Archive 2020


The Metamorphosis of Birds
Catarina Vasconcelos

There May Be Crowds Among Us
Pedro Maia de Brito, Aiano Bemfica

Endless Night
Eloy Enciso

Los Lobos
Samuel Kishi

Light in the Tropics
Paula Gaitán

India, Netherlands, singapore
Arun Karthick

The Viewing Booth
Israel, United States of America
Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

Un Film Dramatique
Eric Baudelaire

Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth de Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere

Austria, Senegal, United Kingdom
Manu Luksch

A Street Under
Tomás von der Osten

The Martyr
Fernando Pomares

The Silence of the River
Francesca Canepa

Sing Along
Sávio Fernandes, Muniz Filho

Perpetual Night
Portugal, France
Pedro Peralta

Erika Sanchez

Shānzhài Screens
Paul Heintz

Dea Ferraz

The Year of the Discovery
Spain, Switzerland
Luis López Carrasco

Los Conductos
Brazil, Colombia, France
Camilo Restrepo

Pedro Diógenes

Uppercase Print
Radu Jude

Was Bleibt | Šta Ostaje | What Remains / Revisited
Germany, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina
Clarissa Thieme

The Arrow and the Uniform
Miguel Antunes Ramos

The Pink Indian Against the Invisible Beast: Noel Nutels Battle
Tiago Carvalho

Amazon Mirror
Fernando Segtowick

Slovenia, Czech Republic
Matjaz Ivanisin

Corporate Accountability
Jonathan Perel

Chronicle of Space
Akshay Indikar

After the Crossing
France, Belgium, Burkina Faso
Joël Akafou

United Sattes of America, United Kingdom
Mariah Garnett

Night Shot
Carolina Moscoso Briceño

Who Is Afraid of Ideology?
Lebanon, Syria, Kurdistan
Marwa Arsanios

Girls Grow Up Drawing Horses
United States of America
Joanie Wind

A Fire In The Sun
Pepe Sapena

Lonely Rivers
Spain, France
Mauro Herce

The Wolf Kids
Otávio Almeida

Nonsense Guerrila’s Manual
Joacélio Batista

Mary, Mary, So Contrary
Nelson Yeo

Rafael Castanheira Parrode

Inner Self
Mohammad Hormozi

Agustina Comedi

Mariah Teixeira, Nanda Félix

South Korea
Jegwang Yeon

California Dreaming
Sreylin Meas

The Golden Buttons
Alex Evstigneev

Mr. Leather
Daniel Nolasco

Daniel Nolasco

Dry Wind
Daniel Nolasco

The Tango of the Widower and It’s Distorting Mirror
Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

Nardjes A.
Algeria, France, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Karim Aïnouz

The Soul of Motion
Juslaine Abreu-Nogueira, Eduardo Baggio

The Woman I Am
Nathália Tereza

Her Against All Odds
Pedro Vigeta Lopes, Pâmela Regina Kath, Mickaelle Lima Souza, Lívia Zanuni

Walking Through
Débora Zanatta

Cancha – Sunday Is Soccer Day
Welyton Crestani

Skin Color
Larissa Barbosa

Following My Blood
Gabriel Borges

Exhumation of Art
Maurício Ramos Marques

Half Moon In Me
Dê Kelm, Débora Evellyn Olimpio

Gustavo Ribeiro

We Will Be Heard
Larissa Nepomuceno

A Bruddah’s Mind
Déo Cardoso

Blood Sings
Jorge Polo, Petrus de Bairros

The Horse
Rafhael Barbosa, Werner Salles

Helena Ignez

Geraldo Sarno

A Yellow Animal
Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique
Felipe Bragança

Yãmĩyhex: The Woman-Spirit
Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali

The White Death of the Black Wizard
Rodrigo Ribeiro

Juliana Nascimento, Gabriele Roza

Matheus Farias, Enock Carvalho

Mãtãnãg, The Enchanted One
Shawara Maxakali, Charles Bicalho

I Have Another Story to Tell
Mariana Campos

The Word Became Flesh
Ziel Karapotó

The Last Romantics of the World
Henrique Arruda



Cynthia García Calvo

With a BA in journalism, she was chief editor of LatAm cinema for eight years. Likewise, she worked as a film, television and videoclip producer in Argentina and Chile. In 2017 she founded the production company CYAN, responsible for the executive production of Medea, by Alexandra Latishev. She is currently developing various projects in different Latin American countries. She is Director of Programming at FEMCINE, and Director of Programming and co-founder of AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival in Chile.

Nicolas Feodoroff

Nicolas Feodoroff, graduated in aesthetics, is an art and film critic, programmer, curator. He is programmer and member of the selection commitee at FIDMarseille since 2006, and is in charge of the FIDCampus programme. He also teaches at Marseilles Fine Art School (ESADMM-Luminy), and regularly contributes to other structures dedicated to cinema and contemporary art (MuCEM, BAL-Paris, Mac-Marseille, ENSP-Arles…) and have been jury member of many internationational film festivals.

Tatiana Carvalho Costa

Professor and researcher in Communication and Cinema. PhD student in Social Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), professor at Centro Universitário UNA (Belo Horizonte), and coordinator of the PRETANÇA university outreach project. At UFMG, she is a participating member in the study/research groups Poetics of Experience and CORAGEM – Communication, Race and Gender and a collaborating member of NUH – Human Rights and LGBT Citizenship Center. She participates in the movement segunda PRETA and serves as a collaborator in film festivals and film clubs.

New Views / Brazilian Views

Gerwin Tamsma

Gerwin Tamsma is senior programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), and currently a member of the festival’s artistic committee overseeing the feature films’ programming. Working with IFFR since 1996, he has curated various retrospectives and thematic programmes. Before becoming involved with IFFR in 1996, he worked as a critic and editor.

Haruka Hama

Since 2001, working with the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival as coordinator and the director of Tokyo Office from 2015. Besides YIDFF, involved with distribution of important art films like Pedro Costa, Kidlat Tahimik, and Takamine Go at Cinematrix. Stayed in Latin America as a fellow under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artist 2013-2014. Curator for the Film Program at the Aichi Triennale 2016.

James Lattimer

James Lattimer has been part of the Berlinale Forum selection committee since 2011 and joined the Viennale as a programming consultant in 2018. He is also the guest curator for the 2020 edition of Documenta Madrid. He co-directed the short All Still Orbit with Dane Komljen and co-wrote his new feature After Water. He has written for Cinema Scope, Sight and Sound, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fireflies. He is co-editor of Textur, a new series on contemporary directors published by the Viennale.

Other Views

Gil Baroni

Gil Baroni is a director, producer, screenwriter, and partner in the production company Beija Flor Filmes. He has been making films addressing the LGBTQIA+ universe, with emphasis on the award-winning feature film Alice Júnior (2019), which premiered internationally at the Generation Section of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, in addition to being selected for renowned film festivals in Brazil, among them the competitive section of the 52nd Brasília Film Festival.

Maíra Bühler

Maíra Bühler is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She directed the film Diz a Ela Que Me Viu Chorar, which premiered at True/False Film Fest in the United States and won the best film award in the international competitive section at Olhar de Cinema International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Havana Festival, Library Prize, at Cinéma Du Réel, and Best Film at the Uruguay International Film Festival. Maíra is also the co-director of the films A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos, Ela Sonhou que eu Morri, and Elevado 3.5.

Shai Heredia

Shai Heredia, filmmaker and curator, is the founding director of Experimenta, the moving image art biennial of India. She has curated programs at film festivals and art venues worldwide. Her films I Am Micro (2012) and An Old Dog’s Diary (2015), have received critical acclaim, been exhibited widely and won International awards. Heredia was the Programmer of the 65th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (NYC). Based in Bangalore, Heredia teaches at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.


Damián Sainz

Born in Havana, graduated in cinema from the University of Arts, Cuba, and from the EICTV with a degree in documentary direction. His films, focused on LGBTQ culture in the island and Cuban youth, have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals. Sainz is a professor and an advisor of documentary film at the EICTV. He organizes and curates Cineclub CUIR, an independent project of film exhibition in Cuba, Mexico and Spain with a clear queer, feminist and antiracist vision.

Ester Marçal Fér

Professor in the Cinema and Audiovisual Course at the Federal University of Latin American Integration – UNILA. Holds a BA in Image and Sound from UFSCar and a Master’s in Communication from Cásper Líbero. She is a founding partner of the production company Filmes de Abril Produções Audiovisuais, for which she made the documentaries Variante (2010), A terceira margem do Rio Unini (2012), and Tooro Nagashi. She also worked as a sound director. She teaches screenwriting and television and coordinates the Cineclube Cinelatino outreach project.

Vanessa Vieira

Actress, cultural producer, and film director. She holds a BA in Cinema from Unespar and a BA in History from the Maringá State University. She directed the documentaries De Lá pra Cá (2015) (2015) and Tia Mide: Uma Mulher do Meu Paraná (2016). She has worked across multiple roles for 20 years in pursuit of narratives that envision the construction of new imaginaries. Member of the production team at Festival Griot, founding member of MAP – Women in the Parana Audiovisual, and associate of APAN – Association of Black Audiovisual Professionals.


Daniel Herculano

Daniel Herculano has been a member of Abraccine since 2015, and a member of Fipresci since 2018 (International Federation of Film Critics), and is one of the founders of the Ceará Association of Film Critics (Aceccine). He was one of the authors responsible for the books 100 Melhores Filmes Brasileiros, Documentário Brasileiro – 100 Filmes Essenciais, Animação Brasileira – 100 Filmes Essenciais, and Curta Brasileiro – 100 Filmes Essenciais. Between 2013 and 2016 he was the editor for the entertainment section at Tribuna do Ceará/UOL, film columnist at Band News FM (Fortaleza-CE), and film critic for O Povo Online/Jornal O Povo (2006 to 2013 and in 2018). He is currently a Publisher for Clube Cinema (, and curator for He has been writing on cinema since 1995, when he debuted in the newspaper Meio Norte (PI/MA).

Stephania Amaral

Stephania Amaral holds a Master’s degree and is currently a Doctoral student in Language Studies at CEFET-MG, where she researches horror cinema created by Brazilian women filmmakers. She is a member of the research groups Literatécnica and Tecnopoética. Former member of Cinema em Cena, she is a podcaster, columnist, and writer and has participated in several episodes of Cinematório, among other programs. Since 2016, she is a member of Feito por Elas (Made by Her), a project that discusses the work of women in the audiovisual sector. Member of the Brazilian Association of Film Critics (Abraccine) and Elviras – Collective of Women Film Critics.

Susy Freitas

Susy Freitas was born in Manaus, Amazonas. She is as a film critic at the Cine Set website, a professor in the field of Communication, a journalist, and writer. She has been a member of Abraccine since 2017 and participated in the following publications of the association: Animação Brasileira – 100 Filmes Essenciais, Documentário Brasileiro – 100 Filmes Essenciais, Curta Brasileiro – 100 Filmes Essenciais, and Trajetória da Crítica de Cinema no Brasil. She is also one of the organizers of the book Cine Set e a Crítica Cinematográfica no Amazonas.



João Iglesias

João Iglesias

Joelma Gonzaga

production company
Laranjeiras Filmes

The Magic of Bees

Bea Gerolin

Bea Gerolin

Jandir Santin
Viviane Ferreira

production company
Odun Filmes & Enseada Cultural


Isa Vitório
Noá Bonoba
Bárbara Cabeça

Isa Vitório
Noá Bonoba

Petrus de Bairros

production company
Lambeolhos Produções


Victor Di Marco
Márcio Picolo

Victor Di Marco
Márcio Picolo

Laura Moglia

production company
Proa Cultural

Blossom Boy

Bruna de Vasconcellos Torres
Julia Katharine

Julia Katharine

Luana Furquim
André Meirelles Collazzo

production company
Prosperidade Content


Issis Valenzuela

Issis Valenzuela

Joyce Prado

production company
Tabuleiro Filmes


9th Olhar de Cinema Programming Team

An open conversation with the curatorship team of the 9th Olhar de Cinema IFF about this year’s selection, films, and events.

Show Me The Fund - Mapping International Funds and Opportunities

Launch of the 5th edition of Show me The Fund (mapping international funds for Brazilian producers) and a conversation with Ivan Melo and Tati Leite regarding opportunities and their experience with foreign funds.

Challenging Our Perspectives and Attaining the Future

The contemporary audiovisual sector and the financial support mechanisms for strengthening women’s creative production.

Representativity and the Superpowers of Cinema

The power of cinema narratives and their reverberations in society.

Open Conversation with Daniel Nolasco

The celebrated filmmaker in this year’s Focus Section will talk about his work, both the feature films screening at Olhar as well as his short films, and will present selected excerpts from films that influenced or marked his work in cinema.

"The Silence Is Over" #MeTooBrasil

The MAP invites #MeTooBrasil – a movement emerging from the recent collective accusations of sexual abuse and violence in the audiovisual sector.

Masterclass Angela Schanelec - Film Frames: Composition, Rythm and Perception

Schanelec’s cinema reveals precision and force. A scene lasts just the right amount of time and the events therein follow their own rhythm. One of the mysteries of cinema lies in understanding when one shot should be replaced by another. How can we know? What do we desire? What do we seek in duration? All these elements are underpinned by poetry, which the German filmmaker crafted for almost three decades. One of the greatest filmmakers of our time is ready to talk about her work.