Curatorship comission

Coordenador de Programação

Daniel Queiroz was born in Belo Horizonte. He began working with film programming at CEC – Centro de Estudos Cinematográficos, in the 1990s. He had been the Audiovisual Director of the Minas Gerais State Secretary of Culture, programmer at Cine Humberto Mauro and at Cine 104, and Artistic Director of the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival. He teaches courses and works in distribution projects, together with Embaúba Filmes. He participates in the Week since 2013.

Bernardo Oliveira is an adjunct professor at Faculdade de Educação/UFRJ, a researcher, music and film critic. He is a producer on QTV music label and at Quintavant, an avant-garde music event that takes place weekly at Audio Rebel (Botafogo-RJ). He co-produced the films Noite and Sutis interferências, by Paula Gáitan. In 2014, he published the book Tom Zé – Estudando o samba (Cobogó edition).

Camila Vieira is a journalist and film critic. She holds a PhD degree in communication and culture from UFRJ. She writes reviews in the magazines Sobrecinema, Moventes and Multiplot. She is also a member of Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Cinema (Abraccine) and Associação Cearense de Críticos de Cinema (Aceccine).

Ela Bittencourt is a film critic and curator. She curated a Polish focus at Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo, a Polish documentary retrospective (True / False Festival and MoMI, New York) and an Andrzej Żuławski’s retrospective (CineSesc SP and IMS-Rio). Her articles are published in several international magazines, including Film Comment, Frieze and Village Voice.

Fabio Andrade is a doctorate student in film studies at New York University, has a master’s degree in screenwriting at Columbia University, with a CAPES/Fulbright scholarship, and a graduate degree in communication from PUC-Rio. Since 2007, he has been a film critic for Cinética magazine. Awarded at the Brasília Film Festival for the sound design of The Vulcano Exiles (2013), directed by Paula Gaitán, he has worked with Eryk Rocha and Bruno Safadi, among others. He directed the short Two Birds (2016).

Fabio Savino graduated in communications from UFRJ. He specialized in research and international rights, working in more than 20 festivals. He was a coordinating producer for festivals dedicated to such directors as Woody Allen, Yasujiro Ozu, Alfred Hitchcock, Straub‐Huillet and Jonas Mekas. He took part in the curator crew of the Paraty Film Festival and was a curator for film retrospectives of Billy Wilder, Alexander Sokurov, Maurice Pialat and Abbas Kiarostami, among others. In 2015 and 2016, he worked as production manager for the Directors’ Week.

Fernanda Taddei hates to write short-bios. She thinks it is important to mention film school at uff, the Brakhage, Warhol and Straub-Huillet retrospectives which she worked for, and the years working with Lis Kogan and the selection comitees for Curta Cinema as places of learning and transformation. She has been an actress at Teatro Oficina for one year. Cinema is always present, either as affect or a refuge. Three weeks ago she became the mother of Lina and this short-bio was written between one of her little colics. 

Geo Abreu is a historian, cultural producer and part of the collective groups Mate com Angu and Núcleo Audiovisual Favela.

Janaína Oliveira is a researcher; PhD in history from PUC-Rio and a professor at the Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where she coordinates the Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Group of Studies (NEABI). She was a curator for festivals in Brazil, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and the US. She is a curator for the Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul and a siting professor at the Department of African Studies at the Howard University (USA). She is a member of APAN and coordinator of FICINE, Fórum Itinerante de Cinema Negro.

Jordana Oliveira is a researcher and producer, with a master’s degree in communication with a research in media and culture by Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG). Her researche is dedicated to issues surrounding and crossing the domains of Brazilian contemporary documentary, from film-essays to Latin-American cinema. She is a member of the organization and curatorship of Perro Loco 4 – Festival de Cinema Universitário Latino-Americano em Goiânia.

Karen Black graduated in film at UFF and is an editor, screenwriter and director of five short films. She was one of the founders of Cachaça Cinema Clube film club, where she was a producer and curator, and from time to time does special screenings in partnership with many festivals. She is a proud and faithfull collaborator of the Semana Film Festival.

Lorran Dias directed, wrote or edited short films such as Bad Galeto – No limite da morte (2017) and Trópico terrorista (2016), and works with video registers of resistance movements in Rio de Janeiro, to the Anarca Filmes group. He was an assistant in Paris Square (2017) and Aterro (2018), among others. He was a programmer and curator for festivals such as Semana Cinerama and O audiovisual periférico e as múltiplas possibilidades de si, at Galpão Bela Maré.

Luana Cabral holds a degree in film and audiovisual from UFES and a master’s degree from the Postgraduate Film and Audiovisual Program at UFF. She co-directed the documentaries Os segredos que a Cal esconde (2015) and 203 (2016). She has also worked in the production and directing departments of audiovisual projects and has been a curator for Festival de Cinema de Vitória since its 23rd edition.

Marcelo Miranda is a journalist, researcher, critic and curator. He writes in online magazine Cinética. He also wrote for Interlúdio, Filmes Polvo, Teorema, Filme Cultura, Revista de Cinema and Continente and in newspapers O Tempo, Estado de Minas, Estado de S. Paulo, Valor, Zero Hora and Folha de S. Paulo. Co-organizer of Revista de Cinema – Antologia (1954-57 / 1961-64). Master in Communication from UFMG.

Mariana Cunha is a researcher in the area of film and visual culture with a postdoctoral degree (PNPD-Capes) from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. She holds a PhD in film from Birkbeck, University of London and is a curator for Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London. She recently organized the book Space and Subjectivity in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Patricia Fróes studied at Puc-Rio, London’s Central Saint Martins and at the Université de Paris. She was curator for Festival de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro and is an executive producer of documentaries such as The Cat from Havana (screened at the Havana, Miami, Guadalajara and Rio international festivals, among others). For TV, she wrote, directed and produced the series Peça piloto (GNT/Globosat) and Musica.doc (Vh1).

Patricia Mourão holds a PhD in film from Universidade de São Paulo, with a sandwich scholarship at Columbia University. She has programmed exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, among them: Intégrale Andrea Tonacci (Cinéma du Réel, 2017), Visões da Vanguarda (CCBB, 2016), Cinema Estrutural (Caixa Cultural, 2015) and Jonas Mekas (CCBB, 2013). She also teaches at IMS, MASP, MAM-SP and Instituto Tomie Ohtake.

Paulo Roberto is a visual artist and audiovisual director, a partner on Extrato de Cinema, a producing company from Paraíba. He works as a consultant in screenplays for films and telefilms, as curator and has been a part of juries on film festivals. Has directed documentary shorts such as La Traz da Serra, Contracorrente, Olhar particular, MALHA, as well as the fiction film Stanley. He is in the developing stage of the script for the feature film Facção.

Samuel Lobo is movie maker, film club organizer and director of the shorts Noite escura de São Nunca (Best Short by a jury of critics at Mostra de Tiradentes 2015) and The Eye of the Dog (2017).

Talita Arruda works since 2009 as a curator, distributor, programmer and broadcaster of Brazilian films. She currently coordinates the distribution project Sessão Vitrine Petrobras, for Vitrine Filmes.

Yasmin Thayná is a filmmaker and director graduated from Escola Livre de Cinema de Nova Iguaçu. She directed Kbela, which was shown in several festivals, such as Rotterdam (Black Rebels sidebar) and FESPACO, in Burkina Faso. She also directed Batalhas and the series Afrotranscendence. She founded Afroflix, a distribution platform for audiovisual content produced by black professionals; and is a researcher in audiovisual at the Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade of Rio de Janeiro.