Organisers and Partners

Organisers and coordinators of all the events:
Special thanks to:
Consol Tura,
Celia Orós,
Christian Mieves (design),
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University and, in particular, Heather Fenwick for her support processing the financial side of the events. 

Los Angeles event (March 2023)
At American Cinematheque– Gwen Deglise (deputy director), Chris LeMaire (Senior Film Programmer), Sarah Bean Freed (Senior Director), Grant Moninger (Director of Programming), Nick Vance (Prints Traffic Coordinator), Imani M Davis (programmer), John Hagelston (Programming/marketing assistant), Cindy Fernanda Flores and Lyric Luedke (operations manager).
At the Instituto Cervantes Los Angeles – Luisgé Martín (director).
F Javier Gutiérrez (Filmmaker)
Santiago Garrido Rua (Filmmaker and artist)
Christian Mieves (Newcastle University), as for every event, produced the event postcards (postcards based on a 2015 design by Betty Bigas) and teaser instagram cards (‘Hollywood’ and stills from films programmed).

Edinburgh event (October 2022)
At the Edinburgh Spanish Film festival – Marian A. Aréchaga (curator and organiser), Patricia Rueda Díez (producer and organiser), Gustavo Herrera Taboada (programming Assistant).
Thank you also to FilmHouse and Summerhall for hosting the Bigas Luna screenings.
At the University of Stirling – Dr Fiona Noble (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies).
Christian Mieves (Newcastle University) produced the original illustrations for the festival poster and, as for every event, the postcards (postcards based on a 2015 design by Betty Bigas).

Copenhagen event (May 2022)

At the Danish Film Institute / Cinemateket – Christian Hansen (event programmer) and Rasmus Brendstrup.
At The University of Copenhagen / CISCO Conference – Ana Vera & Sacramento Roselló-Martínez (Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies).
Embassy of Spain in Denmark.

New York City event (March 2022)*
At Quad Cinema Tair Shachar (programmer 2020), Diana Drumm (programmer 2022). 
At CUNY Graduate Center Distinguished Professor Paul Julian Smith.
At Clark University Emeritus Professor Marvin D’Lugo.
At Universidad de Costa Rica Professor Carolina Sanabria.
Gerard Dapena (independent scholar).
At Baruch College (CUNY) Isolina Ballesteros
*This event was postponed due to Covid-19 from March/April 2020 to March 2022. Thank you for your patience!

Madrid event (April 2021)
At Institut Français Romain Ruchaud (director), Camille Perennou (online content), Carlos Arandojo (projectionist and technical support).
At Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) and Casa de Velázquez Luis González (Director of Studies – Modern and Contemporary periods), Gwladys Bernard and all residents and staff who attended events. 
At Carlos III University Madrid Dr Alejandro Melero Salvador.
At Algarrobo Films Lourdes Reyna and Pablo Van Damme.
At Tirant lo Blanch Elia Domingo Barberá, Marta Lozano.
Celia Orós, producer Bigas x Bigas.
Betty Bigas, art curator and graphic designer.
Santiago Garrido Rúa, artist and filmmaker (director Bigas x Bigas).
Carmen Chávez Gastaldo (scriptwriter).
Professional photography by María Luna (Luna W Films)


Yo soy la Juani film analysis workshop (26 November 2020)
Workshop instructors: filmmaker Santiago Garrido Rua, Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).
Penélope Johnson and Jessica Rainey (Translation Studies tutors at Durham University) for overseeing the screenplay translation into English and the following students in the MA in Translation Studies for translating the sequence: Gabriel Beecroft, Guadalupe Carnicero-Fernández, Lucie Hunter and Jenai Campbell.
Carmen Chaves Gastaldo (co-scriptwriter of Yo soy la Juani).
Dušan Radunovic (module coordinator in the BA in Visual Arts and Film, Durham University).

Podcast ‘El legado cinematográfico de Bigas Luna’ (August and September 2020)
Speakers/Book Contributors (authors):
Ralf Junkerjürgen (U. Regensburg), Antonio Lázaro Reboll (U. Kent), Abigail Loxham (U. Liverpool), Alfredo Martínez Expósito (U. Melbourne), Alejandro Melero (U. Carlos III Madrid), Gonzalo M Pavés (U. La Laguna), Jorge Pérez (U. Texas at Austin), Carolina Sanabria (U. Costa Rica) and H Rosi Song (U. Durham).

Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University), Esther Gimeno Ugalde (University of Vienna).

Bonus content:
Santiago Garrido Rua, Santiago Fouz Hernández.
With thanks to Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Sydney.
Podcast editing:
Santiago Fouz Hernández

Bigas Luna Cultural Week (9-16 August 2020)
Instituto Cervantes (organisers):
Raquel Romero Guillemas (director),  Miriam García (culture).

Alfredo Martínez Expósito (University of Melbourne)
Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).

Video editing:
Miriam García (also event moderator) and Santiago Fouz Hernández.

Virtual Book Launch: El legado de Bigas Luna (4 June 2020)

Marta Lozano (Tirant lo Blanch publishers)
Dr Esther Gimeno Ugalde (Univeristy of Vienna)
Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).
Speakers/Book Contributors (authors):
Ralf Junkerjürgen (U. Regensburg), Antonio Lázaro Reboll (U. Kent), Abigail Loxham (U. Liverpool), Alfredo Martínez Expósito (U. Melbourne), Alejandro Melero (U. Carlos III Madrid), Gonzalo M Pavés (U. La Laguna), Jorge Pérez (U. Texas at Austin), Carolina Sanabria (U. Costa Rica) and H Rosi Song (U. Durham).
Editor and author, moderator, video editor: Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).

Vienna event (May 2019)
At Instituto Cervantes Viena: Carlos Ortega Vayón (Director), Miguel Ángel Campos Almeida (Cultura).
At Universität Wien: Dr. Esther Gimeno Ugalde and Univ. Prof. Kathrin Sartingen (Institut für Romanistik).

Manchester events (March 2019)
At HOME ManchesterJessie Gibbs
At Instituto Cervantes Manchester: Maider Jauregi (Cultura), Francisco Oda Ángel (Director).
At Liverpool University: Dr Abigail Loxham.
Santiago Garrido Rúa (filmmaker).

Costa Rica events (August 2018)
At Centro Cultural de España (AECID) and Casa CaníbalSalvador Vayà Salort (director) and José Rafael Montero (coordinator of cultural events).
At Centro de Cine (Ministry of Culture and Youth, Costa Rica): Yoshua Oviedo Ugalde (director of Preámbulo).
 At IIARTE (Art Research Institute), University of Costa Rica: Professor Patricia Fumero (director IIARTE), Nelson Soto (administrative director), Professor Carolina Sanabria, Dr Bertold Salas.

Australia events (April-May 2018)
At Palace Cinemas and Spanish Film Festival: Paulette Arvizu (national festivals manager), Elysia Zeccola (national festivals director), Laura Emerick (national festivals production coordinator), Alice McShane (national festivals event and communications coordinator), Zak Hepburn (Astor Theatre Manager), Mikaela Burgess (Queensland/ Brisbane festivals coordinator), Gina Rubiano (New South Wales/Sydney festivals, events and marketing coordinator).
At Instituto Cervantes Sydney: Raquel Romero Guillemas (director), Marc Barrios (culture), Miriam García (Marketing).
At Univeristy of Melbourne: Professor Alfredo Martínez Expósito, Jennifer Graham-Williams (administration), Abraham Hernández Cubo (panel coordinator).
At University of Queensland: Dr Carles Gutiérrez Sanfeliu (panel coordinator).
Embassy of Spain in Australia: Ana María Alonso Giganto (Counsellor), Christel Maria Möller (Cultural Activities).
Spanish Consulate in Melbourne: Consul-General Juan Carlos Gafo Acevedo, Culture: Olivido Martín Guillén.
Spanish Consulate in Sydney: Consul-General Juan Manuel Molina.
Photography Melbourne: Viviana Barrero; Sydney: Olaya Campbell
Catering Melbourne: Bouzy Rouge (Chef Marc Albalate), Brisbane: Moda Restaurant; Sydney: Torres Wine, Ola Lola Cafe, Eatery.
Guitar music: Melbourne: Valentino Gikovski; Sydney: Pamela Rodríguez.
Press and media office: Asha Holmes

Valencia event (December 2017)
At Cinemes Albatexas: Ventura Pons, Angels Gelabert, Ricard Almazán, Antoni Llorens, Josevi Marco.
Santiago Garrido Rúa (filmmaker).
Celia Orós (film producer and wife of Bigas Luna).
Carmen Chaves Gastaldo (scriptwriter).
Professor Carolina Sanabria (IIARTE, Universidad de Costa Rica).

Mexico City event (August 2017)
At MicGénero festival: Adán Salinas Alverdi, Anthony Groussard, Emmanuel Miranda, Cecilia Parodi, Michele Plasencia, Anhelé Sánchez.
Filmoteca UNAM: Doris Morales Bautista (Press), Guillermo Resendiz (video and design).
Cineteca Nacional.
Cinépolis Diana.

Barcelona event (December 2016)
At Cinemes Texas: Ventura Pons, Angels Gelabert, Ricard Almazan.
Professor Alfredo Martínez Expósito (University of Melbourne),
Professor Carolina Sanabria (IIARTE, Universidad de Costa Rica).

Newcastle upon Tyne event (June 2016)
At Durham University: Dr Abir Hamdar, Hazel Edwards, Heather Fenwick,  Marketing and Communications team, Leighton Kitson, and the students John Gilbert, Emily Higgins, Luce Sabin, Hanna Watkins.
At Tyneside Cinema: Chris Scott, Jonny Tull, Holli Keeble
At Tyneside Bar Café: Tom Adlam (head chef)
At ¡Vamos!: Nik Barrera
At Vane: Paul Stone and Christopher Yeats

San Francisco event (March 2015)
At Roxie Theater: Isabel Fontdevila

At Durham University: Faculty of Arts and Humanities and University research impact funds for financial support; Abir Hamdar, Hazel Edwards and Rachael Barnwell for their advice and encouragement with organisational matters; Heather Fenwick for her help with administrative matters.

At Intellect: Tim Mitchell, Julie Strudwick
Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas: Marvin D’Lugo and Ana López.
… and to all family and friends who offered support and everyone who attended or are planning to attend any future events.

This project is dedicated to Bigas Luna.