The members of the International Jury will be directors Brice Cauvin and Santiago Tabernero, writer Ray Loriga, producers Uberto Pasolini and Emma Lustres, and Melbourne Festival President Claire Dobbin
10/16/2017.- The judges of the different competitive sections of the 62nd Valladolid International Film Week will be made up of names of great international prestige, including professionals from different fields of the cinematographic industry such as directing, producing and writing, institutional leaders, as well as film festival programmers, teachers, journalists and film critics.
The international jury of the 62nd Seminci will be composed of the French director and scriptwriter Brice Cauvin, currently a professor at the Fémis school and the London Film School and director of feature films Hotel Harabati (2006) and L’Art de la Fugue (The Easy Way Out) (2014); Claire Dobbin, screenwriting consultant and Australian filmmaker, as well as the current president of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and Uberto Pasolini, founder of Red Wave Films and producer of, among others, Full Monty (1997).
The international jury will have three Spanish representatives: Ray Loriga, novelist, screenwriter and Spanish film director; Emma Lustres, co-founder of Vaca Films and producer of films such as Celda 211 (Cell 211) (2009) and El niño (9 Mil) (2014); and journalist, screenwriter and director Santiago Tabernero, whose feature films Vida y color (Life and Colour) (2007) and Presentimientos (Inside Love) (2011) were shown in the Valladolid International Film Week.
In Meeting Point, those charged with selecting the winners will be Serbian director and producer Stefan Ivančić, who is also the programming director of the ‘Pardi di domani’ section of the Locarno Festival and the Pancevo Festival (Serbia); Palestinian actress Lamis Ammar, star of Sufat Chol (Sand Storm) (Elite Zexer, 2016), which participated in the Official Section of the 61st Valladolid Film Week; and Mexican producer Gerardo Morán, who with Zamora Films has developed 14 works, both short and feature length films.
The jury of History Time will be composed of the Spanish director Guillermo García López, director of Frágil equilibrio (Delicate Balance) (2016), winner of the Doc. Spain Best Documentary Award of the 61st Valladolid Film Week and the Goya for Best Documentary Film in 2017; Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Echevarría, who is responsible for documentaries such as Poetas campesinos (Countyside Poets) (1980), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1988) and Cabeza de Vaca (The Adventures of Cabeza de Vaca) (1991); and Diego Mas Trelles, director of corporate videos, advertisements, music videos, short films and documentaries.
Doc. Spain will have a jury composed of Leire Apellaniz, head of the Technical Department of the Festival of San Sebastián, producer of various audiovisual projects through the company Sr&Sra, and director of the documentary El último verano (Last Summer) (2016), shown at festivals around the world, including Seminci; Maite Conesa, director of the Film Library of Castilla y León; and Tamara García Iglesias, videomaker, independent curator, screenwriter and director of films such as Vainilla (Vanilla) (2004), La madre (Mother) (2009) or Geografía, Utah (Geography, Utah) (2016).
The award of the section Castilla y León in Shorts will be decided by a jury composed of the directors Ana Cea and Miguel Ángel Pérez Blanco, and the journalist Angelica Tanarro.
The Fipresci jury, who will award the International Critics Award among the films that participate in the Official Section, will be formed by film journalists James Evans (England/Canada), Margarita Chapatte (Spain) and Ladislav Volko (Slovenia). The Valladolid International Film Week will feature this year a jury by the Golden Blogos, a group that brings together almost 240 digital media related to cinema, television series and other audiovisual works, composed of David Pérez (No es cine todo lo que reluce), Marina Alonso (Mooby.es) and José Luis Serrano (El alquimista cinéfilo).
The jury composed of José Ramón Rubín, Ainhoa Zabaleta, Gonzalo Soriano, Antonio Hernández and Hugo García will award the Rainbow Spike to the film that most stands out for working on sexual diversity and gender identity with sufficient artistic and social relevance.
In addition, as usual, there will be a young jury for the Official Section and Meeting Point, composed of ten men and women -five in each section- between 20 and 29 years old.