Xosé-Ramón “Mon” Rivas

Xosé-RamónMonRivas is a Cultural Manager and Film Programmer (MA in Festival Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2012). He has worked at several international film festivals such as the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Take One Action Film Festivals (Scotland), Curtocircuíto (International Film Festival of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) or DocumentaMadrid. For the last eight years, he moved between different roles at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, being a member of its programming team from 2014 to 2019 as Documentary Programmer. In 2013, he co-founded IberoDocs: Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival Scotland.


Xosé-Ramón has collaborated with many local and international film organisations such as the Scottish Documentary Institute (Bridging the Gap Selection Panel), Ourense International Film Festival (Juror in 2017), East Doc Platform in Prague (Decision Maker in 2018) or Guanajuato International Film Festival (Juror in 2019). He currently lives in Spain where he works as an independent festival producer and programmer.