Back Fillol Vazquez, Santiago


Departament de Comunicació
CINEMA, Aesthetic Research of Audiovisual Media Group
Interim Associate Professor

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Santiago Fillol has developed his academic and researching career at the Pompeu Fabra University since the year 2001 by participating in the research projects developed by Grup CINEMA and Observatory on Contemporary European Cinema from this university. He is a lecturer at the Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication, where he teaches the subjects Cinema, Literature and other Arts, Illumination Workshop, Film Directing and the core subject A Critical History of Film and Audiovisual Methodology in the Master in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies of the Pompeu Fabra University.

He has spoken at courses and conferences in different universities, film libraries and cultural centers, such as the École Superiéure d’Arts des Rocailles de Biarritz (France), the CCCB (Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), the Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe (A Coruña), the Cinématèque of Tànger (Morocco), the Instituto Cervantes of Casablanca (Morocco), the Centre Artistique Centqueatre (Paris) or Tabakalera (San Sebastián), among many others. He has published many chapters in research books
and indexed journals of international prestige, such as the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Communication & Society and L’Atalante, among many others. He has written the book Historias de la desaparición (Shangrila, 2016), which is about the research work that he carried out in his doctoral thesis about the representation of disappearing in the history of cinema, before and after Nazism. Between 2005 and 2011, he has been a counselor and collaborator in the film editing house Intermedio. Since 2011, he is an editor in the publishing house Marbot (Barcelona), which publishes essays, thought and literature. 

In the cinematographic field, he has co-written the script of Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas (awarded the first prize of the Semaine de la Critique a Cannes 2016) and Lo que arde (awarded the jury prize in Cannes 2019, Un Certain Regard). As a filmmaker, he has presented his documentary Ich Bin Enric Marco at the Locarno International Film Festival (2009), San Sebastián (2009) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2010), among many others.


Research lines

  • History of film forms 
  • Hermeneutic confluence between history and film figuration
  • Cinema and literature
  • Comparative studies of cinema and literature
  • The off-camera 
  • Cinema and censorship
  • Film aesthetics