23ºFestCurtasBH - Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte



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Ana Siqueira is a film programmer, translator and researcher. Curator and Programming Head of FestCurtasBH (2013-2014 and since 2017). She was a programmer at Cine Humberto Mauro (2008-2009) and curator of the children's film series at Festival SACI (2011-2017). Master's degree in Social Communication at UFMG, where she is also a member of the research group Poéticas da Experiência.


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Bruno Galindo is 26 years old, a film critic, as well as a curator, script assistant, and scriptwriter. As a critic, he participated in the Critical Window workshop at 9th Janela, Talent Press Rio 2019, and several critical coverage by Cinefestivais and blog Sessão Aberta (Tiradentes Film Festival, 7th Olhar de Cinema and 13th CineOP). He worked on the films Luazul and Border. As a curator, he participated in the selection committee of the Kinoforum Short Film Festival in São Paulo, organized the curatorial proposal entitled Serei porque Fomos for Vila das Artes de Fortaleza, and the Estéticas Negras film series for the 8th Estéticas das Periferias Festival.

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Felipe Carnevalli is an architect and urban planner from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Master in Architecture and Urbanism from the same institution (NPGAU), and Master in Social Sciences from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS - Paris, France). He is editor of Editora Piseagrama, co-founder of Coletivo Micrópolis, and researcher in the Cosmópolis research-extension group (UFMG). He researches collaborative practices at the shared borders between space, anthropology, and cinema.

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João Dumans is a researcher and film director. Arabia, his first feature film, co-directed with Affonso Uchoa, won the best film award at the 2017 Brasília Film Festival. He worked as assistant director, scriptwriter and editor in feature films such as Os Residentes, A Vizinhança do Tigre, A Cidade onde Envelheço, Os Sonâmbulos and Sete Anos em Maio. He was a programmer for Cine Humberto Mauro, at Palácio das Artes, for Cineclube Curta Circuito, and for Mostravídeo Itaú Cultural. From 2014 to 2021, he was a professor at the UNA film school  in Belo Horizonte.

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Lorenna Rocha is a historian, researcher and cultural critic. Writer for Cinética magazine (SP), she also works as a theater critic for Quarta Parede multimedia magazine (PE). She participated in the formative programs: IX Janela Crítica, 4th Talent Press Rio, Laboratório de Crítica - Práticas do Olhar and Júri Jovem - 24th Tiradentes Film Festival. Besides covering festivals in different States of the country, she writes texts for film catalogs and has published in websites and electronic magazines such as Questão de Crítica, Verberenas, Buala, and Cinefestivais. She participated as guest critic in projects organized by the Goethe Institut São Paulo, FestCurtasBH, CineBH, among others. In 2021, Rocha ministred the AM_PLIAR - Oficina de Crítica Cinematográfica during the film series Negritude Infinita. She teaches introductory classes in theater criticism and offers classes about black Brazilian theaters.

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Paula Santos graduated in Social Communication from UFMG (2011), and attended the Escuela de Cine at UNT (Tucumán, Argentina). She works as a director, editor, and assistant director. She is the creator of Tauma - art lab, audiovisual and post-production. She directed the short film Caixa de Pandora (2012), the video installation Família Julião (2014), the short films Sala de Espera and Ocaso (2021). CShe was resident artist at Vórtice 2017 - Lab de Vídeo Experimental do INVE (Chile) and at Interferências Brasil - Encontro Internacional de Performance. In 2015, she was part of the Selection Committee of the Brazilian Competition Section of the 17th FestCurtasBH. She worked as assistant director on the feature films Canção ao Longe, Querência, Nimuendajú, Coração Tambor, and on several short films and video installations. She was one of the coordinators of the art and technology lab Marginalia Lab (2012). She is a member of Schlag!, a music, electronics, and video group.

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Vanessa Santos is a multimedia director and researcher. PhD in Communication, her studies are focused on narratives in digital and interactive media. She has developed work with artistic collectives and research groups related to technological appropriation, sociotechnical networks, digital culture, and free software. She has taught courses and developed methodologies for formative processes in collaborative and communitarian audiovisual production. Currently, she teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and at the Una University Center, in both undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Communication and Arts. In 2019 and 2020, she was part of the selection committee for the International Competitive Exhibition of the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival.


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Alessandra Brito works in audiovisual research and training. She is a master's student in Social Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, where she is also a member of the research group Poetics of Experience. Her studies are attentive to the films made in the quilombola territories. She is a journalist, graduated from the Federal University of Tocantins in 2009. She has been a social activist at Segunda PRETA since 2017.

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Érico Araújo Lima works with training and curatorial processes, in cinema and audiovisual, in dialogue with other arts. Between April 2019 and April 2021, he was a substitute professor at the UFC's Institute of Culture and Art. He is part of the research team of the Laboratory of Studies and Experiments in Arts and Audiovisual (LEEA-UFC). In 2017, he organized the "O cinema e a experiência de vizinhança” workshop at the Bom Jardim Cultural Center. Between 2010 and 2011, he was part of the Pedagogical Coordination of the undergraduate course in Social Communication for Settlers of Agrarian Reform (UFC/Pronera).

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Fabio Rodrigues Filho works in film criticism, programming, and directing. He is currently working on his master's degree in communication at UFMG, and graduated in the same field at UFRB. He has participated in selection committees for festivals, film series and laboratories, such as FestCurtas BH (2019 - 2020), Diaspora Lab (2018) and the IX CachoeiraDoc (2020), a festival which he has been contributing over the past years. He is a member of the Poetics of Experience and Áfricas nas Artes research groups. He collaborates with texts in sites, magazines, and several publications, such as the Cinética Magazine and his personal blog Tocar o Cinema.

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Rita Vênus is a fortune teller and has manifested her investigative practices in film and visual arts. She was part of the curatorial team of the XI and XII International Janela Film Festival of Recife. She also worked  as assistant-curator of the Belojardim Residency, a program of artistic residencies in the hinterland of Pernambuco. She currently works as an assistant curator at the Oficina Brennand in Recife.


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Anti Ribeiro participated as a curator in festivals and film series such as Recifest - Festival da Diversidade Sexual e de Gênero do Recife (PE), Semana do Audiovisual Negro (PE), Mostra Ifé – Amor Sem Fronteiras (RJ), Mostra Macambira (RN) and took part in the curatorship training held by the Semana Semana (RJ). A researcher in fiction, she taught in projects such as #CulturaEmRede, held by the SESCPE, was a visiting professor in the Audiovisual da Vila das Artes course (CE), was a founding member of the PULO – Ciclo de Oficinas Sobre Imagens da Diáspora (PE), was a mediator in the Laboratório A Raça Cósmica/La Raza Cosmica (BR/MEX), and served as a jury member in the HOA Beck's Escola Livre de Artes (SP) and Seminário Negritude Infinita (CE). More information on: http://antiribeiro.com

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Tatiana Carvalho Costa is a phd student in the PPGCOM/UFMG and a professor at the Centro Universitário UNA, in Belo Horizonte, in the Film and Journalism undergraduate courses. She is a coordinator of university extension projects that discuss films, and gender and race issues. At UFMG, she is a member of the study/research group CORAGEM – Comunicação, Raça e Gênero – and Poéticas da Experiência, and participated in the NUH - Núcleo de Direitos Humanos e Cidadania LGBT. She is a member of the Fórum Itinerante de Cinema Negro and a councilor at Associação de Produtores do Audiovisual Negro (APAN). Costa is also a member of the segundaPRETA performing arts project, and takes part in film festivals and film societies as a curator, producer, and jury member.She is the co-author of the books Olhares Contemporâneos (2011), Mulheres Comunicam: Mediações, Sociedade e Feminismos (2016), and others.

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Wally Fall is a Martinican-Senegalese filmmaker and video director raised in Martinique. He is one of the founders of the Cinemawon  collective, created in 2016 whose one of its goals is to give more visibility to films that usually go unnoticed in the commercial  circuits or film festivals, and predominantly come from the African continent and afrodiasporic territories in the Caribbean and South  America. After living in Europe for some years, he currently lives in Guadeloupe, where he shares his time between personal projects  and his work with Cinemawon.