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Aitor Gaizka

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Madrid, Spain, 1977. He shows a special interest in writing, music and acting since his childhood. Between his12 and 19 years, he carries out these activities and makes video art pieces and amateur short films.

He studies filmmaking in Valencia with Spanish film industry professionals such as Felipe Vega, Enrique Gabriel, Piluca Baquero and Pedro Pérez Rosado. He also takes courses on Film History and Aesthetics at Universitat de Valencia.

Back in Madrid in 1997 he works as assistant director and casting director in movies and commercials, while he writes, produces and directs three short films which are not only broadcasted on national TV, but also internationally awarded.

In 2000, he creates Babilonia Films to produce "Entre Abril y Julio", his first feature film.  The film was released in Spain theatres on November 2002, distributed by Sherlock Films. DVD distributed by DeAPlaneta Home Entertainment.Won several important awards.

Once dissociated from Babilonia Films, he creates Flea Market Pictures in 2008  to produce his sophomore feature "The Symmetry of Love". Selected for ten international  film festivals was released in USA, Canada , Spain,Czech Republic,Slovakia and Singapur.

· THE SYMMETRY OF LOVE. 2010 (feature)
Distributed in USA and Canada by VANGUARD FILMS and ALCHEMY
DDistributed in Czech Republic and Slovakia by FILM EUROPE
Distributed in Spain by PECADO FILMS.

- BEST FILM. Festival de Cine de Zaragoza. Spain.
- Official Selection Portobello Film Festival. UK.

- Official Selection Boston Independent Film Festival. USA.
- Official Selection Eastern North Carolina Film Festival. USA.
- Official Selection Muskoka Independent Film Festival. Canada.
- Official Selection Grace Film Festival. USA.

- Official Selection Sea Breeze Film Festival Gulfport,Florida. USA.
- Official Selection Kashmir International Film Festival. India.

- Official Selection DIFF  Viña del Mar. Chile.
- Official Selection Picnick Festival, Santander. Spain.
- “Films Never Seen Before” Section. MUCES. City of Segovia   Festival of European Films. Spain.

· ENTRE ABRIL Y JULIO. 2002 (feature)
TV Rights acquired in Spain by TVE, Imagenio, Cinematk and PPV services.

- Best Film. I Festival Internacional de Cine Digital Isla de La Palma 2002
- Luis Buñuel Filmmaking Award.Premios Villa de Madrid 2003
Included in the Spanish Cinema catalogue of Instituto Cervantes, available in more than a dozen of its centers around the World.

Filmmaking and life lesson. There are not many movies as beautiful as Aitor Gaizka's debut.
The film breaths a freshness unusual in our industry.
A little gem.
Seresesky is able to engage the emotions to any degree.
Lenser Roberto Fernández nicely captures the moods of Madrid.

· SOIRÉE. 2000 (short film)
Acquired  by CANAL + Spain

- Best Short Film. XXIII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche
- Best Screenplay. Festival Nacional de Jóvenes Realizadores de Zaragoza 2000

· INSOMNIO DE UNA NOCHE DE VERANO. 1999 (short film)
Acquired by CANAL+ Spain                                                                                                                  
· NO SÉ, NO SÉ. 1998 (short film)
Acquired  by CANAL + Spain

- Best Short Film. XV Concurso de Cortometrajes de Quart de Poblet
- Second Prize. III Festival de Cortometrajes de Vila-Real
- Second Prize.XX Certamen Nacional de Cine y Vídeo A.I.C.A. – Caja Madrid
- Second Prize. II Muestra de Cortometrajes de la Facultad de CC. de la Información de Madrid 1998