MIGUEL ÁNGEL JIMÉNEZ COLMENAR
Born in Madrid in 1979. Miguel Ángel Jiménez, quits Law university to study camera and cinematographic photography at the TAI School in Madrid. He made three years of the Chair of History and Aesthetics of Valladolid cinema.
In 2001 he made his first short film in 35mm, Tracks, co-produced by Aki Kaurismaki.
During 2005 and 2006 he was executive producer and assistant director of the documentary feature film A place in the cinema, starring Theo Angelopoulos, Victor Erice and Ninetto Davoli and directed by his partner then, Alberto Morais. In mid-2007, he founded Kinoskopik Film Produktion and made the documentary feature Days of El Abanico, shot in Argentina and premiered at the 2009 Zinebi.
In 2009 he premiered at the San Sebastian Festival in Zabaltegi, his first fiction feature, Ori, shot in Georgia, which receives the award for Best Dbut Film at the International Festival of Tetouan and at the Festival of the Platform of new filmmakers from Madrid, in 2010.
Khorosho (short film of 2010), is selected in several national and international festivals and awarded with 6 international awards. Chaika is his second feature film, shot in Georgia and Kazakhstan, premiered in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian Festival 2012, and receives numerous awards, including: Best Director and Best New Director of Photography at the Plus Camerimage 2012, Best Film and Best Actress in San Marino 2012, Best Movie in Skip City IFF, (Japan), Best Movie in FICUNACH (Mexico, 2013). The night watchman (2015), a thriller shot in English and set in the US,
It is his third movie. Released in 2016.
In 2017 he is Executive Producer and Assistant Director of the movie “Errementari”, co-produced by Alex de la Iglesia, directed by Paul Urkijo. A God in each Lentil, it is his second documentary feature film. Released in San Sebastian 2018 and at the Berlinale 2019. He has participated in the Mostra de Sao Paulo, at the Toronto Food Film Festival and in more than twenty international festivals and shows
Kafenio Kastello, a short film shot in Athens, was selected by Kimuak 2018 and participated to date in Seminci, Abycine and more than thirty international festivals. He won the first prize at Alcalá de Henares (Alcine 2018).
Window to the Sea, his fourth fiction feature film, was shot in Greece and Spain, starring Emma Suárez, in coproduction with "Heretic" Greece. Premiered at the 2019 San Sebastian and Thessaloniki FF Festival, it will be coming soon to the Nantes, Istanbul and Miami Festivals before its premiere in commercial theaters in Spring 2020.