Juan Palacios is a Basque filmmaker and an artistic researcher with a background in Environmental Studies and an MA in Film (cum laude) from the Netherlands Film Academy. With a particular interest in the boundaries between human culture and the non-human, mysticism and materialism, he employs imagery from a natural world to create an alternative universe.

His first feature documentary film, PEDALÓ, was awarded at San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2016. His second feature film, MESETA (INLAND), is a sensorial trip through the empty landscape of Spain. It has been awarded at CPH:DOX 2019, L'Alternativa 2019 and Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema in Pesaro 2019 among others. His third feature, As the Tide Comes In, had its World Premiere at IDFA's International Competition and it was the opening film of Visions du Reel. It has also been shown at CPH:DOX, Thessaloniki Film Festival, True False, and Gothenburg Film Festival among others.

In 2019 he did a residency in Tabakalera (Spain) and he was part of Berlinale Talents. He has received the Statens Kunstfond Working Grant in Denmark three times. In 2023 he started working as a researcher in the Lectoraat program of the Netherlands Film Academy.

Cinematographer upon request.