ANIMAFEST PRO | LECTURES, MASTERCLASSES
MASTERCLASS: PEDRO RIVERO
06/06 MON 16:00
Pedro Rivero (Bilbao, 1969) is a screenwriter, director and producer of animated films. He has won two Goya Awards for the short film Birdboy (2012) and the feature film Psiconautas los niños olvidados (Birdboy, the Forgotten Children, 2017), and is author of the first Spanish Flash animation film released in commercial theatres, La crisis carnívora (Animal Crisis, 2008). He was co-screenwriter of the live action feature film The Platform (2019), directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, which was awarded at the Sitges and Toronto festivals and is one of the most watched films in the history of the Netflix platform. He is artistic director of the Bilbao International Animation Community Festival - Animakom Fest, and has participated as a jury member and lecturer at numerous animation film festivals. He was president of the Professional Association of Scriptwriters of the Basque Country between 2002 and 2008 and a member of the Board of Directors since its foundation in 1997. Rivero is author of comics and theatrical texts, he has taught scriptwriting for film at several centres and academies for more than twenty years.