Gustavo Salmerón

Actor and director, who studied Fine Arts in Madrid. He took a break from his degree to train as an actor for 15 years all over drama schools in Madrid, NYC and Cuba. He works in theatre and film, also over those cities, and has taken part in more than thirty movies filmed by internationally renowned directors In 2001, he directed the short film Desaliñada and he received a Goya Award and many other international awards such as Best Short Film at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival, Canal Canal + Francia Best Short Film Award.  Also as a director, he has been filming since 2002, for a 14-year period, the documentary film Muchos Hijos, Un Mono y Un Castillo, winning a Goya Award for Best Documentary film in 2018 and many more prestigious international awards such as Globo de Cristal at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a Platino Award, Fenix Award, Cinema EyeHonors in NYC, and Best Documentary Film at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Dariam Coco

She subconsciously started to develop an interest in performing. She believes that the people from Lanzarote have a special connection to art, beauty, aesthetics and organic elements. In Madrid, she studied journalism for 3 years and ended up dropping out in order to pursue a performing career.  She’s sure of the fact that having been born in Lanzarote has provided her with the sensitivity this profession demands.

Alberto Durán

Born in Las Palmas de G.C. on 24th February 1973, a Higher Technician in sociocultural activities who lives in Lanzarote since 1995, coordinating the therapeutic leisure project at the Hospital Insular in Lanzarote. Since 2007, he has been involved in the Short Film section of the Festival, «Shameless Elders», where he presented a documentary film and several short films. He’s a musical therapist and guitar player. He has done several music videos for different campaigns such as the Global Hand-washing Day by the Government of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote Health Area.