Paula Astorga (Mexico) is a filmmaker, producer, film distributor, and well-renowned cultural promoter. She contributed to the creation of several exhibition and distribution channels and networks, and was part of the development team for initiatives for film literacy, such as Circo 2.12, FICCO, and Distrital Festival. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as director of Mexico’s national cinematheque. In 2012, her contributions to film literacy and the promotion of French cinema in Mexico were recognized with the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
ELOY DOMINGUEZ SERÉN
Eloy Domínguez Serén (Simes, Galicia 1985) studied in Salamanca, Milan and Barcelona and worked as a film critic before his debut in filmmaking. In 2012 he moved to Sweden, where he made his short film Pettring, followed by I Den Nya Himlen and Jet Lag, programmed at FID Marseille and Doc’s Kingdom, among other festivals. His first feature No Cow On The Ice (2015) was awarded in Toulouse, Filmadrid, Play-Doc, L’Alternativa, and Márgenes. His most recent works, Yellow Brick Road and Rust, have been premiered at Jihlava IDFF and FID Marseille. Serén was also selected to participate at the Berlinale Talents 2017. His second feature, Hamada (2018), had its world premiere at the IDFA.
Manolo González (Galicia) is a professor and passionate promoter of film literacy in schools. González has been a reference in this field since the 90s, when he founded the Escola de Imaxe e Son (school for audiovisual arts) in A Coruña, where he also worked as a professor. From 2006 to 2009 he directed the Axencia Audiovisual Galega (the Galician agency for audiovisual arts), and is currently in charge of Chanfaina Lab, a unique institution that encourages creative encounters between Galician filmmakers and residents from San Sadurniño, a municipality in A Coruña.