Alejandro Gil is a Cuban director and screenwriter who graduated in Journalism at the University of Havana in 1982. He began his artistic life as an assistant director in 1984, in the series Something More to Dream. His filmography includes 32 audiovisual works. He has made documentaries, fiction shorts, video clips, programs and series for film and television and seven fiction feature films. His films have participated in numerous national and international events inside and outside of Cuba and have received notable awards. His works include Heavy Theme, Laberintos, Extravíos, Montaña de luz, La emboscada, and in 2018 the feature film Inocencia, the most awarded Cuban film at the 40th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.
Peruvian director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio transitioned from studying psychology and innovation design to attend the London Film Academy. He started in movies directing and writing the short film, Can You See Me? (2010), premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival and winning the Audience and Jury awards at the Latin American Film Festival. His second film, The Companion (2012), won the Peruvian National Short Film Award, and was a finalist at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Marta Bautís, born in Argentina, has directed a number of documentaries dealing with social issues in Latin America. Her films, telling stories of struggle and hope, have been screened at numerous international film festivals.
Icíar Bollaín made her directorial debut in 1996 with Hola, ¿estás sola? (Hi, Are You Alone?). Next came Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World, 1999), award-winner at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes, 2003) harvested two Silver Shells in San Sebastian for its two main characters and seven Goyas, including Best Film. She competed again in San Sebastian with Mataharis (2007). In 2009, También la lluvia (Even the Rain) received 13 Goya nominations and the Panorama award at the Berlinale. In 2014, En tierra extraña (In a Foreign Land) was presented as a Special Screening at San Sebastian. El Olivo (The Olive Tree, 2015) garnered the Best New Actress Goya.