Jaume Ripoll

  • (Mallorca, 25/08/1977)

Jaume Ripoll, (Palma de Mallorca), Filmmaking graduate at ESCAC (UB). Co-founder, Editor-in-chief and Development Manager in Filmin. Atlántida Film Fest Director, Vice President of Eurovod.

After initiating his career directing music videos and documentaries, he started writing articles for newspapers and magazines on trends and videogames while working for Manga Films during 6 years.

On 2005 he became part of Cameo, the prestigious distribution company of independent cinema, acting as Editor-in-chief.

On 2007 he became one of the founders of Filmin, a reference website for independent cinema in Spain that has over 350,000 users, in which he serves as Editor-in-chief and Development Manager.

On 2015, Filmin initiated an international expansion that has led the company to be an available platform in Mexico and Portugal. Filmin has won the Ciutat de Barcelona Award, the Sant Jordi Award, El Mundo Tendencias Award, the Time Out Award for most innovative company in the country, and two Proyecta Awards for Best Marketing Campaign for Films.

Jaume Ripoll is also the vice-chair of EUROVOD, the first European association that manages online film distribution, present in 11 countries. On 2010, Jaume Ripoll created Atlántida Film Fest, the first film festival offering the entire programme online. Its 6th edition exceeded the 140,000 viewers in the three areas in which it was hosted: Internet (Filmin), open air cinemas (Palma de Mallorca) and Television (Ib3Tv). The quality of the selected films and the innovative aspects of its proposal have led Atlántida Film Fest to be appointed one of the 10 best film festivals in Spain by ICAA (Ministry of Culture). Jaume Ripoll has participated as jury member in Berlin, In-Edit, Cinergia, or Sitges film festivals, among others. Likewise, he has given lectures and workshops in Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, EuropaCinema Prague, Unifrane Paris, DocsLisboa, Docs Barcelona, FicValdivia festivals, as well as in the Seville European Film Festival, CinemaJove, the Oursense Independent Cinema Festival, and many more.

As a teacher, since 2013 he serves as director of the Master on Online Distribution at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, apart from being guest lecturer at UAB, UB, UPF, ESCAC, Carlos III, and Camilo José Cela universities. On 2015 he made his début as producer in “Barcelona, nit d’hivern” (Barcelona, Christmas night), a great blockbuster in Spain that had over 65,000 viewers and 7 Gaudí Awards nominations. He has also participated in the screenwriting of “Somos Gente Honrada”, feature film directed by Alejandro Marzoa that competed in the Malaga’s Festival Official Selection and that also won 6 Mestre Mateo Awards.

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