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Albert Badia

Filmmaker and cinematographer

Albert Badia is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He graduated in film from ESCAC, where he specialised in photography, and in philosophy from UNED. He also has a Master’s Degree in Teacher Training. He has specialised in the field of modal aesthetics as a means of exploring how art can help us examine the world.

He has been a member of the camera crew for directors such as Agustí Villaronga and Isabel Coixet and worked as cinematographer on the feature film La muerte en la Alcarria (Visions du Réel, In-Edit, l’Alternativa), the short film El mártir (Espiga d’Or and EFA Award for Best European Short at Seminci film festival), the experimental series Tu mateix (selected for International Public Television in Seoul) and music videos such as Arenas movedizas, by La Bien Querida, among others. He has directed the short film Cuidant dels fantasmes (winner of the Living Places–Simon Architecture Prize) and the video art piece Dona a contrallum, for the Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Loop Barcelona and Per Amor a les Arts at the Filmoteca de Catalunya). Working together with film researcher Patricia Tamayo, he directed the documentary Escala 1:5, on renovation work at the new Sala Beckett, Barcelona; the short film La cappella del mattino (Venice Biennale), following the work of Flores & Prats architecture studio; and the group feature Shanghai brillaba entre líneas (Festival Márgenes), on the life of Barcelona artist Dídac Alcaraz.

Together with Patricia Tamayo, he is currently directing his second documentary feature, Casa Bloc, rehabilitació d’una idea, produced by 15L Films and Televisió de Catalunya.

Update: 1 June 2021



Albert Badia and Patricia Tamayo


Albert Badia and Patricia Tamayo