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Retes, Gabriela

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Gabriela Retes

She took courses in architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received her degree in education from the Public Education Secretariat (SEP), Mexico. She has worked in film projects from an early age, as editor, producer, actress and director. She co-wrote the screenplays for her father Gabriel Retes’ feature films, El bulto (1992), in which she was also an actress, and Bienvenido-Welcome (1994), both winners of numerous awards around the world. The first film received the Best Picture Award at the 18th Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, Spain, and the 4th Puerto Rico Cinemafest, among others. As a screenwriter, she was nominated for an Ariel Award for Best Screenplay for Bienvenido-Welcome; which she won the Silver Goddess Award for Best Screenplay at the 23rd Silver Goddess Awards, Mexico. This film also received the Second Coral Award at the 16th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba, and the Grand Prize at the 14th Amiens International Film Festival, France. She participated as director in the 6th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with La luz de la oscuridad (2007), which won a Special Mention for Short Fiction Film.