FEATURE FILM JURIES
Official Section of Feature Films
Marc Martínez Jordán (Calella) graduated in the specialty of direction in ESCAC. His first three short films,”Timothy” “Caradecaballo” y “Tu último día en la Tierra”, have obtained more than 500 selections at festivals around the world and more than 200 awards at festivals such as Sitges Fantàstic Film Festival, Fantasia, Milano film Festival or AFI fest. He has also directed the feature film Framed, which, after an extensive circuit in fantasy and horror film festivals, has been released in countries such as Japan, Germany, Colombia and the United States with Strand Releasing. He has currently co-directed Solución para la tristeza, a short film that will have its world premiere at the prestigious Austin Fantastic Fest.
With a degree in Geography and History, Joan Millaret has also studied film criticism at CCECS and the Institute of Humanities of the CCCB in Barcelona. He has studied a doctorate in the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at UPF and is an associate professor of Audiovisual and Multimedia Criticism at the University of Vic. He has also been a presenter and conductor of film forums in various locations and head of literature and film clubs in different Catalan libraries. He is currently a film critic, columnist and correspondent at national and international film festivals for different media and is one of the members of the Catalan Association of Film Critics and Writers and the International Federation of Film Press (FIPRESCI). He has been a member of international critical juries at the Valladolid, Gijón, Toulouse and Sitges film festivals.
A screenwriter with origins in editing and guerrilla short film. She’s a co-creator and screenwriter for the series #Luimelia, and has been a screenwriter for five years for Amar es para siempre, which she has also coordinated. Many think that this production has little to do with horror films, but ignore the fact that the plague in Amanecer de los muertos has its origins in the ay of work of these kinds of fictions. She is also a screenwriter for the second season of El Ministerio del tiempo, of the programme Los viernes al show and author of the viral parody of the advertisement of Lotería al revés, Dimitri, historia de una venganza. The last short films she has participated as script in are Blondi, el perro de Hitler and Campeón, by Hugo de la Riva. She refuses to watch horror films in fear of suffering a heart attack, but her will is much more fragile than her heart.
David Pareja, apart from an actor and a screenwriter, is an all-purpose of humor who manages perfectly the different formats social networks offer nowadays. His last feature film “Amigo” has been awarded in many festivals, winning best film, best script and best actor, for his leading role in this film. He can also be seen as a collaborator in El Intermedio, in films such as Matar a Dios, Miamor Perdido, Todos Tus Secretos, El Mundo es vuestro, or series like Vamos Juan, Capítulo 0, Justo Antes de Cristo or los Favoritos de Midas.
Mireia Noguera is a director and screenwriter of the domestic and internationally awarded short films “Centrifugado” (2017) and “Nunca te dejé sola” (2019). The latter, starred by Nora Navas, was released in the Official Section at the Sitges Fantasy Film Festival 2019 and won the “Silver Méliès” for Best European Short Film at the Molins Film Festival, award that makes the film a finalist for this year’s Golden Méliès. She has also written and directed the series “Comando Squad – Reset” 3a temporada, produced by YouPlanet, Flooxer y Atresmedia and the series “La Treintena” under the production of the American giant Legendary Global in collaboration with Espotlight, available in the catalog of the streaming platform Filmin. She’s currently represented by the AlterEgo agency in España, is developing the script for the feature film “Monstruo” for NightWheel Pictures and is writing her first feature film.
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Cristian Ponce is a graduate and professor in Audiovisual Production. He lives in the city of La Plata, Argentina, where in 2008 he founded with other colleagues the production company “Tangram Cine”, within which he wrote and directed web series such as “Un Año sin Televisión”, “Policompañeros Motorizados”, and “La Obra de mi Vida”; short films such as “Ripio, Camionero y Detective” and “Breve Historia en el Planeta”; and feature films such as “En Busca del Muñeco Perdido”. In 2017 he released his first animated project, “La Frecuencia Kirlian”, the result of a development of almost 10 years. In 2019 “La Frecuencia Kirlian” was re-released as exclusive content on the Netflix platform. In 2020, “Historia de lo Oculto”, his first feature film as a director, premiered at various festivals around the world, reaping great critical and public success.
Formerly known as Little Coyote, Teagan Johnston, is a singer-songwriter who drives the genre beyond its current borders, bringing a radical rawness to her work that hits you in your heart. Born in the Yukon, raised between South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the West Coast of Canada, Teagan brings a vast & ever layered perspective to her work. A seasoned and experienced live performer, at home playing solo or backed by a band, Teagan has toured North America and Europe, including performing a special set at David Lynch’s prestigious private Paris nightclub Silencio. In 2019 Teagan played her breakout acting role as Catherine in a Canadian Indie Horror movie The Strings as well as composing original music for the film. Outlets such as The A.V. Club , Bloody Disgusting and more have called Johnston’s performance and music in the film “commanding” and “magnetic.”
Juan Diego Escobar Alzate is a Colombian director and screenwriter known mainly for his feature film “Luz” or “Luz: The Flower of Evil” with World Premiere in the Official Competition Section of SITGES and distributed by SHUDDER and Raven Banner, among others. having participated in the Glasgow Film Festival, Night Visions in Finland, Hard: Line in Germany, CineQuest in the United States and having won the Mórbido, Horrible Imaginings, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival festivals, among others. His second film, “El arcoíris negro”, an official selection in the BIFAN, SITGES, Blood Window and BIFFF markets, is in development.
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Studied composing and singing at the prestigious Rytmus Music School in Stockholm. After touring the Stockholm nightclubs with her band “Tigon”, she was discovered as a Fashion model and worked In Paris, Milan, London and New York. In New York City, Andréa studied acting and screenwriting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After gradiuating, Andréa moved to Los Angeles where she created her Alter-Ego-Pop-Diva BABY YAGA and made her first feature film BLOOD PARADISE (Producer & Screenplay & Lead). The film premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York and immediately received a US, Canada & International Distribution Deal for July 2019 (Gravitas Ventures & Artsploitation). The film was nominated for “Best Director”, “Best Film” and “Best Screenplay” at the “Molins Film Festival” and ended up on the “TOP TEN INDIE HORROR FEATURE FILMS 2019 List” after screening at Cinequest. Andréa has just sold a television-script for the television series “Schwarze Sonne” in Germany and is currently working on her next feature film that she will co-direct with Patrick von Barkenberg.
Timo Vuorensola (born 1979) is a film director from Finland. His first feature, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005) was a scifi parody set in a parody universe of Star Trek, which was released on the Internet and soonbecame soon the most viewed film from Finland. After Star Wreck, he started to work on his Iron Sky scifi saga, which turned into three feature films. Iron Sky (2012) was produced with the budget of 10 million USD and was released at Berlin Film Festival for worldwide theatrical distribution. The following sequel, Iron Sky The Coming Race (2019) was produced with higher budget (20 million USD) and was likewise released worldwide theatrically and digitally. The latest installment in the Iron Sky saga is the Chinese spinoff Iron Sky: The Ark, featuring Andy Garcia and Chinese superstar Duan Yihong, and is currently in post production. His latest film, a reboot on the Jeepers Creepers franchise titled Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is a creature horror feature that was produced during 2020-2021 in Louisiana, USA and UK with Orwo Studios, and Jake Seal and Terry Bird producing. The film is currently in post-production, and is coming out in 2021. In addition to directing films, Timo has written several screenplays, directed commercials and music videos and loves metal music.
Cursed at birth by her Hitchcock-obsessed matriarch, Celia Pouzet grew up to be an omnivorous cinephagous. She embarked on her path as a curator for Cinémathèque Française 10 years ago. Her expertise ranges from programming international festivals such as Fantasia, MotelX and Courts Mais Trash and distributing restored classics to consulting for self-produced oddities. In her spare time, Celia enjoys horses, macramé and bleeding.
Videodrome (ONLINE) Section
Lately we have seen him in the series ‘Sky Rojo’ (Netflix), and in cinema, he premiered ‘Standard’, by Fernando Glez. Gómez, his first feature film as a protagonist, with Susana Abaitua. Likewise, he has participated in ‘Yucatán’, by Daniel Monzón, ‘El hombre de las mil caras’, by A. Rodríguez; or ‘Tini, el gran cambio de Violetta’, by J.P. Buscarini; and in series such as ‘Por H o por B’, ‘Dime quién soy’, ‘Mercado Central’, ‘Ella es mi padre’, ‘El Comisario’ o ‘SMS’. In theater, his most recent performance was in’ Someone He flew over the cuckoo’s nest ‘(2019), where he played a psychiatric patient with stuttering and personality disorder, obtaining very good reviews. He has received several awards at national and international festivals, highlighting his work in the short film’ Downunder ‘, by FG Gómez, or the award for Best Actor at the Notodofilmfest festival in 2018 for ‘Dos vidas’, a short Film by Alberto Collado de Lis.
A cultural manager specialized in film festivals with training in art and music, she founded the distribution company Distribution with Glasses after years of working as the main distribution manager for other companies. Especially interested in supporting certain messages, its activity focuses on the search and promotion of new talents, ethical distribution, the commitment to a reduced and sustainable catalog and the proximity with its filmmakers. He has been part of the direction and production teams of some festivals and has been a member of selection committees and juries in others. He periodically goes to educational institutions to talk about the importance of festivals and participates in meetings and round tables on the subject.
Sergio Morcillo was born on February 6, 1987 in Madrid, Spain. In 2012 he made the short film “Tus gritos me dan risa”. After the tour of the short film, Sergio Morcillo made “Metamorphose” in 2013, which was one of the candidates for the competition for the sequel to “ABC’S OF DEATH 2”. In 2015 he was selected to direct the commemorative advertising spot for the Nocturna festival in Madrid. In 2016 he made “You’re gonna die tonight”. The short film is again produced by “Terror Club” and “Fonofox” and sponsored by filmaker Miguel Ángel Vivas. The short film garnered 65 international selections, including festivals such as Fantasporto in Portugal or our Molins De Rei. In 2017 came what would become what is today, his most famous short film: GOTAS. This short film has a script by Santiago Taboada. To date, he has already garnered more than 130 selections around the world and obtained 28 international awards, including Athens, Canada and Chile. Among his latest works are “La Colleja”, a short film starring such well-known faces as La by Nacho Guerreros, Itziar Castro and Lluvia Rojo or “Abierto en Vena”, video clip of the famous group “Taburete”.
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Producer of the International Cutre Film Festival in Madrid, webmaster and producer of Cinecutre.com, regular contributor to Tiempo de Culto Podcast, screenwriter, writer, online content creator, “streamer”, seller of t-shirts with the online store “Merchandising Mal” , event planner… This man from Madrid, graduated from the TAI School in Advanced Film and TV Script, has already known terror since childhood thanks to growing up in Fuenlabrada. For 15 years he has been associated with cinema, entertainment, comedy and comics to a greater or lesser extent and with, at least, mixed results. Now, they put him in the jury of Terror Molins with a big question in mind, what has this people been smoked to call him? It’s time to find out.
Susana Soldado Cáliz (Badalona, 1977) Journalist. His passion for horror cinema has led him to be part of The Crypts Productions, a group that has organized film sessions in Catalonia since the late 90s and that in 2007 founded Cryptshow Festival, Badalona’s horror and fantasy genre festival. There he is in charge of communication, production and selection of short films. He works at Badalona Comunicación, where he has been able to co-direct the documentary “Lesbos, una illa que espera” selected in different international festivals.
Juan Antonio Barnés, Director and creator of TerrorWeekend.com since 2010. A passionate about terror from a very young age, he decided at Sitges Festival to create this website with specialized content, which he combines with his working life as a software developer.