The Spanish actress, born in Santiago de Compostela in 1981, won the Goya for Best Newcomer in 2015 for La isla mínima. She was a nurse in the Hospital Clínico in Santiago de Compostela, a job she combined with small roles as an actress in cinema and theatre. She made her debut in cinema at seventeen, in 1997, in the film Nena, by the Galician director Xavier Bermúdez, with whom she worked again in 2008, in Rafael. In 2009 she got her first important role on television, in Matalobos, for Televisión de Galicia, becoming nationally known in 2013 for her participation in El tiempo entre costuras, an Antena 3 TV series. After La Isla Mínima, she worked on films and in series such as El Príncipe (Tele 5), Apaches (Antena 3 TV) and Hospital Real (CRTVGA). She recently visited the Seville Festival as the protagonist in A estación violenta, by Anxos Fazáns.


He has been a key note speaker, panellist and jury member for Europa Cinema and for film festivals throughout North America. He is the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to convening audiences at two theatres located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; He is the founder of Cinetopia Festival, held annually in Detroit. He is also Founding Director of the Art House Convergence, a national organization for independent cinemas operated in association with the Sundance Film Festival. For many years he taught film studies and arts management at Eastern Michigan University.


Inés Nofuentes is a producer of Spanish fiction and documentary cinema who has a great personal and professional link with Latin America, where she developed a large part of her career. Her works have won awards at the leading festivals and platforms: Mar del Plata, Guadalajara, San Sebastian, Toronto, Locarno, Berlin, etc. They include Ixcanul, which premiered at the Official Section of the Berlinale, winning the Golden Bear, and she has received over 50 awards around the world. She is presently living in Andalusia where she founded the production company CuruxaCinema.


Madrid, 1981. He has directed the feature films Todas las canciones hablan de mí (2010), Los ilusos (2013), Los exiliados románticos (2015) and La reconquista (2016). He is also the author of the medium length film Miniaturas (2011), and of the book Las ilusiones (published by Periférica, 2013). He combines cinema with teaching and since 2013 he is part of the team of Cine en Curso, a film education project in educational centres. Quién lo impide is his latest project, bringing film culture to adolescents. It is shown in different pieces and is also a film under production.


Marion Döring studied French and Portuguese at the University of Mainz from 1972 to 1975 and, from 1976 to 1979, worked as a trainee and later editor at the daily newspapers Fuldaer Zeitung and Hessisch/Niedersächsische Allgemeine. Between 1980 and 1985 she worked as free-lance journalist in Berlin, from 1985 to 1988 as press attaché of the “750 Years Anniversary Berlin 1987“ and “Berlin – European Capital of Culture 1988“. She has been connected to the history of the European Film Academy since its very beginnings in 1988: first as PR manager of the European Film Awards, later as project manager for the Academy’s activities and publications, since 1996 as the Academy’s director. Since 2004, she has also been the producer of the European Film Awards, since 2006 managing director of EFA Productions gGmbH, the company producing the Awards together with the European Film Academy, and since 2012 producer of the EFA Young Audience Award.






She was born in 1938, and she studied film at the Ulm School of Design (HfG). In 1968 she founded her own production company and directed The Cat Has Nine Lives, considered the first feminist film in West Germany. She collaborated with filmmakers such as Alexander Kluge and Edgar Reitz. Her work as scriptwriter, director and producer earned her a special place in the New German Cinema. She has directed some twenty films and has acted in a couple of films by Werner Schroeter, she has worked in theatre, collaborating with Fassbinder in 1974 and from the 80s she has been a member of Berlinale’s selection committee. At present she teaches film direction at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.


Film critic and a journalist for Nobody Magazine in Japan, she is also the programmer for the European Section of the Hiroshima Festival. She has organized several retrospectives of French films, including those by the Zanzibar group, the Diagonale production company or Henri Langlois, and she has collaborated with T-Mobile New Horizons Festival for a retrospective of Philippe Garrel’s films in 2015.


Samuel Fernández Pichel holds a PhD in Communication Studies and a Degree in English Philology from the University of Seville, with a Master’s in Writing for Cinema and Television (Autonomous University of Barcelona), and in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Nebrija University, Madrid). His doctoral thesis revolves around the social imaginaries in American cinema from the perspective of ideological criticism. At present, he teaches at The International Center of Pablo de Olavide University in Seville. He has lectured at national and international conferences, and has (co)authored over twenty publications, including articles, books and book chapters on film and TV studies.


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He studied Philosophy in Belgrade and International Relations in Bologna. He frequently collaborates on Serbia national radio with contents on cinema and he has published over 300 essays (for which he has received several awards), literary and film reviews, interviews and translations. Since 2002 his writings have been published in a long list of media in the Balkans, and he has published three books.


Film critic, philologist, cultural journalist and editor. She was a critic and columnist between 2003 and 2014 on the cultural magazine Cartelera Turia, writing about shootings, releases and film festivals. She has collaborated on collective works, on magazines and on radio programmes (El séptimo vicio-Radio 3, CV Radio). She has also translated and elaborated texts for modern art catalogues and she collaborates with the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM). She has been a jury member at festivals such as Cannes, Venice, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, among others. She is the award winning author of two children’s books, translated to various languages: Las vacaciones de Saída and El tesoro de Saída. Since 2013 she has edited the online cultural magazine El Hype, a driving force behind the International Videoart Award Watch Out, of which she is founder.



She is a journalist with more than 20 years’ experience. She is the co-founder and editorial director of UK-based website Eye For Film. Her by-line has appeared in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and Filmmaker Magazine among others. She has run several FIPRESCI young critics' workshops and recently co-developed a programme for young critics at the Edinburgh Film Festival.