Jury member Séverine De Streyker Day (Belgium)
Séverine De Streyker Day is a filmmaker and musician based in Brussels since 1992. She graduated from the INRACI film school and in Script Writing from the «Université Libre de Bruxelles». After her studies, she met and work as editor with the filmmaker and anarchist Jan Bucquoy, who had a big influence on her, before collaborating with other directors. As musician, she joined in 2004 the Electroclash group «Emma Peal» as bassist and singer. Their first album was released in 2006 on the international label PIAS. As a member of the «LABO BXL» collective, she makes her own experimental films and video clips in Super 8 and 16mm. Séverine is inspired by strangeness and things we are trying to hide in life. In 2010, she directed her first fictional short movie «CINE PALACE» in self-production, on which she collaborates on the musical composition. The movie is inspired from her own life and tells the story of a stripper’s day. In May 2016, she co-directed her second short movie “CALAMITY” with Maxime Feyers and also collaborated on the musical composition. The film is selected in more than 280 festivals and awarded 90 times. Séverine is now writing her first feature film ‘Soul Desert’, still in collaboration with Maxime Feyers and Cobra Film, who will produce it.
Jury member Tanya de la Cruz (Spain/Colombia)
Tanya de la Cruz is an actress with wide experience in film, theater and television in Spain and Colombia. One of her main theater works includes the theatrical version of the film and Laura Esquivel’s novel Like Water to Chocolate produced by the basque theatre company Ados Teatroa, in which she played Tita, on tour for several years in Spain. In television she is part of the cast of the series Altsasu, produced by the Basque channel EITB, and directed by Asier Urbieta, a series based on the court case about the Altsasu boys accused of terrorism. In cinema she has been under the direction of acclaimed directors such as Jose Mari Goenaga (Sintonía; Renewable), Juanma Bajo Ulloa (Fragile), Sebastián Cordero (Rage) and Antonio Hernandez (Killing Time), amongst others.As Tanya has been taking part in a variety of creating acting projects, she has also carried out studies in Law, recently graduating with a bachelor’s degree at the University of the Basque Country. Her End of Degree Project aimed at making a contribution towards the achievement of gender equality in the Basque Country. Tanya believes both Law and Performing Arts are tools through which a great social difference can be made.