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Lara, Gabriela

Dirección, Dirección de arte, Edición, Guión, Producción. ,

Gabriela Lara

She studied communication at the Iberoamerican University (UIA, in Spanish), Mexico City, actor direction at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV, in Spanish) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and received a master’s degree in film directing from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), Czech Republic. She was part of Berlinale Talents in 2006. She has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). She competed with her short fiction film Still Life (2006) in the 5th FICM and in the 10th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). In the same edition of GIFF, she won First Place in the category of Feature Film at the 6th National Screenwriting Competition, for her screenplay Restaurante. This feature film project was part of the production workshop Morelia LAB at the 6th FICM. In the same edition of FICM she participated with her short fiction film Army of me (mi armada) (2007). In 2013, she received a grant from the Fiscal Stimulus for Investment Projects in National Film Production and Distribution (EFICINE) to make her first feature film Restaurante, which is still in the pre-production stage.