The Company FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN is made up in equal parts of the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastian, the Basque Government, the Gipuzkoa Regional Government and the Ministry of Culture, and the chairmanship is held by the Mayor of Donostia-San Sebastian.
JOSE LUIS REBORDINOS
Holds a degree in Special Pedagogy. Director of the Donostia Kultura Film Unit for the last 22 years. Director for 21 years of the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and director for 8 years of the Human Rights Film Festival, both in San Sebastian. He has directed the Nosferatu collection for 22 years. He is the co-author of several books on Basque filmmakers including Elías Querejeta, Montxo Armendáriz, Antxon Eceiza, Julio Medem and Javier Aguirresarobe, among others, and on Asian cinema (Shinya Tsukamoto, poeta y guerrillero del cinematógrafo). He has also written on a variety of subjects (El dolor, los nervios culturales del sufrimiento – Breve historia del cortometraje vasco). Before taking up his position as Director General of San Sebastian Festival on January 1st 2011, he had been a member of its Management Committee for the previous 15 years. In 2015 the Council of Ministers on Spain bestowed him the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. Member of the EFA (European Film Academy).
(1972, San Sebastian)
Holds a degree in Media Studies from the University of Navarre and a postgraduate degree in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Deusto. She was a Technician with the Donostia Kultura Film Unit from 2000 until 2010. Deputy Director for 10 years of the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Deputy Director for 8 years of the Human Rights Film Festival, both in San Sebastian. During that time, she was also a member of the Nosferatu magazine editorial committee. Since 2004, she sits on the selection committee for short films screened in Kimuak, a programme to internationally promote and distribute Basque shorts organised by the Basque Government. She has been a member of the Selection Committe since 2006, was appointed as the Assistant Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival on January 1st 2011 and is Deputy Director of the Festival since 2016.
MAIALEN BELOKI BERASATEGUI
(1983, San Sebastian)
Deputy Director of the San Sebastian Festival since 2016. Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarra (Pamplona) 2002-2005. Doctor in Film Theory, Analysis and Documentation (doctoral thesis Between Antonio and Antxon Eceiza. Cinema and politics) from the Public University of the Basque Country, Leioa, 2006-2010. She collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate. She was a lecturer in communication at the HUHEZI faculty of Mondragon University. She collaborated with the electronic magazine Pausa and participated in the book Antxon Eceiza, cine existencialismo y dialéctica (Jesús Angulo, Maialen Beloki, José Luis Rebordinos, Antonio Santamarina, Filmoteca Vasca, 2010). She participated in the short film selection Kimuak, the Basque government programme for the international promotion and distribution of Basque short films (2012, 2013) and was formerly a member of the Basque Government Council on Culture.
(1975, San Sebastian)
Holds a degree in Management and Business Administration from the University of Deusto. Has developed her professional career in the financial management and accounting field for over twelve years. Started her working experience with the major international auditors, KPMG, where she held the position of manager. Before joining San Sebastian Film Festival in May 2010, she belonged to the Vodafone Financial Department, where she was responsible for the fulfilment of international and local accounting regulations, leading projects linked to direct relations with the mother company in the UK, introduction of the New General Accounting Plan and managing external audits. She also represented the Accounting Department on a variety of operating and management committees.
Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and ESCAC. He has taught at the UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and at the Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull. He contributes to Dirigido por, Imágenes de Actualidad, El Periódico de Catalunya and Rockdelux. Author of books about John Ford, Fritz Lang, Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks, Sam Fuller, John Carpenter, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Jesús Garay, superheros cinema and La vida va en serie about television series. He has also contributed to different group volumes focussing on musical and film themes, from Alain Resnais to the relationship between film and electronic music. As far as publications at San Sebastian Festival are concerned, he has coordinated books dedicated to Abel Ferrara, Barbet Schroeder, Philippe Garrel, Terence Davies, Henry King, Mario Monicelli, Richard Brooks, Don Siegel and new French cinema, Jacques Demy, Georges Franju, Nagisa Oshima, Merian C. Cooper-Ernest B. Schoedsack, Jacques Becker and Joseph Losey.
Holds a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University Complutense of Madrid. Member of the San Sebastian Film Festival Selection Committee, he also is an associate professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Carlos III University in Madrid. He has been the film programme coordinator at Cineteca in Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center. He has taught classes, courses and seminars at the Madrid Film School (ECAM) and at several Spanish universities. He is author of several books and has contributed with articles to numerous collective books about different film themes.
(1973, San Sebastian)
Director of the Basque Film Library since December 2010 and member of the San Sebastian International Film Festival Management Committee since January 2011. He is a Lecturer, on leave of absence, at the University of Nantes, specialising in Contemporary History and Film History. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Zaragoza and the University of Nantes with a jointly-supervised doctoral thesis entitled Film and Civil War in the Basque Country (1936-2006). Since 2001, he has been a member of the Management Committee of the Festival du Cinéma Espagnol in Nantes. He co-directed, with Marta Horno, the documentary A las puertas de París (2008). He has written numerous articles on contemporary history in the Basque Country and film and has co-ordinated the following books: Federico Fellini (with Jesús Angulo), Cine y Guerra Civil en el País Vasco (with Santiago de Pablo), Conservación audiovisual en la era digital (with Alfonso del Amo), De Lumière a Kaurismäki. La clase obrera en el cine (with Carlos F. Heredero). He is also the editor of Cine vasco: tres generaciones de cineastas and wrote the book Euskal Zinema-Cine Vasco-Basque Cinema. He collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate.
JOSÉ ÁNGEL HERRERO-VELARDE
(1945, San Sebastian)
Notary public by profession. Is a former film critic for the daily, Informaciones, and the magazine, Reseña and was a member of the Kresala film club Executive Committee. In 1979, and in representation of the film club, he joined the Steering Committee which governed the direction taken by the Film Festival at that time. Since this Committee was disbanded, he has been a member of the selection committee at different times, under Carlos Gortari, Diego Galán, Manuel Pérez Estremera, Diego Galán for a second time, Mikel Olaciregui and now José Luis Rebordinos. At San Sebastian Festival, he is particularly responsible for drawing up the programme for and coordinating Zabaltegi, Horizontes Latinos and Films in Progress.
Graduate in Journalism from the University of Navarra, Post-graduate in Basque Contemporary Art from the University of Deusto and Master in Creative Documentary from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, today he is Head of Audiovisual Programmes at San Sebastian’s Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, having belonged to the coordinating team of the International Film Students Meeting since 2013.
He began as a programmer at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Cinematheque, was a teacher of audiovisual language at the UM (Uruguay) and was resident artist and audiovisual programmer at the Arteleku art centre in San Sebastian. In 2001 he was second assistant director to Isaki Lacuesta on the feature film Cravan vs Cravan and in 2010 director of photography on the feature film Buenas noches, España, by the Filipino director, Raya Martin. Since 2005 he has been combining programming with his own creation, having directed several short films (Decir adiós, Kimuak catalogue 2007) and a feature film, Invisible (premiered at the FID Marseille in 2012).
He collaborated in setting the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school in motion and is a member of its Academic Directorate.
RUTH PÉREZ DE ANUCITA
Holds a Degree in Journalism obtained at the University of Navarre. She has worked for more than ten years in the media, including El Mundo, Deia, Diario de Noticias de Álava and Noticias de Gipuzkoa, where, as head of the Culture section, she was responsible during seven years for reporting on the Festival. She has also worked in the Festival daily editorial department. Until joining our team, she had been assistant manager of its cultural programme with the San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016 Foundation.
ANA ESPERANZA REDONDO
Received a degree in Art History from the University of Zaragoza in 1986 and dedicated her graduate thesis to San Sebastian Festival. Having worked from 1989 to 1991 at San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian as a Higher Technician, in 1991 she was appointed by San Sebastian Film Festival to the archives and documentation department. In 2000 she started collaborating with the Festival Management Committee until 2013, sitting on this and the Selection Committee until 2010, a task she combined with her work as documentalist with the Documentation and Film Department.
(1990, San Sebastian)
Holds a bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University Pompeu Frabra, Barcelona (2008 - 2012). In 2014 she coordinated the 13th International Film Students Meeting, the Youth Jury and the Audience Award department. Currently she is a member of the Documentation and Films Department and the International Film Students Meeting Department. Since January 2015 she is member of the Selection Committee at the San Sebastian Film Festival. She has participated in the short film selection Kimuak, the Basque government programme for the international promotion and distribution of Basque short films (2015, 2016).