Javier Garcia Puerto
With studies on History, Audiovisual Communication, exhibition curatoring, and Archive Film Preservation, he has worked as researcher, writer, documentary film-maker, in Film & Social Sciences literacy projects, and as a lecturer in various Spanish universities.
Film & video curator since 2006, he has curated exhibitions and programs in various countries like China, Brazil, USA, Germany, Russia, France and Israel, and collaborated with institutions such as Instituto Cervantes, KunstWerke (Berlin), Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. He has been a jury member at festivals in South Africa, Italy, Hungary and Siberia, as well as at the Berlinale (‘Generation’ section). He is the Spanish-language Film Programmer and film committee member for Tallinn Black Nights FF, which allows him to be updated about the nowadays reality of CEE films. Founder and collaborator of an independent film distribution brand for non-profit theatres in Spain, and a co-founder of REC International Film Festival of Tarragona (Spain) in 2001 and has been the Art Director of the festival since 2006
Coordinator and film curator