Bio & Others
Place of Residence
Catalan, Spanish, English
CANIBAL (Feature Film)
2014 – Goya Award for Best Cinematography
2014 – CEC Award for Best Cinematography
2013 – Festival de San Sebastian 2013. Jury Award for Best Photography
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL (Feature- documental):
2013 – Sundance Film Festival CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD World Cinema Documentary
Born in Barcelona in 1981. I’m graduated in cinematography at ESCAC (University of Barcelona) in 2003.
I started in the industry through the camera department, from video assist on commercials to first camera assistant in feature films.
My first step on the cinematography comes when Edu Grau offers me the second unit cinematography of Buried (Rodrigo Cortés 2010).
From this moment on, events start to accelerate. After having shot some movies as camera operator as well as second unit cinematographer, finally I got the chance to shoot my first feature film Otel.lo (2012) with my ESCAC classmate and friend Hammudi Al-Rahmoun.
In 2013 I won my first prize. The documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? wins “Best Documentary Cinematography Award” in Sundance Film Festival 2013. I received it the next day before starting to shoot Cannibal (a Manuel Martin Cuenca film). Maybe this brought me luck because with this film I won best cinematography at San Sebastian Film Festival 2013 and I was recognized by the Spanish film industry as the best cinematographer of the year with the GOYA 2014.
In 2014 with Jaime’s Rosales “Hermosa Juventud” I had the chance to be in Cannes Film Festival for the first time, the movie had been selected in “One certain regard”.
Onwards to recent years Pau Esteve has continued his career as cinematographer lighting acknowledged tv series like “La Peste” and stand out films as “Intemperie” and “Tiempo después” (2018).