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Alejandro Díaz Castaño was born in 1979 in Asturias. Since 2017 he is the Director of the Gijon International Film Festival (FICX), where he had already worked as as programmer in 2010 and 2011. He also served as the Head of Programming for the Seville European Film Festival (2012-16). As a film journalist he has been a regular contributor to monthlies such as Caimán – Cuadernos de Cine (formerly Cahiers du Cinéma – Spain) or Rockdelux. He is a member of FIPRESCI and has collaborated in books such as Cine XXI. Directores y direcciones (2013), John Carpenter. Ultimátum a la Tierra (2013), El universo de 2001: Una odisea del espacio (2014) or Imágenes Resistentes. Temáticas, narrativas y estéticas del otro cine español (2016). In 2015 he published his first solo book, Olvidos vergonzosos, and the following year he wrote and directed the short film THE ESCAPE, produced by Sr. & Sra. and screened at San Sebastian, BAFICI, Uruguay, Malaga, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Abycine or ZineBi, among other international film festivals.
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