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IMD Festival 16
identities in contact
FROM 17th TO 24th JUNE 2015



Alberto Bougleux (Spain)
Ph.D. in Sociology, documentary filmmaker, director, editor. His works include documentaries about post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, human rights in North African countries and the memory of the Spanish Civil War.
Director of El retratista (The Portraitist).
Antonio Augugliaro (Italy)
Director and editor. He started his career working in the field of video-art with “Studio Azzurro”. He currently works for tv channels and on independent cinema projects in Milan.
Director of Io sto con la sposa (On the Bride’s Side).
Marcos Oyazárbal (Uruguay)
Director. His film Voces de Santa Lucía was awarded with a special mention by the juries of the Short-Films Competition in the International Documentary Film Festival in Uruguay, Antidoc 2014.
Director of Voces de Santa Lucía (Voices of Santa Lucía).
Veysi Altay (Turkey)
Documentary filmmaker, photographer, journalist. Board member of Turkish NGO Human Rights Association (IHD) in Istanbul, which deals with human rights issues regarding the ethnic minorities in Turkey, particularly the Kurdish people. He also worked for Amnesty International and writes for various communication media.
Director of Berxwedana 33 salan-dayika berfo (33 Years of Resistance).
Silvia Venegas (Spain)
Director, producer and scriptwriter. She studied History, Journalism and Audio-Visual Communication. Her works include documentaries, interviews and other audio-visual projects. She founded the Asociación Noestamosdepaso (“Wearenotjustpassingthrough” Association) and the independent production company Making DOC. Boxing for Freedom is her first feature film.
Director of Boxing for Freedom.
Juan Antonio Moreno Amador (Spain)
Documentary filmmaker. He studied Documentation, International Relations, Journalism and Scriptwriting. He is co-founder of the production company Making DOC with Silvia Venegas, with whom he conducted several interviews and short documentary films which were shortlisted and awarded in several festivals worldwide. Boxing for Freedom is his first feature film.
Director of Boxing for Freedom.
Simon Klose (Sweden)
Documentary filmmaker. He holds a Law degree and also makes music videos. His film about the creators of website The Pirate Bay is the first documentary film to be launched under a Creative Commons-NonCommercial License (the beneficiary of this license is allowed to copy, distribute, exhibit and remix the work for noncommercial purposes).
Director of TPB: AFK.
Francisco Mena Molina (Chile)
Audio-visual communicator and producer. He served on the Work-in-Progress jury for the International Film Festivals of Viña, DIVA, CINE//B and FEM Cine in Uruguay and is an executive producer partner of Libélula Producciones.
Producer of 119 esperanzas (119 Hopes).
Uli Stelzner (Germany)
Author, director and producer of films and film festivals. He lives and works between Berlin and Latin America. He is founder and director of the Documentary and Human Rights Film Exhibition Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad y Justicia in Guatemala. He studied Pedagogy and Visual Communication. His documentaries have won several international prizes. He has conducted audiovisual projects, films and workshops in Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Germany.
Presenter of the Window to Guatemala, director of La Isla.
Diego Pino Anguita (Chile)
Director and producer. In 2012, he and the director of the film were awarded the National Talent prize for his short film, La visita del Cangrejo (The Crab’s Visit) at the Santiago International Film Festival. Producer of Mafi TV (a filmic map of a country), an NGO and platform devoted to documentaries in the Chilean present.
Producer of Propaganda.
Diego Marín Verdugo (Chile)
Director, producer and photography director in several film projects that are not only fictional but also documentaries and mixed formats in Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Senegal, Gambia, Germany, France, Spain, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil. He studied Film and Documentation in Cuba and Barcelona.
Director of En nombre de la copa. (In the Name of the Cup)
Human Rights Tattoo: Niki van Rooij and Sander van Bussel (The Netherlands)
This art project seeks to raise awareness about the importance of Human Rights and consists of tattooing each of the 6,773 characters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 6,773 people around the world.
Protagonists of Een koffer vol verhalen (A suitcase filled with stories).
Francesca Casariego (Uruguay)
Director of the International Film of Human Rights Festival of Uruguay Tenemos que ver (We Have to See). This festival is part of the Human Rights Film Network, as well as Movies That Matter and our own Festival.
Nonhle Mbuthuma (South Africa)
Leader and activist of the rural community Sigidi in Pondoland, South Africa. She works as an ecotourism guide, among other things, to protect the home and traditional lifestyle of her community, which suffers from the exploitation of mining companies.
Protagonist of The Shore Break.
José Gualinga (Ecuador)
President of the Kichwa of Sarayaku Indigenous Community, in the Ecuatorian Amazonia, which fights against oil exploitation. Director of Le chant de la fleur (The Flower’s Song, together with Jaques Dochamps).
Claudia Brignone (Italy)
Documentary filmmaker. She studied Communication Science. She has been working with the International Human Rights Film Festival since 2012.
Director of La malattia del desiderio (Desire’s Disease).
Anna Neistat (Russia)
Lawyer. She directed over 60 investigations in conflict areas around the world, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Haiti, among others. Before beginning her work as Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International, she worked for more than a decade as associate director for Program and Emergencies at Human Rights Watch.
Protagonist of E-Team.
Mokan Rono (Peru)
Member of the Shipibo community, which is located by the river Ucayali in the Peruvian Amazonia.
Protagonist of Ícaros.
Juliana Toro (Colombia)
Director, social communicator and student of Anthropology in Medellin. She won the scholarship for Production of a documentary film, granted by the Human Rights program of USAID, (the Ministry of Culture and other Colombian institutions, so as to promote women rights and to prevent gender-based violence).
Director of Mujeres, a la calle.

National Guests

Georgina Barreiro
Director, producer and scriptwriter. She studied Image and Sound Design at the FADU of the University of Buenos Aires.
Director of Ícaros.
Irmina Kleiner y Remo Vénica
Activists of the Ligas Agrarias (Agrarian Leagues), who, between 1975 and 1979, hid in the Chaco forest and travelled on foot while being hunted by military patrols. Today, they are the champions of Agroecology and the implementation of biodynamic techniques on their farm, Naturaleza Viva (Live Nature).
Protagonists of Los del suelo (Heirs of the Soil).
Marcia Paradiso
Director, scriptwriter and producer. She graduated from the Department of Social and Communication Sciences at the National University of Lomas de Zamora. She was a teacher at the Casa de Altos Estudios (House of High Studies), at the IDAC, at the Cineargento Institute and the Movement of Documentary filmmakers. She coordinated the Center of Production of the IDAC. Her film Lunas Cautivas (Captive Moons) was awarded several times in Argentina and Uruguay.
Director of Aguas Abiertas (Open Waters).
Myriam Angueira
Documentary filmmaker, producer and researcher. She has a degree in Publicity from the National University of Lomas de Zamora and has developed a program for the study of filmic realization at the IDAC. She is a member of the Argentinian Association of Documentary filmmakers and works as a teacher at the National University of Arts.
Director of Newen.
Segundo “Siro” Bercetche
Musician and filmmaker. He has been an active member of the Buenos Aires musical scene for more than ten years. He has a degree in Social Communication.
Director of Buenos Aires Rap.
Javier “Asterisco” Ortega
Rapper and political activist of the Patagonia.
Protagonist of Buenos Aires Rap.
Marcelo Burd
Director, producer and researcher. Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the UBA and in Filmmaking from the Filmic Art Institute of Avellaneda. He has worked at several institutions as a teacher of film-related subjects, and, since 2010, he has been a member of the INCAA Evaluation Committee of Documentary Film Projects.
Director of El tiempo encontrado (Recovered Time).
Eva Poncet
Director and editor. She studied Filmmaking at the IDAC. She is a teacher in the Audiovisual Department of the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Palermo, as well as in several other universities and institutions. She has participated in various national and international festivals.
Director of El tiempo encontrado (Recovered Time).
Lucas van Esso
Student of Image and Sound Design at the UBA. He makes audiovisual content in the Department of Agronomy.
Director of Gran Chaco.
Alejandra Vassallo
Historian at the SUNY, she specializes in women’s history and gender policy. She has published pieces about feminism, politics in the 70s, gender in the building of the nation, and the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. She is a translator and co-founder of the Afro-American Oduduwá Dance Collective. She studies scriptwriting and drama. Piedra Libre (Women Dance Memories) is her first documentary film.
Director of Piedra Libre (Women Dance Memories).
Pía Sicardi
Director. Graduated from ENERC. Her thesis, Entre cenizas (Among Ashes), took part in several international festivals. She worked as director and assistant producer in documentary and fiction films. She is also a singer and composer.
Director of Piedra Libre (Women Dance Memories).
Nicolás Valentini
Filmmaker, scriptwriter, producer and actor. He gives film workshops. Several of his works, both as director or producer, have received international awards.
Director of Pañuelos para la historia (Scarves for History).
Jeff Zorrilla
Director, scriptwriter and producer. He studied Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then he studied Film at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark for a year, examining the Dogma 95 movement. He also studied Psychology at New York University. In the city, he explored many aspects of the film industry and worked as an administrative assistant at FilmForum. In 2010, Jeff moved to Buenos Aires to follow his passion for film and he is currently working as a filmmaker.
Director of Laburo (The Grind).
Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina
Documentary filmmakers. Ernesto studied Social Communication at the UBA. Virna first met Ernesto while studying Filmmaking at the IDAC. They have given seminars on documentary film at different universities around the world. They have been juries in film festivals and in the doling out of funds for documentaries at INCAA in Argentina and in CNTV/Fondart in Chile. They founded and directed two Argentinian Associations of documentary filmmakers, DOCA and RDI. They have been awarded several international prizes.
Retrospectiva Ernesto y Virna.
Malena Bystrowicz y Loreley Unamuno
Malena is a documentary filmmaker and photographer, graduated from the IDAC in Documentary Film.Lorely has a degree in the Teaching of Audiovisual Arts (UNSAM) and studied Photography Direction at the ENERC.
Directors of Mujeres de la mina (Women of the Mine).
Noemi Fuhrer
Producer. She has taken part in soap operas, documentaries and films production teams. She is also a teacher at the Design and Communication Department of the University of Palermo and is a member of the Argentinian Arts and Film Science Academy.
Producer of El cielo otra vez (Heaven Again).
Gustavo Alonso
Director, scriptwriter and producer.
Director of El cielo otra vez (Heaven Again).
Graciela Mazza
Director, actress and producer. She is coordinator of the Film Museum “Pablo Ducrós Hicken” at la Boca.
Producer of El cielo otra vez (Heaven Again).