Pedro Rivero

Bilbao, 1969. Screenwriter, director and producer of animated films.

Winner of two Goya Awards for the short film BIRDBOY (2012) and the feature film PSICONAUTAS LOS NIÑOS OLVIDADOS (BIRDBOY, THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN, 2017), he is also the author of the first Spanish flash animation film released in commercial theatres, LA CRISIS CARNÍVORA (ANIMAL CRISIS, 2008). For live-action movies, he was the co-screenwriter of the feature film THE PLATFORM (2019), directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, awarded at the Sitges and Toronto festivals and one of the most watched films in the history of the Netflix platform. Artistic Director of the Bilbao International Animation Community Festival - ANIMAKOM FEST, he has participated as a jury member and lecturer at numerous animation film festivals. President of the Professional Association of Scriptwriters of the Basque Country between 2002 and 2008 and member of the Board of Directors since its foundation in 1997. Author of comics and theatrical texts, he has been teaching film scriptwriting for several centres and academies for more than twenty years.

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