GONZALO BALLESTER (Murcia, Spain, 06/06/1982) From 2002 he has filmed several short movies and documentaries, as the outstanding Mimoune (2006, 11’), winner of 15 awards in international film festivals and selected at more than one hundred. In 2003 he was awarded a scholarship to Siena; he often travelled to Venice and shot the material for La Serenissima (2006, 30’) documentary nominated best short documentary in Goya awards 2007. In mid-2005 left Spain to study cinema in the European Film College, in Denmark. In 2006 participated in the “Prix de la Jeunesse”, Cannes Film Festival. ”The Molky Way” (2009, 24’), wins 10 awards and selections all over the world. His last short, “Al-Madina (The City)” was presented at Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. In 2011 he will present his first long documentary.

Gonzalo Ballester.

2011, Spain. vo Spanish, Arabic. 14’