Chema Prado is one of the most well-known names in the international film scene, he was the director of the Spanish Cinemathèque for almost thirty years.

Responsible for recovering, restoring, preserving and promoting Spain’s film heritage, Prado end up meeting and becoming extremely influential with several personalities in that field, such as Chantal Akerman, Isabelle Huppert, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Bernardo Bertolucci, Harun Farocki, Werner Herzog, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, John Malkovich, Manoel de Oliveira, Bob Rafelson, Arturo Ripstein, Ridley Scott and many others.

He worked directly with the San Sebastián Film Festival and he was a jury member at the Cannes, Sundance, Valladolid, Locarno, Guadalajara (Mexico), Miami, Rotterdam and Venice film festivals.