Festival Guests 2015

Agostinho Vieira - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY JUROR

Journalist, graduated by UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), with a Master degree in Business Management at INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration, France), and in Environmental Management at Coppe/UFRJ. He was a reporter on politics and local news, and later editor, executive editor, and executive director at O Globo and director of Journalism at Radio CBN. Vieira received the Esso Award in 1994 and an award from the Society of Newspaper Design in 1998. For the last five years, he had a weekly column on Green Economy at O Globo and a blog at Globo online. Presently he is preparing to launch a website on Sustainability and Collaborative Economy.

Amanda Costa - SHORT FILM JUROR

Graduated in Video at OIKabum! School of Art and Technology and attending the 2nd period in Audiovisual Production at the University Estacio de Sa. She worked as a Casting Director in the short film Marias and did the screenplay and direction in the short The runaway Poet.

Ana Beatriz Ferreira - SHORT FILM JUROR

Graduated in Event Production at Senac Rio, Video at OIKabum and as a Musician at Scenarium Musical. She is a producer, director and editor. Created and diected the Collecting Project, Lets Be Natural and the short film It Depends. She was a member of the Quarteirão Musical Group, participated on the workshop World Press Photo + Kabum - multimedia reporters. Currently participates on the Antagonistas Project and the Pingado Cineclub.

Arthur Frazão & Tiago Carvalho - DIRECTORS OF THE FILM "GERAIS"

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Carol Sa, WORKSHOP FOOD: ZERO WASTE

Born in  Andrelândia, Minas Gerais, the kitchen is part of her life story. She studied biology and is currently completing Gastronomy in Unisuam. Carol took many classes on food and worked in restaurants with the fresh-food concept. She owns the Ecobuffet Basmati and is a leader of the Slow Food Movement Rio - Zona Norte, where she coordinates various actions on taste education and the promotion of healthy habits. One of the projects is Disk Xepa, which raises awareness on the issue of food waste.

Cosima Dannoritzer - DIRECTOR OF E-WASTE TRAGEDY

Documentary filmmaker specializing in history,ecology and the relationship between technology and society. She has been making films for broadcasters in the UK, Germany and Spain since 1992. The E-Waste Tragedy (2014) is her latest work. Her previous documentary, The Light Bulb Conspiracy, (Filmambiente 2011) about the history and impact of planned obsolescence was distributed to more than 30 territories and has won ten international festival awards.

Coti Donoso, DIRECTOR OF WHEN I BREED (CUANDO RESPIRO)

Audiovisual Communicator and Psychologist, is a producer, director, screenwriter and editor. She has a vast and recognized career as an editor of documentaries, but Coti is also successful as a director. When I breed won the audiovisual fund in 2007 and 2009; Conce Blues, obtained the CORFO fund in 2007 and A Century for Chile, stood out as a production motivated by the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of Chile. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Communication and Image at the University of Chile, where she teaches editing and Communication Research Techniques at the Film and Television dept.

Edgar Duvivier - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY JUROR

Painter, sculptor and musician, Edgar gave up his legal career at age 23 and went to Boston to study music. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he started creating music for films, television and plays. In theatre, he made the music of Mauro Rasi`s play, Estrela do Lar, and Naum Alves de Souza`s Cenas de Outuno, awarded with the Mambembe Award. He created the music for the films of José Resnik, Eduardo Coutinho and Miguel Faria Jr, whose Stelinha got him the Kikito award for best soundtrack at the Gramado Festival. His sculptures are displayed in public spaces all over the city. He has taken part in exhibitions in New York and Chicago and has works sold in Europe and Africa.

Francisco Gabriel de Souza - SHORT FILM JUROR

Graduated in video at OIKabum, is attending Cinema, Creation and Considerations at CCE PUC-Rio -. Films made as a writer and assistant director: Plan of the Year (2014). In the film All Days are mine (2015) worked as a Sound man, sound design and audio editor.

Felipe Pena - DIRECTOR OF THE FILM "SE ESTA VILA FOSSE MINHA"

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George Augusto - DIRECTOR OF THE FILM "GO GET IT, TAFARINHA"

He lives in Manaus (Amazonia State) and has worked in more than 20 short films, directing and producing. Presently he works as an educator at the public schools in Manaus, using films as an educational instrument.

Laurence Guenoun – DIRECTOR OF GARDEN OF HOPE

Photographer, was born in Paris in 1969 and has lived in Rio de Janeiro. Her work revolves around social and urban stories, advertising, and fashion. An iconoclastic, her sensitivity made her photograph the Brazilian wrestlers, support associations located in the heart of the slums and capture hope in Haitian villages like Planète Urgence. Began in 2008 the online magazine Plateforme, which currently has more than
3,000,000 hits.

Matteo Bastianelli – DIRECTOR OF SEASICK (MALDIMARE)

Freelance photographer and documentary film director. He works mainly on personal long-term projects related to
social, political and environmental issues in Italy, Europe and the Balkans. Some of the major national and international magazines, such as The New York Times, TIME Lightbox, Newsweek Japan, Internazionale, PDN, LʼEspresso, LʼEuropeo, Discovery Channel, have published his photos. His projects have been awarded and shown in Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Estonia, Turkey, The Netherlands and Usa. He joined Echo Photo Agency as staff photographer in 2015.

Marcio Isensee e Sá - DIRECTOR OF THE FILM "UM RIO EM DISPUTA"

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Myriam Gast-Loup – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY JUROR

After a Masters' degree in Cinema at La Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, Myriam Gast started as a youth instructor and film programmer, teaching film analysis to high schools students’ subscribers of special program in the Île-de-France area and programming experimental films for festivals. She worked for several events such as Paris Film Festival, the Costumes and Cinema Film Festival in Paris, Moulins-sur-Allier or Tunis and for Fife Ile-de-France as a programmer and coordinator, and between 2006 and 2008 for a distribution company KMBO, in charge of Marketing and Sponsoring. Since 2009 she’s the Head of the programming of Fife Ile-de-France, an environmental film event that welcomes yearly 13, 000 spectators, more than 100 films, web documentaries, Q&As and professional meetings.

Paulo Adario - REPRESENTING GREENPEACE AT SCREENING OF "HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD"

Member of Greenpeace since 1992, Adario moved to Manaus in 1999 to open the organization’s headquarters in the Amazon region. He fights for a model of responsible development combining forest protection and social justice for a region that he deeply loves. Adario has authored numerous reports on illegal logging and deforestation, and led a very successful team campaigning for the preservation of the Amazon environmental patrimony for more than 15 years. By exposing those responsible for forest destruction he suffered death threats and received federal police protection; by fighting for the Amazon and its people he was awarded in 2012 as “Forest Hero" by the United Nations.

Rachel Boynton – DIRECTOR OF BIG MEN, THE MOVIE

Rachel Boynton is a producer and director, known for Our Brand Is Crisis (2005), Big Men (2013) and Well-Founded Fear (associated producer - 2000). Rachel produced and directed the feature-length documentary Our Brand Is Crisis, filming for three years on two continents. Winner of the International Documentary Association’s Best Feature Documentary Award and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, the film was well awarded and aired internationally on the BBC, HBO Latin America, ARTE, VPRO, and the CBC among others and was televised in the United States on The Sundance Channel. Rachel’s other credits include producer/ director/ cinematographer for Pageant Perfect, and associate producer of People Like Us: Social Class in America. Boynton is a graduate of Brown University, L'Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Renata Souto - SPEAKER AT THE URBAN FARMERS PANEL

The mother Dandara, Theo and Pablo, is an Agronomist, Master in Soil Science and Agro-ecology. She works at the Urban Agriculture Program of AS-PTA and in the Agro-ecology Network of Rio de Janeiro, system of groups and institutions that support the experiences in agro-ecology of Rio. She also works with women farmers giving visibility to the work in the yards, especially the urban backyards, restoring popular knowledge about seeds, the diversity of plant species and agro-ecological management.

Roman Gaus – SPEEKER AT URBAN FARMERS PANEL

Founder & CEO of UrbanFarmers, a pioneering Clean-Tech company developing rooftop-farming systems. As a Spin-off company from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Urban Farmers is a technology leader in Aquaponics, saving water, energy, and nutrients to grow fish and plants in closed-loop. Roman is a global opinion leader in the newly emerging urban agriculture movement and has been widely followed in the international media. Prior to UrbanFarmers, Roman's career spans a 10 year corporate career in food & health companies such as P&G, Novartis Consumer Health and Franke Group where Roman worked in various managerial positions in the US and Europe. Roman is a graduate at the University St.Gallen (HSG). Together with his wife and two boys, he lives in Zurich.

Sylvie Rokab – DIRECTOR OF LOVE THY NATURE

Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker with 20 years’ experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and writer in film and television. She is the founder of In The Light Productions, a film production company committed to creating conscious films that entertain, educate, and inspire. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Sylvie currently resides in Los Angeles, having made the U.S. her home for 25 years.