FICM Mexican

Pereda, Nicolás

Dirección, Dirección de arte, Edición, Guión, Música, Producción, Sonido. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1982

He received a master’s degree in cinema and media studies from York University, Canada. His work has been presented at numerous national and international film festivals, including five editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). At the 5th FICM, he received the award for Best Mexican Feature for his first film ¿Dónde están sus historias? (2007), and he participated in the 6th FICM with his short documentary Entrevista con la tierra (2008). His short fiction film Verano de Goliat (2010) premiered at the 8th FICM and received the Orizzonti Prize at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and two awards for Best Picture: at the 13th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and at the 17th Valdivia International Film Festival (FICV / FICValdivia), Chile. His feature film Los mejores temas (2012) premiered at the 10th FICM and was part of the Official Selection at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, among others, and won the Grand Prize of Ciné + Jury at the 3rd La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, France. There have been several retrospectives of his work at festivals and institutions around the world, including the 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, Texas; the 15th JeonJu International Film Festival (JIFF), Korea; the Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Harvard Film Archive (HFA), Cambridge. He competed in the Official Selection of the 12th FICM with his short documentary El palacio (2013) and with his feature film Los ausentes (2014). El palacio received the Puma award for Best Mexican Picture at the 4th UNAM International Film Festival (FICUNAM); the Best Mexican Documentary at the 17th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF); and Best Documentary at the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal. Los ausentes was presented at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival in the Signs of Life section, and his project was part of the Work in Progress (WIP) of the Buenos Aires Lab (BAL) at the 16th BAFICI.