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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 (www.clubecinema.com.br), and curator for www.clubebox.com. He has been writing on cinema since 1995, when he debuted in the newspaper Meio Norte (PI/MA).


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.

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.

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.