Senior lecturer
Departament de Comunicació
CINEMA, Aesthetic Research of Audiovisual Media Group

+34 93 542 1195
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Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona


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Holder of a Doctorate in Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University, Ivan Pintor teaches Contemporary cinema tendencies, Visual languages' evolution, and History of comic at the Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication at the UPF, and of Contemporary Crossroads between cinema, television and comic at UPF's Master in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies. As a programmer, Ivan Pintor has headed numerous cycles for CaixaForum, as well as the Gesture Mutations in European Cinema International Conference (UPF, 2012), he has produced audiovisual pieces for museums and television, usually writes in the supplement «Cultura/s» of La Vanguardia and has taught in universities from Italy, Colombia and Argentina. Ivan Pintor has also worked as a screenwriter in television as well as in cinema, in films such as La substància (2016), directed by Lluís Galter.

With his writings, Ivan Pintor has participated in more than forty books, the main ones being Werner Herzog, Espejismos de sueños olvidados (2015), Mad Men (2015, Errata Naturae), Endo-Apocalisse. The Walking Dead, l’immaginario digitale, il post-umano (2015, Area Blu Edizioni), On the Edge of the Panel. Essays on Comics Criticism (2015, Cambridge Scholars), Nagisa Oshima (Donostia Zinemaldia-Festival de Cine San Sebastián; Filmoteca Española, 2013), La Strada di Fellini (Liguori, 2013), Poéticas del gesto en el cine contemporáneo (Intermedio, 2013), Totes les cartes (CCCB, 2012), Le Cinéma de Julio Medem (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008), Universo Lynch (Calamar Ediciones/Festival de Sitges, 2006) or Naomi Kawase. El cine en el umbral (T&B Editores, 2008). 


Research lines

  • Comparative film studies. 
  • Contemporary cinema studies. 
  • Iconography and iconology in film. 
  • Symbolic hermeneutics and myth criticism in film. 
  • Analysis and history of comics and sequential narrative. 
  • Transmedia narratives and intertextuality: films, comics, literature, painting, videogames. 
  • Extras, cinema and historicity.
  • Aby Warburg.