INTERNACIONAL JURY

GLORIA BENITO

(1981, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Salamanca and later obtained a master’s degree in Film Editing at the Septima Ars School in Madrid. After a few years dedicated to audiovisual editing and assembly for different film and television production companies, in 2008 Benito started to work on the technical projection team for the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival and other international festivals such as San Sebastián, Seville, Gijón and Brussels. She is currently a programmer and is part of the selection committee of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival, and continues to work for other festivals as a digital film specialist and editor.

SILVIA CRUZ

(1982, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian distributor and producer based in San Sebastián (Spain). In 2010, Silvia founded Vitrine Filmes, a company that has distributed more than 160 films in Brazil, being a key figure in the dissemination and international success of New Brazilian cinema.
Currently, Silvia is immersed in the development of Vitrine Filmes España, a distributor and production company based in San Sebastián that explores new forms of cinema dissemination while supporting the creation of films with a high aesthetic and political commitment.

HELENA WITTMANN

(1982, Neuss, RFA) is an artist and filmmaker based in Hamburg, Germany. After studying Spanish and Media Studies in Erlangen and Hamburg, she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK) in 2014. Her latest feature film Human Flowers Of Flesh was premiered in 2023 at the Concorso Internazionale of the Locarno FF, and screened in numerous international film festivals like Ficunam, New York Film Festival, Viennale, Sevilla, Karlovy Vary, among others. Her debut feature Drift (2017), and several short films —Ada Kaleh (2018), 21,3°C (2014), or Wildnis (2013)— were shown internationally at various film festivals and in exhibitions. Helena Wittmann works often in collaborations, as with the musician and artist Nika Son, or as DoP for other filmmakers. She worked as an artistic research assistant at HFBK Hamburg until 2018 and was mentoring at Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia, Spain.