International Feature Films Official Competition

Violeta Capasso
Born in Buenos Aires in 1994, she studied Direction of Photography at Escuela del Sindicato de Cine Argentino. She works at the PH15 Foundation. She holds workshops at SUKI Taller. She is represented in the US by the photography agency @adolescent. She edited the photozines NYC (2016), Zona Franca (2017) and NOS VAMOS (2018). She was granted an ArtexArte honorable mention at the 19th Photography Contest “Gente de mi ciudad” (People of my city).
César González
Born in 1989 in Villa “Carlos Gardel” slum, he studied Philosophy at UBA and has already presented 4 features films, Diagnóstico Esperanza (2013), ¿Qué puede un cuerpo? (2014), Exomologesis (2016) y Atenas(2019), a documentary produced by Encuentro Channel, Corte Rancho (2014) and 2 short films, Truco and Guachines (2014). He has published 3 poetry books and created the magazine Todo piola. He is a columnist at Sudestada and THC magazines.
Alejandra Grinschpun
She is a photographer, a director and a producer. She directed the feature Años de calle, for which she was granted awards in several festivals, and the series Desde la calle for Encuentro Channel. She is part of Gema Films, where she develops and produces feature films for directors such as Lola Arias, Manuel Abramovich and Andrés Di Tella, among others. She is also part of ADN.

International Short and Medium-Length Films Official Competition

María Florencia Alcaraz
A Journalist and Social Communication BA graduated from University of La Matanza (UNLaM), she’s currently studying for an MA degree in Gender Studies and Politics in the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). She’s co-director and founding member of LATFEM, a feminist news website. She’s been a member of Ni Una Menos (Not One Less) movement since 2015.
Rodrigo Paz
He is a filmmaker, a cultural manager and a teacher. Since 2003, he has been working in communitarian, documentary and human rights cinema. He co-directed renowned documentary short and feature films (La tumba, Jorge Prelorán, el cine de un humanista, Fernando Birri, el utópico andante). Since 2011, he creates extension courses in the ENERC and coordinates projects for MECIS/INCAA.
Marlene Wayar
A transvestite activist for Human Rights and free infancies and a social psychologist from University of Madres de Plaza de Mayo. She studied pedagogy and social communication. She’s a writer in “Soy” (I am), a Página/12 column, and editor in El Teje, the first transvestite newspaper in Latin America. She’s the founder of the textile cooperative “Nadia Echazú” and co-founder of “Silvia Rivera”, a Trans Network in Latin America and the Caribbean.

National Documentary Films Official Competition

Julián Manuel Ale
He lives in the villa 21-24 slum. He is a rapper, a student and a film lover. He is 21 and is a member of a team of educators that use the hip-hop culture as a tool to transform the neighborhood. He’s a member of La Poderosa organization.
Isadora Ardito
She has been a cinema, theater and TV actress since she was 9. Her major roles were in series for the Encuentro Channel and in the film Symphony for Ana, where she was the protagonist and for which she was nominated at 17 for Best New Actress at the Moscow Film Festival, the Gramado Film Festival in Brazil and the Cóndor de Plata Awards. She is currently studying Audiovisual Arts in the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (National University of the Arts).
Agustín Sinibaldi
An audiovisual filmmaker and Image and Sound Designer graduated from University of Buenos Aires. He’s been a member of the community radio FM La Tribu for 15 years, where he was a producer, audiovisual area coordinator and organizer of the Cartón Festival. He’s been a member of Vacabonsai, a self-supported audiovisual group which produces political and social documentaries, since 2012.

Young Jury

Ashly Asmat Alvarado
I live in Villa Rodrigo Bueno. I worked in the film Un crimen en común and I’m part of the communication team as a photographer for various events.

La Poderosa
Born 15 years ago in Villa Zavaleta, today it comprises 114 Assemblies. It encourages participation in historically marginalized neighborhoods, both culturally and politically. A Latin American movement, named after “Che”’s motorbike and guided by the Cuban example.
Miguel Chávez
I’m 17. I’m from Villa Soldati, I’m a representative of Asamblea REVELDE and I’ve been a part of it for 4 years. I like sports, specially playing soccer.

La Miguelito Pepe
Made up of educators who foster children’s protagonism through pedagogic-political projects at the Pampa, Cárcova, Fátima and Ciudad Oculta slums. It searched answers to the violence children are subjected to. It works together with Asamblea REVELDE.
Jazmín Guerrero Zabala
She’s 10. She was born in Villa 21/24, City of Buenos Aires. She goes to school and participates in the Kids’ Assembly of the Movimiento Popular La Dignidad, “Pioneers”, a place for organization, laughter, games and social fight.

Movimiento Popular La Dignidad
Nacional social-political organization. Runs the CTEP Capital and has established cooperatives in almost every slum in the City, empowering its inhabitants.
Daniel Eduardo Núñez
He has become a mentor in the Youth House, offers assistance in the Child House and dreams of becoming a Che Pibe educator. A non-party activist, he is always willing to learn and share.

Fundación Ayuda a la Niñez y Juventud “Che Pibe”La Casa del Joven
Since 1987, in Fiorito, it provides support to children and teenagers throughout their development. Mother and Child School, Child House, Youth House, trades, culture, soccer.
Victoria Martina Olivieri
Born in 2000, she lives in Barracas. A photographer since 2016, she studies at Escuela Técnica N°31 “Maestro Quinquela”. She took part in several exhibitions. This year, she started studying Social Work at UBA.

CiCOPS - Casa Tasso La Boca Resiste y Propone
It aims at constructing with a human rights approach. As part of “La Boca Resiste y Propone”, they resist the rights setbacks and proposes actions to fight those.

SIGNIS Jury | Argentine Catholic Association for Communication

Eduardo Abate
A Professor in the Audiovision BA course in University of Lanus (UNLa). A former teacher in the National School of Film Experimentation and Production ENERC (INCAA). Coauthor of La producción de video en el aula (Production of video in the classroom) and author of notes and didactic texts on movie production. A director and producer. An audiovisual music composer.
Carlos A. Ferraro
A Professor in Philosophy and Educational Sciences in University of San Martin (UNSAM - CONSUDEC). A film critic. An educational videos producer. He has directed movie interpretation journals, sponsored by the Argentinian National Ministry of Education. He is also President of the SIGNIS Latin Americas and Caribbean region.
María Elisa Vidal
A Language and Literature Professor and an Education, Languages and Media specialist in University of San Martin (UNSAM). She’s been involved in various film journals. A member of SIGNIS, she has been a jury in various international film festivals: DerHumALC festival (2008), Nueva Mirada (2004, 2014), Divercine (2010), Mar del Plata Festival (2014), Pantalla Pinamar (2013), Cine Migrante (2015), Hacelo Corto (2014).

RAFMA Jury | Argentine Network of Audiovisual Festivals and Exhibitions

Made up of film festivals and audiovisual exhibitions across Argentina, this network was created with the aim of strengthening existing cooperation ties and forging new ones. Its final purpose is achieving a collaborative way of working which will grant a deeper and increased access for the viewers to independent audiovisual productions, multiplying thus the makers’ areas of expression.

Liliana Amate
A cultural manager and a filmmaker with a Master in New Technologies in Documentary Format from ESCAC (Spain). She is the Artistic director of International Festival UNCIPAR and La Noche más Corta (The Shortest Night). She is a Consultant at Humor en Corto Festival (Spain) and Shenzhen Festival (Republic of China). She is currently writing a book about the history, the past and the future of the Argentine short.
Edgardo Bechara El Khoury
A political scientist graduated from UBA, producer and filmmaker. He is the President of Cine Fertil organization and Chief in LATI-NARAB Festival. His LatinArab co-production forum has oriented South-South cooperation to over 80 projects. A researcher at the UNESCO Esthetics and Sociology of Diversity and Otherness Department, he was granted the UNESCO Sharjah Prize. His Espejos rotos, co-directed with Christian Mouroux, will premiere in 2019.
Wanda López Trelles
An Image and Sound designer with a social approach, she founded ITÍN Producciones in 2010. She has directed for UNICEF and the Ministry of Education. She has held workshops on communal filmmaking and vulnerable environment photography. She has been jury in film festivals and photography contests. She co-founded “Proyecto Corporalidad Expandida” in 2014. She is a member of Mujeres Audiovisuales (MUA) and the festival networks REDIV and RAFMA.