FICM Mexican

García Besné, Viviana

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


Viviana García Besné

She studied graphic communication at the National School of Visual Arts (ENAP) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has participated in various conferences and roundtables at national and international festivals, including “Documentary and the Film Industry”, together with programmer Mara Fortes and director Everardo González, at the 2nd London MexFest, England; and “Memory and Subjectivity. Physical and Emotional Restoration” at the 1st Muestra Silencios Históricos y Personales, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition to her work as director, she is also a screenwriter and editor of various films, including the feature film by Michelle Ibaven, No hay lugar lejano (2012), where she worked as editor. The film was presented at more than 20 film screenings and festivals around the world and won Best Documentary Made by a Woman at the 10th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), among other awards. She also worked in the restoration and preservation of institutions like the UNAM Film Archives, in 2008, and the Agrasánchez Film Archive, Mexico, from 2006 to 2009. She worked as a teacher at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC), Barcelona, and the CCC film school in Mexico City. She worked on the screenplay, editing and visual effects of the documentary El revés del tapiz de la locura (2006) by Maite Bermúdez, which was exhibited at the Pompidou Center, Paris, in 2008. Her first documentary film Perdida (2010) has been shown at more than 40 festivals around the world, including the 8th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and the 12th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI). The film won an Honorable Mention at the 25th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG); the Lucía Carbajal Prize at the 7th Iberoamerican Documentary Film Festival of Memory (FMDI), Cuernavaca; and the Silver Goddess Francisco Pina at the 40th Silver Goddess Awards, Mexico. She is currently working on the screenplay of the documentary Coleccionista de sombras and on the editing of the documentary El hombre que vio demasiado by filmmaker Trisha Ziff.