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  • Producer VP Fabula US Jury Panama Documentary
    United States of America
    Workshop: Typhoons, Electric Eels and Film Production: Making Movies on a Micro Budget

    Cuban-American filmmaker from Miami. Andrew Hevia currently works in Los Angeles as VP at Fabula US, the Oscar winning production company, founded by Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín. Previously, Hevia co-produced the Oscar winning film by Barry Jenkins, MOONLIGHT, and cofounded the filmmakers collective BORSCHT CORP. He studied Business at Florida State University and graduated from Gabelli Business School at Fordham. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2015 in Hong Kong and participated in IFP Filmmaking Labs and is an alumn of Berlinale Talent Campus.

  • Producer Vertigo Films
    Spain
    Pitching Workshop by Elena Manrique

    Elena Manrique was born in Spain. She studied Hispanic Philology and Art History at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. In 1993 she began working in the film department for Canal+ Spain. She also worked as a programmer for Cinemanía channel and as executive producer for Telecinco Cinema. She has been a member of Venice Days’ selection committee for the Venezia Mostra. She collaborates with Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, and is a speaker at several film schools and film events. She is a programmer for Festival de Cine hecho por Mujeres, and currently collaborates with spanish production and distribution company VÉRTIGO FILMS. Her productions include Lena (2001), Mis estimadas víctimas (2005), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), winner of three Oscars; The Orphanage (2007), Casual Day (2007), Que parezca un accidente (2008), Rabia (2009) and Ciudad Delirio (2014), among others.

Expert Guests

  • Distribuitor: Cinema Tropical -Panama-Locarno Industry Academy
    Mexico
    Panama-Locarno Industry Academy / Moderador del Panel de FIPRESCI Cómo los críticos ven el cine de la región

    Carlos A. Gutiérrez is the co-founder and executive director of Cinema Tropical, the non-profit organization based in New York, created in 2001, and a leader in the promotion of Latin American cinema in the United States. As a guest curator, he has presented various film cycles at various cultural institutions including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, BAMcinématek, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Anthology Film Archives. Gutiérrez was a co-curator of the 53rd Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and is co-director of the Tucson Cine Mexico festival in Arizona. He also works as an editor of BOMB Magazine, and has participated as a member of the jury and panelists for several festivals and film funds including the ones of Morelia, Margaret Mead, Seattle, SANFIC, DocsMX, the Documentary Film Fund of Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute Fund for Latin America and the Gucci Ambulante Scholarship.

  • Producer - Programmer
    Colombia

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  • Distribuidora - Cineplex
    Colombia

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  • Producer Vertigo Films
    Spain
    Pitching Workshop by Elena Manrique

    Elena Manrique was born in Spain. She studied Hispanic Philology and Art History at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. In 1993 she began working in the film department for Canal+ Spain. She also worked as a programmer for Cinemanía channel and as executive producer for Telecinco Cinema. She has been a member of Venice Days’ selection committee for the Venezia Mostra. She collaborates with Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, and is a speaker at several film schools and film events. She is a programmer for Festival de Cine hecho por Mujeres, and currently collaborates with spanish production and distribution company VÉRTIGO FILMS. Her productions include Lena (2001), Mis estimadas víctimas (2005), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), winner of three Oscars; The Orphanage (2007), Casual Day (2007), Que parezca un accidente (2008), Rabia (2009) and Ciudad Delirio (2014), among others.

  • Senior International Programmer - Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival
    United States of America

    Heather is a Senior International Programmer for Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, where she has worked for twelve years. She is an International Programmer for imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the world, and a recommender for Chicken and Egg Productions, which supports emerging female film directors. In addition to her programming work, Heather has produced three award- winning feature documentaries: Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary, Super Amigos, and City Idol and is in pre-production of a hybrid documentary with Dana Claxto and Jeneen Feri Nijootli and in development of a narrative feature.  In 2012, she founded Culture Storm a production company that supports artists across disciplines. Through Culture Storm she has worked with artists including Ryan McMahon, James Luna and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Pocha Nostra, and Cliff Cardinal. She co-produced, with Setsune Fashion Incubator, the exhibition Indian Giver and co- produced Tomson Highway’s Songs in the Key of Cree with Denise Bolduc and Patricia Cano.  Recently she produced the inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto in the Spring of 2018 with collective partners Artistic Director, Sage Paul Cardinal and Development Director, Kerry Swanson. IFWTO is a multi-platform fashion week of the most distinct and progressive Indigenous-made fashion, craft and textiles, celebrated through runway, workshops, panels and an International marketplace.  Heather is the founder and former curator of Toronto Free Gallery, a non-profit arts space that ran from 2004 to 2012, and was dedicated to exhibiting works that focused on social, cultural and urban issues relevant to current times.  

  • Productor y Director Docs DF
    Mexico
    Jurado Documental Panamá

    Inti Cordera Born in Mexico, Cordera is the director and producer of documentary films. Founder of LA MAROMA productions and the DocsMX festival. As a director and producer, he has made feature length documentaries, series and TV shows. He has participated as a jury in festivals and project evaluation committees, as well as in workshops, analysis forums and working groups in Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia.He started his professional career in 1992 making the documentary "Neruda en Isla Negra".He has participated as a jury in various national and international festivals, including the Guadalajara Film Festival, Viña del Mar, Documenta Madrid, RIDM, FIDBA, Vision du Reel, DokFest and Miradas Doc, among others, as well as in evaluation committees of projects for the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), the National Film Council of Ecuador (CNCINE), the Film and Audiovisual Institute of Uruguay (ICAU) and the Audiovisual Fund of Colombia (PRO IMÁGENES).In 2012 he received the Mente Imagen award, awarded by Discovery Channel and the Quo magazine. He is also founder of the Mexican Network of Film Festivals: RedMexFest, of which he currently holds the position of Coordinator of Linking.

  • Productora - Pierpoline Films
    France

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  • Productor
    United States of America

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  • Productor de Pimienta Films
    Mexico

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  • Programador de IDFA
    Netherlands

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  • Productor
    France

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  • Partner Producer Cinevinay y Malbicho Cine / Jury of Primera Mirada
    Uruguay

    Film producer based in Mexico and Uruguay. He stands out for having been one of the producers of El baño del Papa, by César Charlone and Enrique Fernández (Cannes 2007), Agua fría de mar, by Paz Fábrega (Tiger Award, Rotterdam 2010), A monster of a thousand heads, by Rodrigo Plá (Venice 2015), Boi Neon and Divino amor, by Gabriel Mascaro (Venice 2015 and Sundance 2019, respectively), Pájaros de verano, by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Cannes 2018) and Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón, awarded 3 Oscars, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film.

  • Productor - Cine-Sud Promotion
    France

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Festival at Home

  • Actriz y cantante lírica chilena nacida en San Miguel, Santiago. En las tablas realizó el papel principal en La Mujer Mariposa. Hizo su debut en el cine con La Visita (2014), y es protagonista de la película ganadora del Óscar Una Mujer Fantástica. En el 2018 Daniela fue escogida como una de las cien personas más influyentes del mundo, por la Revista Time y es la primera persona trans en la historia del cine en presentar un Oscar.

  • Mexico

    Eugenio Caballero grew up in Mexico City. After studying art history and film history in Florence, Italy, his career as a production designer began in Mexico, with award-winning works on MTV and short films. Soon, he began working on feature films as a production designer, which is responsible for the visual concept of a film, the design style for settings, locations, graphics, accessories, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and the producer. Caballero's credits include about 30 films, 20 of them as a production designer and assistant decorator. He has worked with directors Jim Jarmusch, J.A. Bayona, Baz Luhrmann, Alfonso Cuarón, Sebastián Cordero, Russell Mlcahy among others. With the film A Monster Calls, directed by JA Bayona, he won a Goya, his third nomination for this award and the Gaudí Prize. Caballero designed the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, for director Daniele Finzi, with whom he also collaborated with Cirque du Soleil in the show "Luzia" in 2016. Caballero has been nominated 5 times for the Ariel prize, the main film award in Mexico, of which he has won two.

  • Actress of wide trajectory. Her first film was directed by his father Charlie Chaplin in 1952. She was the muse of director Carlos Saura in eight of his films and has been directed by master directors such as John Huston, Robert Altman, Claude Lelouch, Richard Attenborough, Martin Scorsese , Franco Zeffirelli, Pedro Almodóvar and others. She has won several awards of film academies and international festivals.

  • Guatemala

    Guatemalan, lived his childhood in a Mayan community. He studied film in Paris at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français, then in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografía. He returned to Guatemala and founded La Casa de Producción with which he filmed his first film Ixcanul (2015), awarded with a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and won more than 50 awards at international festivals. In 2017 he produced and filmed his second feature film Temblores making its world premiere at Berlinale 2019. In that same year he produced his third feature film, La Llorona, winner of the Best Director's award at the Venice Festival.

  • Spain

    Luis López Tosar (born 13 October 1971) is a Spanish actor and musician. He is one of the most recognizable and versatile actors in Spain, best known for the movies Cell 211 (Celda 211), Take My Eyes (Te doy mis ojos), Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes), Even the Rain (También la lluvia) and Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol). He has a music group called "Di Elas".

  • Maite Alberdi's films focus on intimate portraits of small worlds and have made her an important voice in Latin American documentary filmmaking. She has directed The Lifeguard (2011), Tea Time (2015), I'm Not from Here (2016), and The Grown-Ups (2016). In 2013 she was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and in 2018 she became a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

  • Mexico

    Marina de Tavira is a Mexican actress of theater, film and television. It has been developed mainly on the stages of the Mexican theater working with the most prestigious directors. He has starred in texts by authors such as Bertold Brecht, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Ximena Escalante, among others.
    Together with Enrique Singer, he formed the theatrical project INCIDENTE TEATRO, with which he has produced and performed 7 stagings, the most recent being David Skylight “Skylight”, where she was nominated for Best Actress by the ACPT.
    In cinema, he has worked with directors such as Rodrigo Plá, in the film winning the Leone del Futuro Award for the best first film at the 2007 Venice film festival, Carlos Carrera, Issa López, Mariana Chenillo, Hari Sama and with Alfonso Cuarón in his most recent movie Rome. His latest television jobs include Ingobernable for Netflix and Falco for Amazon directed by Ernesto Contreras. His work has been nominated and awarded several times by different associations of critics and theatrical journalists in Mexico.
    He lent his voice for the animated feature film "Ana y Bruno" directed by Carlos Carrera as well as for the Netflix series "Dark Crystal".
    Her participation in the multi-award-winning film ROMA, by director Alfonso Cuarón, in this project Marina played “Mrs. Sofia ”character who gave her an Oscar and Platinum Awards nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress, she was also the winner of the Ariel Award in that category.
    Marina was part of the cast of "Reminiscence" tape directed by Lisa Joy.

  • Argentina

    Argentinian actor and director, renowned for his roles in Nine Queens and the Oscar-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes. He has appeared in over 40 films, including Luna de Avellaneda, Un cuento chino, Tesis sobre un homicidio and Wild Tales. He has received awards including Best Actor Goya award for his role in Truman.

  • Mexico

    Yalitza Aparicio was born on December 11, 1993 in the city of Tlaxiaco located in Oaxaca, Mexico where she studied to become a teacher. It was almost by accident that she auditioned for the role of Cleo, protagonist of the film Roma (2018) directed by Alfonso Cúaron. Her extraordinary performance made her the first indigenous woman ever to receive an Academy Award® nomination in the Best Actress category. Yalitza was also the first indigenous woman to appear on the cover of Vogue Mexico. Since her cinematic debut she has advocated for different social causes such as gender equality, the rights of indigenous people and constitutional guarantees of domestic workers. This steadfast activism has given her a voice both in Mexico and in the rest of the world. Yalitza is now a worldwide symbol of justice, resistance and change. In October of 2019, Yalitza was appointed as ambassador of Good Will for indigenous people by UNESCO. She recently took part in a round table organized by the Sorbonne University in Paris on women's rights, as well as the 4th World Conference on Women's Shelters based in Taiwan. Likewise, Yalitza has committed to endorse culture in her country and has promoted projects such as ¨Semilleros¨, which encourages the artistic development of children and teenagers in her hometown.