#LAB Experts


In 2002, Mariana Barassi started her career in the cinema industry as a programmer for Casa de América, where she also organised and coordinated a number of workshops and training activities. Since 2003, she has been general coordinator of Casa de América’s training program for the Development of Ibero-American Film Projects directed by filmmaker and producer Gerardo Herrero. Barassi also coordinates MRG/WORK, an environment for training and project development within the framework of Márgenes Film Festival.


Eugenia Mumenthaler co-founded the film Production company Alina with David Epinay. The first film they produced, Back to Stay (Abrir puertas y ventanas, Milagros Mumenthaler, 2011) received the Golden Leopard Award at Locarno (2011), the Golden Astor Award at Mar del Plata International Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award. Alina-produced documentary film The Laundry Room (La clé de la chambre à lessive, 2013), which was premiered at Visions du Réel Film Festival, earned them the Grand Prix SRG SSR Award. Epinay and Mumenthaler also co-produced A German Youth (Une jeunesse allemande, Jean Gabriel Périot), a documentary premiered as opening film at the Berlinale Panorama 2015.


María Zamora started working for Avalon in 2001. In 2007, she became a partner of the company. She has co-produced a number of films, such as Federico Veiroj’s Acné (a three country co-production between Uruguay, Argentina, and Spain) and Andi Baiz’s The Hidden Face (co-produced with Fox International and Colombia’s Dynamo). Zamora has also been the producer of several films by Spanish directors, such as León Siminiani, Javier Rebollo, and David Planell. Her most recent project is Beatriz Sanchís’ debut film Todos están muertos, a three country co-production between Spain, Mexico, and Germany.

JORGE COIRA (Galicia, España)

Jorge Coira is a Galician filmmaker, screenwriter and film editor. His filmography includes feature films (18 comidas, El año de la garrapata), documentary films (Torre
de Breoghán, ¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?) and TV series such as Sé quién eres, Luci, El comisario, and Pelotas. A few months ago, he received the Goya Award for Best Editing for Dani de la Torre’s El desconocido.