Alberto Elena (1958-2014) was a Full professor in Media Studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). He was member of the editorial boards of the Secuenciasand New Cinemas and a jury member in several at international film festivals, besides organizing a number of Film events at his University. Among his publications: El cine del Tercer Mundo. Diccionario de realizadores (Madrid, 1993), Satyajit Ray (Madrid, 1998),Los cines periféricos (Africa, Middle East, India) (Barcelona, 1999), The Cinema of Latin America (London /New York, 2003; with Marina Díaz López), The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami (London, 2005), La invención del subdesarrollo: cine, tecnología y modernidad (Valencia, 2007) and La llamada de África. Estudios sobre el cine colonial español (Barcelona, 2010). He also contributed to a number of collective publications and specialized journals.