Pedro Rivero

Spain, 1969


Pedro Rivero is a writer, screenwriter, producer and director

of cinema and television, graphic novelist and theater author.

He was president of the Guild of Basque Writers since

2002 to 2008. He worked as a co-screenwriter in feature films

of animation like Ignatus de Loyola (1992) and Goomer (1998),

Winner of the Goya Award for Best Animation Feature Film

in 1999.


Produced and co-wrote La Crisis Carnivora (2007),

first Spanish flash animation film, with

Thirty selections at international festivals.

He is co-director, co-writer and executive producer of

short film Birdboy (2010), winner of 43 awards, including the Goya Award for Best Animation Short Film 2012 for the Oscars. Sangre de Unicornio (2013), which won twenty-six prizes and more than one hundred and fifty selections in international festivals. He was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Animation Short Film 2015.

His work of animation has been complemented with the production of scripts for television animation series, jury member in festivals, author of theater plays and comic and advertising scriptwriter.


The film Psiconautas is winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Feature Film 2017, tackling issues such as the environmental crisis, pollution and drugs. Its history refers to the Galicia of the 80s when heroin began to enter the coast, leaving several generations truncated by addiction. It uses the symbolism through some anthropomorphic creatures that connect directly with the story-telling element present in the stories.











Psiconauts, the forgotten children of

Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero

Projection + Q & A

Room X, Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico

Saturday, December 2

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free admission








Psiconauts, the forgotten children is an atypical work that uses the typical iconography of the cartoon series to tell us an intense poetic and social history. In it, it is narrated the struggle of its two protagonists Birdboy and Dinki, who try to escape the asphyxiating atmosphere that is breathed on the island where they live, a place that lost all its splendor because of a terrible industrial accident.


Master Class


Pedro Rivero teaches

Saturday, December 2

11:00 - 15:00 hours

University of Communication (Zacatecas 120, North Rome)

Cost: $ 300



Is an animation movie written in the same way as an actual movie?

The technical process does not determine what is written, but the graphic character can determine how it is written.

Based on the scriptwriting and audiovisual language tools, we will find out how the creative procedure of an animated film can become a unique cinematographic experience.

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