José Manuel Zamora García
Expert consultant for audiovisual. Member of the European Film Academy. In 1999, he created the ABYCINE-ALBACETE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which he directs to this day with the support of the local, regional and state institutions. For the first time in its history, in 2016, ABYCINE launched the ABYCINE LANZA-MERCADO AUDIOVISUAL INDEPENDIENTE, which has become a relevant point in the progress of Spanish independent cinema. He also founded the FILMOTECA DE ALBACETE in 2001. He has collaborated with the Spanish Film Academy, the cycle INDIE SPANISH CINEMA. He has participated as a jury in audiovisual competitions throughout the country, such as the SEFF-Seville European Film Festival, Mafiz-Malaga Industry Zone, Cinema Jove, Las Palmas, Aguilar, Medina del Campo, etc. Member of specialized aid commissions from institutions such as ICAA, KIMUAK-FILMOTECA BASCA, CANARIAS EN CORTO or CANTABRIA EN CORTO. He has also been a member of the drafting committee of the strategic plan for Culture of the Junta Castilla La Mancha in 2016.
Born in Galicia, the actress and producer Nerea Barros took her first steps in the acting world more than two decades ago. Since then, she has established herself as one of the most desired actresses in the Spanish market, adding successes in cinema, theatre and television.
On television, she has participated in series such as "Matalobos" on TVG, the successful "El tiempo entre Costuras" on Antena 3, "El Príncipe" on Telecinco or "Apaches" on Antena 3.
In 2015 she received the Goya Award for Best New Actress for his role in the award-winning film "La Isla Mínima" (Dir. Alberto Rodríguez).
Among her works, the film "La Isla de las Mentiras" (Dir. Paula Cons) stands out, for which she was nominated for the 2021 Mestre Mateo Awards, and the thriller "Voces" (Dir. Ángel Gómez Hernández), an of the highest-grossing movies of 2020 and immediate success on the Netflix platform.
This last year she has premiered the Amazon series "Operación Marea Negra" and is recording the series "La Novia Gitana" for Atresplayer where she is the protagonist. He has also written and directed his first short film "Memoria".
Escuelas de cine
César Velasco Broca
Amurrio, 1978. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the UCM, César Velasco Broca is a director, editor and teacher at LENS and ECAM.
His 16mm trilogy "Echos der Buchrücken" [2001-2007] and his most recent short film "Nuestra amigo la luna"  have garnered more than 25 awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance [2007, USA] and Best Short Film at BAFICI [2017, Argentina] and Malaga Festival .
His work has participated in the official sections of the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, Locarno, Sitges, BAFICI, Torino, Curtas Vila do Conde, Belo Horizonte, Stockholm, Braunschweig and New Horizons, among others.
He also supervised the edition of the DVD set "Val del Omar, Elemental de España" for which he made the film-essay "VdO outside their boxes", exhibited at the Anthology Film Archives of NY, MACBA and Amiens.
Winner of the X Films project at the Punto de Vista Festival in 2016, he made "Nuevo Altar", which is an esoteric fable that became part of the anthology feature film "Ayudar el ojo humano" -co-created with Canódromo Abandonado- deserving of the Agrippa award for the Best Direction at the Hermetic Film Festival [Venice]. As an editor, he has edited the feature films "True Love" by Ion de Sosa, "Crumbs" and "Jesus Show You the Way to the Highway", both by Miguel Llansó.
José Luis Cienfuegos
Director de Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo desde 2012, es asesor de la Academia de Cine Europeo para el premio Discovery y del comité de selección de los Premios LUX, que otorga el Parlamento Europeo. Entre 1995 y 2011 fue director del Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón. Desde siempre ha apostado por el cine más radical e inconformista, realizando ciclos y contando con la presencia de autores como Agnès Varda, Tsai Ming-Liang, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Paul Schrader, Victor Erice o Todd Haynes. Melómano, fue responsable también de las doce ediciones del festival Intersecciones, donde actuaron prestigiosos grupos musicales independientes como Dominique A, Diamond Dogs, Matt Elliot o The Cynics.
Project technician and Master's Degree in Gender and Diversity. Thesis on the reality of Afghan women through cinema.
Responsible for programming films directed by women, with a gender and feminist perspective. Member of the Coordination team of the Social Cinema and Human Rights Show of Asturias (MUSOC).
President of GABITU, Coordinator of Asturias Film Festivals.
She has collaborated in various Festivals and film programs directed by women and with a gender perspective for more than ten years.
Author of various literary works and educational proposals on feminism in cinema. Trainer of workshops related to feminist discourse in TV series and films directed by women.
I am happy to tell you that I am a member of the Spanish Film Academy and of CIMA. I adore this guild. I have worked with people who are important to me because of their perspectives, such as Gonzalo Suárez, Chiqui Carabante and Iván Aledo.
I was an editor in various documentaries and feature films that had their tour of national and international festivals. I also taught at the E.C.A. film school, ruled by the playwriter Cristina Rota. Work that I combined with another editing, script and direction jobs. Two of those documentaries were shot in Niger and Haiti. Indelible experiences that marked a turning point.
In 2011 I decided to return to my land, Asturias. Since then, I have been working to bring cinema closer to the classroom and to people in general, offering a tool, cinema, as a vehicle to foster community and memory through the Educa y cine project. I recently finished the webdoc project "Vidas Compartidas" for the Faustino Sobrino Foundation, the documentary "Somos Capaces" produced by Fundación Telefónica and the Docllanes program. I am also part of the MusocMocedá as a trainer and I am immersed in the direction of the documentary film "Elisa G. Benavides: la Naturaleza".
José Antonio Vega Serrano
Agitador cultural vinculado al cine desde hace décadas. Responsable de «8 ½» la sección cinematográfica de la revista LaEscena, en la que entrevista a directores veteranos y jóvenes, como Paolo Taviani o Chema García Ibarra. Asesora al Festival de Cine de Sevilla y colabora en presentaciones y encuentros en SACO y MUSOC.
Durante casi una década coordinó el Concurso de Jóvenes Productoras Cinematográficas del Principado de Asturias, en el marco del Festival de Cine de Gijón. Y además encuentra hueco para su otra pasión, la música, seleccionando las canciones que suenan en las salas de cine en Sevilla y Oviedo y poniendo a bailar a lo más granado del cine español en sus fiestas de inauguración.
María Isabel Alba Dorado
He has worked on several fiction films within the Direction and Production teams: "La torre de Suso", "Oviedo Express", "Cenizas del Cielo", "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona", "The Frost", "Campamento Flipy", "Los muertos no se tocan nene", "¿Para qué sirve un oso?", "Aquí mi Paraíso", "El secreto de Marrowbone", "A todo tren, destino Asturias".
In 2018, he premiered his first fiction film, "Bajo la piel de lobo", in which he is the screenwriter and the director. The film has been in several important festivals such as Seville, Gijón, San Sebastián and Miami. In addition, this film has won the Asturian Audiovisual GAVA Award for Best Direction.
He has developed his TEACHING task in several courses, talks and workshops in recent years, always linked to the world of cinema and audiovisual. He is currently a professor at the Integrated Center for Professional Training in Communication, Image and Sound of Langreo (CIFP Cislan). He also imparts workshops on Cinema and Education and Audiovisual Language for teachers at the University of Oviedo.
Federico López Silvestre is a Professor of History of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Extraordinary Doctorate Award with an investigation of the history and aesthetics of the landscape, always based on those heterodox and transhumanist aspects of thought and creation that confront us, both with the excess of the world that emerges in all art and with the doses of art that inhabit nature.
He is the principal investigator of two international projects on contemporary aesthetics and art financed by the EU and the MICINN, projects in which more than one hundred researchers from twenty institutions in Europe and America collaborate and in which both the aesthetics of the ruins as the ontologies of error and err.
He is the author of the books: The virtual landscape (2004), Os limits da paisaxe (2008), A emerxencia da paisaxe (2009), Micrologías (2012), The birds and the ghost (2013) and Restless asses infinite seats (2018), and has edited the works of world landscape experts such as Jean-Marc Besse, Gilles A. Tiberghien or Raffaele Milani, and philosophers such as Karl Gottlob Schelle or Michel Onfray.
Jéssica Pestana (Valença do Minho, 1993) studied violin at the Tui Conservatory of Music. At the University of Coimbra, she graduated in Artistic Studies and obtained a master's degree in Film and Image Studies, with a thesis dedicated to cinema and pedagogy. She has a postgraduate degree in Curating Contemporary Art from FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she is currently pursuing a master's degree in Women's Studies in Society and Culture.
She has worked in the commercial distribution of Portuguese films such as A Toca do Lobo by Catarina Mourão (2016), Colo by Teresa Villaverde (2018) and A Metamorfose dos Pássaros by Catarina Vasconcelos (2021). A Toca do Lobo de Catarina Mourão (2016), Colo de Teresa Villaverde (2018) y A Metamorfose dos Pássaros de Catarina Vasconcelos (2021).
She is a programmer at the IndieJunior International Children's and Youth Film Festival and short films at IndieLisboa. She also collaborates with Portugal Film, dedicated to the international promotion of Portuguese film production.
Laura Caesar has participated in organising film festivals for children and adolescents. He has worked in the programming and selection of film programs for children and adolescents, conducting film pedagogy workshops and preparing and writing educational material about films. For two years, she was responsible for organising the KUKI - Young Shortfilm Festival Berlin and participated in other children's and youth film festivals in Germany.
She also directs the "Kinderfilmuni" (Children's Film University) project of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, a film education project for children and teenagers. At the Kinderfilmuni, children and teenagers can take a look at film activities, actively participate in and make their films, and learn about the various jobs in cinema. In addition, she directs a seminar on cinematographic pedagogy at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg.
Laura Caesar studied media studies with expertise in cinema and pedagogy in Regensburg and Erfurt (Germany), Melbourne (Australia) and Mexico City (Mexico).
Irma González Fernández
Diploma in Teaching (University of Oviedo).
She has been working on the education of children for decades.
After twelve years in the private sector, in 2004, he joined the "Les Xanes" Nursery School of the Mieres City Council, where he currently works.
In 2007 she published the children's story "Laura learns to fly" (Hotel Papel editorial) and has collaborated in several programs and activities to encourage children's reading.
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Carmen Díaz-Faes Rodil
Licenciada en Historia del Arte, ha completado su formación con un Máster en Género y Diversidad y un Máster en Formación del Profesorado por la Universidad de Oviedo. Forma parte del equipo del Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón / Xixón desde 2013, donde actualmente es responsable del archivo, material gráfico y documentación del FICX. Cuenta con experiencia como formadora en igualdad de género y dinamizadora sociocultural para diferentes instituciones (Oficina de Igualdad del Ayuntamiento de Gijón / Xixón, Fundación Mujeres, Secretariado Gitano) y como consultora de Igualdad para empresas. Es socia de MAV (asociación de Mujeres en las Artes Visuales). Desde 2016 trabaja como educadora para la Red de Museos de la Fundación Municipal de Cultura y para la Universidad Popular de Gijón / Xixón impartiendo cursos y talleres.