo, a film criticism fanzine that’s been in activity since 2013.
MARÍA JOSÉ SANTACREU
(URUGUAY) She is the director of the Uruguayan Cinematheque, the most important film archive in Uruguay, where she is also in charge of the programming of film seasons and historical and repertoire film exhibits in the three screens of the Old City venue in Montevideo. She co-directs the Uruguay International Film Festival, which has been held in the Uruguayan capital since 1982. Since 1996, she works as a cultural journalist, and contributes to mediums from Uruguay and Argentina. She participated in the creation of “Insomnia,” the cultural supplement of Posdata magazine, and was culture editor of the weekly publication Brecha.
ALTERED STATES COMPETITION JURY
(SPAIN) She has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Vigo. She is a producer at Filmika Galaika, a company specializing in auteur cinema that has produced the latest work by Eloy Enciso, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado. Her productions have won awards at such festivals as Venice, San Sebastian, Locarno, Mar del Plata and Márgenes. She also teaches at the University of Vigo.
JESSICA SARAH RINLAND
(ARGENTINA - ENGLAND) Her work, screened and shown internationally, received such awards as a Special Mention at Locarno and Best Picture at Documenta Madrid, First Prize at BIM, Arts + Science Award at Ann Arbor, Astor Piazzolla for Best Project of the In Transit Competition at Mar del Plata and the MIT Schnitzer Prize for excellence in a body of artistic work. She did residencies at Film Studies Center Harvard, Somerset House Studios, Flaherty Featured Artists, MacDowell and Iksumira Berriak. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins (UAL) and a Master’s in Arts, Culture and Technology from MIT.
(MEXICO) He is a curator, critic and distributor, and co-founder and co-director of La Ola Cine, a film distributor based in Mexico City. He is currently part of the programming teams of Black Canvas, Reykjavik (RIFF) and Berlin Critics’Week. His writings on film have been published, among other spaces, in Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook and in publications from Locarno, Viennale, Mar del Plata and Cineteca Nacional Mexico.
WORK IN PROGRESS COMPETITION JURY
(ARGENTINA) He was born in La Plata in 1981. He is a director, writer and producer of short-, mid- and feature-length films shown at Rotterdam, Viennale, FID MArseille, Mar del Plata, and Oberhausen, among many other festivals. His latest feature, Overnight, won the awards for Best Actor and Best Sound at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 2019. He owns an editing studio where he worked on more than 15 films. He teaches at the UNLP and is a programmer at Talents Buenos Aires
(PORTUGAL) He studied Communication Sciences at the New University of Lisbon. He joined Doclisboa - International Film Festival in 2021 as programmer and program coordinator. In late-2019, he became part of the direction at Doclisboa and has been a member of the board of Apordoc - The Portuguese Documentary Association since 2016. Parallel to his work at Doclisboa, Ribeiro was part of the artistic collective Rabbit Hole from 2013 to 2016 and founded the production company Filmes do Asfalto, through which produced the film António Um Dois Três (Leonardo Mouramateus, 2017). Miguel is a regular presence at international film festivals and was part of juries at such festivals as CPH:DOX, Thessaloniki, Málaga, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, among others.
SUSANA SANTOS RODRIGUES
(PORTUGAL) She is the co-director of IndieLisboa International Film Festival, programming advisor at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and programmer at the Bildrausch Film Festival Basel. She also serves as a member of the selection committee of the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart, and an international consultant for the Doha Film Institute, as well as a mentor at IFFR Pro and at Noka - Tabakalera. Formerly, Santos Rodrigues has collaborated with Karlovy Vary, Jeonju, Cinéma du Réel, Kerala and Rio de Janeiro, among others. She is the co-founder of the festival and film distribution company VAIVEM.