MIGUEL BERZAL DE MIGUEL

Director. Writer. Tenor.

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He was born in Madrid, Spain. After taking his degree in Audiovisual Communication, he divided his time between a Master’s degree in Film Directing and another in Theatre Directing.

In 2012, his first book, titled “The Refuge” (AM Editorial), psychological shorts stories, was published.

Between 2014 and 2016, Miguel wrote and directed three shorts films: “Taking care of Ruth”, “An Encounter” and “Forget-me-nots”. He has gotten a lot of awards and nominations at different National and International Film Festivals.

The last two short films called attention to some USA agencies. In 2019, “An Encounter” was screened on NY TV on channels that reach American continent and some European countries.

“Between Relatives” (2016) was one of the 20 novels selected at “Gregorio Samsa Award 2016” where 315 works participated. The prestigious editorial Ápeiron Ediciones published the book in 2017.

His third book, “The dead hours”, was an outstanding work at “Tenth Edition of Ediciones Oblicuas Literary Awards” where more than 800 works participated. In 2017, the editorial published the book.

From 2015 to 2016 he works as “Direction Assistant” in the well-known TV Series “Amar es para siempre”, Diagonal TV.

In 2017, he writes, directs and produces the film “No News” that got 19 candidatures for Premios Goya 2019 (including “Best Film”, “Best New Director”, “Best Original Script” and “Best Production Director”).

Since its premiere in 2018, the film won, in less than a year, 52 awards at International Film Festivals around the world as well as 7 selections for the Forqué Films Awards.

At the end of 2019, Ápeiron Ediciones publishes his fourth book: “Nausea & The ivy”.

He is a student of the renowned baritone Rodrigo Esteves. His musical training includes the professional singing degree by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.

Filmography:

2014 Short Film “Taking care of Ruth”. Director, scriptwriter and distributor.

2015 Short Film An Encounter. Director, producer, scriptwriter and distributor.

Nominated for “Best Director” at World Music and Independent Film Festival 2017, USA.

Monthly winner of “Best 1st Producer”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.

Nominated for “Best Director” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

Monthly winner of “Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay” and monthly finalist “Best Director”, New York International Film Awards 2020, USA.

Monthly winner of “Honorable Mention for Best Director”, Košice International Film Festival 2020, Slovaquia.

Nominated for “Best Director” at South Europe International Film Festival 2020, Spain.

2016 Short Film Forget-me-nots. Director, producer, scriptwriter and distributor.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at Madrid International Film Festival 2016, Spain.

Nominated for “Best Director” at Tenerife International Film Festival 2016, Germany.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay”, Italy International Film Festival Milan 2016, Italy.

“Best Director International” at Piggy Bank International Short Film Festival 2016, India.

“Best Script”, Hell Chess Film Festival 2017, Gibraltar.

“Best Director Latin Award” and “Best Script Latin Award”, Latin Awards 2017, Spain.

Nominated for “Best Director” at Views of the World Film Festival 2017, Canada.

Monthly winner of “Best Director”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

Monthly winner of “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay”, New York International Film Awards 2020, USA.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at South Europe International Film Festival 2020, Spain.

2017 Film No News. Director, producer, scriptwriter and distributor.

Monthly winner of “Best Director” at Around International Film Festival 2019, France.

Candidate for “Best Film”, “Best New Director”, “Best Original Script” and “Best Production Director”, Premios Goya 2019, Spain.

“Best Director” at Mediterranean Film Festival 2019, Italy.

Monthly winner of “Best Director”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.

Nominated for “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay” and “Best Editing” at Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival 2019, USA.

Nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay” at South Europe International Film Festival 2019, Spain.

“Silver Award for Best Director” at The European Independent Film Award 2019, USA.

Nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay” at West Europe International Film Festival 2019, Belgium.

Nominated for “Best Screenplay” at Festival Cinema NYC 2019, USA.

Monthly winner of “Award of Prestige: Best Producer”, “Award of Prestige: Best Original Story” and monthly semifinalist for “Best Director” at Vegas Movie Awards 2019, USA.

“Best Director”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.

“Best Director” and “Best Script” at Latin Awards 2019, Spain.

Nominated for “Best International Screenplay” and “Best International Directing” at Västerås Film Festival 2019, Sweden.

Nominated for “Best Director” at Orlando Film Festival 2019, USA.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

Nominated for “Best Director” at London International Film Festival 2020, United Kingdom.

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Director” at North Europe International Film Festival 2020, United Kingdom.

Nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay” at International New York Film Festival 2020, USA.

Monthly winner of “Best Screenwriter” and “Honorable Mention for Best Director”, Košice International Film Festival 2020, Slovaquia.

Bibliography:

2011 “In our hands”. Tale emitted by EcoAmbiente Radio, Madrid, Spain.

2012 “The Refuge”. Short stories.

Publisher: AM Editorial.

I.S.B.N.: 978-84-940027-2-4.

Country of publication: Spain.

Language: Spanish.

Literary Critique

2016 “Between Relatives”. Novel.

Publisher: Ápeiron Ediciones. Malasaña Collection.

I.S.B.N.: 978-84-946029-4-8.

Country of publication: Spain.

Language: Spanish.

Recognitions: One of the 20 novels selected at “Gregorio Samsa Award 2016” where 315 works participated.

Interview

Book Fair Madrid 2017

Launch ceremony

Mercado de Motores 2019

Mercado de Motores 2019

2017 “The dead hours”. Short stories and novels.

Publisher: Ediciones Oblicuas.

I.S.B.N.: 978-84-16967-46-9.

Country of publication: Spain.

Language: Spanish.

Recognitions: One of the outstanding works at “Tenth Edition of the Ediciones Oblicuas Literary Awards 2016” where more than 800 works participated.

Literary Critique AISGE

Literary Critique Más Leer

Literary Critique Amarás el Cine

Launch ceremony

2019 “Nausea & The ivy”. Two novels.

Publisher: Ápeiron Ediciones. Arte-facto Collection.

I.S.B.N.: 978-84-178987-1-7.

Country of publication: Spain.

Language: Spanish.

“Entreletras”

Literary Critique Más Leer

Interview.

Interview Todo Literatura.

Interview El Joven Tintero.