Speakers and tutors
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.
Fernanda Heinz Figueiredo
Originally from São Paulo with one foot in the sea and the other in the bush, she left law aside to specialize in intervention, education and environmental communication in Spain, undertaking a comprehensive review of her life and work. Based on these studies and areas of interest, he became a documentary filmmaker to make his first feature film, Sementes do Nosso Quintal (2014), which portrays the experience of his backyard school, Te-Arte, and was awarded by the public at the International Exhibition São Paulo Film Festival and the Festival du Film d'Éducation in France. To launch it among other film references about childhood and education, she co-created Ciranda de Filmes, the first exhibition with this theme in Brazil, of which she is co-curator and director and which is in its 8th year. edition. At Aiuê Produtora, he dedicates himself to the conception and direction of films and series for TV and cinema about Brazilian art and culture and sustainable development. In 2023, he is launching and distributing the feature-length doc Biocentricos https://biocentricos.com.br/, which he designed, produced and co-directed, and which deals with biomimicry, an innovation methodology inspired by nature or biomimicry thinking, created by American biologist and business consultant Janine Benyus.
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.
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 Andreu (Spain) was the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. She was the academic coordinator of the master’s in creation documentary course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra from 2001 until 2016. She teaches port-graduate documentary film courses at the Universidad Rovira y Virgili in Tarragona. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Paulina Urrutia Fernández (Chile) is a prominent actress, academic, director, union leader and Chilean politician. She was Minister President of the National Council of Culture and Arts during the first government of President Michelle Bachelet between 2006 and 2010. Throughout her career, she has made more than 12 films, 18 novels, 16 series and 18 theatrical works. In May 2016 he took over as director of the Camilo Henríquez theater
Graduated in International Relations from PUC São Paulo and UCA Buenos Aires, she worked as a producer and manager of events focused on sustainability. In 2013, he began working with accessibility at events and in a short time expanded his area of activity, also working within companies. She has been a consultant, producer and specialist in creative accessibility since 2014. In 2020 she founded 7.1 creative accessibility in 2020, which is a consultancy that promotes meaningful experiences to talk about accessibility, anti-disability and people. It works with companies such as Nubank, Ifood, Meta, B3, Quinto Andar and Sputnik. It also conducts training and lectures on the subject. She is the impact producer of the film Assexybilidade, the second feature by director Daniel Gonçalves.
Communicator and impact producer, she has 25 years of market experience in impact communication and distribution for audiovisual and cultural projects that seek positive changes in society. She is the director of mobilization and engagement for the international program Good Pitch Brasil, focusing on training and building networks for impact documentary campaigns.