Actress, film-maker and producer. In 2017, she won the Best Actress at the Queer Lisboa for her role in Los objetos amorosos by Adrián Silvestre. In 2018, she debuted as co-director, along with the actress Mary Monahan, with the short film Danger & Alone at SANFIC. In 2019, she released her first feature-length documentary, The Journey of Monalisa, at the Valdivia International Film Festival, IDFA, DOC NYC, among others, obtaining the award for Best Documentary at Zinegoak 2020, Best Documentary Film at LesGaiCineMad 2020 and, just recently, Best US Latinx Film for Cinema Tropical (New York, 2021)
Film maker, artist and researcher. She studied Creative Documentary Film at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2007). She has directed films such as Distancias (2008); Pan, trabajo y libertad (2012); África 815 (2014), which won the award for Best Documentary at Zinegoak 2015, among others; and Dos sueños después (2017), Special Jury Prize at the Malaga Festival and a Mention of Honour in the “Destroyed Frontiers” section at the Lima Independent Film Festival. She is currently presenting her latest work, Una revuelta sin imágenes (2020) premiered in the Currents section at the New York Film Festival and selected for Malaga, Seville, Doclisboa, and more.
XABIER ARRATE BURGUILLO
With a degree in History, a master’s degree in Comparative Studies on Literature, Art and Thought, and a postgraduate degree in Management of Cultural Institutions and Platforms.
He has devoted his career mainly to teaching and combines his work as a teacher with cultural management projects in the area of the scenic and audiovisual arts, such as the Kaleka street art festival in Lekeitio and Ertzak amateur theatre events.
He has been on the organising team for the ‘Euskal Zine Bilera’ film festival in Lekeitio, the oldest event for Basque-language films in Euskal Herria, since 2013, which he currently leads.
(Italy - Chile)
A non-binary film maker and activist, after finishing film school, moved into photography, video art, VJing and directing actors.
Started at audiovisual activism with the NGO Apoyo Positivo in 2010, lending visibility to diversities and vulnerable people within the LGBTI+ group.
In 2016, directed Diversxs, first documentary, about a group of transsexual teenagers, which received awards at several festivals, such as Valladolid and Lesgaicinemad, and was selected for the official section at more than thirty festivals worldwide. Along with Apoyo Positivo, also created Indetectables and directed several episodes of that fiction series, which raises awareness about the problem of HIV in our society.
A songwriter for Sony/ATV and a singer. His hits include singles such as “Sonrisa” (Ana Torroja) and “Deshazte de mí” (Malú), Cadena Dial Best Song in 2014. You can currently hear some of his singles sung by Aitana or Sergio Dalma.
As a trans activist, he was on the Navarre Government working committee for the Regional Law 8/2017, Of 19 June, For Social Equality For Lgbti+ People, gaining depathologisation and self-determination for trans people in Navarra.
His latest work was writing and project managing Naizen / Yo sé quién soy, focused on highlighting trans childhood.
PABLO A. CANTERO
He has been directing FanCineGay—Extremadura’s international LGBT film festival, a multidisciplinary cultural event spread over more than 25 towns in the region—for more than a decade. He is the vice president of the Fundación Triángulo Extremadura.
With a PhD in Public Health Research. Occupational therapist, sexologist and social educator. Loves teaching. Currently the vice dean of Communication and Cultural Extension at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Talavera de la Reina (University of Castilla-La Mancha).
She trained as a photographer in Madrid and New York. From her earliest projects, she developed an impeccable technical, formal and aesthetic approach to her photography, where documentation and research allowed her to create imagery of great intellectual scope.
The last four years spent in residence in Italy have resulted in the series she is now presenting, entitled El principio es la mitad del todo. This project came about after she discovered a photographer side to Michelangelo Antonioni, through the imagery accompanying his article “Per un ﬁlm sul ﬁume Po” published in the legendary Cinema review.
NATALIA PIÑUEL MARTÍN
An art historian, cultural researcher and curator from the platform Playtime Audiovisuales, of which she is the co-founder and which runs curatorial projects for art centres and cultural institutions, such as Espacio Fundación Telefónica, MUSAC, DA2, Azkuna Zentroa or the Dos de Mayo Center of Art, and on an international level: AECID and Instituto Cervantes. She coordinates the She Makes Noise Festival at La Casa Encendida. She also collaborates regularly with other media outlets, as a genre activist, and gives talks and courses. In 2020 she published Ellas hacen ruido –Panorama España– through Las Lindas Pobres.
She is programmer, sponsorship manager, producer and international relationships manager at MIX Milano Festival since 2017, programmer for the Immaginaria International Film Festival and co-manager of the Milano Film Network Industry programme. She has also produced several documentaries: Never Whistle Alone (2019); Chic & Fabulous (2020); and The Wings are not for Sale (WIP 2021).
DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS JURY
Amnistía Internacional, Aimar Rubio
BFA / DFB, Idoia Aldama
Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible, Film Sozialak, Gorka López Arantzamendi
LESBIANISM AND GENDER JURY
Saioa Bastero Urruchua, Josune López Lucas, Ana Ortiz de Guinea López de Arana
Lizar Begoña Madariaga, Celeste Agüero Gonzalez
BASQUE ACTRESSES AND ACTORS ASSOCIATION JURY
Ikasleak / Estudiantes / Students:
Euskal herriko Zinema Eskola EHZE/ECPV
IEFPS Tartanga IES
Composed of retired people from Bizkaia and representatives from various adult education centres.