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Focus on Female Filmmakers

The Festival is proud to showcase the work of successful Spanish and Latin American women in film. From award-winning dramas to adventurous comedies, the depth of work presented here is awe-inspiring.

Carla Simón


Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale in 2022 for Alcarràs, her 2017 debut feature Summer 1993 was highly acclaimed and both were selected as Spain's submission for Best Foreign Film at the 90th and 95th Academy Awards.

Silvia Munt

In the Company of Women

An actress and film director from Barcelona, she has won two Goya Awards, for Best Actress in Butterfly Wings and for Best Short Documentary Lalia which she wrote and directed.

Marina Seresesky

Let the Dance Begin

An Argentinian actress, screenwriter and director now based in Spain, her debut feature, The Open Door (2016), received two nominations at the 2017 Goya Awards. 

Elvira Lindo & Daniela Fejerman

Someone Who Takes Care of Me

Lindo is a Spanish journalist and writer. Fejerman is an Argentine director and film writer. Together they co-wrote and co-directed Someone Who Takes Care of Me. 

Laura Mora Ortega

The Kings of the World

Born in Medellín, Colombia, she graduated from Film School in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut film was Killing Jesus (2017) and she directed numerous episodes of the TV series Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal.

Ana García Blaya

The Woman from Uruguay

A graduate of Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, her debut feature film was The Good Intentions, which featured in the 2021 Festival.

Rocío Mesa

Tobacco Barns

A Spanish filmmaker, programmer and producer based in California, she is the director of "LA OLA - Independent Films from Spain", an organisation focused on the promotion of the Avant-guard Spanish cinema in North America.