Cinema Productions.

ABOUT US

About us

What is the gaze under which we explain the world?

With a technical and creative team mainly composed of women, we tell stories that move us because of their genuine gender-conscious and risky essence. Stories with a strong social and political commitment, on topics closely linked to present times.

Motivated by the lack of diversity of points of view in cinema, we seek to open spaces for reflection from a perspective that is still under-represented in the film industry, the perspective of women.

OUR TEAM

Alba Sotorra

Director & Executive producer

EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra has produced feature documentaries and fiction films for cinema and television since 2005. She graduated from cinema school in Madrid (UCM 2003) and has an MA on Cultural Studies (2008). She participated in SOURCES2 (2010), Berlinale Talent Campus (2011), Dokincubator (2014), IDFA Academy (2015) and EAVE Producers Workshop (2017). She is member of Dones Visuals. She is founder and director of the company Alba Sotorra.

Júlia Parés

Head of development

info@albasotorra.com

Júlia Parés is a Young Producer and creative developer graduated in Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University. She studied in Finland for 6 months, where she specialized in script and production. She has worked at Alba Sotorra S.L. since October 2018, and currently she participates as a creative writer and producer for our projects in development. 

Mar Garro

Head of communication

press@albasotorra.com

Mar Garro is a Film and Media graduate in Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, working at the Communication’s, Press and Social Media department for Alba Sotorra since October 2019, and currently participates as the Head of Communication for our projects. Personally, she is currently co-directing “Dabruneba”, a feature documentary in editing stage. 

Mar Maduell

Head of production

production@albasotorra.com

Mar Maduell is an Audiovisual Communication graduate at Pompeu Fabra University and works in the Production Team at Alba Sotorra S.L. since March 2021, participating as a producer for our projects in development. She studied for six months in Finland, where she specialized in gender perspective in art, and is co-directing a feature film about the consequences of sexual abuse.

Andrea Vilches

Producer

Andrea Vilches is an EMAV graduate in Audiovisual Realisation and is currently enrolled as an Audiovisual Communication student at Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona. She is working as a Producer for AlbaSotorra S.L. since October 2019, and currently participates as a producer for our projects in development.

Maria Sánchez

Communications & development trainee

Maria Sánchez is finishing her studies in Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, where she is specializing in script and direction. She works in the Creative Writing team and the Communication team at Alba Sotorra S.L. She is also co-directing a feature film about the reality of the underground LGTB+ Barcelona.

Elena Riera

Communications & production trainee

Elena Riera is a Film and Media graduate in Pompeu Fabra University and works in the Production team and Communication team at Alba Sotorra S.L. She has directed the photography of a shorfilm called Vinguin les Feres and is currently working in the camera department of different audiovisual projects.

Irene Molina

Editor

Irene Molina is a Film Editor that collaborates in the films of Alba Sotorra.

Marta Figueras

Producer

In 1991 founded the production company “Bailando con todos”. In 2010 she founded Promarfi Futuro 2010, sowing success and reaping in awards with both documentaries such as Barcelona, Abans que el temps ho esborri, (Barcelona, Before it Gets Erased by Time) by Mireia Ros and Game Over, by Alba Sotorra, and fiction films such as Las olas (The Waves), by Alberto Morais.

Pau Galan

Editor

Pau Galan Rosas is an editor graduated from the Editing and Audio-Visual Media degree at the ESCAC University. He has worked as Assistant Editor and post-production coordinator for Alba Sotorra S.L. since April 2016, participating in all our productions.

Carla Subirana

Film director & writer

Carla Subirana is a film director, screenwriter and teacher at various universities. 

Her cinema rides the line between the documentary and fiction, as can be seen in her debut, NADAR (2008). The award-winning film has screened at several international festivals. She has also directed and written television documentaries for TVE, TV3 and BTV. The figure of woman is central to her work as a filmmaker. She is currently developing her first feature fiction film named “Sica”, premiering at Berlinale Generations 2023.

Roya Sadat

Film director, writer & producer

Roya Sadat is an internationally admired Afghan film producer, director and writer. She is the first woman director in the History of Afghan cinema in the post-Taliban era. She is the founder of ROYA Film House and the International Women Film Festival in Herat. Her first feature fiction film “A letter to the president” (2017) has been selected for many International film festivals and has been selected by The Academy for The Oscars as the Best Foreign Movie finalists list. She is now developing her second feature film, “Sima’s Song”, an Afghan-Spanish coproduction by Baldr Film (The Netherlands), Alba Sotorra (Spain) and Urban Factory (France). 

Adrián Silvestre

Film director & writer

Film director, writer and producer. In his film projects, he explores the limits between reality and fiction, staging real people alongside professional performers, taking on artistic practice from the analysis of their life experiences. His first feature, “Los Objetos Amorosos” (2016), was showcased in an extensive tour of film festivals, winning numerous awards such as the FIPRESCI and the Rizoma Film Award. He has also produced “Mi Vacío y Yo”, winning multiple awards worldwide. 

Meri Collazos & Joan López

Film directors & writers

Meri Collazos started to collaborate with Joan López in his documentaries “La cigüeña de metal” and “Sinaia, más allá del océano”, where Meri worked as editor and Joan as director. Since then, the two have continued working together; in the United States they produced the documentary “138 seconds”. Joan began her career with the documentary “Oligor” (2004) and since then she has created internationally recognized titles. “Breathe, Mom” is a personal project of both, being the first film to be directed by Meri Collazos and scripted by Joan López Lloret.

Maria Trenor

Animation film director

Animation film director, scriptwriter and artist. She’s directed several animated short films in 35mm. “Con qué la lavaré” (2003. Annecy, Sundance) won the 1st Teddy Bear Award at Berlinale and the Best Short Film at Animadrid (2004). “Ex-libris” (2009) was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 25th Goya Awards. Her latest production, “¿ Dónde estabas tú ?” won the WIA Diversity Award at the SPARK International Film Festival (Canada). She is now directing and writing her first feature film, “Rock Bottom”, an animated musical based on the life of the artists Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge.

Claudia Estrada Tarascó

Film director

Claudia Estrada is a young filmmaker and screenwriter. Her projects include photography, installations and documentaries are born out of the need to give voice and visibility to reality-linked topics, from a feminist and social perspective. “¿Como fue tu vida, abuela?” was awarded Best Short Film at X Festival de clipmetrajes de Manos Unidas. “Las flores que arrancas” (2020), was selected at Directed by Women Spain, Málaga FF, Cine Invisible Bilbau, Doqumenta (Mexico), HECare (Canada), among others; and “La Abuela chula” (2020).  “Salen las lobas” is her first feature film.

Alexandra Gantzer & Elena Ballvé

Film directors

Alexandra Gantzer and Elena Ballvé, co-directors and co-writers of “Les altres coses que ens separen”, have been working in the creation, development and direction of different projects together. The most remarkable are “Litost” (2016), a dance short film selected at the Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival, “Yellow Days” (2017) and “Hasta el coño” (2019), a documentary short film. Their time working together has helped them develop a unique vision that reaches its full expression in “Les altres coses que ens separen”, their latest work produced by Alba Sotorra.

Rojava Film Commune

Kurdish Production House

Rojava Film Commune is a collective of filmmakers founded in 2015 and based in the Autonomous Community of Syrian Kurdistan. The Commune is dedicated to representing the values and ideals of the Syrian Kurdistan Revolution, but also to mediating and representing the daily struggles of the Syrian civil war and the collective attempt of Syrian Kurdistan to build a new society. We have collaborated in several occasions, most recently, with the coproduction Kobane. 

Sally Fenaux

Film director & Writer

Sally Fenaux is an international screenwriter, filmmaker and consultant with over a decade of professional experience in the film industry. Her work includes all types of productions, from social network content creation to mainstream and independent productions. She has recently produced the terror-adult film “Blind(ed) date”, her latest production for ErikaLust Films – Xconfessions, coproduced by Alba Sotorra S.L. 

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