TALENTS AWARD JURY
Studied performing arts at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. Since then, has focused his entire career on the acting profession. In Theatre, he has worked with directors like Marta Angelat, Oriol Broggi, Andrés Lima and Julio Manrique, among others. On television, he has appeared in such series as Ventdelplà, Hispania, Isabel, Nit i dia, Pulsaciones and La Catedral del Mar. And in the cinema, his projects have included Salvador, Del amor y otros demonios, Los ojos de Julia, María (Y los demás) and Neruda. He is currently on tour in the play Calígula, directed by Mario Gas.
Filmmaker and video-artist. His video exhibits have been presented at such art centres as MACBA, the Copperfield Gallery (London) and the CC San Martín (Buenos Aires) and art fairs like Paris Photo, ARCO Madrid and Unseen (Amsterdam). He has displayed his work at such festivals as New York and BAFICI, and in 2016 received a Robert Fulton III grants for new filmmakers at Harvard University. His first feature length movie, Costa da Morte (2013), won the best new director award at Locarno, and also collected prizes at the Jeonju, FICUNAM, Valdivia (Chile) and Seville festivals.
She has been a film programmer and festival consultant for almost twenty years. She is Senior World Cinema Programmer for Seattle (SIFF) and the Palms Springs (PSIFF) International Film Festivals and the Artistic Director of Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul. She is a Board Member and programmer of Dance Camera West (DCW) and has worked for Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festival and she was the Director & Producer of Guadalajara Film Festival in LA (FICGinLA).
CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
After studying philology, Franch has been a cultural journalist and film critic since 2003. He regularly writes for general interest publications El Diario, Directa and El Salto. He also occasional works with other media outlets like Ara Play, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, Crític, Enderrock and the online magazine Transit. He is a member of the Asociación Catalana de la Crítica y la Escritura Cinematográfica (ACCEC) and the Sindicato de Periodistas de Cataluña (SPC).
DANIEL JIMÉNEZ PULIDO
A history graduate from the University of Barcelona and film critic. Has given several courses on movie analysis at La Casa del Cine and worked on the websites Cine ad Hoc and El Antepenúltimo Mohicano, covering numerous local festivals. Has also worked for other websites and digital magazines like Cine Divergente, Cine Maldito and Transit Cine.
DANIEL PÉREZ PAMIES
Studying for a PhD in Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, with a thesis on body and gesture in digital cinema and a graduate in Audiovisual Communication (UV), Ma in Cinematographic Direction (ESCAC) and MA in Contemporary Cinema and Audiovisual Studies (UPF). Has worked for film studies magazine L’Atalante and as a teaching assistant at UPF. Currently combining work as critic for movie magazine Insertos with publications in other specialised media like Cine Divergente, Visual 404 and Transit: cine y otros desvíos.