Trained in Audiovisual Communication, Film Production and Law, and specialised in Intellectual Property. Silvia Lobo worked at Sony Pictures (AXN), Pirámide Films, CineCiutat, Future Lighthouse and Morena Films. Since 2019 she works as Head of Distribution and Sales at Elamedia Estudios, distributing more than 25 films including Trinta Lumes,El despertar de las Hormigas, Lúa Vermella or La vida era eso. In addition, she collaborates as a Strategy and Sales Consultant with other distributors such as Paco Poch Cinema and Surtsey Films, teaches on Master’s degrees in Production and Distribution in Spain, is part of MAFIZ as a programmer for WIP Spain at the Malaga Film Festival and has served as a jury member on Public Aid Commissions.
He graduated in Economics from the University of Barcelona and began his career in film at the Filmax Group, designing and managing international co-productions such as Fragile, El perfume and The machinist. In 2006 he became executive producer of Notro Films (Vértice 360º), producing feature films such as Océanos and La habitación de Fermat, and four years later he founded Monzón Films, participating in the works Red Lights and Grand Piano. He is currently executive producer of A Contracorriente Films and has worked on award-winning productions such as La Librería and El ciudadano ilustre.
Artistic director, film critic and member of the European Film Academy.
Chirilov has an important career as artistic director of several festivals, such as the Transylvanian International Film Festival (TIFF), of which he is also co-founder, and the Making Waves Romanian Film Festival in New York, also participating as a jury member in festivals such as the Teddy Jury at the Berlinale, Hong Kong, Chicago, San Francisco, Palm Springs or Moscow. He is also curator of Romanian film programmes abroad, most recently for the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York. Besides, he is the author of articles, essays and books on cinema such as Lars von Trier: The Films, the Women, the Ghosts and New Romanian Cinema: from Comrade Ceaușescu to Mr. Lăzărescu, which he co-authored.
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