Gonzalo Castro (Argentina)
Gonzalo Castro is a filmmaker and writer, born in Argentina. He directed Invernadero (premio Mejor Película Selección Argentina Bafici ’10), Resfriada (premio Mejor Director Selección Argentina Bafici ’08) and Cocina (2009). He also published two novels: Hidrografía doméstica (Entropía, 2004) and Hélice (Entropía, 2010).
Renate Costa was born in Asunción, Paraguay. She graduated in Audiovisual Direction and Production from the Paraguayan Professional Institute. She studied Documentary Filmmaking at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Since 2006 she has lived in Barcelona, where she obtained her Master in Creative Documentary from Pompeu Fabra University and developed “Cuchillo de Palo / 108.”
Carlos Nader (Brazil)
Carlos Nader is a multimedia artist, writer, and editor. He lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been screened on television, in museums, and in festivals internationally. Nader addresses issues of national culture and personal identity with humor and experimentation.
Read about the It's All True Documentary Festival where Nader won the award for best Brazilian documentary: Elegies and Excavations: Reassessing the Past at Brazil's It's All True Documentary Festival by Shari Kizirian, Cultural Journalist.
Karim Aïnouz is a Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker and visual artist. Aïnouz’s feature debut, Madame Satã, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard. His following films, Suely in the Sky, and Viajo Porque Preciso Volto Porque Te Amo (co-directed with Marcelo Gomes) premiered in the Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti, in 2006 and 2009. His films have received numerous international awards. In 2008, Aïnouz directed Alice, a 13 episode fiction series for HBO Latin America.
His installations have been shown in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial (1997) and the São Paulo Biennial (2004).
He is currently editing VIOLETA, his latest film. He is scheduled to go into production of his next feature, Praia do Futuro, in the winter of 2011, to be shot in Germany and Brazil.