CinemaAttic is working towards becoming a keystone company in the distribution of Hispanic and Lusophone cinema in Scotland and UK and a platform for entertainment, learning, cultural diffusion, networking and industry development through arts and cinema. Furthermore, we offer audiovisual artists based in UK the possibility to embrace projects outside their main area of influence.
- Programming Assistant
- Design & Communications
- Project Coordinator
- programme Director
- marketing and production manager
Having been the co-curator of the last two Syn Festival Edinburgh editions, I joined CinemaAttic team in September 2019 on the night of the legendary shoout-out “Italy vs Spain”: it was soon clear that my position was tenuous but I declared my cinematographic allegiance to the paella&sangria crew. For once.
Born in Catalonia, Laia has the need to constantly rise in the audiovisual sector but also to climb humans in her spare time, a tradition somewhat peculiar from her homeland.
While attending Higher Sound course in Barcelona, she gained work experience in AVED Producciones where she became head of sound department. Laia moved to Scotland in 2014 where she completed the HND Audiovisual Technology course and subsequently graduated from Bachelor Arts degree in Television in 2019. While studying, she volunteered at the Fringe Festival as a sound and lighting technician and worked as a livestreamer technician for sports events and companies conferences.
Laia joined CinemaAttic from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, where she contributed with her graphic design and video edition skills. Looking forward to live events in order to put all her creative sense.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Anna is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh by day and a festival and event coordinator by night, as well as an avid photographer whenever the mood strikes 🙂
Having interned at the British Council Russia and the Embassy of Spain in Moscow, Anna went on to coordinate special film screenings at the CoolConnections Arts Association before moving to Scotland to complete her Master’s degree in 2018.
While a student, she volunteered at the EIFF, the Jazz and Blues Festival, Imaginate and the ESFF and can no longer imagine her life without Edinburgh’s endless festival frenzy.
Missing her Erasmus days in Salamanca, Spain, Anna joined CinemaAttic in September 2019 as a Project Coordinator. She has since enjoyed the adrenaline rush that comes with managing film happenings and events and is trying her best to bring order to the creative chaos that is the CinemaAttic family.
Federico has been working since 2009 across various roles within a wide range of Scottish and international film and cultural festivals and institutions. His film festival experience started in the production department of the Sitges Film Festival where he worked for three seasons before moving back home to Rome and eventually settling in Scotland. Here he has worked in different festivals including Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Take One Action! and Restless Natives Festival.
Having been a fan of Cinema Attic, Federico became part of the team in September 2017, and since then his enthusiasm for it has never stopped growing.
As someone who likes to keep busy, Federico currently chairs Slow Food Glasgow and also collaborates as a freelance lecturer/tutor with academic institutions on conservation of built heritage.
A good way to get Federico excited is to ask him about social history (especially Spanish civil war era), good food or music with complex time signatures.