Jorge Naranjo director and scriptwriter

Jorge Naranjo


JORGE NARANJO (Seville, 1976) is a screenwriter and director. His first feature film, ‘Casting’ (2013) premiered as part of the Official Section of the 16th Malaga Spanish Film Festival, where it was awarded two ‘Biznagas de Plata’ (Best Recurring Actor and Best Recurring Actress for the entire cast). The film was created from a short film of the same name – which earned considerable success at the 11th Notodofilmfest. This achievement allowed him to premiere two sequels on the same platform: ‘Casting Two’ and later ‘Casting Three’, all of which constitute a trilogy that would be the germ of its first major piece.

The film “Las Niñas de Cristal”, its release date pending and written with its director, Jota Linares, is his first assignment as a screenwriter for NETFLIX. In addition, his series “Poeta en Nueva York”, based on the trip that Federico García Lorca took, is one of the projects selected for the Spanish Film Academy Residencies 2020-2021. Furthermore, the pilot episode of “Vinagreta Garbo”, another fiction of his own creation, won second prize in the final of the International 2021 TV Series Pilot Competition organized by Filmarket Hub. Another of his feature film scripts, “Los 40 son los nuevos”, which was granted financial aid by the Community of Madrid in 2019, was selected for the Sources 2 Script Check Workshop, and is currently seeking funding.

On the other hand, his latest short film, “Cumplevidas” (2017), made in collaboration with the Primera Toma school and the Diversión Solidaria Foundation, and created in a workshop with children with oncological diseases, took part in the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. His previous work, “Un billete a nunca jamás”, was shortlisted for the 2018 Goya Awards and has won more than 30 awards. This film is based on a text of the same name by the author, which won the 1st Short Story Award at the Astorga Christmas Contest. Other outstanding short films are “Llama ya”, “Cinco contra uno”, “Superhero” or “Los niños de Charlot”. As for television, he has written for production companies such as Globomedia, Isla, El Terrat, Nueva Línea (“José Mota Presenta”) and has developed formats for Ganga, the creators of “Cuéntame cómo pasó”. In 2015, he was a member of the jury of the SGAE’s 2nd TV Series Creation Lab. Regarding theatre, he has written and directed “AMOR”, a play that ran for several months at Madrid’s Sala Tú. He has also made several promotional videos as well as taken marketing and creative duties for films such as “Cuerpo de Élite”, “La Tribu”, “Lo dejo cuando quiera”, “Arde Madrid”, “Hasta el cielo”, “Way Down”, “Operación Camarón” and “Sevillanas de Brooklyn”.

Since July 2017, he has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences within the specialty of Directing, where he collaborated in the project-book “Cine y Educación”, a subject that has always interested him. In 2020, he was elected president of CREAMOS, association of directors and screenwriters of Andalusia, a position he currently holds.

He has also given several workshops and courses on screenwriting and acting at institutions such as Central de Cine, Primera Toma, Séptima Mars, the Madrid Film Institute or Centro Actúa. In the latter, he taught a workshop on the creation of television series along with director Fernando Colomo in April 2016. He has also directed music videos for artists such as Julio de la Rosa, El Imperio del Perro or Niños Mutantes. Currently, he has created his own production company, NANA FILMS, with which he has begun to finance his next work, a short film titled “7 formas de decir adiós”.

“LAS NIÑAS DE CRISTAL”. Scriptwriter. Netflix. 2022.
– Malaga Festival Award: Official Selection

“CASTING”. Director, screenwriter and producer.
– 2 Biznagas de Plata (All actors) in the XVI Spanish Film Festival of Malaga. Official Section.
– Audience Award Festival of New Andalusian Cinema.
– Costa Quebrada Award. Festival Piélagos en Corto.
– Special Mention of Criticism. Madrid PNR Film Festival.
– Spanish Cinema section. Valladolid International Film Week – SEMINCI.
– Compétition Premier Film Section. Toulouse Spanish Film Festival CINESPAÑA.


“UN BILLETE A NUNCA JAMÁS”. Director and Screenwriter. Sevilla, 2016.
– ASECAN Award for Best Fiction Short Film. 2017.
– SGAE Foundation Award Best Short Film at the Seville European Film Festival.
– Prize for the Best Fiction Short Film in X Short Films for Equality (Valencia).
– Best Short, Direction, Actress and Art Award at Comedy Film Festival (Tarazona).
– Pávez Awards for Best Actress, Best Secondary Actor and Audience Awards (Talavera).

“CUMPLEVIDAS”. Director and Screenwriter. Madrid, 2017.
– Selected at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

“LLAMA YA”. Director, Screenwriter and Co-Producer. Sevilla/Madrid, 2012.
– Best Interpretation Award (Isabel Osca) in the VIII Edition of Notodofilmfest.

“CINCO CONTRA UNO”. Director, Screenwriter and Producer. Sevilla, 2007.
– Award for Best Andalusian Short Film at XV Festival of Young Filmmakers of Granada.
– Prize for the Best Video Short Film Festival of Moncayo Comedia de Tarazona and the Moncayo.
– Award for Best Short of Aljarafe I International Short Film Festival of Aljarafe.
– Best Andalusian Short Film Award at the IV Artificice Short Film Festival of Loja.

“LOS NIÑOS DE CHARLOT”. Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editing. Sevilla, 2004.
– Award for Best Documentary Short. IV Contest of the Diputación de Málaga.
– RTVA Award for Best Short Film at the V Week of CIne Joven de Córdova.
– Honorable Mention II Sample of the Independent Documentary Cádiz.

“SUPERHERO”. Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editing. Nueva York, 2003.
– First Prize Short Film Contest of the IAJ Young Film Week.
– First Prize II Sala El Cachorro Short Film Contest in Seville.

REEL 2019