Programming Team of the 12th Olhar de Cinema
A conversation, open to the general public, with the team of curators of the 12th edition of Olhar de Cinema about this year’s selection, films, and events.
Antonio Gonçalves Jr
Founder, Director General and Artistic Director of Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International Film Festival.
Eduardo Valente holds a BA in cinema from UFF (Niterói) and an MA from the University of São Paulo. He was a film critic and editor for the film magazines "Contracampo'' (1998-2005) and "Cinética" (2006-2011). As a filmmaker, he made three short films: "Um Sol Alaranjado" (2001); "Castanho" (2002); "O Monstro" (2005) and a feature film: "No Meu Lugar" (2009), all of which screened at the Cannes Film Festival as well as other festivals around the world. He directed the international sector at Ancine (Brazilian Film Agency) between 2011 and 2016. He served as a programmer at several film festivals in Brazil and was the artistic director of the Brasilia Film Festival between 2016 and 2018. Since 2016 he has been a member of the programming team for Olhar de Cinema IFF, as well as Brazilian delegate at the Berlin Film Festival.
Gabriel Borges is from the city of Ponta Grossa, Parana. He is a curator, film club organizer, editor, and sometimes a film director. A Masters candidate in Film and Video Arts at the Universidade Estadual do Paraná, Gabriel works in film direction and editing as well as organizing and programming film exhibitions and festivals such as the III Griot - Contemporary Black Film Festival and the 6th Metrô - Brazilian Student Film Festival.
Carla Italiano is a film researcher and programmer for exhibitions and festivals. She is a PhD candidate in Social Communication at UFMG. She was a curator for the exhibition "Magical Women - Reinventions of The Witch in Cinema" (CCBB, 2022) and the "Helena Solberg Retrospective" (CCBB, 2018) among others, in addition to coordinating the forumdoc.bh - Belo Horizonte Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival. She is from Recife and lives in Belo Horizonte.
Camila Macedo works in research, curatorship, and filmmaking, with a focus on the interfaces between art, education, and gender and sexuality studies. She holds an MA and is a PhD candidate in Education at UFPR and holds a BA in Cinema and Video from UNESPAR. She has worked with the programming teams in exhibition and festivals such as the Brasilia Film Festival (2022), Cinefantasy (2021), FIDÉ Brasil (2022), among others. She has been a member of the curatorial team of Olhar de Cinema since 2018.
Marisa Merlo holds a BA in Film Studies from Unespar. She is the co-founder of the Olhar de Cinema IFF. She was also a member of the curator panel for the Brasília Film festival, FestCurtasBH, CachoeiraDoc, among others. She was an associate partner at Grafo Audiovisual (2008-2016) and in 2017 she founded Anacoluto. She has served as producer, executive producer, and associate producer for several films, among which the feature films "Lutar Lutar Lutar" (2021), "Eu, Empresa" (2021), "Deserto Particular" (2021), "Jesus Kid" (2021), "Nóis por Nóis" (2018), "Para Minha Amada Morta" (2015), "A Gente" (2013).
Researcher, teacher and film curator. PhD from the Federal University of Pernambuco, with research focused on contemporary Brazilian cinema. She has been a member of the curatorial team of Olhar de Cinema since 2017, and has participated in the curatorship of festivals such as Recifest, Sesc Film Festival and, more recently, the 2nd Arab Women Film Festival in Brazil.
Born in the state of Mato Grosso, Giulia Roberta is a film student at Unespar/FAP in Curitiba. In addition to making films, she is an active participant in film clubs, member of the Black collective Cine Adélia and CineFAP. Her main research interest is non-hegemonic filmmaking and she is actively involved in the student movement. She was recently awarded at the 2022 Metrô-Brazilian University Film Festival for the film "TERMINAL!!!", which she directed and wrote.
Kariny Martins is a film curator, screenwriter, and researcher. MA in Cinema and Video Arts from the State University of Paraná (Unespar) and PhD candidate in Social Communication at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), she investigates the intersections between speculative fiction, contemporary Black cinemas, and curatorship from a decolonial perspective. She is currently a screenwriter at TV Globo. She is the author of the book "Speculative Fiction in Brazilian Black Cinema: Afrofuturist Aesthetics in Short Films", A Quadro Publishing House, 2023.
Gustavo Pinheiro holds a BA in Cinema from Unespar and a BA in Law from the Federal University of Paraná. Lawyer for the cultural sector and audiovisual educator, he is also an editor and post production professional. He has worked in several editions of Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film Festival in film translation and subtitling. In 2022, he worked for the first time as a curator in the first edition of Cine dos Campos, Ponta Grossa short film festival, and is now debuting in the feature film curatorship team of Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film Festival.