About Me

Pol Ponsarnau (1980) is a catalan director, living and working between Barcelona and Berlin since 2010. He studied Audiovisual Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and as an Erasmus Student at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. He directed Music Videos for Four Music/Sony and Warner Music, TV and online commercials for Fanta, Audi and Bimbo and co-directed the documentary "B-Side" that went to international festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam. Since 2015 Pol has been working on fictional projects. His awarded first short film: “Food, First”, a comedic drama about love relationships in a Berlin hipster restaurant, premiered at the 28th Filmfest Dresden and has been running in competition at more than 70 festivals nationally and internationally. His new project ‘Tara and the Blue’ has received the support of german and spanish public institutions BKM, Kuratorium Junge Deutscher Film, ICEC and will be shot in 2019.
Pol Ponsarnau is currently working as a director for fiction, commercial and music video between his two homes, Berlin and Barcelona.

Awards

NRFF

AMSTERDAM

HONOURABLE MENTION

2018

18. SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE

PUBLIKUMSPREIS

2017

NORTH CAROLINA

FOUNDER'S AWARD

2016

16.

FILMPLUS

NOM. ARRI MEDIA FÖRDERPREIS SCHNITT

2016

WORLDFEST HOUSTON

BRONZE

REMI AWARD

2016

FOUNDERS AWARD

​Sept. 1, 2016
5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS

(Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)

3. JOHANN PHILIPP PALM PREIS

Sept. 10, 2016
1st INN KURZFILMFESTIVAL BRAUNAU

(Short Film Competition, Austria)

 

NOM. ARRI MEDIA FÖRDERPREIS SCHNITT

OOct. 21, 2016

16th FILMPLUS – Festival for the art of film editing

(Young Talent Award Section, Cologne, Germany)

NOM. LA NEW FILMMAKERS AWARD

Sep. 10, 2016

NEWFILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

Best New Filmmakers Nominee (CA, USA)

 

NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Mar. 29, 2018

Winner Honourable Mention (Amsterdam)