A versatile cinematographer, he has been working in the film and advertising industry for 30 years. Creative and innovative, he is continually experimenting with traditional and contemporary techniques for achieving the optimal cinematic effects. He began his career at age 16, following in the footsteps of his father Hans Bürmann, a legendary Spanish-German filmmaker, with whom he worked on a number of successful feature films such as Tesisand Abre los ojos, by Alejandro Amenábar.
Some of his most recent film work includes the feature films Frágil Equilibrio, by Guillermo García López (2017 Goya Award for Best Documentary), Con quien viajas, by Hugo Martín Cuervo and the documentary mini series Atlánticas, by Guillermo García López and Pedro González Khühn.
Documentary filmmaker, multimedia journalist and cultural manager.Based between Madrid and New York. With over 20 years of experience as an audiovisual storyteller, her interest in exploring new narrative formulas led her to New York City, where she has lived since 2005. Her documentary work has been featured at festivals worldwide, winning awards such as the Best Emerging Latina Filmmaker - Independent Film Week in New York, the Best Documentary Award at the San Diego Film Festival, NY Havana Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival of Mexico City, among others. She has also earned support and recognition from such institutions asthe American Critics Association, the International Documentary Association and theNew York Council on the Arts, among others. As a producer and director oftelevision documentaries, she has received four New York Emmy® Awards from the American Academy of Televisionand the Golden Communicator Award from the American Academy of Interactive and Visual Artsfor her work at New York Public Television's CUNY TV. Starting in2011, and alongside her career as a journalist and documentary filmmaker, Yolanda has furthered her facet as a cultural program manager by developing and coordinating innovative cultural initiatives for prestigious centers such as the Jacob Burns Film Center inNew York and the Cineteca at the Matadero Madrid, where she was Artistic Coordinator from 2016 to 2018.
In addition to her work in cultural management and independent documentary filmmaking, she is also now developing communication and storytelling strategies for various festivals and innovation projects funded by the European Union.
Screenwriter and director of such celebrated short films asLlévame a otro sitio (2004), En el hoyo (2006) and Mañana no es otro día (2015). The first fiction film he wrote and directed, La vida era eso, premiered at the 33rdTokyo International Film Festival and in the Official Selection of the 17thSeville European Film Festival (ASECAN Award for Best Film and Best Actress Award to Petra Martínez). The film also won awards at the International Film Festivals of Liverpool (Best Film and Best Director), Marseille (Audience Award, Young Jury Award and Best Actress to Petra Martínez),Transylvania (Best Actress, again, to Petra Martínez) and at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Alexandria (Best Debut Film and Best Actress). It has also won awards at Abycine (Best Film) and at the New Andalusian Film Festivals of Casares (Best Director), Almería (2ndPrize for Best Film), Tudela (Equality Award) and Mérida (Young Jury Award). The film continues worldwide tourn after having been presented at such important international festivals as D'A (Barcelona), Washington, Malaga, Seminci and London. It will soon be presented in Rabat and at the Golden Rooster (China).
In addition, Petra Martínez has recently been nominated at the Forqué Awards. La vida era esois slated for theatrical release on December 10, 2021.