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    ZINEBI Networking 2023: Dokumentalen Sorgunea

    VI Documentary Film Professional Forum of Bilbao

    The International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao – ZINEBI, financed by the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) with funds from NextGenerationEU, EITB MEDIA S.A.U. (EITB), Zineuskadi and Europa Creativa Desk MEDIA Euskadi, with collaboration by Cannes Docs, the Scottish Documentary Institute and the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (ECAM), is staging the sixth

    Professional Documentary Film Forum Bilbao – ZINEBI Networking: Dokumentalen sorgunea.

    As on the previous occasion, the event features emerging projects from all over the State. Therefore, ZINEBI Networking: Dokumental sorgunea has two 10,000 euro cash prizes: for the best documentary feature film in the

    Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, and the prize for the best entry from elsewhere in the State.

    ZINEBI wishes to take this opportunity to boost the regional audiovisual fabric, and streamline the relationship between agents operating in the sector and local and international institutions working in the filmmaking and audiovisual industry.

    Also, as a new feature this year, ZINEBI Networking is bolstering its links to the ECAM school with a number of activities, and one of the participating projects will win an ad hoc advisory package by way of a prize.



    Cuatro días
    Itxaso Díaz

    Inmersas en el Imserso
    Aitor Arruti

    La isla sumergida
    Lucía Malandro & Daniel Delgado Saucedo

    La maleta de Álex
    Alejandro Cortés



    ¿Es usted secuestrable?
    Charli Bujosa

    Artefactos de guerra
    Jorge Caballero Ramos

    Atlas de la desaparición
    Manuel Correa

    Ione Monje Martínez & Paco Martínez-Abarca Sánchez

    Jo Soc
    Patricia M. Félix

    La maleta de Centelles
    Pilar Pérez Solano

    La Pietà
    Rafael Molés & Pepe Andreu

    Se eu morrer (Si me muero)
    Esther Vital García


    Cecilia Barrionuevo Coordinator of seminars and international relations at ECAM Cinematographic and Audiovisual School,
    programmer at Large – Film at Lincoln Center, and a lecturer at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
    Luca D’Introno Programator de DocLisboa
    Anette Dujisin Advisor on internationalisation, festivals and distribution strategy
    Ione Feijoo Head of marketing, communication and international development of Basque. Audiovisual.
    Luis Ferrón Producer at LAZONA
    Fernando Franco Director, Screenwriter, Producer
    Ainhoa González Sanchiz Head of Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Basque Country
    Marijo Larrañaga Head of Factual and Non-Fiction at Movistar Plus+
    Elodie Mellado Editorial Coordinator and Programmer at Filmin
    Noé Mendelle Head of the Scottish Documentary Institute
    Elena Mera Head of Marketing and Sales at Treeline
    Ana Peláez Executive Producer of Co-Production Documentaries at RTVE
    Aintzane Pérez del Palomar Head of co-productions at EITB
    Ainhoa Ramírez Lucendo Producer at El Gesto Cinematográfico
    Montse Triola Productora, productora ejecutiva y performer


    Aída Vallejo Vallejo

    Professor at University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and specialist on creative documentary and film festivals. Co-editor of the books Documentary Film Festivals (Vol.1 & 2) and Film Festivals and Anthropology. Coordinator of ikerFESTS research Project (about festivals in the Basque context). Visiting professor and researcher at several European universities, including FAMU (Prague) and Thessaloniki. She has participated in documentary selection committees (Lau Haizetara forum of San Sebastian IFF and the Regional Government of Bizkaia), and juries at several international festivals.

    Maui Alena
    Project Coordinator

    He has a specialist qualification in Curating and Development of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Projects from the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián), and also as a full film and TV editor from the Cinematographic Research Centre (Argentina). Since 2015 he has been coordinator of Audiovisual Arts at the Buenos Aires “Bienal Arte Joven” and the Recoleta Cultural Centre. He previously worked as artistic producer and coordinator in the Professional Area for six seasons at BAFICI; he assisted the programming team for seven seasons at the Mar del Plata Festival; and also headed up the Buenos Aires Film Commission. Between 2018 and 2021 he coordinated the RAW (Arché-Work Residency) grant and worked as a selector for the laboratory of the Márgenes Madrid. He recently launched the site, a space for all kinds of web-released films, and in 2022 he published in Spain and Argentina the book La casa de los Anfibios.

    Virginia García del Pino 

    She is part of the “new Spanish auteur cinema” and her work has been exhibited internationally in festivals and contemporary art centers. In 2008 she received several awards for Lo que tú dices que soy, a short film that made her known as an international filmmaker. Festivals such as L’Alternativa, Porto Postdoc, Cineuropa and Márgenes have devoted a focus to her works. The film La décima carta (2014) premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was nominated for the José María Forqué Awards. In 2018 Improvisaciones de una ardilla received the Silver Biznaga at the Málaga Film Festival. Respirar, correr, mirar (2019) is her latest work and has been seen at Tabakalera, Gijón International Film Festival, Montehermoso Art Center and BilboArte.


    Networking 2023