Son of a Greek father and a Spanish mother, Jorge Tsabutzoglu was born in Malaga in 1975. He’s a graduate in Educational Psycology and is Master in Communication, Information and Audiovisual Business Management by the University of Barcelona, getting the year after the completion of his studies to work in coproduction with TV3 and Canal Sur TV, two of the most important TV channels of Spain, to produce the documentary "Students for freedom" (“Estudiantes por la libertad”).
With his first short-film “Despecho” (Spite), made without yet any links with the audiovisual sector, he became finalist in the national competition Certamen Sala 2 Dos Hermanas 2003, which helped him as a learning expereince and gained him his first profesional contacts in the sector. He opted for the documentary format in his second project Buscando un Respiro (Searching for a Breather), for which he got financing from Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud, and with which he partcipated in various renowned festivals such as the 30th Huelva’s Iberoamerican Cinema Festival, the 12th Cataluna’s International Festival of Cinema and Environment, and the III Sobrarbe’s Ethnographic Documentary Festival (Huesca). He then founded his own production company and started to combine the duties of a screenwriter, director and executive producer.
As a matter of fact, his documentary Pueblos sin Camino (Towns without Road) was produced by Aragon’s successful production company Nanuk PA, whose staff he met in the Festival of Espiello where he took the project to present it in search for financing.
He has recently directed the short film “La última boda” - The last Wedding (35mm, 2009), with subsidy from the Consejeria de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucia and produced by Lemendu Films, company winner of several international awards for short films like ““El censor” and “Hombres de paja”.
Short film credits
Towns Without Road
Spain | Mar 2009 | 44:45
Fernando, an almost-retired man from Zaragoza, tries to find the way to move to the Valle de la Guarguera, where are the main Spanish ecovillages.