Ana Torres-Alvarez

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Born in Granada (Spain) but living in Malaga, I have attended several film courses at the University of Granada and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and also a course of production for Radio and TV at the Granada School of Radio and TV working at Radio Durcal, Canal 21 TV and COPE Granada (National Radio broadcast). Then I moved to the UK to carry on my studies at the University of Westminster and the London Film School.
Apart of the films made during my studies, I have directed two shorts in Spain, one of them, ‘GRANADA : AGUA SIN PAUSA’ ('GRANADA: NON-STOP WATER'), in spite of the lack of budget, was selected for its screening at the first Val Del Omar Film Festival. In the UK, I have directed two shortfilms, the musical with Cole Porter's song, ‘DIVINE INSPIRATION’ and the comedy 'A MATTER OF HAIR', they have been screened at festivals in the USA, Canada, India and the UK, including the London West End as a part of the London Latin American Film Festival. ‘A Matter of Hair' has also been distributed on DVD and broadcast on TV at the UK and USA with very good reviews.
My Spanish shortfilm ‘TENGO ALGO QUE DECIRTE’ ('I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO TELL YOU') has won several awards at the USA, Spain, Australia and Italy and, till now, has been selected in more than 100 festivals all over the world.
Two more shortfilms, ‘BRIAN & LUCIFER… AND KEV’ where I mix animation and live action and ‘¡QUIERO IR A LA PLAYA!’ (I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH!'), a film shot with a mobile phone have been also, till this moment, in more than 40 festivals and both have won the REMI Award in Houston. In fact, I have won this award three years in a row.
‘SWISH’, my last work, is a documentary about basketball in the UK also winner of an award at Atlant IX International Sportsfilm Festival in Lipetsk (Russia) for "the bright presentation of the importance of the Olympic Games for the development of sport".
After more tan 180 Ofiicla Selections in Festivals all over the world, my next step is to direct a feature film. I am at the pre-production of a feature film, the British romantic comedy, 'ROM.COM' produced by Andes Picture,
I'm also finalist at the script competition "Tu Talento: Cine 365" organized by Antena 3 TV.

AWARDS:
. Award of Merit. Best Shorts Competition. La Jolla, California (USA).
. Gold REMI Award. Original Comedy 43rd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival. Houston, Texas (USA).
. Premio RTVA a la Creación Audiovisual Andaluza. "Higuera en Corto". Higuera de la Sierra (Spain).
. First Prize, Best Short. Certamen de Cortos "Paco Rabal" CORTEMA. Campillos (Spain).
. Special Jury Mention. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Pilas en Corto. Pilas (Spain).
. Bronze REMI Award. Original Dramatic 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Houston, Texas (USA).
. Award for "the bright presentation of the importance of the Olympic Games for the development of sport". ATLANT IX International F.I.C.T.S. Sportsfilm Festival. Lipetsk (Russia).
. Silver REMI Award. Short Documentary 45th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Houston, Texas (USA).
. Finalist 3rd Cort-O-Rama. Concurso de Cortometrajes. Málaga (Spain).
. Finalist Romance In A Can Film Festival. Miami (USA).
. Finalist 3a Edizione Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio State aKorti. Viagrande (Italy).
. Finalist 9th Angry Film Festival. Melbourne (Australia).
. Finalist 1ª Muestra de Cine de Fuengirola. Fuengirola (Spain).
. Finalist VI Edición del Festival de Cortometrajes "Baños del Carmen". Málaga (Spain).
. Finalist at the script competition "Tu Talento: Cine365Film". (Spain).
And more than 200 official selections at festivals all over the world.

CREDITS:
2013 JACK-IN-THE-BOX. Writer/Director
2012 SWISH Documentary. Writer/Director.
2011 ¡QUIERO IR A LA PLAYA! (I Want to Go to the Beach!). Writer/Director.
2010 BRIAN & LUCIFER… AND KEV. Director.
2009 TENGO ALGO QUE DECIRTE (I've Got Something to Tell You). Writer/Director.
2006 LIVE SALON WITH FAISAL ABDU’ALLAH. Documentary. Director.
2004 A MATTER OF HAIR. Writer/Director.
2002 DIVINE INSPIRATION. Writer/Director.
2001 DON’T JUMP THE QUEUE. Writer/Director.
2000 TWISTING LA NOUVELLE VAGUE. Writer/Director
1998 GRANADA: AGUA SIN PAUSA (Granada: Non-Stop Water). Video Art. Writer/Director
1996: MONEY. Co-writer/Director

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