PILAR GARCÍA ELEGIDO
Director, producer and screenwriter. She won the Goya Award for Best Documentary short film with ‘Confluencias’ in 1999. Her short films ‘Positivo’ and ‘Windows’ were nominated by the Film Academy respectively in 2000 and 2016. She is currently working on the post-production of ‘Monólogo’. She has directed the Short Film Week of the Community of Madrid for 16 editions and has coordinated international film events such as Madridcine / Argencine or La Ventana del Cine Madrileño, as well as all kinds of professional meetings and training activities around cinema. She was responsible for the film department of the Community of Madrid between 2003 and 2019.
Right after completing her diploma in Dramatic Art in Madrid, she played Casilda in the series ‘Dos de mayo’. Since then she has appeared in numerous television shows like ‘Cuéntame cómo pasó’, ‘Isabel’, ‘Carlos, rey emperador’ or ‘Vivir sin permiso’, as well as in films such as David Vitori’s ‘Cross the line’, which premiered at the Sitges Festival and where she shares the screen with Mario Casas. She lived for three years in Los Angeles, where she participated in audiovisual productions like ‘The Goddaughter’ by Tony Laudatti. In August 2020, she shot in Texas ‘Exotic Creatures’, a project currently in post-production where she plays the lead role. She has also written and directed the short films ‘A date’ (2015) and ‘Actors’ (2018), and has produced and starred in the short film ‘Eva’s comet’.
MARTA MEDINA DEL VALLE
A film critic for El Confidencial since 2016, she has collaborated with media outlets such as El Mundo, ABC and Sofilm, always in the film and arts sections. She studied Film Directing at the Madrid Film and Audiovisual School (ECAM) and her short film ‘Despertar’ (2014) screened at the 59th Valladolid International Film Festival and was selected by a dozen competitive film events around the world. As a screenwriter, her projects were selected for development by copyright management organisation DAMA. Since then, her work has particularly focused on film journalism, screening at festivals like Cannes, San Sebastián, Sitges and Seminci.