Mentors and Speakers
Ana Pfaff (Barcelona). Editor, director and experimental filmmaker. Co-founder of the Dostopos project, a collective focused on the production of content that relates images and music in formats such as video clips or video projection, using the practice of found footage or animated collage. In her filmography as an editor are: Hamada (2018), Els dies que vindran (2018), Ainhoha: Yo no soy esa (2018), Con el viento (2017) Trinta Lumes (2017), Estiu:1993 (2017). Niñato (2016), Remine (2014). In fiction she has worked on projects such as La Inquilina directed by Mar Coll, Els tres porquets directed by Albert Serra and in advertising she has directed for brands such as Wallapop, ING Direct, Stradivarius or Pans & Company.
Eva Valiño (Spain). Sound. She trained in Barcelona, New Orleans and Cuba. She has worked in the sound of more than 60 films with directors like Icíar Bollaín, Goya for Best Sound 2004 for Te doy mis ojos, and with Manuel Martín Cuenca, nominated to the Goya for Best Sound with Cannibal in 2014. She has recently been nominated for the sound category of the Gaudí Awards 2018 for Estiu 1993 by Carla Simón. In parallel to his work in film, she is dedicated to academic research and teaching sound expression in university seminars. With Javier Rebollo, she received the Best Sound Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Larissa for the short The baggage opened and for In separate beds, at the National Short Film Competition of Medina del Campo. She has also received the Award for Best Sound for Goodbye, by Nacho Ruiz Solanas.
Figs Jackman (UK) is Head of Global Development at Spring Films, the twice Oscar nominated, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Grierson and RTS award winning production company. Recent projects include: Meeting Gorbachev (dir Werner Herzog/Andre Singer). As an Exec/Producer, recent work includes: Netflix’s Emmy Nominated City 40; and Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore which has just had its World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest.
Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. Her last production “Amanecer” was awarded as best Colombian film at FICCI. In 2017 she founded Walden a documentary training residence. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Omar Rincón (Colombia) is Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes and director of the Center for Journalism Studies CEPER and the Masters in Journalism of the same university. Investigates, produces essays and writes about media and aesthetic entertainment cultures. At this moment he tries to think from and in celebrities citizenships, bastard cultures and pop sensibilities. He works in the crossings that go from the music to the digital networks, from the street joys to the popular globalized flavors. He has an audiovisual essay: Colombians as we are. One of his latest texts: The DJ journalist is the medium. His latest creation: The fog as an audiovisual figure. He is a television critic and a media essayist.
Travis Wilkerson (USA, Denver), has developed his work between fiction, performance and documentary, through a strongly political essay cinema. Using minimal resources and assuming a multiplicity of roles in his own films, Travis denounces in his cinema the bad public and private practices of different sectors of his country. His most recent films are “Did You Wonder Who fired the Gun? (2017) and Machine Gun or Typewriter? (2015). His work is internationally recognized, exhibited in festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Yamagata and in art circuits and museums.
Verónica Fiorito (Argentina) has a solid career in the field of producing and directing TV & Film, her training is consolidated with a degree in Audiovisual Production and Management. She has developed a career in cultural management becoming Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina. She directed and took part in the team that designed and launched the Pakapaka channel, the signal dedicated to children and Canal Encuentro.