Radar jury

  • Paolo Bertolín

    Paolo Bertolin is a film programmer, writer and producer. In 2008, he joined the Venice International Film Festival as a member of the selection committee. From 2010, he acted as a regional consultant, covering diverse territories, such as South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania, Turkey and South Korea. This year, he also joined the selection committee of Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. He has worked for several international festivals and institutions, including the IFFRotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Locarno Open Doors, the Udine Far East Film Festival, Nyon Visions du Réel, Mumbai IFF, Beijing IFF, Hanoi iFF, IFFBratislava, etc. He ventured into production with a string of Asian films, including Phan Dang Di’s Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (Vietnam, 2015), Lav Diaz’ A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Philippines, 2016) and Amit Dutta’s short film Chitrashala (India, 2015), all entries in the Berlinale Competition.

  • Mercedes Martínez

    Mercedes Martínez-Abarca works at International Film Festival Rotterdam since 2009, currently as Programme Advisor. During five years, she coordinated the Holland Film Meeting Co-Production Platform (Nederlands Film Festival). She also worked for the international sales agent Fortissimo Films (Amsterdam) and collaborated in various festivals and co-production markets, such as Abycine Lanza or Acció Curts (L´Alternativa). In 2017 she joined Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón as part of the programming team and as industry consultant.

  • Kevin B. Lee

    Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, media artist, and critic. He has produced over 360 video essays exploring film and media. He was 2017 Artist in Residence of the Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin. He and Chloé Galibert-Laîné were awarded the 2018 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Grant, the 2018 European Media Artist Platform Residency, and the 2019 Eurimages Lab Project Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He is Professor of Crossmedia Publishing at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart.

Explora Jury

  • Laura Huertas

    Franco-Colombian artist and filmmaker. With a PhD in Visual Arts from the PSL University (SACRe program), she was part of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Her films interweave ethnography, ecology and fiction, narrating different strategies for survival, resistance and resilience against violence. Her works have been presented at film festivals such as the Viennale International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Havana Film Festival, FICValdivia and Cinéma du Réel; and she has won awards at the Locarno International Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa and Videobrasil, among others.  

  • Eve Heller

    Eve Heller began studying filmmaking when she was 17, attending the S.U.N.Y. Department of Media Studies in Buffalo and at New York University. She received her BA in German Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies from Hunter College in 1987 and an MFA in filmmaking from Bard College in 1993. Her award winning work has been widely shown, both in the U.S. and internationally, at such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Collective for Living Cinema, the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Cinematheque Ontario, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Louvre, the Viennale and the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. Eve teaches workshops throughout the world on analog filmmaking and works as a German/English translator specializing in texts about cinema. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Hyde Park, New York.

  • Rocío Mesa

    Rocio Mesa is a Spanish filmmaker based in California. She is the director of "LA OLA - Independent Films from Spain", an organization focused on the promotion of contemporary Spanish cinema in North America. Since 2015, LA OLA has held an annual film showcase with venues in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque), New York (Anthology Film Archives) and Mexico City (Cineteca Nacional). Rocio works as a film programmer for international events such as Art House Theater Day, festivals like the LA Film Festival and independent theaters. She has been awarded with a Talentia grant and her work has been selected at film festivals such as BAFICI, SEFF or Alcances; and screenwriting LABs like Sundance Faliro House or Sources 2. 

Planeta GZ + Penínsulas Jury

  • Ana David

    Ana David (1989) is a short-film programmer and industry manager at IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival, and a member of the advisory board of the Berlinale Panorama. Recently she collaborated with the 62nd BFI London Film Festival as a film programmer with a special focus on documentaries. She started off at Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival, where she worked between 2010-2015 as its co-director and programmer. She lived in Paris working at Festival Scope, the online and year-round reference platform for film professionals streaming titles selected by 90+ festivals around the world. Other past positions include the coordination of the industry event Lisbon Docs - International Financing and Co-production Forum, as well as festival distribution of Portuguese features and shorts at Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency.

  • Lúa Ribeira

    She received a BA Hons in Media Studies at the University of Vigo, 2009. In 2010 she moved to Barcelona and studied Graphic Design, where she discovered photography. Lúa moved to the U.K. in 2012 and later enrolled in the Documentary Photography course. Her practice, characterized by its collaborative nature, is the result of extensive research and an immersive approach to the subject matter. Lúa is the recipient of the 2015 Firecracker Grant, the 2018 Jerwood Photoworks Award, and the 2017 Magnum Graduate Photographers Award. Her series Noises in the Blood, about Jamaican dancehall culture in the U.K. was published in book form by Fishbar in 2017. The series was also published in the book Firecrackers, Female Photographers Now (2017) Thames and Hudson Ltd. Lúa joined Magnum as a Nominee in 2018.

  • Nico Combarro

    A Coruña, 1979. Nicolás Combarro is a filmmaker and visual artist. The Shadow Line was his first feature film that premiered at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and it won an award for Best Documentary at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and at the Toulouse Spanish Film Festival. He has collaborated with Alberto García-Alix as a filmmaker in his short films and experimental medium-length films, which were exhibited in festivals, art centers and galleries around the world such as the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) among others. Combarro is an exhibition curator and has carried out projects in museums and galleries such as the Moscow Museum of Photography and the Rencontres Internationales de Arles. As an artist he has exhibited his works in various venues such as the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela), Palexco y Fundación Seoane (A Coruña), MARCO (Vigo), MEP and Solo Galerie (París), among others. 

Youth Jury

  • Aldara Pagán

    Ourense, 1997. Aldara Pagán graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Audiovisual Communication. Director and protagonist of the short film What Precedes The Fall Is White (2018), which was awarded the Best Fiction and Best Animated Film by the audience jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Co-organiser of the A outra mirada: cinema e muller [The Other Perspective: The Cinema and Women] Conferences. Writer for the online film critic magazine A Cuarta Parede. Pagán was a member of the Youth Jury in the 66th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival and the Xurado Novo in the 32nd edition of the Cineuropa Film Festival. She is currently a student of the Creation Method at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (curso 2019-2020).

  • Andrés Sanjurjo

    A Coruña, 1993. Andrés Sanjurjo is a graduate of the University of Burgos in Audiovisual Communication, with specialised training in cinema after a foreign exchange program in Chile and Portugal. He continued his studies in the Creative Documentary Master's Degree Program, where he began to develop his first feature film, Tremeloces dunha viaxe alén do mar [Trembling From A Trip Across The Sea]. He worked on Fire Will Come by Oliver Laxe as Assistant Director. He was a Production Assistant at Forastero Films and then did a professional internship at Zeitun Films. Sanjurjo has done workshops with artists and filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami, Víctor Erice, and Boris Lehman and film critics such as Jonathan Rosenbaum, Roger Koza and Iván Pinto. O baile dos redeiros, a film made in the workshop with Abbas Kiarostami, was exhibited at festivals and galleries such as the Farj Film Festival, the Lar Gallery and the Cinema D’Autor.

  • Antía Carreira

    Lugo, 1995. Antía Carreira was trained in Image and Sound, and in Audiovisual Communication at the Superior School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). Her artistic creation studies the expressive possibilities of mixing different visual arts and is based on the complexity of the relationships established by people with their environment and with themselves; through animation, photography and video. Among her most recent projects is the fashion film Pestanas Postizas [False Eyelashes] and the experimental documentary Formigón [Concrete], currently in production.

  • Breogán Martínez

    Breogán Martínez was born in Cangas do Morrazo and raised in Celeiro, where he left the sea behind in order to land ashore on the  stones of Santiago de Compostela. He has a technical degree in Audiovisual and Entertainment Production. And is a self-taught photographer. Martínez combines his participation in technical production at festivals, such as O Son do Camiño and Portamérica, with the artistic realization of different personal photographic projects and other cinematographic projects.

  • Iria Loira

    Pontevedra, 1996. Iria Loira graduated with a degree in Audiovisual Communication and she began developing her works during her career within the cultural field by organising A Outra Mirada: Cinema e muller (The Other Perspective: Cinema and Women),  a film series in the gender-based genre that collaborated with the Cineclube de Santiago de Compostela in its last edition. Interested in the visual arts, where photography and design stand out, Iria Loira continued her professional career as a photographer and videographer, while collaborating on short films such as What Precedes The Fall Is White (Aldara Pagán, 2018) in which she was the Director of Photography. Iria Loira continues her training in different workshops and seminars. 

  • Manuel Blanco

    I was born in the spring of 1997. I didn't grow up in a musical environment but music called to me somehow. I've been playing in bands since before I had a mustache. I am a sound technician and music producer. Recently I found visibility, performances and a place to fit in  with Blanco Palamera.

  • Ana Díez

    I was born in Verin in the fall of 1994. I spent my teenage years in Vigo and, even after almost six years in Compostela, sometimes I still get labelled “the girl from Vigo”. I studied Political Science because of an activist commitment and I do cultural management by vocation. I am independent in terms of my employment and taxes and I am independent in my decision-making. Communicating and producing in the creative industries is an immense privilege for me. When I have free time I create content on Insomne.gal.

CREA jury

  • Toño Chouza

    Film and advertising director. Toño Chouza has a degree in Film Direction from the ESCAC. In 2018, he was awarded the AGADIC TALENT grant for the writing of his first feature film, a free adaptation of his first feature film, Ensam (1903, August Strindberg), under the title The Smallest Unit. He is currently immersed in the writing of his second feature film script: Meiga. He has directed short films with entries at international film festivals, two documentary feature films on assignment, video clips and fashion movies, among others. In the field of advertising, Chouza has directed pieces for brands such as Adidas, eBay, Desigual, Abanca and Canary Islands Tourism, and he has worked for agencies such as Sra. Rushmore, McCANN, J. Walter Thompson and Larsson-Duprez. He is currently part of the roster of filmmakers from Pueblo Films (Madrid), Celofán (Barcelona), Home Films (México) and Nice Workers.

  • Rafa de los Arcos

    Rafa de los Arcos is dedicated to the world of directing, production and editing. He began his career in the videoclip domain, where he develops works for artists such as Julio de la Rosa, Niños Mutantes and Love of Lesbian. In fiction, he began with the script and the production of three short films: Uruguay 2030, Accursed Dance and Everest, with which he did a successful run of the festivals. With La Planta, he won Honorary Mention by the jury at the ABC Latin American film festival. In advertising, Rafa de los Arcos has worked for brands such as Nissan, Adidas, Red Bull, and Vice, and in television, he scripted and directed the documentary Dos platos y un micro, 30 años de cultura Hip Hop en España for RTVE. He has also worked as a teacher in schools such as ESCAC and at the Tecnocampus in Mataró. He is currently presenting the documentary El equipo de mi barrio [My Neighbourhood Team], winner of the audience prize at the Gijón International Film Festival.

  • Gael Herrera

    Gael Herrera Batallán is a filmmaker and entrepreneur of Galician-Chilean audiovisual works, who has dedicated her career to the world of television for many years. Throughout her career, she has created several original formats originating from her production company, Tamboura Films, for TVG Galicia that was sold to RAI3 and Endemol Shine. She has also made several short films, putting all of her emotions in everything she does in order to capture the essence of life and to be able to edit it. She studied in Santiago de Chile and in Madrid. She was at the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Asian Film Academy in New Delhi. Batallán is one of the founders of the Curtocircuíto Festival.


Agag jury

  • Sara Gómez

    A Coruña, 1979.  Sara Gómez has a degree in Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona, holds a postgraduate degree in Photography Management at the ESCAC and works as a photographer and camera assistant in various feature films such as Promedio Rojo, and Vete de mi. In 2007, she returned to Galicia, where she studied for a Master’s in Audiovisual Production and Management and focused her career on the script and the development of projects. After receiving a First Work Grant from Caixa Galicia (2007) and two grants from AGADIC (2007 and 2009), she specialized in writing fiction series such as Padre Casares, Matalobos, Luci and Urxencia Cero. Gómez is currently combining her work as a screenwriter, with motherhood, teaching and the search for her own narrative voice. 

  • Paulo Rubal

    Paulo Rubal is dedicated to telling things when it suits him. He studied Audiovisual Communication and has a Master’s in Screenwriting because he doesn’t like he doesn't like paid work or capitalism in general. He developed formats for television and collaborated with producers such as Tamboura, Tex45 and the Nós TV channel.  Today, he is part of the scriptwriting team for the programme Malo Será!, on Galicia Television and lastly, he did the editing for the short film Chico conoce Chica [Boy Meets Girl]. Rubal also turned his career towards the education of the performing and visual arts because  you have to make a living somehow. He doesn't have a lot of experience, but he does have enough vanity to judge the work of people with more talent and experience than him. 

  • Andrés Castro

    As his AGAG record says, Castro is a “film critic in Sermos Galiza, vocational screenwriter, opportunistic director, occasional actor, full-time father and civil servant in his spare time”. Film critic in Sermos Galiza since 2013. He wrote and directed the short films A chamada [The Call] (2012), The Poster (2017), Metrocabin (2018, co-directed with Silvia Otero) and Atopando o camiño [Finding The Way] (2019, co-directed with María Fanjul). In addition to being a member of AGAG, Castro is also a member of the Asociación Galega da Crítica [Galician Film Critics Association]. His short films were shown at festivals as diverse as the Mostra de Cine de Lavapiés, the Honduras International Film Festival, Freakemacine, the Fouciño Awards, Xociviga, the Lugo International Independent Film Week, and the FIC-ESMI International Short Film Festival (Argentina).

Camira Jury

  • Eloy Domínguez Serén

    1985, Simes (Galicia). Eloy Domínguez graduated in 2010 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He worked as a film critic in radio and written press, and was co-founder and co-director of A Cuarta Parede magazine. In 2012, he moved to Sweden, where he made his first short film, PETTRING. In 2014, he released two new projects, the short film NO NOVO CÉIO and the medium-feature film JET LAG (programmed at the FID Marseille, Doc’s Kingdom, Museum of the Moving Images in New York and Etats Généraux de Lussas, among others). His film  NO COW ON THE ICE premiered in 2015 at Visions du Réel and various international festivals, while his short films, YELLOW BRICK ROAD and RUST premiered at  Jihlava IDFF 2015 and FID Marseille 2016, respectively. In 2017, his project HAMADA won two awards at the Doc Outlook as part of  Visions du Réel and in Las Palmas and it was selected at the Doc Station in Berlinale. It had a world premiere at IDFA 2018 and won awards at the Cinéma du Réel, Gijón, Porto/Post/Doc and Tempo.

  • Marta Pérez

    Marta Pérez Pereiro (Vigo, 1976) is a tenured professor in the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Santiago (USC), where she teaches in the field of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising. She is a member of the research group Audiovisual Studies and Centre for Film Studies (CEFILMUS) at the USC. Her fields of research are contemporary cinema, specifically small cinemas, humour in the media and accountability of the media. 

  • Antonio M. Arenas

    Antonio Miguel Arenas (Granada, 1986) es Licenciado en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universidad de Málaga. En 2012 participó junto a un grupo de compañeros en la creación de Revista Magnolia, publicación online de crítica y análisis cinematográfico activa hasta 2017. Desde entonces ha colaborado con diversos medios especializados como eCartelera y Otros Cines Europa, sin abandonar una formación multidisciplinar. Durante dos años fue miembro del departamento de prensa de Punto de Vista y ha sido responsable de prensa y programación las últimas tres ediciones del Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada. En la actualidad forma parte de la primera promoción del postgrado de Comisariado de la Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola de San Sebastián, donde se encuentra desarrollando un proyecto alrededor del vídeo-ensayo.