What makes a film “queer”? The mere presence of a LGBTQIA+ character? Cultural references? The challenge to a heteronormative, white and cisgender film culture? In this roundtable, a chat on queer identity in film culture and its unfoldings.
Mediator: Marcio Miranda Perez, Mix Brasil Festival film programming coordinator.
André Antônio: One of founders of Surto & Deslumbramento collective. In 2015, his first feature film was released and screened in festivals such as Queer Lisboa, Göteborg, Mix Brasil and Rio Film Festival. His featurette “Vênus de Nyke” was premiered at the 2021 Valdivia Int’l Film Festival, in Chile. His second feature film screenplay, “Salomé”, has been selected by Laboratório Novas Histórias (New Stories Lab), a Sesc-SP screenwriting program, and GUIÕES Screenplay Festival (Portugal).
Cássio Kelm: EStudied direction at International School of Film and TV, in Cuba. Directed 15 shorts and a feature film, “Mothers of Derick”, screened as a competitor in the 2020 Mix Brasil Festival. A trans person non-binary, Haver Filmes manager.
Lara Duarte: Master’s student in Scene Arts at University of Campinas (Unicamp), holds a BA in Performing Arts at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and graduated in Dramaturgy by SP Drama School. Was a member of the Teatro Base – Research Group on the Actress Method and the Center of Experimental Performing Arts at Social Service of Industry (SESI-SP). Dramaturg and direction assistant of the play “Stabat Mater”, directed by Janaina Leite. Curator and organizer of the dramaturgy festival named Jornadas Heroicas Possíveis (Possible Heroic Journeys).
Victoria Negreiros: Victoria is from Bahia, graduated in Audiovisual by University of São Paulo (USP), works as a director and scriptwriter. “Como Respirar Fora D’água” (How to Breathe Out of Water) is her debut short film.