Rita Azevedo Gomes

Rita Azevedo Gomes is a versatile and independent filmmaker exploring new forms of expression. Since the 1970s her activities encompass areas such as Theater, Opera, Graphic Design, and Cinema. She worked alongside João Bénard da Costa at the Service Cinema of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at the Portuguese Cinematheque –Cinema Museum.
She has received critical acclaim and awards for her films in several countries and Festivals – Locarno, Venice, Montreal, Rotterdam, Bafici, Buenos Aires, Turin, Viennale, Jeonju, Doc Lisboa, Marseille, Cinesul Rio, Japan, etc.
She currently works in the Permanent Programming Department of the Portuguese Cinematheque–Cinema Museum.

Alberto Ramos

Film critic and festival programmer with articles published in several publications and compilations. He has covered festivals such as Cannes, Venice, San Sebastian, Montreal, Freiburg, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Berlin, and many times as an official member of the jury. He taught Cuban cinema at the Sarah Lawrence College in New York. In 2010, he organized a retrospective on the African diaspora in Cuba for the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival. Since 2005, he has been a programmer at the Havana Film Festival, responsible for editing the catalog and, more recently, coordinating the festival’s theoretical events.

Flávia Cândida

Flavia Candida is a curator, filmmaker, and producer with a BA in Cinema from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), where she directed the short film ‘O Metro Quadrado’, winner of the Special Jury Award at the Brasilia Festival in 2002.
She began her career as a programmer in the mid-1990s at Cine Arte UFF and coordinated for over 15 years the Brazilian Festival of College Films. She collaborates in the programming and curatorship of several festivals and exhibitions such as Curta Cinema, Rio Festival, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Goiânia Mostra Curtas, Vitória Cine Vídeo, and 21 st Century: Women, Action!
As a project analyst and consultant, she works in the selection of laboratories such as BR Lab, Platforma Lab, ICUMAM Lab, and as a consultant for the Curta Cinema 2015 Projects Laboratory and selection in 2018.

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Daniel Kasman

Daniel Kasman is the Director of Content of MUBI. He is based in New York.

Javier Garcia Puerto

He is a director of Festival REC (Tarragona) and Film Programmer at Tallinn Black Nights IFF (Spain).

Sarah-Tai Black

Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer, arts curator, and writer living in Toronto. She is the Programming Coordinator at Images Festival and works as a member of TIFF’s festival programming team. Sarah-Tai is also one of the Directors at The Royal Cinema where she programs a monthly series called Black Gold.
Her writing has been published by numerous outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, TIFF’s The Review, and Cléo Journal, and alongside several artist projects. In collaboration with institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art, she has curated performance pieces by artists Lido Pimienta and Aisha Sasha John and has spoken about arts culture, film, and moving image arts in their many forms as a guest of the National Gallery of Canada and The Walrus, as well as with platforms such as Canadian Art and Huffington Post.
As a programmer Sarah-Tai has served as a juror on behalf of Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival, as well as partnered with several local arts organizations and initiatives including TIFF Cinematheque, Inside Out, and Regent Park Film Festival. She is committed to intersectional feminist practices within the arts and her work focuses heavily on the representation and experiences of black, queer,
and body positive communities.

Outros olhares

Patrícia Machado

Researcher. Professor in the Communication Course (Cinema) at PUC-Rio. She holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from ECO-UFRJ with a doctoral stay at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III.

André Felix

André Félix is a master’s student in Communication and Culture at the Federal University of Bahia and a filmmaker. He directed the short films ‘A Cor do Fogo e A Cor da Cinza’ and ‘Valentina’ and co-wrote the feature film ‘Entreturnos’. ‘Diante dos Meus Olhos’ is his first feature film as director.

Raúl Camargo

Raúl Camargo, Chilean festival programmer and professor, joined the programming team of the FICValdivia festival in 2007, becoming its artistic delegate three years later and its director in 2014. He has written articles for respected periodicals, including La Fuga, Fuera de Campo, Otros Cines, and Hambre Cine. He contributed to the work El novísimo cine chileno (2011) and is at present working on his first solo book, focusing on the affiliations and changes in perspective between Latin American films from the last century to the current one. He lectures in film history at a number of Chilean universities.


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