SELECTION

COMMITTEE

HEAD OF PROGRAMMING

CHLOË RODDICK

A graduate of the University of York, Chloë has been linked to various film festivals since 2009. She has worked as a programmer for the London Short Film Festival and the Morelia International Film Festival. As a film critic, her writing has appeared in various media publications, including the prestigious UK magazine Sight&Sound.

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BRUNI BURRES

For over 25 years, Bruni Burres has worked on the crossroads of art, culture and human rights; as a director of festivals, an educator in media communications, a creative producer and a social media strategist.

She is an advisor to the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Program, and mentor to the Close-up Program, an initiative for young directors from the Middle East and North Africa. She has also worked as an audiovisual producer and a freelance consultant.

She was director of the Human Rights Watch Festival, which she co-founded (1991-2008). She produced the documentary La Toma (2011) in association with the International Center for Transitional Justice. She is a screenwriter and producer associated with Allende mi Abuelo Allende, by Marcia Tambutti Allende, which won best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and co-wrote and produced  Whose Country?, directed by Mohamed Siam.

CARLOS A. GUTIÉRREZ

Co-founder and executive director of Cinema Tropical, a non-profit organization based in New York, and a leader in the presentation of Latin American cinema in the United States. As a curator, he has presented diverse film cycles in cultural institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim museum, bamcinématek, Film at Lincoln Center and Anthology Film Archives. He co-curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and is the co-director of the Tucson Cine Mexico festival in Arizona. He has been a juror and panelist at many film festivals and funds. These include Morelia, the Margaret Mead, the SANFIC, DOCSMX, the Sundance Documentary Film Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin America Fund, and the Gucci Ambulante Scholarship. He is a member of the board of directors at the Film Forum, and editor and collaborator at bomb magazine.

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JIM KOLMAR

Originally from Wales, he has been a programmer at the South by Southwest Film Festival (sxsw) since 2010. He has curated the Global section for international films and leads the way for experimental narrative as part of the sxsw conference program. He’s worked for numerous film organizations, including the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, the Austin Asian American Film Festival and the Austin Film Society (AFS), where he programmed Austin’s first series of Welsh films 2012. He has contributed as a writer to the Ambulante festival. He was also a juror, panelist and committee member of bafici, the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (bam), the connext, cph:dox, Docaviv, docsdf, idfa, the Krakow Film Festival, New Horizons and Ventana Sur.

ANDREA STAVENHAGEN

A History Graduate from the UNAM, she began her professional career working in the Department for Short Film Production at the Mexican Cinematographic Institute (imcine). For several years she occupied the Subdirectorate of Investigation and Outreach for department for the Cinematographic Training Center (ccc), She has been a member of selection and juries committees for various shows and film festivals. She is currently one of the experts at the Latin-American Co-production Forum of the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. She is also a delegate for Latin America and is coordinator of the professional activities of the Morelia International Film Festival. She was responsible for programming the two editions of the San Cristóbal de las Casas International Film Festival in Mexico.

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