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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Paz Fábrega

Paz FÁBREGA (1979, Costa Rica) studied still photography and journalism before going to the London Film School. She graduated in 2006 with the short film Temporal. That same year, she founded her own production company Temporal Films. Cuilos (2008) was nominated for a Leopards of Tomorrow award at Locarno Film Festival. She released her feature debut Agua fría de mar in 2010, and the film premiered at IFFR and won a Tiger Award. Viaje (2015) became the first Central American film to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.


Temporal (2006, short), Cuilos/Guinea Pigs (2008, short), Agua fría de mar/Cold Water of the Sea (2010), Viaje (2015), Aurora (2020)

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Paz Fábrega at IFFR

  • Aurora

    A loving, painstaking study of the dilemmas of a girl facing an unwanted pregnancy and the woman helping her.

    • Big Screen Competition
  • Agua fría de mar

    A young Costa Rican couple on holiday discover one evening a seven-year-old girl who has run away. The next morning she has disappeared.

    • VPRO Tiger Awards Competition
  • Cuilos

    Beautiful little drama by the maker of Agua fría de mar (VPRO Tiger Award nomination, 2010) about a mother and daughter in the slums of San José, Cost

    • Spectrum Shorts