He is a Montreal based filmmaker. His deep interest in Hip Hop Culture, Black Cinema and Politics fuels his body of work. In 2016, he co-founded Black on Black Films, a collective for Black filmmakers in Quebec. He is presently completing NOMAD’S LAND: a documentary Rhyme, directing Night Watches Us at the NFB and in developing the feature film On Thin Ice with Loaded Pictures.
Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Curso 5ª A turno Vespertino
Group: Bulletproof energy
Overcoming obstacles and being nourished by lessons taught are abilities we acquire keeping an open mind and embracing knowledge. Self-improvement is a result of commitment and confidence, both individual and collective, transmitted as an example of our achievements and learning from mistakes. We complement our struggle with our involvement and openness, as good things come to those who wait.
First of all, we would like to thank you for this opportunity. We live in a small rural town called Santo Domingo, in Maipú.
We are a total of eight kids from 4th, 5th and 6th grade and we make up a multi-grade class. Our parents and grandparents, along with their tales and experiences, have got us to love this place and its traditions. They and the school have been the ones to plant a seed on us that makes us dream about being veterinarians, filmmakers, criminologists, police officers or rural workers.
(Escuela Secundaria con orientación en Arte)
Isidro Casanova – La Matanza, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Every year the students develop approximately 30 short films. We think it is crucial for community education to give audio- visual literacy a prominent place so we can have a leading role when it comes to our speech and the construction of meaning from a criti- cal perspective, questioning social representations that stigmatize us and are constantly reproduced in social media.
As a communitarian cinema filmmaker, she collaborates with and takes part in several projects in slums. She also took part in Diálogos de cine, an online course by Cine Mundo Chico. She is a member of the Comisión de Infancias at Signis Argentina. And part of the Foro Audiovisual Bonaerense, where she centers on Audiovisual Accessibility perspective. She is a production assistant and art direction assistant for the short film Mal de ojos (2021), in edition stage.
He is a filmmaker, a teacher and a researcher in cinema and audiovisual media. In 1993 he finished his first documentary film, Un largo 2 de abril. His extensive filmography includes the short documentary Vivir al margen (1996) and Piazzolla, íntimo y universal (2012), a medium-lenght film produced by the Piazzolla and the OSDE Foundation. El camino del padre Varetto (2019) and La tumba redimida (2019) are his most recent films. His work has achieved local, national and international recognition.
he is a Language and Literature secondary, high and special education teacher specialized in Education, Languages and Media from UNSAM. She collaborated with several publications. She is a member of the Signis Argentina executive committee and has been a juror at different festivals, such as: FICDH, Nueva Mirada, Divercine, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Pantalla Pinamar, Cine Migrante, Hacelo Corto and BAFICI. She has also been part of the Coordination Team for the Cine Mundo Chico project by Signis Argentina since 2012.
The IMD is honored to pay homage to the fellow companion Edgardo “Pipo” Bechara El Khoury during the presentation of the RAFMA Award in this 19th edition of the FICDH. Next to Pipo, we have shared the twists and turns of the festival labor, with its passionate challenges and its relentless struggles. The intensity, commitment and trickster humour he brought to every project planted a fertile cinema seed we shall keep watering. In this edition, specially dedicated to migrant roots, we would like to remember him for his invaluable contribution to social cinema as a bridge connecting worlds. Farewell, Pipo!
He has a degree in Filmmaking and has worked in the audiovisual direction area for different companies, such as Lacsa, SerTV, Lagarto Cine and Concreto Films. He has made fictional and documental short films and has founded, along Carlos Dorna and José Sepúlveda, the production and distribution company Línea Sur Cine. The latter is where Línea Sur originated, a cinema workshop that has become an incubator for new filmmakers.
He has an Arts degree from the Philosophy and Language and Literature Faculty, UBA. He is a teacher at UNTREF and the Director of EPA CINE, El Palomar International Independent Film Festival. He is the Programmer of Espacio INCAA El Palomar Cine Teatro Helios, Cineclub Helios and of the cinema seasons organized by the Asociación Cultural Toscana. He also runs workshops that seek to educate the audience and has collaborated with numerous cinema magazines.
He has been the Director of FIDBA, International Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires since 2012. He collaborates as programmer or part of the programming area in several festivals, such as Construir Cine, Pergamino Cine y SANFICI, in Santander, Colombia. He is a founding member of Observatorio, the first Ibero-American documentary cinema school, founded in 2002, And a Director of the Audiovisual Creation and Social Communication courses at Universidad Metropolitana, UMET.