Arnau Gifreu Castells

Position and Company: Interactive coordinator | DocsBarcelona - Professor - ERAM | University of Girona
Country: Spain

Arnau Gifreu Castells is a Doctor in Communications and has a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts (UPF, Spain). He has been a research affiliate at the Open Documentary Lab (MIT, 2013-2018) and part of the i-Docs group (University of the West of England). He has published various books and articles in his research area, interactive and transmedia non-fiction, and specifically on interactive documentaries. He has published in journals such as Studies in Documentary Film, Curator: the Museum Journal, Collection and Curation, Museum Management and Curatorship or Lecture Notes on Computer Science, and in editorials such as Wiley-Blackwell, Columbia University Press, Síntesis, etc.

He is a lecturer at ERAM (University of Girona) and invited teacher at EICTV (Cuba). Member of the Cátedra Latinoamericana de Narrativas Transmedia (ICLA-Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina) and Bug404 project (Brazil).  He coordinates interDocsBarcelona, the interactive section of DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival (Barcelona, Medellín and Valparaíso) and has been a consultant and collaborator of the Somos Documentales project from Interactive Media Department at RTVE.ES (Spanish TV, 2013-2018). He collaborates with the International Centre for New Media (European Youth Award, Austria, 2012-2017).