Filmambiente Voices

In the midst of this unique period, so full of uncertainties that we are going through, collectively, across the planet, we at Filmambiente proposed a reflection on the experience of social isolation/quarantine – and also on what we can expect / desire for the future.

We know that the world will no longer be exactly the same when this pandemic is over, but how will it be?

We invited directors, producers, speakers, jurors and partners who have participated in previous editions of Filmambiente to share their reflections here, in the hope that these thoughts, considerations and desires will somehow illuminate the construction of our future.

Ethem Ozguven

Recebeu Filmambiente Como Júri Em 2017

Documentary maker and video artist involved in ecological and human rights issues since the early 1990s. Coordinator of BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary.

Fredrik Gertten

Filmambiente 2013 – Diretor/Director Doc Os Chefões Piraram | Big Boys Gone Bananas

Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish film director and producer known for Push (2019), Bikes X Cars (2015), Big Boys Gone Bananas (2011) Bananas (2009) the recent Jozy Gold (2020) any many others.

Edgar Duvivier

Filmambiente 2015 Jurado/Juror

Painter, sculptor and musician, winner of a Kikito of best soundtrack at Gramado FF 2009, for Stelinha, by Miguel Faria Jr. His sculptures are displayed in public spaces all over the city. He has taken part in exhibitions all over the world.

Petra Holzer

Hosted Filmambiente As A Juror In 2017

Researcher and documentary maker involved in civil society issues and ecological themes. Director of BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary (Turkey).

Pedro Piñeiro Fuente

Hosted Filmambiente As A Juror In 2017

Creator and director of Ecozine Film Festival (Zaragoza, Spain) – wrote and produced “Nuclear Requien” (2012) and is the programmer of the DivulgAcción project since 2012.

George Gage

Filmambiente 2014 – Diretor / Director Doc Bidder 70

George Gage started his career in the advertising business in New York City, and became a VP and Creative Group Head at 28, and over the span of the next 20 years won over 200 advertising awards. For the last 25 years George has been Co-Directing Documentary Films with his wife Beth Gage. Their most recent feature documentaries are BIDDER 70 and A Home Called Nebraska.

Barbara Veiga

Filmambiente 2012 Jurada/Juror | Parceira Permanente/Permanent Contributor

Photographer, documentary filmmaker, reporter, sailor, activist and author of the book “Sete Anos em Sete Mares”, where she tells in first person her journey through more than 80 countries, and many seas, in defense of the environment. Founder of the NGO League of Women for the Oceans.

Carol Sá

Filmambiente 2014 – 2015 Palestrante/Panelist

Graduated in biology and Gastronomy, she was a leader of the Slow Food Movement Rio – Zona Norte, where she coordinated Disk Xepa, which raises awareness on the issue of food waste. Currently living in France.

Mario Branquinho

Filmambiente 2013, 2018 Jurado/Juror | Filmambiente 2014 Responsável Por/Responsible For Mostra CineEco

Graduated in Social Sciences with a Master degree in Animation Arts. He is the responsible and programmer for the Municipal House of Culture of Seia, where he is the director CineEco – the only environmental film festival in Portugal.

Harold Crooks

Filmambiente 2018 Jurado/Juror | Filmambiente 2012 Diretor/Director Sobrevivendo O Progresso/Surviving Progress

Harold Crooks is a documentary writer-director, known for among others: The Price We Pay (2014), Surviving Progress (2011), Bhopal: The Search For Justice (2004) and The Corporation (2003).

Peter Brown

Filmambiente 2012 Jurado/Juror | Diretor/Director Confissões De Um Eco-Terrorista/Confessions Of An Eco-Terrorist

Peter Jay Brown is a director and cinematographer, who specializes in real life stories, cultural adventures, LIVE events, and big sexy animals that can eat you! His 40+ years of experience producing shows such as Real People, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous cable programs have given him a unique insight into the storytelling arts both in and out of the studio. Best known recently on TV for his stint on Animal Planet’s hit show, Whale Wars, Brown has been active in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for over 40 years, and has released a feature length documentary based on his experiences, entitled “Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist”.

Paula Saldanha

Filmambiente 2014 Painel Meio Ambiente: Evolução Temática E De Abordagem Nos Últimos 20 Anos / Panel: Environment: Themes And Approach Evolution For The Last 20 Years.

Journalist and writer, she has documented Brazil and its people for four decades, on TV shows, videos, and books. In 1979, she created the first TV Show on the environment on Brazilian TV, the Globinho Reporter. For the last twenty years she directed the TV show Expeditions, co-produced by her production company RW Cine and TV Brasil. Paula is president of the Institute Paula Saldanha, dedicated to environmental and cultural projects.

Rafael Nogueira Costa

Filmambiente 2016 Diretor/Director Curta/Short Rainha Do Lagomar

Biologist and a documentary filmmaker, Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, at the Biodiversity and Sustainability Institute in the Macaé campus. He guides scientific research on the interface between cinema and education in the Post Grad Program on Environmental Sciences and Conservation at UFRJ.

Ricardo Gomes

Filmambiente 2016, 2018 And 2019 – Director Of Baia Urbana And Mar Urbano

Tiago Carvalho

Filmambiente 2015 Co-Diretor Filme Gerais, Melhor Curta | Co-Directed Gerais, Best Short Film