Gaivota Studio is an audiovisual production company formed by the filmmakers Alice Lanari, Ana Costa Ribeiro and Andrea Capella. With more than 18 years' experience in the fields of scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, sound design, producing, and editing, the three filmmakers started their partnership in 2013, with a view to making films that unite technical competence, artistic rigor and innovative languages.

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ALICE LANARI. Filmmaker. Alice Lanari holds a Master Degree in Image and Sound from Universidade de Brasília, and a bachelor degree in Social Communication from Escola de Comunicação, UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She has also studied Cinematography at CFP-SICA (Buenos Aires, Argentina). The filmmaker has made two documentaries as a director: the medium-length film "Escuta, gajon"  and the short film "Lembra-te", exhibited in festivals such as the 14ª Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico, the III Visões Periféricas, and the I MOVE - Mostra do Vídeo Etnográfico. She has directed videoclips for artists such as Karina Buhr (Amor Brando), Nervoso (Já desmanchei minha relação) and Vecina (Domingo), and taught audiovisual workshops for the general public in Amazonas, Goiás, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alice Lanari has worked for 10 years as an assistant director in long-feature films such as Juízo (Maria Augusta Ramos), Achados e Perdidos (José Joffily), O Diabo a Quatro (Alice de Andrade), and 1972 (José Emílio Rondeau), as well as in the short films Mini Cine Tupy (Sergio Bloch) and Bala Perdida (Victor Lopes), to name a few. She also worked as an assistant director for many directors in publicity films in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, until she founded Gaivota Studio, where she works mainly as a director. Lanari has worked for 3 years as a representative for TvZERO in Buenos Aires, facilitating international co-productions for Brazilian long-feature films in negotiations that took place in Latin-American markets such as VentanaSur (Argentina), DocMontevideo (Uruguay), and DocsDF (Mexico). Alice Lanari has just finished making her first long-feature film, the documentary América Armada, co-directed by Pedro Asbeg and co-produced by Globo Filmes/GloboNews and by Canal Brasil. Filmed in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, it will premiere next year.

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ANA COSTA RIBEIRO. Independent artist, filmmaker and writer. PhD in Contemporary Art and Culture from Rio de Janeiro State University, Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University and Bachelor in Social Communication from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research is developed through relationships between the poetics of the BODY, the MEMORY and the LANDSCAPE. Works mainly in the audiovisual field, through experimental narratives, creative writing and essay cinema. In recent years, has been at the artistic residencies LABVERDE (Residency of Art, Science and Ecology, Brazil) and WALDEN (Residency for Documentary Creation, Uruguay); and held two solo exhibitions: HOME IS WHEN WE COME BACK (Galeria do Ateliê) and BEYOND THE FUSION POINT (EV Largo das Artes). As a director, made seven short films, including ARPOADOR, and five documentary series, including EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN BRAZIL. As an editor, collaborated with several artists and filmmakers in Brazil and Latin America, having received the Prize for Best Editing at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, for her work on the feature film TAMBORO – FOR ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Taught several courses on documentary, cinematographic language, editing, audiovisual narratives and creative process, among others. Her essays and poems were published in magazines in Brazil and Portugal. In 2023, finished her first feature film as a director: THERMODIELECTRIC, about a scientific phenomenon discovered by her grandfather, an experimental physicist. The film received the support of RUMOS ITAÚ CULTURAL.

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ANDREA CAPELLA. Has studied Architecture, History of Art, Scenography, and Cinema, specializing in Cinematography at UFF, where she also worked as a lecturer from 2004 to 2006. Capella has worked as a cinematographer in long-feature films such as “Corpo Elétrico” (by Marcelo Caetano), “Ressaca” (by Bruno Vianna), “A Fuga da Mulher Gorila (by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande), “A Alegria” (by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande, selected for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight), Claun (by Felipe Bragança), as well as in 20 short films, amongst which: “Na sua companhia” (by Marcelo Caetano, award winner for best cinematography - closeup 2012) and “Por dentro de uma gota d’água” (by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande, award winner for best cinematography – Kodak Film School Competition, Brazil). Together with Peter Lucas, she has directed the short film “Instantâneos”, award winner for best film at the 2011 Festival Primeiro Plano, and co-directed “Ficar parado cansa” - an episode of the long-feature film “Desassossego”. Her work as a visual artist has been exhibited at Tempo Festival, Centro Cultural dos Correios, Southbank Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and BAC, with works developed in different media, such as photography, video, and drawing. Andrea Capella also collaborates with different actors, visual artists, and dancers, having experience in the fields of lighting, photography, new technologies, and video.

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