Taught by Quico Rovira-Beleta


Quico Rovira-Beleta: Received a degree in Biology in 1982. In 1985 he began to work on translation and adaptation for the dubbing and subtitling of audiovisual works, mainly from English into Spanish. In 1996, after eleven years as a freelancer he became a translator / adapter staff member at the no longer existent Sonoblok Dubbing Studio in Barcelona. He worked there until 2009. After 2009 he returned to freelancing. Since 2003 he has combined translation and audiovisual adaptation with the task of creating the Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Translation at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He worked on that project until  2016.

Throughout his professional career he has translated and / or adapted more than 1000 works, including films and television series. He is the “official” translator of Star Trek, Star Wars and Marvel. Among his other titles include The Promised Princess, Inside the Labyrinth, The name of the rose, Sense and sensitivity, Ocean’s Eleven / Twelve / Thirteen, Mission impossible (the whole saga) …

His latest works have been Doctor Strange, Rogue One, La La Land and Fast & Furious 8.

Duration: 5 hours in one session

Friday, May 12  3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


– General Admission: 75 €

– Students: 50€ (ID required)

Workshop synopsis

In this course we will see what audiovisual translation and its modalities are, and we will discover the differences between this type of translation and the rest of the fields of translation (scientific, technical, literary …)

We will talk about film and television, and we will see the process that a movie or a series follows from the moment it is created until it is shown on our screens, either dubbed or subtitled.

We will focus on the translation for dubbing and we will see the differences in translating for subtitling. We will discover the adjustments.

In this course we will see practical and real examples of translation and adjustment, and we will do some exercises. We will tell interesting stories, anecdotes and translation cases that seem to be “impossible”, or “un-dubbable” movies …


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