Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
Luis E. Parés
Ana María González
Rafa Vila, Julio Fernández
Conceived as a venue specialising in non-fiction cinema, Cineteca Madrid is today a modern and lively space that offers a programme that is sensitive to the latest audiovisual forms, paying special attention to independent, alternative and non-fiction cinema, and placing special emphasis on providing support for critical and audiovisual thought, creation and training through a regular programme of workshops, seminars and festivals, both of its own production and those that spring from Madrid's cultural fabric.
Cineteca has three screening rooms: Azcona (224 seats), Plató (129 seats) and Borau (65 seats), as well as several multipurpose spaces - Archive, Lobby, Canteen, Patio, the result of five years of refurbishment and remodelling work, based on a project developed by architects José María Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo, who transformed the old refrigerators and the boiler house of the municipal slaughterhouse into Cineteca Madrid, inaugurated on 21 September 2011.
Currently under the artistic direction of Luis E. Parés, who succeeded Gonzalo de Pedro, Lola Salvador, Javier Corcuera, Mikel Olaciregui and Antonio Delgado, a team of audiovisual professionals is responsible for the management and programming of this space which focuses on the best and riskiest cinema in the world today.