Jose Luis
Jose Luis Cienfuegos
Director, Seville European Film Festival
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Director of the Gijon Internacional Film Festival from 1995 to 2011, he has focused in independent cinema and radical, noncomformist views of European cinema. In the past few years, the festival has paid tribute  to directors like Fatih Akin, Tsai Ming-Liang, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Paul Schrader and many others.
He has been a member of a comittee of experts for screenplay analysis for the Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture (2006 and 2007), he has organised film analysis courses, been a programmer for entities such as the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, worked in press offices and founded the Aula de Cine of the University of Oviedo while he was taking a degree in Psychology.
Since 2012, Jose Luis Cienfuegos is the Director of the Seville European Film Festival.