FICM Mexican

González Sáenz, Anaid

Dirección, Fotografía, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1984

She graduated in Electronic Communications Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and in Filmmaking at the University Center for Film Studies (CUEC-UNAM), in Mexico City. She has made many short films with the support of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA) and the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA): Salvador (2011), Por todo espacio (2012), and A la salida del Metro Tlatelolco (2014). This last film won the “Mira lo que veo” contest, organized by the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City. In 2014, her short film Playa Ventura was selected at the Beginning Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia; at the Equinoxio Festival in Bogotá, Colombia; and it was shown in venues such as the Cineteca Nacional and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), among others. She participated in the digitalization and restoration of films from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema such as Río Escondido (1947) by Emilio Fernández, El esqueleto de la señora Morales (1959) by Rogelio A. González, Rosauro Castro (1950) by Roberto Gavaldón, Cárcel de mujeres (1951) by Miguel M. Delgado, and La vida no vale nada (1955) by Rogelio A. González, among others. She is part of the Digital Restoration of Film Workshop, a project of “Toda la UNAM en Línea”, where she has given conferences on independent cinema and film identification. As a photographer, she participated in the collective exhibition “Instants Quotidians”, which was shown in Barcelona and Marseille. Her short documentary film La ciudad de los fragmentos (2016) is part of the Official Selection of the 14th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).