Borja Cobeaga

Borja Cobeaga is a multi-award winning Spanish film and television screenwriter and director.  In 2003 he directed and co-scripted the acclaimed TV comedy show Vaya Semanita for the Basque TV. His first feature as director, The Friend Zone, saw him nominated as "Best New Director" at the 2010 Goya Awards and his second feature, Love storming (2011), won the "Audience Award" at the Nantes Festival of Spanish cinema. He co-wrote the screenplay of the 2014 comedy blockbuster Ocho apellidos vascos (Spanish Affair) with Diego San José. The film went on to be the highest grossing film in the history of Spanish cinema with over €60 million at the box office.  His third feature as a director, Negotiator, a tragicomedy inspired by talks between the Spanish government and ETA during the truce of 2005, premiered at the 2014 International Film Festival San Sebastian, winning the "Irizar Basque Film Award". Borja Cobeaga continued his collaboration with San José, with whom he co-authored Ocho apellidos catalanes, the sequel of the acclaimed Ocho apellidos vascos. The movie was released in Spain in November 2015.

Since June 2014, he is the president of the Spanish collective management organisation for audiovisual authors, DAMA.