Elisabet Cabeza

University lecturer, journalist, documentary filmmaker

Awarded a doctorate in Audiovisual Communication by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, she currently teaches at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna of the Universitat Ramon Llull and the Faculty of Communication Science at the UAB. A freelance journalist since 2006, she is the Spanish correspondent for the British trade magazine Screen International; she also writes for Sight & Sound and works for the San Sebastian International Film Festival. As a journalist, she has worked for the Catalan daily Avui - in the International and Culture sections, and as Paris correspondent - and, as a freelancer, for the TV programme Cinema 3, for Televisió de Catalunya. She has written and directed two feature films La doble vida del faquir (The Magicians, 2005) and Màscares (Masks, 2009), jointly with Esteve Riambau. Both premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. She is a member of the Catalan, Spanish and European film academies.