The jury will bestow the prize for Best Ethnographic Film, awarded €1,000 and a trophy; the prize for the Best Galician Film, awarded €700 and a trophy.
Jorge Moreno Andrés. Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at UNED (Spanish National University of Distance Education). Film-maker and photographer. Director of the Memory Maps Research Project (UNED). Artistic director of the International Documentary Film Contest on Migration and Exile, in Mexico (CEME DOC). His research in audiovisual anthropology, violence and social memory covers two main subjects: the social uses of photography and the use of cinema and photographic essays in the construction of ethnographic stories. His book El duelo revelado (The duel revealed). La vida social de las fotografías familiares de las víctimas del franquismo (The social life of the family photographs of the victims of the Franco regime) (CSIC, 2018) was awarded the national university editing prize for the best Monograph on Art and Humanities (2019). As a photographer, he won the second Marqués de Lozolla Prize for Popular Photography for his work Entre lo urbano y lo rural: la matanza del cerdo (Between the urban and the rural: the slaughter of the pig) (Spain, 2006). As a film-maker, in 2011 he won the award for the best documentary at the International Festival of Castilla-La Mancha for his work Vuelo a Shangrila (Flight to Shangrila). In 2015, his documentary What Remains was selected at the Margaret Mead Film Festival (New York), the ALBA Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (New York) and the Ethnografilm Festival (Paris), among others.
Xisela Franco is a film-maker, documentary maker and teacher. She has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Humanities from the EMU-CEES in Madrid. In 2003 she founded Epojé Films with Noé Rodríguez, a producer with whom she wrote scripts and directed documentaries for Televisión Española and History Channel. In 2006 she went to Canada with a postgraduate scholarship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Film at York University (Toronto), where she delved into avant-garde documentary theory. In 2016, together with Beli Martínez, she created and directed the project Cinema e Muller. Xisela Franco has directed and scripted more than twenty documentaries and film pieces. Her work, at the intersection of cinema and contemporary art, has received awards and toured international galleries and festivals. She currently teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Pontevedra (University of Vigo). In addition, she has taken on the artistic direction of MOCA, the first online museum of autobiographical cinema.
Iván Cuevas with a degree in Journalism and Romance Languages from the University of Santiago de Compostela, he was one of the founding members in 2001 of Cineclube Compostela, where he continues to participate as a programmer. He has worked in as a film critic in Ariel. Boletín de cinema en galego, Novas da Galiza, Les Noticies and Campo de los Patos, as well as collaboration in other publications as a journalist, linguist, translator and poet.
The AGANTRO award, bestowed by the Asociación Galega de Antropoloxía, is a prize of €500 and a trophy.
Bibiana Martínez Álvarez has a Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona (UB). She has an annual social film course at the El Observatorio film school in Barcelona and a monographic ethnographic film course taught by Roger Canals (UB). She forms part of the research groups GER (Grup d’Estudis sobre Reciprocitat of the UB) and GET (Grupo de Estudos Territoriais of the University of A Coruña). Her line of research focuses on economic anthropology -from a perspective focused on political economy- in the context of rural Galicia, specifically regarding the problems faced by family farms. This research has given her the opportunity to publish numerous articles as well as to participate in various national and international academic stays and conferences. She coordinates, alongside Paula Ballesteros-Arias, Joan Roura and Carlos Diz, the ethnographic film section at the 14th International SIEF Congress held in Santiago de Compostela.
Carlos Diz has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of A Coruña. Member of the Asociación Galega de Antropoloxía (AGANTRO) and the UDC Equipo de Socioloxía das Migracións Internacionais (ESOMI). She is also member of the Grup de Recerca en Exclusió i Control Socials (GRECS) of the University of Barcelona. She is a professor in the University of A Coruña Faculty of Sociology, where she organizes the Sociocinema film series.
Joan Roura. Roura holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. He forms part of the research group of the Centro de Estudos sobre Culturas Indíxenas e Afroamericanas (CINAF) and is a collaborator in the Observatorio de Antropología del Conflicto Urbano (OACU), among others. He participated in various international cooperation projects in Nicaragua and Bolivia. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on social movements and patrimonial processes. He is a member of the Asociación Galega de Antropoloxía Social e Cultural (AGANTRO).