Musical composer for Cinema and Theare Arts, Panxo Barrera has produced, written and directed different projects for cinema, theatre and television(*).
Professor of Audiovisual Communication, specialties in Art Direction and Arborescent Narration (Polytechnic University of Valencia), more than ten years of experience in Communication, Creativity and Innovation, giving seminars in different bachelor and postgraduate programs in more than 15 universities and business schools.
Certified Consultant in Innovation for the University of Salamanca and Master in Multiple Intelligence (University of Valencia), he is an expert in creative methods such as Points of a You, Lego Serious Play, Six Thinking Hats or Kaos vs Control.
Performing Art Award Generalitat Valenciana (“Amada Candela”) Nominated for the Max Award (“Despertarás Ayer”) Auspice of Unesco (“Vencer o Morir”) Various awards for the direction of the TV program “La Nau de les Arts Escèniques”
Xavier Crespo has a long career as a film and television producer. His projects, not only documentaries but also fiction, have been selected in some of the most important independent film festivals, such as the Seminci in Valladolid, the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Muestra de Cine in Venice (Italy), the Montreal World Film Festival (Canada), the Muestra del Mediterráneo (Spain), DOCS DF (Mexico), Monterrey Film Festival (Mexico), among many others.
In 1992 he set up Maíz Producciones, an independent production company born out of the desire to be respectful with the audience and committed to cinema. Set up around a group of professionals with wide experience, the company develops projects in all audiovisual fields.
After “Tabarka” (1996), his first full length film, more than 40 audiovisual projects would follow, including full length fiction and documentary films, short films, TV movies, videoclips, and also advertisements. Among these productions, the feature films “Faltas Leves” (2006), “Entre Esquelas” (2009), “OrsonWest” (2011) and “Mil cosas que haría por ti” (2017) particularly stand out, among others. Concerning documentaries, we can see: “Iberia” directed by Carlos Saura (2005) and winner of the Goya for Best Photography “La sombra del Iceberg” (2007), “Cómicos” (2009), nominated for the Goya for Best Documentary, “Miguel Hernández” (2010), “espias en la arena: Objetivo España “(2017) and the most recent, “Cabanyal año cero” by Frédérique Pressmann who competes in the Official Section of the 50th Alcances, Festival of Documnary Cinema of Cadiz.
Maíz Producción promoted the foundation of the Valencian Asociation of Independent Producers. www.dacsaproduccions.com/
Jaime is one of the pioneers of 3D animation in Spain, with close to 20 years of experience during which he has accumulated a large number of national and international awards. Among those awards, the Goya and Cristal de Annecy particularly stand out, and also his Oscar nomination for Pearl – a Google short film for which he made the principal characters.
Sony, Disney, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft and Paramount are some companies with which he has worked with during his career.
One of his most recent projects is Animal Crackers, his first feature film which he co-directed with Tony Bancroft (director of Mulan) and has the voices of Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Danny DeVito, among others.
A graduate in Economical Sciences, Master in Business Management in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and a Leadership Program of Public Management in the IESE Business School, University of Navarra. She was General Director of the Valencian Institute of Audiovisual Aid and Cinematography of the Valencian Government until 2014.
Currently, she is an audiovisual producer with When Lights Are Low SL and Loopita AdFilm. She runs several different social cultural events, such as the film festival Cinema,Wild&Free. She regularly collaborates with MiCe – International Exhibition of Educational Cinema. She is the founder and president of AEDAVI-Association, a non-profit organisation for inclusive audiovisual education. She is a member of the Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain, and also of the Board of Directors of the Valencian Academy of Audiovisual Aid.
VALENCIAN SHORT FILM SECTION
Francesc Fenollosa i Ten (la Vall d’Uixó, 1955) PREMIOS TIRANT AVANT
He has been a professor of the ICE of the University of Valencia, a member of the Material Group for the teaching of Valencian as a second language, author of various educational texts, member of the editor group of LEMAV (Style Guide of Audiovisual Means in Valencian), promoted by AVL, and professor of locution and dubbing in UCH-CEU.
Translator, director and voiceover actor, he provided the voice of Master Roshi in the lengendary series Dragon Ball.
Creator and director of the Premios Tirant and Tirant Avant of short films and schools, among other film festivals.
Currently he teaches workshops for students and professors about public speaking, reading out loud, working in a team, integration of ICT in classrooms, production of capsule knowledge in the classroom, orality 2.0, assertiveness and mental health in the educational environment.
EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS SECTION UPV
She is a professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia and gives classes in the Master of Visual Arts and Multimedia, AVM of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and in the University Master of Technological and Performative Contemporay Art in UPV-EHU. She is a professor of digital and interactive media, and audiovisual and video-art trials. She is a founding member of the investigation group Labarotorio de Luz, of which she was the manager during 20 years, directing investigative projects such as: Vision ampliada: visual tracking systems for interactive installations in the digital art field. She currently directs el Espacio enano creative commons Pluton.cc of art, culture and contemporary knowledge.
From his youth, he has played the bass and electric guitar with several rock and pop groups in the Valencian music scene, and he currently forms part of the group PDP11, which focuses its investigation on the relationships between the senses.
Simultaneously with his musical projects, he has been a professor in the department of Information Technology and Computer Science of the Polytechnic University of Valencia since 1991. As a teacher, he has taught subjects of Programming, Video Digital Effects and Digital Sound in the degrees of Information Technology, Audiovisual Communication, and Fine Arts. He currently belongs to the investigation group Laboratorio de Luz in the department of Fine Arts, publishing various articles on the topic of art and technology, and carrying out exhibition in the Centro Parraga in Murcia, the Exhibition Hall in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón and the ZKM in Karlsruhe (Germany) among others.