FICM Mexican

Alba, Francisco Franco

Dirección, Guión, Producción. ,

Francisco Franco Alba

He studied cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school in Mexico City. He participated in the 5th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his first feature film Quemar las naves (2007), which won the Audience Award and the AMC Award for Best Photography in a Mexican Feature Film. The film also received the French Critics “Découverte” Award at the 20th Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France; the Best Picture and Best Director awards at the Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF); the Audience Award at the 26th Torino Film Festival (TFF), Italy; an Ariel for Best Original Soundtrack for Alejandro Giacomán and Joselo Rángel at the 50th Ariel Awards Ceremony, Mexico; and the Best Actress award for Irene Azuela at the 22nd Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, United States. His second feature film Tercera llamada (2012) won an Ariel for Best Adapted Screenplay (co-written with María René Prudencio) at the 56th Ariel Awards Ceremony; Best Picture at the 21st San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF); Best Edition for Mariana Rodríguez at the 35th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; and Best Actress (for the entire female cast) and the Audience Award at the 28th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG, in Spanish), among others.