MADRIFF

 THE JURY

CARMEN CÓRDOBA GONZÁLEZ

Antonio Gil Aparicio is a filmmaker with more than 30 years in the audiovisual sector as a director, producer and screenwriter. He has developed his work in fiction and documentary films, advertising, TV programs and series, predominating in his filmography, especially within social themes. In many of his works he is also an editor and director of photography. His filmography includes "Si Talía Fuera Ciega, "El Emblema", "El Viaje de Cris, "Buen Dia, "La Higuera" "Cuando Puedas", "El Viaje Hacia Alguna Parte", "En La Memoria", with which he has received national and international awards. From his public administration, during his time as Director of Audiovisual Media and Film Library of Extremadura, he promoted support for cinema and promoted the presence of the audiovisual sector in international markets such as Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastian, or Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires). He is the director of SECiNDI, Festival of Inclusive Cinema and Disability and has also directed plays, and taught classes on cinema.

BEGONA AROSTEGUI

Begoña Arostegui has a degree in Fine Arts and has been working for more than 15 years in the field of animation, as a background artist, in the world of design she has also made movie posters and in recent years she has worked in the world of music performing visuals for concerts by different artists. "Yo" is her second animated short film, after the first co-directed with Fernando Franco, "El Lugar Adecuado", 2016. She is currently working on her next piece "El Cambio de Rueda".

LUCAS FIEDERLING

Lucas Fiederling aka 'Feedz' grew up in a small town in Germany near Düsseldorf. He's started getting into filmmaking at the young age of 6, when his dad bought a little camcorder with hi-8 tapes. Soon enough skateboarding entered Lucas life and captivated him, which was probably his biggest film- school: travelling the world and becoming a swiss-army-knife kind of filmmaker. He moved to Barcelona and followed his dreams - mostly directing, editing and filming skateboard videos for clients like Vans, Thrasher Magazine, Nike, Alien Workshop or Adidas. 

in 2015 he released his 'masterpiece' independent film Where We Come From' for which he spent 5 years traveling to over 20+ countries and starring 8 of the worlds most talented skateboarders. He relocated to Berlin in the making of the film in 2013, and after the global premiere tour he started 'Peregrine Films GmbH'.

In 2021 Lucas won numerous awards around the globe for his ambitious science fiction music video 'Remnants of Technology' for German band Space Chaser including a nomination for Best Rock music video at the UK VMA and Best music short film at Munich MVAwards.
His personal expertise in almost all departments on set helps him to better and faster communicate his vision with his team, and also he loves operating the camera when he works, or at least be very close to it when directing his talents.

JORGE MURIEL

Born in Madrid, Jorge Muriel is also a director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He won the the Fulbright Grant for the Arts between 1999-2001. He has been trained in the most prestigious schools in Spain and North America. His first short film as director "Zumo de Limón" (2010), was nominated for the Goya Awards in 2011. His second short film "El Jardin de las Delícias" (2014). won, amone others. the 1st prize at the Film Festival from Lebu (Chile), aualifier for the Oscars Awards. And his last two short films. "El Niño Oueria Volar" and "Lo Efímero" were also-nominated for best fiction short film at the 2019 and 2021 Goya Awards, respectively. In addition to getting multiple awards and selections around the world. He is currently working on script development for various film projects.

LUJAN LOIOCO

Luján Loioco is an Argentine screenwriter, director and producer. Her first feature film "La Niña de Tacones Amarillos" obtains the Ibermedia Grant for development, the INCA National First Film Contest and wins the Best Film award at the Leonardo Favio Festival; Best First Work of the Latin American Festival of Isla Margarita and Best First Work of the Bio-Bio International Festival.
In 2014 she founded the production company Libre Cine, together with Mariano Turek, with whom she co-writes and co-directs "Algo Con Una Mujer", winner of the Best International Fature Film award at the XXIV Central American International Film Festival CARO; Best International Feature Film at the I Festival CLIT; Best Feature Film, Best Direction and Best Leading Actress at the Hollywood Women-themed International Film* Festival 2021; Best International Feature Film at the III Festival de Cinema Alter Do Chao; Best Screenplay at the VIII Calzada de Calatrava International Festival; Condor de Plata 2021 for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyle, among others.
She is currently developing her third feature film "Reina del Bosque".

MARIANO TUREK

Mariano Turek is an Argentine Screenwriter and Director. Graduated in Cinema and Master in Creative Writing, since 2001 he works as Assistant Director of cinema, advertising and TV. Between 2012 and 2017 he has been Project Director and Production, Coordinator at. Conicet Documental. He directed the TV series "Diario de Viaje" and "Misión. Aventura". In 2014 he founded the production company Libre Cine, together with Luján Loioco, with whom he co-writes and co-directs "Algo Con Una Mujer", winner of the awards for Best International Feature Film at the XXIV Central American International Film Festival iCARO; Best International Feature Film at the I Festival CLIT: Best Feature Film. Best Direction and Best Leading Actress at the Hollywood Women-themed International Film Festival 2021; Best International Fature Film at the IlI Festival de Cinema Alter Do Chao; Best Screenplay at the VIll Calzada de Calatrava International Festival; Condor de Plata 2021 for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyle, among others. He is currently producing the feature film "Reina del Bosque", by Luján Loioco.

GRETA RIXDORF

Greta Rixdorf is a Spanish actress based in Berlin. Greta herself worked during her first years as an actress in a multitude of theatrical compositions directed by, among others, Josep Sou. She has performed great classics such as La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca in the role of Bernarda. After moving to the German capital, Greta started several collaborations in advertising campaigns videos. Those who have worked with her, highlight her great interpretative versatility and her commitment to the roles that she defends for her.

CATALINA SOPELANA

Born in Madrid, Catalina Sopelana is a film, TV and theater actress.
Among her works in the cinema are “MANTÍCORA” and “QUIÉN TE CANTARÁ” by Carlos Vermut, “LA ESTRELLA AZUL” by Javier Macipe, “LAS LEYES DE LA FRONTERA” by Daniel Monzón and “VARIATIONS SUR UN DÉPART” by Eugene Green. On television she has worked on “SENTIMOS LAS MOLESTIAS” (Movistar+), “EL INMORTAL” (Movistar), “RIDERS” (PlayZ), “EL VECINO” (NETFLIX), “CENTRO MÉDICO” (TVE) and “VELVET COLLECCIÓN” and "IN-HIBIDOS" (RTVE). Catalina has also acted in the short films "ES LA PRIMERA VEO" by Loïc Grobéty-Vega, "TE JODES Y BAILAS" by Diego Saniz, "AFTERWORK" by Nuria Pascual Andújar, "LUCIERNAGAS" by Mara Gutierrez, "FLOWERS II " by Tensin R. Marquez and "DONDE NO HAY NADA" by Tensin R. Marquez.