Ainara Vera

Filmmaker & Editor

Ainara is developing and directing her second feature film called "Polaris", portrait of an incredible expedition skipper that explores Greenland. She was as well the assistant director of the film "Aquarela" that partly took place in Greenland, using a 100ft expedition schooner to reach remote locations.


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Ainara Vera is a creative documentary filmmaker and editor. How humans relate to nature is the main field of her body of work.  Her first short documentary "Sertres" - world premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2014 - was awarded Navarre Young Artist award. Then she co-directed the film "Demonstration" along with other 32 students and filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky.

Her first feature film "See you tomorrow, God Willing!" was world premiered at IDFA in 2017, and selected in a multitude of festivals including DOK.fest Munchen, Doc NYC, Cartagena de Indias, Punto de Vista International Film Festival, or DocsBarcelona among others.


Ainara on the set of Aquarela. Photo Credit: Stine Heilmann

Ainara worked for six years as First Assistant Director and editor on Victor Kossakovsky's films "Varicella" and "Aquarela. She is the co-writer of "Gunda", which premiered in Berlinale in 2020.

She connected with expedition sailing in the Arctic during the filming of "Aquarela" - a stunning feature documentary directed by Victor Kossakovsky. She was an assistant director and sailed with the film crew in Greenland during 3 weeks long expedition, as well crossed the Atlantic from Cascais to Nuuk on a 100ft expedition schooner Polski Hak

Ainara works as a story consultant and editor for documentary projects, and as a project’s tutor at the Creative Documentary Filmmaking Master’s Degree at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

Currently she is developing and directing her second feature film called "Polaris", portrait of an incredible expedition skipper that explores Greenland. 

Extract from the film "Polaris" directed by Ainara Vera




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