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Deputy Director of the San Sebastian Festival since 2016. Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarra (Pamplona) 2002-2005. Doctor in Film Theory, Analysis and Documentation from the Public University of the Basque Country. She collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate. She was a lecturer in communication at the HUHEZI faculty of Mondragon University. She collaborated with the electronic magazine Pausa and participated in the book Antxon Eceiza, cine existencialismo y dialéctica. She was formerly a member of the Basque Government Council on Culture.
Alejandro Díaz Castaño (Asturias, 1979) has been the director of the International Film Festival of Gijon since 2017, where he had already worked as a programmer in 2010 and 2011. He was also the Head of Programming for the European Film Festival of Sevilla from 2012 to 2016. He is a member of FIPRESCI and has contributed to monthly magazines such as Caimán Cuadernos de Cine and Rockdelux. He has collaborated in a number of collective volumes on audiovisual topics and, in 2015, he published his first solo book, Olvidos vergonzosos. In 2016 he wrote and directed the short film Ihesa (La fuga) an over the last few years he has been a member of the panel of judges for awards such as BAFICI, Edinburgh IFF, Crossing Europe Linz, Cinélatino Toulouse and Las Palmas.
Montse Triola (Banyoles, 1974) is a producer and performer. She gained a degree in Performing Arts at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. She completed a Master's Degree in “Theatre Practice” on 20th century visual and performance theories at the Rose Bruford College, United Kingdom. She studied English Philology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. In 2003, together with Albert Serra, she founded the film production company Andergraun Films, going on to produce the following feature films: Honor de cavalleria (2006) El cant dels ocells (2008) (both premiered at the Quinzena de Realitzadors of the Cannes Festival), Historia de mi muerte (Golden Leopard at the Festival of Locarno 2013) and La muerte de Luis XIV (official selection of the Cannes Festival 2016).