Official jury


Ingvar Sigurdsson

Ingvar Sigurdsson graduated from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts year1990 and has since then set his mark on the Icelandic acting scene. He has an extensive experience in theatre and has played various roles in both classical and contemporary plays. He’s played around forty roles in domestic and foreign films besides roles in short films and TV series. He has also worked on manuscripts and has been taken credit for screenwriting and produced several films.
Ingvar has received many prices and recognition for his work. He represented Iceland at the European Shooting Star event 1999 at the Berlin film Festival and he got The European Film Award for Best European Actor - People's Choice in the year 2000 for the leading role in the film Angels of the Universe.  He’s received eight Edda awards for the best actor (Icelandic film prize). Ingvar Sigurdsson won the best actor award for his lead performance in the film A White White Day, at the Critics' Week, the oldest parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Christian Petzold

He was born in Hilden, Germany, in 1960 and has lived in Berlin since 1981. Head of the movement called the Berlin School, along with renowned filmmakers such as Angela Schanelec and Ulrich Köhl. Petzold studied German and Theatre at the Freie Universität Berlin, and then film at the German Academy of Film and Television. He made his debut in the nineties, revealing his talent internationally with Die innere Sicherheit (2000). Since then he has directed films such as Gespenster (2004), Yella (2006), Jerichow (2008), Dreileben (2011), Barbara (2012, Silver Bear at the Berlinale for Best Director), Phoenix (2014) and Transit (2018), all of which won awards at many festivals and have been the subject of retrospectives around the world. His latest film, Undine, premiered at the Berlinale, where it won a Fipresci Prize, and won the Best Editing Award of the Official Section in Seville Film Festival.


Cristos Nikou

Christos Nikou was born in Athens in 1984. His short film KM participated in over 40 international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Stockholm, Palm Springs, Sydney, Tallinn Black Nights, Interfilm Berlin, and won the Best Short Film Prize at the Motovun Film Festival of Croatia. For the past ten years, he has worked as an assistant director on the feature films Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos) and Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), as well as 4 Black Suits, Nobody, Christmas Tango, A Greek Type of Problem, 7 Kinds Of Wrath and Approach. His feature film debut Apples premiered at the Orizzonti section in Venice, and won Las Nuevas Olas section Best Film Award in Seville.

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Cristina Hergueta

Auteur producer of fiction and non-fiction films, including Los inocentes by Guillermo Benet, Karen by María Pérez Sanz and Meseta by Juan Palacios. Her films have been screened at festivals all over the world, including Cannes Directors' Fortnight, San Sebastian, Seville, CPH:DOX, Transilvania and Visions du Réel. In 2020 she was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talents programme, and in 2021 in the Locarno Film Festival's 'Match me' programme. Currently, under her brand 'Garde', she is producing the film Los caballos, by Pedro G. Romero and Esto no es una poesía, a multidisciplinary project that involves, among others, the filmmakers Virginia García de Pino, Maddi Barber and María Pérez Sanz as well as the authors Rosa Berbel, María Sánchez and Cristina Morales.

María del Puy Alvarado Landa
María del Puy Alvarado Landa

She holds a Diploma in Production from the ECAM and a Degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2005 she has directed the production company Malvalanda S.L., with which she has carried out around twenty projects that have won more than 350 awards in festivals. She combines her work as a producer with teaching. In 2019 she became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. She has received five Goya nominations. Two for the feature films Anatomía de un Dandy (2020) and El Agente Topo (2020, Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and European Audience Award in the Pearls section at San Sebastian) and three for the short films Luchadoras (2009), Primavera Rosa en México (2016) and Madre (2017), which received the award. She has also been nominated twice for an Oscar, for Madre (starring Marta Nieto, recipient of awards for this role in Venice and Seville) and El Agente Topo. She is currently developing Carlos Saura's latest feature film.



The CampUS Jury, which decides the prize in the New Waves Section is made up of students from the University of Seville. 

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Vasily Malykhin

Interned at Iskusstvo Kino (Art of Cinema), one of the oldest European film magazines published in Moscow. He worked in the production company TAPE, which created video clips and commercials. A few years ago, German expressionist films changed his perception of cinema in a way, and since then he has started to study its history. He is currently studying 4th year Audiovisual Communication at the University of Seville.

Marina Vázquez Añino

Seville, 1997. Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville and student of the Master's Degree in Scriptwriting, Narrative and Audiovisual Creativity. She is a fan of series and fantasy, currently writing a fiction series for her thesis.

Marta Jimenez Revuelta
Marta Jiménez Revuelta

Graduate in Biology and student of Anthropology. In 2019 she started making short films, first as a scriptwriter and then also as a director. She has 5 short films as a scriptwriter, one of which has won several awards, including the Best Ibero-American Short Film Award at the Almería Film Festival. Her latest work has won the Best Screenplay Award and the Second Prize at the short film festival Rodando por Jaén.

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Paula Pereira Lozano

Senior student in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is particularly interested in films that are vindictive and that promote social action.

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Silvia Sánchez Velo

Graduate in Audiovisual Communication (US) is a student of the Master's Degree in Screenwriting, Narrative and Audiovisual Creativity (US). She is currently working on her dissertation on different mental disorders.



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Margarita Ledo

Margarita Ledo Andión (1951, Castro de Rei, Lugo) is an essential figure of Galician culture, she is a filmmaker, writer and professor of audiovisual communication at the University of Santiago de Compostela (where she was also Dean). She published her first book, Parolar cun eu, cun intre, cun inseuto, a collection of poems, in 1970, which was followed by other books of poetry, narrative, essays and research. She founded and directed several publications with a special emphasis on the vindication of the Galician language and its militant spirit. Her first feature film is Santa Liberdade (2004), followed by Liste (2007), and the fiction film A cicatriz branca (2012), derived from her novel Porta Blindada. She also directed several experimental and documentary short pieces. In 2017 the DocumentaMadrid International Film Festival dedicated a retrospective to the artist. She was awarded the National Prize of Galician Culture 2008 in Cinema and Audiovisual, as well as the Otero Pedrayo in 2017, besides being a member of the Royal Galician Academy. Her latest film, Nación, won the New Waves Non Fiction Award in Seville 2020.

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Rebeca de Pas

After graduating in cinema studies with a dissertation on “Eurimages and the New European Cinema”, she started working for festivals in 2004 at the Bologna Film Archive. In 2009, she joined FID Marseille where she served for 11 years as programmer as well as co-head of the FID Lab, the international co-production platform. In 2018 she became a program advisor for the Viennale. In the past she has been in the selection committee of the Berlinale Talents, mentor for the Feature Expanded Training Program, artistic director of the Journées Cinématographiques Dionysiennes, manager of the training program Ex Oriente Film and she collaborated in the programming of La Roche sur Yon IFF, as matchmaker for the Orizzonti section of the Venice IFF, the Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico and the Environmental Film Festival of Paris. Starting September 2019 she joined Visions du Réel team as programmer.

Samuel Alarcon
Samuel Alarcón

Samuel Alarcón (Madrid, 1980) is a filmmaker and communicator. In 2006 he was awarded a residency in the Spanish Royal Academy in Rome, making his first feature film: La ciudad de los signos (2009), selected for more than forty festivals around the world. Since 2013 he has directed the radio programme El cine que viene on Spanish National Radio, where he explores independent Ibero-American films alongside their creators. Oscuro y Lucientes (2018), his second feature film, premiered at the Seville European Film Festival. In 2020 he joined the team of Documentos RNE as scriptwriter and director. Déjame hablar (2020) is his latest work, a portrait of the Basque composer Luis de Pablo, premiered at the Venice Music Biennale, where he was awarded the Golden Lion for his career.



Felice Laudadio

Journalist, critic, scriptwriter, producer and writer. He was president of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Foundation, general director of the Istituto Luce, president of Cinecittà Holding, creator and director of La Casa del Cinema in Rome. He directed the Venice Film Festival and the TaorminaFilmFest. For many years he conceived and directed the MystFest, the EuropaCinema festival, the Fellini Award, the Solinas Award and the ItaliaFilmFest. In 2007 he designed and directed the first edition of the RomaFictionFest. He is currently the director of the Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival. Laudadio wrote and produced the film The Long Silence and co-wrote The Promise (Oscar nominated representing Germany), both directed by Margarethe von Trotta, and co-produced a dozen directors such as Theo Angelopoulos, Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Citti, Luigi. Magni, Michele Placido, Ettore Scola. He was the associate producer of the film Beyond the Clouds by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders. He has published several books and has also edited several film magazines.

Joanna Orzechowska
Joanna Orzechowska

Member of FIPRESCI, International Federation of Journalists, French Press Association, Polish Press Association, graduated from Film Studies at Lodz, Poland and Paris Sorbonne University. She started her career as film critics working for FILM and KINO magazines and pursued working for French Lagardère Group (Hachette Filipacchi Medias), international Bauer Group and also as independent critics/journalist,  editor and correspondent during the international film festivals. She published two novels and a series of portraits of international artists, some of them focused on the women’s figures in the cinema and in the world’s art.  Author of scripts and film & culture reviews. In 2021, she received a medal for the whole of her work attributed by international Académie des Arts, Sciences et Lettres based in Paris.

Kristina Kudelova
Kristina Kudelova

Kristina Kúdelová (1977) is a Slovak film critic. She studied French literature at Comenius University in Bratislava and film production in Centre International de l'Audiovisuelle et de la Production in Paris. After working as a directrice and screenwriter in various slovaque TV channels, she started writing film reviews for daily SME, which is the most read opinion former newspaper in Slovakia. She is covering the biggest European film festivals and as a FIFPESCI member, she also served the juries in San Sebastian, Stockholm, Montreal or Toulouse.



The AC/E Jury (Acción Cultural Española) awards the prize for Best Director of a Spanish Film

Mike Goodridge

Mike Goodridge is an international producer and executive producer whose new company Good Chaos was established in 2017. He is co-producer on Ruben Ostlund’s latest film Triangle of Sadness and an executive producer on Jasmila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida? He was previously CEO of UK-based company Protagonist Pictures and put together the finance and distribution of films such as Cold War, The Lobster, Love & Friendship, The Florida Project, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, ’71, Calvary, The Rider, Lady Macbeth, God’s Own Country and Maggie’s Plan. He oversaw over 70 films at the company and Protagonist films received multiple Oscar and BAFTA nominations, and Cannes, Venice and Berlin Film Festival prizes. He has had a concurrent career as a festival director and consultant. He was artistic director at International Film Festival & Awards Macao in China from 2017 to 2021, and has worked at the Sarajevo, Locarno and Chicago film festivals. He is a member of BAFTA and a member of the board of the European Film Academy. He was a trade journalist, editor and critic for many years and has written three books on film.

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Monica Goti

General manager and programme manager for the Trieste Film Festival and the industry events of the festival, where she started working in 2005. In 2006 she started collaborating also with the programming office of the Venice Film Festival and from 2008 with the press office, co-organising the press conferences of the Venice Film Festival. From 2016 she became the new programme manager for the Trieste Film Festival, dealing also with the international relations and sponsors. In 2018 she was appointed as the new President of Alpe Adria Cinema/Trieste Film Festival.

Boglarka Nagy

A film professional with over 14 years of experience, Boglarka Nagy has been active as a film critic, cinema manager, trainer, programmer and organizer of film events. She collaborated on a regular basis with international film festivals based in Romania and worked for 10 years for the Institut Francais in Cluj and Bucharest. Between 2014-2018 she managed Elvire Popesco Cinema of the Institut Francais in Bucharest, awarded for Best Programming in the Europa Cinemas network in 2017. Since August 2018 she is based in Berlin, working as the General Delegate of the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas and managing its Arthouse Cinema Training.



Mila Fernández

Mila Fernández balances her acting career in films such as Jaulas (Nicolás Pacheco), La boda (Ana Graciani), Para toda la muerte (Alfonso Sánchez) and in series such as Brigada de fenómenos or the more recent Grasa by David Sáinz, with other audiovisual work such as producing, directing and, above all, casting, where she has worked for the series Allí abajo, by Antena 3 Televisión and the films Ánimas and Parking, among other projects. She has also worked in the directing department of the series Mother, Father and Son (BBC, starring Richard Gere), The Spanish Princess (HBO), Arde Madrid, a Movistar + series directed by Paco León, and El universo de Oliver by Alexis Morante.

Juan Antonio Domínguez

Málaga, 1961. He began working as a film critic for Cadena Ser in 1996, combining it with weekly film and culture programmes on Velevisa TV and Malaga Television. He is the founder of the Short Film Festivals of Ciudad de Vélez-Málaga, Villa de Nerja and Mancomunidad de Málaga. Villa de Nerja and Mancomunidad de Municipios, among others. He is also responsible for the Día Más Corto competition as well as the director of contents of the Aula de Cine and the summer courses of the University of Malaga. Dominguez is cultural advisor to the Velez-Malaga Town Council and the Axarquia Film Office. Member of the board of directors of ASECAN and member of the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE). He currently works for Cope Málaga, 101 Televisión Málaga, Cinedania, Velevisa TV and the website Destino Arrakis, the digital newspaper Axarquia hoy Noticias.

Edyta Niewińska

Writer and scriptwriter. Graduated with a degree in cultural sociology. Author of three novels published in her mother tongue, Polish. In 2019 and 2020 served as a member of the jury at the ASECAN awards in the categories of short fiction, feature and short non-fiction film and film book. She collaborates with production companies assessing scripts and doing script doctoring. Her first short fiction script is currently in pre-production. She is also preparing the adaptation of her latest novel Bajo la superficie, which will be a fiction feature film. She has been a member of ASECAN since 2019.



María Molina Peiró
María Molina Peiró

María Molina Peiró is an audiovisual artist and filmmaker. Her works and films have been shown at contemporary art centres and film festivals like the Rotterdam Festival, Louvre Museum (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), BFI London Film Festival, National Gallery of Washington, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul, Seville Film Festival, Oberhausen Festival, Reencontres Internationales, or the Science Museum of London, among many others. Apart from her artistic practice, Molina Peiró has worked as a lecturer at the Film Academy’s Master degree of Holland, and as a curator of contemporary film programmes in the Cervantes Institute (Holland).. Her films are distributed and form part of collections such as EYE Film Museum, LIMA collection, HAMACA or Cinesud.

Carlos Escaño
Carlos Escaño

He is a tenured lecturer at the University of Seville. He holds a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Seville (1999) and another from the UNED (National Distance University in Spain) in 2017 in the field of education and communication in digital environments. International Workshop (2019) at the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Director of the documentaries En el otro lado (2020), special mention at the 10th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2021, India; Contramarea (2016), CREA+2016 award and Once Solidario Andalucía 2016 award; The RickshOw (2015), selected at the ROMA Cinema Doc; Cultura Libre y Educación Hacker (2013), National Award at the Almería Creative Commons Film Festival; and El hombre sin la cámara (2012), selected at international festivals in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Finland and Uruguay.

Yolanda Ortiz Padilla
Yolanda Ortiz Padilla

Jaén, 1981. She is PhD in Hispanic Philology, and combines literary creation with research and teaching. She has been a lecturer at the universities of Jaén and Almería, and currently she is working at the University of Albacete. She also gives workshops and organises a season of poetic reading in her hometown called La caja de Lot. Her first published work was the collection of poems El cordón umbilical (2009), winner of the 18th Prize for New Writers of the Provincial Council of Jaén. Later, she published El miedo detrás (2015) in Ejemplar Único. Manotazos al aire (2016) came out thanks to Baile del Sol and this same Canarian publishing house prepared a new edition of El cordón umbilical in 2018. That year she won the 31st Joaquín Lobato Prize with Tierra de malvas (Piedra Papel Libros, 2019). And in 2020 she was awarded the Gerardo Diego International Poetry Prize with Allozar, recently published by El Desvelo Ediciones.