Isabel Herguera studied Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany and Animation at the California Institute of the Arts (Calarts). She worked for several animation productions in Los Angeles before returning to Spain in 2003 to direct Animac, the International Animation Festival of Cataluña and to take on the coordination and programing for the Laboratory of Moving Image (LIM) in Arteleku, Center for Contemporary Art in San Sebastian, Spain. She has directed and produced several short films including La Gallina Ciega (2005), Ámár (2010), Bajo la Almohada (2012), Amore d’inverno (2015) and Kutxa Beltza (2016). Her films have won over fifty international awards, including a Goya Award nomination in 2006 and have been widely shown in festivals and venues around the world. Since 2005 she has taught regularly, an experimental animation workshop, at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, India. For the last three years she has been a guest animation professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China.