FICM Mexican

Gómez Concheiro, Iria

Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1979

Iria Gómez Concheiro

She studied Photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía, Mexico City; Cinematography at the CCC Film School, Mexico City; a specialty in Photography for Film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Roma, Italy; and participated in a course on Documentary Cinema by the Chilean Filmmaker Patricio Guzmán. She founded the Ciudad Cinema production company, with which she has made diverse independent projects in Mexico, Colombia and Italy. Her short film Dime lo que sientes (2006) premiered at the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), and it was presented in numerous festivals around the world and received more that 20 awards, including the Studio 5 de Mayo Special Award at the 4th FICM; the SIGNIS Award at the Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France; the Vivimilano Award from the film critics at the 11th Milano Film Festival, Italy; Best Short Film at the 4th Pacific Meridian Vladivostok Film Festival, Russia; Best Short Fiction Film at the Mexican Academy Awards (Ariel), among others. Her feature length documentary La Changa (2008) premiered at the Mexico City Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO), Mexico, where it received a Special Mention. With her first feature length fiction film Asalto al cine (2009), she participated in many international coproduction markets; she received the Renew Media scholarship (previously named Rockefeller Foundation scholarship); the Ciudad de la Luz award for best Iberoamerican project at the Ibertalent in Valencia, Spain; the Ciné Cinéma award at Cine en Construcción of the 22nd Toulouse Latin American Film Festival; and the the Casa de las Américas award at Cine en Construcción of the 58th San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain. Asalto al cine premiered at the 27th Sundance Film Festival and was shown in more that 30 festivals around the world, receiving many awards, including Best First Film at the 26th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG); Best Actor for Gabino Rodríguez at the 51st Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI), Colombia, among others. Her second fiction feature film project, Esperando a los Bárbaros (2011), was selected in the Huelva coproduction market, in the BrLab and in Morelia LAB, where it received a Special Mention. Since 2004, she teaches documentary video workshops, screenwriting and acting for film for different cultural institutions, where she has also worked as a cultural promoter.