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.
In 2019 he did a residency in Tabakalera (Spain) and he was part of Berlinale Talents.