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Jorge Coira

  • Jorge Coira © EFE

    Jorge Coira © EFE






Date of birth


"Film, television and documentary director. He made one of the most popular series on Televisión de Galicia: “Mareas vivas”."

He was born in Rábade (Lugo) in 1971. He went to high school with the actor Luis Tosar, with whom he started to make short films and videoclips. He spent ten years making short films, until the early 1990s, when he moved to Santiago de Compostela, where he attended screenwriting, playwriting and directing classes. Soon afterwards he started to work for Televisión de Galicia. He directed documentaries and fiction series such as “Mareas vivas”. In 2002 he released “Entre bateas”, a TV movie on drug trafficking on the Galician coasts. In 2004 he presented his first feature film at the Malaga Film Festival: “The Year of the Tick”. Back then he attended several courses at the European Film Academy and was invited to the first Talent Campus organised by the Berlin Film Festival. He continued directing documentaries and TV series such as “Padre Casares”, “El comisario” and “Pelotas”. In 2010 he released his second film, “18 comidas”.


Mestre Mateo Award for Best Director (2004)
Mestre Mateo Award for Best Director (2010)
Goya Award for Best Editor (2016)

Essential works

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    El año de la garrapata (direction)

    The debut work of Jorge Coira is a comedy with an original narrative structure.

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  • Filming. 18 comidas © Tic Tac Producciones

    18 comidas (direction, script)

    The second feature film by Jorge Coira features an unusual series of interconnected stories and improvised dialogues.

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Other highlighted works

  • Vida nas mareas
  • Entre bateas
  • Días de reparto
  • ¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?

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