Irene Izquierdo is an independent filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin.
She studied Documentary Direction at filmArche in Berlin from 2012 to 2016, and broadened her film training with animation and sound-design intensive courses at Cimdata in 2014. Together with 13 female colleagues from the filmArche, she co-founded the Film Collective TINT in 2016.
Before discovering film-making, Irene graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Salamanca – working mostly with painting, drawing and photography – and the Master Art in Public Space and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In 2009 she co-founded Process Institute, a collective working on context based participatory projects.
Her personal films consist mostly of short essay documentaries. Among other things, she gave a haircut in front of the Brandenburger Tor while interviewing her customer about the meaning of actions in public spaces, narrated a fictional utopian past inspired by the ruins of a garden colony in Berlin, observed a group of bird watchers at a cemetery from the point of view of a disembodied presence, and investigated what fingernails can tell us about people.
Irene has also directed, shot and edited several image films and videos for conferences and festivals on the topics of education, diversity, intersectional feminism and art, and works as an arts and film facilitator for kids and adults, often in the context of global learning institutions.
She is currently in the pre-production stages of an autobiographical animated documentary about the complexities of sex and relationships, and a video-conversations series on Black Feminisms in Germany in cooperation C. Ugwouke.