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15.11.23

Jury Latin American Critics Award for European Films


Argentina

Diego has a degree in Literature (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras/ Faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics) from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a university professor at the University of Cinema in Buenos Aires (FUC), and the person in charge of the Cinema Area of the General Directorate of Promotion of Books, Libraries and Culture (Ministry of Culture, Government of the City of Buenos Aires). In addition, Diego is a film and literature critic writing on a regular basis for various media such as Revista Ñ, Revista Otra Parte, and La Izquierda Diario.

Diego de Angelis
Argentina


Argentina

Sofia is a film critic as well as programming for the Festival Internacional de documental de Buenos Aires (FIDBA) and serving as the artistic director of the Festival Internacional De Cine Al Este in Peru since 2022. She studied in Argentina, Spain and South Korea and has worked as a professor of Argentine and Latin American Cinema at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina since 2015. Sofia has also been writing film reviews for various formats since 2008.

Sofía Ferrero Cárrega
Argentina


Argentina

Alfredo is a film critic working for Ámbito Financiero and A Sala Llena. He is a member of the Asociación de Cronistas de Cine (Cóndor de Plata) and served as a jury member at several film festivals (BAFICI, Mar del Plata, Festival al Este, etc.). He is also an international jury member for the Golden Globes and the co-author of three volumes dedicated to the history of cinema in the United States in “El Canon del Cine Norteamericano” (2022/2023).

Alfredo (Fredy) Friedlander
Argentina


Argentina

A film critic and editor for the cinema pages of Argentina’s largest daily newspaper Clarín for 20 years, Diego now runs a film website called Micropsia and writes as a freelance critic for local and international media, including Sight & Sound, CinemaScope, Cinema23 (México) and many more. He has also worked as a festival programmer and consultant specialising in Latin American Cinema and published numerous books on cinema. Diego was Vice-President of FIPRESCI from 2005 to 2009 and President of the association’s Argentine branch until 2015.

Diego Lerer
Argentina


Argentina

Roger Alan Koza A film critic for newspapers and magazines in Argentina, Roger is also the editor of the online website Con los ojos abiertos and host of two TV programmes dedicated to cinema. In addition, he has been the programmer for Filmfest Hamburg’s sidebar Vitrina dedicated to Ibero-American cinema since 2006 as well as serving as the artistic director of festivals in Córdoba and Buenos Aires. Roger has published extensively on cinema, most recently about the filmmakers Angela Schanelec, Miguel Gomes and Darezhan Omirbayev.

Roger Alan Koza
Argentina


Bolivia

Aldo has been a programmer of Colombia’s Cinemancia Festival from 2020 - 2024, and also been part of the programming teams for festivals in Bolivia and Chile. As a critic, he has written for such media as Revista Cero en Conducta (Colombia), Desistfilm.com (Peru), lafuga.cl (Chile) and Imagendocs.com (Bolivia). He has been a jury member at such festivals as Eureka 2017, Lima Independiente 2018, Valdivia 2019, Lima Alterna 2022, and was also selected for Talents Buenos Aires in 2017.

Aldo Padilla
Bolivia


Brazil

Juliana is a film critic and researcher. She is the editor of Zinematógrafo, a printed magazine of film criticism, and the digital magazine Abismu. She has collaborated with Brazilian magazines such as Filme e Cultura, Teorema and Cine Festivais, and international ones such as Filmmagie and Fantômas (Belgium) and Cámbrica (Ecuador).

Juliana Costa
Brazil


Brazil

Bruno has been working as a film critic, curator and researcher for the past few years. He also worked on projects for companies like Amazon Studios, Back Door Productions and Chatrone Latam. Bruno is a freelance researcher, educator and teacher with a focus on Black and Afro-Latino interdisciplinary artists. He has written for cinema publications in Brazil such as Sessão Aberta, Cinefestivais, Revista Intrínsecos, Nicho 54 Institute, and Academia.com.

Bruno Galindo
Brazil


Brazil

Currently the press spokesman at the Clóvis Salgado Foundation in Belo Horizonte, Lucas takes advantage of every opportunity to talk and learn more about his passion for film. Since 2022, he has been writing for the Cinematório portal where he can combine his love for cinema and writing, arts that have moved him since he was a child. He fell in love with cinema when he realized that this is the art that awakens in him the most intense feelings, reflections and impulses, and he found in criticism his justification for talking about films for as long as possible.

Lucas Oliveira
Brazil


Brazil

Lorenna is a historian (UFPE), film critic and programmer of cinema exhibitions and festivals. She is the co-founder of INDETERMINAÇÕES, a platform about criticism and Black Brazilian cinema, as well as being the creator and editor-in-chief of the magazine câmarescura for cinema and audiovisual studies. Lorenna has worked as a curator for FestCurtas BH (2021/2022), Janela Internacional Festival de Cinema do Recife (2022), and Goiania Mostra Curtas (2023). In 2023, she participated in Berlinale Talents and was involved in the curation of the ‘Memoriás Pretas em Movimento’ project.

Lorenna Rocha
Brazil


Brazil

Ana is a film critic and researcher studying for a Master’s in Cinematographic Curatorship at the Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), in San Sebastián (Spain). She has published in books, film catalogues, electronic magazines and blogs such as Revista Cinética, Verberenas, Multiplot and Descolonizarte. Ana is the editor of Descompasso Magazine and has participated in training programmes such as 5 Talent Press Rio (2021). She was also one of the curators of the Cineclube Lumière e Cia (2019-2021) and the feature film script contest of the Fade to Black Film Festival (2021).

Ana Julia Silvino
Brazil


Brazil

A graduate in History and Philosophy from the Universidade Federal de Minais Gerais, Cássio is now a film critic for the weekly magazine Carta Capital. He had previously worked for more than 20 years for Folha de S. Paulo, a newspaper where he edited more than 100 mini books about movie directors, movie stars, film genres and all of Chaplin. Cássio was a member of the jury for the International Press Award at the MyFrenchFilmFestival in 2014. He is currently a member of the São Paulo IFF selection committee.

Cássio Starling Carlos
Brazil


Chile

A screenwriter, writer, journalist and film critic, Ernesto received the Santiago International Film Festival’s award in 2011 for supporting the journalistic and critical dissemination of Chilean cinema. He was the editor of the documentary area for the La Red TV channel and is currently Director of Nerdnews.cl as well as working as a film critic for such media as radio ADN and NerdNews.cl. He has also published three novels, including the bestselling debut Allegados (2017) and his latest work Error de Continuidad (2020).

Ernesto Garratt
Chile


Colombia

Valentina Giraldo is a film critic and a Berlinale Talents and Talents Buenos Aires alumna. She was the co-director of the Equinoxio Film Festival and writes for several magazines in Latin America. Valentina is a member of FIPRESCI and has been a jury member at various film festivals, including Mannheim-Heidelberg in 2021. She focuses on visual and gender studies and was selected in 2023 for the Flaherty Film Seminar's Corrientes Fellowship. She is a programmer, weaver, feminist, and tarot reader.

Valentina Giraldo
Colombia


Colombia

A film critic, curator, and professor at the University of Antioquia, Oswaldo is the author of several books on Colombian cinema (Reality and Colombian Cinema, La critica de cine en Colombia) and the editor of the magazine Canaguaro. He is also the founder of the portal cinefagos.net and the programming coordinator for the Festival de Cine de Jardín in Medellin.

Oswaldo Osorio
Colombia


Costa Rica

A writer, critic, programmer and audiovisual producer, Alonso has taken part in workshops for critics in Costa Rica, Guadalajara, Gent, Rotterdam and Berlin. In 2020, he began contributing to such international outlets as Mubi Notebook, Bandcamp Daily, Hyperallergic and Cinema Tropical, among others. In addition, Alonso undertakes editorial and curatorial work for the Central American critics collective Krinégrafo, preselects for the UK’s Encounters Film Festival, and is a member of the International Cinephile Society and FIPRESCI.

Alonso Aguilar
Costa Rica


Cuba

Antonio has been writing since 2008 about international and Cuban cinema for specialist publications such as Cine Cubano, La Gaceta de Cuba, Altercine from IPS Cuba press agency, Hypermedia Magazine, Rialta Magazine and others. He is currently a professor at the International Film and TV School of Cuba (EICTV), and was also a coordinator at the Department of Humanities. Antonio has published three books on cinema, with a fourth one to appear soon, and he has been a member of the jury at the Havana International Film Festival and the Gibara International Festival.

Antonio Enrique González Rojas
Cuba


Cuba

Fidel worked as specialist at the Archive of the Cuban Film Institute, and has been the editor-in-chief of the Cinelatinoamericano.org portal for more than 15 years. He is the creator of the Mujeres Cineastas site and in charge of the weekly pages about European cinema and co-production events, and has edited the "Cine Latinoamericano en la Red" bulletin. He has been an accredited press member of the Havana International Film Festival for many years with coverage of most of the year’s audiovisual events such as film festivals, showcases, and workshops.

Fidel Jesús Quirós
Cuba


Dominican Republic

Rubén hosted a daily radio programme called Cineasta Radio for three years with Don Armando Almanzar, a pioneer of film criticism in Latin America, and has been a contributor to the print magazine Cineasta since 2010 and editor/writer for the cocalecas.net portal since 2004. Rubén also co-hosts the film podcast Erase una vez en el Cine which can be found on every online platform, reviews films for Listin Diario, the oldest newspaper in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, and has been the main writer of Sensacine since 2017.

Rubén Peralta-Rigaud
Dominican Republic


Mexico

Carlos was a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and subsequently became involved in cultural journalism. His articles about film have been published regularly for the past 33 years in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. He is the author of Cantinflas, Aguila o sol (Imcine, 1993), A través del espejo: el cine mexicano y su público (in co-authorship with Carlos Monsiváis, 1994), coordinator of Hoy grandioso estreno, el cartel cinematográfico en México (2011), and the author of Al filo del abismo, Roberto Gavaldón y el melodrama negro (2016).

Carlos Bonfil
Mexico


Mexico

Saraí is a cultural journalist with a particular interest in cinema. For two decades, she has interviewed filmmakers, producers and stars of various productions, attending such festivals as Cannes, Biarritz, Morelia, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, FICUNAM, among others, as a reporter. Sarai has also been a member of the international documentary jury at DocsMx and collaborated with various media such as Deutsche Welle, Canal Once, Cinegarage, Obero 90.0, Aire Libre FM, México.com, La-Lista.com, Paloma y Nacho de Cinépolis, Publimetro, among others.

Saraí Campech
Mexico


Mexico

A film critic, organiser of film workshops, film curator and historian, Erick is the Chief Editor for Cinegarage, a website dedicated entirely to film criticism founded in 2008. He is also a writer, producer and host of Cinegarage Podcast, an extension of the website established to discuss film, the work of filmmakers in Mexico and around the world as well as new trends in cinema, and new and classic films and filmmakers. Moreover, Erick contributes film reviews to Prisma RU, the news show on Radio UNAM (radio.unam-mx), and Gatopardo Magazine.

Erick Estrada
Mexico


Mexico

Leonardo has been a film critic since 1977. He publishes reviews in the Mexican daily La Jornada and has written 10 books on cinema. He served as Director of the National Cinémathèque (Cineteca Nacional México) from 2006 to 2010 and teaches film courses at the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. Leonardo was a member of the FIPRESCI jury at the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastián, Palm Springs and Montréal.

Leonardo García Tsao
Mexico


Mexico

A film critic for Cine Divergente, Samuel has a PhD in Latin American Studies and is Associate Professor in the field of Film Studies at the Autonomous University of Querétaro (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México). He has co-authored such books as Telescopio and Dios, nueva temporada: Miradas teológicas al cine y la televisión en el siglo XXI.

Samuel Lagunas
Mexico


Mexico

Jessica is an editor, film critic and journalist, and has been Editor-in-Chief for the past nine years at Cine PREMIERE magazine, the longest running and leading entertainment publication in Mexico. She has written for publications such as Milenio Diario, Dónde Ir, Netflix's Queue Magazine and has participated as a jury member in national film festivals like DocsMX and Shorts Film Festival. Jessica is also one of the hosts of the film podcast Filmsteria and teaches at Universidad Panamericana.

Jessica Oliva
Mexico


Mexico

Andrea has a B.A. in Communication Sciences. She has worked at the Morelia Film Festival. In 2016 she founded and currently directs Girls at Films magazine, which is internationally recognized. She has covered festivals such as Cannes, Venice and the Berlinale for magazines as Instyle, Empire, Grazia and Qué Película Ver Cinépolis.

Andrea Sánchez Rendón
Mexico


Mexico

Eric is a film journalist, critic and teacher based in Mexico City. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Fantastic Pavilion site and teaches at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) about horror and science fiction history. A founder of Cinema Inferno and contributing writer to Screen Anarchy, Eric is also a regular Radio Mórbido commentator and an alumnus of the 2022 GAIFF Film Critics Workshop and the 2021 edition of Talents Guadalajara.

Eric Ortiz Garcia
Mexico


Paraguay

Ofelia writes and thinks about cinema and culture in various media. She is the co-director and editor of the Encuadra Magazine, and co-authored the book Ver y Pensar con el Cine with Milagros Villar.

Ofelia Meza
Paraguay


Peru

A film critic, teacher and video essayist, Carlos never misses seeing a new film each day. He frequently publishes on his Fotograma Gourmet platform and has also contributed to Cinencuentro recently with reviews on films as diverse as Oppenheimer, The Teachers’ Lounge, Gamma Rays and A Silence, among others.

Carlos Esquives
Peru


Peru

Rodrigo has been involved in the film sector since 2003 in various functions including writing reviews for the film magazines Butaca, Tren de Sombras and Godard! as well as Diario Uno, Cinencuentro and Diario Ahora, as well as serving as a jury member at festivals and audiovisual contests in Peru and abroad or as a manager and programmer of film clubs and alternative exhibition spaces. In addition, he has been an international voter for the Golden Globe awards since their 80th edition.

Rodrigo Portales Fídel
Peru


Peru

Laslo is the co-founder and content editor of Cinencuentro.com, the oldest Peruvian film website, with audiences in Latin America, Spain and USA. He has covered film festivals virtually - including Toronto, Sundance, Rotterdam and CPH:DOX - and attended in-person such local festivals as BAFICI, Rio de Janeiro, Valdivia, and Lima. Laslo participated in Talents Buenos Aires and the Nisimazine workshop organised by the European NisiMasa network during the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival.

Laslo Rojas
Peru


Peru

A member of Apreci - Peruvian Film Press Association and editor of the Las Horas Rojas blog, Juan Carlos also writes for the Cinencuentro film portal and is a co-host of the Cinestesia podcast. He publishes articles, reviews and interviews in these digital media.

Juan Carlos Ugurelli
Peru


Puerto Rico

The creator of "Films...Festivals and Awards", a weekly column published in the digital newspaper "El Adoquín Times", Raúl is also the author of a weekly blog (https://www.festivaldecineeuropeo.com/blog ) on the website of the Puerto Rico European Film Festival. He has served on juries at the Cinefiesta International Short Film Festival, Festival Cine San Juan, Cortadito Short Film Festival, (part of "Festival de Cine Europeo" in Puerto Rico), and at the Grand OFF Film Festival in Warsaw.

Raúl Garriga
Puerto Rico


Uruguay

A board member of the Uruguayan Film Critics Association (ACCU), he served on the FIPRESCI jury at the 76th Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) and on ACCU juries in Uruguay. Nicolás is an international voter for the Golden Globes and is currently writing about film and television for Montevideo Portal's Latido Beat as well as writing and conducting interviews about films with an industry angle at LatAm Cinema.

Nicolás Medina
Uruguay

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