FICM Mexican

Michel Grau, Jorge

Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión.

Jorge Michel Grau

He studied communication at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), filmmaking at the CCC film school in Mexico City, and film directing at the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). He received a scholarship from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in 2004, formed part of the Workshop for Young Producers Morelia Lab at the 3rd Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and participated in Guadalajara Talents 2008. He has presented his works at five editions of FICM: Mi hermano (2005) at the 3rd FICM; Ya ni Pedro Pablo (2003) and Kalimán (2006) at the 4th FICM; 72 (2011) and Chalán (2012) at the 10th FICM; and his first feature Somos lo que hay (2010) at the 8th and the 11th FICM. Somos lo que hay was also presented at the 42nd Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Festival and it was exhibited at more than 60 festivals around the world; it received the Jury Grand Prize at the 18th Gerardmer International Fantasy Film Festival, France; the Silver Hugo Special Jury Prize at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF); Best First Film at the 13th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF); and the Séquences prize for Best International Feature at the 14th Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, among other awards.