IFF Gijón 2006 - Official Selection
IFF Buenos Aires 2007 - Official Selection
IFF San Sebastian 2007 - Made in Spain
Madridimagen 2007 - Official Selection
IFF Estoril 2007 - Official Selection
Annecy Spanish Cinema Biennial 2008- Official Selection
Cinelatino Film Festival 2008 - Official Selection
He starts his film labour as director assistant and making some S-8 and 16mm short-films. In 1982, he co-produces the feature film Héctor, directed by Carlos Pérez-Ferre and with the actor Ovidi Montllor playing the main character, selected in IFF Berlin 1982 and awarded with several internationals prizes. In 1984, José Mª de Orbe gets a Full Bright grant to study Filmmaking in the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, Ca., being the first Spanish student in the Speciality of Film Direction in this institution. Back to Spain in 1986, he works as director of commercials, winning some international prizes in Cannes, New York, San Sebastian, FIAP, etc. At the same time, he was dedicated to the writing of scripts and the documentary project De Chillida a Hokusai, creación de una obra. In 2000, he meets Jaime Rosales and they decide to create, all together with María José Díez Álvarez, the film production company FRESDEVAL FILMS, with the intention of producing their own feature film projects, based in renewed criteria for independent filmmaking. So, in 2006, José María de Orbe makes his first feature film, La línea recta, written in collaboration with the critic and scriptwriter Daniel Vázquez Villamediana.
La línea recta (2006)
Lifeguard, 17 min, B/N, Video.
Jonathan what the hell, 21min, B/N, video.
Neon, 14 min, Color, video.
INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENT FESTIVAL CANNES:
Preservativos Personal, Bronze Lion
Blanco Nuclear, Bronze Lion
INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENT FESTIVAL SAN SEBASTIAN: Blanco Nuclear, Bronze Sun Award
Gutierrez,Bronze Sun Award.
Other awards and short list in some international advertisement festivals as NEW YORK, FIAP, SAN SEBASTIAN, etc.
Héctor, de Carlos Pérez Ferre.
Largometraje, 35mm, 90min, Color, 1982.
IFF San Sebastian.
2º Premio Nuevos Realizadores. Premio Mejor fotografía.
Premio de la UNESCO a los derechos humanos.
Mención especial del jurado. IFF Bastia Premio Especial del Jurado.
Premio de la Critica Internacional.
Premio del Público.
Mejor Interpretación Masculina (Ovidi Montllor).
SPANISH MINISTRY OF CULTURE Premio Especial Calidad del Ministerio de Cultura.
Las horas del día, de Jaime Rosales.
Un instante en la vida ajena, de J.L. López Linares
Largometraje documental, 35mm, 100 min. Color 2003.