The official jury for the BCN Sports Film Festival 2022 meets in Barcelona!

The official jury of the BCN Sports Film Festival 2022 met to deliberate on the productions presented at the 12th edition of the Festival, which will take place from February 14 to 20.

The meeting point was attended by Francesc Terrón, Barcelona Olympic Foundation director, Agustí Argelich, BCN Sports Film director and the five personalities that make up the official jury linked to cinema, culture and sports. The winning audiovisual productions that will be announced on February 20 at 18h at the closing ceremony of the BCN Sports Film Festival at the Cinemes Girona were deliberated.

Do you want to meet the members of the jury? We reveal them to you below:

Thea Marti is a Ukrainian filmmaker based in Rome and Sevilla, founder of the audiovisual startup PhD, a project included among the 100 most creative awards in the region of Lazio, Italy, in 2018. Her international filmography includes more than 32 projects including several short films, documentaries, video art and music videos.

Ramon Alaró is an audiovisual technician with a passion for mountaineering and sports documentaries. In 1976 he started his path as a filmmaker shooting his first documentary in super-8. Since that first experience he has continued shooting following the evolution of the audiovisual field. He was a member of the Filmets Badalona Film Festival team and is currently the director of CurtÀneu, the international short film festival in Les Valls d’Àneu, in Pallars Sobirà.

Maribel Martínez de Murguía was an Olympic gold medalist in Barcelona’92 and European runner-up in Amsterdam’95 with the Spanish field hockey team. She has played 119 times internationally and was awarded the Spanish national sports prize Copa Barón de Güell in 1992 with the rest of her Olympic teammates. During her professional career, she was a member of the coaching staff of the women’s national team, which achieved the 4th position in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and was European champion as an assistant field hockey coach with the Real Club de Polo of Barcelona in 2004. Since 2000 she has been involved in the development of talent in different types of organisations, connecting high-performance sport and management as a motivational speaker and helping to facilitate group and individual change processes.

José Luis Montesinos is a director, screenwriter, filmmaker and engineer. He has received several awards for his productions, including more than 135 for his short film The Same Old Story. His short film The Runner won a Goya award, a Gaudí award and many other national and international prizes. In 2020 he premiered his first feature film, Prey, which has been awarded in several fantastic genre film festivals.

Lídia Flaqué holds a degree in Education Sciences and is a former top-level swimmer. She also worked as a sports management technician at the Barcelona City Council. Today, she is the general secretary of the Catalan Swimming Federation and holds a managerial position at the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation. Passionate about cinema, she regularly attends festivals such as the Berlin and Venice Biennale and the Sitges Film Festival.