Board of Directors


Aitziber Atorrasagasti Calcedo

Director of Culture Promotion, Eusko Jaurlaritza – Basque Government


Aintzane Pérez del Palomar

Euskal Irrati Telebista


Alfonso Benegas



Jose Luis Rebordinos Miramón

Director of San Sebastian Film Festival

Jose Antonio Fernández Gutierrez

Director of the Basque Film Archive Foundation

Iker Ganuza


Marian Fernández



Head of marketing, communication and international development of Basque. Audiovisual.

Ione Feijoo

With a degree in Humanities and Communication from the University of Deusto, for 12 years she has worked in a communications agency where she started as an account executive, coordinating clients and executing digital projects and coordinating events and fairs, among other tasks.

Over the years she has had the opportunity to cover comprehensive work as a director of strategic communication projects that have helped brands to consolidate their positioning in the international market.

In 2014 she completed a Master's Degree in Marketing and Sales Management at EAE Business School.  In 2022 she joined Zineuskadi to develop the marketing, communication and international development of the brand Basque.Audiovisual. through assistance to markets, strategies in digital environments and Brand content through specialized media, among others.

Head of Europa Creativa Desk MEDIA Euskadi

Ainhoa González

Ainhoa González Sanchiz holds a diploma in Business and Tourism Management from the University of Deusto (San Sebastián). At the beginning of her career, she worked for several different Spanish companies within the tourism industry.

In 2002 she made the leap to the audiovisual industry. She acquired much of her professional experience at the Europa Creativa Desk MEDIA Euskadi office, working there as an employee since 2002 and directing the proceedings since 2012.

In this role she has worked with promoting Basque cinema and to the same end she has been involved with the most important international markets in Europe (EFM de la Berlinale, MIPTV, MIPCOM, Marché du Film del Festival de Cannes, When East Meets West, Series Mania) and she has organised conferences and workshops on innovation – important tools for online training and work – between Basque and European film professionals, including script analysis, project development, international co-production, international marketing and distribution, media pack preparation and international cooperation workshops and workshops aimed at entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sector. She has also organised various roundtables on the current television series market at the SSIFF in recent years.


Head of Zinema Euskaraz & Grants

Mar Izquierdo

With a Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarre, she worked for 12 years in the film industry as Production Coordinator, particularly in international projects, also combining it with television programmes in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, in the role of Production Manager.

In 2016, she returned to Donostia/San Sebastián to become a member of the production team of DSS2016EU European Capital of Culture, where she carried out tasks for the project's production logistics. Since then, she has combined the production of a variety of cultural projects such as dFeria, Jazzaldia, concerts, etc.

In 2020, she became a member of the management team of the EGO (Basque Youth Orchestra), and also fulfilled production coordination and stage management functions. Finally, in 2021, she started working at Zineuskadi as a Coordinator, managing grants and the Zinema Euskaraz project, among many other tasks.

Head of Kimuak

Esther Cabero

Graduated in Humanities and Communication from the University of Deusto. She began her career at the San Sebastian Festival as assistant to the head of the Industry Club, where she organized professional forums and meetings and managed the department's publications and marketing actions.

In 2009 she completed a Master's Degree in Cultural Management at the Carlos III University of Madrid and joined the Department of Culture of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, assisting in film programming and exhibition design.

From July 2011, she has been in charge of the program for the promotion and distribution of Basque short films Kimuak. She has been a jury member at several film festivals worldwide and has participated in a number of international project commissions.

Outgoing coordinator

Gurutze Peñalva

After working in a number of sectors in the administration departments, in 1986 she began her professional career in the audiovisual sector, specifically, at the Lotura Films animation production company, under the direction of Juanba Berasategi.  There she fulfilled the roles of executive producer and production manager for 5 animated feature films, animated series for EITB, and several publicity spots.

In 2012, she joined Zineuskadi, where her role is to manage the various grants for the sector, the Zinema Euskaraz programme and carrying out financial management.