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Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively


Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland. 

Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and Susanne Bier, leaves her position in order to work exclusively on film production, following twenty years of valuable collaboration with the Festival.

Furthermore, Roberto Cueto, member of the Festival Selection Committee and specialist in Korean cinema, will replace Darcy Paquet as the South Korean delegate. Darcy Paquet’s in South Korea was essential to the Festival.


Wendy Mitchell is a part-time Film Programme Manager at the British Council, spearheading film festival activity and running the festival selector preview screening series for the world’s leading festival programmers. She worked on staff at Screen International for nine years, including two as editor in chief, and continues to write for Screen International as a contributing editor and the Nordic correspondent. In addition, she is the editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-up magazine. She is also a consultant for the Zurich Film Festival and Zurich Summit, and hosts works in progress presentations at the Göteborg Film Festival and Connext by Flanders Image. She has hosted talks and panels at festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, London, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Sundance and Rotterdam. In the US, she previously worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly, indieWIRE, Time Inc and Rolling Stone. She joins Sans Sebastian as the delegate scouting for the Nordics as of 2018.


Roberto Cueto obtained his degree in Spanish Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid. A member of the San Sebastian Festival Selection Committee, he is also an associate professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Carlos III University. He was formerly coordinator of the Cinematheque programme at the Matadero cultural centre in Madrid. He has given classes, courses and seminars at the Madrid Film School (ECAM) and at numerous Spanish universities. He has written several books and has collaborated with articles in various collective books on different cinematic subjects, including Asian cinema. As well as numerous articles, he coordinated the special volume on New Korean Cinema for the Nosferatu magazine and contributed to the book Seoul Express: The Renovation of Korean Cinema, published by the Las Palmas Film Festival. He was the advisor and editor of texts at the Korean Cinema-Arco 2007 season as part of the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair, and was named Korean Culture Supporter 2016 by the Korean Cultural Centre in Spain, with which he regularly collaborates.

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