D’A Film Festival Barcelona Awards

Talents Award
10.000 € award, to be awarded to the person or company that registered and/or confirmed the film’s selection at the festival. All films selected for the Talents section are eligible for this award (filmmakers with up to 2 fiction feature films in their filmography, including the one selected for this edition).

Critics Award
Award granted by the Catalan Critics Association. All films selected for the Talents section are eligible for this award.

Un Impulso Colectivo Award
5.000 € award, to be awarded to the director of the winning film. All films selected for the UN IMPULSO COLECTIVO section are eligible for this award.

OpenECAM Award
Award granted in collaboration with the ECAM school (Escuela de cine y del audiovisual de Madrid) for the best feature of the UN IMPULSO COLECTIVO section.

Filmin Emergents Award
5.000 € award, to be awarded to the person or company that registered and/or confirmed the film’s selection at the festival. All films selected for the FILMIN EMERGENTS section are eligible for this award.

Audience Award
Award selected from the audience attending the festival screenings, except the opening and closing films, special screenings and the retrospective.

Audience Award – Short Films
Award selected from the audience attending the short films screenings.

Talents Jury

Desirée de Fez
Desirée de Fez

Film critic, programmer and journalist. A member of the selection committee for the San Sebastián Festival, she is a columnist for El Periódico and works as a critic for the magazines Fotogramas and Rockdelux, on La Finestra Indiscreta on Catalunya Ràdio and for the Página Dos and Punts de Vista magazines on TVE. She also directs and leads the podcasts Marea Nocturna on Radio Primavera Sound specialising in fantasy and horror, and Reinas del grito, by Blackie Books, conversations with creators from different disciplines around the concept of fear. Her most recent publication was Reina del grito.

Alejandro Díaz Castaño
Alejandro Díaz Castaño

Since 2017 he has directed the Gijón International Film Festival (FICX), an event for which he previously worked as a programmer in 2010 and 2011. He served as head of programming for the Seville European Film Festival from 2012 to 2016, is a member of FIPRESCI and has worked for such magazines as Caimán Cuadernos de Cine and Rockdelux, as well as working on books and studies on film theory and history. In 2016 he wrote and directed the short film Ihesa (La fuga), screened in San Sebastián, BAFICI, Uruguay, Malaga and the D’A.

Bruna Cusí
Bruna Cusí

Barcelona actress who won the Goya Award for Best New Actress for Estiu 1993, by Carla Simón. She graduated in Dramatic Art from the Institut del Teatre. She has just finished shooting the feature debut by Alejandro Rojas and Juan Vázquez, Upon Entry. She has starred in films such as Mía y Moi, by Borja de la Vega, La vampira de Barcelona, by Lluís Danés, Hogar, by the Pastor brothers, La reina de los lagartos, by Burnin Percebes, Incerta glòria, by Agustí Villaronga, and Ardara, by Raimon Fransoy and Xavier Puig, and appeared in the TV series El alienista.

Un Impulso Colectivo Jury

Chema García Ibarra
Chema García Ibarra

Wrote and directed El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5, Protopartículas, Misterio, Uranes, La disco resplandece, Leyenda dorada (co-directed with Ion de Sosa), and the feature length Espíritu sagrado, all of them domestic science fiction films made without professional actors. His work has been selected at festivals such as the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Berlinale, San Sebastián and Mar del Plata. Among his more than two hundred awards, there are two mentions at Sundance, a jury mention at San Sebastián and the award in the Avant-Garde & Genre section of BAFICI. Since 2015 he has been teaching ‘Anti-filmmaking’ at the ECAM.

Gloria Vilches
Gloria Vilches

Since 2009, she has coordinated Xcèntric, an experimental film programme at the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). She has programmed film seasons at Xcèntric, and also for Tabakalera (San Sebastián), Montehermoso (Vitoria) and the S8 Festival (Mostra de Cine Periférico de A Coruña). She has a doctorate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Valencia, she regularly lectures on experimental and art cinema on master’s and postgraduate degrees. She is the author of the documentary El farero de Sálvora (2017) and several video clips filmed in Super 8.

Carla Sospedra
Carla Sospedra

Producer and executive producer. She has worked for companies such as Miss Wasabi Films and Avalon, both on fiction and documentary projects, with some of the leading Catalan directors of the day, such as Isabel Coixet, Belén Funes, Elena Trapé, Liliana Torres, Alba Cros and Carla Simón. The productions she worked on have won awards at festivals in Berlin (Golden Bear), Malaga, Mar del Plata and Alcalá de Henares, among others. She is an Alumnus of EAVE (Producer’s Workshop 2018) and Berlinale Talents, and is a spokeswoman and founding member of Dones Visuals. In 2021 the created her own production company, Edna Cine.

Critics Jury

Pep Armengol
Pep Armengol

Started life as a critic in the 1980s with Oriflama magazine. In 2012, he and Isaki Lacuesta made the short film La matança del porc. For the last seven years he has had a weekly show on Ràdio Desvern called Cinema sense condicions. A member of ACCEC since 2017, he has served on the jury for a number of festivals and also for the San Jordi awards on RNE.

Aaron Cabañas
Aaron Cabañas

Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, he has an MA in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies from the same university. He was an editor at Contrapicado magazine from 2011 to 2021, and chief editor from 2014 to the present. He has taught classes on the higher degree in Audiovisual Production, and in recent years he has scripted and worked on some documentary and fictional short films. Currently, he is part of the organisation of taSHORTfest (International Short Comedy Film Festival of Barcelona).

Marta Piñol
Marta Piñol

A lecturer at the University of Barcelona and has also taught History of Cinema, History and Theory of Photography, Documentary Film and Art Direction at the UOC, UIC and ESCAC. She studied Art History, an MA in Advanced Studies in Art History and a PhD at the University of Barcelona, ​​with a thesis on cinema. She is the author of the books Europa como refugio. Reflejos fílmicos de los diversos exilios españoles (1939-2016) (2020) and Con las maletas a otra parte. La emigración española hacia Europa en el cine (2020). She has also been a visiting lecturer at the Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès and obtained a research grant from the Harry Ransom Center (Austin, Texas).