Amanda Kadobayashi is a film producer and distributor, currently works as an executive producer and also in the sales department at the film distribution company Vitrine Filmes. Amanda has a solid expertise in executive production, script and project development, curatorship and production of film festivals, short and feature films production and also in international co-production.
Graduated in Cinema at Estácio de Sá University, Ana Elisa worked as Assistant Director in the film “Flores Raras”, by Bruno Barreto, in 2012. She is currently part of the Projects and Content sector, responsible for the original content and co-productions.
Independent Consultant in Documentary project development (CANNES DOCS; ADDOC; ARCHIDOC –Paris; DOK INCUBATOR – Prague – VISIONS DU REEL – Nyon). Member of Funding Commissions in France (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde – Aide au Court- Métrage Documentaire – CNC).
In the Audiovisual Industry sector, she is responsible for the organization of Co-Production and Market events. Coordinator of MAFIZ, the industry area of the Malaga Film Festival, that includes 6 events: Spanish Screenings, MAFF, (Malaga Fund & coproduction Event), Latin American Focus, Malaga Talent, Malaga Work in Progress & Málaga Doc.
Bernardo Lessa studied Film and Audiovisual at the Federal University of Pernambuco. Currently he works at the film distribution company Vitrine Filmes as an Executive Advisor, and is studying a postgraduate degree in Production Management and Audiovisual Business at Armando Alvares Penteado’s Foundation.
Charlotte Uzu is a senior producer specialized in the production and international financing of documentary and feature films for cinema and TV.
Sudu Connexion is an international sales and distribution company of films from Africa and its Diaspora, based in Pantin (France) since 2016. Diao is a member of the Director’s Fortnight selection committee and of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Producer – Les Valseurs
Born in Alba (Italy) in 1970, he moved to Turin in 1989 where he studied Philosophy, Human Sciences and Film History at the Università di Torino.
Diego Dubcovsky is one of the most active producers in Argentina. After 20 years of being CEO and Producer of BD CINE he founded a new company, Varsovia Films.
Eduardo Villalobos is an audiovisual communicator graduated in Aesthetics, executive producer of films such as Sentados Frente al Fuego, Matar a un Hombre, Mala Junta, among others.
Film and television producer, she studied English / Spanish translation and has a Diploma in Cultural Management and Event Production at the ARCIS University.
MAGNETFILM is a Berlin based boutique world sales company and strategic consultant dedicated to maximising audience and exposure for an annual slate of up to 15 documentary films and a handful of carefully selected short films.
Gudula Meinzolt has been working for over 20 years with film in areas such as investigation, promotion, organization of festivals, distribution, exhibition e production. Several experiences in Latin America and Africa reinforced her interest and commitment for cultural diversity and cultural exchange.
As a freelance, she is Academic Tutor of the Master in Cultural Management of the University of Barcelona and also designs, and teaches tailor-made capacity building seminars and trainings on film financing, marketing, distribution, pitching and audience design.
Ivette Liang currently directs the Production Chair at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Tv de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) from where he also directs the event Nuevas Miradas.
Lidia Damatto studied Cinema at FAAP in Brazil and Screenwriting, Audience Engagement and Film Distribution at UCLA (USA). Since 2015 she has been working for international sales label FiGa Films as a manager of Sales, Acquisitions and Festivals, attending international film markets and acting as a consultant on pitch, development and post production labs.
Luís wrote, produced and directed several films, being also founder and producer of Squatter Factory since 2014.
With great experience in production, she traveled through Latin America and the Caribbean. She created “Martfilms”, company specialized in feature films, about human rights, social justice, and civil liberties. Producing the first and second films from new talents. Designed the strategies and the activities to get goals in the impact campaigns.
Megan Gelstein is an Emmy® Award-winning producer and the Senior Program Director of Catapult Film Fund. In that role, she supports and cultivates independent documentary filmmakers and creative support to documentary films globally.
Producer & CEO – Blinker Filmproduktion, Cologne
She studied in Uruguay, Cuba and Spain. Since 1999 she works as a producer in Uruguayan and international projects. In 2007 she co-created CORDON FILMS, in order to produce feature films, usually in coproduction. She has co-distributed all her productions and she has also been jury, tutor and teacher in different occasions national and internationally.
Brazilian, living in Germany since 1989, developing activities in Latin-American film production, publication and curating in international festivals.
Pierre Menahem started his career in the film industry at Celluloid Dreams as director of sales and acquisitions, supervising the marketing of a catalogue of 200 titles of acclaimed directors and attending all principal festivals and markets. He founded Scalpel Films in 2004 and then created a sales division in production company MPM Film in […]
Festival Agent since 2019, in front of Doc & Rio Festivals, with a catalog of more than 15 Brazilianfilms, both features and shorts, which has been distributed internationally.
Salma Abdalla started to work as international TV sales manager in 2005. In 2016, she took over all operational matters and acquisitions as Autlook’s Managing Director and propelled digital distribution for documentaries. Salma speaks on panels, gives lectures and workshops at major film festivals with focus on rights management and distribution.
He is actually producing two majority french feature film shot in Haïti and Martinica island.
Séverine started Parati Films with the goal of creating a cinematic exchange program, most notably between France, Europe and the countries of Latin America.
Shane Smith is Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest Festival and Market for documentary film.
Sonia Otto studied Culture Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. As creative producer she is responsible for content development and monitoring of projects. She also works as writer of documentaries.
He lived in Nairobi and studied visual anthropology and media arts. After producing experimental short films as a director, which toured many international festivals, Thomas started to work as a junior producer for documentary productions. He founded Kaske Film in 2015 to build a platform to produce new and alternative narratives.
Created Alpha Violet world sales in 2011 together with Keiko Funato. In 2015, together with Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre she created Alpha Violet production to continue working with promising filmmakers.