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Claudia Piñeiro

Feature film

Writer, playwright, and scriptwriter. In 2005, she won the Clarín-Alfaguara Award with Las viudas de los Jueves. Elena sabe (2007) won the Liberature Prize of Germany, and its English version was a finalist at the International Booker Prize in 2022. Las grietas de Jara (2009) won the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award. Catedrales (2020) got the Dashiell Hammett Award during the Semana Negra of Gijon. Her other works include: Tuya, Betibú, Un comunista en calzoncillos, Una suerte pequeña, Las Maldiciones y El tiempo de las moscas, all of them from Alfaguara publishing. Quién no (2018), Obra teatral (2021), Escribir un silencio (2023). Las viudas de los jueves, was made into a film by Marcelo Piñeyro and a serial version was released on Netflix in 2023.

Other works that were made into film: Betibú, Tuya, Las grietas de Jara and Elena sabe. Two other books are being adapted a into tv series and another one into a film.
Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. Other awards include: Rosalía de Castro by the Galicia Pen Club in 2014; Pepe Carvalho Award by Barcelona Negra in 2019; and the Blue Metropolis award from Canada in 2019. Her play Un mismo árbol verde won the Ace Award in 2007.

José Luis Rebordinos

Feature film

Errenteria, 1961. Member of the European Film Academy (EFA) and Honourable Member of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Argentina. In 2015, the Spanish Council of Ministers awarded him the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. In 2021, the French Ministry of Culture appointed him Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France). Graduated from Special Pedagogy. Director of the Film Unit of Donostia Kultura for 22 years. Director of the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival for 21 years and of the Human Rights Film Festival of San Sebastian for 8 years. He has directed the Nosferatu book collection for 22 years. He has co-authored several books on Basque filmmakers such as Elías Querejeta, Montxo Armendáriz, Antxon Eceiza, Julio Medem, Javier Aguirresarobe, among others; as well as on Asian films (Shinya Tsukamoto, poet and film guerrilla) and on various other subjects (El dolor, los nervios culturales del sufrimiento / Breve historia del cortometraje vasco). Before becoming Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival on the 1st of January 2011, he was a Management Committee member for 15 years. He has been a selector of the BWIP (Bloody Work in Progress) section since the first Blood Window edition in 2013, Ventana Sur, Argentina. Member of the Cultural Advisory Board of Casa Asia.

Javier Ruíz Caldera

Feature film

Graduated from the ESAC, he wrote and directed the short film Treitum, winner of the Biznaga Award for best short film at the Malaga Festival in 2001.

His films, Spanish Movie (2009), Promoción fantasma (2012), Tres bodas de más (2013), Anacleto agente secreto (2014), Superlópez (2018), Malnazidos (2020) and Un hombre de acción, the latter premiered on Netflix in 2022, collect several blockbusters with national and international awards such as best director in the Seattle Film Festival in 2016; the best film in the Montecarlo Film Festival in 2013; the best film in Panama in 2012 and 2013 or best film and the audience award in the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) in 2013 and 2016. His films have also been awarded with several Goya Awards for their visual effects in 2014 and 2019, four Gaudí Awards in 2015, and the Feroz Award for best comedy in 2013.

Regarding television, he directed some episodes for El Ministerio del Tiempo; seasons two and three of Mira lo que has hecho, winner of an Ondas Award and an IRIS Award for best direction in 2021; and El otro lado, nominee for best comedy at the Feroz Awards in 2024.

Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Feature film

1985. He’s a Bolivian filmmaker. His debut work Utama premiered in the Sundance Festival 2022, where he got the Grand Jury Award in the World Dramatic Competition category. He also won four awards at the Malaga Film Festival, including best Ibero-American film, three awards at the Guadalajara Festival and two awards at the Transylvania Festival. In addition to these awards, the film won more than forty awards and participated in more than 80 International Festivals. It was nominated as best Ibero-American film at the Goya Awards in 2023 and got two awards and five nominations at the Latin Awards 2023. He began his artistic career in still photography and, attracted by the stories that can be told through the making of images, he started to work in scriptwriting and film directing. He studied Social Communication and did a specific master’s degree in Scriptwriting by TheMediaPro Studio and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

Antonia Zegers

Feature film

Chilean actress who studied at the Escuela de Teatro of Gustavo Meza and who has participated in outstanding theatre, film, and television productions.
She was an important element of the Chilean film development for the last 15 years, participating in films such as Post mortem (best actress in La Habana Film Festival), No, El club and El conde by Pablo Larraín. Sábado, La vida de los peces, Mensajes privados and El castigo by Matías Bize (best actress in the Tallin Black Nights Film Festival, Beijing Film Festival, Lima Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival and the Seattle Latin Film Festival). Also with Marcela Said in Los perros (best actress in the Stockholm Film Festival) and with Dominga Sotomayor in Tarde para morir joven. Her last works are Los domingos mueren más personas by the Argentinian filmmaker Iair Said and Los tortuga by the Catalonian director Belen Funes.

As for television, she has participated in TV series such as La jauría by Lucía Puenzo and Dignidad by Julio Jorquera.

As for theatre, she’s been part of Auge y caída de la ciudad de Mahagony by Bertolt Brecht, Los padres terribles by Jean Cocteau, Tío Vania by Antón Chéjov and Girls and Boys, a monologue by the English playwright Dennys Kelly directed by Alfredo Castro, among others.

Daniela Fejerman

Feature film

Scriptwriter, film and television director and playwright. She was born in Argentina but moved to Spain as a child with her family. Graduated from Psychology, she began to work in theatre, training in Dramatic Art and Playwriting.

She has written and directed feature films such as A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2002); Semen, una historia de amor (2005); 7 minutos (2009); La adopción (2015); Mamá no enredes (2002) and Alguien que cuide de mí (2023), the last one was co-written and co-directed with Elvira Lindo. She has been awarded and nominated for several awards, including a Goya for best new director. She has written scripts for other directors, such as Patricia Ferreira or Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, and several TV programs.

She’s professor at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (ECAM); at the Master’s Degree in Scriptwriting and Playwriting by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM); at the Master’s Degree in Scriptwriting at Mediapro Studio-Complutense University of Madrid and at the Master’s Degree in Film and Television Scriptwriting by the University Carlos III of Madrid. She is a tutor in various Latin American scriptwriting workshops. And she is a founding member of CIMA, by its acronym in Spanish, Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media.

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