Brazilian Short Films
Cinema Producer and curator. He was responsible for several exhibitions in different festivals, such as the 13th Forumdoc.bh, was the curator for the Curta-circuito cine-club and is currently a programmer for the Cine Humberto Mauro. He has directed the films Designio (2009) and Mulher à Tarde (2010).
A Cinema Researcher, he is currently the curator of Mostravídeo Itaú Cultural in Belo Horizonte and Curitiba. He was the programmer at Cine Humberto Mauro, Palácio das Artes, and Cineclube Curta Circuito, of the Curta Minas Association. He has been part of juries and selection committees in such festivals as fórum.doc and the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival. He organized and curated several film exhibitions, among them No Jogo da Imagem, for the Imagem-Pensamento project, and Constructing Views: experimental film and video in Brazil for the New Museum in New York. He was also assistant director and producer in the Tiago Mata Machado’s film Os Residentes.
Maria Leite Chiaretti
Maria Leite Chiaretti holds a post-graduate diploma in Image and Media Culture from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, was the programmer at Cine Humberto Mauro and, between 2009 and 2010, managed the Cinema Department at Palácio das Artes. She was several times a member of the selection committee in the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival and also produced the Constructing Views Exhibition, which took place at the New Museum, in New York, between August and September of 2010. She is currently in France, working on her master’s thesis in Cinema.
Marcelo Miranda is a cinema and culture reporter for the newspaper O Tempo (Belo Horizonte) and cinema critic for the online magazine Filmes Polvo. He is also a collaborator for the printed magazines Filme Cultura and Teorema, and the Programadora Brasil project. He was part of the selection committee for the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in it’s 2007, 2008 and 2010 editions. In 2010, he was a member of the feature film selection committee for the 43th Brasília Festival.
Internacional Short Films
Ana Siqueira graduated in Social Communications at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Philosophy at Université Paris 8. Between 2001 and 2007, she was involved in the organization of forumdoc.bh, working with production, curatorship and translation of films and articles. Between 2008 and 2009 she was head of the Cinema Department at Palacio das Artes and a programmer for the Cine Humberto Mauro Theater. She has also worked as a curator, selecting films for exhibitions and festivals, such as forumdoc.br, Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival and Tiradentes Cinema Exhibition. In 2010 she directed the short-film Chez Moi, which was premiered at the International Short-film Festival in Rio de Janeiro.
Clarisse Alvarenga holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from Universidade Federal de Minais Gerais (1996), and a Master’s degree in Multimedia degree from Unicamp (2005). She has directed Ô, de casa! (70', Mini-DV, 2007), Sertão Mar (15', 35 mm, 2010) and Excesso de água, which is in its finishing stage. She currently teaches at the IEC/PUC Minas post-graduate program in Creative Processes, where she also coordinates the Laboratório de Pesquisa e Experimentação em Imagem e Som (Sound and Image Research and Experimentation Laboratory).
Júlia Rebouças is a curator, art critic and editor. Since 2008, she is the assistant curator at Instituto INHOTIM (Minas Gerais). She also teaches at the same institute, in their Contemporary Art: Reflection and Criticism specialty course, as well as she is currently enrolled in the Masters program for Visual Arts at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She is an assistant researcher for Professor Suely Rolnik (PUC-SP) at the Red Conceptualismos del Sur, who researches Latin-american artists from the 1960s and 1970s. She is also a founding member and editor of the contemporary art portal “DOIS PONTOS”. (http:/www.doispontos.art.br).
Leonardo Amaral is an essayist and redactor for the online magazine Filmes Polvo, where he has covered festivals such as Cannes, fórum.doc, Indie, Rio Festival, Tiradentes Exhibition and the Belo Horizonte International Short-film Festival. He is also a founding associate - together with João Toledo - of Produtora Sorvete Filmes, where he directed five short films shown in several exhibitions and festivals. He was one of the directors of the feature film Estado de Sítio, to be released in 2011.
Tiago Mata Machado
Tiago Mata Machado holds a master’s degree in Multimedia from Unicamp, was a film critic for the newspapers O Tempo (1996/200) and Folha de São Paulo (2000/2006). He was part of the jury in several film festivals, including the 1st CineEsquemaNovo and the 6th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival of, and has also participated in several selection committees for projects such as the Petrobrás Cultural Project in 2005. He is currently a curator and director and author of the medium length film Curra Urbana, the feature length films O Quadrado de Joana and Os Residentes and co-author of the experimental videos Plataforma (currently being shown at the exhibition Rumos Cinema e Vídeo, of Itaú Cultural) and Buraco Negro (shown in the New Museum, New York, and in the 29th Biannual of São Paulo).
Theo Costa Duarte
Theo Duarte is a cinema researcher. Graduated in Social Communications at UFMG and currently taking a Masters course at UFF, he is a programmer at Cine Humberto Mauro. He took part at selection committees for forumdoc.bh and organized the cinema club Cineclube Subterrâneos.
Children/Youngest Short Films
Works in the fields of dance, theater and coordinates cinema activities for children and teenagers. In Fundação Clóvis Salgado, she teaches at the Center of Artistic Formation and is responsible for the educational program developed by the Extension Management. Since 2003, she is one of the curators of the Children and Youth Audience Exhibition at Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival.