Time of History Jury


She was born in Andalusia and, in the nineties she worked as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC and other British production companies. In 1997 she moved to the Netherlands, where she performed several executive production duties for Ryninks Films for several years, before founding her own production company, Cobos Films. In 2007 she began to develop fiction projects, without abandoning her regular work as producer of documentary films. In 2010 she chaired the jury for Seminci’s Time of History section. Four years later she presented in this same section her own documentary Imperfect Harmony which was followed in 2015 by Nelsons N 5, also screened in Valladolid’s documentary slot. In 2016 she returned to the Valladolid Festival with Daniele Gatti - Obertura para un director de orquesta.


Documentary filmmaker from Mexico whose filmic output is considered one of the most solid in the whole of Latin American cinema. His filmography includes Pulque Song (2003), Old Thieves: The Legend of Artegio (2007), El cielo abierto (2011), Drought (2011) and El Paso (2015): all screened and awarded at festivals like Berlin, IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara, Valladolid and Morelia. His most recent film, Devil’s Freedom (2017), received the Amnesty International Film Award at the Berlinale. In 2018 he directed A 3 Minute Hug, the first documentary film produced by Netflix in Latin America. In 2019 he collaborated with The New York Times’ Op-docs section with Emmy-nominated Children from the Narcozone.


An independent Andalusian producer, she founded in 2003 the audiovisual media company Arte Sonora, which has taken part in a large number of films including Francisco Javier Gutiérrez’s Three Days (Before the Fall) (Goya for Best Sound), Havana Blues and Solas, by Benito Zambrano, or Javier Fesser’s Camino. She has worked as producer in half a dozen films including the documentary features 10 años con Bebe by Hernán Zin (Latin Grammy nominee) and Samuel Sánchez’s Al ritmo de la calle. She is a member of EGEDA, CIMA, PECAA and AAMMA.