The team

Carlota Álvarez Basso

Álvarez Basso has held management positions in several Spanish cultural institutions for more than 25 years. She created and directed for 9 years the Film and Video Department of the Reina Sofía National Museum of Contemporary Art. In the last decade she was General Director of Planning and Evaluation at the City Council of Madrid, where she established the PECAM 2013-2020 (Strategic Culture Plan by the City Council of Madrid). From January 2013 to January 2018 she managed Matadero Madrid, a cultural centre for contemporary creation under the authority of the City Council of MADRID. She currently works at the Reina Sofía National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Foto: © Alberto García Alix

Diego Mas Trelles

He is currently Head of Industry at DocsBarcelona. He was the Programming Coordinator in the Festival DocumentaMadrid and the Festival of European Cinema in Seville, the Programmer in DocsBarcelona, Ronda Film Festival, Salinadoc Festival in Italy, 4 Écrans in Paris, and Punto de Vista in Pamplona. He was also Film Exhibits Curator (in Dirigido por Mujeres/Ellas Crean/Centro Conde Duque/Instituto de la Mujer; El objetivo indiscreto/Museo Patio Herreriano, Dalí and Cinema; West Indies and Caribbean Cinema/Huelva Film Festival; Finish Documentary/Cineteca) and the author of catalogues on cinema and video-art Coordinator in Vídeo bajo el volcán, located in Tenerife. Co-Programmer of documentary screenings at FNAC, Casa de América, Casa Encendida, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Documenta04 and Filmoteca Española. He is a member of the European Film Academy, SGAE, SACD and SCAM.

Elena Manrique Pascual
Member of the Programming Committee

She has worked in film acquisitions and programming at Canal+ and Cinemania. She worked in the Venice Days Selection Committee (Giornatti Degli Autori) at the Venice International Film Festival. She worked as Executive Producer in Telecinco Cinema and Vertigo Films in, among others, the following productions: Celda 211, El Laberinto del Fauno, Torremolinos 73, El Lobo, Casual Day, El rey de montaña, El Orfanato, The Oxford Murders, Rabia, La Vie d’Adèle, Kiki, el amor se hace. In 2011 she creates Film Fatal, and co-produces with 64-A Films (Colombia) Ciudad delirio. She is a lectrurer at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. She also works as an acquisitions adviser to INDIE SALES, a Paris-based international sales company.


Laura Maza Barba
Member of the Programming Committee

Laura Maza is a journalist and culture critic whose passion for pop culture’s analysis has lead her from critic, essay writing and film programming to travel and gastronomy journalism. In fact she often writes for publications such as Condé Nast Traveler.

She has also worked as a cultural manager and programmer for DocumentaMadrid, ALCINE and Rizoma film festivals and in public institutions such as Fundación Japón in Madrid. As a film critic and journalist she has published in magazines and national newspapers such as Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, Canino (, TimeOut Barcelona, El Mundo and 20Minutos.

Curra Ortiz de Solórzano

She has worked in TVE where, among other tasks, she was Acquisitions Manager, Executive Production Manager of Cultural Programs and Documentaries and Director of Programming of channel 2. Later on she was an advisor on Latin American Cinema for the San Sebastian Festival and for the last 4 years, she has been a programmer of the Festival DocumentaMadrid.

Festival Directors: Carlota Álvarez Basso and Diego Mas Trelles
Programming Committee: Elena Manrique and Laura Maza Barba
Adviser: Curra Ortiz de Solórzano
Production: José Ángel Lorente Carrillo
Coordinator: Greta Garzarán Mediavilla
Production assistants: Marta Rovira del Olmo
Communication: Prismaideas / Eva Calleja. Communication and Press Officer
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Design: El vivero and David Sueiro
Translations: Sofía Moreno de Cayeux
Photographers: Ana Márquez and Elena Hidalgo
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