Juan Antonio BAYONA

Director, Script Writer, Producer



Juan Antonio Bayona has established himself as one of Spain’s most acclaimed filmmakers, resonating with audiences and critics all over the world. His debut film, The Orphanage, premiered at la Semaine de la Critique in 2007 where it received a standing ovation. In 2012, he directed The Impossible, which won five Goya Awards, including Best Director, and was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe awards in the category of Best Actress for Naomi Watts. In 2016 he directed A Monster Calls, followed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series. His latest film, the Academy Award nominated Society of the Snow, has been celebrated for its deep humanism and technical prowess, won twelve Goya Awards, and is a testament to his mastery of the craft.

Jury attendance

  • Member Feature films, 2024