Curatorship and programming
The role of a film programmer in festivals and exhibitions: the legitimation of aesthetic trends and the pursuit of new languages. The different work methods and the relationship with the film market.
Dennis Lim is the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He has written for various publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Cinema Scope, and The Village Voice, and is the author of the critical biography David Lynch: The Man From Another Place (2015). He has taught at Harvard, New York University, and the New School.
Gustavo Beck is a Programmer for Olhar de Cinema – IFF Curitiba, Brazil. He is also a member of the Selection Committee for Cinéma du Réel, France, and IndieLisboa, Portugal, and works as a Consultant for Latin America in the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Women in cinema
The participation of women in cinema: how to gain space in a mostly male environment and become a protagonist in the construction of new cinematic discourses? The consequences of the low number of women directing, programming, exhibiting, and producing critical material about cinema.
Marisa Merlo | mediator
With a BA in cinema, since 2007 she’s been a partner at Grafo Audiovisual, where she works as an executive producer for the company’s projects. She has worked as an artistic director, executive producer, and programmer for the first four editions of Olhar de cinema – Curitiba IFF, where she currently signs the direction and executive production functions.
Larissa Figueiredo was born in Brasilia. She studied Literature at UNB; Film Theory in France and Visual Arts/Cinema in Switzerland, where she attended courses taught by artists such as Miguel Gomes, Albert Serra, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. ‘O touro’, her first feature film, earned the Visions Sud Est Fund award, was screened as a work-in-progress at Carte Blanche's in the 67th Locarno International Film Festival and had its world premiere at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival. Larissa currently dedicates herself to the development of her second feature film, ‘Agontimé’ which will be filmed in Brazil and Benin, Africa.
Jessica Candal holds a BA in Audiovisual and a specialist diploma in Visual Poetics. As a director, she made the short films ‘Teia’, ‘O espelho de AnA’ and ‘Bárbara na cidade’. As a curator, she was responsible for ‘Reflexos de AnA – Exhibition of Documentary Films by Women', and in the last two years she has worked in the curatorship of short films at Olhar de Cinema IFF. As a screenwriter, she is developing the feature film 'Êxtimo' for the Núcle Criativo Acere and her first feature film script, ‘Horizonte’ is in its funding stage.
Flávia Guerra is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the editor for TelaTela (www.telatela.com.br) and a columnist for cinema Arte 1 and TV Bandeirantes. She graduated in Journalism from ECA and holds a MA in Documentary Direction at the University of London. She was assistant director for ‘O caminhão do meu pai’ (pre-finalist for the 2015 Oscars, by Maurício Osaki), directed ‘Karl Max Way’ (shot in London and awarded at É Tudo Verdade); She wrote and narrated the series ‘Brasil visto do céu’, by Gullane Filmes.
With a background of Contemporary History, Anette started working as assistant director of Italian independent filmmaker Corso Salani, a collaboration that lasted almost 10 years. Then she moved on to film festivals. She is programmer of Venice International Film Critics' Week, as well as coordinator of industry events in When East Meets West co-production forum in Trieste Film Festival and programmer for Festa do Cinema Italiano in Lusofone countries.
Culture amidst a coup
Amidst the ongoing parliamentary coup of President Dilma Rousseff, the interim president Michel Temer in his first day in office abolished the Ministry of Culture, founded in 1985. What are the advancements in Brazil’s cultural sector since the creation of the Ministry? What are the social, cultural and economic consequences of its extinction?
Juca Ferreira is a sociologist with a professional career dedicated to a political life and cultural and environmental actions. He was a city councilor and Secretary of the Environment for Salvador and vice president of the Fundação OndAzul. In 2003, he assumed the Executive Secretariat in Gilberto Gil’s administration of the Ministry of Culture and in 2008 was invited by then President Lula to assume the position of Minister of Culture. During the years 2011 and 2012 he was the special ambassador for General Ibero-american Secretariat, coordinating the International Year of Afro-Descendants. He was the Secretary of Culture for the city of São Paulo between 2013 and 2014, returning to the post of Minister of Culture in 2015 during the second term of President Dilma Rousseff.
International advisor for ANCINE between 2011 and 2016, he graduated in cinema from UFF and holds a Master's degree from USP. Filmmaker, critic, and film festival curator. He directed three short-films and one feature film, all exhibited in different sections of the Cannes Film Festival; he was editor of the virtual magazines Contracampo and Cinética; and founder of Semana dos Realizadores.
Aly Muritiba | mediator
Aly Muritiba graduated in History from USP and is specialist in Communication and Culture from UTFPR. Writer, producer and film director, he has directed nine short films, one feature-length documentary, and a fictional feature film, which has earned him more than 150 awards at several film festivals. In addition to being a film director, Aly Muritiba is a director and producer for Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba IFF.
A conversation about Person
Debate on the work of filmmaker Luiz Sérgio Person: his personal relationship with recurring themes, authoring issues, his relationship with Cinema Novo, the divergence between Cinema Novo (in Rio) and the São Paulo cinema among other stories.
William Biagioli | mediator
William Biagioli is a producer, writer and director living in Curitiba, Paraná. He holds a BA in Advertising with emphasis on creation from Mackenzie-SP and a specialization diploma in cinema from FAP-PR. He has worked since the first edition of Olhar de Cinema where he produced and curated the Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati, and Luiz Sergio Person retrospectives as well as the curatorship for the Classics Section. Since November 14, 2014 he is the father of Santiago.
Regina Jehá began her career at the University of São Paulo where she studied Cinema and Social Sciences. Her first films focused on the Italian immigration in the city of São Paulo and later on indigenous and environmental issues. Her documentaries in the Amazon and in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, earned several awards in Brazil and participated in renowned international festivals such as Berlin, Nyon, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand among others. Regina is currently releasing her documentary ‘Henry Kayath, o homem e seu tempo’ and producing a film about the artist, sculptor, and photographer Frans Krajcberg.
Paulo Camargo holds a BA in journalism from the Federal University of Paraná – UFPR (1990), a MA in Audiovisual Theory and Aesthetics (University of Miami, 2002), where he held a fellowship from the Fulbright Commission, and teaches journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) and UniBrasil University Center. He also teaches postgraduate courses at PUCPR. He is the editor and founder of the cultural journalism portal A Escotilha. He was editor for Cultura, film critic, and special reporter for the newspaper Gazeta do Povo (PR), a daily where he worked between 1996 and 2014. He is a member of the Brazilian Association of Film Critics (Abraccine).
Director, presenter, and actress, Marina Person holds a BA in film by ECA-USP. She directed the feature films ‘Person’ (2007, documentary) and ‘California’ (2015, fiction). On television, she worked during 18 years for MTV Brazil. She also presented the TV shows Metrópolis on TV Cultura and O Papel da Vida on Canal Brazil. She currently hosts Cinedrops on Radio Eldorado and Marinando on YouTube. Alongside João Miguel she is the protagonist of ‘Canção de volta’, a feature film directed by Gustavo Rosa de Moura, scheduled for release in late 2016.
Domingas Person is an actress and presenter. She has worked in television for over 10 years, being a presenter, reporter and broadcaster for the TV channels Telecine, Multishow, Canal Brasil, Tv Cultura and TVA, especially for TV shows on cinema and music. She wrote on cinema for publications such as Istoé Gente and the newspaper Valor Econômico. She is currently the official commentator for events on TNT channel, such as the Oscars, Grammy, and Golden Globe.
Masterclass Matías Piñeiro
A debate on the oeuvre of the young Argentine filmmaker Matías Piñeiro: his aesthetic and thematic influences and his creative processes. In addition to excerpts from his concluded films, the director will present excerpts from his latest work, still in progress, the feature film ‘Hermia & Helena’.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1982. He studied at Universidad del cine, where he taught Filmmaking and Film History. Oscilating between New York and Buenos Aires, he is currently editing the fourth installments of his Shakespearean Project ‘Hermia & Helena’.
Gustavo Beck | mediator
Gustavo Beck is a Programmer for Olhar de Cinema – IFF Curitiba, Brazil. He is also a member of the Selection Committee for Cinéma du Réel, France and IndieLisboa, Portugal, and works as a Consultant for Latin America in the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Critics and curatorship
The relationship between criticism and curatorship within cinematic thought. What are the convergences and divergences between curators and programmers regarding contemporary cinema? In the midst of a conflict of interests, how does on prevent one party from subjugating another?
Roger Koza | mediator
A member of FIPRESCI, he works as a film critic in the Córdoba newspaper La Voz del Interior; he publishes regularly on films in Quid and Ñ magazines and as well as in his blog Ojos abiertos at Otroscines site. He currently hosts and directs the TV show El cinematógrafo Since 2006 he has been a programmer at the Hamburg International Film Festival (Germany); and since 2011 he's been a programmer for the FICUNAM (Mexico).
Luiz Zanin (Luiz Fernando Zanin Oricchio, São Paulo, 1950) is a film critic, special cultural reporter and columnist for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. From 2000 to 2009 he was the editor of the Culture supplement at the newspaper Estado de São Paulo. Author of the books Cinema de Novo – Um Balanço Crítico da Retomada released by the publisher Estação Liberdade (2003) Guilherme de Almeida Prado - um Cineasta Cinéfilo (Imprensa Oficial, 2005) and Fome de Bola – Futebol e Cinema no Brasil (Imprensa Oficial, 2006).
John Campos Gómez
Peruvian cinephile. As an independent developer, he conducts specialized cycles in cultural centers and universities in Peru as well as in international festivals such as BAFICI (Argentina), Radical (Bolivia), FICValdivia (Chile). He also writes about film in the Argentine website OtrosCines.com, works as an editor for OtrosCines blog/Peru, and is a columnist for the magazine Cinéfilo (Cordoba, Argentina). He is also a programmer for FICValdivia (Chile) and director of Transcinema, International Film Festival (Peru).
Since 2010 up to the present she is a programmer of the Mar de Plata International Film Festival. She has collaborated as a guest programmer for others film festivals and museums. She is a co-editor of the publication Las Naves Cine. She has collaborated as a writer in several cultural publications, participated in roundtable discussions and has been a jurist at international film festivals. She has an MA in Creative Documentary Making. In 2013, she was a fellow in the Flaherty Film Seminar NY.
Young actors – Non-professional actors / non-actors
The challenges and pleasures of working with a young and/or non-professional cast. A case study of the film ‘A cidade do futuro’ (by Claudio Marques and Marília Hughes) and the TV series ‘Nóis por nóis’ (by Aly Muritiba and Jandir Santin), both in the presence of the cast of young actors and non-professional actors.
Maicon Douglas Lima is 20 years old, born and currently living in Curitiba, he is an actor in the series 'Nóis por nóis'.
Jandir has worked on a dozen films in the fields of direction, scriptwriting, and assistant direction. As a director, she has worked in video clips, advertising campaigns, and has just completed her first short fiction film entitled ‘Paixão nacional’, which began its festival career in 2015, being selected for more than 20 festivals, including the International Festival Cine BH, the Short Film Festival of Brasilia, Huesca International Film Festival, and the festival Voices of Latin America, where she received the award for best Latin American short film. Jandir is currently co-directing her next work, a TV series called ‘Nóis por nóis’.
Actor in the Theatre Group Amadores da Arte; Protagonist in the feature film ‘A cidade do futuro’; Actor in the theater plays ‘Você pinta como eu pinto?’, ‘A paixão de Cristo’ and ‘A cobiça de uma gata’, directed by Adenilson de Souza and Gilmar Araujo.
Gilmar Araújo has a BA in Literature – Portuguese and its Literatures. Teacher and actor. He currently directs the Theatre Group Amadores da Arte. He acted in the short film ‘Economia: a pessoa acima do dinheiro’, made by Mundo Jovem Magazine, in Porto Alegre.
Claudio Marques was born in Campinas/SP in 1970 and lives in Salvador since 1982. Claudio was the editor and critic for the newspaper Coisa de Cinema for eight years (1995-2003). He contributed to the newspapers Tribuna da Bahia and A Tarde. He conceived and is the currently the main coordinator for Espaço Itau de Cinema – Glauber Rocha. Claudio is the founder and coordinator for Panoram Internacional Coisa de Cinema. Claudio directed, wrote, and edited several award-winning short films. ‘Depois da chuva’ is his first feature film.
She has worked with the theater group Amadores da Arte since 2013 with the show: poemas cantos e encantos. She attended the drama course qualification project in Bahia, Secultcidade, in 2014. In 2015 she took part in the Film and Video Workshop (by Cláudio Marques and Marília Rughes) and acted as protagonist in the film ‘A cidade do futuro’, by Claudio Marques and Marilia Rughes. She currently attends the free theater course at Ufob – Santa Maria da Vitoria.
Matheus Moura is a composer, Mc, and currently an actor starring in the series 'Nóis por nóis', directed by Aly Muritiba and Jandir Santir.
Matheus Correa has been a musician for 4 years ago and in 2016 performed his first acting job in the series 'Nóis por nóis'
MC, Composer, and Actress.
Marília Hughes holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Bahia; Director, producer and screenwriter; among her works are the feature film ‘Depos da chuva’ 2013, and the short-films ‘Desterro’ 2012, ‘Sala de milagres’ 2011, ‘Carreto’ 2009, ‘Nego fugido’ 2009, ‘O guarani’ 2008.
Marcelo Munhoz | mediator
Marcelo Munhoz was the creator and coordinator of Olho Vivo, an audiovisual production center (2003-2013), where he produced or co-directed more than two dozen short films, documentaries and fiction films. He was the creator of the Ponto de Cultura Minha Vila Filmo Eu, whose methodology garnered national praise. He coordinates the Audiovisual Center SESI/PR and Ficção Viva, which have brought some of the most important names in cinema to Brazil. His first feature film is 'A grande nuvem cinza’.