International Competitive Exhibition
Carla Maia lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. PhD Graduate Student in Social Communication, at UFMG, she acts as a researcher and curator of film festivals. She integrates the collective Filmes de Quintal www.filmesdequintal.org.br, and is the responsible for the forumdoc.bh www.forumdoc.bh. She is a director, alongside Raquel Junqueira, of the documentary Roda.
Mabe Bethônico Mabe is a Fine Artist, Researcher, and Professor at the EBA / UFMG. She has a master's and a doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London. She participated in: The 27th and the 28th São Paulo Biennial (2006 and 2008), Polygraph San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico (2009), Panorama of Brazilian Art / MAM SP (2005), Encuentro International of MEDELLIN (2007), Telling Histories, and the Kunstverein of Munich (2003). Since 2000 she builds the museumuseu available at www.museumuseu.art.br
Born in Lisbon in 1969, Nuno Sena is one of the founders and chief programmers of Indie Lisboa – International Festival de Independent Cinema, now on its eight edition. He graduated in Communication Sciences with a specialization in Cinema. Formerly, he has worked as assistant to the Direction of the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and he was responsible for the programming and publishing department of the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museum of Cinema. He has also been a programmer of Doclisboa – International Festival of Documental Cinema from 2004 to 2006. Currently, besides directing and programming IndieLisboa, he teaches film history and writes occasionally about film for newspapers and magazines.
Brazilian Competitive Exhitibion
Born 1959 in Augsburg, Germany. Did Film Studies from 1988 to 1993 at the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin. Filmmaker, program curator and member of the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, since 1997. Mainly working as a Dramatic Advicer, Script Consultant and Co-Author in both fields, fiction and documentary.
Born in 1971, is an Italian film programmer, working mainly in the fields of shorts, experimental cinema, artists’ film and video, and documentary. He (almost) never has enough of watching, showing and sharing films. After graduating in Film Studies and working as a film archivist at the Bologna Cinematheque, he went on conceiving, curating and selecting programs for several Italian festivals and venues, and has been, since 2010, the short film programmer of the Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti sidebar. He holds a weekly column on documentary films on the Italian news magazine Internazionale, and recently co-founded the innovative film distribution platform CineAgenzia.
Graduated in media at FUMEC University, master in media at Minas Gerais Federal University, where she studied the brazilian documentarist Eduardo Coutinho. Work as a movie critic for five years at the electronic cinema magazine Filmes Polvo (www.filmespolvo.com.br), signing Raccord column. Nowadays work as advisor at the cinema department of Cine Humberto Mauro (in Palácio das artes, Belo Horizonte).
Minas Competitive Show
Curator and producer of films and movie shows. She is currently the coordinator of the Programming and Production of Programadora Brasil and also the curator and producer of the session Curta Cinemateca of Cinemateca Brasileira.
She produced the feature movies O aborto dos outros (2008), by Carla Gallo (executive producer), A ilha da morte (2006), by Wolney de Oliveira, (director of production), Como nascem os anjos (1995), by Murilo Salles (coordinator of production) and several feature movies.
Sergio Alpendre is a film critic, teacher, researcher and journalist. He founded and edited the magazine Paisà, printed publication about cinema and music, between 2005 and 2008. He was editor of Contracampo from 2000 to 2010. He has written for: Bravo magazine, sections More and Illustrated (Folha de Sao Paulo), Masters Collection of European Cinema, Journal of the Brazil Programmer, Magazine Taturana and Cinequanon. He edited the fourth edition of the Journal of the Brazil Programmer in 2010. He was curator of exhibitions: Tarkovsky and his heirs (2010) and São Paulo Film Retrospective (2009), held in the CCBB. He is currently a contributor to the Guide of Folha de São Paulo (books, music and movies), UOL and Foco. He edits the blog http://chiphazard.zip.ne,t exclusive about films. He gives courses in film history and criticism workshops across the country.
Coordinator of Cinema of Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil between 2001 and 2011. In 2002, in São Paulo, he designed the cycle of exhibitions Diretores Brasileiros, starting with reviewing the work of João Batista de Andrade. In Rio he mediated in the realization of comprehensive retrospectives of, among others, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, Tsai Ming Liang, Ozu, and Hitchcock, and unpublished excerpts from films by John Ford film, Fassbinder and Chris Marker. At this moment he works as Coordinator of Visual Arts at CCBB Rio.