The seminars propose a journey through creation and production universe of the contemporary non-fiction cinema.


5 nov|9:30-10:00| accreditation

5 NOV|10:00-13:30| MASTER CLASS : Andrés Di TellA

Andrés Di Tella

Andrés Di Tella (Argentina) directed Montoneros, una historia (1995), Macedonio Fernández (1995), Prohibido (1997), La televisión y yo (2002), Fotografías (2007), El país del Diablo (2008) Hachazos (2011), ¡Volveremos a las montañas! (2012), Máquina de sueños (2013), El ojo en el cielo (2013) and 327 cuadernos (2015). His work spans installations, performances, video art and TV programs in Argentina, USA and UK. He was the founding director of the BAFICI and the director of the Princeton Documentary Festival (2002-2013).

5 nov|14:00-14:00| accreditation


Marilia Rocha

Marilia Rocha directed the films Aboio (2005), Best Film at It’s All True Festival, Acácio (2008), Like Water Through Stone (2009), Best Film at São Paulo Latin America Film Festival and Where I Grow Old (2016), Best Film, Best Direction at Brasilia Film Festival. Festival Visions du Réel presented a special program of her films in Nyon, Switzerland, as well as the Dokanema Festival in Mozambique and Semana dos Realizadores, in Rio de Janeiro.

6 nov|9:30-10:00| accreditation

6 nov|10:00-13:30|  Editing Master class : karen akerman

Karen Akerman

As an editor, she has collaborated on more than 50 films. Recently, she edited The Trial, by Maria Augusta Ramos. Her work as a director has been widely recognized, with more than 30 awards. She acted as a teacher of Editing (Documentary Course / International Academy of Cinema). Ministered workshops and labs of work in progress [PlataformaLab; BrLab, and so on]. Conducts editing consultancies for national and international films.

6 nov| 14:00-14:30| accreditation

6 nov|14:30-18:00|  Industry conferences


how to pitch to decision makers, seeking international financing and film programming. what is important to have access to the international market

Dorota Lech

Dorota Lech is a Programming Associate and Documentary Conference Programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she scouts international documentaries. Dorota also works at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, where she produces The Hot Docs Forum, a pitching event aimed at garnering financing and co-productions for international documentaries. She holds an M.A in Political Science and Gender Studies from McGill University.

Manon Euler

Manon Euler is the Marketplace & Talent Coordinator for Sheffield Doc/Fest. Year-round, Manon works on the Marketplace & Talent programme including the preparation and match-making for the MeetMarket & Alternate Realities Market, the Sales & Distribution Summit, marketplace sessions and the Festival’s year-round talent development programmes. Manon graduated with a BA in Cultural Mediation from the Sorbonne and a MA in Films and Media from Copenhagen University.


Leila Bourodukan

Journalist and cultural producer with more than twenty years in cinema and the creative industries.
Worked in cultural projects at the Espaço Itaú de Cinema and at Espaço Filmes distribution company where was responsible for production and film negotiations for over 15 years.
For an year, worked as Executive Manager for Cinema do Brasil.
In July 2018, with her partners Patricia and Ana Durães, created Dito Agência de Cinema aiming to work for films in Theaters in an alternative way.

market – industry areas: main value aggregator, impact and differentials of projects

David Baute

Since 2007, he coordinates MiradasDoc Documentary Film Market, within MiradasDoc International Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY “Milagro” (2018), observational documentary film that dives deep in the story of a family with different capabilities. Premier: “Ella(s)”(2010),  a documentary film premiered in 2010, where three women: a student, a journalist and a writer, go in search of another woman called Mercedes Pinto.

Marta García

Programmer in La Semana del Documental – DocMontevideo and editor in LaTam cinema. She also works as cultural manager in projects related to cinema and local development. She was involved as programmer in spaces such as Festival de Málaga, Zinebi – Festival de Cine Documental de Bilbao, CineMigrante or Retina Latina. Media & Cinema degree, Cultural Management Master and Cultural International Relations Postgraduate.

Laura Páez Castaño

Head of Industry of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias, FICCI. In 2018, She assumed the position of Head of PUERTO FICCI. Has served as communications manager, project director and distribution director of Laboratorios Black Velvet; company dedicated to the dissemination, distribution of films and cinema events. During 2015 and 2016, Was the producer of the Technical Unit for the DOCTV Latin America program. She has led the creation of DOCCO a Distribution Agency in Colombia.

Rodolfo Castillo-Morales

Mexican filmmaker and programmer. Has participated on several short and feature documentary films as writer, producer, director, cinematographer and editor. He is in postproduction of his second feature documentary “Speedy”, participating on industry programs as IDFA and DocsBarcelona in 2017. Is the programming coordinator of DocsMX since 2011, curating over 40 film programs worldwide and from 2019, the coordinator of DocuLab, an industry program of Guadalajara Film Festival.


Martín Papich

Director of the National Direction of Cinema and Audiovisual (ICAU). Cultural and Audiovisual Manager, has been producer and executive producer of coproductions of MVD Socio Audiovisual Program, director of Montevideo Location Office and Teve Ciudad, the Departamental Public TV.
Institutional Delegate for Uruguay in the Meeting of Authorities Specialized in Cinema and Audiovisual of MERCOSUR (RECAM) and the Conference of Authorities for the Latin American Cinema (CACI).


7 nov|10:00-13:30| documentary dialogue: Cristiano burlan and cléber eduardo

Cristiano Burlan

Cristiano Burlan was born in Porto Alegre- Brazil. He is a director of film and  plays. His biofilmography has more than 20 films. His documentary “Mataram meu irmão” (2013)  won the best documentary film of It’s All True Film Festival in 2013. In 2018, his documentary film “Elegia de um crime”, about the murder of this mother, was première in the competition of It’s All True Film Festival, the film ends the “Trilogia do Luto” composed also by his films “Construção” and “Mataram meu irmão”.

Cléber Eduardo

He’s a master’s degree in Cinema at ECA-USP with research on contemporary Brazilian documentary. Curator of Tiradentes Cinema Festival, since 2007, he’s also professor and researcher at Centro Universitário Senac, where teaches courses of History of Documentary, Practice of Documentary and Contemporary Brazilian Cinema.  In the same institution, develops a research about Dramaturgy of Spaces. He was critic in sites Contracampo e Cinetica.

7  nov|14:30-16:00|the new york times op-docs

Andrew Blackwell

Supervising editor of The New York Times Op-Docs. Previously, documentary editor and nonfiction author.

The New York Times Op-Docs

The New York Times Op-Docs is the world’s premiere short documentary series, having published more than 250 short, interactive and virtual reality documentaries by independent filmmakers. Each film is produced with wide creative latitude by both renowned and emerging filmmakers, and premieres across Times online platforms. The goal of each Op-Doc is to use a creative visual approach to present a truly unique story, character, argument or point of view — and to start a conversation among our global audience.

7 nov|16:30-18:00|  case study of 9.70 – keeping the fire stuck

8 de nov|10:00-13:30|  14:30-18:00| MASTER CLASS LECH KOWALSKI

Lech Kowalski

Lech Kowalski is a British film director of Polish descent. His most notable film is the documentary, D.O.A., subtitled A Rite of Passage, which chronicled the burgeoning UK punk scene at the tail-end of the 1970s, and included footage of the Sex Pistols’ abortive 1978 American tour. He also directed Story of a Junkie, a film starring John Spacely, and Born To Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie, about Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers. He also created Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?, which focused on Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone and his struggle with heroin addiction.

In the  cinematography activism territory and new medias, Lech had developed the project In his spotlight biofilmography there are the films On Hitler’s Highway (2002), East of Paradise (2005), Drill Baby Drill (2013), and his last film, I pay for your story (2017).


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