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Rocha Valverde, Gregorio Carlos

Dirección, Dirección de arte, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. ,

Gregorio Rocha

He studied cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school in Mexico City. He received, among other scholarships and grants, the Fulbright/COMEXUS grant in 2001, and a grant from the Fund for Quality Film Production (FOPROCINE, in Spanish) of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) in 2012 for the co-production of his feature length documentary Muros (2014). He also was part of the National System of Art Creators (SNCA) of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) from 2011 to 2014. For more than 10 years, he has collected camera equipment and films from various periods and in different formats, from an 1872 Magic Lantern projector to a 1989 Bell and Howell 16mm projector. He is trying to put together a museum specializing in small formats of film and a space for experimentation with the projected image to establish connections between the analog and the digital. His work has been presented in numerous festivals around the world, including three editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). His medium length documentary Los rollos de Pancho Villa (2003) won the Audience Award at the 1st FICM; two awards for Best Documentary: at the 1st International Festival of Fiction and Documentary Short Films about Archeology and Heritage, Carmona Film Fest, and the 10th Lleida Latin American Film Festival, Catalonia, in Spain; and the Jury Award at the 23rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival, New Jersey, United States, among others. He participated in the 4th FICM with his feature length documentary Acme & Company (2006), which won the award for Best Screenplay and Investigation at the 1st Iberoamerican Documentary Film Festival of Memory (FMDI), Tepoztlán, Mexico. He presented his medium length documentary Toscanito, coleccionista de historias (Primer episodio de Luces, cámara… revolución) (2010) at the 8th FICM, as part of the Canal 22 Presenta section.