(Montevideo, Uruguay, 1974)
Journalist, film critic and teacher. Since 2009, she has been the director of the Uruguayan International Film Festival, organized by Cinemateca Uruguaya, which this year celebrates its 41st edition.
She has also been a programmer for the Punta del Este Film Festival, the Llamale H Festival and Cine a Pedal. In Spain, she programmes for the Cineuropa Festival in Galicia and the Malaga Film Festival. She has participated as a jury in numerous international film festivals such as the Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Mar del Plata or Viennale. She is a translator and teacher and collaborates as a cultural journalist and film critic in various written medias, mainly the newspaper La Diaria and the weekly Brecha.
César Troncoso is a Uruguayan filmmaker, theater and television actor active since the 90s. He's participated in more than 30 plays -including Fate of Two or Three Things, Frozen, Cruel Checkers and The Grönholm Method. In 2003 he made his first cinematographic work, the film El viaje hacia el mar. Since then he has participated in more than 30 films and series, in 5 different countries, including The Pope's Bath, Clandestine Childhood, O Seller of Dreams, The Night of 12 Years and Iosi, the Repentant Spy. He has received recognition for his work and career at various international festivals.
Gastón Solnicki is an Argentine director and producer, born in 1978. He studied at the International Center of Photography and earned a BA in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts - NYU. He directed Süden his first film in 2008. His second feature film Papirosen premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2011, won the Best Film Award at BAFICI and was released in the United States. Solnicki's third film, Kékszakállú (2016), won the FIPRESCI for Best Film at Venice Film Festival. It was later screened at TIFF, NYFF and Viennale. Kékszakállú was selected by the renowned magazine Artforum as one of the ten best films of 2016. In 2018, he directed and produced Introduzione all’Oscuro, which premiered at Venice 75'. His films have recently been acquired by MoMA.