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Cortés, Busi

Dirección, Guión. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1950

Contact: (55) 5665 3437, (55) 4155 0090
busicortes@hotmail.com


She studied communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City, and cinematography at the CCC film school, Mexico City. She received a grant from the National System of Art Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), Mexico. She was a member of the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) and the Writers Section of the Cinematographic Production Workers Union (STPC). She was president of Women in Film and Television A.C., Mexico. She has been a tutor for the Young Creators Program in the area of screenwriting of the FONCA. She directed and wrote the screenplay for three feature films: El secreto de Romelia (1988), Serpientes y escaleras (1991) and Las Buenrostro (2005). The last one was presented at the 3rd Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). Her first film El secreto de Romelia (1988) won the ACE Award for Best Latin American Film and Best Actress from the Association of Entertainment Critics in New York, United States; Ariel Awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Musical Score, Best First Film and Best Setting at the 31st Ariel Awards Ceremony of the AMACC; the Silver Goddess Award for Best First Film, Best Cinematographic Book and Best Cinematography at the 25th Silver Goddess Ceremony preented by the Mexican Film Journalists (PECIME); the Pitirre Award for Best First Film at the 1st San Juan Cinemafest, Puerto Rico; and the Audience Award at the Mexican Film Festival of Tabasco in 1991. In 2001, the General Direction of Cinematographic Activities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) gave her the José Revueltas Award for Best Documentary for Paco Chávez (2005), co-directed with Francisco Chávez. She was a Special Guest at the 6th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival in Ankara, Turkey. She co-directed a television series called Destinos, and wrote the television series El aula sin muros, Retos y respuestas, ABC Discapacidad, Santitos y santones, Pasando el siglo en el cine, among others. In collaboration with the UNAM Film Archive, she made various short documentaries, including En trazos de vida (2011) and Son de Rina y Bustos (2011). In 2014, she wrote the children’s story Rogelio y los rollos velados for the television series Kipatla.