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The faculty is made up of cinema professionals with a proven reputation in the three areas of specialisation and a marked international profile. Also involved in teaching are some of the professionals from Filmoteca, the Festival and Tabakalera, because we see the school as a space for transferring everyday experience at these institutions. This is part of the teaching team at the school.

  • Adrian Martin

    Adrian Martin, an arts critic and audiovisual artist based in Vilassar de Mar (Spain), is Adjunct Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Monash University (Australia). He is the author of eight books on cinema (the latest being Mysteries of Cinema: Reflections on Film Theory, History and Culture 1982-2016 from Amsterdam University Press), and co-editor of LOLA journal online.

  • Ana Pfaff

    Film editor, teacher of film editing and filmmaker. She graduated in film editing at the ESCAC and then took a Master's degree in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies at the UPF. In recent years, she has edited films that have done well at international film festivals and won a number of awards such as Con el viento (Facing the Wind), Ainhoa: yo no soy esa (Ainhoa: That’s Not Me), Trinta Lumes (Thirty Souls), Niñato (Kid) and the multi-award winning Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) directed by Carla Simón, which earned her the Gaudí Award for Best Film Editing and nominations for the Goya, Platino and Fénix Awards, among others. She often collaborates with the artists Juan Carlos Bracho and Momu & No Es. She has worked with both on works for a number of exhibitions at major national and international galleries and art centres. As a teacher, she gives classes for the Postgraduate Film Editing Course at the UPF/BSM, the Master’s Degree on Documentary Making at the ECIB, the degree course at ESCAC and the Master’s at FRAME. In 2018, she was selected to attend the Editing Station of Berlinale Talents.

  • Anna Manubens

    Anna Manubens is an independent curator and producer with a preference for hybrid roles at the intersection between writing, research, programming, project development and exhibition making. She was head of public programmes at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux and previously she used to combine her independent activity as a curator and programmer with a regular job at the Belgian artist-run organisation, Auguste Orts, dedicated to the production of, and thinking about artists’ films. She was the Project manager with them for On & For Production that intended to facilitate the production of audiovisual work. Either through Auguste Orts or as a freelance she has recently worked on films by Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer, Emily Wardill, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Fiona Tan, Joachim Koester, Dora García and Alex Reynolds among others. In parallel to this, she taught at Pompeu Fabra University and has curated exhibitions such as When you Fall Into a Trance with Emily Wardill (La Loge, Brussels, 2014), Moving Image Contours, co-curated with Soledad Gutiérrez, (Tabakalera, San Sebastián, 2015), Hacer cuerpo con la máquina: Joachim Koester, (Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona, 2016) or Visceral Blue (La Capella; Barcelona, 2016). She was the artistic director of the LOOP festival in 2011 and 2012 and with Hamaca she developed Apología/Antología, an on-line publishing project that analyses and provides access to 60 years of video-creation in Spain. 

  • Beatrice Gibson

    Beatrice Gibson (b.1978, U.K) lives and works in London. Recent solo screenings and exhibitions include: Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2015); Statements, Art Basel (2015); Laura Bartlett Gallery (2014); CAC Bretigny (2013), Index -The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2013); The Showroom, London (2012); Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart (2010); The Serpentine Gallery - Sackler Center (2010). Gibson’s films have screened at numerous experimental film venues and film festivals nationally and internationally including The Rotterdam International Film Festival; Experimenta, The London Film Festival; Wavelengths The Toronto Film Festival, Projections The New York Film Festival, Light Industry, NY, Anthology Film Archives NY and LA Film Forum; Gibson’s work was recently included in Assembly, A Recent Survey of Artist’s Film and Video in Britain, 2008-2013, Tate Britain (2014). Gibson has twice won the Rotterdam International Film Festival Tiger Award for short film. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women and in 2015 won the 17th Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel. 

  • Carlo Chatrian

    Journalist, author and programmer, Carlo Chatrian worked regularly as a film critic for several magazines. He has published numerous essays and monographs on filmmakers and has run film courses at various schools and institutions. Deputy director of the Alba Film Festival (2001-2007) he has been a member of the selection committee for the Florence Festival dei Popoli and the Nyon Festival Visions du Réel. Carlo Chatrian started working with the Festival del film Locarno in 2002 and from 2006 - 2009 was part of the selection committee. Currently he is the artistic director of the festival. He also curated Locarno’s last few years’ retrospectives (Nanni Moretti, Manga Impact -about the impact of the japanese comic-, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli, Otto Preminger). Since 2010 he has been a consultant to the Swiss Cinematheque in Lausanne and since 2011 has been director of the “Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste” Foundation.

  • Carolina Fuentes

    Caroline Figueroa Fuentes (Mexico City, 1982) is a restorer specialising in the conservation of cinematographic film and photographic materials. She studied a degree in Restoration of Artefacts at the “Manuel del Castillo Negrete” National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. Se has taken part in several international seminars and congresses on film and audiovisual archives and given courses and workshops on identifying ancient photographic processes, conservation and inspection of film materials. She has been in charge of conserving several photographic and cinematographic collections in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She collaborated in setting up competence certification standards for the federal public film sector, together with specialists from various Mexican institutions. She is currently studying a Master's degree in Conservation and Restoration, with a focus on audiovisual and photographic heritage at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences) in Berlin.

  • Celine Ruivo

    Céline Ruivo is the head of the film archive of La Cinémathèque française since 2011 and has worked before in the restoration department of the Éclair laboratories. She is also the head of the International Federation of Film Archives, FIAF (it comprises more than 160 film heritage institutions in 75 countries) Technical Commission since 2016. She has promoted with a thesis on the "Three Strip Technicolor" process in Paris III University in 2016.

  • Clara Sánchez-Dehesa

    Specialist in the conservation and restoration of audio-visual material after studying at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, New York, where she received The Hague Film scholarship 2011, and in audio-visual heritage through a Master’s degree from the Complutense University in Madrid. She has carried out her work as a conservator in various projects in both Spain and in Bolivia, the USA and Mexico and has taken an active part in the development of the Home Movie Network, an association that she is currently the president of, where her current projects to restore and disseminate home movies and amateur cinema are included.

  • Cristina Álvarez López

    Film critic and co-founder of the online magazine Transit: Cine y otros desvíos. Her articles and audiovisual essays have appeared in Notebook MUBI, Sight and Sound, De Filmkrant, Trafic, LOLA, Caimán, Screening the Past, The Third Rail and [in]Transition. She has participated in books on Chantal Akerman, Paul Schrader, Max Ophüls and Philippe Garrel, and has collaborated on DVD extras and booklets published by Arrow Films, Carlotta, Kino Lorber, Eureka/Masters of Cinema and Belgian Cinematek. She has given conferences, workshops, and courses on film and film criticism in different schools and universities.

  • Dan Kidner

    Curator and writer. He was previously Director of Picture This, Bristol (2011 - 2013), and Director of City Projects, London (2004 - 2011). Over the past 10 years he has produced projects by many artists including Knut Åsdam, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Cara Tolmie, Emily Wardill, James Richards and Jimmy Robert. His books include, with Petra Bauer, Working Together: British Film Collectives in the 1970s (2013) and with George Clark and James Richards, A Detour Around Infermental (2011). He writes regularly for Frieze and other magazines and journals. He most recently curated the exhibitions The Inoperative Community, Raven Row, London (2015-2016) and Rozdzielona Wspólnota (The Inoperative Community II), Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (2016).

  • Erika Balsom

    Erika Balsom is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London, focusing on the moving image in art and experimental documentary practices. Her most recent book, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. She is author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013), the co-editor of Documentary Across Disciplines (2016), and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grey Room, e-flux, Cinema Journal, and numerous exhibition catalogues. She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.

  • Esperanza Collado

    Esperanza Collado (Valencia, 1976) works with installation, environment-performances, 16mm film and critical writing that engage with the philosophical vocation of cinema and the spacial and choreographic possibilities of projection. Her book Paracinema: la desmaterialización del cine en las prácticas artísticas received the Spanish prize ‘Escritos sobre arte’ in 2011. She has shown recent works in Light Field (San Frascisco), Close-Up Cinema (London), BEEF (Bristol), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), MACVal (Paris), Art Cinema OFF-off (Ghent), Images Festival (Toronto), Biennial of Havana (Cuba), Lajevardi Foundation (Tehran), Art Centre Ongoing (Tokyo), etc. She is a co-founder of LEVE, a record label that releases annual editions of field recordings by invited artists on 45rpm vinyl. She lectures at the Fine Arts College in Cuenca (Spain). Picture: Isabel de Naverán.

  • Esther Urlus

    Esther Urlus is a Rotterdam-based visual artist working with motion picture film formats Super-8, 16mm. and 35mm. Resulting in films, performances and installations, her works always arise from DIY methods. Kneading the material, by trial, error and (re) inventing, she creates new work. Urlus’ work has been exhibited and screened at film festivals worldwide, among other 25FPS festival Zagreb, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Sonic Acts, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

  • Filipa Ramos

    Lisbon-born Filipa Ramos is a writer and editor based in London, where she works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She is a Lecturer in the Experimental Film MA programme of Kingston University and in the MRes Art:Moving Image of Central Saint Martins, both in London, and works with the Master Programme of the Institut Kunst, Basel. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by artists and filmmakers. She was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal and contributed for Documenta 13 (2012) and 14 (2017). Her writing has been published in several magazines and catalogues. She has recently edited Animals (Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press).

  • Garbiñe Ortega

    With a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country, and specialising in experimental and non-fiction film, her practical experience focuses on curatorship, education, building audiences, and the creation of specific frameworks that amplify collective cinematographic experience. In recent years she has lived in California and Mexico, and her curatorial work has been displayed internationally at different festivals in the US and Europe. She is currently a space programmer at the Montehermoso Cultural Centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz, a programme adviser for Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao and artistic director of the festival Punto de Vista.

  • Gema Grueso

    Gema has a BA in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in the Preservation and Restoration of Modern and Contemporary Art. She has been restoring our art heritage since 2006 and preserving and restoring different types of modern and contemporary art since 2012. Since 2013 she has been working in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, beginning as a sculpture restorer and then moving to the audiovisual archives, joining the Presto Centre in 2015.

  • Harkaitz Cano

    With a degree in law from the University of the Basque Country, he focused early on writing and covered almost all genres, from poetry to novels, including theatre. As a result of his reflections on the audiovisual, he published the essay Ojo y medio (2010), as well as numerous articles in the press. He has been a scriptwriter for TV, radio and comics. He is always open to multidisciplinary work and is a regular lyricist for groups on the Basque scene. He has translated authors such as Hanif Kureishi, Anne Sexton and Allen Ginsberg into Basque. His work, which has been awarded the Euskadi Prize three times, has been translated into a dozen languages.

  • Helena Girón

    Filmmaker. Her work investigates the relations between mythology and materialism. Together with Samuel M. Delgado, she has directed the films Plus UltraMontañas ardientes que vomitan fuego and Sin Dios ni Santa María. Her films have been screened at international festivals like: Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastián Film Festival, Mar del Plata, International Film Festival Rotterdam, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, L’Âge D’Or, Ann Arbor or Media City Film Festival.

  • José Luis Sanz

    Photographer, theatre and TV lighting engineer and director of photography for more than 25 years, having trained at the Instituto Oficial de Radiotelevisión Española and the International Film and Television School of Cuba, among others. He has also worked as a teacher at the IORTVE, CES, IES Puerta Bonita and other audiovisual training centres. He has spent the last few years digitising, recovering and restoring film material as manager of the company “Ocho y Pico”.

  • José M. Navía

    José M. Navía has a Higher Diploma in Musical Language, Transposition and Accompaniment, a Postgraduate Degree in Audio Systems and Soundproofing, is a qualified sound technician, has a Diploma in Music Education and Social Science, a Music Degree in piano and flute, is a technical director of Audiorestauración Estudios studies; specialising in the recovery, digitalisation and digital restoration of more than 50 different types of analogical audio formats. His experience includes millions of tracks recovered as part of his work with public bodies in Spain and overseas; from wax cylinders and slate discs to audio tracks for audiovisual productions.

  • Kara Van Malssen

    Kara Van Malssen is an information management specialist with an expertise in digital asset management and preservation. She is partner and senior consultant at the consulting and software development firm AVP, where she helps clients such as the Library of Congress, MoMA, Paramount Pictures, and HBO preserve and provide access to their collections. Kara is also a dedicated educator. She received a masters degree from NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, where she later taught Digital Preservation and Digital Literacy. She has also taught and developed curriculum for professional training programs such as ICCROM's SOIMA programme, and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Winter School, amongst others.

  • Koldo Almandoz

    He has a degree in Journalism and Audio-visual Communication, and graduated in Cinema at the Tisch School of New York University. He has been writing and directing films for the last 25 years. His films have been selected and have won awards at important international festivals (Cannes, Rotterdam, Zinemaldia, Bafici...). Editor of the magazine The Balde. Programmer at the Punto de Vista festival. He has written fiction for radio and has curated various cultural and artistic events. He also collaborates with various media.

  • Laida Lertxundi

    Artist, filmmaker and currently teaches Fine Arts and Humanities at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena after having given classes at the University of California San Diego and at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she took a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. Her work, shot mainly on 16 mm, moves between internal spaces of intimacy and the large scale of great open landscapes, with the aim of encompassing a geography transformed by subjectivity and affective states. Her work has been shown at festivals and galleries all over the world: only in the last few years at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), CICC Tabakalera, Tate Modern (London), Havana Biennial and Temporary Gallery (Cologne), among others, and at prestigious biennials such as L.A. Hammer Biennial (Los Angeles), The Lyon Biennial and Whitney Biennial (New York).

  • Leire Apellaniz

    Leire Apellaniz (Bilbao, 1975) has worked as head of the technical department of the San Sebastian International Film Festival for more than ten years. At the same time, she has been active as a producer in several audiovisual projects through the production company Sr.&Sra., which she founded with Aritz Moreno in 2013. In 2015, she produced and directed her first feature film, El último verano (The Last Summer), a documentary that was selected for several international competitions, such as Bafici and Karlovy Vary. In 2016, she produced the short film Ihesa, directed by Alejandro Díaz Castaño. In 2017, she co-produced with Labyrint Films the first documentary feature film by Ana Schulz and Cristobal Fernández entitled Mudar la piel (The Spy Within), which will premiere at a major international film festival this summer. She is currently shooting Las letras de Jordi (Jordi’s Writing), Maider Fernández Iriarte’s first film, and finalising the details for shooting Aritz Moreno's first feature film this autumn, Ventajas de viajar en tren (Advantages of Travelling by Train), which she is co-producing from Sr.&Sra. with Morena Films. Her interest in more experimental cinema has led her to create a new production company, Gipuzkoana de Rodajes, with filmmaker and director Ion de Sosa, whose first project is the short film La leyenda dorada (The Golden Legend), which he will co-direct with Chema García Ibarra.

  • Luciano Berriatúa

    A director of fictional feature films (El buscón, 1976 and El lado oscuro, 2002) short films, documentaries and cartoons, he has had a wide-ranging film career as a director of photography, scriptwriter, editor, actor and film restorer specialising in the work of F. W. Murnau and Orson Welles and in animated films and silent Spanish cinema, and has worked for the Spanish Film Library, Film Library of Catalonia and the F.W. Murnau Stiftung (Wiesbaden). As a historian and researcher he has published various books about F.W.Murnau and numerous articles in Spanish, French, German and Italian magazines. He teaches film restoration and production at Paris 8 University (France) (12 years as an associate professor) and Cordoba University (for 6 years). He has also taught scriptwriting at the ECAM.

  • Luis Macías

    Artist, filmmaker, composer of images and film researcher. He is a member of the duo Crater and a co-founder of CRATER-Lab, an independent analogue film laboratory managed by artists - . His proposals in film and/or video format are designed for single-channel projection and for performances or installations. At the same time, he also works on theoretical-practical workshops, specialising in different variants of experimental cinema - appropriation, cameraless cinema, Super 8 and 16 mm. and/or experimental films - at film schools, art centres and museums. His works have been seen at festivals and art centres in cities around the world.

  • Maialen Beloki Berasategui

    Deputy Director of the San Sebastian Festival since 2016. Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarra (Pamplona) 2002-2005. Doctor in Film Theory, Analysis and Documentation (doctoral thesis Between Antonio and Antxon Eceiza. Cinema and politics) from the Public University of the Basque Country, Leioa, 2006-2010. She collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate. She was a lecturer in communication at the HUHEZI faculty of Mondragon University. She collaborated with the electronic magazine Pausa and participated in the book Antxon Eceiza, cine existencialismo y dialéctica (Jesús Angulo, Maialen Beloki, José Luis Rebordinos, Antonio Santamarina, Filmoteca Vasca, 2010). She participated in the short film selection Kimuak, the Basque government programme for the international promotion and distribution of Basque short films (2012, 2013) and was formerly a member of the Basque Government Council on Culture.

  • Maider Oleaga

    She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication (University of Navarra), a diploma in Film Direction (ECAM) and a Master's degree in Feminist and Gender Studies (UPV-EHU). She wrote and directed the documentary Iragan Gunea Berlin, which premièred at the 2016 San Sebastian International Film Festival, Esperanza (Bolivia-Spain, 2012), Amaren Ideia (Mexico-Basque Country, 2010) and the short fictional films Sitios prestados al aire (Mexico, 2010), En coincidencia (Spain, 2003) and Sarah. Mirándote (Spain, 2001). She is currently working on the post-production of her next feature film, Muga deitzen da pausoa, which has been selected for the Ikusmira Berriak programme. She is also continuing to work on Agur/Henffych!, a film correspondence project with the Welsh visual artist Naomi Heath.

  • Manuel Asín

    Film Department Coordinator at the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, producing seasons for Filmoteca Española, MNCARS, Xcèntric-CCCB, Zinebi, MUN, etc. He has published articles in Caimán Cuadernos de Cine (where he is a member of the production board) as well as in El viejo topo, Blogs & Docs, Cahiers du cinéma España,Trafic, etc. He has written and edited two books on the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Escritos (2011) and Hacer la revolución es también volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas (2016). He was director at the book and DVD publisher and distributor Intermedio (2011-2015), and is the auteur of the short film Siete vigías y una torre (2005) and several short films produced by the Oteiza Museum.

  • María Palacios Cruz

    Curator (Tate Britain, London; Union Docs, New York; Cinematek, Brussels; Impakt, Utrecht; Centre Pompidou, Paris…) and teacher (School of Graphic Research & Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Brussels, and Kingston University and Central Saint Martins, in London). She writes in publications and books about cinema and motion pictures and is the co-founder of the London publishing company, The Visible Press, specialising in this artistic discipline. She was in charge of the Courtisane Festival in Belgium and at the present time she is deputy director of LUX (based in London), one of the most important distributors of independent and experimental films in the world.

  • Matías Piñeiro

    A graduate of the Universidad del Cine in Argentina, where he later taught classes on cinematography and film history, Matías Piñeiro (Buenos Aires, 1982) is a film maker, screenwriter and performer (Rosalinda, The Princess of France, Hermia & Helena) renowned as one of the greatest exponents of his generation of new Argentine cinema.

  • Mikel Gurrea

    He works between San Sebastian, Barcelona and London. He has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Master’s in Arts FIlmmaking from the London Film School. His works include the playwriting for Automatic Flesh, by the Rambert Dance Company, which premièred at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the playwriting for Soka, selected by the Antzerkigintza Berriak programme and chosen by the Victoria Eugenia Theatre for its production in 2017, the short films Txoria (UK, 2013), Chessmates (2013), nominated for a Prix Europa and Foxes (UK, 2015), awarded at the Montreal World Film Festival, among others. Selected by the programme "Ikusmira Berriak" (where he received the post-production award) and Sam Spiegel Film Lab, his feature film project Suro is at an advanced stage of development. Since 2017, he has been part of the Zinema (h)abian/ Cinema en curs team, a film education and cinema project at educational centres.

  • Mona Jiménez

    Educator, scholar, and artist who is expert in the collection management, conservation, and preservation of cultural heritage existing as video, digital media and multimedia. Associate Director in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University from 2003-2017. She led the development of MIAP's laboratories and curriculum in video and new media, teaching these and other core courses. She has worked extensively with museums, libraries and archives holding media collections. She founded Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX). She also developed a model for Community Archiving Workshops that has been used extensively in the US, and she has led these workshops in Mexico, Japan and the Philippines. She is the co-editor, with Kathy High and Sherry Miller Hocking of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued (Intellect Books, 2013).

  • Natalia Marín

    Natalia Marín Sancho (Zaragoza, 1982) is a filmmaker and teacher. She is a project tutor at the ECAM (Madrid Film and Audio-visual School) and since 2015 has run the 'Hybrid Forms' workshop at the San Antonio de Baños Film and Television School (Cuba). Her work as part of the ‘Los hijos’ experimental film collective has been widely shown at national and international festivals and art centres such as the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Queen Sofía National Art Centre, and FID Marseille, among others. 'New Madrid', the project that received the 1st BBVA Foundation Grant for Video Art creation was her first solo project and has been shown at festivals such as Seville European Film Festival, the Las Palmas International Film Festival or the Anthology Film Archives in New York. She currently lives in New York and works at the Pratt Institute as a researcher after winning a Fulbright Scholarship 2017.

  • Oliver Laxe

    Oliver Laxe lives and works between Spain and Marocco. With his first feature, Todos vós sodes capitáns, he won the Grand Prize of Cannes' Critics' of the Directors' Fortnight in 2010. In Cannes 2016 he won the Grand Prize of Critics' Week with his second feature film Mimosas. He is one of the founders of Zeitun films.

  • Pamela Vizner

    Expert in the management, care, and handling of media collections, particularly of those in magnetic tape format, and specialises in their digitalisation. She holds an MA degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University and is currently teaching Digital Preservation at the University of Chile, as well as being the Associate Director of the archival solutions consultancy company Second Run Media Preservation. Pamela has participated in the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) since 2013 and is also a member of the XFR Collective in New York. She holds a BA in Music and Sound from the University of Chile and is an expert in audio mixing, editing, reconstruction and restoration.

  • Paulino Viota

    Filmmaker and auteur of Contactos (1970, restored by Filmoteca Española in 2010 and part of the Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Duración (1970, part of the Collection belonging to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Con uñas y dientes (1977-78) and Cuerpo a cuerpo (1982). His complete works, which include several short films produced between 1966 and 1974, have been published by Intermedio DVD. Regarding Contactos, one of the most radical and unorthodox films in the history of Spanish cinema, Noël Burch wrote: ‘one of the best avant-garde European films of the 70s, together with Jeanne Dielmann by Chantal Akerman and Deux fois by Jackie Raynal’. Since the beginning of the 80s, Vioto has dedicated himself to studying and teaching film. He has lectured at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, at CECC-Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya, at Bande à part Escuela de cine (Barcelona) and at the Filmoteca de Cantabria, as well as speaking at conferences held by the main cultural and film organisations in Spain.

  • Peio Aguirre

    Peio Aguirre is an art critic, independent curator and editor. His writing emcompasses critical theory, art, film, design and other areas of popular culture. He has published a book on art criticism, La línea de producción de la crítica (consonni, 2014). Also published in newspapers such as Mugalari Gara, Cultura(s) La Vanguardia, Babelia El País, and specialized magazines as Flash Art, Afterall, A Prior Magazine, e-flux journal , El Estado Mental and Concreta. Among others exhibitions, he has curated "Asier Mendizabal", MACBA, Barcelona (2008); "Néstor Basterretxea, Forma y Universo", Fine Arts Museum Bilbao (2013); "A singular modernity: New Art around San Sebastián 1925-1936”, Museo San Telmo San Sebastian (2016). Since 2006 he writes cultural criticism at his blog Crítica y metacomentario.

  • Reto Kromer

    Having graduated in mathematics and computer science, Reto Kromer became involved in audio-visual conservation and restoration more than thirty years ago. He was head of preservation at the Swiss National Film Archive, and lecturer at the University of Lausanne and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has been running his own preservation company and lecturing at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. His current research includes colour spaces, look-up tables and codec programming and emulation.

  • Salomé Lamas

    Salomé Lamas studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in Contemporary Art Studies in Coimbra. Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, BAFICI, Reina Sofia, FIAC, Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA, Guggenheim Bilbao, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal, Viennale, Hong Kong FF, Serralves, Tate Modern, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Bozar, Tabakalera, ICA London, TBA 21 Foundation, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC Vilnius, MALBA, SESC São Paulo, among others. Lamas was granted several fellowships such as The Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship – Harvard University, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sundance, Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD. She collaborates with the production company O Som e a Fúria and is represented by Miguel Nabinho Gallery - Lisboa 20.

  • Samuel M. Delgado

    Filmmaker. Her work investigates the relations between mythology and materialism. Together with Helena Girón, she has directed the films Plus UltraMontañas ardientes que vomitan fuego and Sin Dios ni Santa María. Her films have been screened at international festivals like: Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastián Film Festival, Mar del Plata, International Film Festival Rotterdam, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, L’Âge D’Or, Ann Arbor or Media City Film Festival.

  • Santiago Aguilar

    With a degree in the Science of Images from the Complutense University in Madrid, he worked as a documentary maker for Filmoteca Española (the Spanish Film Library) between 1985 and 1995, and has continued to collaborate with the organisation as a researcher and defining the Archive Digitalisation Plan. A member of "La Cuadrilla", a duo of directors, he is a film director and screenplay writer, and a self-confessed Azcona fan. In collaboration with Felipe Cabrerizo, he has worked on several research projects related to Spanish and Italian comedy film and literature of the twentieth century. As a freelancer, he has been a scriptwriter for television, has produced documentaries and published books and articles on little-known aspects of the history of Spanish cinema.

  • Santos Zunzunegui

    Emeritus Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising (University of the Basque Country). Semiologist, film analyst and historian.He has been a visiting professor at different universities of Europe, the USA, and South America. His main books include: Mirar la imagen (1984); El cine el País Vasco (1985); Pensar la imagen (1989); La mirada cercana. Microanálisis fílmico (1996; new revised and expanded edition 2016), Robert Bresson (2001); Historias de España. De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de cine español (new revised and expanded edition, 2018); Metamorfosis de la mirada. Museo y semiótica (2003); Orson Welles (2005); Las cosas de la vida. Lecciones de semiótica estructural (2005); La mirada plural (2008), winner of the “Francisco Ayala” International Essay Prize. In 2013, he published Lo viejo y lo nuevo (Cátedra) which included five years of his work at Caimán. Cuadernos de Cine, a journal where he is a member of its Editorial Board. In November 2014, he was awarded the prize from the Groupe de Recherche et Investigation de l’Image dans le Monde Hispanique (GRIMH), comprising French Hispanists and image scholars. In 2017, his Bajo el signo de la melancolía. Cine, desencanto y aflicción, an ambitious study on the film dimension of that "cultural illness" called melancholy, was published. He is currently working with Imanol Zumalde on a far-reaching essay on the notion of “documentary truth” and its film derivatives.

  • Sergio Oksman

    A Brazilian resident in Madrid for the past twenty years, Sergio Oksman is a director and a teacher at ECAM. His career is closely tied to documentaries, and Elías Querejeta has produced six of his works. Films he has directed include A Esteticista (2004), Goodbye, America (2006), Notes on the other (2009), A story of the Modlins (2012) or O Futebol (2015).

  • Silvia Casagrande

    Having graduated in film studies (Études cinématographiques) from the University of Udine (Italy) in conjunction with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, Silvia specialised in film preservation at the film archive of the Österreichisches Filmmuseum in Vienna. She has also been an archivist for the Filmoteca de Navarra, working on the preservation of home movies, and organising annual showings in Pamplona and Tudela to celebrate Home Movie Day.

  • Sonia García López

    PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Valencia and lecturer on the bilingual degree course in Film and Media Studies at the Carlos III University in Madrid, where she forms part of the Tecmerin group (Television-Cinema: memory, representation and industry). She has spent time carrying out research at New York University (Tisch School of the Arts and Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures) and at the Paris-Sorbonne University (CRIMIC, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into the Contemporary Iberian World) and has written the books, El cuerpo y la voz de Margarita Alexandre (Tecmerin, 2016), Spain is US: la guerra civil española en el cine del Popular Front (1936-1939) (PUV, 2013) and Ser o no ser. Ernst Lubitsch (Paidós, 2005), and co-edited the collective work, Piedra, papel y tijera: el collage en el cine documental (Ocho y medio, 2009). She is currently a member of the editorial board at Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural.

  • Takashi Makino

    Makino Takashi (1978, Japan) is an artist and makes experimental films. He was educated in Cinematography at the Nihon University College of Art in Japan. In 2001, he served an apprenticeship with the Quay Brothers in London, during which he mainly studied film music and lighting. Elements of Nothing (2008) and Generator (2012) have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Competition for Short Films and with Generator Makino won a Tiger Award. Since then, his films have been invited for screenings at numerous film and video art festivals worldwide.

  • Vanesa Fernández Guerra

    She has a PhD and lectures in Audio-visual Communication at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She has taught and carried out management tasks since 2004 on both degree courses and various masters (EITB, UPV/EHU, UAB). She has carried out research internships at the Film School (FUC) and at the Third of February National University (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires and has been a guest lecturer at the International Cinema and TV School in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba). Her line of research and publications mainly focus on contemporary documentary cinema. She has written several books, the latest being Lurraldeak eta Mugaldeak II. Agerraldiak eta presak Espainiako zinema dokumentalean (2015). She is the director of ZINEBI, and also works freelance as a consultant on the development of film projects.

  • Victor Iriarte

    Graduate in Journalism from the University of Navarra, Post-graduate in Basque Contemporary Art from the University of Deusto and Master in Creative Documentary from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, today he is Head of Audiovisual Programmes at San Sebastian’s Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, having belonged to the coordinating team of the International Film Students Meeting since 2013. He began as a programmer at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Cinematheque, was a teacher of audiovisual language at the UM (Uruguay) and was resident artist and audiovisual programmer at the Arteleku art centre in San Sebastian. In 2001 he was second assistant director to Isaki Lacuesta on the feature film Cravan vs Cravan and in 2010 director of photography on the feature film Buenas noches, España, by the Filipino director, Raya Martin. Since 2005 he has been combining programming with his own creation, having directed several short films (Decir adiós, Kimuak catalogue 2007) and a feature film, Invisible (premiered at the FID Marseille in 2012). He collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate.

  • Xabier Erkizia

    A musician, sound artist and producer, for the last 25 years he has presented a large number of musical compositions, installations, workshops and lectures all over the world. In parallel to this, he has also written more than 60 soundtracks for films, and dance and theatre pieces, and continues to collaborate with various media, especially on creative work for radio. He also works as a curator for various cultural institutions, museums and festivals.