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We work with a team of international filmmakers and audiovisual professionals

Affonso Uchoa

Director | Brazil

Director of Mulher à tarde (2010), A vizinhaça do tigre (2014), and Sete anos en maio (2019); co-director of Arábia (2017). His films have been screened at important festivals, including Rotterdam, Viennale, Toronto, Visions du reel, Mostra de Tiradentes, and Mar del Plata.

Agustina Costa

Producer | Argentina

Argentinian producer. Founded Volpe Films in 2013. Coproduced documentary II Solengo, by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis (Best Film at DocLisboa 2015 and Best Italian Documentary at the Torino Festival). She leads BAFICI Buenos Aires Lab since 2016.

Diego Mondaca

Director, Screenwriter and Producer | Bolivia

Director, screenwriter, and producer of La Chirola (2008), Ciudadela (2011) and Chaco (2020), the latter winner of the FIPRESCI Award and Special Critics Award at FICValdivia. Producer of Cuando ellos se fueron (2019) by Verónica Haro (Ecuador). Part of the TyPA, Jerusalem Film Lab, and Rotterdam Lab residencies, among others. Founder of the Film Seminar #FragmentosDeLoReal, professor in the Film Program at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia) and guest professor at the Blanco Chair at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Alicia Scherson

Director and Screenwriter | Chile

Director and screenwriter of Play (2005) and Vida de familia (2017), among others. She wrote the scripts of Rara, Ilusiones ópticas, and El bosque de Karadima, and directed the Chilean-Finish series Héroes invisibles. Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and academic at Universidad de Chile.

Anette Dujisin

Director | Portugal

Film industry professional working in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Director of Filmin Portugal, a VoD platform dedicated to independent cinema, part of Comunidad Filmin, which operates in Spain and Mexico. Programmer for over a decade of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week.

Celina Murga

Director | Argentina

Argentinian director, cofounder of Tresmilmundos Cine, and disciple of Martin Scorsese. Her work has been screened and awarded at major festivals, including Berlin, San Sebastián, Venice, and La Habana. Member of the jury at Munich, Toulouse, and Friburg, among others.

Marcela Santibáñez

Producer | Chile

Chilean documentary producer. She studied film at Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), is a Fulbright scholar, and has an MFA in Production at UCLA, California. She produced El agente topo, winner of several awards and nominated for an Oscar in 2021, among other international award-winning works. She is Industry Director of FIDOCS and teaches executive production courses at UC, Chile.

Claudia Huaiquimilla

Director | Chile

Director of Mis hermanos sueñan despiertos (2021) -awarded for Best Ibero-American Fiction Feature Film, Best Screenplay; best actor (Iván Cáceres) at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, in 2021- among other internationally awarded works.

Cristian Saldia

Filmmaker | Chile

Filmmaker and architect. Master in Art and Heritage UdeC. Academic of the UCSC Faculty of Communication, History, and Social Sciences. Director of Frontera Sur International Non-Fiction Film Festival and Frontera Sur LAB Writing Lab for Non-Fiction Film Projects. He is on the project selection team for Chilean Cinema of the Future of Encuentros Australes of FICValdivia. His film “El Ruido de los Trenes” (2015) was screened in over 20 international festivals and received several awards. He is currently developing the feature film “El viento sopla donde quiere.” He has been a jury member in several film festivals and has advised film projects in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Chile, Peru, Argentina.

Alexandra Cuesta

Filmmaker | Ecuador

Ecuadorian filmmaker whose work combines experimental cinema with documentary practices. Her work has been showcased at FIDMarseille, New York Film Festival, Cinema Du Reel, FICValdivia, and Viennale, among others. She had a Guggenheim Scholarship on Film and Video in 2018.

José Luis Torres Leiva

Director, Screenwriter and Producer | Chile

Director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. His short Obreras saliendo de la fábrica (2005) was selected for more than 100 festivals and received, among others, the Best Short-Award at ZINEBI, Bilbao. He is currently writing his next documentary.

Juliana Antunes

Director | Brazil

Brazilian director and founding partner of Ventura. Her opera prima, Baronesa (2017), was staged at many festivals and won Best International Film at FICValdivia, Audience Award at FID Marseille, and Best Documentary Feature at the Havana Film Festival.

Gonzalo Maza

Director, Screenwriter and Producer | Chile

Chilean screenwriter, director, and producer. He has co-written with director Sebastián Lelio four of his films: Navidad (2009), El Año del Tigre (2011), Gloria (2013), and Una Mujer Fantástica (2017). A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2018 and, as its screenwriter, Gonzalo received the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and two Platino Awards (Ibero-American Academy Awards) for writing this film and Gloria. Ella es Cristina (2020), his first feature film as director, won the Jordan Ressler Opera Prima Award at the Miami Film Festival.

Ignacio Agüero

Filmmaker | Chile

Chilean documentarist with a long career; cinema professor; and coordinator of the Cero en Conducta network. His vast filmography is widely recognized internationally and in two occasions he has received the Grand Pix FIDMarseille: Como me da la gana II (2016) y Nunca subí al provincia (2019). His latest film, Notas para una película (2022), had its world premiere in the 37th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

Isabel Ivars

Art and Cinema | Spain

Education in art and film; specialist in film marketing and distribution. She has worked for Goldfinger Media Productions, Merrill Lynch, Discovering Latin America, Latin America Movie Data Base, and Wide Management. She currently collaborates with financing institutions in project reviews, seminars, and work-in-progress for production.

María Santos

Producer | Peru - United States

Program Manager of the Sundance Institute’s Artist Development and Labs Program and Independent Film Producer. Former coordinator of Ava DuVernay, ARRAY and the Advisory Board at Cinereach. Member of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Industry Academy. Fellow at Third World Newsreel Production, where she co-wrote and directed her first short film.

Martin Rejtman

Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Writer | Argentina

Argentinian director and writer. His films have obtained important international recognition, among them: Rapado (1992), Silvia Prieto (1999), Los guantes mágicos (2003), Dos disparos (2014), and the short film Shakti (2019). In recent years retrospectives of his works have been presented at BAFICI; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; FICValdivia; Harvard Film Archive; Jeonju International Film Festival; Lincoln Center, San Sebastian; mubi.com, among others. In 2018 he received the National Culture Award for the screenplay of Dos disparos.

Yeniffer Fasciani

Filmmaker | Chile

Filmmaker from the Universidad de Valparaíso, graduated in Executive Production at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master in Distribution and Audiovisual Business at ECAM through the ECAM+Ibermedia scholarship. She participated in Berlinale Talents and Locarno Industry Academy Chile. She has produced six short films, two feature films, and two TV series and worked for five years at DCI Distribution, currently working in sales at Feel Content and Feel Sales, an international sales agency based in Madrid.

Paola Castillo

Director and Producer | Chile

Documentary director and producer. Her work features Allende mi abuelo Allende, L’Œil d’or for the best documentary Cannes IFF 2015; Frontera, Haydee y el pez volador, Cielo, La directiva, Genoveva, 74m2, El salvavidas, among many others. Executive Director of the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc and Academic of Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica.

Teresita Ugarte

Director, Producer and Screenwriter | Chile

General Coordinator of the Asociación Gremial Red de Salas Independientes de Cine de Chile and the SALA K Cultural Foundation. The executive producer of the feature film “El niño del plomo” (2021), by Daniel Dávila, and director of five short films made in Canada, France, and Chile. Her latest work, “La Discotheque,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. With a degree in Arts and Humanities from PUC, with a mention in Narration, Film Aesthetics, and Audiovisual Communication, she completed the Advanced Screenwriting and Project Development workshop at the Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, as well as the training program taught by CICAE for art film theater management.

Pepa San Martín

Director and Actress | Chile

Chilean director and actress. She debuted at Berlin with the short La ducha (2011) and won a DAAD, a creative residence to direct her second short, Gleisdreieck (2012), awarded at FICValdivia. Her first feature, Rara (2016), received more than 18 international awards.

Soledad Salfate

Editor | Chile

Chilean editor of feature films and TV series with projects throughout Latin America. Editor of Machuca (2005); Bonsai (2011); To Kill a man (2014); Rara (2016); Gloria (2013), and A Fantastic Woman (2017), among others. Professor at ICEI, Universidad de Chile.

Viviana Saavedra

Director, Producer and Screenwriter | Bolivia

Bolivian producer and director, creator of Bolivia Lab (an Ibero-American film laboratory and one of the most important events in the country) and a new training platform called Alma. She is currently a professor of the Film and Audiovisual Production Program at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés de La Paz, Bolivia.