Category Archives: Jury 2017

Augusto M. Torres (Writer, director)

Augusto M. Torres is one of the essential figures to understand part of the history of Spanish cinema: critic, writer, screenwriter, historian, filmmaker and producer.


Víctor Benjumea (Actor)

Victor Benjumea was born in Tarragona in the summer of 1970. He began his interpretative training at age 31 in Barcelona. During that period he made more than 20 short films and after finishing his studies he moved to Madrid where he began his professional career. His debut in the cinema and first great opportunity soon comes from the hand of Fernando Colomo, who chooses to play Cristobal in the film “The Near East.” We have been able to see him in TV series such as: “Amar en tiempos revueltos”, “Los hombre dePaco”, “Sin tetas no hay paraíso”, “El internado”, “Aguila Roja”, “Gavilanes”, “Cuéntame”, “Con el culo al aire”,  among others and in feature films such as:  “La habitación de Fermat” and “Los ojos de Julia”. He has participated in more than 40 short films and continues to collaborate with important producers at the national level.

Jaime Iglesias Gamboa (Writer, critic)

Born in Madrid in 1976, he holds a BA in Journalism and Advanced Studies Degree in Film History from UAM. Journalist specialized in cultural contents has developed his work for different media such as the newspaper “Federación” (CC.OO), the magazine “Muy interesante”, “Onda 6 TV”, the Mexican magazine “Cine Premiere” Correspondent in Spain between 2004 And 2014) or, currently, the supplement “Metropolis” of the newspaper “El Mundo” and the newspaper “Gara”. Member of the editorial staff of the San Sebastián International Festival newspaper, he is also coordinator of the San Sebastián de los Reyes Film and Human Rights Program since 2013.

Alba Ferrara (Actress)

Catalan actress settled in Madrid, studied in the schools La Casona, Nancy Tuñón and Eolia.

In television, we have seen her in numerous series such as “Arrayán”, “El cor de la ciutat”, “La dársena de Poniente”, “Hospital Central”, “Diarios del miedo” …

She has also participated in several films such as “Crossing the Border”, “Pixel Theory”, “Train station”, “Everything ends at the end of the day”, “Viral”, …

In the theater scene, she has performed in works such as “The house of Bernarda Alba”, “The red road of Sabaiba”, “The last I pay yo”, …

Soon we will be able to see her in the television series “I would like”, of Divinity, and in the film “The necklace of salt”, of the director Vicente Pérez Herrero.

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Nerea Garmendia (Actress)

Born in the Guipuzcoan town of Beasain, at age 10, she moved to San Sebastián where she lived until she went to Madrid to study at the Cristina Rota Drama School and Alicia Hermida’s La Barraca.

Nerea began to become famous among the Basque public with the program of ETB2 Vaya Semanita where she was one of the protagonists. The sitcom was presented by Óscar Terol and had such fame that TVE1 decided to launch them statewide with Made In China.