Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa and Clara Isabelle Linhart founded Gamarosa Filmes in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Main achievements include feature films "Gabriel and the Mountain," Cannes'17 and "Casa Grande," Rotterdam '14.
Bio: Fellipe Barbosa has an MFA in film at Columbia University. His short films
screened at Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, NYFF. In 2007, Fellipe was named
one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His feature
Laura won Best Documentary at the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival, and
then played at Hot Docs, Visions du Réel, Bafici, among others. His fiction debut
Casa Grande, supported by the Sundance Labs, premiered at the 2014
Rotterdam Tiger Competition and was selected at festivals such as San
Sebastián, London, Munich, Cairo and Havana, having won 13 awards, including
the Fipresci, French critics and audience awards at Toulouse’s Cinélatino, the
audience award in Rio de Janeiro and the critics’ in São Paulo. . Fellipe recently
wrapped his latest film, “Gabriel and the Mountain”, about the mysterious
disappearance of his childhood friend in Malawi. Coproduced by ARTE France
with aid from the CNC, the film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week,
where it won the Visionary Award by the official jury and the Distribution award
by the Gan Foundation.
Clara Linhart: Filmmaker/ Company Director
Bio: Clara Linhart has a bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences from PUC-Rio university and a postgraduate degree in Documentary Cinema from FGV-Rio University. Since 2001, she has been active in the Brazilian audiovisual field as a researcher, assistant director and producer. She started her directing career with the documentary film “O mundo de um filme” (“The World within a Film”). In 2010, she directed the short film “os sapos” (“the Frogs”). She also directed the short film “Luna e Cinara” in 2012. That same year, she won sponsorship from the municipal government of Rio de Janeiro to make the documentary short “Em Paz” (“At Peace”). ‘’La Manuela’’ is her first feature-length documentary.
Bio: Karen Sztajnberg's straddles many mediums pursuing her relentless fascination with how stories get doled out through text and images. She seeks to pull people out of passive viewership in video-art installations(Room Tone ’17, The Narrative of Inadequacy’ 12-17, Manifactotum’15), temper classical narrative storytelling’s elegance with deliberate cracks (Casa Grande '14, Variações'18 and Pears'15), and to document reality while firmly rooted in personal perspectives (What Do You Do? I Am Now In Greece'18, Laura’11, and En Route to Bahgdad,’05). Her prose work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Free State Review and other literary journals.