Chema García Ibarra


The writer and director Chema García Ibarra was born in Elche, Spain in 1980. He studied advertising and public relations at the Universidad de Alicante and, alongside music videos and commercials, also made short films. His ‘domestic science-fiction’ films have screened at festivals worldwide, including at the Berlinale, Sundance, San Sebastián, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Ann Arbor. He teaches ‘anti-filmmaking’ at the Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid.


2019 The Golden Legend (Short)

2016 La disco resplandece (Short)

2016 In the Same Garden (Feature)

2013 Uranes (Feature)

2013 Misterio (Short)

2009 Protopartíulas (Short)

2008 El ataque de los robots de nebulosa 5 (Short)

2007 Miaau (Short)

2006 El camino de carne (Short)



Chema García Ibarra's films at RIFF
The Golden Legend
International Shorts II
Year: 2019
People of all ages enjoy themselves at the pool in Montánchez in Spain. It’s an almost utopian...