Anna Giralt Gris

Barcelona, 1978

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.

Filmography

Robin Bank – 2021

44 messages from Catalonia – 2019

Europe Trap – 2013

About Home – 2008

A Different Life – 2005

A Human Shield Diary – 2003

One Day around Iran – 2002

Nuria Canal

Briviesca, 1965

She graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. While pursuing her solo career as a visual artist for over 20 years which continues to the day, she has been involved in a variety of cultural projects working as a curator as well as artistic director and producer.

In 1993 in collaboration with the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona CCCB she established “La Mostra de Video Independiente de Barcelona” OVNI, which she co directed until 2000. In 1996-98 he co-directed the regular video production programming at MACBA as well as the museum’s video collection.

She has worked as a research project consultant within the visual arts world supervising the development and production of different cultural projects. With an extensive teaching experience in areas related to image, the visual arts and communication her creative experience has facilitated teaching collaborations with different institutions as IDEP, QUAM, BAU, University of Barcelona, and she has worked as a visiting tutor lecturing at the Master of Branding at Bau School of Design

Her work has been exhibited at several museums and galleries both as part of collective as well as solo exhibitions such as Al ras (Fundació la Caixa), Anys 90 distància zero (Centre d’Art de Santa Mònica), CASM, Máscara y espejo (Macba), Interzona (Palau de la Virreina), Miradas Impúdicas (Fundació La Caixa), Transgenericos i Escenarios Domésticos (Koldo Mitxelena Kulturenea), Pictures of you y Muy Frágil (Galeria Estrany-De la Mota).

Her arts works and videos have been exhibited at several festivals and institutions such as Galeria Zes Dos Bois (Lisboa), The Knightting factory (New York), Mediateca of Fundació La Caixa, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo (Santiago), Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid), Kunstlerhaus Bethanlen (Berlin), Artium, (Vitoria).

Nuria´s work is held at public and private collections

Filmography

Introducing yourself, 2016

Daydream, 2010

Cantus, 2004

Casting, 2003

Muchas veces mucho, 1993-1998

Cuando cierres los ojos, 1996

Te sentirás limpia, 1995

Basic kit, 1994

Apuntes, 1994

The house of love, 1992

Ruken Ergüneş Özdemir

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.

Filmography

Veşarti (Hidden)

Pira hut

Payin

Tu fem kir? (Get it?)

Lara Vilanova

Barcelona, 1983

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.

Filmography

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

Trinta Lumes (Diana Toucedo) – 2017

The invisible backpack (Laura Hernandez) – 2015

Ro Caminal

Barcelona, 1966

With an educational background in the fields of Fine Arts and Anthropology, she develops her artistic practice exploring the world of re-presentation, hybridizing the two fields.

She has been resident in different art centres such as Can Xalant, Sant Andreu Contemporani, Waaw, Villa Abdelllatif, BLITZ, or Townhouse.

She participated in numerous collective exhibitions; Post-it City, Casual Cities (CCCB), Mulier, Mulieris 7-9 (MUA), Biennial de Valls 2103 (Valls), Extralocal (AVic), What can we do? (Can Felipa), Inverted Time (Can Felipa), A Dilemma (Arts Santa Monica), Gran Angular (Fabra and Coats), Translocations (Arts Santa Monica), Puebla International Biennial of Video (Mexico), Play off (Málaga), TIVA 16 International Video Art Exhibition Of the National Museum of Taiwan (Taiwan), Women are the ones watching (Buenos Aires), Anti-Spain. ABM (Madrid), The Art of Getting Lost in the City, Gudran (Alexandria), 1st International Biennial of Lagos (Nigeria), Transformer (Malta), Salam London (London).

Her films screened in various film festivals such as Ethnocineca (Vienna), Festival of Migrant Film (Slovenia), Migrant Cinema (Barcelona), Chouftouhonna (Tunisia); Bangalore Short film Fest (India), Intermediaciones (Colombia) or the Sharjah Film Platform (United Arab Emirates).

Winner of the 2015 Ciudad de Valls Award. (Guasch-Corantny Biennial), Second prize Julio Antonio Biennial 2019 and the Girona Biennial 2019 Award.

Her work is represented in the collections of the Valls Museum, the Art Fund of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Civit Collection, the Diputación de Tarragona, A.A.R.C. from Algeria and the Cal Cego Collection.

Filmography

Miratges – 2021

Promeses – 2021

Dystopian concrete – 2021

Els ocells cantaven malgrat feia fred – 2019

Estos lodos – 2019

In limbus – 2019

Si je te vol la mer – 2018

Everfolding – 2017

Unfolding Penelope – 2017

Ship of fools – 2016

Hook a boat – 2016

Moi, un noir, reloaded – 2015

Interferencias (series) – 2013

Hearts of rice (series) – 2011

TMB L-64 – 2009

Domingos de azul y amarillo – 2008

Pilar Monsell

Córdoba, 1979 

Pilar Monsell is a filmmaker, artist, editor, and researcher. She studied Creative Documentary Film at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (2007) and is currently based in Madrid, where she  carries out artistic and audiovisual projects for both television and cinema using some registers,  from film-essay to documentary through cinema experimental or memory and archive film. 

Pilar Monsell’s first film Distancias (Distances, 28 min) was premiered in 2008 at the 49th Festival dei Popoli in Florence, where it won the Audience Award. It then toured to numerous international festivals. In 2009, Pilar joined the Laboratory of Documentary Creation run by the Play Doc – International Documentary Festival in Tui, where she is directing a portrait that has being filmed between 2009-2013.

In 2012, she completed the short film Pan, Trabajo y Libertad (Bread, Work and Freedom, 26 min) premièred at Doc Lisboa 2012 International Film Festival and she participates also in the french collective cinema project 100jours, directing the short film + 46 (6 min). In 2013, she got Manuel Cintra Ferreira Fellow from the Doc’s Kingdom International Documentary Cinema Seminar, directing the short film Vulcão (11 min).

In 2014, her first feature film África 815 premièred at Doc Lisboa with which she toured then to others festivals where she won: Distribution Award Premio Festival Márgenes 2014, Best Feature Documentary Zinegoak 2014, Nomination to ASECAN 2014 as First Film and Best Documentary Film, Panorama Award at L’Alternativa Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona 2015 Special Jury Mention at CEMEDOC 2015 (Mexico). She is currently in the postproduction stage of her next short film Dos sueños después and in the developing stage of her next feature film Nisaiyat.

She has a BA in Audiovisual Communication (UMA), a Diploma in Artistic Photography (San Telmo, Málaga) and a Masters in Creative Documentary (UPF, Barcelona). She works as a filmmaker and collaborates usually in the working process of several other as editor, producer and developer. In 2014, she co-founded Laboratorio Reversible (Barcelona), a collective project related to analog cinema creation and experimentation. From 2016, she works as a documentary film mentor in Madrid School of Cinema ECAM.

Filmography

Una revuelta sin imágenes – 2020

Dos sueños después – 2017

África 815 – 2014

Pan, trabajo y libertad – 2012

Distancias – 2008

Raquel Marques

Porto, 1979 

She graduated in Communication Sciences and cinema (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and received a Master in Documentary of Creation (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona). She has been based in Barcelona since 2001.

Her last film, Tiempos de Deseo (2020), had its premiere at L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona and at Doclisboa International Film Festival. Her first film, A Casa Que Eu Quero (2010, co-directed with Joana Frazão), a production of Terratreme Filmes (Lisbon) was selected to represent Portugal in DocEuropa II and screened at États Généraux du Film Documentaire, Lussas – France; Panorama – Muestra de Documental Portugués; and Retrospectiva de Cinema Portugués, Warsaw – Poland, among others. In 2016 she directed the documentary Arreta (co-directed with María Zafra), which premiered at the Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona and was selected for the Festival de Cine Documental Alcances, l’Alternativa – Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona, Festival Márgenes, Festival Zinegoak (Premio Lesbianismo y Género), Festival Cinespaña Toulouse, etc. 

She made several short films, such as O Peso do Horizonte (made at the Research Residency Filmar a Paisagem, Azores, 2011), F(r)icciones entre el trabajo y la vida (a production Soy Cámara-CCCB, 2017) and Vecines (a production Laboratorio Reversible). 

Founding member of the Association of film experimentation in Analog Cinema, Laboratorio Reversible (Barcelona, 2014), she is part of the content team of the Audiovisual Media Promoter Cooperativa, Drac Màgic (Barcelona) and she has specialized in film education and audiovisual culture with a feminist perspective.

Filmography 

Tiempos de deseo – 2021

Utopia – 2020

Mai abans – 2020

Miedo – 2020

Devenir – 2019

Vecines – 2017

F(r)icciones entre el trabajo y la vida – 2017

25 anys de sororitat – 2017

Esa cosa incontrolable que es el tiempo – 2016

Arreta – 2016

Todos os dias da nossa vida – 2015

De pequeña quiero ser – 2014

La ducha – 2013

O peso do horizonte – 2011

A casa que eu quero – 2010

Barrigas – 2005


Giulia Cosentino

Catania, 1990.

Film Director and film researcher, Giulia Cosentino graduated in cinema and visual arts in Rome. After that, she gets an international master in Audio-visual and Cinema Studies at La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and the Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, with a specialization in archive research. Currently, she is based in Rome, working as assistant director, screenwriter, archive reasercher and collaborating with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Sede Sicilia.

Filmography:

Le Storie che Saremo (ep: Perché scappi?) – 2020

Lui e io – 2019

Wilma Labate

Director and screenwriter. After some experiences in the field of documentaries and after having been assistant director with several Italian authors, in 1990 she realized Ciro il piccolo, a work included in the project “Notti d’Europa” by RaiSat composed by thirteen episodes dedicated to as many European cities. Since then, she has always measured herself against documentary narrative: Lavorare stanca (1997), presented at Locarno; Genova. Per noi (2001); Lettere dalla Palestina (2003), presented at the Berlin Forum; Maledetta Mia (2003) presented at the Venice Film Festival. For the cinema she realizes: Ambrogio (1992), La mia generazione (1996) with which she obtains many recognitions and the nomination to represent Italy at the Oscar, Domenica (2001), Signorina Effe (2007), presented in Turin. As a screenwriter she writes La pecora nera (2010) with Ascanio Celestini.

Filmography

Ciro il piccolo – 1991

Ambrogio – 1992

La mia generazione – 1996

Genova. Per noi – 2001

Un altro mondo è possibile – 2001

Domenica – 2001

Lettere dalla Palestina – 2003

Maledetta mia – 2003

Signorina Effe – 2006

Qualcosa di noi – 2014

Raccontare Venezia – 2017

Arrivederci Saigon – 2018

Irene Dionisio

Turin, 1986.

She lives in Turin and works between Turin and Rome as director, scriptwriter and visual artist. She received her BFA in 2011 in Philosophy of Art and History from Turin University, and her MFA in 2013 in Cinema and Philosophy from UPJV, Amiens University.

She completed her formation with directors Marco Bellocchio, Daniele Segre (Fare Cinema – Bobbio), Alina Marazzi (IED – Milan), as part of the collective of public art curators a.titolo, which produced her documentaries and video installation.

Her artistic production includes video installations and documentaries. Sponde – Nel sicuro sole del nord (2015) and La fabbrica à piena. Tragicommedia in otto atti ( 2011) were presented in many international festivals, such as Torino Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Festival dei Popoli, Open Roads – Lincoln Center, ecc and awarded, among others, with the Scam Prize (Fr), the Solinas Prize (It) and the Jury Prize of Cine Verité in Iran (Ir). She is represented as author and flmmaker by the agency Sosia e Pistoia, Rome.

Her video installations exhibited at CACG – Genève, Palazzo Grassi – Venice, Rivoli Museum, Pac – Milan, Berardo Museum – Lisbon, National Museum of Cinema and MamBo – Bologna, and also in many other international galleries. She is represented by Moitre Gallery, Turin.

Her first feature flm, Le ultime cose (2016) premiered at Venice International Film Critics Week and was awarded with Silver Ribbon for Best Screenplay and fnalist for the David di Donatello and Globo d’Oro Award – Best Debut Film

She was for three years artistic director of the LGBTQI flm festival “Da Sodoma a Hollywood”, now known as “Lovers”, organized by the National Museum of Cinema in Turin.

She taught courses at Teatro Stabile in Turin, Scuola Civica in Milan, Head in Ginevra, Cinelabs, Aiace, IAAD and at Museum of Rivoli. This year she won the Bertolucci Prize and the American Dream Fellowship for Artist.

Filmography:

A.B.O. Transitando – 2021
Camera Chiara – 2020
Le Storie che Saremo (ep: Mondo nuovo) – 2020
Le Ultime Cose – 2016
Sponde. Nel Sicuro Sole del Nord – 2015
Il Canto delle Sirene – 2013
Ufficio Nuovi Diritti – 2013
La Fabbrica e’ Piena – Tragicommedia in Otto Atti (The Factory Is Full: A Tragicomedy in eight Acts) – 2011
Sur les Traces de Lygia Clark, Souvenirs et Evocations des ses Années Parisiennes – 2011
Fières d’être Pute – 2010