(Vigo, 1986) Álvaro Gago graduates in Audiovisual Communication and Music in Spain, theatre studies in Chicago and filmmaking in London. His first two short films, Curricán and Bombolles play and win awards at several film festivals. With Matria received the Grand Jury Prize in Sundance, and was a 2019 Goya nominee. Xacio Baño’s first feature film Trote, which he edited, had its world premiere at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival and premiered nationally at the 2018 San Sebastián Film Festival. He also edits Marcos Merino’s second feature film In Memoriam, which premiered at the 2018 Seville European Film Festival picking up ‘Best Spanish Film’ within the New Waves Non-Fiction category. His latest fiction short film, December 16, was internationally premiered at the Locarno Festival. He is currently developing his first feature film script provisionally titled About Hapiness.