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Gabe Ibáñez

Film director and producer

Lives in Madrid


Gabe Ibáñez was born in 1971. He obtained a B.A. in Image Sciences at the Complutense University (Madrid), where he founded Extipo, a pioneering association specialized in the study and development of computer-generated images. In 1992 he entered the field of digital post-production, where he worked for 8 years as a 3D artist and visual effects supervisor in film and advertising. In 2000 he started working as a commercial director, and in 2001 he founded UserT38, a company dedicated to digital pre-production and post-production.


In 2006, he directed his first short film MÁQUINA, which won the Clermont Ferrand Special Jury Prize in 2007. In 2008, he directed his first feature film HIERRO, which was released in the International Critics Week of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His feature film AUTOMATA, a science fiction film starring Antonio Banderas, premiered in the official section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2014.