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Maria Clara Escobar in conversation



17 September 2020

Maria Clara Escobar in conversation

Maria Clara Escobar in conversation with BFMAF programmer Ana David introducing the film ‘Desterro’.

Maria Clara Escobar (1988, Brazil) is a filmmaker and poet based in São Paulo. She is a graduate from the School of Cinema Darcy Ribeiro and her documentary feature film The Days with Him (2013) was screened at IBAFF – Murcia International Film Festival (Spain), Directors Week (Brazil) and the International Festival of Nuevo Habana Latin American Cine (Cuba) and was awarded by Tiradentes (Brazil), DocLisboa (Portugal), and Cachoeira.Doc (Brazil). She co-wrote Found Memories (Julia Murat, 2011) which premiered at Venice Film Festival and won over 30 awards after participating in over 40 festivals. In 2019, Escobar released her first book of poems entitled “Medo, Medo, Medo”.

Ana David is a film programmer based in Berlin working between Germany, Portugal and the UK. She is a member of the shorts selection committee and industry manager at IndieLisboa, a member of the advisory board of the Berlinale Panorama, and associate programmer at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. In 2018 she programmed at the BFI London Film Festival with a special focus on documentaries. In the past she has held positions at Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, Lisbon Docs – International Financing and Co-production Forum, Festival Scope, and Queer Lisboa (2010-2015), the latter as co-director and programmer.