Aitor Mantxola: Director of Photography
Aitor Mantxola hails from the Basque Country in Spain, and has won awards as a Cinematographer, Writer, and Director at numerous international festivals. Aitor's filmmaking education started at DeAnza College in California, and then continued at the American Film Institute in California where he was a Cinematography Fellow.
Aitor's filmmaking career began as a director of photography for television commercials and he has since shot hundreds of commercials in several countries. He went on to work on feature films, and has been the Director of Photography for nine feature films. Three of his feature films have received international awards: "Aunque Tu No Lo Sepas", 2000, Best photography, Toulouse Film Festival in France, "Mi Dia De Suerte", 1998, Special Prize of the Jury, Trieste International Film Festival in Italy, and "Alas De Mariposa", 1991, Gold Shell (First Prize), San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.
He has been the Writer/Director/Cinematographer for six short films, winning multiple awards for two of his films: "Aquel Mundo De Jon", 1991 (for which he received Best Film, Bilbao International Short Film Festival in Spain, Best Photography, Elche Independent Film Festival in Spain, and Best Photography, Alcalá de Henares Film Festival in Spain), and Airborne, 1988 (for which he received a Citation of Merit from the National Outdoor Travel Film Festival in Michigan, and Second Prize from the San Roque Film Festival in Spain.
Aitor was the Writer/Producer/Cinematographer for a short film, "Hilarri", 2000, for which he received the Grand Prize for Basque Films at the Festival Internacional de Bilbao in Spain.
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