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Arellano, Bernardo

Dirección, Edición, Guión, Producción, Sonido. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO, 1981

Bernardo Arellano

He studied cinematography at the CCC film school in Mexico City. His work has been shown at more than 40 film screenings and festivals around the world. He participated with his documentary short film Zoogocho (2008) in the 27th Latin American Film Festival, Bordeaux, and the 49th Critics’ Week at Cannes, France, among other festivals. For this film, he won two awards for Best Documentary Short Film: In the 6th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and in the 4th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF, in Spanish). He won 11 awards for best first film for Entre la noche y el día (2011), including the Film in Progress Industry Award at the 58th San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain; Best Director at the 26th Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy; Best Screenplay at the 18th Lleida Latin American Film Festival, Catalonia; and Best Picture at the 14th South American Film Encounters, Marseille, France. He competed in the 12th FICM with his second feature, El comienzo del tiempo (2014), wich received the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and a grant from the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund in 2013, among others.