Agustina Chiarino was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After a tenure in Mexico and Barcelona Agustina joined Control Z Films in 2007 where she produced the feature film Giant (2009), Hiroshima (2009), 3 (2012) and Tanta agua (2013) which was awarded with the Knight Ibero-American Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival and the Jordan A. Ressler Screenplay Award. Mutante Cine, her production company with Fernando Epstein, focuses in production and distribution in Uruguay. She is also the co-producer of this year’s Proyecto Encuentros film My Friend From the Park by Ana Katz.
Ana Endara Mislov
Born in Panamá, Ana Endara graduated at Cuba’s Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de Los Baños and studied social studies and anthropology at Florida State University. Her films include Curundú (2007) and Majesty (Reinas, 2013). Curundú has been screened at several film festivals around the world, including Biarritz Film Festival in France, Films from The South in Oslo, Norway and Documenta Madrid in Spain, among others. Curundú won an award for best editing at the Icaro Film Festival in Guatemala. Majesty (Reinas, 2013) premiered at the International Film Festival in Panamá and won the Grolsch Discovery Award. Mansa productora is an independent Film Production Company, established by Ana Endara Mislov in 2011. With Mansa productora, Ana produced her latest documentary, Majesty (Reinas, 2013), and is currently developing two other projects.
Carlos Muñoz Vázquez
DISTRIBUTOR AT CANANA PRESENTA
Carlos Muñoz is a specialist in programming, broadcasting, distribution and marketing of Mexican cinema inland as well as internationally. He has worked in Latinofusion, an international sales agency specialised in the trade of Ibero-American film rights; in the area of the National Film Programming of Mexico; in Cinepolis, the largest exhibitor chain in Mexico and Latin America; and he has been the Assistant Manager of National Promotion and Distribution at the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE). Since 2015 he is the Head of Distribution at Canana Presenta, a film and television production company founded by the producer Pablo Cruz and the actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna in 2005. The aim of Canana is to develop, distribute and market projects that will open doors to Latin American talent and establish a real bridge between the Spanish-speaking world and other audiences.
Catalina Donoso graduated in 2010 from Film and Broadcasting at the Universidad de Chile. She worked as General Coordinator at ChileDoc from 2010 to 2012. She is currently working as a producer of documentaries and fiction feature films gathering the best filmmakers of the new Chilean generation at her production company Cusicanqui Films. Her most recent feature film, The Waltz by Edison Cájas, released in 2014, and Naomi Campbel by Nicolás Videla and Camila Donoso, have earned awards and have been screened at Film Festivals such as FICVALDIVIA, Mar del Plata, CPH: DOX, Amdocs, GIFF, IndieLisboa, FICCI among many others. In 2015 she is preparing the feature film A documentary named Desire by Cristián Jiménez, and the documentary The Noise of Trains by Cristián Saldía as well as the animated documentary Clandestine Stories by José María Oñate.
Luciana Kaplan was born in Argentina but lives in Mexico since 1975. She studied Film Direction at the Film Training Center (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica). She has directed several Documentary films, and received support from the Mexican Film Institute and the Mexican National Fund for the Culture and the Arts. She worked as well as a producer, assistant director and script supervisor at several feature, shorts, commercials as well as documentary films for the past 15 years. In 2010 she won the Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica’s First Film Competition with the project Eufrosina’s Revolution (La revolución de los alcatraces, 2012). She worked from 2007 to 2011 as a Grant Coordinator for the Gucci Ambulante Documentary Grant. She is the current director of the Post Production Documentary Grant Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Ambulante as well as the Coordinator of the Documentary Program at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica.