Speakers and tutors

Alice Lanari

Audiovisual director, screenwriter and producer. His first feature film “América Armada” was selected by the Havana Festival and awarded at DOCSMX. Her second documentary, “I will never be the same again”, has just premiered at the 10th Olhar de Cinema and at the 16th DocsMX. She is associate producer of “Democracia em Vertigem”, an original Netflix directed by Petra Costa. She was assistant director in dozens of features, including the documentary “Juízo”, by Maria Augusta Ramos. She spent six years living between Argentina and Mexico and in Brasília founded the production company Tantas, specialized in audiovisual content with a focus on female narratives. She is living in Quito, Ecuador.

Audrey Kamga

Audrey Kamga is an award-winning, multilingual executive with in-depth knowledge, and experience in most key TV markets including the Americas and EMEA.

Successfully working with ARTE France – one of the largest publicly-funded European broadcasters, she possesses a very diverse distribution background working with documentary specials, limited doc series, unscripted formats, and factual entertainment with experience in sales, acquisitions, marketing, and business affairs. Well versed in TV History and Pop Culture, she truly believes in the importance of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion, and a gender-balanced approach both on and off-screen.

Cléber Eduardo

He has been the curator of DOCSP since 2015. He has a background in Cinema, Communication and Social Sciences. He works in the curatorship of Cineop (Cine Ouro Preto) and coordinates the FOFI (Festival Online de Filmes de Inquietação). He was curator between 2007 and 2019 of the Tiradentes Festival. He was a professor and researcher at Centro Universitário Senac between 2008 and 2020. As a film critic, he wrote for the newspapers Diário Popular and Folha da Tarde, as well as for the magazines Época, Sinopse and Contracampo. He was one of the creators of Cinética magazine.

Coraci Ruiz

Coraci Ruiz was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a PhD in Multimedia (2020) and has worked as a documentarist since 2003. She has made several films, TV series and videos. Her first feature film, “Letters to Angola” (2012), was selected in more than 30 festivals in 16 countries. “Threshold” (2020), her second feature, premiered at Hot Docs 2021.

Cristina Amaral

Born in São Paulo and graduated in Cinema at ECA-USP, she is responsible for editing films by directors such as Andrea Tonacci, Carlos Reichenbach, Edgard Navarro, Joel Yamaji, Carlos Adriano, Paula Gaitán, Raquel Gerber, among others.

The partnership with Carlos Reichenbach began in “Alma Corsária” (awarded at the Brasília Festival), and resulted in several later films, such as “Dois Córregos”, “Garotas do ABC”, “Bens Confiscados” and “Falsa Loura”.

With Andrea Tonacci, her life partner, she coordinated the production company Extrema Produção Artística, and signed the editing of “Passions”, “Serras da Desordem” and “Já visto, jamais visto”, among others. More recently, she has been working alongside young filmmakers such as Adirley Queiroz, Thiago B. Mendonça, Eryk Rocha, Renata Martins, Djin Sganzerla and Jo Serfaty. 

Jean-Gabriel Périot

Born in France in 1974, Jean-Gabriel Périot directed several short movies and develops his own editing style with archive footage. Most of his works, documentaries as fiction, deal with violence and history. His short works, including Dies Irae, Even If She Had Been A Criminal…, Nijuman no Borei and The Devil were shown in numerous festivals and honored by many awards. A German Youth, his first documentary feature film, opened the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2015, was released in France, Germany and Switzerland and received many prizes in festivals. Natsu no hikari (Summer Lights), his first fiction feature film, was premiered in the San Sebastian film festival 2016 and shown in festivals before its release in French cinemas in 2017. Our Defeats was premiered in the Forum of the Berlinale 2019. Returning to Reims [Fragment] was selected at the Directors’ Fortnights in Cannes 2021.

Jô Serfaty

Jô Serfaty is a director and screenwriter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Through fictional, documentary and hybrid narratives, her work focuses on social issues. Her films address the Brazilian collective imagination, creating emotional bonds with the community. Between 2012 and 2019 she wrote and directed four short films. In 2019, he premiered his first feature film “Um Filme de Verão”, a hybrid portrait of the last summer of four teenagers who had just graduated from high school in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The film participated in important international festivals such as Göteborg IFF, Filmfest Hamburg, Neighboring Scenes (Lincoln Center) and DocumentaMadrid. He also received Special Mentions at Doclisboa and at the Festival de Mar del Plata. In 2020, he received the award for Best Film at the L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival in Barcelona. She is currently writing her second feature film.

Joaquim Castro

Joaquim Castro is a filmmaker and his first feature as a director and editor was Dominguinhos, who participated in DOKLeipzig, BAFICI, It’s All True, SXSW, IDFA, among others and won the prize for best documentary by the popular jury at G.P. of Brazilian Cinema. This year, he made his second feature as a director and editor, called Máquina do Desejo, premiered at É Tudo Verdade and won the award for best editing and an honorable mention from the jury. He did the editing and sound design for Petra Costa’s film Democracy in Vertigo, selected for Sundance and nominated for an Oscar for best documentary. He collaborated in the editing of the film Babenco by Bárbara Paz, winner of the Venice Festival for Best Doc. He edited the film O Piano Que Conversa by Marcelo Machado, winner of In-Edit Brasil by the Popular Jury. He edited Olho Nu directed by Joel Pizzini, also winner of In-Edit Brasil by the Popular Jury. He edited and sounded the film Jards by Eryk Rocha, best director at Festival do Rio. With Sergio Bernardes he edited Tamboro, best edited and special award from the jury at Festival do Rio. With Paula Gaitán, he collaborated in editing the feature Exilados do Volcão, best film and best montage at the Brasília Festival and edited the film Agreste present at the Bienal, Mostra Internacional de SP and hors concours at the Rio Festival. Las Camaras de La Diversidad in Guadalajara.

Júlio Brandão

Director of marketing, communication and new business at the international news agency France Press in Brazil. Responsible for licensing videos and photos from the agency’s collection for audiovisual productions.

Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and visual artist. He debuted as director with MADAME SATÃ (Cannes Un Certain, Regard 2002). His other works include MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS ( Official Selection Cannes, 2021),  NARDJES A. (Berlin Panorama, 2020), CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (Berlin Amnesty Prize, 2018), FUTURO BEACH (Berlin Competition, 2014), THE SILVER CLIFF (Cannes Directors Fortnight, 2011),  I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (Venice, Orizontti, 2009) and LOVE FOR SALE (Venice, Orizontti, 2006). INVISIBLE LIFE, Aïnouz’s latest feature film, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and has been the recipient of several prizes worldwide. Aïnouz is a screenwriter tutor and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Laura Bonilla

Laura Bonilla is editor in chief of Agence France-Presse (AFP) for Latin America. She has been a reporter for 25 years, having worked in Montevideo, Washington DC, New York and Rio de Janeiro, where she was head of the Brazilian newsroom between 2011 and 2016. She has made special reports in 30 countries, with an emphasis on 9/11 in New York , the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil, and the migration crisis in Central America and on the border between Mexico and the United States. She holds a degree in journalism from the Catholic University of Montevideo.

Lucas Weglinski

Lucas Weglinski has been working for over 20 years as a cinema professional. In 2021, he released his 1st Feature as Director and Editor, “Máquina do Desejo: 60 Years of Teat(r)o Oficina” (Co-Production Canal Brasil. Arteplex Distribution), EDT Award for Best Feature Editing, Honorable Mention at É Tudo Verdade 2021, Award for Best Documentary at FICCSUR 2021 in Chile, Prêmio Memória do País in the 25 Years of the Brazilian Film Festival (NY, LA and Miami) and Finalist for the ABCine Award for Best Feature Editing and in the Official Selection of the Mix Brasil Festival, Cine Vitória and Cuzco International Film Festival (Peru). He is currently directing his 2nd feature, “Musica Natureza”, which is currently being finalized. He directed more than 12 short films, produced another 5 (which participated in important Festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival – 2004 Official Selection with “Quimera”, Sundance, Guadalajara, Havana, among others), conceived and produced 3 Film Festivals (Cinema que Pensa and Mostra de 25 Anos de Cinema Indígena), as Editor, edited 12 short films and two feature films. He was 3rd Assistant Photography in the Feature Fiction “La Sangre Iluminada”-Mexico (2005) and 1st Directing Assist in the Feature Fiction “El Peluquero Romantico”-Mexico and Brazil-2019).

Luiza Fagá

Luiza Fagá is a documentary filmmaker and editor. She has worked on films shown at several Latin, North American and European festivals. Among them are the experimental short “The present is an animal that inhabits my stomach”, directed by her and shown at the Images Festival (Canada, 2015), and the feature-length documentary “Limiar”, directed by Coraci Ruiz, which premiered at MIX Brasil in 2020 and since then circulating in national and international festivals and exhibitions, such as Hot Docs (Canada, 2021). Among other partnerships, she collaborates with the Cisco Laboratory on films and documentary series and with visual artist Luna Acosta on installations. She was part of Instituto Itaú Cultural’s audiovisual team as director, photographer and editor, participating in dozens of productions, such as the video installation for the exhibition Ocupação Hilda Hilst, a tribute to the author who combines archival images and original material. She holds a degree in journalism and a postgraduate degree in film from the Netherlands Film Academy. During her postgraduate studies, she developed an artistic investigation on the use of archival images in experimental films and on the transcreation of literature for cinema. She is currently a Master’s student in Discourse Analysis at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).

Maite Alberdi

Maite Alberdi Soto is a chilean producer, director, documentarian, screenwriter and film critic. Her most recent film, “El Agente topo” (2020), was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary and nominated for Best International Feature Film. The film was also nominated for the Goya Award for Best Ibero-American Film.

In 2011, she released her first feature film “The Lifeguard”. Through Micromundo Producciones, her production company, she directed her second film “La Once”, which won more than 12 international awards, and was nominated for the Goya 2016 for Best Ibero-American Film. In 2016 she released the short film “I’m not from here” nominated for the European Films Award and also premiered her third feature film “The Grown-Ups” which won 10 international awards. In Sundance 2020, she premiered her latest film “El Agente topo”, the first Chilean documentary to be nominated for an Oscar.

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.