Profiles

Here you will find the profiles of directors, producers, audiovisual producers, actors, technical staff, etc. That by their trajectory and recognition have a prominent place in the national cinema.

Executive Producer, Production of Field, Assistant producer

Carolina Barrera

Currently the deputy sales director for Labo Colombia, Carolina Barrera has been the technical director of FICCI since 2012. She was post-production supervisor of Cinecolor Digital Colombia between 2011 and 2015, office manager for the film The Lost City of Z (2015) by James Gray, and line producer for the film Pickpokets (2016) by Peter Webber.
 
Born September 30, 1974, she received a degree in marketing and advertising from the Politécnico Grancolombiano de Bogotá in 1998. She began her professional career in 1994 working as an account executive at the advertising agency Pizarra y Oro. In 1996, she started working at Cenpro TV where she worked in various positions as statistical assistant, marketing chief, advertising and programming coordinator, and until the closing of the company in 1999, as director of programming, international sales, and purchase of foreign material.
 
In 2001, she advised the marketing department and creative workshop of the series Padres e hijos by Colombiana de Televisión. She also consulted for Teleset in marketing analysis, ratings, and programming grid and worked as an executive producer at Señal Colombia for Imágenes en Movimiento, a Proimágenes Colombia television program on audiovisual literacy.
 
Barrera produced two editions (2010 and 2011) of BAM, the Bogotá Audiovisual Market organized by Proimágenes Colombia and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB). She produced Prochile and CCB’s business roundtable for the audiovisual sector in 2010. She has taught production in the performing arts program at La Salle College (2002) and the executive production diploma at the National Film School (2011). She has taught workshops on pitching before juries and preparing projects in development at the Villa de Leyva Film Festival (2008-2010), on production at the Gimnasio Moderno school (2010), and on preparing film projects for participation in international co-production markets at the second Cali Film Festival (2010). She has also been a lecturer in the master's degree in creative writing granted by the National University of Colombia (2009). She was a juror in the 3rd Co-Production Forum at the 48th Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI) in 2008, in the New Creators section in the FICCI’s 50th edition, and in the Films in Progress section in 2011. She has also served on juries at the Mercosur Co-production Meeting in Brazil (2008), the Colombia-Spain Co-production Meeting held at the San Sebastian Festival in 2008, and the open call by the Ministry of Culture for the Fiction and Documentary Short Films Co-production category in 2009.
 
Between 2000 and 2004, she worked with Dago García Producciones where she was a production assistant for the film Maximum Penalty (La pena máxima) by Jorge Echeverri, a field producer on the short film Los dolientes by Hernán García and Ángela Sierra, executive producer of feature films Te busco by Ricardo Coral Dorado, El carro by Luís Orjuela, and La esquina by Raúl García. During this period she created her film marketing company Monogatari, where she worked as director and producer of the first and second Colombian Film Festival Toma 5 and also organized the launch events and product placement negotiations for all the Dago García productions previously mentioned. She was also linked to Laberinto Producciones as a field producer, working with directors Jorge Navas, Alessandro Angulo, and Carlos Moreno, to produce several presentations and self-promotion pieces for Caracol TV and commercials. In 2004 she worked as head producer of the book Bogotá 5 sentidos by Fuga Editores, to which artists and writers such as Nadín Ospina, Carlos Jacanamijoy, Efraín Medina, Daniel Samper, and others contributed.
 
In 2003 she was the founding partner and executive producer of Patofeofilms, a production company specialized in the production of commercials, feature-length and short films, both in live action and animated. There, she worked on the documentaries Qué culpa tiene el tomate by Carolina Navas and La señora de los televisores by Jorge Navas, on the shortfilms El último golpe del caballero and Los Ciclos by Juan Manuel Acuña, on the feature films Blood and Rain (La sangre y la lluvia) by Jorge Navas and Dog eat Dog (Perro come perro) by Carlos Moreno and on the videoclips “Deja” by Sidestepper directed by Santiago Tobón and Jorge Navas, “Estrellas Negras” by Ratón Pérez directed by Carolina Navas, “Te mando flores” by Fonseca directed by Jorge Navas, “Dinosaurio” by Naty Botero directed by Santiago Tobón, among others.
 
In 2008, she served as executive producer of Harold Trompetero Productions for the feature films El Man (2009) and Locos (2011), and was in charge of promotion and distribution for Riverside (2009), all three directed by Harold Trompetero. In 2009, she was production manager of the documentary The Sand and the Rain by Diana Rico and Richard Decailllet, produced by the Colombian company 4direcciones Audiovisual with the executive production of the British filmmaker Peter Webber (Hannibal). With the same company she executive produced the animated short film Ooomm mmoooO, Yoga para niños. She was a line producer for the Instinto Asesino series created by Lulo Films for Discovery Channel and executive producer of the animated short film Uyuyui by Santiago Caicedo.

January 2018

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