Martin Jalfen

Martin Jalfen

Martin Jalfen



He grew up immersing himself in advertising, script, photography and painting studies.

He started his career working in various ad agencies such as Publicis, FCB, DDB, Grupo Gallegos and La Comunidad (The Community). In 2004 he represented his country in Cannes as a “Young Creative”. During his advertising career he won several awards at festivals: Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio and One Show.

In 2006, Martin founded Amautalab, a multidisciplinary creative studio, where he begins to direct pieces that mixed different techniques of live action, stop motion, 2D animation and 3D.

His independent pieces obtained numerous awards such as the Canal+ Award at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, the Staff prize at the Milano Film Festival, the Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, Resfest, Pictoplasma, Flux Screening in Los Angeles, Paris Porn Film Festival, Bafici and La Boca del Lobo among others.

In 2010 he was chosen to be part of the Saatchi and Saatchi’s “New Talent Directors” held in Cannes.

In 2013 he was invited to be part of the Milano Film Festival Platinum Collection with his short film ¨The Blindness of the Woods¨.

In 2014 Martin directs the music video ¨Profite¨, the song where Benjamin Biolay and Vanessa Paradis sing together. The music video was launch at the Hammer Museum of Los Angeles.

In 2015 he directs the music video for the song ¨Polvora¨, from Leiva´s last album.

In 2016 he finishes a very powerful documentary for Red Bull TV, that mixes funny characters with strong life stories. It was film in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival time.

Nowadays Martin lives in Spain and continues directing projects for all over the world

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