Lecturer at the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Universidad Complutense University of Madrid. He has given numerous courses on scriptwriting and production in different Spanish and overseas universities and was guest lecturer at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) from 1991 to 1994.
In 2000, he wrote and directed the short “Mi patio,” selected for the Official Section of the 45th Valladolid International Film Week (2000) and the 2001 Luis Buñuel Prize for Cinematography, awarded by the City Hall of Madrid. In 2002, he wrote and directed the documentary “MarMadrid,” nominated as the Best Short Documentary at the 2002 Goya Awards. He is currently preparing a full-length documentary about the historical memory of the Franco era through the NO-DO newsreel.
His latest book, in collaboration with Vicente Sánchez-Biosca, is NO-DO: time and memory, Muñoz Suay Award from the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Science of Spain for the best book on film published during the year 2001. He is currently carrying out research on the history of documentary film in Spain.
For many years, she was in charge of programming and animation of art and rehearsal halls (ten years at the Louis Feuillade cinema, MC 93, Bobigny) and general manager of short film festivals.
Film critic, author of pedagogic dossiers (Film Festival- Junior 94 and Les Enfants de Cinéma), Luce Vigo has given classes on training courses. She collaborates on collective works. Chief editor, together with Catherine Schapira, of “Allons z ‘enfants au cinéma ! une petite anthologie de films pour un jeune public” (published by Les enfants de cinéma).
Author of “Jean Vigo, une vie engagée dans le cinéma” (published by Cahiers du Cinéma/Les petits Chiers/CNDP).
In 1982, he was appointed Head of Cinematographic Broadcasting at the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts of the Ministry of Education and Culture, in which he takes part and collaborates in the organization and programming of International Film Festivals and Fairs throughout the world.
Manuel Llamas has taken part in round tables and discussions at different festivals in Nimes and Rennes (France), Río de Janeiro (Brazil),Tetuan (Morocco), Havana (Cuba), Ankara (Turkey), Taipei (Taiwan), Tubingen (Germany), Chicago (USA), Cairo (Egypt), Lima (Peru) and Bogota (Colombia), among others.
He has been an International Juror at the Film Festivals of Humendorf (Germany), Bogota, Miami, Puerto Rico, Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), St. Jean de Luz (France), Gramado (Brazil), Valdivia (Chile), lecturer at the “Film and Communication, LATCOM 95” Seminar in Lima, member of the 1st Organizing Committee of the "Spanish Film Screenings for Europe” of Lanzarote and coordinator of the “Latin American Film in the Next Millennium” season, held in Madrid and Santander.
After studying for a Masters in Film and Media (studies in Berkeley, California and the University of Copenhagen), and gaining great professional experience as a promoter of shorts and documentaries with Filmkontakt Nord, Cecilia Lidin joined the EDN team (European Documentary Network) in 1998.
At EDN, Cecilia Lidin is in charge of workshops and seminars organized by the association and carries out tutorial and moderating work in debates about film. In her daily work, she is in charge of consulting members about the development of projects, financing and distribution. She also runs courses on documentary management in Europe.
Cecilia collaborates with the magazine DOX, reporting from different events about film and writing film reviews. Cecilia Lidin has formed part of several juries at film festivals in Europe and is a member of the Committee of the Aarhus International Film Festival.
Born in 1961 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), he trained as a camera assistant, director and editor at the Documentary Film Studies of Leningrad in 1978 and 1989.
Between 1986 and 1989, he was director of the Moscow Film School and since 1989 has been director at the Documentary Film Studies of St. Petersburg.
In 1996, he created SREDA Film in Berlin, the production company of his most recent films.
His films includes Losev (Russia, 1990), Na dnjach (The Other Day, 1991), Belovy (1992), Sreda 19.7.1961 (Russia 1997), the trilogy Ya vas lioubil – tri romansa (I loved you – three romances, Russia 1998-2000) and Thise!, a documentary made in the year 2003.
Cinematographic Exhibitor and Distributor. In 1981, he founded – together with other partners - the company Difusora Cultural Cinematografica, the owner of the Golem Cinemas of Pamplona. This company currently controls and administers 49 screens in total in different cities.
In 1984, with the same partners, he set up Golem Distribución, a company devoted to the distribution of independent films.
Over their twenty years in existence, they have released over 200 films by directors such as Stephen Frears, Ken Loach, Zhang Yimou, Denys Arcand, Jacques Rivette, Montxo Armendáriz, Julio Medem, Adolfo Aristarain, Ang Lee, Robert Guediguian, Takeshi Kitano, Lukas Moodysson and Lars von Trier. Dogville, Real Women have Curves, Barbarian Invasions and Head-on are the latest films distributed by this company.
He writes regularly about film for Dirigido por, Nosferatu, Secuencias, Cinemanía and the film sections of ABC and ABC Cultural. Chief editor of the cinematographic programmes of TVE Días de cine (between 1994 and 2001) and De película (between 1987 and 1990).
He has published numerous books, such as El Nuevo cine americano, Win Wenders, La línea del vientre: Bigas Luna, Emociones formales: films by Atom Egoyan and Pantalla Amarilla: Japanese film. He has taken part in different collective works about directors such as John M. Stahl, Aki Kaurismäki, Todd Haynes, Richard Fleischer, Robert Aldrich, John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock, etc.
He has translated books into Spanish about Howard Hawks, John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich and has done subtitling for around 150 films in the English language. He has been programmer of festivals such as Imagfic (1985 and 1986) and San Sebastián (1990). Since 1995, he has been a lecturer in Contemporary Film at the ECAM.