Andrés Duque is a Spanish filmmaker born Venezuela. His work stands on the periphery of Spanish non-fiction and has a strong essayistic/documentary slant. His debut film, Iván Z is a study of cult filmmaker Iván Zulueta. His works has received numerous awards and recognitions on film festivals around the world (Punto de Vista, Cinéma du Réel, Dokufest, Goya Awards).
They have also been exhibited in cultural centers such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, Modern Art Museum in Vienna, Contemporary Art Museum in Moscow, Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, among others.
Tania Arriaga Azkarate has worked in radio, television and journalism in Hego Euskal Herria. She holds a PhD from the University of Nevada in Reno and Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, the University of the Basque Country, in Basque studies and development studies. A curious wanderer and constant storyteller, she is currently a teacher with the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the UPV/EHU. She won the Audience Prize for Best Short Film at Zinegoak in 2009 for the short film La Espinita. She has participated— and continues to do so—on different projects, such as Erredakzioa, La Taller, Podcast Titania and the programme Faktoria (Euskadi Irratia).
She holds a master’s in audiovisual communication and has been writing in publications such as Vanity Fair, Shangay, Lecturas and Jot Down, amongst others, since 2015.
She is the author of the books Grandes actrices del cine español; and Ni puta ni santa. Las memorias de La Veneno and she recently published Vestidas de azul. Análisis social y cinematográfico de la mujer transexual en los años de la Transición española.
She directed the documentary Manolita, la Chen de Arcos, awarded Best Spanish Documentary at the LesGaiCineMad 2016. It contains the testimony and experiences of the first transsexual who managed to become a mother through adoption in Spain. She is currently a contributor to the radio programme “A vivir Madrid” on Cadena Ser.
An actor who started out in theatre and was always interested in collective creation and in searching for new scenic languages from the very beginning. In the field of cinema, he won the Goya Award for Best New Actor for the film Handia (Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, 2017). Errementari (Paul Urkijo, 2018) and Soinujolearen semea (2019) stand out amongst his most recent work. This year, he will release the series Patria (Félix Viscarret, Oscar Pedraza) for HBO and the feature films Hil-kanpaiak (Imanol Rayo) and Mía y Moi (Borja de la Vega). As regards theatre, we will be able to see him in Madre Coraje at the Teatro Arriaga, directed by María Goiricelaya.
(Ciudad de México, 1983)
She holds a master’s in philosophy and a degree in psychology, both from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has taught courses and workshops on cinema and philosophy at different institutions, including the MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo). She has also worked on a variety of film festivals. She is currently in charge of programming for Cuórum Morelia, a film festival in Mexico with gender perspective and sexual diversity, whose main goal is to open up a space for showing moving images and stories that help us reflect and swap ideas about our identity and also our differences.
Director of the Bilbao Arte Fundazioa since October 2010, with a master’s in communication sciences from the University of Navarra and a PhD student at the Complutense University of Madrid, Juan Zapater has been writing about art and film since the 1980s. He currently publishes his reviews in the Diario de Noticias de Navarra, Diario de Noticias de Gipuzkoa and Diario de Noticias de Álava newspapers.
A conference speaker, writer and cultural director, he has directed specialist publications in the area of contemporary art and film, promoted and run festivals, meetings, courses and seminars, and been curating and writing about exhibitions of contemporary art since the mid-80s.
(Markina-Xemein, Bizkaia, 1976).
With a PhD in visual cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, he works in art as a curator, editor and researcher. He has taken part in a variety of initiatives that combine gender perspective, the body and sexual dissidence. In relation to moving images, he was the invited co-editor on the “Apología/Antología” (2015) project, the first online and DVD video compilation encompassing 50 years of audiovisual creation in Spain, co-produced by Hamaca, Tabakalera and UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country). He is currently the associate researcher at AZ Alhóndiga, Bilbao, for the 2020–2021 two-year period.
(South Africa, Johannesburg, 1975)
He began his studies at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, working as an actor in the United Kingdom. He moved to France to complete his master’s and PhD in Scenic Arts, where his thesis focussed on ‘queer’ theory. Since then, he has written and directed a series of short films that explore this subject area. He produced a series of three shorts, L’Annonciation or The Conception of a Little Gay Boy, Little Gay Boy, ChrisT Is Dead and Holy Thursday which have together become his first feature film, entitled Little Gay Boy. His most recent work includes co-directing—with Todd Verow—the documentary End of Cruising and producing One Deep Breath.
With a degree in audiovisual communication after studying at the University of Valencia and the New Sorbonne University Paris 3, and a master’s in Audiovisual Translation from the University of Seville, she has been on the programming team for the Valencia Filmoteca since 2006. Since 2013, she has been teaching history of film at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She was a member of the technical team for the El cine europeo del siglo XXI [European Cinema in the 21st Century] conference that formed part of the Seville European Film Festival in 2004, and the I Jornadas Internacionales sobre el Audiovisual Contemporáneo [1 International Conference on Contemporary Audiovisuals] organised by the Institut Valencià de Cinematografia in 2007. She is one of the authors of the Diccionario del Cine Iberoamericano [Dictionary of Latin-American Cinema].