Radar jury

  • Maria Rodés

    In 2009 she released her first album with the project Oníric, Sin técnica (Cydonia, 2009). Later, she began a solo career with the albums Una forma de hablar (BCore, 2010) and Sueño triangular (BCore, 2012). In 2013 she collaborated with Ramón Rodríguez (The New Raemon) and Martí Sales (Els Surfing Sirles) on the album Convergència i Unió (BCore, 2013). She has released the albums Maria canta copla (Chesapik, 2014), Creo que no soy yo (Chesapik, 2016), produced by Raül Fernández (Refree) and Eclíptica (Satélite K, 2018). She also worked as singer, author and arranger on the soundtracks of the films No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas (Don’t Blame the Karma for Being an Idiot) by María Ripoll, and Villaviciosa de al lado (A Stroke of Luck) by Nacho García Velilla. In September 2019 she joined the female cast of Las bárbaras. She is currently presenting her latest work, Lilith (Satélite K, 2020), a record that revolves around the world of witches.

  • Michael Wahrmann

    Michael is a director and producer. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, grew up in Israel and lived in Brazil for 15 years. His short films Avós(2009), Oma(2011), The Beast(2016) and his feature film AvantiPopolo(2012) were shown in many international and national festivals, as the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam and Indie Lisboa and received more than 60 awards over the years. As producer, he funded Sancho & Puntaand produced feature films such as Los territorios, by Ivan Granovsky (Rotterdam 2017); Invisible, by Pablo Giorgelli (Venice, Orizzonti 2017); Elon nao acredita na morteby Ricardo Alves Jr (Rotterdam 2017), among others.
    Michael lives in San Sebastian, Spain where he teaches at the EQZE film school.

  • Silvia Cruz

    Silvia Cruz began her career in the film industry in 2004. She has worked for film distribution companies, cinemas and production companies.

 In 2010 she founded Vitrine Filmes in Brazil, distributing Brazilian independent films, and as of today over 150 films have been shown in cinemas, including, among others, A Vida Invisível (The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão) by Karim Aïnouz, and Bacurau, by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles.

 In 2019, she moved to Spain and started working on film distribution and production with Vitrine Filmes in both countries.

Explora Jury

  • Manuel Asín

    Manuel Asín (Zaragoza, 1978). Coordinator of the Area of Cinema of the Madrid Fine Arts Circle and freelance programmer for different institutions, including Filmoteca Española, the Reina Sofía Museum, Xcèntric-CCCB, Tabakalera, the Galician Centre of Arts of the Image (CGAI), the University of Navarre Museum (MUN), the Moreira Salles Institute, the Seville Festival or Zinebi, among others. Collaborator in publications such as Trafic, Blogs&Docs or Caimán, where he is a member of the editorial board. He coordinated the edition of two books about cinema by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Escritos (Writings, 2011) y Hacer la revolución es también volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas (2016). Author of the medium-length film Siete vigías y una torre and several short films produced by the Oteiza Museum. Member of the teaching staff of Zine Eskola in San Sebastián and LAV in Madrid. He was the director of Intermedio, a book and DVD publishing house (2011-2015).

  • Velasco Broca

    With a Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid, he is a director, film editor and teacher at the LENS School and the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual Studies of the Community of Madrid (ECAM). His trilogy in 16 mm Echos der Buchrücken (2001-2007) and his short film Nuestra amiga la luna (Our Friend the Moon, 2016) have received more than 25 awards, including notably the Grand Jury Award at Slamdance (2007, USA) and the Award for Best Short Film at BAFICI (2017, Argentina) and at the Málaga Festival (2017). His work has been included in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and showcased at Locarno, Sitges, BAFICI and New Horizons, among others. He supervised the edition of the DVD Val del Omar. Elemental de España, for which he made the essay film VdO fuera de sus casillas (2011). Winner of the X Films Project at the Punto de Vista Festival in 2016, he directed Nuevo Altar (New Altar), an esoteric fable written by Julián Génisson that went on to form part of the feature film Ayudar al ojo humano (To Help the Human Eye), winner of the Agrippa Award for Best Director at the Hermetic Film Festival (2018, Venice). He is set to premiere his medium-length film Alegrías riojanas, on which he has been working for the past three years, in 2021.

  • Rocío Mateo-Sagasta

    With a Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid, she has participated in different workshops at the International School of Film and TV (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. During her training period, she directed the Spanish venue of Future Shorts, an international short film festival. From 2009 to 2012 she directed the Benicàssim Short Film Festival, FIB Cinema. She was also the head of production and programmer of Rizoma Fest, which gained recognition for bringing David Lynch to Spain for the first time, and Cinemad, Independent and Cult Film Festival of Madrid. In 2012 she created Estudio Verónica for cultural production and communication. She has experience in different fields of art, including the production of exhibitions for ARCO Colombia, her work as a tour manager for the Danish band Efterklang or the promotion of artists and music bands at the management agency Chargo. Since 2017, she is the head of audiovisual contents and music at La Casa Encendida.

Planeta GZ + Penínsulas Jury

  • Laura Iturralde

    An advanced technician in Image and in Graphic Advertising, with a Degree in Dramatic Art in the specialty of Scenography, she has developed her professional career in the living arts as a lighting technician, a scenographer and a video creator. She has worked with multiple Galician and Spanish theatre and dance companies. Her work as a video creator revolves around real-time video production using a live camera with live image processing, thus maintaining a constant process of research into the possible forms of dialogue between technology and the stage. In 2018 she received the María Casares Award for Best Scenography and in 2019 she was the recipient of the same award in the category of Best Lighting. In 2020 she was nominated twice in the category of Best Lighting; the decision on the award is pending. She combines her artistic work with teaching. She has given different workshops and talks relating to the application of video projection in the living arts.

  • Marta Pérez

    Marta Pérez Pereiro (Vigo, 1976) is a tenured professor in the Faculty School of Communication Sciences at the University of Santiago (USC), where she teaches in the field of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising. She is a member of the research group Audiovisual Studies Research Group and the Centre for Film Studies (CEFILMUS) at the USC. Her fields of research are contemporary cinema, specifically small cinemas, humour in the media and accountability of the media.

  • Ángel Sánchez

    With a Degree in Information Sciences from the University of Valencia, he has worked as journalist and producer for TV and advertising media, and as producer and programmer of different shows, concerts and festivals. He is a founder and co-director of Play-Doc, Tui International Cinema Festival, one of the leading festivals of its genre. Play-Doc has presented different retrospectives of internationally recognised cinema legends, including Artavazd Peleshian, Albert Maysles, Charles Burnett, Bruce Weber, Claire Simon or Ross McElwee, among others. In parallel, the festival also organises a number of workshops and seminars, as well as programmes for different festivals and cultural centres. In 2013 he founded Play-Doc TV, a VOD platform for the promotion of national and international independent cinema. He is the president and a founding member of Proxecta, Galician Coordination Committee of Cinema Festivals. As a musician, he has released several albums and currently leads the Galician band Best Boy.

Youth Jury

  • Judith Adataberna

    As a visual artist, she has moved between photography, video installation and experimental cinema, in an in-depth exploration of post-natures and the body’s technological drift. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Vigo and completed her studies with a scholarship at the cinema laboratory Master LAV in Madrid. Her films have been shown at a number of festivals, including Curtocircuíto and Filmadrid in Spain and Bendita Tú in Argentina. She has also carried out different video installations at Espacio Tangente, the Hybrid Art Fair, Daoíz y Velarde and the SÍM Gallery in Reykjavik. In parallel, she has actively worked in the fashion industry as a photographer and stylist, and in 2017 worked as wardrobe director for Lois Patiño’s film Lúa vermella (Red Moon Tide). Her latest works have taken a turn towards music videos, with Cruhda, Karmento and Cabure Canela, and fashion films, with Rubearth.

  • Clara Rus

    She completed a postgraduate degree at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (2019) and at ESCAC (Higher School of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Catalonia) in the specialty of Direction of Photography (2017). She was the director of photography for Sara Fantova’s No me despertéis (Don’t Wake Me Up, shown at San Sebastián, Rotterdam, Seminci and Alcine) and Celia Giraldo’s Te busco en todos (I Look for You in Everyone, shown at D’A and Seminci), among others. She was an assistant director for the collective feature film La filla d’algú (Somebody’s Daughter) and Nacho no conduce (He Doesn’t Drive), both of which received awards at the Málaga Festival. She is a member of the research team Zinemaldia 70: All Possible Stories, sponsored by the San Sebastián Festival, Filmoteca Vasca, the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) and the centre for contemporary culture Tabakalera. She is currently developing, together with Elisa Celda, the project Tal vez nadie les dijo, and finishing her first short film as director, ¿Cuáles son nuestros años?

  • Elena Galilea

    Elena Galilea Ruiz (La Rioja, 1992). A plastic artist specialised in painting, trained at the University of the Basque Country and with a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. Master’s Degree in Arts and Artistic Professions from the Carlos III University and the Madrid Fine Arts Circle. Her latest works investigate the relationship between painting and the digital image. She combines her artistic practice with teaching and cultural mediation work.

  • Alba Doval

    Alba Doval (1996) was born in Rivadavia. As a result, she has been in contact with the world of culture from a very young age. Her interests include notably literature, cinema and music, which led her to study English Language and Literature at university and, simultaneously, to collaborate with different festivals, such as the Rivadavia International Theatre Festival and the Arteficial Festival. After this, she opted to orient the rest of her studies towards the cultural field, specialising in literary and cultural studies and cultural management. She is currently in the process of publishing her first translation with the publishing house Rinoceronte.

  • María Gallego

    María Gallego is a 23-year-old artist from Santiago de Compostela. Now that she is about to release her first album, we can understand her music as a channel that serves as an outlet for her deepest emotions, working as a sort of music diary.

CREA jury

  • Xes Chapela

    An audiovisual creator born in 1977, with a long professional career in the audiovisual field, including particularly documentaries. After obtaining a Degree in Journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela, he went on to carry out different jobs in the field of scriptwriting, development and audiovisual training. Member of the professional scriptwriters’ association AGAG and the Galician professional directors and developers’ association CREA. He has worked as a scriptwriter for more than 20 documentaries, documentary series and TV programmes that have been broadcast on different channels. His works have been featured in multiple festivals in Galicia, Spain and Europe. His first work as a director, Jazz en liberdade, won the Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2011 Mestre Mateo Awards, presented by the Academia Galega do Audiovisual (Galician Audiovisual Academy). He also directed the documentary features En calquera lugar and Milímetros, as well as several short films, TV programmes and audiovisual pieces.

  • Anxos Fazáns

    She studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Vigo (UVigo), a Master’s Degree in Cinema Direction at ESCAC and a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art, Creation and Research at UVigo. The short film Area (Sand) marked the beginning of her professional career and her interest in the analogue format. With this piece, she was selected for several international festivals, including notably Bilbao’s Zinebi. A estación violenta was her first feature film, which took her to a number of international festivals such as BAFICI (Buenos Aires), SEFF (Seville), D’A (Barcelona), SANFIC (Santiago de Chile), FICCALI (Cali) or Cinespaña Toulouse, among others. In 2019 she premiered the short film Analóxica, produced by Erika Lust, which was programmed in BAFICI’s and Curtocircuíto’s competitive sections. Also in 2019, she opened the video installation Sed, which formed part of the 2019 Injuve Art Residencies. Together with Silvia Fuentes, she created the production company Sétima Media, where she is working on the development of her new feature film.

  • Berio Molina

    Berio Molina is an artist born in A Fonsagrada in 1979. He has a Degree in Fine Arts and studied digital art and audiovisual programming at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In 1999 he developed an interest in collective creation and went on to become a member of the action art group Flexo, the aural studies group Escoitar.org and the art and free action group Alg-a. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on acousmatic writing, which covers also his book Setras, for which he received the Special Jury Award at the Puchi Award, presented by La Casa Encendida. He recently premiered his film 7 Limbos (co-directed with Alexandre Cancelo) at the (S8) 10th Peripheral Film Festival. This film was featured in the official sections of different festivals, including the Madrid Márgenes Festival, the IIEFF (Istambul International Experimental Film Festival) or CODEC (International Experimental Film and Video Festival) in Mexico.

Agag jury

  • José Antonio Cascudo

    General secretary of the Asociación Sindical Galega de Guionistas (Galician Scriptwriters’ Guild). Holder of a Degree in Art History and a Degree in Audiovisual Communication. He wrote and directed the documentary film O instante eterno and the experimental short film Alfa i Omega. He teaches at the Arcebispo Xelmírez I High School in Santiago de Compostela, in the specialty of Image and Sound Techniques and Procedures. He has collaborated in several edition and research projects in the artistic and audiovisual fields. He has taught different courses in film aesthetics and TV fiction, and has organised a number of seminars on the filmmakers Chris Marker and Aleksandr Sokurov, among others. He is the author of the poetry book Manual do misántropo.

  • Enrique Lojo

    Born in A Coruña in 1988, he started his career as a scriptwriter on the public TV channel Televisión de Galicia, working on fiction programmes such as Luci, Serramoura or A estiba, among others. He wrote thrillers such as La sala (HBO), comedies such as Mambo (Playz) and El último show (FORTA/HBO) and the opening speech of the 2017 Pontedeume Mediaeval Fair. He is currently working as a scriptwriter and executive producer at Plano a Plano’s Department of Development.

  • Ángela Andrada

    Ángela Andrada is a scriptwriter with a Degree in Journalism from the University of Santiago de Compostela, specialised in the audiovisual field. She took a Degree in Scriptwriting at the Madrid Institute of Cinema, where her project for a feature film Yo soy Mónica was selected for development and produced by the school itself. 
Back in Galicia, her work Hai vida en Bran? (Is There Life in Bran?) won the Award for Best Project for a Web Series at the Carballo Interplay Festival (2017) and was later nominated for Best Web Series at the Mestre Mateo Awards (2019). 
On TV, Ángela worked as scriptwriter for the cultural contest Coma un allo, of the public channel TVG, and also as dialogue checker for the Argentinian film Marea (Tide) by Emiliano Torres. 
Recently, Ángela co-wrote with Al Díaz the short film A rabia, which is in the pre-production stage. Simultaneously, she is working on the development of her short film Adiós, Berta, whose script was selected for FICBUEU.