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Carolina López

Director of Xcèntric and Animac Lleida

Carolina López has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and in Animation Film from the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, England. She is the current director of Xcèntric, the cinema at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, and Animac Lleida, the International Animated Film Festival of Catalonia.

She curated Metamorphosis, fantastic visions of Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay, an exhibition co-produced by the CCCB (Barcelona 2014) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid 2014-2015) about the oeuvre of these four animators and their references in art and literature, with over 500 original works and 35 screens. She also devised and programmed From Doodles to Pixels: over 100 years of Spanish animation, a project that documents and recoups historic and independent films of all time. The resulting film programme was first shown at the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy and will be travelling to museums and film theatres around the world until 2018.

She has been a regular programmer for the Sitges Festival, ArtFutura and Little Histories of Cinema (MACBA), and film cycles for festivals, museums and arts centres. She has made her own audiovisuals and commissioned works in the USA (where she worked for MTV), England, Italy (RAI), Iceland and Spain (Canal Plus, TVE, and Tesauro films).

Update: 9 December 2015



Xcèntric Cinema

Conversations on the creative process and the filmic vision


Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers

Has participated in

Screening and Talk with Peter Lord

Animac at the CCCB

Masterclass with Theodore Ushev

Animac at the CCCB

Master classes with Sébastien Laudenbach and the Quay Brothers

Animac at the CCCB: “Against the Wind”

Master classes with Barry J. Purves, Ian Mckinnon, Carlos Grangel, Pedro Rivero, and Alberto Vázquez

Possibilities for dialogue

An encounter with Jan Švankmajer, the Quay brothers and Léona-Béatrice Martin-Starewitch, granddaughter of Ladislas Starewitch

ANIMAC 2012 at the CCCB


REvisions of experimental cinema


Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers