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Oñate Chirot, Juan Carlos

Animación, Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Música, Producción, Sonido.

Juan Carlos Oñate

He studied communication at the Universidad Latina de América (UNLA) in Morelia. He took a course in film direction and production and workshops in photography and filmmaking at the Solaris Film Academy, and a workshop in animation and digital photography at the Escuela Fábrica de Imágenes. He received the Cine Qua Non Lab artists’ residency for filmmakers in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán. He participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). In the 1st FICM he presented Teme Nina (2003) and participated in the Mexican Short Film Section in competition with Lo que la polla da (2002), which he co-directed with Juan Paulín Lara, Jesús Pimentel Melo and Luciana Solórzano. He competed in the same section at the 11th FICM with Una estatua mutilada (2013); which won a Special Mention at the 6th Mórbido International Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, Michoacán. His animated short film El camino del caracol (2010) won third place in the 1st State Short Film Competition on Social Consciousness “We are all to blame,” organized by Acción Unida, Morelia, and second place in the 1st Michoacán Short Film competition.