Meet the curators of Rio2C 2019

CARLA ESMERALDA

General Curator

Consulting specialist for cultural project and audiovisual program development. In 1997, Carla began a partnership with the Sundance Institute to develop screenwriting labs in Brazil. More than 22 editions have taken place, of which eight have been in partnership with SESC and SENAC SP – the Laboratórios Novas Histórias. Amongst the numerous events Carla has organized: the I Sundance/Rio Filme Marketing, Distribution and Exhibition Seminar at the Mercosul Producers’ Forum (1999), Brasil Documenta – International Documentary Forum (the 2001 and 2003 editions) for Canal GNT, and the I Screenwriting Development Program for the Brazilian Ministry of Culture’s Audiovisual Secretariat (2001). Since 2003, Carla runs the Brazil’s Kids Film Festival (FICI), in partnership with Carla Camurati. In 2011, Carla developed and produced the RioContentMarket, the biggest multiplatform audiovisual content market in Latin America, in partnership with the Brazilian Independent Audiovisual Producers Association – BRAVI. The event, which has since expanded to include two new disciplines and become part of Rio2C, is now heading into its ninth edition for 2019.

ZÉ RICARDO

Music Curator

Singer, composer, guitarist and musical producer, ZéRicardo launched his first CD in 1998, followed by four more CDs and a DVD, all to critical acclaim. Zé Ricardo has shared the stage with such names as Djavan, Al Jareau, Angelique Kidjo, Sandra de Sá and Ed Motta, among many others. As a creator and curator, Zé has promoted artists on stages for over 20 years, and hasdeveloped the program and artistic direction for 15 international events, most notably the Rock in Rio Sunset Stage, which he has directed since 2007 in various cities(Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas and Lisbon). In 2015, Zé was musical director for the “Música Boa ao Vivo“program for the Canal Multishow TV Channel, a 36-episode series uniting some of the biggest names in Brazilian music.

Stevens Rehen is a Brazilian neuroscientist specialized in stem cell research. Currently, Stevens is the Chief of Scientific Programs and Outreach of D’Or Research and Education Institute (IDOR) and Full Professor at the Biomedical Sciences Institute/UFRJ. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Museu do Amanhã, a member of the Scientific Council of the Instituto Serrapilheira, Chair of the Brazilian Committee of Pew Charitable Trust Latin American Program in the Biomedical Sciences, member of both the Latin American Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences for the developing countries (TWAS).

STEVENS REHEN

BrainSpace Curator

BERNARDO
ZAMIJOVSKY

Innovation Curator

Bernardo holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from ESPM (1992). Bernardo’s career path has always been closely linked to the worlds of innovation and Venture Capital, with ample international experience in the field. In the 1990s, he was responsible for making disruptive innovation proposals for for the Grupo VR, where he headed up the company’s Business Development sector. In 1999, Bernardo moved to New York to work in a startup called IPING, a telephonic notification robot. In 2000, he launched the Football Fantasy Game called FFC (Fanáticos Futebol Club) in Brazil, which reached 500,000 users. He has participated in acquisition and investment processes for a range of startups and technology companies, and is currently Managing Director for an investment vehicle in technology and innovation.

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