A cultural manager and programmer, he holds a degree in Philosophy from the Complutense University and a Master's degree in Cultural Management from the Carlos III University. He was a cultural programming assistant for institutions such as the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences and the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) in Madrid. He collaborated with festivals such as the Cinemad Independent and Cult Film Festival, Festival Eñe, ECO Festival and Rizoma. In 2016, he was a curatorial assistant at Kunsthalle Lissabon and was part of the Galería Vera Cortês team in Lisbon during 2017 and 2018.
Alfredo Ruiz Arias was born in Mexico City in 1992. He studied Communication at the Intercontinental University and later studied at other institutions (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), SOMA and University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC)) related to the History of Art, Latin American Art, curatorship, etc. Later, he studied Film Direction at the Mantarraya Film Workshop, where he made his first documentary feature film, Jondo. His video art piece Discurso de la Estabilidad won the 4th edition of the National University Video Art Competition - Visions of Art in 2014. In 2015, he curated the exhibition on artists exiled from the Middle East at the Ateneo Español de México (MEXILIO). His short film Conejo Blanco came second in the Short Film Corner at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and other world festivals. He is currently doing documentary work on traditional practices that have been forgotten, such as salt work in Mexico.
Since 2004, she has been a filmmaker and producer of independent projects and television programmes. Producer of short fiction films: Juancho El Pajarero, Bromelias, Señorita María, La Falda De La Montaña (a documentary directed by Rubén Mendoza), winner of various festivals such as Semaine de la critique at the Locarno Festival. She was Executive Producer of Señal Colombia until 2014, the public education and culture television channel in Colombia. She is now an adviser to her country's Ministry of Culture on issues related to cultural and public television and non-fiction audiovisual genres.
She has a degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the Escola Superior de Conservació i Restauració de Bens Culturals de Cataluña (School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia) (ESCRBC), specialising in graphic documents. She has carried out internships on restoring archive documentation at the National Archive of Andorra. She is passionate about the audiovisual world and photography.
Born in 1994 in A Coruña, Andrés Fernández became interested in architecture first, and later film. He studied Humanities and Audiovisual Communication in Madrid, winning an extraordinary award within his undergraduate Humanities course. During his degree, he spent a year at the DAMS in Bologna as part of the Erasmus programme. His final year dissertation was entitled: La película como lugar vivido: propuesta de estudio sobre la experiencia cinematográfica (Film as a lived place: study proposal on the cinematographic experience) and explored the application of the concept of existential space proposed by the architect C. Norberg-Schultz to the world of film. In 2018 he participated with the hacedorxs Madlab Makers association in the project Prototipado transmaterial. La anatomía del clítoris (Transmaterial prototyping. The anatomy of the clitoris) and was the co-scriptwriter, co-direct and editor of the documentary short film Clitoris power prototyping, which premiered at the Spanish pavilion (Becoming) at the Biennale Architettura di Venezia.
She has a degree in the History of Art from the University of Barcelona and in the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the ESCRBC of Catalonia, specialising in graphic documents. She has collaborated with public institutions and private workshops to restore books, graphic works and archive documentation. Her latest works include the study and treatment of the Josep Palmarola collection (1868-1928), made up of postcards and photographic negatives on glass, and the recovery of film posters by the Aragonese poster designer Fernando Albericio (1920-2016).
From Granada, he has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Malaga University, after which he founded the magazine Magnolia with a group of colleagues, an online publication for film criticism and analysis. Since then, he has collaborated with various specialist media, without abandoning multi-disciplinary training. He studied the Videolab Master’s course and currently combines film criticism with communication. He was a member of Punto de Vista's press office and is part of the organisation of the International Filmmakers Festival in Granada.
Born in Barcelona, he has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a postgraduate degree in audiovisual editing from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is a film creator and researcher and has carried out part of his activity in Sweden and Iceland. His works and concerns circulate in an intimate space in which the language of film serves as a vehicle to articulate a question shared by living, through forms of memory and the world.
Born in Jerez in 1996. He graduated in Cinema with a mention in Direction of Photography; nevertheless, he is an amateur filmmaker. He focuses on curating and researching the history and theories of cinema.
Uclés (Cuenca), 1995. In 2013, she began her university studies at the ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia), specialising for two years afterwards on Direction of Photography. She graduated in 2018 as a Director of Photography with Te busco en todos by Celia Giraldo and No me despertéis by Sara Fantova, selected for the KIMUAK 2018 catalogue. She is also a colourist and assistant director, but her interest has always been in the more theoretical part of cinema.
She is a filmmaker who trained at the Film School of the Community of Madrid (ECAM), with a degree in Documentary Cinema from the New York Film Academy. Her work is based on a committed vision of documentary cinema, not only on a social level, but also as an artistic language. In 2016, she directed Lenda Negra, which premièred at the 2017 Play-Doc International Festival. Her work has been presented in art spaces such as El Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) in Madrid, the Ionion Center (Greece), Werktank (Belgium) and Mondo Galería (Madrid), as part of PHotoEspaña 2017 and 2018. Her short film ESFINGE premièred at the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema 2018.
Elizabeth Dexter from Yorkshire, UK. She studied at Central Saint Martin’s College and King’s College London where she gained a BA in Comparative Literature. She has worked with Sheffield Doc/Fest, Dokufest and in several galleries. She is primarily interested in artists’ moving image forms.
She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, specialising in graphic techniques. She spent the last year of her degree at the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin with an Erasmus scholarship, before moving to Barcelona, where she was inspired by the different film festivals offered by the city, allowing her to discover different perspectives about film.
Eva Sacristán (Pamplona, 1995) is a girl with a passion for cinema, photography and literature. She writes stories, illustrates and prefers documentaries and celluloid. In recent years, she has developed projects such as the radio comic strip Adaptátix and the children's series ¿Quién se fía de Lucía?. She has also been a member of the editorial board of the literary magazine Alborada and has received training in workshops on creative writing and writing novels. In 2016, she did part of her studies at Sapienza University in Rome. She recently graduated in Hispanic Philology and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Navarra.
Head of Programming at the Bogotá Short Film Festival - BOGOSHORTS and the BOGOSHORTS Movement since 2015. He did a degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication at the University of Antioquia. He worked as a producer and communicator for events such as the VARTEX Medellín Video Art and Experimental Film Festival (2013-2015), the Pantalones Cortos Short Film Marathon (2014) and the Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival (2014), among others. He coordinated the development of the programme for the exhibition and distribution of short films by the Cultura AV collective in Medellín until 2015.
Based in Glasgow, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2010. James works with improvisation and a reflexive structure. A recent film, 4 Day Weekend Underground is a road movie following two hedonistic runaways as they find moments of joy in a heavily monitored future landscape, where travel is illegal and strange spirits mix in the air with surveillance drones. In 2017 James worked with Ross Little on three short films made in Havana, 1957 Chevy Apparition. James was awarded the Margaret Tait Residency to complete O.K. Rick in Orkney in 2015.
He has a degree in Audiovisual Arts from the National University of Arts in Argentina. He directed the short films Los locos no se ocultan y La noche de San Juan. He premièred his début feature La cuarta dimensión (made with the backing of INCAA and co-produced with Bolivia) at BAFICI 20, having received a special mention from the jury. He has taken part as a director at the Berlinale Talents Buenos Aires and is currently involved in the post-production of his second feature film Desaparecer (Vanish) (WIP Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Havana Film Festival Competition for Unproduced Scripts, National Fund for the Arts).
Filmmaker. He directed the short films Los galgos, Mañana vendrá la bala and the medium-length film Los mutantes. His works have been shown at festivals such as Entrevues de Belfort, Seville European Film Festival, Ficunam, Zinebi, VGIK, D'A Film Festival Barcelona, Márgenes and Porto/Post/Doc. Azorín is part of the Lacasinegra collective, with which he has developed several projects that relate cinema to contemporary forms of audiovisual production and dissemination. Lacasinegra has collaborated with cultural centres such as Tabakalera, IVAM and CCCB. Pas à Genève is, to date, the collective's only feature film.
She has studied the Image Laboratory technical course (2012) and the advanced course on Developing Audiovisual Projects and Shows at the ESCIVI Film and Video School (2014). In 2016, she concluded the Videolab Master’s course on Contemporary Audiovisual Creation at the Lens School of Visual Arts in Madrid. After this experience she embarked on different audiovisual projects: Leihoak, Hitzen Lotura and Gogoratzen, which was programmed at CCCB and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. In 2016 she did a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the film Buenos días España (2017), which was programmed and awarded at festivals such as Alcine, the Huesca International Film Festival, Docsvalència... She is currently working on Eguzkilorea, which has been selected at various festivals to develop the project with Mentoring Projects (organised by L'alternativa, 2017), Zineleku (2017), ZLAB (2018) and DocsLab (DocsValència, 2018).
She has a degree in Restoration and Conservation from the University of the Basque Country. She was born in the city of Southampton and currently resides in Tudela in Navarre. She was a participant for and winner of a scholarship at the European Restoration Institute for the course entitled The restoration of archaeological wood with particular regard to the wooden artifacts of the Egyptian civilization in Syracuse, Sicily.
Jade Indie Faith was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California. After studying performing arts and classics at a progressive school in LA, she decided to pursue a career in a life-long obsession: film. She set off to work with independent production companies and on low-budget passion projects. Having edited two feature films and dozens of short-form films, she now directs, writes, shoots, and edits short films and music videos.
He did a degree in cinema and his final work project focused on Richard Linklater and four short films. He is part of the Campus d'Autor and Young Programmers (A Bao A Qu, Moving Cinema) of the D'A Film Festival 2017. He had press accreditation at the 50th Sitges Film Festival, 68th Berlin Film Festival and Venezia 75. He gave a lecture for his Master's degree in Interior Design at the CCCB and made videos for the HArquitectes studio and CCCB. He has joined EZQE to develop La Sal.
J. Schaus is an artist whose work spans narrative film, video art, sound, music and performance. Born and raised in Florida, he spent several years touring in underground music projects and started making short films after moving to Chicago in 2012. In 2016 he earned an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and in 2018 completed and exhibited his experimental sci-fi comedy St. Francis Hears a Noise.
José María Avilés studied film directing at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires He directed and wrote the feature film La muerte del maestro and the short films Conversaciones en el Jardín, Speed Paradise and Ricchieri. His work has been screened at exhibitions and festivals such as Rotterdam, BAFICI, Biarritz, Sao Paulo and Fribourg, among others. José María has also worked as an editor on several feature-length and short films.
Jugatx Otero Bilbao has a degree in the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (EHU/UPV) and a Master’s degree in Evaluation and Management of Cultural Heritage (USAL). She has worked as a restorer of archaeological material at several sites [Iberian Fortification of Turó del Montgròs and the Oppidum of Arrola] and at the Archaeological Museum of Bizkaia. She has also dealt with different types of materials from the most traditional to contemporary art.
Julieta Juncadella was born in Buenos Aires. She did a degree in Film Production at ENERC. She produced and distributed the short films Fiora (directed by Martina Juncadella and Martín Vilela, 2017), which won awards in Argentina and the international premiere of which was at the San Sebastian Festival; and No me imagino siendo vieja (Martina Juncadella, 2018), which premièred at BAFICI 20. She is also distributing José María Avilés’s début feature, La muerte del maestro, which premièred at Rotterdam 2018. She founded the production company Una Presencia together with Martina Juncadella in 2016, which is producing two feature films.
She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication (University of Palermo). A filmmaker and audiovisual producer, she has been part of feature-length and short documentary and fictional films in Argentina, Colombia and Spain, selected for festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival. She has collaborated on institutional communication and digital content productions. She worked in Buenos Aires as a teacher (University of Palermo, Alliance Française) and volunteered as an assistant in the film library of the Cinema Museum, as well as writing for various media in Spanish and English.
She studied Film Direction at the Universidad del Cine. She specialises in photography and analogue cinema, experimenting with 35 mm, 16 mm and S8 mm formats. With her independent production company, Médano Cine, she has been producing audiovisual content since 2013. She produced and directed Forastero (2015), a début film that was screened at festivals such as BAFICI, Mar del Plata, Riviera Maya and Sao Paulo. Her works have been shown in places such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA), the San Martín Cultural Centre and the Conti Cultural Centre. She participated in the 2013 Film Laboratory of the Torcuato Di Tella University, under Martín Rejtman and Andrés Di Tella. She studied Film Criticism and collaborated with the magazine El Amante Cine. In 2017. she took part in the Torcuato di Tella University's Film Programme, with filmmakers such as Andrés di Tella, James Benning, Joao Moreira Salles and Agustín Mendilaharzu. She is currently developing her new feature film project, El entusiasmo, a free and experimental adaptation of José Bianco's La pérdida del reino.
Born in San Sebastian in 1996, Marina has a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). She carries out work in different artistic disciplines, especially audiovisual essays and photography. She has taken part in various collective exhibitions such as Dpiedra (Madrid, 2016), La naturaleza del círculo, Blur and in the El País de Los Tuertos audiovisual exhibition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) (Madrid, 2018). She works in the Coin Research Laboratory of the Department of Fine Arts at the UCM and the exhibition hall of Bodegas Valduero in Burgos.
Spanish director, screenwriter and film producer. He grew up in a small village in the province of Burgos. At the age of 11, he travelled to the El- Aaiún Saharawi refugee camp to meet Handi and Mohamed again, two children of his age whom he had met months earlier during their stay in Spain. 13 years later, he returned to Algeria to shoot his first short film: Sé que tú quieres las montañas, while in his first year studying Documentary Cinema at ECAM (Film School of the Community of Madrid).
A director and editor, she works in film and advertising. In 2009, she founded the “lacasinegra” research and audiovisual practices collective, based on experimentation with new image formats. Her works have been shown at the Tabakalera International Art Centre, Centro Centro (Madrid), the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and the Progress Foundation (Bern). In 2013, she made the feature film Pas à Genève, which took part at the Seville European Film Festival, Cinema D’Autor, Márgenes, Lima Independiente and Festifreak, among others. She was also the director of the short film El Racó. In 2016, as an editor and scriptwriter, she worked on the feature film Una vez fuimos salvajes, which was shown at a number of festivals and received the Alcances Best Film Award and the Numax Award. Her first feature film <3 premières this year, based on Comizi d'amore de Pasolini, an investigation into ways of feeling nowadays.
She has a degree in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires with a focus on film and theatre studies. During 2008-2009, she worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Design and Communication of the University of Palermo (Argentina) in the area of Research Methodology. She has also produced several publications about cinema in graphic and digital media. She currently resides in Barcelona where she recently collaborated in supporting and attending events such as the Loop Fair International Video Art Festival, among others.
Maui Alena works as an audiovisual coordinator at the Biennale for Young Art in Buenos Aires, which has featured 50 young directors with projects under development at two editions, and as a film programmer at the Recoleta Cultural Centre, where more than 60 Argentine films have been screened in the last three years and directors such as Raymond Depardon, Joao Moreira Salles and James Benning have attended when their works were shown. Previously, he worked on six editions of the BAFICI as an artistic producer and coordinator of the Professional Area, assisting the programming team at the Mar del Plata Film Festival for 7 years and at the Buenos Aires Film Commission, where he organised commercial missions to the Cannes and Berlin festivals on two occasions.
Milica Jovcic is a visual artist and filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated psychology and multimedia directing. Her body of work is comprised of experimental films, super 8/16mm film essays and audiovisual performances, where she often uses home and amateur movies from Yugoslavia. Since year 2013. she is a member of artist-run film lab Svetloton, created in Belgrade with an aim to gather authors interested in working with super 8/16mm film formats.
Multimedia audiovisual producer. With a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country, she has combined musical and stage production with artistic creation, producing audiovisual pieces and documentaries for various international festivals. She has worked as a producer for the cooperative Txalap.ART managing cultural projects related to Basque music and dance, producing shows such as Nömadak TX LIVE, Hostoak, Herritmo and Hybrid, the latter in collaboration with the New National Theatre of Tokyo and Japanese choreographer Motoko Hirayama, among others.
She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Rovira i Virgili University, where she collaborated in the Department of Communication on research projects. Since 2014, she has worked at the ZOOM Festival on production and protocol tasks. She was part of the Young Jury at the 16th edition of the REC Festival and later managed the Autors de Tarragona (local authors) section and took part in the creation of the “EngegaR / 48 horas” section for young talents. One of her highlights is the audiovisual project Bohèmia, a short film directed by Anna Petrus, with Bruna Cusí as the main character, where she was the production director.
Pablo combines his devotion to cinema with photography and editing. With a degree in Audiovisual Communication at the URL and a further degree in Direction of Photography at ESCAC, he has been involved for several years in filming fiction, documentaries and advertising. His final degree project, L'Home Llop, was selected for the Nest Film Students Awards at the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Néboa, in which he took part as an editor, won the award for best short film at the Huesca Film Festival, among others. He is currently preparing his first feature film as director of photography, Monte Perdido, the début feature by Lluis Sellares.
Paloma Hernández studied History of Art in Santiago de Compostela and at the Università degli Studi di Roma Sapienza. For three years she attended the film course run by the CGAC (Galician Centre for Contemporary Art) and was a finalist in the competition organised by CinemaEuropa 20 times cinema. Her interests in the field of curating lie in the role played by this activity in audio-visual work.
He did a degree in Architecture at the University of Navarra and carried out part of his final degree project at the University of Florence. He has carried out his professional activity in Rosario, Doha and Pamplona, working in several studios, as well as work for competitions and personal projects. He has combined architecture with film workshops and courses at the Film School of the Community of Madrid (ECAM) and within the framework of the Punto de Vista Festival, in addition to collaborating in academic activities at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra.
She is currently the Audiovisual Programme coordinator at Tabakalera, the International Centre for Contemporary Culture in San Sebastian. Previously, she worked documenting and managing films at the Donostia / San Sebastian International Film Festival during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions and collaborated in Nest. Film Students. Her training followed a dual model along lines usually thought of as being far apart, such as economics and cultural contents. While obtaining her degree in Business Administration and Management (ADE, 2016), specialising in marketing, she completed her audiovisual training with stays at the University of UCLA (Los Angeles, 2013), among other courses, including analytical marketing with studies in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence at the University of Deusto (San Sebastian, 2018). Her final degree project was on “Big Data in the audiovisual sector”.
Sisu "Mon" Satrawaha was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Graduated from the cinematography and photography major from Thammasat University. She started her year after university as a writer for Filmmaker magazine. Later she turned to film production as a PA. Over time she gained experience in various positions in the fields of commercials, tv series, music videos and feature films. Today she's an independent producer who has decided to cultivate more knowledge in Fim Curating from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.
Bachelor’s degree on Audiovisual Communication on the University of the Basque Country. His Final Degree Project is a textual analysis of a visual form. Concretely, points an Hyeronimus Bosch’s artwork as pioneer of the artistic instalations that are nowadays on everyones lips. That investigation received the opportunity of being published on the open archive of the University ADDI. Even so he knows what's being behind the camera (on 2015 won the first price of the ZinebiExpress contest with the short documentary Nómadas), he has special interest on the ideation and materialization of any publication or event that has cinema as subject.
Artist and filmmaker. Unai Ruiz Ameztoy studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of the Basque Country and his work makes use of tools such as painting, video and photography. He is interested in anti-aesthetics, authorship, reality, fiction and science fiction, among other things. Some of his latest proposals include the "Izotz gainean ibili" (Walk on ice) camera-less film workshop held in Tabakalera in 2018 and "S8 Bertsolari Txirrita. Cofilmación creativa" (S8 Txirrita Extempore Verse Maker. Creative cofilming) in San Sebastián in 2018.
Filmmaker and visual artist. His work is a cross between documentary film, experimental ethnography, visual arts and contemporary sound. He made the films: O Tremor, Lenda Negra and Violeta + Guillermo. His works have been programmed at international festivals such as: the Locarno Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Valdivia International Film Festival and PlayDoc. He has been part of group exhibitions. El Gran Río, his latest exhibition work, was presented at the CBA in Madrid as part of PHotoEspaña18.