FICM Mexican

Cárdenas, Rafael

Animación, Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. ,

He studied communication at the Anáhuac University México Norte (UA, in Spanish) and Digital Character Animation at the Vancouver Film School (VFS). His work has won more than 40 national and international awards and has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). He won a grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) to make his animated short film Calaverita (2005), co-directed with his brother Raúl Cárdenas, which was selected for the 3rd FICM and nominated for an Ariel for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Ariel Awards Ceremony, Mexico, among others. He participated in the 8th FICM with his animated short film Luna (2010), also in co-direction with Raúl Cárdenas, which won the 8th National Competition for Short Film Projects launched by the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE); the Ariel for Best Animated Short Film at the 53rd Ariel Awards Ceremony; the Silver Goddess for Best Animated Short Film at the 41st Silver Goddess Awards Ceremony, Mexico; a Special Jury Mention at the 14th Tour de Cine Francés, Mexico; and the Best Animated Short Film at the 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). Luna was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 80th Academy Awards Ceremony in the United States.