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Miller Encinas, Elisa

Dirección, Guión, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1982

She studied cinematography at the CCC film school in Mexico City. Since she was very young, she has participated in well-known festivals throughout the world. When she was a student, she received the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film for Ver llover (2006) at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, France. The film also won the Best Short Fiction Film Award at the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and at the 50th Ariel Awards, Mexico, among others. Her short fiction film Roma (2008) won the Studio 5 de Mayo Special Award at the 6th FICM; Best Short Film at the 10th IMAGO – International Youth Film Festival, Portugal; Best Director award in the Whistling Woods International (WWI) student film competition at the 8th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), India; and an Honorable Mention at the 12th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). She participated in the 8th FICM with her first feature film Vete más lejos, Alicia (2010), which had its international premiere at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Elisa Miller received, among other grants and awards, the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in 2009, and she participated in the writers program at the Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam, from 2010 to 2011. Her feature fiction film El placer es mío (2015) is part of the 13th FICM’s Official Selection.