Aida Vallejo works as Adjunct Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. As a cultural anthropologist, media scholar, documentary expert, and film historian, she has published extensively in international journals on documentary film, narratology, film festivals and ethnography of media. She is the founder and coordinator of the Documentary workgroup of the European Network for cinema and Media Studies, and she has carried out fieldwork at several festivals across Europe and is currently working on a research project that investigates the presence of documentary at film festivals from a global and historical perspective.María Paz Peirano is Lecturer in Film Studies at University of Chile, with a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent, UK. She trained as a Social Anthropologist at University of Chile and holds postgraduate degrees in both Documentary Film and Film Studies, from University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, respectively. Her research involves an ethnographic approach to film as social practice, focusing on film festivals and the construction of contemporary Chilean cinema in transnational settings. She has recently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University, Netherlands, studying the impact of international festivals on Latin American cinema.