We are glad to announce our Official Jury
Head of the Jury
Caco Souza started as director and producer of the feature film “400 contra 1 – a história do Comando Vermelho”, released in 2010 and watched for over 150 thousand people in movie theaters. Directed his second feature, the comedy Solteira Quase Surtando.
Graduated in 1987 in Advertising and Marketing in São Paulo, he started working as director and director of photography in many commercial and institutional videos. In the 90s he had his first experiences with auteur films, directing documentaries and shorts.
In his well-established career as a documentary filmmaker, he directed Eliane (2002), Amor é Um Lugar Vazio (2001), Tereza (1992) and Clones, Bárbaros, Replicantes (1994). Directed the photography of the short Zagati (2001) and also directed and photographed the documentaries Resistir (2006) and Senhora Liberdade (2004).
Currently, Caco directs advertising films by the São Paulo producer Companhia de Cinema, in television he’s been directing episodes of TV series.
Ascend Enterteinment Founder, Talent Manager
Dani Suzuki is an actress, presenter and director. She graduated in Industrial Design from PUC Rio and in Classical Ballet at the Municipal Theater of RJ. She studied directing and acting at the NY Film Academy (NY-LA), participated in the “Shakespeare Globe” Workshop with Yolanda Vazquez and acting Workshops with Camila Amado, Fátima Toledo and Tizuca Yamazaki. For 20 years she has been working in movies, novels and theater. She made her debut as an actress in the movies, in the English long film “Woman on Top” in 1998. Over 18 years, she worked for Rede Globo in more than 15 novels, presented pictures in TV shows like “The Voice Brasil” and present many important music festivals. In the Multishow channel, for 13 years she has been in charge of 10 programs, interviewed more than 150 urban tribes for the “Tribos” program, traveled the world living with different peoples and cultures in the reality show “Pé no Chão”, and commanded weekly programs, daily and auditorium. In the movies she appeared in feature films such as: “Malu de Bicicleta”, “O Guerreiro Didi e a Ninja Lili” and “Os Normais 2”, in which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for the Brazilian Cinema Great Award. She made her debut in 2015 as a screenwriter and short film director. Her last film “Pulso” was nominated and awarded in several festivals, among them the International Festival of “Mar del Plata”. Danni Suzuki has already starred in major advertising campaigns from well-known brands. A social activist, she has developed her own project with children since 2001. She was the godmother of the National Breastfeeding and Health Campaign, and now she is the ambassador in Brazil of the American NGO Waves for Water.
Marcio is a professional with over 15 years of experience in international TV Distribution and in the Licensing industry in the Latin American region. Marcio currently is working at ENTERTAINMENT ONE as a Sales Director for Latin America.
Previously he held executive positions at NBC Universal, The Latin Grammy Awards, Viacom and MGM.
SVP International Distribution at Sony Pictures Releasing International