Sara Horta



Sara Horta founded the company PIXEL FILMS that worked from 2009 to 2017 and with which she produced several documentaries and acknowledged short films like Sandra Sánchez’s LA NIÑA AZUL (2018), Iván Sáinz Pardo’s AINHOA (2016) or Olga Osorio’s RESTART (2015) among others. Her first feature film as producer in Pixel Films was Andrés Goteira’s DHOGS (2017) in which she took on the Executive Production and Direction Assistantship. Its international premiere was during the Competencia de Vanguardia y Género in BAFICI (Buenos Aires) and afterwards its national premiere was during the Official Section of SITGES. The international sales were handled by the French company Stray Dogs, which achieved great international impact through festivals like Frighfest, Mórbido, BIFFF or Imagine amongst others. In 2018 the film was nominated in the Special Award category at the Feroz Awards and would also become the most awarded film at the Mestre Mateo Awards with Best Feature Film, Best Director and all the Actor and Actress categories. After her experience in Pixel Films, she started working for FRIDA FILMS where she spent more than 4 and a half years as the right hand of Luisa Romeo (EAVE 2016, Producers on the move Cannes 2018 and ACE Producers 2021) as Junior Producer and Development Coordinator. Frida Films is a production company specialized in auteur cinema, which filmography includes TROTE (Xacio Baño, 2018) premiered in Locarno Festival and San Sebastián and MARÍA (Y LOS DEMÁS) (Nely Reguera, 2016) also premiered in San Sebastian and with a successful international impact. The last production from Frida Films she worked on as Production Coordinator from development was TRES (OUT OF SYNC), a Spanish-Lithuanian-French Coproduction directed by Juanjo Giménez, winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated to an Oscar for his short film TIMECODE. The movie participated in Berlin’s Coproduction Market and in Torino Film Lab in 2018, and it premiered in 2021’s Venice Festival and also in Toronto’s International Film Festival. It was the winner of a Goya Award for Best Sound this year. Sara was also a member of the Management Board of the Galician Audiovisual Academy for four years (as Treasurer and Secretary) and in 2018 she participated at the Producers Network from Cannes Festival. Sara Horta publishes in her own blog about alternatives to single use products. Currently she starts a new professional career with Fernanda del Nido (Head of Studies from EAVE-Puentes and member of the EAVE and ACE) in the company SETEMBRO CINE, where she starts working as a producer. She started as executive producer of one of the main developing projects from the company: LA NADADORA directed by Sandra Sánchez and also sharing tasks with Fernanda del Nido in the rest of the projects that the company is developing as THE ARRIVAL OF THE SON by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato or THE WAILING by Pedro Martin-Calero.

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