Lois Patiño combined his studies in Psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with cinema studies at Escuela TAI. He continued his cinema education at the New York Film Academy and in Barcelona, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Creative Documentary at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He attended courses in video creation at the Universität der Künste Berlin and different workshops with artists and filmmakers such as Joan Jonas, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín or Daniel Canogar.
With his short film Mountain in Shadow (2012) he won several awards at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand (France), the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (Romania) and FIDOCS (Chile), among others. Additionally, at the 2013 Locarno Festival, he received the Award for Best Emerging Director for his feature film Costa da Morte (2013). This film also obtained several awards at festivals such as the Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea), FICUNAM (Mexico City), the Festival dei Popoli (Italia), the Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile) and the Seville European Film Festival (Spain). His short film Night without Distance (2015) was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, among others, and received the Award for Best Narrative Short at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Fajr (2017), his latest short film, was featured at different festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Red Moon Tide, produced by Zeitun Films, is his last feature film to date.