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Closing event and awards ceremony


On Saturday 5 November, during the festival’s closing ceremony, the Jury’s decision will be revealed and the prizes awarded for the best national and international documentaries.


The 2016 jury members are as follows:


Jury for the official international section:

Morten Tang: Morten Tang is the co-founder and managing coordinator of Musikfilm Festivalen (The Music Film Festival) hosted by The Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque in Copenhagen. Morten Tang has been with The Danish Film Institute since 2002 in a number of positions within the organisation, and currently works as programmer, press coordinator and project manager for the DFI Cinematheque. Before joining the DFI and managing Musikfilm Festivalen, Morten was engaged as music critic at various magazines and newspapers and contributed content to several programs at Roskilde Festival. He also programmed and coordinated the first edition of the Sound & Vision program at the major international documentary film festival CPH:DOX.


Jin-Su Chun: Jin-Su Chun is a Programmer of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival in South Korea since 2006. He studied philosophy and filmmaking in Korea and then worked as an assistant director and directed some music videos in South Korea. He’s also written many articles on music for many journals and magazines in Korea. He also studied documentary film at the university Paris 8.


Alyona Bocharova: Alyona Bocharova is a co-founder and managing director of the Beat Film Festival, international documentary festival with a focus on music and modern culture that takes place in Moscow and 15 other cities across Russia. Alyona used to work as Artistic Director for several film venues such as Pioner Cinema and the Documentary Film Center before dedicating herself to the festival. In 2014 she also co-founded a distribution company Beat Films that functions as the festival's distribution arm. 


Michelle Carey: Michelle Carey is Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, where she has been since 2007 (previously Senior Programmer and Accelerator Coordinator). She has been an editor at Senses of Cinema online journal and a programmer for the Melbourne Cinémathèque. She has previously worked for the Adelaide Film Festival, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the AFI Research Collection, among other screen culture organisations. Further back, she was involved in DIY music distribution and radio in the 90s.


Fermín Muguruza: Fermin Muguruza is a musician and a filmmaker. His career started in the early 80s when he founded one of the most influential bands in the basque music scene, Kortatu. He later created a new band, Negu Gorriak, and the label where he would publish his albums Esan Ozenki. In 2008, he ventured in the cinematographic world and directed his first documentary, Checkpoint Rock. Canciones desde Palestina. From then onwards, he combines his two passions in order to create new projects.


Jury for the official national section:

David Casademunt: This filmmaker and ideas man graduated from ESCAC, specializing in directing. He’s made video clips for Pablo Alborán, Antonio Orozco, Nena Daconte, Love of Lesbian, Chenoa, Manuel Carrasco... His two short films Jingle Bells and La Muerte Dormida have been awarded more than 45 international prizes. He codirected Rumba Tres. De ida y vuelta, winner of the best national documentary prize at In-Edit Beefeater 2015.


Sonia Sánchez: TV director that specializes in fiction. Sonia’s directed series such as Infidels, Majoria Absoluta, Via Augusta and Jet Lag, among others, mini-series (Barcelona Ciutat Neutral) and TV movies (Mobbing, Les nenes no haurien de jugar a futbol). She’s currently on the production team for Tria 33.


Marta Salicrú: Marta Salicrú is editor-in-chief and music editor for the Time Out Barcelona magazine/ She’s co-author of the book Putos himnes generacionals (Empúries), collaborates with Rockdelux magazine, and with the BTV program Àrtic, and lectures on pop culture en la ESCAC.

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