18 - 24 November 2013
Fran Ruvira Neus Ballús Xavier Cervantes M. Martí Freixas Pablo García Virginia García del Pino

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Fran Ruvira (Alicante, 1983). Barcelona- and Paris-based filmmaker who explores the line between fiction and film essay. After several short films, he made the feature film Orson West (2011) and produced the group film Ferida arrel: MMM (2012). He teaches project management and screenwriting at several film schools.

Neus Ballús (Mollet, 1980). Director, screenwriter and editor. Her film Immersió (2009) won the Best Film Award at Alcine in 2010. Her first feature film, La plaga (2013), premiered in the Forum section of the Berlinale has been selected by a number of festivals, including BAFICI, CPH:PIX, Seattle, BFI London and the Viennale. It was the first Catalan film to be selected for the European Parliament's LUX Prize.

Xavier Cervantes (Barcelona, 1966). Journalist. Editor of the Culture section of Ara newspaper, where he focuses on music-related issues. He was coordinating editor at Time Out Barcelona and Rockdelux magazines and was also music critic at the latter.

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M. Martí Freixas (Barcelona, 1978). Critic, programmer and teacher. Cofounder and current editor of Blogs&Docs online magazine, which has covered nonfiction films since 2006. He teaches at ESCAC, where he took a master's in documentary making.

Pablo García (Barcelona, 1970). Director of Fuente Álamo (2001) and Bolboreta, mariposa, papallona (2007). He shot Lluís Miñarro's Familystrip (2009) and Valentí Figueres's El efecto K (2012). He directed the short films Alicia retratada (2003), selected for Critics' Week at Cannes, and Oblidant a Nonot (2011), Audience Award at l'Alternativa 2011. Cofounder of Doble Banda.

Virginia García del Pino (Barcelona, 1966). Director and teacher of the master's in creative documentary making at the UAB. In 2008 she won several awards for Lo que tú dices que soy (2007). Her films have competed at a number of festivals, including FIDMarseille, Punto de Vista and FICValdivia, and have been screened at leading museums and cinematheques in Europe, the United States and Latin America.