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  • Aldara Pagán

    2019/2020 Course

    Aldara Pagán (Ourense, 1997) graduated in Audio-Visual Communications from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She directed and featured in the short film O que precede a caída é branco / Lo que precede la caída es blanco (2018), which won the jury prize for best fiction and animation production at the Festival of Cans (Galicia). Co-organiser of the symposium A outra mirada: cinema e muller [Another Perspective: Film and Women]. Editor for the online film review journal ’A Cuarta Parede’. Co-organiser and programmer of the OUFF EN CURTO section at the Ourense International Film Festival. Member of the Youth Jury at the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival, and the 32nd Cineuropa Festival.

  • Alessandra Boulos

    2019/2020 Course

    Alessandra was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1994. She took an interest in cinema from an early age and in 2017 graduated in film studies from the FAAP (Fundación Armando Álvares Penteado) school. In the same year, she began working at a company distributing Brazilian films, where she became enamoured of the task of curating. She has participated with the distributor at Brazil's top festivals, including Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the Tiradentes Film Festival, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brasilia Film Festival and the São Paulo International Film Festival. She enjoys exploring different screening possibilities.

  • Amat Vallmajor

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in a small town in Baix Empordà (Catalonia), Amat graduated in Audio-visual Communications from Pompeu Fabra University. He has co-directed two short films La Maleta and La Perversión del signo. He was the cinematographer on the short film Cendres [Ashes] (selected for the MECAL festival). More recently he produced and starred in the drama feature Cineclub. He has worked for the La Fábrica de la Tele production company as a video editor, camera operator and mixer for live TV programmes. He has also been a member of the youth jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival on two occasions.

  • Ane Zulaika

    2019/2020 Course

    Ane graduated in Communication Studies from Deusto University, having completed a placement at the San Sebastian Film and Human Rights Festival. She completed her training working with the CIMASUB and the San Sebastian International Film Festival, as well as taking several courses in the area of film and photography.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Artisans of Cinema
  • Anna de Guia-Eriksson

    2019/2020 Course

    Hailing from Sweden and the Philippines, Anna de Guia-Eriksson has been living and working in London since graduating with first class honours in Comparative Literature and Film Studies from Queen Mary, University of London in 2013. Starting as a camera assistant, Anna has worked in various roles in the film industry including researcher, production manager, translator and editor. She harbours a deep love for filmmaking and exhibition, seeing the two practices as analogous to each other. In 2016 she founded Filikino, a non-profit film club bringing classic and contemporary Philippine cinema to London’s independent screens. She runs and curates Filikino herself, the only film-club of its kind in London.

  • Astrid Villanueva Zaldo

    2019/2020 Course

    Astrid Villanueva Zaldo is an editor, researcher and curator in film and photography exhibitions and drama projects. In designing audiovisual pieces, she links her editing work to her research and analysis of film and documentary archives. She has also written published texts for books and specialist journals. Her main object of study is audiovisual material that expresses Mexican identity in story form.

  • Borja Rodríguez

    2019/2020 Course

    After graduating in Bilingual Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarre, Borja Rodríguez Gimeno (Vigo, 1997) spent a semester in Scotland, at the University of Stirling. He was a youth jury member at the Punto de Vista Festival in 2018 and attended a workshop on the archiving, dissemination and recycling of domestic and amateur film in 2019. He is interested in the research and study of moving images and currently feels the need to enter into contact with the material nature of film.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Generational losses
  • Carolina Battaglini

    2019/2020 Course

    Carolina is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video and installation. She studied cinematography at the ENERC in Buenos Aires and has worked as a cinematographer on drama and documentary short films such as Bushra (2016), Hotel Recuerdo (2016), Remanso (2017) and A donde quieras  (2018). She is currently continuing her projects on video diaries, photographic series, and her installation Elija ensobrar sus negativos y sus recuerdos perdurarán por siempre, which mutates every time it is presented, with photographs and found objects.

  • Daniela Delgado Viteri

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in Ecuador, Daniela Delgado Viteri is an audiovisual director. She studied at the Universidad del Cine (Argentina) and Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts (France). Her work involves documenting processes. She works participatively with groups of people, generally combining fiction with documentary. Her output has been screened at film shows and festivals including the Rotterdam Film Festival, Rencontres Internationals and CPH-DOX. Daniela has participated in exhibitions and residence programmes at art centres in Argentina, Germany, Detroit and Italy. In Quito she has worked as a programming assistant and was a member of the selection committee of the International Encuentros del Otro Cine (Encounters with Other Cinema) festival (EDOC) in Quito.

  • Diego Ginartes

    2019/2020 Course

    Diego Ginartes (1983, Spain) is based in Helsinki. He works as a film programmer and producer. He holds an MA in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies, University of Pompeu Fabra and Visual Arts from the University of São Paulo. He has been the director of Cinemaissí, Latin American film festival in Finland from 2016 to 2018. Nowadays he is the project coordinator of Cuarto Cine, the pedagogical program of the festival. He founded new cinema/new talents, a film event to encourage first and second feature films with unconventional proposals. As a film programmer, among other projects, he curated the screening series Other/Cinema, produced by the research group Critical Cinema Lab from Aalto University and he has been part of short movies programming team of Tribeca Film Festival.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Elisa Massaro

    2019/2020 Course

    Elisa Massaro was born in Rome in 1992 and has a degree in Communication, specialising in Cultural Anthropology, from the University of Torino. Interested in documentaries, she has completed a number of visual projects with the university on the Filipino, Peruvian and Bolivian communities in Torino, and has attended several courses on the participatory methodology: prison memoir biographies, participatory video and community theatre. Her latest video experience was in Spain, where she worked as an assistant on the documentary project Amores trashumantes by Iban Ayesta Aldanondo.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > This Film Is Dangerous
  • Flor Clérico

    2019/2020 Course

    Flor Clérico is an independent Argentinean producer. She studied film directing at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires (FUC) and participated in the Film Studies programme at the Torcuato Di Tella University in 2018. Her productions include Argentina's most-viewed web series Tiempo Libre (2014) by Martín Piroyansky, the winning feature film at the 2015 Biennale College Cinema in Venice; Una Hermana by Verena Kuri and Sofia Brokenshire; the short film El Ser Magnético (Bafici 2015, Cinéfondation de Cannes and Toronto Festival) and two feature films which premiered at the 2019 Berlinale, Los Miembros de La Familia by Mateo Bendesky and Far From Us by Laura Von Bierbrauer and Verena Kuri. She was a member of the jury for the Nest Film Students section of the 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival and the web series section of the 2017 Buenos Aires Youth Art Biennial.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Generational losses
  • Genesis Scarlet Valenzuela

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in the Dominican Republic in 1988, Genesis studied drama at the National Art Drama School, where she also completed a preparatory course in visual arts. In 2014 she graduated in advertising and has worked as a designer and illustrator. She recently completed a degree in filmmaking at the Altos de Chavón Film School. In 2018, her animated short film Industrializado [Industrialised] was included in the official selection for the Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. In the same year she won first place in the Scriptwriting section of the National Film Competition, FONPROCINE.

  • Helena Estrela

    2019/2020 Course

    Helena Estrela was born in 1993 in Porto, Portugal. She completed her degree in cinema, specializing in Directing at Lisbon School of Theatre and Film in 2015. In the academic milieu, she did an internship with the Portuguese director Teresa Villaverde and directed a short film entitled Heroísmo. This graduation film premiered at the National Competition of IndieLisboa International Film Festival, and in 2018 won the Feats Award for Best Short Film at FICUNAM. Bela Mandil, her first self-produced film, premiered at Viennale 2018.

  • Hella Spinelli

    2019/2020 Course

    Hella Spinelli was born in Montevideo in 1988. She has a degree in Social Communication with special emphasis on Creative Narration from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and advanced studies in Fine Arts from the Republic University of Uruguay. Since 2015 she has worked as a curator at the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo (CdF) and since 2017 has coordinated the curating department, managing the definition and production of photography exhibitions for over 10 exhibition halls in the city. In 2011 and 2012 she worked as an executive production assistant at the production firms Control Z Films and Mutante Cine. She has also worked as a designer, photographer and teacher of storytelling. She wrote the script for the feature film Bionimia, with which she has participated in several different laboratories and tutorials.

  • Humberto Vallejo

    2019/2020 Course

    Humberto Vallejo Cunillera has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarre, within the Becas Alumni programme. In 2016 he taught cinematographic direction at the Altos de Chavón School in the Dominican Republic. His short film Chanel was shortlisted by over 30 international festivals, including the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Film Festival in Havana, the Tampere Film Festival and the Latin American Film Festival in Huelva. He was won several awards and accolades, including First Special Jury Prize at the Kustendorf International Film & Music Festival in Serbia (directed by Emir Kusturica) and the Prize for the Best Dominican Short Film at the Dominican Film Festival in New York. In 2019 he was selected by the Dominican Republic General-Directorate for Film to represent the country at the Malaga Talent Campus, held within the framework of the 22nd Malaga Festival.

  • Inês de Lima

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in 1995, Portugal. She graduated at Lisbon Film School of Theatre and Film, majoring in directing. Her graduation film premiered at San Sebastián International Film Festival 17', among other festivals. She did a Post-Graduation on Photography at the Lisbon Fine Arts University as well as a Post-Graduation at Aesthetics and Artistic Studies. She currently is a programmer at Indie Lisbon Film Festival.

  • Irati Crespo

    2019/2020 Course

    Irati Crespo was born in Rentería in 1996. After graduating in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Mondragón, in 2019 she completed a Master’s course in Film Criticism at the ECAM Film School in Madrid, in collaboration with the Caiman CDC magazine. In 2019, alongside other students, she formed part of the team responsible for programming the film section of the INDIE & DOC Fest Cine Coreano festival, held at the Matadero Cultural Centre in Madrid. She has published critical reviews of the official section of the 5th FILMADRID festival on the Caiman and Milmadrid websites and for three years running formed part of the technical team at the San Sebastián Film Festival. She currently collaborates with the Cineclub Kresala team, engaging in programming and organisation work, and publishes critical reviews and other articles about the latest premieres on the Macguffin website. Given the multitude of opportunities for audiovisual programming offered by the mutation of traditional cinema screens, she believes now is the perfect time to study curating.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Jessica Long

    2019/2020 Course

    Jessica is an Australian writer/director and video artist. Recently graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Film, Jessica has since been awarded the Inaugural TWT Excellence Prize for her video artwork, Apartment Block No.10 and was the recipient of the UNSW Dean’s List award for her graduate film series Private Parties Jessica was also 1 of 30 artists from across Australia to be selected for the 2018 National Graduate Show, hosted by PICA (Perth’s Institute for Contemporary Art). Jessica has since worked in the Australian film industry with companies such as Lingo Pictures, Screentime, Fremantle, VIVID, Melbourne International Film Festival, and documentary activists, Engage Media.

  • Jessica Y Lee

    2019/2020 Course

    Jessica Y Lee is a Los Angeles-born documentarian based in New York. She has a degree in film studies and documentary from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She worked with Icarus Films, an independent film distributor, as the director of art, production and digital media, and was a freelance video producer for The Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the web director of Cineaste and the video producer of Triple Canopy, a magazine based in New York, with which her work has been, or will be, shown at Kunsthalle Wien, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the RISD Museum.

  • Jone Aranzabal Itoiz

    2019/2020 Course

    After earning a BA in Art from the University of the Basque Country, with a special mention in painting and graphics, Jone completed a postgraduate degree in management and cultural policies at the University of Barcelona. Professionally, she has developed her own artwork while at the same time working on cultural projects in the visual arts field, performing different management, design, production and curating tasks. As a complement to her main area of study, she has worked in several areas of the audiovisual industry, including coordinating the youth jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Over the last two years she has helped set up the Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo Foundation, and is currently developing contents it. At present, she is trying to promote cultural forums that allow for new forms of creation and programming that will bridge the gap between the worlds of plastic and audiovisual art.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Generational losses
  • Jorge Castrillo

    2019/2020 Course

    Jorge Castrillo graduated from the Advanced School of Film and Audiovisual Studies of Catalonia (ESCAC), specialising in cinematography. Jorge combines his passion for technology with his enthusiasm for his own projects. From his first short films, he has displayed a penchant for a personal style of cinema. His end-of-course short film premiered at the Seville European Film Festival, where he was surrounded by his childhood friends. He later moved to Mexico, where he studied a postgraduate degree in creative documentary at the Film Skills Centre (CCC) and also made a short film, Wadley, an essay/road movie guided only by improvisation and observation. He is currently working on a number of different projects.

  • Juliana Príncipe

    2019/2020 Course

    Juliana Príncipe was born in Lima. She is passionate about both film and literature. She studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Navarre, directing the documentary short film Cicatrices (2018). She recently received a scholarship to engage in work experience at the Curating Department of the University Museum of Navarre, focusing on digitisation and conservation. She is particularly interested in documentary film and the restoration of film materials.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > This Film Is Dangerous
  • Laura Moreno Bueno

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in Spain in 1995, Laura studied audiovisual communications at the URJC. In 2018 she created the group Biomas, organising workshops for considering and addressing the relationship between motion and the camera. After a number of photography exhibitions, she began to investigate different forms of documentary and now takes a particular interest in experimenting with the relationship between analogue and digital media. Her audiovisual pieces include: Habitar el Río (Matadero Madrid) and Hábitat.

  • Lester Meno

    2019/2020 Course

    Lester Meno graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana in 2011. Since then he has completed a number of projects and has organised and produced events in a range of different media, based on the principle of collaborating with vulnerable people and spaces in his native country. He is the founder of the independent publishing house La Maleza. Alongside the Cuban curator Abel González Fernández, in 2019-2020 he is developing a video series entitled SIN349 which focuses on the youth art and culture movement that fought against the enactment of a decree to regulate free speech in Cuba. The project was awarded the Next Generation grant by the Prince Claus Fund in 2019.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Artisans of Cinema
  • Lorena Escala

    2019/2020 Course

    Lorena Escala has a Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Lima. She has worked as a film research assistant and programming aide at the Ventana Indiscreta and Armando Robles Godoy alternative film theatres, the second of which is run by the Peruvian Ministry for Culture. She has worked as a technical assistant at many of the cinematographic project competitions organised by the State. She collaborates with the film magazine published by the University of Lima and her main areas of interest are audiovisual research and archive management.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > This Film Is Dangerous
  • Magdalena Orellana

    2019/2020 Course

    Magdalena Orellana (born in Buenos Aires in 1990) trained at the University of Design, Architecture and Town Planning in Buenos Aires, and studied Documentary Film at the ECAM - the Madrid Audiovisual and Film School. During that time she became interested in other media such as photography and graphic design. She participated with the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (New York) and other artistic residencies such as Artistas en Residencia (CA2M - La Casa Encendida) and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam) in conjunction with Hangar (Barcelona). She is a member of RIO (Buenos Aires), a self-managed editorial project with publications of the same name which focuses on collective editing, and Nuberu Bagu, an audiovisual group from Madrid which brings together artists and collaborators who share an interest in creating free and independent content. Some of her works have been shown at The Filmmakers’-Coop, Cine Estudio—Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cineteca, MediaLab Prado, BilbaoArte, CCCB, and Central Saint Martins. She has experimented with a number of different media, intentionally dismissing any possible distinction between fiction and non-fiction.

  • Maitane Ruiz Juarros

    2019/2020 Course

    Undergraduate degree in Cultural Asset Conservation and Restoration from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation, Restoration and Management of Built Heritage from the UPV/EHU’s Higher School of Architecture, where her projects have mainly focused on celluloid conservation and research into the state of repair of the oldest and most significant film theatres in Gipuzkoa.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Artisans of Cinema
  • Marc Barceló

    2019/2020 Course

    Marc grew up in Alforja (Baix Camp, Catalonia) and graduated in Film Direction from the Advanced School of Film and Audiovisual Studies of Catalonia (ESCAC). His short film Mater Salvatoris has won prizes at the International Festival of Catalan Language Cinema, the Cortada-Vitoria, the FICME in Medellín and the KinoArte in Londrina (Brazil) and was short-listed at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. He took part in the group art project ‘Moviement’ promoted by the Sorigué Foundation, with the ECAM (Madrid) and the ENERC (Buenos Aires). Marc is passionate about literature, tradition and cinema, and is interested in the possibilities of using film as a creative vehicle as well as an area of theoretical and poetic reflection. He has written reviews in online media and the Sitges Festival journal (2014 and 2015). He also contributes to the Dream Magazine art journal, where he has published fiction and essays, and the on-line platform, which centres on audiovisual exhibition. He is researching an idea of shamanic film and developing a planned feature film focusing on traditional witchcraft.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Artisans of Cinema
  • Marcela Hinojosa

    2019/2020 Course

    Marcela Hinojosa was born in Mexico City and earned a degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has coordinated production and screenings at several film festivals, including the Gira de Documentales Ambulante (Travelling Documentary Tour), the Morelia International Film Festival, the International Human Rights Film Festival and ES.CINE. Alongside her work in festivals, she also founded Calamari, a production firm which developed cultural videos from 2006 to 2011. She was an intern at FONCA (National Young Creators’ Fund for Culture and the Arts) from 2007-2008, working in the video department on the creation of a video-art project. She has attended seminars and workshops on curating and film at the San Carlos Academy, the Cinematographic Training Centre, Ro75 and SOGEM, among others. She has also collaborated with the production companies Río Negro and Río Escondido; working in the latter as first assistant director in the documentary Un retrato de Diego, directed by Gabriel Figueroa and Diego López Rivera in 2006.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Marcos García

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in 1995 in San Sebastian, Marcos moved to Paris in 2013 to earn a degree in film studies. A regular visitor to the Cinémathèque Française and the cinemas of the Latin Quarter, he completed a BA in film and audiovisual studies at Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne). The following year, he completed an MA in Screenplay and Audiovisual Writing at the University of Paris-Nanterre and later graduated as an editor from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (CLCF). In addition to his studies, he has also carried out several solo projects. In 2015, he co-directed the docudrama Vinyland (screened at the San Sebastian International Film Festival), in which he was also took charge of cinematography and editing. His next step was to complete his first drama feature El decimosexto sueño de un artista (selected for the 2017 Cinemística festival in Granada), which he wrote, directed and edited. This dreamlike—and at times surreal—project seeks to tap into the public's intuition rather than its reason. He is currently preparing a short film which he will co-direct and edit, while at the same time working on the script of a feature film.

  • Mariana Sánchez Bueno

    2019/2020 Course

    Mariana Sánchez Bueno was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and earned her undergraduate degree in Film and Electronic Arts from Bard College. Thanks to her interest in contemporary experimental film and the use of experimental techniques in her own projects, she has worked and collaborated with institutions such as UnionDocs, Cinema Tropical, BAM, Electronic Arts Intermix and the Hudson Valley LGBTI Centre. Her interests range from editing and directing to educational archive creation and experimental film programming. In 2019, Mariana co-curated Ellipsis, a series which sought to connect different cinematographic works through aesthetic and literary languages outside the Western canon. Ellipsis was first screened in May this year at Spectacle Theatre, Centre for Performance Research and Light Industry in New York.

  • Martha Helga López

    2019/2020 Course

    Martha Helga López was born in La Paz, Bolivia and currently lives in Madrid. She has a BA in Film Studies from the Camilo José Cela University, specialising in artistic management. She has worked as the artistic director and set property master on numerous short films, one of which, Es decir, nosotros, won the Vimeo audience prize at the 2016 Sundance Channel Shorts. She also focuses on managing her own experimental and documentary pieces. In addition, she works as a film consultant on curatorial projects and is currently directing a film/photography project centring on self-portrait in the technological age.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Artisans of Cinema
  • Martín Álvarez

    2019/2020 Course

    After studying film for a few years at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Martín Álvarez decided to focus on film review and programming in that same city. From 2010 to 2017 he edited and wrote reviews for the magazine Cinéfilo and also worked as a programmer at the film society of the same name and as co-programmer for the Pasión de los Fuertes season, which specialises in classical films and forms part of the Hugo del Carril Municipal Film Society. From 2017 to 2019 he lived in Los Angeles, working since the middle of 2018 as an assistant at the Hugh M. Moving Hefner Archive at the University of Southern California, thus initiating his studies in the field of archive management.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > This Film Is Dangerous
  • Min Young Park

    2019/2020 Course

    Min Young Park was born in Busan, South Korea. After graduating from university majoring in Film&Video, her first work experience was with a post-audio production company. She is currently a member of the Korean Film Archive.

  • Natasha Gurfinkel

    2019/2020 Course

    Natasha Gurfinkel graduated in film direction from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. She has directed two short films— Un Clásico (included in the Official Selection of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival) and Camarín (Official Selection, Buenos Aires International Film Festival)—as well as a number of music videos and commercials. Since 2011 she has worked as a producer on films and commercials. In this role she has produced features and short films that have been selected for international festivals throughout the world, including Cannes, Havana, Korea, Miami and Sundance and has set up coproductions with other countries including Chile and Uruguay. She has also been involved in video installation, drama and music projects. Natasha is currently restoring material from a family archive to create her first work, as well as finalising publication of her first collection of poems in Spanish and French.

  • Noemi Cuetos

    2019/2020 Course

    Noemi Cuetos was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz and has a degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarre, with a specialist diploma in Cultural Communication. Since 2007 she has worked at the communication and press departments of various different international film festivals, including Punto de Vista, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the London Spanish Film Festival. For seven years she coordinated Documental Ambulante, A.C., a Mexican organisation that seeks to promote documentaries as a tool for change, running a travelling film festival, offering training courses to rural and indigenous communities and distributing films with advocacy campaigns. She has attended workshops on cinematographic programming, audiovisual curating and contemporary artistic practices, and effective distribution in the non-fiction field. She has also taught distribution and cinematographic promotion at the Universidad de la Comunicación in Mexico City.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Olatz Arrieta

    2019/2020 Course

    Olatz Arrieta was born in Eibar in 1997 and studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), receiving a special mention in visual and production studies and multimedia production. She has worked as a scriptwriter on several short films, including Margozko begiak and Ikusmiran, which won first prize in the 2018 Gaztezulo competition. She has engaged in work experience in the radio broadcasting, voice-over and production departments at the Casco Viejo Association in Vitoria-Gasteiz. She is passionate about film, scripts and research.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Sandra García Bueno

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in Cantabria in 1995, Sandra studied Audiovisual Communications at the Pompeu Fabra, where she participated in various audiovisual projects. Within this framework she co-wrote and co-directed the short film El arquero (2016), filmed in 16 mm. She again worked with three colleagues on writing and directing the feature film Ojos Negros (2018), selected for various festivals and winner of the Zonazine section in the Malaga Festival. She is currently studying Film Archives at the EQZE.

  • Santiago Bravo Escudero

    2019/2020 Course

    Santiago has a BA in Fine Arts from Seville University and an MA in Cinematography and a PhD in Cultural Heritage from Cordoba University. His doctoral thesis was entitled Jaime Rosales. The Search for a Film Language. He has combined his training and academic research with practical work in several solo and group projects, as well as creating audiovisual pieces for a range of art projects.

  • Silvia Cruz

    2019/2020 Course

    Silvia Cruz began her career working in different areas of film. In 2010 she founded the distribution firm Vitrine, which has distributed over 130 films to date, including Brazilian productions, international co-productions and foreign films. Her biggest hits are Aquarius, by Kleber Mendonça Filho; Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, by Daniel Ribeiro; O Processo, by Maria Augusta Ramos; Frances Ha, by Noah Baumbach; and Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón. In 2019, Vitrine will be launching two more films: Divino Amor, by Gabriel Mascaro and Bacurau, by Kleber Mendonça Filho.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Sofía Fernández Payró

    2019/2020 Course

    Born in Mexico City in 1992, Sofía holds a BA in Art History from the Universidad Iberoamericana, specialising in cultural studies, cinema and archiving. She works for the Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive in areas of cultural management and the management of documentary and film heritage. She has continued her education with academic sojourns at the UNAM Film Library (March, 2019) and at Indiana University as part of the Biennial Audiovisual Archival Summer School (May, 2019). She is currently working to design and manage an academic programme for training new audiovisual archivists in Mexico.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > This Film Is Dangerous
  • Sofía García Broca

    2019/2020 Course

    Sofía "Garbro" (Tabasco, Mexico) studied a grade in Graphic Design at the Universidad del Valle de México and was part of the first promotion of the Master's Degree in Curatorial Studies at the Museo-Universidad de Navarra, she has been an amateur videographer, drone pilot and producer of industrial-corporate videos at her hometown, in 2008 in Tabasco, she made and curated her solo exhibition of digital illustration. Among other things Sofía is fond of the anonymous street photography, in the summer of 2019 she made a curatorial research trip and postgraduate practices in France for a private collection where she developed an exhibition project of a forgotten artist from the Art Deco era and also studied the general collection integrated by more than 5,000 works.

    Research project in which it participates:

    > Zinemaldia 70
  • Sofía Petersen

    2019/2020 Course

    Sofía Petersen is a filmmaker, photographer and actress with Argentinian origins. She trained as a director at the Universidad del Cine, as an editor at the London Film School and as an actress at the Agustín Alezzo school. Her first short film, "Fratricidio", was screened at the OTT and Jóvenes en Foco festivals. She directed and appeared in her second short film, "Reminiscencias". She made "FullMoon" for the Async Film Festival in Ryūichi Sakamoto, although it was also screened at the International Ecological Film Festival of Russia. She has directed a video-performance and has participated in various photography exhibitions. Her most recent film, "Symphony of the Being", is currently in post production.

  • Valentín Via

    2019/2020 Course

    Valentín Vía has a BA in Audiovisual Communications and an MA in contemporary film and audiovisuals from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He also completed a postgraduate degree in editing (IDEC), focusing on the theoretical field. He has published texts on bio-politics and exhibition cinema in the E-Repositori. Since 2017 he has also been an active contributor and participant in Drac Màgic and is part of the programming team for the latest Barcelona International Women's Film Festival. He is currently conducting research on experimental cinema, feminism and post-memory.