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Riley, Luisa

Dirección, Edición, Guión, Producción.

Luisa Riley

She studied French literature at the University of Paris VIII – Vincennes. She is self-taught in the fields of journalism, research, screenwriting, directing, editing and producing of documentaries. Her work has been shown at more than 10 film screenings and festivals around the world, including two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). She won the first Club Primera Plana de México Award, in 1999, for her short documentary film Niños por la paz (1998), and the José Pagés Llergo National Journalism Award for her feature length documentary Los tres siglos de Mariana Frenk-Westheim (2004). She participated with her feature length documentary Flor en otomí (2012) in the 10th FICM, the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG, in Spanish) and the 26th International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA), Biarritz, France, among others. For this film she received the Best Documentary award in the category Social Movements at the 17th Independent Hispanic American Film and Video Festival, “All Voices Against the Silence,” Mexico; the award for Best Mexican Feature Length Documentary at the 15th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF); and the Audience Award at the 3rd Witness: International Human Rights Film Festival of Mexico. At the 11th FICM, there was a special presentation of her feature length documentary Javier Sicilia. En la soledad del otro (2013), selected for the 30th Chicago Latino Film Festival and winner of an Honorary Mention in the category Social Movements at the 8th All Voices Against the Silence Festival, Mexico.