Specialists from Argentina, France and Valencia gather this weekend in Bueu to spend two days watching the 23 films of the International Section of FICBUEU, which will celebrate its twelfth edition between the 6th and 14th of September.
Alejo Flah, Argentine filmmaker and scriptwriter; Antoine Lopez, co-founder of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, and Sara Mansanet, director of the La Cabina medium-length film competition, will be responsible for selecting the winning works of the Golden Amphora, the Silver Amphora and the eleven technical awards. Regarding the best Galician, Spanish and Experimental short films, there will be a different jury, as well as for the school awards.
Alejo Flah scripted and directed the films Taxi a Gibraltar, with a cast headed by Dani Rovira, and Sexo fácil, películas tristes, starring Ernesto Alterio, Quim Gutiérrez and Marta Etura. He also wrote the scripts for the mini-series Vientos de agua as well as for the films Séptimo and La adopción. Flah has also taught at film schools in Spain, Cuba and Argentina. The scriptwriter is currently preparing his third film.
Antoine Lopez, born in Algeria, studied science and art history in France, where in 1979 he became a founding member of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, the largest event dedicated to short films in the world, which he co-organized until 2013. He directed very diverse cinematographic pieces, such as Rodolfo Traviata, le film; Lieux communs or Traverses, selected in more than forty festivals. As a poster designer, he works with Isabelle Pio under the pseudonym Bologo and also lectures as an animation specialist.
Sara Mansanet is responsible for the Cinema Club at the University of Valencia and director of the La Cabina International Medium-length Film Festival, one of the only two European competitions focused on 30 to 60 minute films. Graduated in Art History, in Cinema Jove she made her debut in audiovisual production and, more recently, worked on the feature film La Banda and on the short film La buena fe. As a specialist in cinema, she collaborates -among others- with the Valencian public radio and is an associated producer of the documentary television series Terres de Cinema.