Júlio Bressane (President)
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1946, Júlio Bressane is one of the main representatives of the Brazilian Cinema Marginal and one of the leaders of its independent industry. In 1967, he directed Face to Face, followed by such films as Cuidado, Madame (1970), A Família do Barulho (1970), Tabu (1982), and Brás Cubas (1985). In 2001 he received the Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award at the Venice International Film Festival for Days of Nietzsche in Turin. In 2003, A Love Movie was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes. Cleópatra (2007) won six awards including Best Film at the Brasilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, The Herb of the Rat (2008), co-directed with Rosa Dias, was selected for the Orizzonti section in Venice and Educação Sentimental (2013) was selected for the Concorso internazionale at the Festival del film Locarno.