The Right Cut

Juries

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He has more than 30 years in advertising, sharing the last 18 years with teaching in the areas of Direction, Theory of Editing and Film Analysis. He was director and founder of the National Film School in Caracas, Venezuela. He has founded and is Director of the CED, Center for Digital Studies in Córdoba, Argentina.

As director of advertising cinema, he has obtained prizes, among which are the Lyon D’Argent, the Gold Medal of the New York Film Festival and the Best Commercial and Best Campaign at the Miami Film Festival. He has produced more than a thousand promotional pieces for various markets, among which are: Argentina, the United States, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

In addition, he was a jury in the previous edition of The Right Cut 2019.

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Maru Morón, Venezuelan director and screenwriter currently residing in Mexico City. She has directed pieces for brands such as L’Oreal, Coca Cola, Banco Azteca, the Az Mundo channel, Nivea, TAM Airlines, Kellogs, Google and Nickelodeon. Her documentary and fictional work was deserving of several recognizable in which she stands out: Victory Awards 2015 as Emerging Leader, an award received in the city of Washington, USA; doubly winner of the Caracas Filminuto documentary short film contest on the Venezuelan situation; Best Short Film and Best Direction, at The Right Cut Festival, sponsored by the NGO Un Mundo Sin Mordaza and Harvard University. As well as having received the statuette as Political Innovation of 2016 at the Victory Awards. La Tumba, her first fiction short film, was also an official selection at the NYC Indie Film Festival 2016 and won 3rd place for best short film at the TMFF in London in December 2015. It was juried in the previous edition of The Right Cut 2019. Maru currently works as a freelance director as well as a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

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Arturo Islas Allende is a Mexican lecturer, host of TV Azteca’s “Indomable por Naturaleza” program, actor, producer, businessman and environmentalist. Awarded the oldest award for environmental activism in the world “The Golden Sun”by the creators of the FICMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT, which year after year has awarded different environmental activists from around the world. Throughout his career, he has worked as an actor and producer of content related to the environment, working for Discovery Channel, Netflix, Televisa, among others.

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Eugenio Gómez Borrero is a Colombian writer, teacher and director. Graduated in Dramatic Art from the Universidad del Valle, with a Specialization in Dramaturgy from the University of Antioquia. He is the author of theatrical works such as: “Hotel Cinco Estrellas” (2009), “Canchimalo El Guerrero Marimba” (2010), “Amangualados: the execution of Manuela Saturio Valencia” (2010), “Six characters in search of good fortune” ( 2014), among others. As an audiovisual producer, he has directed the documentaries “Entre santos y cucuruchos” (2012), “Umbilical Circus” (2013) and “Pregón de manglar” (2015) and the fiction short film “María de los Esteros” (2018) winner of 21 national and international awards. Among them Best Short Film for Human Rights and Democracy, awarded by the French Embassy in Venezuela, in the second edition of The Right Cut 2019. His most recent film is the 2D animation short film El Libertario, winner of the award for best Latin American short film at the AJAYU International Animation Festival 2019 and the Jorge Isaacs Award 2019 in the Audiovisual Creation category.  He is currently director and screenwriter of CINESPINA.

Patricia Ortega is a Venezuelan film director born in 1977. She has won multiple awards, particularly for her 2018 film. Being impossible.

Ortega studied at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba, specializing in Film Direction. After creating a few short films, Ortega became president of the Venezuelan independent production company Mandragora Films in 2009. In the following ten years, she made ten fictional and documentary short films with the company; In 2013 she directed her first feature film, El Regreso (English: The Return), which had a wide commercial release in theaters throughout Venezuela. She won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the Venezuelan Film Festival in June 2019 for Being Impossible.

In 2019, she began developing her third feature film, Mamacruz, and was a member of the jury for the previous edition of The Right Cut 2019.

Lorena Soberanes is Gestalt Psychotherapist, university professor and didactic adviser at Gestalt University, complements her practice with approaches such as Dance Therapy, Art Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Body Processes.

She has a Master’s Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Thanatology and Bioenergetics, studied a Bachelor’s in Humanist Psychology at the Gestalt University of America, and has carried out various studies at the diploma level, as well as courses and workshops.

Head of the subjects of Creativity, Group Management and Supervision of clinical cases in the Master in Gestalt Psychotherapy, and as a Didactic Advisor she has extensive experience in the training of therapists.

Creator and founder of Talos Philosophy, a project that seeks to offer a space where people manage to resolve different conflictive situations such as low self-esteem, improve their self-image and self-concept, as well as develop healthy relationships.

She worked for 10 years at the Gestalt University of America as Director of different areas (Postgraduate, Academic and School Services) and additionally collaborated in the training and integration of the Human Resources of said institution.

She has more than 10 years of experience in private practice, specializing in issues of gender violence, and different disorders such as Anxiety, Depression and Borderline personality.

Venezuelan actress and singer. Bachelor of Social Communication graduated from the Central University of Venezuela. During her student days she was a producer and announcer on La Mega 107.3 FM on the Unión Radio Circuit. Upon obtaining the professional title, she decided to resume her training as an actress and dedicate herself fully to the Performing Arts. Since then, she has played various characters in theater, cinema and television in Venezuela, among which the play “Adulterios” by Woody Allen, the soap opera “Anyway Rosas” by Venevisión and the film “Papita, maní tostón” by the Director. Luis Carlos Hueck; romantic comedy that became the highest grossing feature film in the history of the country’s cinema.

Currently lives in Bogotá. City where she settled after leaving Venezuela and where she has also had the opportunity to interpret stellar roles in international series such as “El Chapo”, “Bolívar”, “False identity” and “Pa’Quererte”, the television project that is filming these days and that has meant the immense affection of the audience in the neighboring country.

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