20,000 Species of Bees

Feature Film, Fiction



Long Feature Film – 2023 (World premiere BERLINALE Oficcial Section)


Screenwritting and Direction:

Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren.



Silver Bear for the Best Leading Performance Sofía Otero (Berlinale)

Guild Film Prize (Berlinale)

Berlinale MorgenpostReaders’  Jury Award (Berlinale)

Golden Biznaga for the Best Film  (Málaga Spanish Film Festival)

Silver Biznaga for the Best Supporting Actress Patricia Lopez Arnaiz (Málaga Spanish Film Festival)

Feroz Puerta Oscura Award given by the Cinematographic Press Association (Málaga Spanish Film Festival).

Best performance for the whole team in the Hong Kong International Film Festival.



Production Companies:


SIRIMIRI FILMS (Associated Production Company)


An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer in the Basque Country among the beehives, she explores her identity alongside the women of her family, who at the same time reflect on their own lives and desires.


Estibaliz Urresola´s first long feature film has been selected  in the European Film Market – Berlinale 2022, and has been developed thanks to scriptwriting and development laboratories such as: MFI Mediterranean Film Institute, The Screen La Incubadora; Premiers Plans de Angers, DAMA Ayuda or NOKA Mentoring.


In 2023 the film had its world premiere at the Oficial Section of the Prestigious BERLINALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL where Sofia Otero won the Best Leading Permormance Award, being just 9 years old.