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Pablos, David

Dirección, Edición, Guión. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1982

David Pablos is a graduate of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). He received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a major in film directing at Columbia University in New York, and in 2009 he was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus. He first participated in FICM in 2008 with his short film La canción de los niños muertos (2008), which won the award for Best Short Film and also participated in the Cannes Critics’ Week. In 2010 he competed in the Mexican Documentary Competition at FICM with his film Una frontera, todas las fronteras (2010). In 2013 his feature film La vida después (2013) was part of the Official Selection at the 11th edition of FICM, where it won the Klic Prize. That same year, Pablos showed two shot films out of competition in Morelia, in the section Canal 22 Presents 20 y+ por el arte, Neza York (2013) and 20 y+ por el arte, Hacia la cumbre del Izta (2013). His recent feature film The Chosen Ones (2015), which was based on a book by Jorge Volpi and produced by Diego Luna, was shown at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, premiered in Mexico at the 13th FICM and in the 58th edition of the Ariel Awards won Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Female Revelation and Best Original Screenplay.