MIGUEL BERZAL DE MIGUEL

Director. Writer. Opera Singer (Tenor).


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 nominations and awards at different National and International Film Festivals. The last two short films called attention of to some USA agencies. At present, both are screened, from time to time, on NY TV on channels that reach American continent and some European countries.
“Between Relatives” (2016) was one of the twenty 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 Assitant” 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 2019 Premios Goya, 4 for him (“Best Film”, “Best New Director”, “Best Original Script” and “Best Production Director”).
Since its premiere in 2018, the film has won, in less than a year, 51 awards at International Film Festivals around the world as well as 7 selections for the Forqué Films Awards.

Filmography:

2014 Short Film “Taking care of Ruth”. Director and scriptwriter.
2015 Short Film “An Encounter”. Director, producer and scriptwriter.

Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at World Music and Independent Film Festival 2017, USA.
Monthly winner of “Best Thriller”, “Best 1st Producer: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Supporting Actor: Fernando Guillén Cuervo”, “Honorable Mention for Best Make-Up: María Jesús de Miguel”, “Honorable Mention for Best Scenography: María Jesús de Miguel” and “Honorable Mention for Best Costumes: María Jesús de Miguel”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.
Nominated for “Best Director Of A Short Foreign Language Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

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

Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Madrid International Film Festival 2016, Spain.
Nominated for “Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Tenerife International Film Festival 2016, Berlin, Germany.
Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, Italy International Film Festival Milan 2016, Milan, Italy.
“Best Director International: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Piggy Bank International Short Film Festival 2016, India.
“Best Script: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Hell Chess Film Festival 2017, Gibraltar.
“Best Director Latin Award: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best Script Latin Award: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, Latin Awards 2017, Spain.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Views of the World Film Festival 2017, Montreal, Canada.
Monthly winner of “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.
Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay Of A Short Foreign Language Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

2017 Film “No News”. Director, producer and scriptwriter.

Monthly winner of “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Around International Film Festival 2019, Paris, France.
Candidate for “Best Film”, “Best New Director”, “Best Original Script” and “Best Production Director”, Premios Goya 2019, Spain.
“Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Mediterranean Film Festival 2019, Italy.
Monthly winner of “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Best Screenplay: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best Editing: Miguel Berzal de Miguel/ Victoria Lammers” at Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival 2019, USA.
Nominated for “Best Director of A Foreign Language Feature Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best Original Screenplay of A Foreign Language Feature Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at South Europe International Film Festival 2019, Valence, Spain.
“Silver Award for Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at The European Independent Film Award 2019, USA.
Nominated for “Best Director of A Foreign Language Feature Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best Original Screenplay of A Foreign Language Feature Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at West Europe International Film Festival 2019, Belgium.
Nominated for “Best Screenplay: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Festival Cinema NYC 2019, USA.
Monthly winner of “Award of Prestige: Best Producer: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, “Award of Prestige: Best Original Story: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and monthly semifinalist for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Vegas Movie Awards 2019, USA.
“Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel”, Oniros Film Awards 2019, Italy.
“Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best Script: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Latin Awards 2019, Spain.
Nominated for “Best International Screenplay: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” and “Best International Directing: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Västerås Film Festival 2019, Sweden.
Nominated for “Best Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at Orlando Film Festival 2019, USA.
Nominated for “Best Original Screenplay Of A Foreign Language Feature Film: Miguel Berzal de Miguel” at East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Poland.

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 AM Editorial

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 for Brief Novel 2016” where 315 works participated.
Personal 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
Amor al Arte Magazine