The president of the Official International Jury for the 46th edition of the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival is documentary film director and scriptwriter Carles Bosch


Carles Bosch directed Balseros, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2004, and Bicicleta, Cullera, Poma, which won both Goya and Gaudí awards in 2019

He will be joined on the FILMETS jury by Lyona Ivanova, Carolina Gómez de Llarena, Marguerite Hayter and Tim Redford

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Documentary film director, scriptwriter and ex-television reporter Carles Bosch will preside over the Official International Jury of the 46th edition of the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, which will take place between the 16th and the 25th of October. His fellow jury members will be filmmakers Lyona Ivanova, Carolina Gómez de Llarena, Marguerite Hayter and Tim Redford. All of whom are well-recognised for their valuable contributions to the world of cinema and audiovisual culture.

This year, for the first time, FILMETS will be adopting a hybrid format. Audience-attended theatre sessions in Badalona and Barcelona will be complemented by the free online screening of all the films in the competition at

During his time as a television reporter, Carles Bosch, who is also a teacher and journalist, covered political events and did extended reports in more than 30 countries. These included coverage of the Iran-Iraq War in 1987 and the Northern Ireland Conflict in 1990.

Balseros and Bicicleta, Cullera, Poma

In 2004, Carles Bosch wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated film, Balseros, which told the story of the Cubans who fled their country to pursue a life in the United States. He also directed Bicicleta, Cullera, Poma, which reflected on how Alzheimer’s disease had affected the life of Pasqual Maragall, former president of the Government of Catalonia. The film was recognised with both Goya and Gaudí awards in 2010.

Bosch was awarded the Catalan National Culture Prize in 2003. He currently teaches workshops, postgraduate courses, and regularly collaborates with the ESCAC (School of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Catalonia) and the San Antonio de los Baños Film School in Cuba.

A jury of international prestige

Four prestigious names from the world of cinema will join Carles Bosch on the FILMETS Official International Jury.

Catalan Lyona Ivanova, a.k.a. Marta Puig, has a huge following on social networks. She specialises in video clips, of which she has made more than 90 works with groups including Love of Lesbian, Sidoni and Amaral, among others.

Carolina Gómez de Llarena is a Spanish-Venezuelan director and writer. She has participated in activities at various film festivals, including the Marché du Film in Cannes. She is currently working in Paris where she is filming her first full-length feature film.

Marguerite Hayter is a film, theatre and television actress as well as a director. She has been filming and directing short films and commercials since 2017, several of which have been screened at festivals, including the Short Film Corner in Cannes.

In 2015, Tim Redford joined the executive committee of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival in France, one of the most important film festivals in the world. He is responsible for coordinating the international section of the highly-regarded French competition.


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