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Bolado, Carlos

Dirección, Edición, Guión.

Contact: +52 55 6269 3461, 044 55 3462 3682
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Carlos Bolado

He studied sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school. He was a member of the National System of Art Creators (SNCA) for six years and received the Young Creators Grant of the National Council of Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), as well as grants from the Rockefeller and Ford foundations. He has been a jury member at various national and international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) and the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). During his academic career, he has given classes and conferences at various universities and cultural centers in Brazil, Argentina, France, United States and the Middle East, among other places. His work has been screened at more than 100 festivals around the world, where he has received numerous national and international awards. He participated, among other festivals, in the 14th Sundance Film Festival with his first feature Bajo California: El límite del tiempo (1998), which won the National Critics Award for Best Picture at the 14th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG); Best Picture at the 3rd LALIFF, California; the OCIC Award and Best Picture Award at the 18th Amiens International Film Festival, France; and seven Ariel Awards at the 51st Ariel Awards, including Best Picture, Best First Film and Best Editing. His feature length documentary Promises (2001), in co-direction with B. Z. Goldberg and Justine Shapiro, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 74th Academy Awards. His feature film Tlatelolco, verano del 68 (2012) premiered at the 10th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). This film won the Audience Award at the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival and the 5th Hola México Film Festival (HMFF). His successful feature Colosio, el asesinato (2012) won two awards at the 55th Ariel Awards: Best Male Supporting Actor for Daniel Jiménez Cacho and Best Make Up for Alfredo Tigre Mora. His feature film Olvidados (2014) premiered in July 2014. In addition to directing, he has been the editor of more than 10 feature films, including Como agua para chocolate (1992) by Alfonso Arau and Crónica de un desayuno (1999) by Benjamín Cann. He has been the adviser, under the pseudonym Dr. Bolado, of feature films like Amores perros (2000) by Alejandro González Iñárritu and Arráncame la vida (2008) by Roberto Sneider.