FICM Mexican

Hartley, Jill

Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Producción, Sonido. ,

Jill Hartley

She studied visual arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and fine arts and ethnographic film at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States. She participated in the 2nd Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with her documentary short film 50 años de Cha-cha-chá (2003), about the history of the musical genre the film is named after, through the Orquesta América and narrated by its founder, Ninón Mondéjar, in Havana, Cuba. This work received the award for Best Documentary at the 7th Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, California, and was also presented at more than 10 film screenings and festivals around the world, including the 25th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; the 1st Chicago International Documentary Film Festival (CIDF), Illinois; and the 2nd DocumentaMadrid International Madrid Documentary Film Festival, Spain. As a photographer she has worked on several projects and important magazines in Paris and New York. Her publications include the books Poland (1995) and Lotería Fotográfica Mexicana (1995), a tribute to the variety of picture cards of the popular Mexican game.