Oskar Alegria Suescun (Pamplona, Spain, 1973) is a film director, programmer, and professor. He has worked as a journalist on “El viajero,” produced by El País, and on the TV news programs produced by Canal Plus y CNN+. He has coordinated the cultural program Los cinco sentidos (Telemadrid) and the literature program Sautrela (Euskal Telebista), where he also directed the cooking documentaries Sukalde Maisuak: Maestros de la cocina, comprising five films about Arzak, Subijana, Berasategi, Aduriz, and Arbelaitz, respectively.
Alegria Suescun’s debut feature-length film, La casa Emak Bakia [The Search for Emak Bakia], (2012), about the quest to find the house on the Basque-French coast where Man Ray shot a film of the same name, was shown at 70 international festivals and received 15 prizes, including the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film at the Denver Film Festival and the Navaja de Buñuel prize for Best Spanish Film, awarded by the TV show “Versión Española” and the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers.
For the past four years, he has been the artistic director of the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, where he also coordinated and published the books TIME about the relationship between time and cinema, and Oteiza al margen, about the notes and screenplays of Basque filmmaker Jorge Oteiza. He has served as a jury member for the film festivals of San Sebastián, Karlovy Vary, RIDM in Montreal, Cinéma du Réel in Paris, and New Horizons in Wroclaw, Poland.
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