Nágila Guimarães is co-founder and former President of Women in Film and Television (WIFT-Brasil). She has diverse experience in film festival production and programming and is currently WIFT-Brasil’s Advisor of Projects Development and International Relations.
Beginning at Sundance in 2001, she has worked for film festivals in Miami, Peru and Abu Dhabi and independently curated and produced the following Film Programs: “Arab Women: Film & Poetry”, online Brazil (2021), “Arab Film Festival” held in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2011 and 2012), “Georgian Cinema: A Century of Movies”, held in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil (2009), and “Brazilian Cinema” held in Lima, Peru (2003). She was an advisory board member for the Global Symposium on Gender in Media initiated and produced by the Geena Davis Institute held in Sao Paulo in March 2016.
Nágila has degree in Economics from the Catholic University in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, studied International Trade at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and Video Production and Distribution at the New School for Social Research in New York City.