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Quemada-Diez, Diego

Dirección, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. 1969, BURGOS, SPAIN

Diego Quemada - Diez

He studied cinematography at the American Film Institute (AFI), Los Angeles. His work has participated in more than 100 festivals around the world, including two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). His short fiction film I Want to Be a Pilot (2006) won more than 50 national and international awards, including a Special Jury Mention at the 27th Amiens International Film Festival, France, and the Audience Award at the 30th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil. He participated in the 5th FICM with his short fiction film La morena (2006) and in the 11th FICM with his first feature film La jaula de oro (2013). The last film, La jaula de oro, won three awards in Morelia: the Audience Award, Best First or Second Picture Award and the Guerrero Press Award. The film has also received more than 60 national and international awards, including the Un Certain Talent Prize, the Gillo Pontecorvo Award and a François Chalais Honorable Mention at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, France; five Coral awards, including Best First Film, at the 35th International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana, Cuba; the Golden Astor for Best Picture, the Audience Award, Best Photography, ACCRA and Signis Awards at the 28thMar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina; as well as nine Ariel Awards at the 56th Ariel Awards Ceremony, Mexico, including, Best Picture, Best Actor for Brandon López, Best Supporting Actor for Rodolfo Domínguez and Best Editing for Paloma López Carrillo.