Jose María Clemente

Jose María Clemente is a film journalist who, over the past eleven years, has directed various film-related programmes on CANAL +, such as Tentaciones, Cinexprés, or Código Cine. He has scripted a number of movie and filmmaking documentaries for the same channel, and has collaborated with Vanity Fair, GQ, and Los 40 Principales. He can currently be heard on Cadena Dial and his articles are featured in Versión Original.


Laurence R. Harvey

Laurence R. Harvey originally comes from a background of performance art and experimental theatre. He worked in children’s television in the U.K. through the mid-90s, but found wider recognition in Tom Six’s feature film The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)(2011). Since then, he has appeared in The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)(2015), the Soska sisters’ section of ABC’s of Death 2 (2014), Astron 6’s tongue-in-cheek giallo hommage The Editor (2014), Frankenstein Created Bikers (2016), which recently screened at ATLFF, and Ulli Lommel’s upcoming Boogeyman: Reincarnation.

“I’ve always been interested in the fantastique, not as a rigidly defined genre, but something more. Something that the human imagination conjures up to approximate the horror and awe of existence. This element of human creativity tries to encapsulate both the grotesque and sublime in the contemporary speculative imagination. And as an artist one needs to draw influence from all over, to reject the cultural hegemony of the Hollywood mainstream, and embrace both the underground and the exalted ‘art-cinema’ of different cultures. So it’s my pleasure to be asked to be a judge at this festival.”

Fiona O’Shaughnessy

Fiona O’Shaughnessy started her career at The Gate Theatre, Dublin, back in 2000, where she played the lead in Oscar Wilde’s, ‘Salomé.’ Fiona is now best know for her role as Jessica Hyde in Channel 4’s critically acclaimed, ‘Utopia’ and has enjoyed a career across film, television and theatre. Her most recent feature, British horror comedy, ‘Nina Forever’ is by the Blaine Brothers in which Fiona stars in the title role which will screen as part of the #FANT22 line-up. Fiona is currently shooting ‘My Mother and Other Strangers’ for the BBC and can be seen in ‘Musketeers’ later this year.

Howard Gorman

Graduating in Psychology and Spanish in London before moving to Bilbao, Howard now combines work as a film journalist and translator.Currently the Associate Features Editor for Scream: The Horror Magazine, he is also a regular contributor for the genre outlets Dread Central, Shock Till You Drop and Rue Morgue and is the Spanish representative for Eli Roth’s Crypt TV.


Miguel A. Refoyo

Born in Salamanca in 1975, Miguel Ángel Refoyo, also known as “Refo”, is a journalist. He has worked as film critic, in advertising, and as editor for various web sites and collaborating in some books on TV series. As a scriptwriter he has collaborated in several radio and TV programmes. As a filmmaker he has directed among some others, the short films El Límite and the award winning 3665, which has taken part in the most important festivals around the world. He also writes a blog Un mundo desde el Abismo, a multi-thematic reference in the internet.


Norma Vila

Norma was born in Bilbao in 1983. She is a photograph director, filmmaker and founding partner of the emerging film producer company Demeter Films. After directing the documentary, shot in Syria, Aires del Desierto, she currently combines Jules D., her new project and debut in fiction, with taking care of her riveting black cat Louis Cyphre.