Born in Bilbao (Basque Country) in 1963, holds a PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country and currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the Public University of Navarre. As a filmmaker his filmography centres on issues of social, cultural and human interest. His first fiction short film, The Light Forest (El bosque de la luz) was awarded the gold medal by the UNICA (UNESCO Independent Filmmakers Union) in 2004. His short film Ainhoa and the Sea (Ainhoa y el mar) entered the competition at the DIY Film Festival, Hollywood, in 2006. In 2007 Ardia was one of the entrants at the International Festival on Cinema and Technology, in Los Angeles, New York and Orlando (USA). His latest short film Ardia won the Selected Work Award at the Tokyo Video Festival, in 2007, and won the best experimental award at the Canada International Film Festival. Several of his works have been screened on TV (ETB, ATEI Iberoamericana and cable channels). The script of the feature film Seven Valleys, in co-authorship, was selected to enter the competition at the New York Queens International Film Festival in November 2006. It was finalist at the Hollywood's WriteMovies script contest.
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