Jury

Radar jury

  • Caroline Poggi

    Caroline and Jonathan began working individually in 2011, realizing some short films before starting their creative collaboration with Tant qu’il nous reste des fusils à pompe (As Long as Shotguns Remain, 2014), which won the Gold Bear for the Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Notre Héritage (Our Legacy, 2016) and After School Knife Fight (2017). Their first feature film Jessica Forever (2019) was premiered at Toronto and Berlin festivals.

  • Leire Apellaniz

    Leire Apellaniz ha trabajado como responsable del departamento técnico del Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián los últimos diez años. Paralelamente, ha desarrollado una activa labor como productora en diversos proyectos audiovisuales a través de la productora Sr. & Sra. que fundó con Aritz Moreno en el 2013. Su interes por el cine más experimental le ha llevado a crear una nueva productora, Apellaniz & de Sosa, con el también realizador y director de fotografía Ion de Sosa, cuyo primer proyecto ha sido el cortometraje Leyenda dorada que ha codirigido el propio Ion junto con Chema García Ibarra.

  • Lourdes Hernández

    Lourdes Hernández, también conocida como Russian Red, es una cantante y compositora de Madrid que cobró notoriedad en 2008 con el lanzamiento de su primer álbum “I Love Your Glasses”. Después de un segundo disco de 2011 grabado en Glasgow junto a Belle & Sebastian inició una gira extensa por Europa, Asia y Latinoamérica. Lourdes se trasladó a Los Ángeles en 2013 para seguir trabajando en la música y explorar otras disciplinas artísticas. Desde entonces ha continuado publicando música y participando en películas internacionales y ha abierto un espacio multidisciplinar en Highland Park que ha convertido en un lugar de referencia para artistas locales. El pasado diciembre de 2020 publicó su primer libre, una colección de poemas, memorias y fotografías de los últimos diez años de su vida y en primavera de 2022 estrenará su primer largometraje como actriz protagonista.

Explora Jury

  • Gonzalo de Pedro

    Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria (Pamplona, 1978) is a film programmer and university lecturer. He is an associate professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid and has published essays on filmmakers such as Hong Sangsoo, Ross McElwee, Jem Cohen, and Werner Herzog. His programming experience includes working as programme coordinator at the Punto de Vista Festival in Pamplona until 2014 and curating film cycles for festivals and art centres such as the Lincoln Center Film Society, FIDMarseille or Museo Reina Sofía, among others. He worked on the selection committee at Locarno Film Festival (from 2014 to 2018), and as an associate programmer for Filmoteca Española and the International Valdivia Film Festival. He was also the artistic director of Cineteca Madrid.

  • Alejo Franzetti

    Alejo Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires. He graduated at Universidad del Cine and studied his master's with Thomas Arslan at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He is a member of the selection committees of Berlinale Shorts and the Hamburg Short Film Festival. He has made films of different lengths, such as The Contrabass (short film) or Panke (medium length). His work has been screened at venues such as Torino, Mar del Plata, Festival Márgenes, Bafici, and Anthology Film Archives. He has participated in the international film training program Cinema en Curs at schools in Berlin and Brandenburg. He is co-founder and programmer of Invasion, the Argentine film festival held in Berlin since 2014.

  • Nuria Cubas

    Nuria Cubas (Madrid, 1984) studied Film and Literature. In 2013 she set up the Pasajes de Cine project, an itinerant space for reflecting on cinema and promoting films which has been visited by numerous international film stars. She founded FILMADRID - International Film Festival in 2015, which she has directed since then. She has also been part of the selection committee for the Official Competition of Punto de Vista (Navarra) from 2018 to 2021 and has programmed other cycles at La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Museo CAV - La Neomudéjar (Madrid) or Cineclub Revolución del Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City). She was part of the curatorial team for the activities of Fiestas Raras, an experimental project of Imagina Madrid in Matadero (Madrid). Her teaching work includes regular participation in the (R)evoluciones course at LAV (Audiovisual Laboratory for Contemporary Creation and Practice).

Planeta GZ + Penínsulas Jury

  • Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

    Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck is the head of Berlinale Shorts, the competition for short films at the Berlinale. She works with the moving image in various ways: for 20 years, she has been active as a programmer (Filmwinter Stuttgart, Kasseler Dokfest, ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, etc), moderator (Pictoplasma, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, etc), jury member and panel participant. From 2007 to 2019, she served as a member of the selection committee for Berlinale Shorts. Her primary focus is on the short film format. In addition, she conceives and realises video installations for exhibitions, stage works and concerts. She teaches film theory and video practice at various art schools. Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck was born in Frankfurt in 1973 and grew up between Indonesia, Japan, England and Bavaria. She studied at Camberwell College of Art and Design in London and received her degree from Film Academy Baden-Württemberg/Ludwigsburg, focussing on animation and documentary filmmaking.

  • Enar de Dios

    Enar de Dios Rodríguez (Spain, 1986) is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary work includes video, photography and installations. In her artistic practice the selective process of existing visual and textual material serves as a starting point for an exploration of the poetic and its political applicability. Her last research-based projects reflect upon the production of space and its socio-political and environmental consequences. Her work has been exhibited in disparate places such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), Project Space (Melbourne), the backpack of a friend, Kunsthalle (Vienna), the 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas (Bogotá) or in film festivals such as DokuFest (Prizren), or This Human World (Vienna). She has been the recipient of several grants and awards such as the Pixel Bytes + Film Production Grant, the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award or the DKV Álvarez Margaride Grant. She is a founding collaborator of the science-art project SEEC Photography and member of The Golden Pixel Cooperative.

  • Santos Bacana

    Álvaro Santos, coñecido como Santos Bacana. Nado en 1991 en Madrid, España. Vive en Los Angeles, California. Fai películas, escribe pensamentos, dirixe vídeoclips. É socio fundador de Little Spain, un proxecto que reúne en Los Ángeles a un grupo de residentes españois, incluíndo produtores, estilistas, cineastas, deseñadores e cineastas. Comeza o día no que Santos Bacana e Rogelio González se atoparon no aeroporto de Las Vegas, antes de que se celebrase a gala dos Grammy Latinos de 2017. Despois dunhas horas, entraron na habitación do hotel onde C. Tangana propuxolle dirixir os seus vídeos. Ademais, dirixe videos musicais e anuncios publicitarios. Traballou como produtor creativo para Crispin Porter + Bogusky e Ming Studios. É membro de tramontana.co e realizou proxectos dirixidos e editados para: PayPal, Jose Cuervo, American Airlines, NBA2K, Fruit Of The Loom, Domino's Pizza, BestBuy e Tomboy X.

Youth Jury

  • Agueda Villaverde

    Born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 1998. Vilaverde has been interested in art since she was very young. At 15 she studied Audio-visual Culture at IES Eduardo Pondal. There she directed her first short film, in which she also acted, leading her to study a Degree in Audio-visual Communication at Carlos III University in Madrid. Later, she specialised in Cinematography at the Instituto del Cine Madrid, where she will be undertaking a Diploma in Documentary Filmmaking in 2022. During her time at university, she complemented her training with courses in theatre, script writing, and pattern and dressmaking, with a special interest in photography and music. She has recently participated in the performance film La estafa del amor (2020) by Virginia García del Pino and in numerous audio-visual projects, both as director of photography and in other roles within the same team.

  • Alejandro Bonmatí

    Born in A Coruña, Spain in 1992. A graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, he worked on the radio at Cadena SER during the early years of his professional career. Since 2020 he combines his current work as a designer at an architectural studio with writing film and television reviews in Galician media.

  • Acacia Ojea

    A classically trained musician, Acacia Ojea (Vigo, 1994) graduated in Fine Arts in 2017. She started working in the cultural sector in cities such as Marseille and O Porto in the field of live arts and cinema and then settled in Madrid, where she completed her postgraduate studies in Contemporary Audiovisual Creation at LAV. During the last year, she finished his master's degree in Electroacoustic Composition and New Media at the Centro Superior de Enseñanzas Musicales KG in Madrid, while still finding time for her djing project, exploring experimental electronics and the post-club scene. Her artistic research focuses on filmic language, sound creation and semiotic networks. Some of her works have been selected for artistic exhibitions, such as the Novos Valores de Pontevedra contest (2017), the Intersección da Coruña Festival (2020), the DOCMA Cycle at the Cineteca de Matadero in Madrid (2021) or the Centro de Arte Sonoro de Buenos Aires radio show (2021).

  • Alejandro da Rocha

    In parallel to his training and research in plastic arts, he has developed his career as a DJ and electronic music producer in Galicia, Portugal, France, Barcelona and Madrid, where he currently resides. He has collaborated and shared the stage with artists such as Howie Lee, Shygirl, Toxe, Sega Bodega, Zutzut, etc., and his mixes have been broadcast on radio stations such as Ma3azef, NOODS Radio, Radio Primavera Sound, Dublab.es, and Radio Relativa, both individually and through the numerous projects in which he has participated. Additionally, he writes music for contemporary dance pieces, having worked for companies and artists such as Richard Mascherin, laSADCUM, Kor'sia, Compañía Antonio Ruz, etc. He has also carried out editorial and curatorial work in artistic residencies such as Dos Mares (Marseille, France) and self-managed spaces such as La Cera 13 (Barcelona).

  • Adela Rodríguez

    Nada en Santiago, e tras rematar os seus estudos en deseño de moda en Madrid, traballa como estilista e directora de arte.

CREA jury

  • Pablo Fontenla

    Filmmaker, director of photography and scriptwriter. He started working in the audiovisual sector 20 years ago in all kinds of productions: documentaries, feature films, short films, webseries, web content and entertainment programmes for TV and other platforms. In 2017 he founded Luou City Producións as a production company for the creation and development of audiovisual content, scriptwriting and musical composition. He has been nominated several times for the Mestre Mateo awards in the categories of best programme, best short film, best documentary and best video clip.

  • Xoan Escudero

    He began working in the world of cinema as a sound technician in the early 2000s, then developed his interest in directing and screenwriting. Making his first short film, Curta nº2, in 2009. In 2012 he presented Curta nº3 (shot between Compostela, Paris and Lisbon) in Cineuropa. In the following years he began writing screenplays and wrote two feature films Arquitectura y Cine, and 30. In 2014, together with Analía G. Alonso and Sika Lamas, he founded the production company Y La Nave Va. In that same year, he made his first music video: Éxodo by Linda Guilala. In 2017 O tempo futuro was released, a non-fiction film that portrays a year and a half in the life of sportswoman Bárbara Iglesias. In 2017 he shot another music video clip for Chicharrón, Suicidio tímido. Escudero is currently preparing several projects that complement his work as a teacher.

  • Gael Batallán

    Gael is a multitasking filmmaker who has worked in television, film, and performance. He studied in Santiago de Chile, Madrid, New Delhi, and Berlin. Together with his brother, they have created Tamboura Films, an audio-visual production company that produces their own projects and those of others. She currently works as an executive producer within her company. Due to her complete vision of the audio-visual process, she will be a relentless juror.

Agag jury

  • Sara Varela

    Sara Varela (1994) holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Vigo and a Master's Degree in Audiovisual Production (MPXA) from the UDC. She began her career in the digital department of Atresmedia, Flooxer, where she participated in Paquita Salas, Roomies and Lo del Floox among other shows; it was here that she specialised in creating formats and writing scripts for internet. She scripted and co-directed the fashion film The Room, starring Barbara Lennie, and currently works as a writer for various Galician television shows.

  • Lidia Fraga

    Lidia Fraga is a scriptwriter for series (Hierro, Auga Seca, Serramoura or Padre Casares, among others) and films for television (Vacas, porcos e zapatos de tacón; Viure de mentides). She has also worked as a producer of programmes (Galicia visual, Galegos no espello), documentaries, popularisation videos and commercials. She is currently a member of the screenwriters' union ALMA, and of the boards of the Asociación Sindical Galega de Guionistas (AGAG) and the Foro de Asociaciones de Guionistas Audiovisuales (FAGA).

  • Rubén Coca

    Director and scriptwriter specialised in fiction and TV programmes. Co-creator of the TV series Samaín and scriptwriter for the feature film Detrás de la luz. Coca has written and directed more than a dozen short films and animated films. He has won numerous awards at festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Sitges and Malaga. He was a candidate for the Goya awards for best fiction short film and two Mestre Mateo awards from the Academia Galega do Audiovisual. He has also developed a facet as a musician, music production director and video clip director. He holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's Degree in Fiction Screenwriting from the ECAM.