Joaquín Calderón trained at the Navarra School of Theater, at the Arts Educational School London, at the Abadía Theater, and at the ECAM: School of Film and Audiovisual of Madrid. In 2007, he directed the documentary «Sahara no se vende», winner of the public prize at the 2008 Documenta Madrid festival. Later he continued his training with directors such as Montxo Armendáriz, Mariano Barroso and Benito Zambrano among others.

In 2013 he created Arquetipo Comunicación where he wrote, produced and directed «Caminante», his first fiction short film with which, among other awards, he obtains the First Prize and the Special Prize of the public at the Navarra Tierra de Cine Contest. That same year he began producing and directing the documentary «Sarasate, The King of the Violin», which premiered in November 2016. In 2015 he conducted an intensive workshop with the Iranian director of the Cannes Golden Palm Abbas Kiarostami. In 2018 he premiered at the San Sebastian Festival for competition in the Zinemira section «Basque Selfie. He is currently with the post-production of «Arte Flamenco on Fire». He is also a founding partner of Estudios Melitón, Director of the NIFF (Navarra International Film Festival) and organizer of the first workshop in Spain of Asghar Farhadi. He also organizes the weekly Cultural Agenda «Los Imperdibles» for Diario de Navarra Digital.