With a cash prize of 5.000€ and a statuette.
New Talent Award to best film of the newcomer directors at Panorama Section, sponsored by Filmin. With a cash prize of 4.000€ and a statuette.
DocsBarcelona Latitud Award to the best film of Latitud DocsBarcelona section.Consists of a 3.000€ worth of completion work (conformation, graphics, color correction and final deliveries) for the director’s next film and a statuette.
This award is applicable to any of the films (except DOC-U Section and Docs&Teens) with a theme or topic that defends the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedom of speech and the values shared by International Amnesty, and it also shows a remarkable use of cinematographic elements in the fight for transforming reality.
DOC-U Award to best film of this section. Awarded by the DOC-U Jury, it consists of 1.000€ worth of rental for shooting equipment. Sponsored by 16nou.
Audience Award to best film of the Oficial Sections (Panorama and Latitud). Sponsored by Moritz and awarded by the audience and consists of 1.500€ and a statuette.
Award to best film in this section awarded by the audience.
Awarded by young jury Reteena, made up of young people between 16 and 21 years old. The prize is a statuette.
Granted by the audience attending the screenings of DocsBarcelona of the Month in 2021 and consists of a statuette.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, a new award is born, the Honorary Docs Award, which will recognize a figure with a particularly outstanding career in documentary filmmaking. Awarded: Llorenç Soler
Born in Barcelona in 1968. PhD in Communication, BA in Art History and Certificate in Film from New York University. She has directed the films Nosotras (2001), awarded in Sitges, Lorca and Vitoria among others; 53 días de invierno (2007) present at the San Sebastian Film Festival, best actress at the Toulouse Festival and nominated for 10 Barcelona awards; Elisa K (2010) winner of the Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian, Special Jury Mention at Nantes, National Culture Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya, nominated for 5 Gaudí Awards and a Goya for Best Adapted Screenplay among other awards; and her most recent film, 15 horas (2021), winner of awards at the Malaga and Marseille Film Festivals. For TV she has directed the feature films Positius (2008), Fragments (2003), Radiacions (2012) and L'últim ball de Carmen Amaya (2014). She was vice-president of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2011 to 2015 and is currently president of the Catalan Film Academy. She is a lecturer and vice-dean of Business at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Ramón Llull University in Barcelona.
Barcelona, 1952. Founding member of the programs Trenta Minuts and Sense Ficció on Televisió de Catalunya, making documentaries on the Balkan war, the Zapatista revolution and the armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo... He received the Ondas Award for the TV reportage Txecoslovàquia: Al cor de la revolta (1990).
Director and screenwriter of feature films such as Balseros, Setembres, Bicicleta, cullera, poma and Petitet (Audience Award at DocsBarcelona, 2018). He was nominated for the Oscars (Best Documentary Film for Balseros). He has won a Goya Award, and he’s twice received a Gaudí Award. Other awards include The Peabody Award (USA, 2004) and Catalonias’s National Award.
He teaches screenwriting and documentary film directing at the EICTV (Cuba) and gives international workshops on his method of screenwriting and directing.
Born in Prague in 1981, Adele studied New History and Art History with a focus on film at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and at the University of Zurich. During her studies she worked as an assistant director for Czech television for long and series formats in 2004 and 2005. 2008 Assistant in project management at Stein Promotion and Master study of cultural history and cultural management in Ludwigsburg. From 2008 to 2010 she was in charge of public relations at DOK.fest. She became assistant to the festival management in 2010 and took on tasks in the areas of financing and project coordination. She has been a permanent member of the programme committee since 2010 and has also been responsible for sponsoring and partner communication since 2012. From 2015 to 2017, she headed the office of the Kunstareal München and has been deputy managing director of DOK.fest München since 2016.
Born in 1970, Naples, Italy. Marco is a Journalist, Film and TV Critic, Writer and Director, Marco Spagnoli is steadily working in the entertainment and media industry since he was 20. He’s the Head of Unscripted Division at Mia Market Italy and he collaborates to several film and TV events across the country. As a Documentary director he has been nominated three times to Italian Academy Award and won a Silver Ribbon with his documentaries on cinema history. Many of his works were awarded in International Festivals. Spagnoli is the editor of Il giornale dello Spettacolo, the most respected trade magazine in Italy. He wrote the first Podcast for Amazon about Italian Cinema titled Interno Giorno. He wrote the first Podcast about Space exploration for Rai Radio 3 titled Volare!
He teaches documentary at the Writing Master, Luiss Business School, Rome. He also teaches cinematographic journalism at Rome Film Academy. He has been nominated in MIA as a deputy director.
Marion Czarny has been working for FIPADOC since 2008 where she oversees the elaboration of all editorial content for the young audience and emerging directors. She coordinates educational screenings and workshops and manages the Young Europeans Jury operation and curates an international selection of student films (New Talent). Holder of a postgraduate degree in Cultural Project Management, she worked for the Forum des Images between 1999 and 2001, in the Educational Action Department and Programme Management (in charge of acquisitions). She was editorial assistant for 3 cinema magazines and curated several film festivals: Paris Festival (2001/2002), Rencontres Internationales de cinéma (2003), Ohrid Festival in Macedonia (2008/2009).
She began her professional career at TV3 as a production assistant. In 1998 she became a news presenter for Viladecans TV, before moving on to present Agenda cultural for Barcelona Televisió in 1999. After a few months on local television, she joined TVE Catalunya, where she presented the regional news for 6 years. She also took part in special TVE teams covering important events such as the death of Pope John Paul II.
In 2005 she became the reporter for España Directo, a Mediapro and TVE programme. In 2007 she went on to present the news on Televisió de Catalunya’s 3/24 channel.
Between 2008 and 2017, she focused her professional career on reality and interview programmes such as 21 días, Conexión Samanta and 9 meses con Samanta on Cuatro, where she achieved high audience figures and combined presenting and directing. In 2019 she launched her new programme, La vida con Samanta.
Valentina Viso (Caracas, 1981) is a screenwriter living in Barcelona. After obtaining a Degree in Philosophy from the Sorbonne-Paris IV University, she graduated as a screenwriter from the ECAM. She has co-written with director Mar Coll her two feature films, Tres dies amb la família, Goya 2010 for Best New Director, Tots volem el millor per a ella, nominated for Best Screenplay at the Gaudí Awards, and the short film La inquilina, selected at the Sitges Film Festival, as well as the series Matar al padre for Movistar +. She co-scripted the film Blog directed by Elena Trapé and María (y los demás) directed by Nely Reguera, both selected at the San Sebastian Festival in the New Directors section. She collaborated in the writing of Estiu 1993 by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlin Festival 2017, and co-wrote with Carla Simón and Aina Clotet the the short film Después también, selected at the Malaga Festival 2019. She has worked as a script analyst and script editor for different production companies. She collaborates as a teacher at ESCAC, has been a mentor at The Screen/ECAM Incubator, and at the NOKA Mentoring programme for Basque women filmmakers organised by TABAKALERA Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de San Sebastián. Together with Mar Coll, she is currently co-writing her next feature film project, an adaptation of the book Las madres no by Katixa Agirre.
She holds a BA in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Valencia (UV), a Master's Degree in European Development Cooperation Policies from the European Institute of University Studies and Official Master's Degree in International Relations, Development and Security (UAB). She has worked in different media, such as Agencia EFE and in NGOs, where she has also collaborated as an activist. She was a communications technician at the Hazloposible Foundation and responsible for offline fundraising at Amnesty International Spain. She is currently head of Activism at Amnesty International Catalunya.
BA in Advertising and Public Relations at the UPF, Law studies and a Master in European Public Affairs at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). Her professional career has developed between Brussels, where she has worked as a parliamentary technician in the European Parliament; Madrid, where she worked as a political advocacy consultant, especially in the NGO sector, and currently in Barcelona, where she is head of Institutional Relations at Amnesty International Catalonia.
She holds a BA in Journalism (UAB) and a Master in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization (UOC). She has made several documentaries, such as 170 kilometres and Acero Verde, for which she received the Honourable Mention at the 2021 Environmental Journalism Award in the Dominican Republic. She has worked and collaborated in the audiovisual department of different media and organizations. She is currently an activist in the Communications section of Amnesty International Catalunya.
He studied at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia, ESCAC and later got a Master's degree in creative documentary filmmaking at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He was one of the co-directors of the film Demonstration (2014) with Victor Kossakovsky, presented at various international festivals such as IDFA and HotDocs.
He is the director and screenwriter of El niño de fuego (2021), a documentary that won a special mention from the Seminci Jury, the Docs & Teens Award at DocsBarcelona, and was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Gaudí Awards.
He has participated in the emerging directors workshop at the IDFA Academy (2019) and teaches Storytelling at ESCAC. He is currently developing the short documentary Harraka, produced by Primo Content, and is writing his first feature-length hybrid fiction film, Cara sucia, selected for the Cinema Pendent at the Alternativa Film Festival.
Júlia Gaitano (Barcelona, 1997) is an editor and audiovisual critic. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication in the Pompeu Fabra University and in Music in the Barcelona Conservatory. She collaborates in various online film magazines such as El Antepenúltimo Mohicano, Otros Cines Europa and Revista Mutaciones. You can also find her work in the Diari de Barcelona. As an editor, her films have been screened at the Malaga Film Festival, the Menorca International Film Festival, the Manlleu Film Festival and the Micheaux Film Festival in Los Angeles, among others. She is a member of the Associació de Muntadors i Muntadors Audiovisuals de Catalunya (AMMAC) and of the Associació Catalana de Crítics i Escriptors Cinematogràfics (ACCEC), of which she is also a member of its board.
Susana Casares is a Spanish filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She writes, directs and produces fiction and documentary projects in the USA, Latin America and Spain. She was a writer on the acclaimed Netflix / MGM series, "Luis Miguel: La Serie", where she served as Co-Executive Producer. She was nominated for a Goya Award for her short film "La invitación" and she was showcased in Variety as Spanish Talent on the Rise. Her work as a writer and director has also received the support of festivals and institutions such as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, HBO, Starz, the Tribeca Film Institute, Berlinale, Film Independent, and the Instituto Cervantes. Recently, she developed projects for Mediapro Studios and Dopamine. She is currently working on a one-hour coming of age thriller for Gaumont US, which has just sold to HBO Max. She is also preparing her feature film debut with Fasten Films in Spain. Past work includes L.A. LIES, a 30-minute comedy that she sold to Movistar+. She has been a consultant for several festivals and funds, including the Tribeca Film Institute and the Sundance Film Institute, as well as for production companies such as The Immigrant in Los Angeles.
Susana has a Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, having received a scholarship from La Caixa Foundation. She has taught Directing and Producing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, at UCLA Extension, and at NYFA in Los Angeles.
I am in love with all artistic fields, but especially the audiovisual world. I really enjoy writing, filming, photography, cinema and documentaries. I am part of an art association where the main aim is to help make local talent visible.
My name is Aroa Latre, I am fifteen years old and I live in Barcelona, in Nou Barris. I’m studying at "La Guineueta" high school. I've been writing since I was little and I've always liked the idea of writing professionally when I'm older. If I had to describe myself with three adjectives they would probably be: creative, music lover and dreamer.
I have always been a lover of images; everything that triggers an emotion through images appeals to me and I never get tired of seeing new creations to better understand this language. I consider myself an inquisitive person, constantly learning because of my curious spirit. I am socially engaged, perhaps because I was part of a scouts group for 16 years. I prioritize the rights of human beings and nature over the selfish and individualistic decisions that prevail in this world. That is why I am very interested in the documentary sector, since it is a very attractive way of showing reality and, wisely done, it can really impact society.
I was born in 2005 in Barcelona, where I live. I've been interested in cinema for a few years, both from a practical and theoretical and analytical point of view. Currently, I am studying the first year of high school, an artistic baccalaureate with an emphasis on the audiovisual mèdium. I am a curious and reflexive person and I really enjoy learning.
I am passionate about cinema and all the expressions that are connected to this art. This passion led me to study at ESCAC, where I specialized in production. In this framework I have been able to meet directors I didn't know and I have also learned about the filmmaking process. I consider myself a naturally curious person who also likes to dive into other art forms such as literature and visual arts.