Daniel Nolasco was born in the city of Catalão (Brazil). He has a bachelor’s degree in Film and Audiovisual Communication from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, and in History from Universidade Federal de Goiás. He has written and directed nine short films that have been screened at many national and international film festivals, winning various prizes. After filming “Paulistas” in 2017, he presented the short film “Sr. Raposo” in 2018. His current feature film is “Mr. Leather” (HIQFF 2019).
Mel Pritchard has been a big fan of the HIQFF since her first visit in 2003. From 2005 to 2010 she was a member of the festival team, curating the short film programmes. During this time, she was also involved in other queer film festivals in Europe. After her return to Australia she curated films for a lesbian online film service and was on the viewing committee of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. She runs The Big Queer Film Festival List, an online calendar with an overview of all queer film festivals worldwide. She is looking forward to working with this year’s festival jury and is bringing one of her favourite films from Australia to Hamburg!
MEL PRITCHARD’S FAVOURITE QUEER FILM
Zoya is organiser, film programmer and curator at TransFormations – Trans* Film Festival Berlin. TFFB is a biennial, grassroots, community-focused festival organised by an exclusively Black and PoC trans*, two-spirit, gender-non-conforming team. With an intersectional understanding of trans* identities and experiences as its starting point, the festival strives to bring together a broad range of films, art works and performances from different regions and contexts, in celebration of nuanced discourses on queer, trans* and inter pasts, presents and futures.
TRANSFORMATIONS SHORTS PROGRAMME