10th Anniversary Competition

Andrés Duprat is the Director of Visual Arts in the National Ministry of Culture in Buenos Aires. As a highly regarded art curator, he has presented hundreds of exhibitions in museums and art centres in Argentina and abroad, and written extensively on contemporary art. He won the Argentine Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Original Screenplay for El artista and El hombre de al lado, for which he also won the Argentine Academy Award. He wrote the screenplays for Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo, adapted from a story by Alberto Laiseca, and the documentary Civilización, on the renowned visual artist León Ferrari.

Roberto Fiesco was born in Madero, Tamaulipas. He is one of the most recognized Mexican producers of the last decade, having produced more than 40 films and gathered prestigious international awards. He produced several films by director Julián Hernández, including A Thousand Clouds of Peace and Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo, winners of the 2003 and 2009 Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. His latest production, Las razones del corazón, directed by Arturo Ripstein, premiered at the 2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival. Since 2009, he has hosted the radio show “Cinesecuencias” dedicated to Mexican cinema.

Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist extraordinaire based in Vancouver, BC. She is the Director of Programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and her short films have played in over ten countries. She is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), editor of Fist of the Spider Woman (2008) and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (2005). She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. In June 2012, she won the 2012 Dayne Ogilvie Prize from the Writers’ Trust of Canada.