Carlos Adriano is a film artist and independent scholar, with a PhD in Film (USP - University of São Paulo; Fapesp’s Fellowship [São Paulo Research Foundation]; 2008) and two Post-Doctorals, in Arts (PUC-SP - Pontifical Catholic University São Paulo; Fapesp’s Fellowship; 2014) and in Film (USP; Capes’s Fellowisp [Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel]; 2017). His work is the subject of a chapter of the book “The Sublimity of Document: cinema as diorama (avant-doc 2)” by Scott MacDonald (Oxford University Press, 2019). Retrospectives: Festival do Rio (2002); 56th Festival of Locarno (2003); Instituto Tomie Ohtake (films installed in projections, displays, loops; 2019). Films exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York) and in the Tate Modern (London), and shown at festivals in Bilbao, Bologna, Denver, Havana, Locarno, Madrid, Osnabrück, Paris, Philadelphia, Pordenone, Rotterdam, Toronto. His “sem título # 5 : A Rotina terá seu Enquanto” (2019) was awarded Best Short (24th It’s All True; São Paulo); his “sem título # 1 : Dance of Leitfossil” (2014) was awarded Best Film (Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival; Ulaanbaatar); his “A Voz e o Vazio: a Vez de Vassourinha” (1998) was awarded Best Documentary Short (36th Chicago Film Festival). Born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1966.
Mariana Nunes graduated in Theater Interpretation at the na Faculdade de Artes Dulcina de Moraes (Brasília-DF), studied acting for TV and cinema at Instituto del Cine (Madrid-SPA) and has a long career in cinema as an actor in films such as Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017 ), Pelé – The birth of a legend (Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist, 2017), São Jorge (Marco Martins, 2016), Overgod (Gabriel Mascaro, 2019), among many others .
Rafael de Luna Freire, Ph.D., is a Film Professor in the Film and Video Department and in the Film and Audiovisual Graduate Program at Federal Fluminense University (UFF), in Niterói, Brazil, where he is the Head of the Audiovisual Preservation University Laboratory (LUPA), the first film archive in Brazil dedicated to small-gauge film. Rafael has been active in the Film Preservation field for more than fifteen years. He was Head of Documentation at the Film Archive of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art (Cinemateca do MAM) and is a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservation (ABPA). Rafael coordinated the project of restoration of the feature film Antes, o verão, directed by Gerson Tavares in 1968, and he is the creator of the blog www.preservacaoaudiovisual.blogpost.com, the oldest website in Portuguese dedicated to film preservation. Finally, he was responsible for the local organization of the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A. at the New York University (MIAP-NYU), in Rio de Janeiro, in 2018.
As a film scholar, Rafael has published many books and articles on the history of Brazilian cinema.