Member of the selection committee of the Berlinale-Shorts (Berlin International Film Festival), he born in Buenos Aires in 1985 and studied at the University of Cinema (FUC). Since 2012 he has lived in Berlin, where he has conducted a master’s degree under the tutorship of Thomas Arslan at the University of Arts. As a film director, he has completed films of different lengths, which have competed in numerous international festivals. Among his films we can highlight Panke (2016), La destrucción del orden vigente (2012) and El contrabajo (2008).
Carmen Gray is a freelance film critic, journalist and curator who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Berlin. She has written on art and culture for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, The Village Voice, Sight & Sound, Screen International and Senses of Cinema, and is the former Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine in London. She is on the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Winterthur in Switzerland and has programmed side-bars and special screenings for festivals in Russia and Portugal. She regularly teaches writing workshops across Europe. She has served on the juries of many major film festivals, including Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and Havana.
Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, he began his work as a film critic in the digital publications Miradas de cine and Tren de sombras. He is currently the director of the website Otros Cines Europa and collaborates with the Spanish publications Fotogramas, El Cultural and Rockdelux, the Catalan newspaper Ara, and the American magazine Film Comment. He is the editor of the anthology The American Gaze. 50 years of Film Comment and teacher at ESCAC (Catalan Centre for Advanced Studies in Cinema and Audiovisual Media).
Actress from Cangas do Morrazo. She began to work professionally in the theatre, film and TV while studying Galician-Portuguese Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2008 she received the María Casares Award for best supporting actress for her work in Emigrados by Teatro de Ningures; in 2013, the Maruxa Villanueva Theater Performance Award; and in 2017 the Xoglar de Otoño of FIOT de Carballo. She is currently part of the cast of Nacidas Libres, from the company Contraproductions.
Antonio Durán “Morris”
Born in Vigo, Antonio Durán “Morris” is one of the best-known actors of Galician television thanks to the role of Antón in Pratos Combinados. In cinema he has worked with Fernando León de Aranoa (Mondays in the Sun and Princesas), Icíar Bollaín (Mataharis) and Ignacio Vilar (A esmorga). As for television, in recent years he has taken part in series such as The Ministry of Time, El Final del Camino (both for TVE) or Fariña: Snow in the Atlantic (for Antena3).
During his long career, he has achieved numerous television and theatre awards, winning for example five Master Mateo Awards, the latest as Best Supporting Actor in Dhogs, directed by Andrés Goteira.
Thought a mainly self-taught professional, he has complemented his knowledge with the attendance to courses and workshops with great experts such as Michael Radford, Víctor Erice, Béatrice Caufman or Robert Lovenheim, as well as taken part in the first edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus.
In 2004, after a start in cine with short films, he released his first feature film: El año da la carracha. His second film, 18 Meals (2010), received numerous awards, being selected in more than 30 international festivals, and premiering in theatres in more than 10 countries around the world.
In 2016, he won the Goya for the Best Editing for his work on Retribution (2015), by Dani de la Torre.
In television his work has focused on the direction of series, taken part in projects for Galician regional television channel TVG like Terra de Miranda, Padre Casares and, recently, Luci (one of the first Spanish series to be sold for its US version); as well as in projects for national television, such as El Comisario, Pelotas, or Sé quien eres among others.
Originally from Bueu, he graduated from the School of Dramatic Arts of Galicia, beginning to work in theatrical productions such as Atra Bile (Teatro de Ningures), the musical comedy El Libro de la selva (Barceló Productions) or Hámster (Triatreros Teatro). He got his big break in television taking part in series such as Pulsaciones (A3), Vidago Palace for RTP1 (Portuguese national television channel) and Serramoura and TAC for TVG.
Román Santiago Pidre has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the co-director and screenwriter of Rendezvous (2016), which won the Audience Award for the Best Film at the A Coruña Fantasy Film Festival, as well as the Special Jury Mention at the Miami International Fantasy Film Festival and the Special Jury Mention at the Fantastic Film Festival of Buenos Aires BARS, among others. His short film Dignidad ciudadana (2016) was selected at the prestigious Paris International Fantastic Film Festival PIFFF and at The Very Best Of Notodofilmfest (a selection of the best shorts in the history of the popular festival).
Susana Diz González is a member of the Olloboi School Audiovisual Festival organization since its inception. In recent years she has taught audio-visual communication courses for teachers and currently works as a publisher of multimedia design and graphic design. Her latest work was the design and layout of the book Aprendo con Olloboi, a repertoire of didactic discourses that show the cinematographic process in all its phases, from pre-production to distribution, providing examples from Galician audio-visual.