Speakers and tutors

Alice Lanari

Alice Lanari was born in Rio de Janeiro. Holder of a Master’s Degree in Image and Sound at Universidade de Brasília.
She is a partner at Gaivota Studio since 2013 where she has directed the short documentary “Escuta, Gajon”, developed the TV series Mo.Ch.I.L.A and produced the feature-length “Termodielétrico”. In 2018 opened Tantas Productions, an audiovisual production company based in Brasília.
Latin Wars is her first feature as a director.

André Saddy

Partner Director of Communication and Content at Canal Brasil.

Partner in the company Motirõ, associated with the Grupo Cinespaço who owns 39 theaters rooms, two of which are IMAX.

From 1995-1999 worked in LC Barreto production company, having participated in films as “O Quatrilho”, “O Que é Isso Companheiro?”, “Bela Donna”, “Uma Aventura do Zico” and “Bossa Nova”.

He produced short films in 35mm “45% Cinema Urbano”,“ Os Filhos de Nelson” and “ A Incrível História da Mulher que Mudou de Cor”. All of them directed by Marcelo Santiago, with who he is partner at the production company Movimento Filmes.

He also produced feature documentary films “Loki – Arnaldo Baptista” e “Olho Nu – Ney Matogrosso”.

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).

Andrew Blackwell

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

Barbara Sturm

Has a degree in cinema and has participated in the international distribution program’s CICAE Training and Berlinale Talent Campus, and is postgraduate in social networks and digital mobilization. Worked at Pandora Filmes where released 34 films, among them SECOND MOTHER, by Anna Muylaert. At the beginning of 2017, became head of content at the distributor and international sales agent Elo Company.

Camila Lamha

Journalist, scriptwriter and master in Culture and Communication at ECO – UFRJ. She worked at TV Brasil and for the Secretary of Culture of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She currently works as curator of Canal Curta and content editor of the website Porta Curtas since 2015.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Camerawar.tv. 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).

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.

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.

Marco Catolano

Marco Cartolano (Argentina) is a producer and impact and engagement strategy expert. He is the co-founder of Clementina Films, a production company focused on issue-driven documentaries based in Bogotá. After co-producing 9.70 and lead the impact campaign of the film, he joined the team of Sumercé as a producer and line producer.

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.

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.

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).

Natasha Neri

Natasha Neri is a journalist, with masters in Anthropology, and researcher in the field of Criminal Justice and Human Rights.
She has been studying the theme of Police Killings for over a decade and is the co-author of the book “When Police Kills: Resistance Followed by Death in Rio de Janeiro (2001-2011)”, Booklink, Rio de Janeiro.

Pedro Asbeg

Pedro Asbeg is a documentary filmmaker with a degree at the University of Westminster.
Since 1997 he has directed more than 10 short films and, in 2011, his first documentary feature film opened at the Rio Film Festival.
In the following years, he has directed two other feature films (“Black and white democracy” and “Geraldinos”), screened in more than 30 countries.
“America Armada” is his fourth feature documentary film.

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.