Karlos Alastruey is a Basque and Bahá'í filmmaker from Bilbao, based in Navarre. He started making films in 2003 after a visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina that impressed him. He has created critically-acclaimed films that have screened worldwide at over 100 international film festivals and earned 20 awards. His work deals with the human identity, the condition of woman, and the teenage viewpoint (in his words, "the most sincere age in a human life"). He creates films with surreal, fantasy and experimental elements. Sitges International Film Festival reserved a full slot to premiere three of his films in 2012. His feature film "Sometime in the Night" (2016) received the award to best foreign feature at the prestigious Action On Film Festival 2016, California.