Aline Portugal is director, scriptwriter and partner at Mirada Filmes. Aracati, her first feature film, was premiered at IDFA Competition 2015 and awarded in BAL, Buenos Aires Lab for WIP, in BAFICI 2015. She directed, scripted and produced the short films Phryne (Critics Award – 16o Festival Luso Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, 16o Tiradentes Film Festival, Rio Intl Film Festival 2013), Study for the wind (São Paulo Intl Film Festival, Montevideo Intl Film Festival), Symphony (Rio de Janeiro Int Short Film Festival, Al Jazeera Inter Documentary Film Festival). She was script supervisor of Kill me please, by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Venice Film Festival) and colaborated on the script of The City Where I Grow Old, by Marilia Rocha (Tiger Competition on Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival). She is now writing the scripts of the features Coiote, by Sergio Borges (selected by many labs as Br Lab and Tres Puertos); and Royal Court, by Julia De Simone (treatment selected by Hubert Bals Fund, from Int. Film Festival Rotterdam). She is coordinator of the Screenwriting Course from International Film Academy, and is finishing her master in Cinema and Audiovisual Studies in Federal Fluminense University.
Julia De Simone is a filmmaker and partner of Mirada Filmes. She has a Master’s degree in "Creative Documentary" from Observatório de Cine in Barcelona, and directed her first documentary feature "Bildungsroman", theatrical premiered in Brazil, 2012. “Aracati”, her second feature documentary, was premiered at IDFA’s Competition 2015 and it was awarded in BAL, Buenos Aires Lab for WIP, in BAFICI 2015. Directed, wrote and produced the short-films "The Harbor" (Tiger Rotterdam, Ficunam, Media City), "Study for the wind" (Santa Maria Film Festival, São Paulo Int Film Festival), "Symphony" (Rio de Janeiro Int Short Film Festival, Al Jazeera Inter Documentary Film Festival) and "Enchantment" (Documenta Madrid). At the moment, she is developing her first fiction feature "Royal Court", supported by FSA, ICA, Hubert Bals Fund, World Cinema Fund, RTP.
Marcelo Grabowsky is director and partner of Mirada Filmes. His first feature film, "Witness 4", was screened at the III Semana dos Realizadores (2011), and achieved the award for Best Direction. Marcelo was co-director of the feature film "Bildungsroman" (2011), by Julia De Simone and of the short film "If It Wasn't for Onofre…" (2008), by Erika Mader. He was assistant director of the fiction feature films "The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell" by Sérgio Machado and "Southwest" by Eduardo Nunes. He also works as casting coach and cast producer for fiction films.