FICM Mexican

Juárez Montes, Martín

Dirección, Fotografía, Guión, Producción.

Martín Montes Juárez

A Nahua independent filmmaker, he took a Master Documentary Film Class with a specialty in ethnographic film in the Directors Section of the Picture Production Workers Union of Mexico (S.T.P.C. de la R.M., in Spanish). He participated in the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his short documentary Apoloniatzi y la revolución (2006), which was presented at more than 20 festivals around the world, including the 2nd International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF, in Spanish) and the 4th Acapulco International Film Festival (FICA). His short film won four prizes in Mexico for Best Short Documentary: at the 2nd Indigenous Film and Video Festival (FECVI) in Morelia; at the 3rd Kinoki College Film Festival and the 3rd Independent Short Film Festival (FECI), both in Mexico City; and at the Festival Corto y ½, in Aguascalientes. He is currently in post-production for his feature-length documentary Almas. In Yaoyotl Aik Otla, a project which won the “Short Film Production and Post-production” grant given by the Culture Secretariat of Puebla and the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico.