FICM Mexican

Izabel Acevedo

She studied Film at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), in Mexico City, and did postgraduate studies in screenwriting at the Catalan School of Cinema and Audiovisuals, (ESCAC), in Barcelona. She has participated in three editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). In the 8th FICM, she participated with her short fiction film Globo azul (2010), which was also part of the Official Selection of the Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes en Lambayeque FENACO, in Peru; and of the International Woman’s Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, among others. In the 10th FICM, she won the Best Short Fiction Film Award for Para armar un helicóptero (2012), which was presented in more than ten festivals around the world; including the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the 52nd Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival, the 6th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine, and the 35th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, where it won the Award for Best International Short Film. Her first documentary feature film, El buen cristiano / The Good Christian (2016), is part of the Official Selection of the 14th FICM and it has traveled to festivals such as the Riviera Maya Film Festival and it won the FEISAL Award at the 31st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). She currently lives and works in New York as a filmmaker and editor.