He holds a master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication and a primary degree in Montage from ECAM (the Madrid School of Cinematography and Audiovisual Studies). He has edited feature films such as Blancanieves, Que Dios nos perdone and Viaje al cuarto de una madre, for which he was nominated for the Goya Awards. He wrote and directed La herida (2013), Special Jury Prize at San Sebastián and Goya for the Best New Director, and Morir (2017), which premiered at San Sebastián. He also coordinates the Diploma in Montage at ECAM and collaborates with training centres such as EICTV in Cuba and Pompeu Fabra, ESCAC and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain.
Founder of Sayaka PC with Nacho Vigalondo, Borja Cobeaga, Koldo Serra and Borja Crespo, Nahikari Ipiña from Bilbao has taken part in the production of short films that include 7:35 de la mañana (Vigalondo, 2005) and Éramos pocos (Cobeaga, 2007), which were both nominated for Oscars. Her first feature-length was Los cronocrímenes (Vigalondo, 2007), which was followed by Pagafantas (Cobeaga, 2009) and Gernika (Serra, 2016), and the international productions Open Windows and Colossal, directed by Vigalondo. As regards television and platforms, it is worth nothing the series El fin de la comedia and El vecino.
Marcel Jean is the director of the Cinémathèque Québécoise (Canada), director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France) and president of the Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada), in addition to being the author of several books on animated film. In 1999, he was the head of the Canadian National Film Board’s animation studio, where he produced numerous films that went on to receive international awards. He also taught History and Aesthetics of Animation Film at the University of Montreal and was head of the documentary programme run at INIS (the Canadian National Institute of Sound and Image).
Susana S. Rodrigues
The Portuguese programmer Susana S. Rodrigues works with the project development, distribution and screening of auteur cinema. She is the Latin American delegate at the Karlovy Vary Festival (Czech Republic) and the Réel Cinema Festival (France). She is a member of the selection committee for the Río de Janeiro International Film Festival and the Hubert Bals Fund in Rotterdam, and also an international consultant for the Doha Film Institute. She is a co-founder of Vaivem, a Portuguese production and distribution company with presence in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay.
The Palestinian researcher and writer Reem Shilleh works on projects that critically analyse the historic production of images in her country, whether photographic or cinematographic. In 2011, with Mohanad Yaqubi and Nick Denes, she founded Subversive Films, a cinematographic research initiative that aims to shed light on historic works relating to Palestine and the Middle East in order to gain international support for their conservation, cataloguing and archiving, and also for the digital re-editing and subtitling of films previously ignored or recently rediscovered.