Belén Funes (Ripollet 1984) studied film direction at ESCAC and later a master’s degree in fiction writing at the EICTV school in Cuba. Among his most awarded works, La hija de un ladrón (2019), a feature film awarded with three Gaudí Awards: best director, best script and best non-Catalan-speaking film, as well as the Goya for best novel direction, stands out. Belén’s works have been seen at festivals such as Palm Springs, the Cairo International Film Festival, BFI London, Chicago International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Les Arcs and the Havana Film Festival among others.
Sergej Stanojkovski, born in Zagreb, is a director and producer who grew up in Germany and graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the FAMU (Czech Republic). After working on commercials, documentaries and short films, he co-wrote and directed his first feature film Kontakt, which won many awards and was Macedonia’s submission for the 79th Academy Awards. After a series of short films and work for the platform LAB2010, he launched and produced Avvantura Film Festival and Matchmaking (MEDIA-Creative Europe supported).
Dominique Monteiro is a documentary producer with almost 15 years of experience. He is currently a producer at 13 Productions and works often with the main French television channels. His favorite fields are historical and social films.