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Castañón Medina, David

Dirección, Edición, Producción. PUEBLA, MEXICO, 1983

He studied design and visual communication at the National School of Visual Arts (ENAP) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school. His work has been shown at more than 10 festivals around the world. He participated with his documentary short film Días distintos (2011) in the 9th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); in the 40th International Film Festival of Huesca, Spain; in the 33rd International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; and in the 6th Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico (SSFFM). The film won the Best Mexican Documentary Award at the 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF, in Spanish) and an Honorable Mention in the category of Best Student Documentary at the 15th edition of the José Rovirosa Awards of the UNAM Film Archives. He participated in the 2nd International Crime and Punishment Film Festival (ICAPFF), Istanbul, Turkey, and the 8th Acapulco International Film Festival (FICA), with his short fiction film Me extinguiré en el silencio (2012), which won an Honorable Mention at the 7th SSFFM. His short film Bajo tu influencia (2014) was part of the Official Selection of the 17th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) and the 9th SSFFM. He received funding from the Young Filmmakers Stimulus Program for Project Development by the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) for his documentary feature project No son horas de olvidar (2013).