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.
(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. Before taking up the position of Assistant Director of San Sebastian Festival on January 1st 2011, she had been a member of its Management Committee for the previous 5 years.
MAIALEN BELOKI BERASATEGUI
(1983, San Sebastian)
Holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarra (Pamplona) and received her doctorate degree in Cinema theory, analysis and documentation from the Basque Public University, Leioa. Head of the Documentation and Film Department, the International Film Students Meeting and Zinemira. She is a Lecturer of Communication at the University of Mondragón. She has collaborated with the electronic magazine Pausa and has participated in the book Antxon Eceiza, cine existencialismo y dialéctica (Jesús Angulo, Maialen Beloki, José Luis Rebordinos, Antonio Santamarina, Basque Film Library, 2010). She has sit on the selection committee for short films screened in Kimuak, a programme to internationally promote and distribute Basque shorts organised by the Basque Government (2012, 2013). Since 2016 she is Deputy Director of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
(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. During this period, she also lectured on the MA in Auditing and Business Analysis at the Complutense University in Madrid. 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. 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 on John Ford, Fritz Lang, Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks, Sam Fuller, John Carpenter, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch and Jesús Garay. 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.
Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Carlos III University in Madrid. A member of the San Sebastian Film Festival Selection Committee, he also sits on the Editorial Board of the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma España. He has taught classes, courses and seminars at the Madrid Film School (ECAM) and at several Spanish universities. He formerly worked as a film journalist and collaborated with the Gijón and Sitges Festivals. He has coordinated various publications, including Dentro y fuera de Hollywood: La tradición independiente en el cine americano, Nuevo cine coreano, Asia Noir: Serie negra al estilo oriental and Japón en negro: Cine policíaco japonés, in addition to having contributed with articles to numerous collective books.
(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, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010. He also won the González Sinde Award granted by the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2007 for his work to promote and disseminate film culture in France. He has written numerous articles on contemporary history in the Basque Country and film. He co-directed, with Marta Horno, the documentary A las puertas de París (2008).
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).
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.