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Javier Polo is a young Valencian filmmaker that shares his passion for documentaries and fiction productions with the world of advertising. He has received several awards for his innovative work in diverse formats, having shot films on five different continents. His penchant for music and travel has influenced his life, from his early career until today, as it is evident in his first feature documentary, Europe in 8 Bits.
The film has been honoured with several prizes and has been screened at some of the globe’s major film festivals, including International Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), Miami International Film Festival, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival in South Korea, Milano Film Festival, and Málaga Film Festival in Spain, as well as broadcasted on television in more than twenty countries.
His short film “The Lift” has also been gaining exposure since its recent release to international film festivals. “The Lift” has picked up a few awards and has also been aired on French national TV.
His last short film, “Catharsis”, co-directed with his brother Guillermo, has been premiered in Berlin InterFilm and featured in Nowness worldwide. He also co-directed with his brother “Tot Anirà Bé”, TV series for Catalonia’s main TV station TV3.
The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo is his second feature-length documentary and it’s having its World Premiere in South By SouthWest and it is a coproduction with RTVE and has received the support of Movistar Plus, TV3 and Àpunt Media and Culturarts.