Documentary filmmaker, multimedia journalist and cultural manager.Based between Madrid and New York. With over 20 years of experience as an audiovisual storyteller, her interest in exploring new narrative formulas led her to New York City, where she has lived since 2005. Her documentary work has been featured at festivals worldwide, winning awards such as the Best Emerging Latina Filmmaker - Independent Film Week in New York, the Best Documentary Award at the San Diego Film Festival, NY Havana Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival of Mexico City, among others. She has also earned support and recognition from such institutions asthe American Critics Association, the International Documentary Association and theNew York Council on the Arts, among others. As a producer and director oftelevision documentaries, she has received four New York Emmy® Awards from the American Academy of Televisionand the Golden Communicator Award from the American Academy of Interactive and Visual Artsfor her work at New York Public Television's CUNY TV. Starting in2011, and alongside her career as a journalist and documentary filmmaker, Yolanda has furthered her facet as a cultural program manager by developing and coordinating innovative cultural initiatives for prestigious centers such as the Jacob Burns Film Center inNew York and the Cineteca at the Matadero Madrid, where she was Artistic Coordinator from 2016 to 2018.
In addition to her work in cultural management and independent documentary filmmaking, she is also now developing communication and storytelling strategies for various festivals and innovation projects funded by the European Union.