Javier Angulo

Seminci’s director.

Journalist by profession, he founded the monthly cinematographic publication CINEMANÍA in 1995, which had a circulation of more than 60,000. He was its chief editor and critic for 11 years.


Between 1998 and 2007 he was highly involved in Málaga Film Festival and in 2007 he set up TVMÁLAGA, the first Spanish television film festival.


In 2008 he became director of Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), he leads the festival till now.


He is member of the European Film Academy since 2007 and honorary member of the Spanish Academy of Film Arts and Sciences since 2013.

Arturo Larena

EFEverde’s director.

Arturo Larena is an environmental journalist. He also leads EFEverde and EFE’s Science and Future section.


He teaches in Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), founded by the winner of the Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez. He takes part in the advisory board within Red Internacional de Escritores por la Tierra (a network of environmentally aware authors).


He was awarded the National Prize of Environment, BBVA Foundation’s Prize for the Conservation of Biodiversity and WWF Golden Panda Award.


He is APIA’s founding partner and was its second president between 1998 and 2002. He is member of EFE Board from where he has been boosting initiatives focused on environmental journalism.

Paola Bontempi


She is a highly polyvalent bilingual actress (Spanish-English) who studied in Guilford School of Acting (England) and University of Los Angeles (California).


With Italian, German and Spanish-Chilean origins she was born and raised in the north coast of Tenerife (Spain).


She has worked in fields such as television, cinema and theatre. She starred in the thriller “El ataúd de cristal” (the crystal coffin) by Haritz Zubillaga, that made her win three international prizes during the last year. She has participated in fiction series like “La que se avecina” or “Cuéntame cómo pasó”. She has also theatre experience playing principal roles in both languages: English and Spanish.