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Hagerman, Carlos

Dirección, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1966

He studied communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana and received a Master’s degree in film from New York University on a Fulbright scholarship. In 2007 he founded, together with Martha Sosa, La Sombra del Guayabo, an independent production company. In 2012 he founded Brinca Taller de Animación, a studio dedicated to content for children. He received a National System of Art Creators Scholarship of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Mexico. He collaborated for eight years with the directing team of Alejandro González Iñárritu in the production company Zeta Films. He trains new documentary filmmakers with “Ambulante Más Allá” and the “University Competition on Identity and Belonging.” His first documentary Los que se quedan (2008), co-directed with Juan Carlos Rulfo, won several awards, including, the Mayahuel for Best Documentary at the 24th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG, in Spanish), Mexico; Best Iberoamerican Documentary at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, DocsDF; First Jury Award at the 9th Madrid International Film Festival, DocumentaMadrid; and Special Mention at the 18th Biarritz Latin American Film Festival, France, among others. His second documentary Vuelve a la vida (2010) won an Honorary Mention at the 6th DocsDF and was presented at the 8th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Mexico, the 5th Rome International Film Festival, Italy, and the 39th La Rochelle International Film Festival, France, among others. His short film Tres miniaturas de Eugenio (2012) was presented at the 11th FICM. His animated short film El móvil (2014), co-directed with Jorge Villalobos, participated in the 12th FICM, the 29th FICG, and the 19th International Film Festival for Children “La Matatena,” Mexico. His documentary El patio de mi casa (2015) is part of the Official Selection of the 13th FICM.