PELA DEL ÁLAMO
Pela del Álamo (Madrid, 1979) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master’s in Creative Documentary from UPF. In 2005 he created del Álamo Estudio, where he combined his professional activity with personal projects. He has directed and produced two documentary films, A fourth track (2006) and N-VI (2012). With the latter, he gained recognition at the Malaga Festival and Alcances and attended Cinespaña and Lima Independiente. Since 2013, he has been the artistic director of Curtocircuíto FIC, where he has curated an exhibition reflecting on the work of Peter Greenaway, Aki Kaurismäki and Sergei Loznitsa. He is a programmer at LA OLA (Los Angeles). He has been a judge at international festivals such as Curtas Vila do Conde, Riga IFF and Hamburg IFF. Founding member and secretary of Proxecta (Coordinadora de Festivais de Cine de Galicia) and vice president of PANTALLA (State Federation of Coordinators of Film Festivals), he is currently developing his next feature film Montaña ou Morte for Zeitun Films.
Elena Duque is a programmer, screenwriter, teacher and filmmaker. She is a programmer and head of the editorial department of S8 (Mostra de Cinema Periférico de A Coruña) and the Seville European Film Festival. As a programmer, editor and moderator, she has worked for the Gijón festival, the IFFR Rotterdam and the Bafici (Buenos Aires), for which she edited the book Val del Omar. Más allá de la órbita terrestre (2015). She has also designed programs for Images of the Toronto Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, Tabakalera and CinetecaMatadero. She has collaborated in different publications and is the editor of the book 8 super 8. She has directed workshops and taught at La Casa Encendida, Master LAV (Madrid) and Aula Xcèntric (Barcelona), among others. In 2020, the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles dedicated a monographic program to her work as a filmmaker.
NURIA GIMÉNEZ LORANG
Nuria Giménez was born in Barcelona in 1976. She studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Production. She has lived in Berlin, Paris and London, where she has carried out various types of work, most of them without any relation to the cinema or to each other.In the last decade, she has been expanding her training in seminars and master classes by filmmakers such as Isaki Lacuesta, Andrés Duque, Virginia García del Pino, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Patricio Guzmán, Wang Bing and Frederick Wiseman. Her first short, Kafeneio, was presented at DocumentaMadrid 2017 and at MIDBO 2017. My Mexican Bretzel, her first feature film, received the awards for best film, best script and best direction from the Spanish Film Jury at FICX ‘19. In addition, she participated in the IFFR Rotterdam, in Visions du Réel and in the D’A Festival, where she also won the audience award.