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Gijon International Film Festival introduces the Jury for its Official Section.


(Votes count 60)

(Rating average 3,05)

Patrice Leconte
Patrice Leconte leads a jury combining cinema from both sides of the Atlantic, together with Ray Loriga, Iván Trujillo, Aida Folch and Pablo Giorgelli
The 51st edition of Gijon International Film Festival has a Jury with well known names of world cinema. Led by famous French director Patrice Leconte, the jury consists also of Spanish actress Aida Folch, director and writer Ray Loriga, Iván Trujillo, director of Guadalajara International Film Festival and Argentinian director Pablo Giorgelli.

FICX will be held between November 15 and 23 and will count of these five talented film people to decide the winner between the fifteen movies competing in the Official Section. Laconte will not only be the president of the Jury, as his film A Promise, will be the one opening the FICX.

Jury Members:

PATRICE LECONTE (France): World famous French director and screenwriter, creator of such well remembered films as "The Hairdresser's Husband", he is responsible for over 30 films that have received plenty of international prizes, such as the BAFTA, Cesar and David de Donatello. Patrice has also competed often for the highest prizes in the most outstanding festivals in the world, such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice as well as Karlovy Vary, Moscow, Krakow or Taormina among many others. These are just some examples of his international projection.

AIDA FOLCH (Spain): Actress. She started her career at 14 when Fernando Trueba chose her for his film "The Shanghai Spell". With a solid career in acting, some of her best known films are "Mondays in the Sun" or "25 Carat". Her performance in this film granted her the Zonazine Best Actress award in 2008 at Festival de Málaga. In 2012 "The Artist and the Model" by Fernando Trueba, who discovered her, earned her the applause of national and international critics and a nomination to the Goya to the Best Actress in 2013.

IVÁN TRUJILLO (México): Director since 2010 of Guadalajara International Film Festival (Mexico), a festival over 25 years old which has already made a name for itself among the most important festivals in Latin America.. Among its founders is the world known director Guillermo del Toro. Trujillo does not only have a long career as a manager for different entities, for example the filmotheque at UNAM, but also as a film maker. In 1988 he won the Ariel (the most important prize from the Argentinian film industry) to the best documentary short feature with "Mariposa Monarca…adivinanzas para siempre".

RAY LORIGA (Spain): Writer, director and screenwriter. He started his career in 1997 with "La pistola de mi hermano", long feature that competed for the Espiga de Oro at Seminci in Valladolid. That same year, Loriga worked as co-writer of "Live Flesh" by Pedro Almodóvar. Later he has not only directed such interesting works as "Theresa: The Body of Christ" but he has also written scripts for such directors as Carlos Saura ("The Seventh Day") or Daniel Calparsoro (co-writer of "Ausentes").

PABLO GIORGELLI (Argentina): Argentinian director that has achieved great international prestige with his first fiction film "Las Acacias". He won the Golden Camera at the Critics Week in Cannes Film Festival and later winning in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastián Film Festival. Two successes that became the springboard to receive almost twenty awards and having the film shown at over fifteen festivals, in such different places as London, Pusan, Dubai, Thessalonica or Morelia.

Gijon International Film Festival is organized by Teatro Jovellanos, sponsored by the Gobierno del Principado de Asturias, the Instituto de las Ciencias y las Artes Cinematográficas from the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, the Media Program from the European Union and Liberbank- Cajastur. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Media Program, Principado de Asturias and Liberbank. Coca Cola is also a contributor.
Palabras clave Festival de Cine, 2013