Irish actress Kate O’Toole will preside over the International Jury, made up of nine experts

The International Jury of Seminci 2022 will be chaired by Irish stage, film and television actress Kate O’Toole, one of the stars of John Huston’s Dubliners (The Dead), who is on the board of the Galway Film Fleadh and the state agency for the promotion of the audiovisual sector of the Republic of Ireland (Irish Film Board). O’Toole will be joined by seven other experts, including Jorge Arriagada, Chilean composer linked to film since 1977; Argentine film critic and image and sound designer Pablo de Vita; screenwriter and film and television director Patricia Ferreira; Mexican sound designer Martín Hernández; director, screenwriter and producer Gracia Querejeta; Marie-Pierre Richard, programmer/curator of the French Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin and the East Asia Film Festival in Ireland; and Tanya Valette, screenwriter, analyst and consultant of audiovisual projects and Dominican cultural manager.

In the Punto de Encuentro section, Miriam Allen, producer, co-founder and director of the Galway Film
Fleadh festival; actor Rubén Ochandiano; and Nayra Sanz Fuentes, independent filmmaker and producer, will be in charge of choosing the best titles. For its part, in Time of History, the awards will be decided by the editor and filmmaker Pere Puigbert; the executive director of Doc-A – Documentary Africa Mohamed
Saïd Oum
a, and Shoaib Sharifi, co-director of the documentary My Childhood, My Country – Twenty Years in Afghanistan, winner of the first prize in this same section last year.

The jury of the DOC. España section, dedicated exclusively to the world of Spanish documentaries, will be
made up of Teresa Lavina, artistic and executive director of Nova Productions Limited; film programmer
Lur Olaizola, and Daniel Pérez Pamies, member of the research group on the origins of cinema (GROC) at
the University of Girona and film critic for various publications. The jury of the Castilla y León en corto
section will be made up of actress and producer Alba Frechilla, director Pablo García Sanz and actor Alberto Velasco.

International Jury of Seminci 2022.

Those in charge of awarding the Green Spike to the best film at the Festival that shows the greatest sensitivity to the need to protect the planet and environmental values will be Mónica Fernández-Aceytuno, National Environmental Award for Nature Conservation; Sagrario Monedero López, director of Impact and Systematic Action at Greenpeace Spain, and Miguel Ángel Pérez Quintero, member of the Advisory and Selection Committee of the Las Palmas International Film Festival.

Other juries

The FIPRESCI jury will be made up of Croatian film critic Tonci Valentic; French professor, film critic and
author of monographs Jean-Max Méjean, and Spanish writer and filmmaker Esteve Soler. The jury for the
Rainbow Spike, an award given by the Festival and the Fundación Triángulo, will be made up of the director of the Chair of History and Aesthetics of Cinema at the University of Valladolid, Javier Castán; the project technician at Fundación Triángulo and member of the Cinhomo production team, Virginia Hernández; festival volunteer Eva Iglesias Vázquez; writer and journalist Alberto Rey; and Cinhomo organizer Yolanda Rodríguez Valentín.

The FUNDOS Prize for social innovation will be awarded by the jury made up of the trustee of the Fundación Obra Social de Castilla y León (Fundos) Leandro J. Martín; Cinema Camp professor Raúl
; journalist Angélica Tanarro; Edigrup CEO Adriana Ulibarri; and Red Cross Brand and Communications Director Belén Viloria.

Finally, the Youth Award will be decided by a jury made up of Mónica Centeno, Gracia Molpeceres, Cecilia Tejero, Víctor Zataraín, Marta Triana García, Adrián Lozano, Sergio Pereda, Mateo Represa and Yuly Vargas.

Along with the FIPRESCI Jury, two other awards will be given this year to journalists, critics and film
bloggers. On the one hand, the Blogos de Oro Critics’ Award, made up of Paco Casado (Cine en Serio),
Verónica Dávila ( and Carlos Minondo (Donostilandia). On the other hand, as a novelty this
year, the Association of Ibero-American Film Journalists will award the PIC prize to the best Ibero-
American film
. The jury will be formed by Mónica Uriel (ANSA Latin America Agency) and José Antonio
(Málaga Televisión).

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