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Zoom 2023 Jury

Sandra Reina

Sandra Reina is director and assistant director in Barcelona. She began her career developing projects for production companies such as Inicia Films, La Lupa and About a Bicycle, and has been the first assistant director on feature films such as 'Unicornis', by Àlex Lora, and 'The permanent image', by Laura Ferrés, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. He has also been an assistant director on six seasons of the series 'Oh My Goig', the documentary series 'Dahaleez' for Al Jazeera and has worked on several short films and commercials. In 2017 she was selected for the Rotterdam Lab, and in 2019 she participated in the VIII Screenwriting Laboratory of the SGAE. In 2019, Sandra made her directorial debut together with Fran Menchón with the short fiction film 'Trivial', starring Macarena Gómez. The remarkable journey of the film has its selection in more than 40 festivals and a dozen prizes. Her latest short film, 'El bus', won the prize for the best project in the Acció Curts call, by Visual Women, and had its world premiere at the SXSW Festival this 2023. The short film, still on the festival circuit, is candidate for the Gaudí Awards and has been selected in prestigious festivals qualifying for the Oscars, including the Malaga Film Festival, where it obtained the Special Jury Mention, L'Ull Nu and El Meteorito, where it won awards for Best Short Film, at Krakow Film Festival or the Huesca Film Festival. He is currently developing his first feature length fiction…

Mariola Cubells

Journalist. She worked as a press reporter in the beginning and later joined television where she was first an editor and then director and creator of different formats. He left TV out of boredom and wrote his first book, Look at Me, Dumb!, where he told the story of (bad) television. Thanks to that book, which was followed by five others, linked to the audiovisual world, he became a television analyst, in different media. And the talks began about the ins and outs of television and his own experience in universities and institutions of all kinds, a task that he has not abandoned. In 2006, as Editor-in-Chief, she launched the newspaper ADN, of the Planeta group. In 2008 he joined Cadena Ser, the program A vivir que son dos días, with Montserrat Domínguez, in the television section. Since 2102 he has been on La Ventana, also on La Ser, with Carles Francino, in the La Ventana section of Television. Also on the Ser channel he collaborates on the program Aqui, Catalunya, on La Ser Catalunya. Since 2012 she has been writing about television for the Huffington Post and regularly collaborates with Smoda magazine, where she writes about feminism, pop culture and audiovisuals. He leads the television section on the El Matí program on Catalunya Radio and also collaborates on the TV3 program, Planta Baixa. In 2015, it launched a cultural forum of thought and entertainment, in Valencia and other cities in the country, under the title Conversatorio with which it…

Ferran Cera

Founder, director and executive producer of VISIONA TV, a company created 30 years ago and dedicated to fiction, entertainment and documentaries. It has produced fifty programs of all types of genres and formats, films, TV Movies, series and documentaries that have won awards at various national, state and international festivals. He has co-produced feature films and documentaries with more than 20 countries. He has also created, founded and directed the television networks FLAIX TV and CANAL CATALÀ.

Jordi Homs

Director, editor and executive producer. Degree in image and sound. He started his professional career supervising the copying of the RTO signal for the Barcelona Olympic Games '92. From 1993 to 1997, he joined the production company La Sala, working in production and editing. In 1998, he joined the new thematic channels project at Media Park, as the person responsible for implementation in the promotions department. In 2005 he decided to create his own production company, Lemure, with the aim of providing production services to agencies, private companies and TV, producing documentaries such as "Bloc Operatoire", (mentioned at the Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival), "Un dia de Glòria" on Canal 33, or "El Dijous: 46 anys tocant els nassos" on Sense Ficció. He has also participated as a producer and editor in programs for television such as: "El dia de demà" or "Mirades de l'aigua", and has directed publicity for campaigns such as "Blevit", "Buena ruta", or "Plataforma per la llengua". He is currently working on the fictional screenplay of his first feature film.

Jaume Santacana

TV director and executive producer. Graduated in the history of art, he began his career in Radio Television of Belgium in 1968 with children's and entertainment programs. He participates as an assistant director in films directed by Imanol Uribe, Pedro Masó or Bigas Luna. He lives the beginnings TV3 and Channel 33 as a producer of more than 200 programs, and since 1986, as a program manager. Director of IB3, Balearic Islands TV. He is an executive producer of television fictions such as La Lola, “El trànsfuga” o “Fals culpable”.

David Àvila

Journalist. Editor, producer and collaborator of different TV and radio spaces. He has worked on programs like 'Arucitys' at 8tv, 'El Matí de Catalunya Ràdio' with Mònica Terribas, 'El Suplement', 'Gravetat Cero' by Catalunya Ràdio, El Món a Rac1, Versió Estiu and at Onda Cero. For many years he has been specialized in cultural information and the Media section in specialized portals. He currently runs and presents the LGTBIQ+ "Ja M’entens" theme space on the Catalunya Ràdio website.

Judith Colell

Judith Colell was born in Barcelona in 1968. PhD in Communication and BA in Art History. He pursued a graduate degree in film at NYU. He has directed the feature films "El domini dels sentits (Collective), "Women" (2001) awarded at the Sitges Film Festival, Lorca i Vitoria among others, '53 days of winter' (2007) presented at the Festival of Sant Sebastià Cinema, best actress at the Toulouse Festival and nominated for 10 Barcelona awards, "Elisa K" (2010), which won the Special Jury Prize at Sant Sebastià Film Festival, Special Jury Mention in Nantes, National Culture Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya, nominated for 5 Gaudí awards and the Goya for the best adapted screenplay among other awards and "15 hours" awarded at the Festival of Malaga and Marseille. "Positives" (2008), "Fragments" (2003), "Radiaciones" (2012) and "The Last Dance of Carmen Amaya" (2014) are the films he has directed for television. Founding member of CIMA (Women filmmakers). She was vice-president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Spain from 2011-2015. She is currently the President of the Catalan Cinema Academy. She is Vice Dean of Business in Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University of Barcelona.

Félix Merino

Félix Merino (Lleida 1972). Degree in Journalism and CC Politics. Founder of ZOOM (1997), agency specialized in documentary journalism. You earn money doing communication strategies for the Provincial Council of Barcelona. And don't forget his commitment to information via the Reality Views section of Mongolia Magazine. In the audiovisual sector, he has directed documentaries such as "El Viaje de Mazin" and "La boda de Rita".

Quises Arruga

Member of the founding team of the Zoom Festival, she was part of the editorial staff of Diari de Barcelona and El Periódico de Catalunya - being also coordinator of their TV supplements - and Fotogramas Magazine.

Zoom 2023 Awards

The winners will be announced during the Gala on the 25th of November 2023.

Official Jury Awards

Best Fiction (Tv-Movie): Miró (Setmàgic Auiovidual, 3Cat, IB3 and À Punt)

Best Fiction (series): Cites Barcelona (3Cat i Arca Audiovisual)

Best Entertainment Program: Quanta guerra! (3cat). Special mention: Això no és una cançó (3Cat and Brutal Media)

Best Information Program: Don’t Come Back (RAI, ARTE, Yuzu Productions, Indyca and ARPA Films)

Best Sports Program: Unzué, l’últim equip del Juancar (3Cat and A Contracorriente Films)

Best Cultural Program: Il·luminats (3Cat). Special mention: Mapes Mentals (Incís Films and RTVE Catalunya)

D.O Catalunya Award

Best Catalan Program

Mapes Mentals (RTVE Catalunya and Incís Films)

Zoom Honour Awards

José Corbacho i Nina

Fiction Pilots Showcase Award

Jury award, Audience award

Jury Award: exaequo A Arte de ser (mal) pai by Porco Bravú and Trippieconte by Santa Penya
Audience Award: Encontrar la calma by Alex Ayres
Antaviana Award: Bruno&Co, by Alejo Levis and Bruno Oro

CIMA Award

Sense ficció: Bruixes, la gran mentida (3Cat and Sàpiens)

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