José Bautista is a Spanish Multimedia Producer & Film Editor, Composer, Sound Artist / Designer & Documentary Filmmaker. He’s also the founder of KanseiSounds and Altamar Films co-founder. He’s also part of The Living Med projectLives and works in Madrid, Spain.

Apart from his own personal audiovisual projects in which he offers a unique sound design as well as a distinctive musical approach he has collaborated with renowned photographers, videographers and news agencies around the world. Likewise, his one of a kind Video Art and Sound Installations have been exhibited in Spain and abroad (Japan, Moscow, France and UK). He has also directed several experimental documentaries: “Break In” (2016), “The Sleeping Land” (2017) and “Damascus: The Silence of War” (2019).

Among many other awards José’s productions have accumulated 4 World Press Photo Prizes in the Multimedia category, First Prize Sound & Image Challenge International Festival of Macau, First Prize at the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) again in Multimedia category, First Prize best Film Editing at the SIMA Awards, First Prize Multimedia category at Prix Bayeux Calvados, First Prize at the LENS Culture Multimedia Award, and First Prize at VISA Pour L’image Web Documentary Award.

CLIENTS

SELECTED AWARDS

– PREMIOS GOYA 2020: Official Short Documentary Film Candidate for “NEETU”. Script, Film Editing & Original Music. 2020.
– ADRIATIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: First Prize Documentary Award for “The Silence of War: Damascus”. Direction, Film Editing, Original Music. 2019.
– DOK LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMS 2018: Official Selection & Next Masters Competition for “The Sleeping Land”. Direction, Script, Film Editing & Original Music. 2018.
– FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOS “EL HERALDO” 2017: Best Latin american short film for “Huicholes del Tabaco”, a project by César Rodriguez. Script, Film Editing & Original Music. 2017.
– EKOTOPFILM FESTIVAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FILMS 2017: First Prize Shortfilms for “Huicholes del Tabaco”, a project by César Rodriguez. Script, Film Editing & Original Music. 2017.
– PICTURES OF THE YEAR LATIN AMERICAN (POYLatam) 2017: First Prize Multimedia for “Huicholes del Tabaco”, a project by César Rodriguez. Script, Film Editing & Original Music. 2017.
– SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL FIML FESTIVAL 2016, MACAU Best documentary for “BREAK IN”, directed by Mikel Aristregi & José Bautista. 2016.
– FECISO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE SOCIAL CASTILLA LA MANCHA 2016 Best documentary for “BREAK IN”, directed by Mikel Aristregi & José Bautista. 2016.
– FIFC PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO 2016 Best social short documentary for “BREAK IN”, directed by Mikel Aristregi & José Bautista. 2016.
– WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA AWARDS 2016: 2nd Prize, Long Form category for “BREAK IN”, directed by Mikel Aristregi & José Bautista. 2016.
– PICTURES OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL (POYI): First Prize award in the Multimedia News category for “In the same board”, a story by Francesco Zizola. Multimedia Editor, Sound Design & Original Music. 2016.
– SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA): First Prize for Cinematography Short Documentary for BREAK IN, directed by Mikel Aristregi & José Bautista. 2015.
– EVOLUTION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015: Best short documentary for “FORCED”. With Altamar Films. Film & Sound Editor and Original Music. 2015.
– PICTURES OF THE YEAR LATIN AMERICAN (POYLatam) 2015: 2nd Prize Multimedia for “Calcio Storico”, Music, Sound Design, Multimedia Editor and Postproduction. 2015.
– SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA): Best Film Editor Award for “FORCED”. 2015.
– WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST 2015: Third Prize for “At the Gates of Europe”, Original Music. 2015.
– EVOLUTION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Best short documentary for “GirlZtalk”. With Altamar Films. Film editor and original music. 2014.
– PRIX BAYEUX CALVADOS 2014: First prize for “Grozny: 9 cities”. With Verso Images & Chewbahat. Music, Sound Design, Multimedia installation editor. 2014.
– BCN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Best Documentary for “Calcio Storico”. Music, Sound Design, Multimedia Editor and Postproduction. 2014.
– WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST 2014: Third Prize for “Calcio Storico”, Music, Sound Design, Multimedia Editor and Postproduction. 2014.
– AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS (APA): Best Editorial Feature for “Into the Shadows”. With Altamar films. Music, Sound Design, Multimedia Editor and Postproduction. 2013.
– WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST 2013: First Prize for “Into the Shadows”. With Altamar films. Music, Sound Design, Multimedia Editor and Postproduction. 2013.
– LENS CULTURE MULTIMEDIA AWARD: First Prize for “Grozny, 9 cities”. 2011. With Verso Images. Music, Sound and Multimedia production.
– VISA POUR L’IMAGE: First Prize Webdocumentary “La Zone”. By Guillaume Herbaut. Music and Sound. 2011.
– FRANCE 24-RFI: First Prize for “La Zone” web documentary. By Guillaume Herbaut. Music and Sound. 2011.
– MUT DOCUMENTARY SHORTFILM FESTIVAL: Jury price for “Haiti, the earth that died screaming” by Pep Bonet. Music & Audiovisual Production. 2011.
– PHOTOESPAÑA: Special mention for “Paloma al aire”. By Ricardo Cases. Music & Audiovisual Production. 2010.