Miren holds a Law degree from the University of the Basque Country. She went to London to follow Arts Administration and Management studies at Birkbeck University and moved afterwards to Barcelona where she juggled her career with a master’s degree in Intellectual Property Rights at the Pompeu Fabra University. She grew from her many years of experience working in music and film distribution and production at many events (Las Palmas Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, Jazzaldia, Barcelona Jazz Festival) and production companies ( The Project, Morgan Creativos or Irusoin). Founder and director of Atera Films, which has distributed titles like “Lasa eta Zabala”, “Amama”, “Kalebegiak”in international festivals and film markets; and has released in Spain and the Basque Country “Pikadero”, “Jai Alai Blues” and “Aloys” —that won the FIPRESCI award at the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2016. She is a member of the audiovisual professional women association “Hemen Here” (Here and Now) as well as the Gipuzkoa’s Arts and Culture Board.
contemporary dance, after working in successful TV series and theatre plays, it is in the cinema where he has developed most of his career as an actor under the directions of prestigious filmmakers like Almodóvar, Soderbergh or Iñárritu. In 2010, he made his debut film “El Paraíso”(The Paradise), a short film that won awards at numerous festivals. At the same time, he adapts and directs the classics “The Seagull” and “Antigone” for the stage, as well as some of his own texts. He has also written and directed the TV miniseries “Crossover” and “Mucha Mierda”. He obtained the recognition of the specialised critic in 2012 with his first novel “Historia de un amor sin título” (History of love without title). In December 2016 he premiered the film “The Infiltrator”, directed by Brad Furman and co-starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. He returned to the theatre with a current version of “Tartufo” receiving excellent reviews.
After her degree in Art History & Cinema, she studied a master’s degree in Conception and Direction of Cultural Projects at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. She worked in the programming department of Filmoteca Española (Spanish Film Library) and from 2016 she is the programmer of the African Film Festival FCAT, specialising in African contemporary cinemas. She collaborates with several cinema publications and was the coordinator and writer of some of the African notebooks focused on film, edited by ‘Casa África’ —the Spanish Institution that promotes the rapprochement of Spain and Africa. She also gives conferences on African Cinemas and their History in festivals and universities such as Seville, Brasilia, Spanish Culture Centres of Lima and Buenos Aires, FICiP- International Film Festival of Political Cinema (Argentina) or ZINEBI, here in Bilbao. She has been a Jury member in many films festivals.
Marion is based in Seville at present, where she also collaborates with the European Film Festival- SEFF.