Paul Urkijo Alijo


Paul Urkijo Alijo was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country), in 1984. From an early age, he was passionate about cinema, illustration, literature, comics and the fantasy genre. He especially enjoyed reading myths and traditional fairy tales.

In 2008, he graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and began working professionally in audiovisual production, illustration and computer graphics. It was here that he first started to write and produce his own fictional and animated short films.

In 2016, he wrote, produced and directed his first feature-length film, Errementari. A fantasy film based on the Basque folk tale Patxi Errementaria. The films he has written and directed have won more than 130 national and international awards and have been selected over 400 times at festivals around the world.


Irati (2022)
Errementari (2018)

Dar-Dar (2020),
Naara (2015)
El bosque negro (2013)
Los monstruos no existen (2011)
Ohe azpiko Zera (2010)
Playing with Death(2010)
Cuchillo, McGregor y el vasco (2008)
El pez plomo (2007)
Iltzeak/Clavos (2005)