Biography

Felipe Alejandro Rico Atara

Felipe Rico Atara (Bogota, 1983) is Audiovisual / Multimedia Director with more than 10 years of experience. Bachelor in Communication – emphasis in Audiovisual, with postgraduate studies in Digital Creation and Visual Arts & Multimedia. During the years 2006 and 2013 I lived between Valencia, Berlin and London. I worked for the International Tennis Federation as Audiovisual / Multimedia Creator. Upon returning to Colombia, I performed the same functions for the Bogota´s Mayor Office and began my journey as a university professor. And in 2015 I created the IZE Foundation, a project dedicated to supporting and making visible proposals and social realities through audiovisual communication.

During my career I have made dozens of institutional videos, some short films and a feature length documentary called “Inextinguishable” that tells the story of life and struggle of Ana Cecilia Niño y Daniel Pineda, leaders of a citizen movement called Colombian without Asbestos. “Inextinguishable” was released on Caracol TV, the biggest private channel in Colombia. Also, it was broadcasted on its international signal (reaching more than 25 countries). It has obtained the Best Social Film Award (2019) at the New York City International Films Infest Festival – NYCIFIF and the Honorable Mention (2018) at the Barichara Green Film Festival – FESTIVER.

Since 2017 I live in Mallorca working as freelance filmmaker, specialized in weddings and corporative videos. Also, I am currently developing a second feature length documentary film.