ISABEL HERGUERA

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Isabel Herguera (San Sebastián, 1961) is a Spanish animator, director and animation producer, author of several short films such as La gallina ciega (2005), Ámár (2010), Bajo la almohada (2012) y Amore d’invierno (2015),among others. She received the Unicef ​​Award for Short Films and Documentaries for Bajo la Almohada.

In her professional career, she stands out for having been the director of the Mostra Internacional de Cinema d’Animació de Catalunya (ANIMAC), a job she carried out between 2003 and 2011. Under his direction, the contest received the National Audiovisual Prize awarded by the National Council of Culture and Arts (CoNCA).

She alternates the production activity with teaching and coordinated the Moving Image Laboratory in Arteleku (Donostia). She was also a professor at the China Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad (India). Since 2017 she has been a professor of animation at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Germany).

She is currently developing her first animated feature film: El sueño de la Sultana. It´s based on work with various groups of women in India, based on the classic of feminist science fiction literature of the same name.

Isabel Herguera is part of the jury for this first edition of the festival. In addition, he will receive the ACTIVISM IN ANIMATION award in recognition of his teaching practice and his social involvement with vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.

LOS MUERTITOS

7 min  |  Spain  |  1994  |  3D | Drama

A fortune seller convinces the deceased from a cemetery in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, to cross the border with the USA so they can enjoy the pleasures of the longed-for North. The deceased embark on a journey from which they will never return.

LA GALINA CIEGA

7 min  |  Spain  |  2005  |  2D | Fantasia

A blind man accidentally loses his guide dog. Alone and in the dark in a big city, the blind man discovers that his strength lies in the recognition of his own vulnerability.

ÁMÁR

8 min  |  Spain  |  2010  |  2D | Drama

Inés travels to India to visit her friend Ámár, who has been living in a mental sanatorium for years. Inés remembers the last days they spent together and her promise to return.

BAJO LA ALMOHADA

9 min  |  Spain  |  2012  |  2D | Documental

Animated documentary made from the drawings and voices of a group of children residing in a clinic in India. The guitar, dancing, a trip to the sea, the cats Sweety and Kitty and the sisters who take care of them, are among others some of the treasures and dreams that children keep under their pillows.

AMORE D'INVIERNO

8 min  |  Spain  |  2015  |  2D  |  Drama

While a couple walks along the river, some hunters observe a fawn in the forest, some friends remember the dancer from Clavesana, a metaphor for free love that fades in the landscape.

BAJO LA ALMOHADA

9 min  |  Spain  |  2012  |  2D | Documental

Animated documentary made from the drawings and voices of a group of children residing in a clinic in India. The guitar, dancing, a trip to the sea, the cats Sweety and Kitty and the sisters who take care of them, are among others some of the treasures and dreams that children keep under their pillows.