A stopover in Madrid. A pending conversation.
Elena Escura (Castellón de la Plana, 1981) is graduated in Audio-visual Communication at Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona. She also studied Cinematographic Screenplay at ESCAC (Escola Superior of Cinema i Audiovisuals of Catalonia). She started to work as an editor at El Mundo newspaper and at LOCALIA TV, but she ended up focusing in cinema.
She directed her first short movie in 2004, Permiso para soñar, a documentary about indigenous children in Guatemala. She also published some short stories in some magazines (Vulture, DepieFoto, Relatos de Mujer, etc.) and directed some art videos (Dejarte ir, or the video installation Des-habitado).
Her first fiction shot movie, Caldo de gallina, has been selected in several film festivals (Cineculpable 2014, III Autors in Curt, and XXXII Festival Quartmetratges, where she received Prize to the best Fiction Short Movie). In 2014, she directed her second short movie, Azafrán, and received the support from Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Esport (Valencia) to write a film screenplay.
She has taken part in some workshops and international courses: Cinema Critic (Festival de Cine de Cartagena de Indias), International Screenplay Workshop in Cochabamba (Bolivia Lab) and the Program Iberoamerican Films Crossing Borders (Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara).
Nowadays, she is working in a film movie development and works as independent screenplayer in several projects.