After graduating from the directing department of Belgian film and theatre school INSAS in 1999, Joëlle Bertossa worked for several years with Nicolas Wadimoff at Akka films, before creating Close Up Films in 2012. Since then, she has produced many documentary and fiction films, including: Volta a terra by Joao Pedro Placido, in competition at Visions du Réel, then at Cannes (ACID) in 2015; L'Ombre des femmes by Philippe Garrel, the opening film at Directors' Fortnight in 2015; Rio Corgo by Sergio Da Costa and Maya Kosa, selected at the Berlinale Forum in 2016; Pescatori di corpi by Michele Pennetta, in competition at Locarno in 2016; and I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck, presented at TIFF Toronto and nominated for the Oscars in the Best Documentary Feature category in 2017. She has also produced two documentary series for RTS: Bienvenue aux Paquis and Les Apprentis (to be broadcast in June 2017).
Born in Barcelona, Lluís Miñarro is a maverick filmmaker devoted to 'indie' and 'arty' films. His company Eddie Saeta, has obtained over the years over 105 awards. He has produced 37 films, presented more than 800 times at prestigious international festivals, museums and film archives. In 2010, his coproduction Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Lluís has collaborated with de Oliveira, Albert Serra, Lisandro Alonso, Naomi Kawase and José Luis Guerin. Miñarro has directed two documentaries: Familystrip and Blow Horn in 2009. His feature film Stella Cadente (2014), has been presented in more than fifty international film festivals. He has served as a jury member in festivals such as Locarno, San Sebastián, Buenos Aires, Munich, Karlovy Vary, Lecce, Nara, Mexico City, Gijón, Tetouan and Cartagena. He has been distinguished with retrospectives in Paris, Cali, Beijing, Montevideo, Tangier, Genova, Mexico City, Fortaleza, and Barcelona. He was honoured with the Barcelona City Award for his commitment to art and fine arts.
Madrid-based filmmaker of Brazilian origin, Oksman heads up Dok Films productions and teaches documentary filmmaking at ECAM. His filmography includes The Beautician (2004), Goodbye, America (2007), Notes on the Other (2009), A Story for the Modlins (2012) and O Futebol (2015). His films were screened in 250 film festivals worldwide (including Sundance, Locarno, or San Sebastián), and received 95 awards from festivals all over the world including in Warsaw, Karlovy Vary and Clermont-Ferrand, among others.