Alberto Vázquez (A Coruña, Spain, 1980) is an animation director, illustrator and cartoonist. His books and comics have been published in countries like Spain, France, Italy, Brazil, Korea and China. He has written and directed short animation Birdboy, Unicorn Blood and Decorado based on his comics. His work has been nominated on four occasions for the Goya Awards, winning the prize three times (best animation film and best animation short film twice). He won over 100 awards in international events and his works have been exhibited in prestigious festivals worldwide such as Cannes, Toronto, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Animafest Zagreb or Slamdance. Recently he finished his first feature film, Psiconautas, co-directed with Pedro Rivero, based on the Vázquez’s eponymous graphic novel. Currently he is working on his second animation feature, Unicorn Wars.
His presence is made thanks to the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).