DocsBarcelona & El Documental Del Mes
DocsBarcelona is a private audiovisual production, distribution, training and management company founded in 1996 in Barcelona, Spain, which focuses on the documentary field. Since 2009 Parallel 40 has a Chilean delegation in Santiago de Chile and in 2013 Parallel 40 Colombia was created in Medellín. Its experience includes DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival and Pitching Forum (1996-2016) with its Colombian (DocsBarcelona+Medellín) and Chilean (DocsBarcelona+Valparaíso) editions, DocsBarcelona Documentary School (an international school created in 2015 together with several universities) and The Documentary of the Month (2005-2016), which consists of the monthly release of feature documentary films simultaneously in over 70 venues across Spain, Chile and Colombia. On front of it, Joan Gonzàlez, with a long audiovisual career spanning thirty years, member of the founding team of various Spanish television channels, as well as the first European network of digital cinema (Cinemanet Europe). He was one of the founder members of EURODOC, member of the Executive Committee of EDN and he has been member of the jury in several contests, festivals and events, such as the International Documentary category at 2013 Emmy Awards. He has designed and taught courses and workshops at universities and international festivals for over 20 years. In 2013 he was awarded with the EDN Award, together with Stefano Tealdi, for his over 15 years of contribution to the outstanding development of the Southern European documentary culture.