Ben Bassauer is the head of acquisitions and sales at Monoduo Films, which he founded in 2011. He is an alumnus of Bard College in New York, where he studied Film and Electronic Arts and went on to work for Magnolia Pictures as an acquisitions assistant. Upon returning to Germany, he worked at the European film market at the Berlin Film Festival before setting up his own company. Through Monoduo Films, one of the largest documentary distribution companies in existence, he distributes the genre throughout Europe and America, playing a major role in the programming of the world's major film festivals.
He has collaborated in multiple fiction and non-fiction short films, as well as in several documentaries as producer, scriptwriter, director, photographer and editor. From 2010 to 2019 he worked at La Maroma Producciones, where he made series, unitarios and feature films for different institutions and television stations. He was coordinator of the DocsForum training component of the DocsMX festival, as well as programmer of the same festival for 10 years. He is currently Director of Programming and General Coordinator of DocuLab at FICG.
Originally from Wales, Jim Kolmar is a Film Programmer and writer who curated features for South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) from 2009-2020, where he is currently a consulting programmer. His primary interest is international cinema, with a particular focus on Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx films. He also programs for Festival Internacional de Cine Tulum (FICTU), and was a guest curator for Portland International Film Festival 2021. Jim is a contributing writer for Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico, and has served on juries, panels and committees at events including BAFICI, Berlinale, CPH:DOX, IDFA, New Horizons, and Ventana Sur.
Barcelona-born filmmaker and scriptwriter (TVE, TV3, Betevé...) Specialised in art and audiovisual culture, in documentary portraits of artists, and in social commitment. In 2007 she directed POBRES POBRES QUE ELS DONGUIN PEL CUL, together with Albert Pla about the work of Pepe Sales, a co-production of TV3 and TVE that won the In-Edit of the same year. Latest works: ALCELOBERT, documentary series for Betevé (2017) and LA PASIÓN SEGÚN PEPE SALES a Konvent de Berga, 2019 (exhibition curator, editor of the book for LaBreu editions; #estimadaquadrículademerda, 3o AÑOS +, about Keith Haring, AIDS and Barcelona (In-Edit 2019). She is currently writing a film adaptation of the novel FILM (3000 METRES) by Víctor Català and finishing the music documentary MATERIALSIRLES.
Palma, 1994. Graduated in Audiovisual Communication. In 2016 he studied the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona (UAB), where he directed his first documentary short film, El Tercer Paisaje, which was co-produced by RTVE and selected for the New Authorship section of the Sitges Film Festival (Barcelona). In 2018 he presents his first feature film, Samantha Hudson: a story of faith, sex and electro-queer, with Filmin and the participation of IB3 Televisió. In 2020 he presented Sempre Dijous, his second feature film, which premiered at Atlántida Film Fest (Palma) and won the award for best national documentary at In-Edit Festival 2020 (Barcelona).
Graduate in Modern and Contemporary History, associate lecturer in Theory and Analysis of Film and Television at the UAB (1993-2003) and at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2006-2016). Co-director of the Barcelona International Women's Film Festival (1993-2003 and 2010-2016). Co-director of contents also of the cooperative Drac Mágic (1976-2003/2010-2016). She has collaborated in different media such as TV3, Catalunya Ràdio, Radio 4, as a political analyst. Between 2003 and 2010 she was president of the Catalan Women's Institute. She has participated in the foundation of Trama (Coordinator of women's film festivals in Spain). She has published articles in various specialised magazines and in several books on subjects related to pedagogy and the image and history of cinema. Honorary member of the Catalan Film Academy and honorary member of Dones Visuals.