Anna Giralt Gris is a filmmaker, new media creator and researcher. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and is currently doing a Master’s Degree in Social Communication Research at the UPF.
In 2018 she was selected for the IDFA DocLab Academy and in 2019 for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her first feature documentary, Robin Bank, is in post-production and will be released in 2021. It is a co-production between Spain and Germany, with the participation of ARTE and Televisió de Catalunya. It has participated in several international co-production markets such as Dok-Leipzig and IDFA Forum.
Her latest short film, 44 messages from Catalonia, has been produced by Field of Vision and published in The Intercept. She has directed and produced several short documentary films in countries such as Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, which have been recognized in international festivals. She has worked as a collaborator of the program 30 minuts and Sense Ficció.
She works as a new media consultant and has taught digital narrative at the University of Barcelona, Ramon Llull University and Pompeu Fabra University. She also develops interactive and new media projects. Her latest work as a co-writer and designer of UX was the VR experience Crónica de una ciudad que fue released at SXSW VR Cinema.
Currently she is part of the Artificio collective, with Jorge Caballero, developing projects and researching the use of Artificial Intelligence in creative environments.
She graduated from Dicle University, Department of Sociology in 2006, and worked as a classroom teacher in Van and as a researcher in Diyarbakır Göç-der. Ruken was a coordinator and consultant at Diyarbakır Silvan Municipality Meya Women’s Consultancy Center. After graduating from the Cinema Department of Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality Aram Tigran Conservatory, she worked as a coordinator of the project “A purple touch to cinema”, run by Bağlar Municipality. During the project 4 short films about violence against women were produced and 30 women were trained for different filmmaking occupations.
She is one of the founders and board member of Rosa Women’s Association, which was opened in Diyarbakır in 2018 to combat violence against women.
Lara Vilanova graduated from the School of Film and Audiovisual of Catalunya (ESCAC). She was selected in 2011 to attend as Cinematographer at the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Locarno Summer Academy.
Nowadays she works as Colourist and Cinematographer. Prestigious companies as Discovery Channel or TheChimney have contracted for their audiovisual works. On 2017 she shows her work in Cannes Festival 2017 with “The beauty and the dogs” by Kaouther Ben Hania in Official Selection Un Certain Regard.
In 2018 shows her work as cinematographer in Berlinale Panorama with “THIRTY SOULS” and won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD in CINESPAÑA in Toulouse. She was NOMINATED in FÈNIX AND CAMERIMAGE (Golden frog) .
Currently she is presenting a world premiere of a documentary filmed in Rojava, Kurdistan, about the reintegration of women who participated with the Islamic state The Return, life after Isis directed by Alba Sotorra. And his first fiction shot between Iraq and Barcelona Sinjar directed by Ana Bofarull.
Francesca & love (Alba Sotorra) – 2021
Where it hurst the most (Manane Rodriguez) – 2021
Sinjar (Anna Bofarull) – 2021
The Return: life after ISIS (Alba Sotorra) – 2021
Love Parade: The negotiation (Dominik Wessely) – 2021