- Feature Films Official Competition
- Short and Medium-Length Films Official Competition
- Documentary Films Official Competition
- RAFMA Jury
- SIGNIS Jury
International Feature Films Official Competition
Paloma Andrés Urrutia
She’s a psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of international development and sustainability as an entrepreneurship and social and strategic consultant on projects for private companies, NGOs, public institutions and multilateral development agencies. She is the founder of projects based in Nicaragua such as the FUNCIONA Foundation, the Corazón Contento comprehensive development center for people with disabilities living in extreme poverty and an audiovisual production company.
She’s an audiovisual content general producer, a documentarist and a photographer. Her commitment to the feminist cause materializes through the foundation of the collective of women working on audiovisual media MUA, where she’s the vice-president and coordinator of collective projects. She’s currently working on the script of a documentary about food sovereignty and on the editing of another one on women’s sexual and reproductive rights.
She’s a political scientist and an environmental activist specialized on international relations and regenerative development. Even though she started working at ONGs and afterwards, at the public service, she never lost sight of her object of study: the protection of nature and the fight against the climate and ecological crisis. She is the co-founder of Rebelión o Extinción Argentina (Rebellion or Extinction Argentina) and a professor in Political Ecology. She was a speaker at TEDx Río de la Plata.
International Short and Medium-Length Films Official Competition
I’m 19 and I’m a militant social ecologist at JOCA, Jóvenes por el Clima (Youth for Climate Argentina). I’m the author of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Project passed on the Argentine Senate on July 17, 2019. I represented Argentina at the United Nations Youth Climate Summit. Currently, I work on the political construction of Jóvenes por el Clima as a grassroots and Latinoamericanist organization.
I am an actress with a degree in Drama, recently graduated from Universidad Nacional de las Artes (U.N.A). I work on theater and cinema, as well as in artistic photography. I’m currently venturing into audiovisual media. I am thankful I can be part of the Young Jury of such a deeply transforming film festival as FINCA.
Ashly Asmat Alvarado
I live in Rodrigo Bueno slum. I worked in the film Un crimen en común and I am part of the Latin American social movement “La Poderosa”* communication team, where I take photographs in various events.
My name is Agustín but ever since I was a kid I have been called “Cabe”. Six years ago I held a camera for the first time when I started the photography workshop “Ni un Pibe Menos” (Not One Kid Less) photography workshop by “La Poderosa”* in Barrio Fátima slum. Since 2016, I have been part of the audiovisual area of La Garganta Poderosa cooperative. In 2017 I started the course to become a community recreational leader. I like it very much because we work with kids and they learn through play.
* “La Poderosa” was born 15 years ago in Villa Zavaleta. Today, it comprises 114 Assemblies based in every corner of Latin America. It encourages participation of marginalized neighborhoods, both culturally and politically. A Latin American movement, named after “Che”’s motorbike and guided by the Cuban example.
Latin-American Documentary Films Official Competition
She holds a PhD. in Communication and Semiotics from PUC – SP and a master’s in Environmental Engineering from Unicamp. She works for Sesc Santos as a programmer and organizer of performances, exhibitions, concerts, training and other cultural and art activities, especially film and literature. Her PhD thesis revolved around environmental film in Latin America.
He is the founder and President of Eco House, one of the socio-environmental organizations with the most volunteers in Argentina ecohouse.org.ar, and co-founder of Alianza x el Clima Argentina alianzaxelclima.org. Recently, he was recognized by the Buenos Aires Legislature as prominent personality of the City of Buenos Aires and selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World by the Junior Chamber International.
She was born in Brazil and moved to Argentina during her childhood. She is a cinema, theater and television actress (En terapia, Abrir puertas y ventanas, Lulú, Dromomanos, Eva no duerme, La sangre brota). Among her last projects is Clorofila, an educational series (Canal Encuentro) where she starts fictional tales thanks to which we get to know the diversity and complexity of the flora of Argentina, fostering the protection of and respect for nature.
He studied cinema and television in Córdoba and Guadalajara. He worked as a director, producer, animator, documentarist and photographer. His shorts where selected and awarded all over the world. He is a programmer at Cineminuto Cordoba and jury in other festivals. Currently, he is studying Tourism and specializes in sustainability.
Silvia Gabriela Romero
She studied Literature and Language at UBA. She is an editor and a chronicle writer at the international cinema and festivals webpage www.primordiales.com.ar. She is a director, a producer and the programmer of 16th Buenos Aires Unusual Film Festival. She carried out programming tasks on unusual cinema for the television channel Ciudad Abierta and took part in several radio shows as an expert journalist. She was also a correspondent for Godard! magazine.
She is a general producer. In 2009, she created the communications and public relations consulting area of the production company Cacique, Córdoba. She works as a producer of audiovisual content for cinema, tv and advertisement. She worked as an executive producer in the film TRES D, by Rosendo Ruiz. Since 2011, along with Eduardo Leyrado, she is the producer of the Cosquín International Independent Film Festival which, in 2020, will celebrate its 10th edition.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Public relations from Houston Women’s Institute (Texas, USA). She is a film critic with a diploma in Argentine Culture (Universidad Austral) and a film critic and collaborator of the Sembrar Valores magazine. She organizes seminars, pan discussions, film columns and radio series. She worked as a consultant at the Culture and Education Committee of the Argentine Senate.
Nicolás Luis Fabiani
He is a professor of Literature and Language from UNLP, MAS in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies and in Art History from Poitiers University (France) and MAS in Philosophy, Ethics and Politics from Barcelona University (Spain). He currently works as a professor of Culture History I and II at Universidad Atlántida Argentina. He is the President of IECE, Instituto de Estudios Culturales y Estéticos and Director of the IECE Revista Digital magazine.
He is a filmmaker, teacher and audiovisual researcher. Among his works are documentaries as Un largo 2 de abril, Piazzolla, íntimo y universal, the animated short film Campaña por la Paz and the feature film El camino del Padre Varetto. He is a member of the No me olvides Foundation, SIGNIS Argentina and IECE, Instituto de Estudios Culturales y Estéticos.