Director • Madrid, Spain
Filmmaker, cinephile and manager of audiovisual projects. She studied Cinema and Television in Córdoba (Argentina) and, after finishing her career, she moved to Buenos Aires and lived there for eight years. In that city, she ventured into documentaries with the director Alejandro Fernández Mouján. Between 2011 and 2015 she was Delegate Producer in Encuentro Channel, an individual and team task that gave her the chance to shape and follow more than 35 series of cultural, socio-political and human rights content. Maria was also the Programmer in the 3rd and 4th edition of the International Documentary Festival Acampadoc in Panamá, General Manager of the LatinArab Festival in Buenos Aires, Programming Assistant in FiSahara and Producer, together with the Panamanian director Abner Benaim. Since 2016, she has moved to Spain and there she decided to create Kino Rebelde to focus on non-fiction audiovisual narratives.LAILA SAPOLLNIK
Producer Manager • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Filmmaker, producer and cultural manager. Laila studied Audiovisual Communication in Buenos Aires. During four years, she was part of the Argentinian Cinema Production team in the BAFICI and she was also part of the Vancouver International Festival, RIDM Montréal, DOCS Barcelona y Barcelona Visual Sound. Laila lived in Chile for four years, working in the production and management company Gestus, where she was in charge of the program of Cultural Extension in Public Libraries of the DIBAM, at national and regional level, and she was also part of several different projects for the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes. Laila is the director of the MICC - Muestra Iberoamericana de Cortometrajes- a project that since 2013 has been shown in an itinerant way in Barcelona, Madrid, Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Santiago de Chile, Lima and Arequipa. In 2016 Laila joins Kino Rebelde from Buenos Aires, to manage the development and broadcasting of documentary projects.