JURIES INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL / EXPERIMENTAL -

INTERNATIONAL JURY

Alejo  Flah

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, Antoine Lopez 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 filmLieux 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

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.


NATIONAL JURY

Andrés Goteira

After having made several short films, Andrés Goteira writes and directs Dhogs, his debut in the full-length film with which he has travelled through numerous competitions all over the world. This is the first film shot in Galician that was premiered at the Sitges Film Festival and it won 13 of the 17 nominations for the Mestre Mateo Awards 2017. The also founder of the production company Gaitafilmes is currently working on the pre-production of an intimate documentary, Welcome to ma maison, and the script for his second fiction film, A pequena variación.

María Vázquez

María Vázquez is a well-known figure on the television field for having participated in series such as Vivir sin permisoFariña or Padre Casares. Regarding cinema, she has worked with great directors such as Armendáriz in Silencio Roto or Bollaín in Mataharis, a film for which she was nominated to the Goya Awards and for which she won several awards. Her work was also awarded in different editions of the Mestre Mateo, where she was recognized as Best Actress for her roles in O club da calcetaMar libre and Trote. She has just premiered Quien a hierro mata.

Xúlio Abonjo

Xúlio Abonjo began his professional career in theatre as an actor and even writing and directing Hendaya mon amour, awarded in the María Casares. His first work in front of the cameras was in 1998 in the short film A escapada and he would later continue in several TVG series such as Terra de MirandaA vida por diante and Serramoura, besides state productions such as Cuestión de sexo or Fariña. In the cinema, he has participated in the short films Sen chumbo and Einstein-Rosen, for which he was awarded several prizes, and feature films such as O lápis do carpinteiroO ano da carracha, Encallados ou Os fenómenos.


EXPERIMENTAL JURY

Pela del Álamo

He has a bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the Pompeu Fabra University. Since 2001, Pela de el Álamo has worked in advertising, television and cinema. In 2005 he created delÁlamo estudio, where he combines his professional activity with personal projects. He directed and produced the documentaries A cuarta pista and N-VI, which received several awards. In 2013, he became artistic director of the Curtocircuíto festival (Santiago de Compostela) and is also programmer of short films in La Ola (Los Angeles). He is now working on his next feature film, Montaña o muerte.

Jaione Camborda

After completing his cinematographic studies in Prague and Munich, Jaione Camborda founded the producer Esnatu Zinema in Galicia. She directed pieces shot with experimental film material such as Proba de axilidade, Nimbos, Lilit or Rapa das bestas. The director opts for the Super 8 format, based on confidence in the image, materiality and lyricism. From the ethnographic point of view, her work reflects on the relationship of the person with the animal, violence and the atavistic. She has directed the feature film Arima, as well as working as a scriptwriter and art director in numerous films.

Suso Novás

Cultural programmer, since the mid 90’s Suso Novás was part of the legendary Cineclube Pontevedra and designed the Cine Fórum of the municipal program Noites Abertas. He taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Vigo University and at the UNED. Between 2004 and 2010, he collaborated regularly with Artnotes, an international art magazine. Since 2007, he has planned and coordinated the seminars and cinema courses of the Pontevedra Campus. Nowadays, he works in the areas of planning and training coordination of the festival Novos Cinemas (Pontevedra).


SCHOOLS JURY

Eloy Táboas

Eloy Táboas started out in the world of sound recording demos of local groups. He then pursued his training as a sound technician, before specializing in the audiovisual field, both at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de Cuba and with several masters. In 2012 he worked in the dubbing studio Babalúvox and in the producer Samthing Visual. He is a member of Azo Audiovisual and, as a freelance professional, he participated in feature films, series, advertising, documentaries, television programs, dubbing and short-films, working as a direct sound director, microphonist or sound postproducer.

Alba Ferradás

Alba Ferradás has always shown a great passion for the world of cinema. Since she was very young, she had a camera in her hands. She studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Vigo and is currently studying a Master in Advertising Art Direction at the same university. She actively participated in the creation of several short films, among which are the award-winners La última pista ( 2nd Creation Prize Uvigo) and Astral (1st Creation Prize Uvigo, Olloboi and Best Short Film of Schools and Faculties FICBUEU 2017).

Seso Durán

Musician, composer and music teacher, Seso Durán is a specialist in the use of the audiovisual as a didactic resource, obtaining multiple prizes with his pupils in different school contests of Galician and state scope. Committed to educational innovation, he is currently vice-president of the Confederation of Musical Education Associations of Spain and is regularly invited to share his projects and experiences in outstanding forums, as well as to provide audiovisual training for teachers.