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Gruener, Daniel

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Daniel Gruener

He studied cinematography at the CCC film school in Mexico City. He has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and has received more than 10 awards around the world. His first film, Sobrenatural (1996), won the awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the 37th Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI), Colombia, and four Ariel Awards at the 38th Ariel Awards Ceremony, Mexico. At the 1st FICM, he presented his short fiction film De jazmín en flor (1996), which received an Ariel Award for Best Fiction Short Film at the 39th Ariel Awards Ceremony and the award for Best Short Film at the 15th Festival des Films du Monde (FFM, in French), Montreal. His feature film Morirse en domingo (2006) premiered at the 4th FICM. It won the Best International Picture award at the 8th Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), Canada, and six Silver Goddess Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, at the 37th Silver Goddess Awards Ceremony, Mexico. He has also worked on several theatrical, multimedia and advertising projects, including the staging of the opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, El teléfono (1999), with the Chamber Orchestra of Fine Arts (OCBA, in Spanish), and the production Una ventana a nuestra historia, part of Mexico’s 2010 Bicentennial Independence Celebrations.