She was born in Seville in 1981. A senior technical officer in Audiovisual Production, she graduated in Audiovisual Communication and earned a diploma in Creative Documentary Filmmaking. She is currently the director of IberoDocs, Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival which she founded in 2013. To date, IberoDocs is the only documentary festival in Edinburgh and the only platform for Ibero-American culture in the country. This year the festival celebrated its seventh edition, fully consolidating itself on the Scottish cultural agenda. Her first feature as a director, ‘El oasis del pastor’, was selected for participation in the 44th Atlantic Film Festival – Alcances 2012, in addition to winning the award for Best Foreign Documentary at the 2013 FIC Puebla International Film Festival.
JOAN GONZÀLEZ HERRERO
Director of the DocsBarcelona project, formed by three documentary film festivals in Barcelona, Medellín (Colombia) and Valparaíso (Chile). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Documentary Network (EDN) and was one of the founders of Eurodoc and CinemaNet Europe. He has taught at various Spanish and Latin American universities. He began his professional career in 1976 at TVE, and later founded Televisión de Catalunya and created the program ‘30 Minuts ’. As an executive producer, he has produced more than a hundred documentaries for different TV networks, some of them awarded at festivals such as Berlin, Málaga or Sundance. In 2013 he received the European EDN Award for his contribution to the development of the documentary industry in southern Europe.
SALLY GUTIÉRREZ DEWAR
Sally Gutierrez Dewar is a visual artist working in the hybrid field between contemporary art, visual essay and documentary. Her videos and films have been shown internationally at film festivals, galleries and museums. She currently teaches Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. She is a member of the artistic collective Declinación Magnética and the research group El Patio, and is finishing a doctoral dissertation on the epistolary genre in contemporary non-fiction cinema. Her latest feature film, ‘Do You Remember the Philippines?’ is now part of the Reina Sofía Museum collection and was screened in the Time of History Section during the 62nd edition of the Valladolid Festival, among many other venues.