2021 Jury

Alex Brendemuhl

Alex Brendemühl

The actor Alex Brendemühl was trained at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, his native city. His prolific career in cinema began with “Un banco en el parque” (1999), for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Festival Cinespaña in Toulouse. Some of his most renowned works include films like “En la ciudad” (Cesc Gay, 2003); “Inconscientes” (Joaquín Oristrell, 2004); “Rabia” (Sebastián Cordero, 2009), for which he was awarded as Best Supporting Actor at Malaga Film Festival; “El médico alemán” (Lucía Puenzo, 2013) and “Yo” (Rafa Cortés, 2007), awarded at the Cannes festival and in which he also was the screenwriter.
As a director he has filmed two of the short films that are part of the “Trilogía del Error”, and has participated in some international projects like “Der Taucher”, by Günter Schwaiger, or “Mal de pierres”, by Nicole García.
He has also worked in TV series like “Los espabilados”, in Movistar+.

Eulalia Vives

Eulàlia Vives

Eulàlia Vives, a psychologist, obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Universitat Abat Oliba and her Masters in General Sanitary Psychology. She has worked at the Fundació Uszheimer since 2016, helping people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.
Her motivation comes from her firm belief in human dignity and the value of life.
Her interest in film was sparked by Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”.
In 2015 she went to Iraq to help shoot the documentary “Guardianes de la fe”, about refugee families that had been displaced due to the war.

Rafa Badia

Rafa Badia

Rafa Badia is a photographer, graphic editor, and professor specializing in photographic narrative and documentary photography. Born in the Canary Islands, but having studied Audio-Visual Communication in Madrid, he contributed to the travel section of El País between 1988 and 1995.
His work is currently focused on the city of Barcelona, where he now resides, culminating in two photo books: “A Barcelona” (2009) and “Barcelona Blues” (2015).
Between 1991 and 2006, he worked as a graphic editor for various travel publications like the El País-Aguilar guides, and magazines such as Descobrir Catalunya, Altaïr, and Viajes National Geographic.
Since 2002 he has taught at several art schools like Grisart, IEFC, Blackkamera and Ruido, and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the CITM at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Last year he gave a conference on “Memory and Photography” at the Brain FIlm Fest.

Violeta Kovacsics

Violeta Kovacsics

Violeta Kovacsics teaches both Film History at the ESCAC film school and Image Culture at the UOC of Barcelona. She is Head of Publications for the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalunya, and member of the selection committee of the Dutch IFFMH festival.
She has served as president of the Catalan FIlm Critics and Writers Association, and her work is published in the Caimán-Cuadernos de Cine and the Diari de Tarragona.
She also regularly contributes to the radio program Els experts on Icat.cat, among other media outlets.
Ms Kovacsics has also participated in several collective books about film, and edited the anthology “Very Funny Things: new American comedy”.