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ADRIÁN SILVESTRE

(Valentzia, 1981)

Adrián studied Audiovisual Communication, Film Direction and Contemporary Art History in Madrid, Rome and Havana. He explores the limits between reality and fiction, approaching art practice from the analysis of the everyday experience. His films tend to be preceded by a process of close collaboration with specific communities, placing professional actresses alongside real people in his scenes.

The Objects of Love (2016) is his first feature film. It was premiered at the Seville European Film Festival where it received the Fipresci prize. Since then, the film has won numerous awards in festivals such as Queer Lisboa, Queer Sicilia, Lesgaicinemad or Zinegoak (Best Direction and Best Main Performance in 2017).

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JOHANNA TONINI

(Argentina, 1978)

Graduated in Design of Image and Sound by the University of Buenos Aires (FADU – UBA). In 2002, she moved to Barcelona and she attended the Postgraduate Degree in Advertising Production at the Ramón Llull University, Blanquerna Communication Foundation.

Since 2005 she has worked for several Spanish producers developing the work of distributing films at film festivals and managing the press and communication department.

In 2013 she decided to take on a new professional challenge and founded Movies for Festivals, with the aim of offering a service to producers and directors distributing their films and documentaries at film festivals around the world. Among the films she has distributed we find: La Plaga (N. Ballús); Favula (R. Perrone); Un día vi 10.000 Elefantes (A. Guimerà/J. Pajares); Socotra, La Isla de los Genios (J. Esteva); EnFemme (A. Barbé i Serra) or I Hate New York (G. Sánchez), among others.

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LISSETTE OROZCO

Santiago de Chile, 1987)

Director, screenwriter and Master in Documentary Film, her award winning debut feature documentary El Pacto de Adriana (Adriana’s Pact) was premiered at the 67th Berlinale in the Panorama section and received the Peace Film Award. She also directed the short documentary films Subsuelo, Vorágine and El día ideal, all awarded in the Human Rights field. She taught script-writing, reality-show and documentary at the University UNIACC and Diego Portales (Chile) and the National Film School of Colombia.

She is currently shooting her next documentary Después de Leonor and has been also invited as a Jury Member to festivals in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Spain.

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ARANZAZU CALLEJA

Bilbao, 1977

University of the Basque Country and gained a diploma in violin teaching at the J.C. Arriaga Higher Conservatory of Music in Bilbao. She broadened her musical training in Barcelona, studying at the Taller de Músics and at the Pompeu Fabra University. At a later date, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. She started writing music for films in Borja Cobeaga’s first short films and then collaborated in his features Pagafantas, No controles, Negociador and Fe de etarras. She also worked with Haritz Zubillaga and Javier Rebollo. Her latest works include Psiconautas. Los niños olvidados, by Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero (Goya Award 2017 for the Best Animation Feature Film) and her most recent: Taxi a Gibraltar (Alejo Flah) and El hoyo (Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia).

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BORJA IBASETA GARRIDO

Xixon, 1976

Graduated in English Philology, he holds a master’s in Gender and Equality Studies from the University of Oviedo. He has worked as a Spanish teacher in the United States (Fulbright program) and also in Australia (AECI program). Since 2006 he is focused on Culture Management in several museums and theatres.

He is currently the coordinator of cultural activities at the Niemeyer Centre in Aviles where he is responsible for the day to day running of the activity programme and where he promoted the LGBTIQ Film Festival of the Niemeyer Centre.   

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HEBE TABACHNIK

Buenos Aires, Argentina

She has been a film programmer and festival consultant for 20 years and has participated as juror, project evaluator and panelist at film festivals and markets in the US, Latin America, Europe, Israel, and China. She is the Artistic Director of Cine Latino Minneapolis St. Paul and Senior Cinema Programmer for Seattle (SIFF), Palms Springs (PSIFF) and Cartagena (FICCI) International Film Festivals. She is member of the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society Advisory Council and served as Board Member of Dance Camera West (DCW). She has worked for Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festival and was the Director & Producer of the Guadalajara Film Festival in LA (FICGinLA). She gives workshops about festivals, film distribution and project pitching all around the world.

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ALEJANDRO GÓMEZ TREVIÑO

General Teran, Mexiko, 1970

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Regiomontana, a Master’s of Arts from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and a Master’s Degree in International Cultural Management from the University of Barcelona.

He has been the Director of the Cineteca Nuevo León in Mexico for 6 years, where he launched the Queer Cinema Festival – QMTY in 2012.

Since March 2016 he is the Deputy Director of the Circuito Nacional. He is also in charge of the Sub-directorate of Programming from April 2017; both positions at the Cineteca Nacional of Mexico.

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AMAIA NEREKAN UMARAN Bilbao, 1979

Bilbao, 1979

Doctor in Audiovisual Communication, she works as a researcher and professor in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) where she teaches non-fiction script writing and film-making. She is part of the research project Ikerfest, focused on the investigation of Film Festivals. In collaboration with the International Festival of Invisible Cinema of Bilbao she has just published Manual de Cine Social (Social Cinema Handbook). Documentary maker, she is currently preparing her second creative documentary.

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MANU ARREGUI

Santander, 1970

Graduated in Fine Arts, his works have been included in exhibitions like Trans-sexual Express International, Bad Boys, Monocanal or Chacun à son Goût. He participated in Contemporary Art Fairs such as ARCOmadrid, Art Basel or Frieze. In 2002 he obtained the Visuals Arts Grant from the Fundación Botin to complete his studies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. In 2004 he won the 1st Prize in the Caixa Galicia Video creation and Digital Formats competition, the Altadis Awards of Contemporary Art in 2007 and the ARCO/BEEP Award for Electronic Art in 2014. His work is present, among others, in collections of museums such as ARTIUM Museum of Vitoria, the Guggenheim Bilbao, the MUSAC of León, or MINCARS (Museo Reina Sofía) in Madrid.

DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS JURY

  • Amnistía Internacional, Jesus F. Álvarez
  • BFA – DFB, Idoia Aldama
  • Festival de Cine Invisible “Film Sozialak”, Gorka López Arantzamendi

LESBIANISM AND GENDER JURY

– Asociación Aldarte Elkartea

Josune Ortiz

– MDMA

Leire Gómez

Olga García

– Mosuak

Lorea Gamiz Santalla

Saioa Bastero Urruchua

– Sare Lesbianista

Ixa Blanco

Eider Ayerdi

BASQUE ACTORS ASSOCIATION JURY

  • Gabriel Reig
  •  Ylenia Baglietto
  • Xabi Ortuzar

YOUTH JURY

Students:

Ozen – LGTB liga

EHU/UPV

Euskal Herriko Zinema Eskola EHZE/ ECPV

IMVAL

IEFPS Tartanga IES

SENIOR JURY

Composed of retired people from Bizkaia and representatives from various adult education centres.