Miguel Ángel Pérez Blanco has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication, graduating with a research project on cinematographic space and time in the films of Brian de Palma. He lectures on the official undergraduate degree in Film Studies, as well as on various Master's degrees at TAI (Madrid University School of the Arts) and other institutions. He has directed two short films. The first, 'Carretera al atlántico' (2011), was produced by ECAM and has been screened at numerous festivals in Spain and Europe, winning many prizes in different sections (Zinebi 2012) and the Castilla y León Young Arts Award for filmmakers under 30. In 2012 he set up his own production company, Zapruder Films, with which he has produced various fictional projects which have been selected by several international festivals. His second short film, 'Los dinosaurios ya no viven aquí', won the prize for best short film at the 58th Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI). The film travelled to many other festivals that same year, being the only Spanish production to compete at the Moscow and Mar de Plata Film Festivals. In 2017, he premièred his first feature film, 'EUROPA', which to date has competed at the D’A Barcelona FF, Moscow, Thessaloniki, Las Palmas, IBAFF, Seminci, Márgenes and Cinespaña. He is currently working on three fictional projects which all form part of the same universe: 'Y mientas, nosotros (en la noche)', 'Los días siguientes fueron agradables' and 'Un lago sin nombre'.