FICM Mexican

Díaz Aguirre, Sebastián

Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Producción, Sonido. ,

Sebastián Díaz Aguirre

He studied Hispanic American language and literature at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico. His work has been shown at more 20 film screenings, museums, galleries and festivals around the world. He participated in the Art in Video Cooperative, in 2003, at the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City, with his documentary videos Neografiti (2002) and Mexican Cebras (2002). The last one he co-directed with Juan Eduardo Navarrete and Ana Paola Rodríguez. His short fiction film El canto de los grillos (2004) was screened at the TNT (Thursday Night Thing) of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), United States, in 2004. He did the photography and editing of the documentary feature Tijuaneados anónimos: Una lágrima, una sonrisa (2009), by José Luis Figueroa and Ana Paola Rodríguez, selected at the 7th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and winner of the Best Local Picture award at the 18th San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), California. His documentary short film Rap de la frontera (2003) won Second Place in the documentary film category at the 19th Chicago Latino Film Festival, United States. His first documentary feature Tierra brillante (2011), which premiered at the 7th Indigenous Film and Video Festival (FECVI), Morelia, won the Grand Prize at the 8th International Film Festival on Ceramics and Glass (FIFAV in French), France, and the Anthropology and Material Culture Award at the 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Scotland. His documentary short film Toñita’s (2013), co-directed with Beyza Boyacioglu, is part of the Official Selection of the 12th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). This work received the Brooklyn Pride Award at the 17th Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), New York, and has been presented, among other film screenings and festivals, at the 15th MoMa Documentary Fortnight, at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, where it had its world premiere; the 25th New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF); and the Documentarist 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.