Jury

Casimiro Torreiro Gómez

(Montevideo, Uruguay, 1953). He has a PhD in Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he was a professor of various film subjects and, since 2007, he is a professor at the Carlos III University (Madrid). He collaborated in film related magazine Dirigido Por (1979-1988), and since 2000 he writes for Fotogramas. He was a film critic of the newspaper El País (1989-2006), a member of the advisory board of the university magazine Secuencias and of the Diccionario del Cine Español y Latinoamericano. He is the author, among others, of Los Nuevos Cines Europeos 1955 / 1970 (Barcelona, 1987), Storia del Cinema Spagnolo (Venice, 1995, Spanish Edition Madrid, 1995), El guion en el cine español. Quimeras, picarescas y pluriempleo (Madrid, 1998); La Escuela de Barcelona: el cine de la “gauche divine” (Barcelona, 1999); Imagen, memoria y fascinación. Notas sobre el documental en España (Málaga, 2001), Al otro lado de la ficción. 13 documentalistas españoles contemporáneos (Madrid, 2007), Productores en el cine español. Estado, dependencias y mercado (2008). Joaquim Oristrell: el oficio en plural (Barcelona, 2011) or Realismo, compromiso, poesía. El cine de Fernando León de Aranoa (Málaga, 2017). In 2010, he was the coordinator of the volume Realismo y creación en el cine de no ficción. El documental catalán contemporáneo (Madrid/Málaga), and in 2011, Itinerarios de regresos. El cine documental de Andrés di Tella (Granada).

 

Currently, he is responsible for the programming of the Cines del Sur festival (Granada) and the director and member of the management team of the Malaga Festival – Cinema in Spanish.

 

 

Inti Cordera

Director and producer of documentary films, born in Mexico City 1969. He began his career in 1992, making the documentary Neruda in Isla Negra. In 1995 founded La Maroma productions, media company focused on the development of documentary projects as TV series, films and special projects. In 2006 founded the film festival DocsDF. As film director and producer he has developed a wide range of long feature projects, series and TV shows. Also, he has participated as a juror at festivals and project evaluation committees, as well as workshops, discussion forums and workshops in Mexico, Latin America and Europe. In 2012 he received the MENTE IMAGEN Award, presented by Discovery Channel and Quo magazine. From April 2013 to june 2015, was appointed as General Coordinator of the Mexican Film Festival Network: RedMexFest.

 

 

Dominique Olier

Diplomate of the School of Fine Arts of Angers (France), Dominique Olier has worked in Senegal and in Reunion as an artistic programmer and chief of communication. From 2001 to 2008, he held the artistic direction of the Festival Vues d’Afrique de Montréal (Canada). In parallel, Dominique was the co-founder in 2005 of Cinémondes, International Independent Film Festival of Lille (moved to Berck / Mer in 2015), an event he directs to this day. Since 2009, Dominique is in charge of the general coordination of Africadoc in Lussas (France). For 15 years, the challenge of the Africadoc program has been to facilitate the emergence, distribution and reinforcement of a whole new generation of independent film-makers and African producers in the field of documentary creative cinema.

 

The Africadoc program has reached professionals in more than 25 African countries in 15 years, through various complementary actions: university education, writing residencies, workshops, specific training in production, etc. In parallel, Africadoc created in 2014 the Documentary Film Festival of Saint-Louis (Senegal) that brings together a hundred professionals (authors, producers, broadcasters and institutions). An event that contributes each year to the discovery of twenty new film projects in script phase and a program of contemporary and heritage films presented in open air in a dozen neighborhoods of the city. In 15 years, the Africadoc program has produced more than 160 documentaries by African authors and 56 films are in the production or post-production phase.

Ricardo Macián

He has a degree in Geography from the University of Valencia and a degree in image and sound. Diploma in Script for the EICTV (Cuba) and the Writers School García Berlanga and in Documentary Filming (IORTV-TVE). He also holds a Master’s degree in business management and administration at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

 

His work experience begins in the 80s associated with his studies as a freelance and continues to date without interruption, interspersing work within the audiovisual field. As a reporter he is special correspondent in conflict zones: Ex Yugoslavia, Gulf War, Albania, Somalia, Afghanistan, occupied Sahara …

 

He is the director of photography of several series and documentaries with shoots in different countries. In the facet of scriptwriter and director highlights the documentary Los Ojos de Ariana. He also combines his work as director with that of producer, among the latest works is a series of six documentaries on infectious diseases carried out for Canal Historia.

 

Among other activities carried out are those of professor in universities and centers of training, that of script analyst for the Generalitat Valenciana (CulturArts) and his work as director of APREMIA (Association for the Recovery of the International Audiovisual Memory).

 

He is currently immersed in the project Dreams in collaboration with the American Space of the US Embassy and the Gypsy Secretariat of Valencia, in the documentary Carceller. The man who died twice.

 

 

Carmen Cobos

Carmen Cobos was born in Southern Spain. In 1991 she started working as researcher for the BBC. In 1997 she moved to The Netherlands where she started in 2001 her own production company Cobos Films BV, producing internationally renowned cinema & television documentaries. Her productions have been shown by the main public broadcasters in The Netherlands and abroad. Several feature documentaries were released in cinemas and on DVD in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Switzerland, Japan Canada, France and Poland. Her films have on average been shown in more than 100 film festivals around the world. Her award-winning credits as producer include The Player and The Last Victory by John Appel, Comrade Couture by Marco Wilms, Forever and El Olvido by Heddy Honigmann, and more recently Wrong Time Wrong Place by John Appel, which opened the 25th edition of IDFA 2012. Carmen has been a regular tutor for EDN workshops and for other European and Latin-American organizations. She has also been jury member for the San Sebastian Film Festival (2013), Seminci (Valladolid 2010), the Seville Film Festival (2009), Punto de Vista (Navarra 2008), IDFA (Joris Ivens Award, 2005), the Infinity Festival (2005) and Docs Lisboa (2004).

 

 

José Díaz Cuyás

Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of La Laguna. Since the eighties he has been giving lectures and publishing articles in specialized magazines. Among his activities, the curatorial and critical edition of the Encuentros de Pamplona stand out: Fin de Fiesta del Arte Experimental, MNCARS, 2009; and of Ir y venir de Valcárcel Medina, Tapiès Foundation et al., 2002. Among his recent publications are El Paradigma Tindaya: Un ejemplo de obra de arte fallida al confundir lo público con lo privado y la técnica con la naturaleza, en Tindaya: el monumento ya existe, 2107, and the coordination of the Fall 2017 issue of the magazine Concreta dedicated to art and tourism. He has been director of Acto Ediciones and Acto: revista de pensamiento artístico contemporáneo, which dedicated monographs to Duchamp, al Suelo, la Risa y los Fantasmas (www.revista-acto.net). He is currently the coordinator of the TURICOM: Turismo, Cuerpo y Muerte en la cultura del ocio.

Amaury Santana

Graduate in Audiovisual Communication and Film at the ESTC (Lisbon). He started in Madrid as a video editor and then entered the world of documentary as a production assistant and documentary maker. He has directed documentaries, short films and corporate videos. His works have taken part in many festivals. He won twice the Richard Leacock Award for Best Canary Islands Film at the Las Palmas International Film Festival: in 2013 for his film Diarios and in 2015 for his latest work Con Cuatro Cuerdas. Participates in various artistic residences such as the La Regenta Art Center and the Casa Poli Residencia (Chile). In 2017 he made his first exhibition at the Modern Art Center CAAM in Las Palmas and took part in the 9th Biennial Exhibition of Lanzarote.

 

 

Laura Benítez

Degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and Master in Television Journalism, own title of the Rey Juan Carlos University in collaboration with the RTVE Institute. For three months, she practices in the society area of TVE (Madrid). After living a long season in Madrid and, later, in London, in 2004 she moved permanently to Tenerife where she worked in the editing of the Information Services of Televisión Canaria. For four years, she works as a writer and reporter for the Buenos Días Canarias program. After that time in the media, in 2008 she was hired by the Ministry of Education as a teacher of Vocational Training, within the family of Image and Sound. She began her career as a film production teacher at the IES La Guancha and as a collaborator in the production of several festivals related to the audiovisual sector that are held in Tenerife. In 2012, she moved to the CIFP César Manrique, where she taught the module of Management of Shows and Events within the Higher Cycle of Production of Audiovisuals and Shows, and led the project César Manrique Cultural, whose objective was the cultural management within the educational center and offer the general public a schedule of free events produced by the students themselves. A project that has become a cultural reference and an alternative leisure in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

 

 

Pedro Felipe Acosta

For years, Pedro Felipe Acosta has been making nature documentaries in the Canary Islands with the aim of promoting interest in wildlife conservation. His work has taken him to every corner of this archipelago, and he has directed and filmed more than twenty documentaries about its exclusive nature. Highlight: Teno, hombre y naturaleza (2006), Canarias reductos de biodiversidad (2010) y A la sombra de los volcanes (2014). Several of his works have won international awards.