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 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 block-buster 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 catalaned, the sequel of the acclaimed Ocho apellidos vascos. The movie was released in Spain in November 2015. In 2017, the latest comedy he directed Fe de etarras (Bomb scared) which follows four Basque ETA terrorists planning an attack in Spain, was presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival and released worldwide on the platform Netflix. His last film as screenwriter, Superlopez will be released in 2018.

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