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Cordero, José Antonio

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José Antonio Cordero

He studied cinematography at the CCC film school in Mexico City. He took a course at the Jacques Lecoq International Theater School in Paris, and another in theater direction with renowned theater director Ludwik Margules at the Núcleo de Estudios Teatrales (NET) and the Foro de la Nueva Dramaturgia, Mexico City. He is a professor in several higher education institutions, such as the CCC, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the University of the Americas (UDLA), Puebla, and the National Center for the Arts (CENART), Mexico, among others. His work has been shown at more than 10 festivals around the world, including two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). He participated in the 10th Inside Out LGTB Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, among others, with his experimental short film Maquinita (2000), which won Second Place in the 5th Festival of Erotic Video, Mexico City. He participated with his documentary short film La cuarta casa, un retrato de Elena Garro (2002) in the 24th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba, and the 2nd Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava IDFF), Czech Republic, among others. He obtained for this work the José Rovirosa Award 2002 of the UNAM Film Archives; First Place in the Documentary Section of the 6th International Film Schools Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and a nomination for an Ariel for Best Documentary Short Film at the 44th Ariel Awards, Mexico. His first feature length documentary, Bajo Juárez, la ciudad devorando a sus hijas (2006), co-directed with Alejandra Sánchez Orozco, won a Special Mention and the TITRA award at the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); Best Documentary at the 14th San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) and the 43rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) and Best Documentary in the category of Border at the 5th Independent Hispanic AmericanFilm and Video Festival, “All Voices Against the Silence,” Mexico, among others. The film was nominated for an Ariel for Best Documentary at the 50th Ariel Awards. He participated at in the 10th FICM with his short documentary Música ocular (2012).