director & script-writer
Iratxe Fresneda (Bilbao, 1974) is a PhD lecturer at the Audiovisual Communication Department at the University of The Basque Country UPV/EHU where she lectures on non-fiction scriptwriting and in the master course on Feminist Studies. In her doctoral thesis she examined stereotypes about women in Lars von Trier's films. She has been visiting lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA), in Film Studies at Lund University (Sweden) and at the University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail (France).
Author, screenwriter and film critic, she contributes to different kinds of media and collaborates with different cultural institutions internationally as well as participates in different programs as "Sunday in The country" organized by European Film Academy in 2016, Cervantes Institute Praga, Basque Studies Centre Reno (USA),Obrador Internacional de Dramaturgia Beckett de Barcelona, etc.
Irrintziaren Oihartzunak (2016), her debut as director, has participated in different international festivals such as the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival, the 27th Spanish Film Festival of Nantes, 48th International Film Festival Nyon Doc Outlook International Market, the 25th Mostra International Film Festival of Barcelona, 5th Movecinearte Film Festival Sao Paulo, or International Unseen Film Festival Bilbao ( award of best basque film) among others.
After her directorial debut with the film Irrintziaren Oihartzunak (2016), which premiered at the Donostia International Film Festival, she continues working on “The Record Trilogy”, Cold Lands (2018) and Tetuan, Tiṭṭawin, The eyes (2020).