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Committees

selection committee

The Selection Committee is comprised of representatives of the film industry and fund partner organizations, and will choose a winner from the five finalist projects.

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Marcos Nisti

Marcos is a social entrepreneur and TV/film producer, holds a Law degree and MBA in Public Sector Economics from FIPE/USP, and pioneered the concept of free trade in Brazil as co-creator of the Project Earth brand. In addition to serving as CEO of the Alana Institute, he sits on the board of Greenpeace, GIFE, and Athletes for Brazil. In 2008, he co-founded Maria Farinha Films (“Target Market: Kids”, “Way Beyond Weight”, “Drops of Joy”, and “The Beginning of Life”). He has also helped to create, produce, and launch other projects, such as the VIDEOCAMP platform, Believe.Earth movement, and Flow distributor of impactful films.

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Yvonne Welbon

Yvonne Welbon is Senior Creative Consultant at Chicken & Egg Pictures. She is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Chicago-based non-profit Sisters in Cinema. She has produced and distributed over 20 films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100, winner of ten best documentary awards and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her work has been broadcast internationally and screened in over one hundred film festivals around the world. Raised in an Afro-Latinx Honduran household on the South side of Chicago, Welbon received a B.A from Vassar College, a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

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Raul Niño Zambrano

Raul Niño Zambrano (the Netherlands) works since 2008 at the Program Department of IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. His expertise relates in particular to Latin American documentaries and shorts for what he has been invited to many festivals and events as a jury or tutor. He is also one of the curators of IDFA’s First Appearance Competition as well as the Student Documentary Competition. Other fields of interest include data visualization and multimodal metaphor.

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Cecilie Bolvinkel

Cecilie holds a Masters Degree in Film Studies from the University of Copenhagen with additional studies in Arts and Culture, and before joining EDN she worked as a festival coordinator for shorts & documentaries at the Danish Film Institute. Within EDN Cecilie is responsible for overall partnership coordination, fund applications and reports. Furthermore she produces several events and workshops for EDN and manages EDNs involvement in the pan-European distribution network Moving Docs. Among the workshop programmes she manages are the Nordic co-production workshop Twelve for the Future, and the Asian - European training programme Crossing Borders done in collaboration with Documentary Campus, Germany and different partners in Asia. Cecilie is also the editor of EDN Member of the Month and of the EDN Financing Guide. Cecilie is based in and working out of Berlin where she, besides her work for EDN, also runs The Berlin Documentary Film Club - a monthly documentary screening and networking event.

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Paola Castillo

Paola Castillo (Chile). Director and producer of documentary films. She is one of the most prominent producers in her country, with award-winning documentaries such as Allende, my grandfather Allende, winner of Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, El Salvavidas, El Gran Circo Pobre de Timoteo, and 74 m2 among others. Executive Director of Chiledoc, organization responsible for promoting the distribution of Chilean documentaries at local and international level. Paola is one of the most prominent filmmakers in Chile, having produced movies such as Marcia Tambutti’s “Allende, My Grandfather Allende”, winner of Best Documentary at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; Maite Alberdi’s “El Salvavidas”, winner of the FICValdivia 2011 Audience Award; and “74 m2”, among others. She has herself directed documentaries and fictional short films that have received awards at various national and international festivals, and teaches courses on Cinema and TV at the University of Chile and on audiovisual direction at the Catholic University of Chile. She has served on the jury for several national and international festivals, including It's All True, FICValdivia, DokLeipzig, and the Lima International Film Festival. She is also the Executive Director of Chiledoc, a platform that aims to improve the dissemination and distribution of Chilean documentaries.

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Rosangela Berman Bieler

Rosangela, originally from Brazil, is senior advisor on children with disabilities at UNICEF, and head of the organization's Disability sector. A quadriplegic since she was 18, she has advocated for disability rights for over 40 years. A resident of the U.S. since 1995, Ms. Bieler has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, IADB and other international organizations. Among other associations, Ms. Bieler founded the Inter-American Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development, created in the late 90's to promote social-economic and political inclusion in Latin America and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and Asia. IIDI played a key role on the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

technical committee

The Technical Committee is made up of experienced specialists who will select the proposals to be sent to the Selection Committee. They will look for projects that promote a realistic, dignified, and human rights-based representation of people with and without disabilities, and they may also assist in later development of the winning project.

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Andrew Boys

Andrew Boys has been the director of Down Syndrome International since the launch of the DSi secretariat in 2009, working to establish a global membership network in 140 countries, promoting the inherent right of people with Down syndrome to be accepted and included as valued and equal members of their communities. For the last 8 years, Andrew has led DSi’s World Down Syndrome Day campaign, including the global sharing website, WDSD global video event and the successful WDSD Conferences. Andrew established DSi’s “Reach Out” outreach training programs to enable people with Down syndrome facing limited life opportunities, their families and those who live and work with them, to access expert advice and support, with successful projects taking place in Tajikistan, Oman, India, Rwanda and Peru. Andrew’s younger brother Alex is a motivated, independent young man… he also has Down syndrome.

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Carla Biancha Angelucci

She is a graduate professor of Educational Philosophy and Educational Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP) School of Education, and also teaches Sociology of Education and Special Education to undergraduate students. She supervises postgraduate research on ​​Special Education, inequality and difference, and, as a member of a Special Education Policy research group, coordinates the study of resistance to social exclusion within schools. Her degrees from USP include an undergraduate degree in Psychology (1997); a Master's degree in School Psychology and Human Development (2002); and a PhD in Social Psychology (2009). Her research centers around overcoming prejudice to make education accessible for all, defending the right to education held by children with physical and psychological disabilities, special education public policy, and the medicalization of education. She also has 16 years of experience as a Winnicottian psychoanalyst.

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Fernanda Guilardi Sodelli

Fernanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of São Paulo (1996), a master's degree in Developmental Disorders from Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2012), and a specialization in "AIDS: Prevention and Care Programs" from SUNY / Family Health International / USAID (1997). She coordinated the Pipa Project (Apta / UNESCO), winner of the AIDS Brazil Social Responsibility Award, which provides sex education to people with intellectual disabilities. She has worked with intellectually disabled children and adults since 1996, and co-authored a study for the São Paulo Municipal Health Department on “People with Disabilities and HIV/AIDS: Intersections and Perspectives" (2007). She is also the author of a book called "Intellectual Disability and Sexuality: A Guide" (Mara Gabrilli Institute, 2013).

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Italo Dutra

Since 2016, Italo has served as Head of Education at the Brazilian branch of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He holds a PhD in Computing Technology in Education from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), a teaching degree in Mathematics from the Federal University of Rio Grande, and a master’s degree in Mathematics from UFRGS. His research focuses mainly on primary education and the use of new technologies to enhance learning. He previously worked for the Ministry of Education’s Basic Education Secretariat as primary education coordinator and director of the Board of Curricula and Holistic Education. He also taught at the UFRGS Application School, and currently contributes to research at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.

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Marcio Hollosi

Marcio is a professor at the São Paulo Federal University (UNIFESP), and is himself deaf. His research interests include Brazilian Sign Language, deafness, special and inclusive education, social inclusion, teacher training, and bilingual education for the deaf. He holds a PhD in Education and Health from UNIFESP, as well as a master’s degree in Education and Health (Social Inclusion) from UNIBAN-SP, and a specialization from São Luís de Jaboticabal College in special and inclusive education with a focus on hearing impairment. He received a certification in Brazilian Sign Language from Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC). At UNIFESP, he coordinates the Study and Research Group on Deaf Identity and Culture, and conducts CNPQ-approved research on the use of children’s literature to teach Brazilian Sign Language to deaf students in an inclusive way (Prolie-Libras).

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Maria Teresa Eglér Mantoan

Maria Teresa holds a master’s degree and PhD in Education from Campinas State University (UNICAMP), where she currently teaches graduate students and coordinates the Laboratory for Studies and Research on Teaching and Difference (LEPED). LEPED is dedicated to questions of inclusion at all educational levels, and is a pioneer in Brazil in advocating for the universal right to education. She has written numerous articles and books on inclusive education, and also participated in the working group that designed the Inclusive Education section of the National Special Education Policy (MEC-2008). She received the National Order of Merit for Education in recognition of her contributions to education in Brazil.

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Marta Gil

Marta is Executive Coordinator of the Amankay Institute for Studies and Research (www.amankay.org.br), an Ashoka fellow, and a consultant on Inclusion of People with Disabilities. She designed DISCOVERY, the first corporate game about inclusion, and served as a consultant for the online documentary series "The Future We Want – Decent Work and Inclusion of People with Disabilities" (ILO / Public Ministry of Labor). Marta also created the SESI SENAI Methodology for Inclusion Management in Industry, and sits on the Scientific Council of the APAE-SP Institute of Education and Research. She has also written several books, including "Paths of Inclusion – The Experience of Professional Training for People with Disabilities within SENAI-SP", and "Colors of Inclusion - SENAI MA", and edited "Inclusive Education: What Does It Have to Do With Teachers?", published by USP/Telefónica Foundation/Ashoka and winner of the Social Press Award.

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Thomas Hehir

Tom Hehir served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999. As director, he was responsible for federal leadership in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Hehir played a leading role in developing the Clinton administration's proposal for the 1997 reauthorization of the IDEA, 90 percent of which was adopted by Congress. In 1990, he was associate superintendent for the Chicago Public Schools, where he was responsible for special education services and student support services. An advocate for children with disabilities in the education system, he has written on special education, special education in the reform movement, due process, and least restrictive environment issues.