Víctor Iriarte was born in Bilbao in 1976. An artist, filmmaker, and film programmer, he has been a member of the selection committee of the San Sebastián International Film Festival since 2015 and the director of film programming at the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture in San Sebastián for nine years. He is a founding member of the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola film school. In 2001, he was second assistant director to Isaki Lacuesta on the feature film Cravan vs Cravan and, in 2010, director of photography on the feature film Buenas noches, España by Filipino director Raya Martin. Since 2005, Iriarte has been combining his programming with creating his own work. Foremost by Night is his second feature film.