After having filmed the short films “El niño bubónico” (1991) and “La invención de la leche” (1993), he directed “Alicia”, his first short film on celluloid, with which he was able to grumble. The short film made a great impression at the Sitges Film Festival and won the best short film award.
Balagueró made his feature film directorial debut with “Los sin nombre” (1999), based on a novel by Ramsey Campbell. The film was presented at multiple film festivals around the world, collecting several awards including the Best Film Award at the Fantasy Festival (the most important fantasy film festival in North America).
Three years later, Balagueró returned to Fantasía with “Darkness” (2002), the first film that the Catalan director filmed in English.
The third film of Balagueró, “Frágiles”, premiered in 2005. In 2007, Balagueró began the work of filming “REC”, his fourth film that would be followed later by “REC 2” (2009).
For his thriller “Mientras duermes” he won the prize for Best Director.
2017 premiere “Musa”.