Léa Baron joins the Cinémathèque Afrique of the French Institute in 2019 to follow the film projects of the Africa2020 Season, but also to coordinate the restoration of films and work on their valorisation in the world, in connection with their property rights.
She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Cooperation in Africa and the Middle East from the Institut des Mondes Africains at the Sorbonne Paris 1. Between 2017 and 2018, she worked for the Alliance Française de Kaolack in Senegal, where she is in charge of film programming.
Elvira Cámara López, president of the AECID/ACERCA jury, is accompanied by the jury members Mage Allegue and Esther Jodar (ACERCA Programme, AECID).
ELVIRA CÁMARA LÓPEZ has a degree in Law and Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, having worked as a Court Attorney prior to her firm commitment to the world of art, the conservation and dissemination of heritage and museums. She also holds a Master’s degree in Museography and Exhibition Techniques.
She has been a member of the Faculty of Museum Curators since 2005. Her professional career has been developed in the Subdirectorate of Heritage Protection of the Ministry of Culture, in the Department of Drawings and Prints of the Museo Nacional del Prado and in the Department of Collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Her research activity has focused on issues related to heritage and ways of accessing museum collections, as well as on enhancing the visibility of the production of women artists.
During the period 2012/2015 she was director of the Miró Mallorca Museum in Palma de Mallorca, having curated several exhibitions on the work of contemporary artists and on the figure of Joan Miró.
She is currently Head of the Area of Cultural Activities at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, AECID, dependent on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for the Area of Visual Arts and Film Library.
Sonia López Truyo
Sonia López Truyo has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville. She started her professional career in radio, as an editor and presenter, and then worked in audiovisual editing in various media and private production companies. She left the technical field to work in film production and advertising, before joining the university, first as an audiovisual technician and then as a cultural activities technician at the Centre for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville, the position she currently holds.
She carries out cultural management tasks, is a regular jury member for the script and short film project prizes awarded by the University of Seville, and is responsible for programming the film and audiovisual activities offered by this institution every year. As a programmer, she frequently proposes programmes from the so-called “other cinemas” to the CICUS, including the stimulating African cinematography.
FCAT LAB Jury
In 1995 he started working at Laserfilm. He soon moved to the technical area and since then has supervised the subtitling of more than a thousand films, series, shorts, and has been its director since 2008. Since 2012 he has been collaborating with the San Sebastian Festival as a member of the jury of companies awarding the WIP Latam and Europe awards. Through Laserfilm he has supported various festivals such as FIBABC, Márgenes, Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid, Cortogenia and of course the FCAT.