José Luis Montesinos

José Luis Montesinos

Director and Screenwriter

Barcelona, Spain

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About José

Director, screenwriter and engineer. Director for television in Catalonia. Director of short films, among which “Final” (2003), winner of the best short film at the San Sebastian Film Festival, “Matagatos” (2009), best short film at FANT de Bilbao and “La historia de siempre” (2010) , his most awarded short film, with more than 135 awards at national and international level, forming part of the prize list and official section of Festivals such as Rhode Island, Trieste, Hong Kong, Seminci, San Diego, Cartagena de Indias, Seattle, Malaga, Warsaw and Cleveland.

His latest short film, “El Corredor” (2015) is the winner of the 2016 Goya ® Award, has been awarded the Best European Short Film at the SEMINCI in Valladolid, the Forqué 2016 Award for Best Short Film of the Year, nominated for the European Film Awards ( EFA ® 2015), qualified for the Oscar ® Awards of the Hollywood Academy and awarded the Gaudí Award 2015 for the best short by the Catalan Film Academy. In turn, he was named Best Director of the year by the College of Directors of Catalonia in 2015. He has been chosen as one of the 10 Spanish talents of 2016 by Variety magazine.

He currently works as director and scriptwriter in several fiction feature films, such as "Caduco" (Corte y Confección de Películas) or "The Time Seller" (Brutal Media), a film adaptation of Fernando Trias de Bes's best seller. He also works as an advertising and television director. In 2020 his first feature was released: “Cuerdas”, produced by Bastian Films and premiered in the Official Competition Section at the Sitges International Film Festival.



  • Goya Award Best Shortfilm

  • European Film Academy nominated

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