Ibon Olaskoaga is an award-winning editor and director of documentaries. A native of Spain, he graduated from San Sebastian’s ESCiVi (School of Cinema and Video) and began working as an offline and online editor in Barcelona in 1991. He then launched a career as a director for a travel-magazine, work that allowed him to travel worldwide and ignited his interest in documentary film. To pursue this passion he moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990’s to study documentary production at “UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television”. In L.A he worked as a field-producer/editor for Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español. His work in California garnered him three “Emmy nominations” and one “L.A. Emmy Award” for “Best promo campaign” in 2003.
During the last 15 years Ibon has been devoted exclusively to documentaries working as an editor, writer/director, and supervising-editor on more than twenty award-winning feature documentaries. He was visual-director and editor of Bucarest- La Memoria Perdida, winner of the “Goya Award” from the Spanish National Film Academy, “Gaudi Award” Catalan Film and Arts Academy, and “Best Editing Award” from the Tepoztlan Film Festival, Mexico. He edited and co-wrote Maria and I, nominated for Spain’s “Goya Award”. He has worked on two of Denis Delestrac’s previous films. As editing consultant-supervisor on PAX Americana, “Best Documentary” Whistler Film Festival, British Columbia; and he also co-edited Sand Wars, selected in over 30 festivals and winner of 11 awards including a “Gold Panda”, the “Greenpeace Prize” and a “Gemini Award”.