Gema Juarez Allen



Gema (Argentina, 1974) is a film producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has produced over 20 feature length films -all international coproductions- programmed and awarded at the most important film festivals of the world.

Among her recent titles are:

  • RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME (2018, Abner Benaim, SXSW, Audience Award)
  • THEATRE OF WAR (2018, Lola Arias, Berlinale Forum, CICAE Award & Ecumenical Jury
  • LA CAMA (2018, Mónica Lairana, Berlinale Forum)
  • SOLDADO (2017, Manuel Abramovich, Berlinale Generation, Nominated to Glasshüte
  • THE DREAD (2017, Pablo Aparo & Martín Benchimol, IDFA MidLength Competition, Best

She has performed jury duties at IDFA, San Sebastián, Guadalajara, Cartagena, Lima film festivals among others. She has been part of the project selection committees in Argentina and other Latin American countries as well as for IDFA Bertha Fund, BAFICI BAL and DocsDF.

Gema is a tutor in several training initiatives aimed at young documentary films producers such as IDFA ACADEMY, CAMPUS LATINO (Goethe Institute), RAYMUNDO GLEYZER (Enerc Argentina), PLATAFORMA LAB (Brazil), CHILEDOC (Chile) and TALLER CINE PROA (Argentina).

Gema trained in Anthropology at the universities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro where she continued her PhD studies. She studied cinema at the National Centre for Film Experimentation (ENERC) in Argentina and received a Masters degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester UK.

Gema is part of the EAVE and EURODOC professional networks.


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