Kino Rebelde is a Sales and Festival Distribution Agency created by María Vera in early 2017. Its exclusively dedicated to promotion of non-fiction cinema, hybrid narratives and experimental.

Based on the creative distribution of few titles by year, Kino Rebelde established itself as a “boutique agency”, working on a specialized strategy for each film, within its own characteristics, market potential, niches and formal and alternative windows.

This company supports short, medium and feature-length films, from any country, with linear or non-linear narratives. 

The focus: author point of view, pulse of stories, chaos, risk, more questions, less answers, aesthetic and politic transgression, empathy, identities, desires and memory.

Kino Rebelde was born in Madrid, but as its films, this is a nomadic project. In the last years María has been living in Lisbon, Belgrade and Hanoi and she’ll keep moving around.


Festival Distributor and Sales Agent. Founder of Kino Rebelde, a company focused on festival strategy and creative distribution of documentaries, and experimental and hybrid narratives.

María has a background as a producer of socio-political and human rights content as well as a film curator.

Since 2017 it has been committed to supporting emerging and established filmmakers, focusing initially on Latin America and nowadays worldwide.

The films in her catalogue have been selected and awarded in festivals such as Berlinale, Locarno, IFFR Rotterdam, IDFA, Oberhausen, Visions du Réel, New York FF, Hot Docs, Jeonju IFF, Viennale, Sarajevo FF and Doclisboa, among others.


Born in Verona, Italy, she holds a degree in International Relations from Florence University and Milan ISPI Schools.

Zyanya has worked for nine years as a programmer and producer for the Film Festival della Lessinia. She is one of the founders of the collective Ezme Film, working in production.

In 2022, she joined Kino Rebelde as Festival Manager of Short Films.

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