Lois Patiño combined his Psychology studies in the Complutense University of Madrid with cinema studies at TAI School. He followed his cinema education at NYFA, in New York and with the Master in Documentary Film at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He has developed courses of videocreation in the UdK of Berlin, and in different ateliers with artist and filmmakers such as Joan Jonas, James Benning, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín or Daniel Canogar.
His videos and videoinstalations have been shown in art centres such as Centro Cultura San Martín (Buenos Aires), Casa Encendida (Madrid), CCCB (Barcelona), MARCO (Vigo), Solar Galeria (Portugal)... His films have been screened at international festivals as Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Ann Arbour, Viennale, Cinema du Rèel, Rome IFF, Media City... or in Rencontres Internationales París/ Berlín/ Madrid, which took place in Centre Georges Pompidou (París), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin).
Specific focuses on his work have been developed in places as the New York Film Festival (Views form the Avant Garde), Flaherty Seminar (Colgate University), BAFICI (Argentina) or Festival of Cali (Colombia). He has been invited to show his work at universities such as Harvard (Sensory Ethnography Lab), Cal Arts (L.A.), California College of the Arts, FUC (Buenos Aires) or Instituto Politécnico (Porto). With his work "Mountain in Shadow" won prizes at Oberhausen IFF (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Bucharest Experimental FF... And at the Locarno IFF he recieved the prize for the best emerging director with his work "Costa da Morte". This feature film also get prizes in festivals such as Jeonju IFF (South Corea), FICUNAM (México) Festival dei Popoli (Italy), Valdivia IFF (Chile) or Seville European Film Festival (Spain). His latest film "Night Without Distance" was at Toronto IFF among others, and won in the San Francisco IFF for best short film.