Javier Olivera - Javier Olivera

Javier Olivera
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Birth 1969 View and modify data on Wikidata
Buenos Aires ( Argentina ) View and modify data on Wikidata
nationality Argentina
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Occupation Film director , screenwriter and visual artist View and modify data on Wikidata

Javier Olivera ( Buenos Aires , 1969 ) is a visual artist, director and screenwriter of Argentine cinema who lives and works in Madrid , Spain . He is the son of the renowned film director Héctor Olivera .

Professional activity

He learned painting with Luis Felipe Noé and Eduardo Stupía , later he studied cinema in the United States at the University of California UCLA and literature at the Ortega y Gasset Foundation in Spain . In cinema, he co-wrote and directed films that were screened at international festivals and exhibitions, such as The Visitor (1999), El camino (2000), Floresta (2007), Mika, mi guerra de España (2013) and La sombra (2015). He co-directed with Héctor Olivera and Alejandro Maci the unitary seriesLaura and Zoe broadcast in 1998 by ( Channel 13 ) starring Cecilia Roth and Susú Pecoraro . He directed series and documentary videos for Bacua , the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs , Canal Encuentro , Telesur and UNICEF and, in parallel, since 1990 he has produced works -paintings, photos, single-channel videos and video installations- that were exhibited inside and outside his country in cultural centers, art galleries and museums in individual and group exhibitions, some of which are part of private collections in Argentina, Spain, the United States and France. [ 1]



Bernardo O' Higgins

Script collaboration
Meritorious direction
Meritorious production
Assistant director
Making of

Awards and nominations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina , 2015
Association of Cinematographic Chroniclers of Argentina , Condor Awards 2016
Condor Awards 2010
  • Candidate for the Best First Feature Award
  • The visitor


  1. «The film“ La sombra ”presented by its director Javier Olivera from Argentina» . Archived from the original on January 15, 2018 . Retrieved January 12, 2018 .

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