Canela, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, is graduated in Journalism by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in Photography by the London College of Printing. He received the Godó Prize for Photojournalism. He has published a dozen books on wildlife, nature and environmental issues. Among his works stand out La Llamada del Puma; Durmiendo con Lobos; Islandia bajo cero; La Mirada Salvaje; El Águila Imperial Ibérica; El Oso Cantábrico; Lynx, en la tierra del lince ibérico; Looking for Fochas; Un viaje soñado; Aether and Planeta Fútbol. His latest work is the documentary film Looking for the Wild, which was officially selected as candidate to the best documentary film for the Goya Awards. His photographs appear regularly in media such as La Vanguardia, El País, National Geographic, Geo, BBC Wildlife, Newsweekand The Sunday Times.
Anna is a Legal Advisor of the Franz Weber Foundation and Member of the Animal Law Commission of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Barcelona. She uses law to defend animals by drafting and reforming regulatory projects, through parliamentary questions, opinions and other consulting-legal initiatives, as well as advising and collaborating with entities, parliamentary associations such as APDDA, intergovernmental agencies and NGOs.
2She has participated as a speaker and has taken part in several legislative assemblies aiming for the approval of animal protection regulations. She coordinates the actions that have led the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, where she works on a regular basis, to make a declaration to moveaway children from bullfighting’s violence. Anna participates in organizations of the international CITES Convention to promote the inclusion of resolutions on animal protection, beyond the conservation of species. She also collaborates with universities and associations, teaching on Law and Animals. Anna is as well a member of the Expert Committee of the Journal of Animal Law & Interdisciplinary Animal Welfare Studies (JAL & IAWS).
Agricultural Engineer educated in Beirut and France, he has also a Master degree in Education and communication for environment and sustainable development and collaborates on research projects at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 1991 he is working on projects of cooperation and sustainable development in the Mediterranean region. He is currently the CEO of Knowledge for Development Group (GK4D and Secretary General of the Mediterranean Eco-operation Program which coordinates the initiative ARDI (Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative) with the support of several international institutions and countries of The Mashriq (eastern Mediterranean).
He joined the Trashed World Project’s Team during the preparation of the UNESCO’s “Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development” (Ottawa, 2017) and “UNESCO’s Learning to Live Sustainably in Cities” (Aswan, 2018).
He has previously worked as a teacher in Environmental Education at the Grand Lycée (Beirut) and as Member of the Experts Team to set up the first Lebanese National Strategy on Environmental Education. He is currently coordinating the Program “Solid waste and sewage treatment in a cluster-based approach for local sustainable development”.
Barrientos has been the Representative in Mexico of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) since 2011. During her mandate, she has designed and implemented important projects related to the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against poverty, climate change, sustainable management of chemicals and the promotion of renewable energies; likewise, she has promoted the Green Economy Initiative in various Mexican areas. Additionally, she has actively participated in the process of strengthening the environmental legal framework of Mexico by issuing new laws such as the General Law on Climate Change (2012) and the Energy Transition Law (2015).
Prior to her responsibility at United Nations, she worked as a Senior Specialist in Climate Change and Clean Energy at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). During the beginning of her working life, she built a solid professional career in the area of international finances at the National Foreign Trade Bank (BANCOMEXT) in Mexico. The combination of capabilities in the financial and environmental areas, place Dolores as one of the few experts in the area of climate finances.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Campus) where she received an honorable mention and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Harvard University (MPA2/1995).
Professor of industrial technology, he specialized in education, communication, human rights and environmental issues.
Director of the Festival International des Films d’Environnement of Chefchaouen (Morocco), he is also the artistic director of the Chefchaouen Carnaval Environnemental, member of the administrative council of the Talassemtane Association and member of the association Amis de Tafraout located in Casablanca, among others.
He has directed several short films and documentaries —Amal, Mon destin, Le viol du silence and Larmes de Nuit—, awarded by various festivals in Morocco.
His pedagogical activity covers technological education, communication, cultural mediation and audiovisual production.
Carlos is a distributor and producer of films, documentaries and adverts. He graduated in business administration specializing in marketing and advertising at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 1993 and for seven editions, he has worked in the communication and press department of the Sitges Fantastic Cinema Film Festival; two years as an account executive in Spanish TV Telecinco and two years in MC Ediciones as advertising director of seven specialized magazines.
In 2011, he founded Mosaico Filmes Distribuciones, SL, which was warmly welcomed by independent producers and directors for providing space and light to new audiovisual proposals of different kinds (anthropology, science, nature, sociology and ethnology), distributing and using marketing with creativity in the audiovisual communication for Spanish, Latin American and European films and documentaries.
From 2006 to 2010 he lived, studied and worked in Rio de Janeiro on a scholarship from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) to develop a postgraduate in knowledge management in Librarianship at UNIRIO. He also completed a postgraduate in film and TV production and managing distribution at the FGV in Brazil. He worked in four editions of the Rio Film Festival as a public relation for guests. He has produced several short films; all awarded, and was a producer in Rio de Janeiro of a docu-fiction feature film for the BBC of London, the NHK of Japan and AlJazeera TV Internacional.
He has been a founding partner and collaborator of the Cine Zumzeig Cooperativa in Barcelona since 2016.
Silvana has completed museum and arts management studies at Casa Lamm, Silvana holds a degree in Art from the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana (Mexico). She is a full-time cultural manager and current General Coordinator of the International Festival of Environmental Short Films, ECOFILM. During a large part of her life she has run programs for the diffusion of culture in Mexico,
ranging from museum environment to film festivals, handling both environmental and gender issues. She has worked in the public sector as an instructor for various Mexican cultural bodies. Her field of action includes public and private universities, film festivals and museums, among others.
PhD in History of Art at the University of Barcelona, Professor of Film History and History and Theory of Photography at Universityof Barcelona and collaborator at the Open University of Catalonia. She has completed a degree in History of Art and a Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Barcelona, obtaining in both cases the extraordinary prize. Among many publications, she is an editor of books such as Relaciones ocultas. Símbolos, alquímia y esoterismo en el arte (Sans Soleil Ediciones, 2018) and Monstruos y Monstruosidades (Sans Soleil Ediciones, 2015); translator and publisher of the commented edition of the book El Greco, by S. Eisenstein (Sans Soleil Ediciones, 2014); she has co-edited, together with Dr. José Enrique Monterde, Crónica de un desencuentro (IVAC, 2015). She is also the author of the book Europa como refugio. Reflejos fílmicos de los diversos exilios españoles (1939-2016),which is currently being published.
Natalia is a lawyer specialized in Environmental Law and Human Rights and she has been working for fifteen years at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She is the founder of the “Green Employement” Initiative, whose purpose is to make the Council of Europe a workplace that respects the environment. She has been assigned to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. She holds a Master’s degree in International Law from the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University of Poland and from the Southern Methodist University of the United States. Her article “The European Court of Human Rights, an Underrated forum for Environmental Litigation” was published in the 5th Book of the European Forum on Environmental Law. Natalia is an environmentalist and cinephile that has a special passion for Latin American cinema.