Cíntia Gil

Born in Portugal, Cíntia Gil studied at the Lisbon Theater and Film School and holds a licentiate degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. From 2012 to 2019, she was co-director and later director of the Doclisboa International Film Festival. From 2019 to 2021 she directed the Sheffield DocFest, in the UK, where she left in July 2021 due to artistic differences with the Board of Trustees. Cíntia has curated assorted contemporary and historical film programs, retrospectives, and exhibitions.

Janaína Oliveira

Janaína Oliveira is researcher and curator. She holds a PhD in History and teaches at the IFRJ. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for African Studies-Howard University, in Washington DC, USA. Since 2009, she has been developing research on Black and African cinema, also serving as a consultant, jury, and panelist in several film festivals and exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. In 2019 she organized the exhibition “Soul in The Eye: Zózimo Bulbul’s Legacy and Contemporary Black Brazilian Cinema” at the IFFR.

Heloisa Passos

She has recently worked as cinematographer for the film “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Jason Kohn and “Fortaleza Hotel” by Armando Praça. She was nominated for the Brazilian Academy of Cinema award for the cinematography in the film “Deslembro”, by Flávia Castro (Venice, 2018). She has twice received the award for best cinematography at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, for “Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque Te Amo” (Veneza, 2009) and “Mulher do Pai” (Berlin 2017). Her first feature as a director, “Construindo Pontes”, premiered at the IDFA.

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Alia Ayman

Alia Ayman is a doctoral candidate in socio-cultural anthropology at New York University where she is writing a dissertation on decoloniality, difference and the global circulation of documentary images. She is a cofounder of the Cairo-based Zawya Cinema and an independent film and moving image curator who has worked with Berlinale Forum, The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), BlackStar Film Festival, Flaherty NYC and Images Festival, among others.

Dea Ferraz

Dea Ferraz was born in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. She is a director and audiovisual researcher. Her career includes the feature films “Câmara de Espelhos” (2016), “Modo de Produção” (2017), “Mateus” (2018), and “AGORA” (2020), all of which screened and awarded in renowned sections at the Brasilia Film Festival; Janela IFF; Panorama – Coisa de Cinema; Olhar de Cinema; Forum-Doc; Tiradentes Film Festival; and Sesc Nacional Cinema Exhibition, as well as in Latin American festivals such as Santiago Alvarez (Cuba) and DOCSDF (Mexico).

Wood Lin

Wood Lin received his MA from the Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies at Tainan National University of the Arts. He is a filmmaker, film critic, writer, and festival organizer specializing in documentaries. He has served as program director of Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) since 2013 and now is the program advisor of International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

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Ana Souza

Ana Souza is a member of the programming team of the Sundance Film Festival, where she serves as a curator for international and national fiction films as well as for the Midnight section. Souza also works as Programming Director for the Sun Valley Festival in Idaho, and was the producer for this year’s Palm Springs International ShortFest Forum. She has collaborated in different capacities with several festivals, among which the LA Film Festival, AFI FEST, Outfest, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Ambulante California, among others.

Emilie Bujès

Emilie Bujès is the Artistic director of Visions du Réel, International Film Festival and is a Program advisor for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, as well as an expert for the Swiss fund visions sud est. She formerly was a curator at the Geneva Contemporary Art Center and has contributed to the program of festivals and art institutions such as Forum Expanded–Berlinale, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Transmediale (Berlin). She received a Swiss Art Award for curators in 2014.

Greg de Cuir Jr.

Greg de Cuir Jr. is an independent curator, writer and translator who lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.


Emanuela Siqueira

Emanuela Siqueira is a doctoral candidatein Literary Studies at UFPR, film critic, and translator. She has been writing about cinema since 2008 and currently publishes on the websites Cine Varda and Quadro por Quadro. She has served as jury member and curator for festivals such as Olhar de Cinema, Colors and Cinefantasy. Her primary research interest includes representation of women in cinema and women filmmakers.

Wallace Andrioli

Wallace Andrioli was born in Minas Geraisand has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2014. He holds a PhD in History from the Fluminense Federal University, with his research interest in film production in authoritarian regimes. He is a collaborating professor in the Graduate Program in History at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and film critic for the Plano Aberto website and Contrabando magazine.

Yasmine Evaristo

Yasmine Evaristo is from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, where she lives. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Guignard School and is currently an undergraduate student in Literature and Publishing Technology at CEFET-MG. She researches fantastic cinema, with an emphasis on horror and horror cinema, as well as representation and representation of Black people in cinema. She is a film critic and content creator for the websites Music Non Stop and Clube da Poltrona, as well as co-founder and film critic for the website Longa História.


Catalina Sofia

Member of the programming and curatorship team of the Atalante Cineclub at the Curitiba Cinematheque since 2018. Researcher with a BA in Cinema and Video from the State University of Paraná (UNESPAR).

Flávio Rocha

Researches the production and dissemination of Super 8 films in the 1970s in Brazil. He holds an MA in Image and Sound from UFSCAR, a specialist degree in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-PR, and a BA in History from UFPR. He is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and video maker with a focus on theater, visual arts, music, popular cultures, and traditional peoples. His work is directly linked to the cultural practices and manifestations of the peoples who live on the Paraná coastline.

Cíntia Domit Bittar

Director, screenwriter, producer, and editor for films screened at several festivals since 2011. Her most recent work is “Baile”, finalist for the Brazilian Cinema GP, best short film at the 60th FICCI, best direction at the 29th Curta Cinema, Top 10 audience award at the 30th Kinoforum, selected for the 66th Oberhausen ISFF, 44th Hong Kong IFF, 38th Uruguay IFF, 21st Rio International Film Festival, among others. She is a partner at Novelo Filmes (Florianópolis, 2010-).