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You are in: Home > 2008. 56th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Horizontes Award Jury > LUIS MIÑARRO
Horizontes Award Jury

Born in Barcelona in 1949, he followed a professional career in the advertising sector to be then able to work in film production through his own company, Eddie Saeta S.A. from 1995 onwards. He was film critic for Destino and Dirigido por and cofounder of the Arts & Mirador film clubs.

Luis Miñarro has helped to consolidate the prestige of new filmmakers and he has made a firm commitment to promoting art-house cinema. The 14 feature films that he has produced have represented Spain at the most prestigious international festivals: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, San Sebastian, Locarno, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, New York, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai. His productions to date have been: Cosas que nunca te dije (Isabel Coixet, 1996), Fuente Álamo. La caricia del tiempo (Pablo García, 2001), Les mans buides (Las manos vacías) (Marc Recha, 2003), Ar meno un quejío (Fernando de France, 2005), Honor de Cavalleria (Albert Serra, 2006), La silla (Julio D. Wallovits, 2006), Bolboreta, Mariposa, Papallona (Pablo García, 2007), La cáscara (Carlos Ameglio, 2007), En la ciudad de Sylvia (José Luis Guerin, 2007), Escuchando a Gabriel (José Enrique March, 2007), El cant dels ocells (Albert Serra, 2008), Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso, 2008), El somni (The Dream) (Christophe Farnarier, 2008), El brau blau (The Blue Bull) (Daniel Villamediana, 2008).

A tireless traveller, he has co-produced work with Argentina and Uruguay and he has been a juror at the l’Alternativa Festival in Barcelona and the 9th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival. He has also taken part as a speaker at the Pompeu Fabra, Ramon Llull, Blanquerna, and Autonomous Universities in Barcelona, The Film Library of the Valencian Autonomous Government and the Observatori de l’Audiovisual, among others.

He is currently a member of the European Film Academy, the Spanish Academy of Film Arts and Sciences and the Catalan Association of Film Producers, among other associations.


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