Salvador Sunyer

Salvador Sunyer

Teaching

Currently, apart from teaching for the Design Degree at EINA, he is also a professor of the Bachelor's and Master's in Documentary-making at ESCAC (School of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies of Catalonia) and the Master's in Audiovisual Design and Creativity at ELISAVA. He has collaborated with the Scottish Film Institute to provide a masterclass on Creative Documentary Making and was also a member of the jury for the Gráfica Prizes 2017 and the Jameson NotodofilmFest.

Professional experience

In 2014 he directed the documentary feature Bugarach, coproduced by Nanouk Films, Filmtank (Germany), Televisió Catalunya and Televisión Española TVE. It won the FIPRESCI in St Petersburg 2014 and was nominated for best documentary at the Gaudí prizes in 2015. It was also selected for the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, Visions du Réel Nyon, Prix Europa, IDFA Amsterdam, Best of FESTS, Dok Leipzig, DocumentaMadrid and DocsBarcelona.

His passion for scenic arts has led him to work with international artists such as Alex Rigola (Director of the Venice Biennale), Fabrice Murgia (Director of the National Theater of Brussels) or the great Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Chearkaoui. In Spain, he has worked with actors like Lluis Homar, Julio Manrique and Sergi López and the contemporary circus troupe Baró d’Evel. He created The One Project, which he directed and produced together with Arts Santa Mònica and the festival Temporada Alta to marry his love of scenic arts and cinematography. In 2015 he directed the first short film within the project, The Missing Part, which was selected for the festivals of Taiwan, Paris Courts Devant and Tous Courts of Aix en Provence and won first prize at the Choreoscope festival, as well as an honourable mention at the FEC festival.

Meanwhile, he has also directed pieces for museums such as Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona and is a director and screenwriter for publicity spots for various international theater and music festivals, which has led him to work in countries such as Greece, Shanghai and the Philippines with the most recent campaign for San Miguel. He won first prize at the Laus de Oro 2016 (ADG-FAD) with "The Song of the Goat" and, the following year, his piece "The Pleasure Island" created for the 25th Temporada Alta festival, won the Grand Laus 2017 (ADG-FAD).

He codirected the publicity campaign for the Centro de Arte Dramático Nacional de Madrid in 2017, along with designer Javier Jaén (The New York Times, The NewYorker, National Geographic) which recently won the Laus de Plata 2018 (ADG-FAD). His most recent publicity spot for the Temporada Alta Festival, "L'Incendi" also won two prizes during the most recent season: the Laus de Oro 2018 (ADG-FAD) and the Grand Laus 2018 (ADG-FAD), the first time in history that a single person received the Grand Laus two years in a row.

Some of the films produced by Nanouk have been recognized in festivals including Sundance, San Sebastian and Locarno (Jury Prize).

Teaching

English