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Directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Narrative Short
Spain | 20 min | 2016

Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. “Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.”

Ainhoa - Ivan Sainz-PardoIvan Sainz-Pardo
Director, Writer

Ivan holds a degree in film and television by the prestigious Munich Film School (HFF München). He works as director and screenwriter in film and advertising and also as Consultant Content in the international image stock company Framepool.

He has won more than 200 Awards at film festivals around the world, an Academy Award (Oscar) pre-nomination, GOYA 2018 prenomination, Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis nomination, and Best European Short Award at the International Fantasy Film Festival of Brussels.
He received also the “Shocking Shorts Award” for which he was invited for a film master at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

His Screenplay “The Road of life” in cowriting with Juanjo Moscardó Ruis and Jorge Dorado was Finalist in Austin Film Festival 2016.

In the Notodofilmfest 2016 he won the Best Director Award. His short “SAVE” have already won more than 40 International Awards and more than 200 Official selections.

In International Film Festival of Gijón 2015, he won the Movistar+ Best Project Award for the screenplay of his new short Film “AINHOA”.
“AINHOA” has won Awards in International Film festival in Aguilar de Campoo, Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo, Aguacate Film Festival, Cortopatía, etc.

Ainhoa - Poster

Film Information

Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Language:  Spanish
Runtime:  19 min
Rated: R


Writers: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Producer: Aitor Arenas
Cinematographer: Jose Martín Rosete
Editor: Fran Garcia
Music: Philipp Fabian Kölmel
Art  Direction: Elder Ruiz

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