Film Production & International Consulting
Film production & film consulting company based in Berlin, Germany; founded in 2007 by Gudula Meinzolt and Paulo de Carvalho as a platform for their common activities. Gudula Meinzolt and Paulo de Carvalho merge their knowledge of more than 25 years of personal experience with the Iberoamerican film as professionals in sectors as promotion, festivals, exhibitions, (co-) production, international sales, consulting and impact distribution.
Since 2010 we are collaborating as international consultants with Brasil CineMundi – the international co-production meeting at the International Film Festival Mostra CineBH, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Autentika Films also offers consulting for project development, festival and impact distribution.
Paulo de Carvalho
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, currently living in Berlin, Germany.
In 1993 he founded the CINELATINO Festival in Tübingen, Germany, one of the most important forums for the promotion of Latin American and Spanish cinema in Germany, and of which he is also the artistic director. He has been a member of the selection committee of the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland), the Tübingen-Stuttgart French Film Festival (Germany) and advisor for Latin American films for the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. In 2012 he worked as curator of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film's Latin American Forum, dedicated to Latin American documentary film.
In 2013 he was curator of the Brazil Forum at the same festival. In 2016 he was curator for the Goethe Institut of the programm DIRE@TORAS, dedicated to short films from women directors from Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. He regularly works as a tutor for Latin American projects at the Talent Projects, Coproduction Market – Berlinale.
He was industry tutor for the Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke at the Berlinale Residency 2015. Since 2016 he works as teacher for Project Development Stategies (Taller de Estratégias para Desarrollo de Proyecto) at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) de San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba. Currently, he works as head of the “ Núcleo Criativo” for the production company Filmes de Abril (São Paulo, Brazil). He participates as an international consultant in the Selection Committee of the PROYECTA Section in Ventana Sur. In 2022 he is designated Artistic Consultant of the Open Doors section of the Locarno Film Festival.
Born in Munich, Germany, currently living in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Gudula Meinzolt has been trained and active in cultural management/cinema in areas such as investigation (Master about the Mexican director Maria Novaro), promotion, organization of festivals (Berlinale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Film Forum Freiburg etc.), distribution (Basis Film Verleih, Germany), exhibition (Kommunales Kino Freiburg, Germany) and (co-) production. Several longer stays in Latin America and Africa reinforced her interest and commitment for cultural diversity and cultural exchange. Since 2004 Gudula has been working on co production and distribution with the production companies “Mil Colores Media” e “Autentika Films”.
Gudula Meinzolt has been invited as jury by festivals and financing institutions in Colombia, Chile, Spain, Italy, Austria, Romania, China) and as consultant for project development and postproduction in Cuba, Doha and China. She teaches Pitching at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Munich and Impact production and distribution in Switzerland. She regularly participates actively at industry events and co-production markets as in Berlin, Locarno, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Jihlava, Kopenhague. She is alumni of Eurodoc, EAVE, Erich Pommer Institute (EPI).
From 2005 and 2010 Gudula Meinzolt was manager of the MANNHEIM MEETINGS, the international forum for coproduction, sales and distribution of the International Film Festival of Mannheim - Heidelberg, Germany. From 2010 to 2020 she was head of Industry at the International Film Festival “Visions du Réel” in Switzerland (www.visionsdureel.ch), where she still collaborates as Industry Consultant. She is now specializing in consulting and impact distribution as well as working as Green Consultant for sustainability in the film world.