Feature Films Jury

Imma Aguilar

Imma Aguilar has studies in philology and an Information Sciences degree of the Valencia Polytechnic University, master in Communication Managment (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and magister in New Technologies (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Since 2021 she’s Managing Director of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), a public foundation depending on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Previously she was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Science and Innovation Pedro Duque (2008 – 2021).
Throughout her career she has been head of communications and coordinator of parliamentary groups,  consultant to the government and head of strategy in election campaigns both in Spain and also in various South American countries.
In 2016 she was awarded the Victory Awards Award for influential women in political communication in Spain and Latin America.

Glòria Oliver

Degree in Economic Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Master in Taxaion (Centre d’Estudis Financers, 1999) and Master in Management and Leadership in Science (Barcelona School of Management-UPF, 2008). Scholarship at the first edition of the Executive Program for Women in Senior Management – Promotion Project (2013-2014).
Glòria Oliver currently is Manager of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation for Alzheimer research and also manager of the research centre BarcelonaßetaBrainResearchCenter, partnered by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and  “La Caixa” Foundation.
Chairman of the Spanish Fundraising Association (AEFr) and Vice-president of the board of the Catalan Foundations Coordination group (CCF).
Member of the Social Council of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
Co-founder of the Spanish Association of Chief Executive Managers and Advisers (EJE&CON), which aims to promote the presence of women in top management and board positions.

Josep Maria Pou

President of the jury

Theatre actor and director Josep Maria Pou made his debut at the Teatro Español in Madrid on  October 2nd 1968 and since then he has put on stage more than sixty shows linked to  the best national and international authors and directors. He has combined his theatre activities with a great number of roles in cinema and television. Additionally to his performances as an actor he also has been translator of various contemporary British and US theatre pieces. He has been Art director of the Teatre Goya in Barcelona and of the Teatro La Latina in Madrid and he currently holds this position at the Teatre Romea in Barcelona. His work has been awarded with numerous prizes: National Theatre Award of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, National Culture Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Culture Award of the Comunidad de Madrid, Ricardo Calvo Award of the Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Ondas Award, Max Award, Terenci Moix International Award, Sant Jordi Award for Cinematography, Ercilla Award, Fotogramas de Plata and the Gaudí d’Honor Award of the Academia del Cinema Catalá, amongst many others. Most recently he has been appointed Académico de Honor  by the Academia de Artes Escénicas de España.

Samanta Villar

Samanta has a Journalism degree of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She also has a master’s degree in Actor directing of the Universitat Ramon Llull and  studied drama interpretation at Nancy Tuñón’s actors studio in Barcelona.
She started working at TV3 as photography assistant and in 1998 she moved to Viladecans Televisió to perform as reporter and news anchor. The following year she was already presenting the cultural agenda in Barcelona TV,  where she left for TVE to become the local news anchor for six years.
Since 2008 she works at the production company BocaBoca, where she presented the popular TV programs “21 días” and  “Conexión Samanta”,  which she directed and presented and both.
She has published various books, amongst them “Madre hay más que una” and “La carga mental femenina”, where she explains the harder aspects of mothehood.

Short Films Jury

Agustí Argelich Gironès

Agustí Argelich is member of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català and cofounder of Catalunya Film Festivals.
He is Coordinator for Documentary Co-productions and director of the program “El Documental” at 3cat TV channel, he has been in the production team of the TV programs “Cinema 3” and “Sala 33” (2011-2019) and he also has been content director of “Curtrcircuit 33” (2015-2021).
At the same time he also has been in charge of the Art direction and programming of the  festivals Filmets Badalona Film Festival, BCN Sports Film and SubtravellingBcn-Seúl.
Simultaneously, he has been jury member at around twenty festivals, including Cortoons Roma, Busan International Film Festival and Zinemaldia Euskal Etxea. Additionally, he has participated in pitches and conferences at about a dozen more festivals, for instance Marché du Film Cannes, Imaginative Toronto, and DOCS Barcelona.
He also has directed and produced around twenty short films and documentaries.

Carla Rubio

Carla Rubio was born in  2002 in Vic, Osona. She published the first episode of her podcast “Tranqui, Jo També” (Relax, me too) on October 2022 when she was 20 years old. Created and hosted by herself the podcast discusses issues that worry young people and teenagers through humour. Thanks to social media she rapidly grew awareness. Shortly after TV3 offered her to co-host the digital content of the second edition of the popular TV talent show “Eufòria”. At the same time she also was participating at various radio programs at Catalunya Radio as by example “Loft d’ICat”.
Carla also has recently been the youngest host of the local telethon La Marató de 3Cat 2023, dedicated to the sexual and reproductive health and she currently is one of the most recognizable faces at EVA, 3Cat’s youth platform, where she hosts “Ets un Motivat”, a program about mental health amongst others.

Eduard Vallory

He’s Director-General of BIST (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology) and Chairman of CATESCO – formerly Unescocat-Center for UNESCO of Catalonia. He has been director of the “Escola Nova 21” alliance for an advanced education system (2016-19), and he has led a  professional development university program for teachers (UVic-UOC). Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences; Master in Social Sciences (UChicago); degrees in Philosophy (UB) and Journalism (UPF); and AMP (IESE). He has written the books World Scouting: Educating for Global Citizenship (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012) and Aprendre (Columna, 2022). He’s been Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2006-12), Visiting Scholar at New York University (2012-14), Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University (2004-06), comissioned to launch the Pasqual Maragall Researchers Programme (2020), and Chief of Staff with the first Minister of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Government of Catalonia, Andreu Mas-Colell (2000-03).