Fulbright Scholarship 1999-2001
MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in cinematography
American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA. 2001
Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television Studies
Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM) 1996
Romy Award 2016 for Best Cinematography shared with wildlife animal documentary cinematographer Otmar Penker , for “Brothers of the Wind”
“Kodak Award for best photographic quality” VI Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, for “Las Horas del Día” 2004.
XXIVth International Film Camera Festival «Manaki Brothers» 2003,Official Selection with the feature “Las Horas del Día”.
Honorable Mention by the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) for outstanding cinematography in AFI’s thesis film “King Returns”.
FICTION FEATURE FILMS:
“Liborio” “Liborio” (2021), directed by Nino Martínez Sosa, produced by Balsié Guanábana Macuto, Guasábara Cine and Quenepa Producciones. International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tiger Competition; Göteborg Film Festival, Ingmar Bergman Competition; Tertio Millennio FF; FICUNAM ICF; New Directors New Films MOMA 2021.
“El faro de las Orcas” (2016), directed by Gerardo Olivares, produced by Wanda Films and Historias Cinematograficas. Watch it on Netflix >
“Little Men” (2016), directed by Ira Sachs, produced by Buffalo 8 productions, in association with Parts & Labour, Raptor Films, Water’s End Production, RT Features. Grand Prix 42nd Deauville American Film Festival. Sundance Film Festival 2016 Official Selection. Berlin IFF 2016 Panorama and Generations. Watch it on Hulu > Watch it on Filmim >
“Brothers of the Wind” (2015), Directed by Gerardo Olivares and Otmar Penker, produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios. Best Cinematography Romy Award 2016. Watch it on Amazon Prime >
“Gente de Bien” (2014), Directed by Franco Lolli, produced by Evidencia Films and Geko Films. Cannes IFF 2014 Directors’ Fortnight. Best Film in Film Fest Gent. Best Film in Lima IFF 2014. Watch it on Amazon Prime >
“Sueño y Silencio” (2012), directed by Jaime Rosales, produced by Fresdeval Films, Wanda Films, Les Productions Balthazar. Cannes IFF 2012 Directors’ Fortnight. Watch it on Filmin >
“Wilaya” (2011), directed by Pedro P. Rosado, produced by Wanda Films. Berlin IFF 2012 Panorama. Malaga Film Festival Official Competition 2012. Watch it on Filmin > .
“Apartment 143 (a.k.a. “Emergo”) (2011), directed by Carles Torrens, written by Rodrigo Cortés, produced by Nostromo pictures and Kinology. Sitges Film Festival Official Competition 2011. Audience Award Mórbido Film Festival in Mexico 2011. Watch it on Filmin >
“Entrelobos” (2010), directed by Gerardo Olivares, produced by Wanda Films, Sophisticated films, Arakao Films. Watch it on Filmin >
“Tiro en la cabeza” (2008), directed by Jaime Rosales, produced by Fresdeval Films, Wanda Films, Les Productions Balthazar. International Film Critics Award FIPRESCI IFF San Sebastian 2008 Official Competition. Fotogramas de Plata Award best film 2008. Watch it on Filmin >
“La Soledad” (2007), directed by Jaime Rosales, produced by Fresdeval Films, In Vitro Films and Wanda films. Goya 2008 Best Film, Best Director. Cannes IFF 2007 Un Certain Regard. Fotogramas de Plata Award 2007 Best Film. Sant Jordi award 2007 Best Film. Watch it on Filmin >
“Las horas del día” (2003), directed by Jaime Rosales, produced by Fresdeval Films and In Vitro Films. International film critics award FIPRESCI at the Directors’ Fortnight Cannes IFF 2003. Grand Jury Award and Kodak Best Photographic Quality Award at Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAICI) 2003. Watch it on Filmin >
“La Cocinera de Castamar” (2021): Cinematographer episodes 2,3,6,7,9 and 11, directed by Norberto López Amado, produced by Buendía Productions for Atres Media. Watch it on Atresplayer
“Cable Girls” (2017-2020): Fifth Season: cinematographer episodes 1,2,3 and 5, directed by António Hernández, 7 and 8 directed by Gustavo Ron. Fourth Season: cinematographer episodes 1, 2, 5, 6, directed by António Hernández, episodes 7 and 8, directed by Roger Gual. Third Season: co-cinematographer episodes 7 and 8, directed by Roger Gual, additional cinematography episodes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. Second season: cinematographer episodes 7 and 8, directed by David Pinillos, co-cinematographer episodes 5 and 6, directed by Roger Gual. Produced by Bambú for Netflix. Watch it on Netflix >
“The Spanish Princess” (2019): First Season: additional cinematography episodes 1, 5, 6 and 7, second unit directed by Matthew Graham, produced by All3 Media, New Pictures and Playground entertainment for Starz. Watch it on Amazon Prime >
“Morocco: Love in times of war” (2017) cinematographer episode 12, directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira, co-cinematographer episodes 9, 10 (directed by David Pinillos) and 11 (directed by Manuel G. Pereira), produced by Bambú for Atres Media. Watch it on Netflix >
“Velvet Collection” (2017) first season, co-cinematographer episode 8, directed by Alvaro Ron, additional photography cinematographer on episodes 1, 7 and 9, produced by Bambú for Movistar +. Watch it on Movistar+ >
“Camionero” (2017), directed by Jacques Toulemonde, produced by Evidencia Films for Studio + France. Canneseries Digital Festival 2018 Official Competition. Watch it on Canal+ >
“Velvet” (2014-2016) 2nd, 3rd and 4th Season, produced by Bambú for Atres Media.10 episodes as cinematographer, 2 episodes as co-cinematographer, 17 episodes as additional photography cinematographer. Directed by Carlos Sedes, David Pinillos, Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, Manuel Gómez Pereira. Watch it on A3Player > Watch it on Amazon Prime >
“The Last Lost Kingdom” (2014), directed by Larry Levene, produced by EsDocu and Collina Filmproduktion. Watch it on Fubo Tv >
“Historias de las montañas de la bruma” (2008), directed by Larry Levene, produced by EsDocu and El Deseo. Watch it on RTVE >
Director, coordinator and teacher of the Cinematography program at Instituto del Cine de Madrid. (since 2010).
Teacher at Escuela de Cinematografía y Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid (ECAM), cinematography and master of cinematography program (since 2014).
Oscar Durán Bárcena