Teachers Juan Francisco Viruega

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Teachers Juan Francisco Viruega
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Juan Francisco Viruega

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Cinematographic direction. Script and Dramaturgy. Stage direction, Film festival direction and research.


PhD in Cinematographic Arts with "cum laude" mention from the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC)
Degree in Architecture from the University of Granada (UGR)
Degree in Cinematographic Direction with an award of excellence from the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (ECAM)

Career path

Screenwriter, director and producer.

He has written, directed and produced 5 short films: Stockholm, Postcards from the moon, Solstice, Domesticated y The scar, which bring together more than 300 selections at international festivals (San Sebastián, Seminci, Seattle, Los Angeles, etc.) and more than 100 awards in 25 countries.

He has won the RTVA Award 4 times, the ASECAN Award 2 times and the Madrid Short Film Award. He has been shortlisted for the Goya Awards and the European Film Awards.

He has written and directed 7 plays. The last montage of him was The Colombine, a piece about the life of the writer and journalist Carmen de Burgos.

He has directed the Almería Western Film Festival between 2016 and 2019 and has collaborated in the content programming of various film festivals and film clubs.

Speaker and researcher at several international congresses, he develops lines of study around the interference between cinema, painting and architecture.

Recently, he has released his first fiction feature film, Amanece, played by Aura Garrido, Iria del Río and Isabel Ampudia.

Subjects and workshops

film direction II
academic tutorials

Audiovisual and Cinematographic Research

Research lines

Cinematographic direction. Audiovisual narrative Direction of actors. Script. artistic direction of festivals

Awards, mentions and recognitions

ASFAAN Award from the Association of Andalusian Film Festivals
SGAE Award at the Ibero-American Festival of Huelva
Audience Award at the Almería International Film Festival for "La scar"
Madrid Short Film Award for “Domesticado”
ASECAN-SGAE Award for Best Fiction Short Film for “Solstice”
Selection at the Short Film Corner in Cannes for "Postcards from the Moon"
RTVA Award for the best Andalusian creation for "Estocolmo"

Other merits

Partner of the Entity for the Management of Rights of Audiovisual Producers (EGEDA)
Member of the Association of Film Writers of Andalusia (ASECAN)
Member of the Circle of Film Writers (CEC)
Member of the General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE)

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