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Rulfo, Juan Carlos

Dirección, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1964

Juan Carlos Rulfo

Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Aparicio studied communication at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and cinematography at the CCC film school in Mexico City. His work has been shown at more than 150 festivals around the world including four editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). His documentary short film El abuelo Cheno y otras historias (1995) won the Silver Danzante Award for Best Documentary at the 23rd International Film Festival of Huesca, Spain; Best Documentary Film at the 3rd International Film School Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and an Ariel for Best Documentary Short Film at the 38th Ariel Awards, Mexico, among others. His first feature Del olvido al no me acuerdo (1999), a feature length documentary filmed in the hometown of his father, acclaimed Mexican writer Juan Rulfo, won the following awards: Best First Film, Best Editing and Best Soundtrack at the 42nd Ariel Awards, Mexico; the Coral Award for Best Documentary at the 21st International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; and Best First Film at the 8th Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema and Cultures, France, among others. His second feature length documentary En el hoyo (2006) won the Audience Award and the Cuervo Tradicional Award at the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM); the Grand Jury Award at the 22nd Sundance Film Festival, United States; the Mayahuel for Best Iberoamerican Documentary at the 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), Mexico; Best Film at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), Argentina; and awards for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Photography, Best Edition and Best Soundtrack at the 49th Ariel Awards. He participated in the section Cinema Without Borders at the 6th FICM with his feature length documentary, Los que se quedan (2007), co-directed with Carlos Hagerman, which won the following awards: Mayahuel for Best Mexican Documentary at the 24th FICG; the First Jury Award of the Documentary Creation Feature Jury at the 6th Documenta Madrid International Madrid Documentary Film Festival, Spain; and Best Iberoamerican Documentary at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF, in Spanish), among others. He presented ¡De panzazo! (2011), his feature length documentary about education in Mexico, at the 9th FICM. He won, among other awards, the Best Advertising Campaign at the 8th National Chamber of the Film Industry (CANACINE) Awards, Mexico. He participated with his feature length documentary Carrière, 250 metros (2011) in the 10th FICM; the 8th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), United Arab Emirates; and the 25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Netherlands, among others. He won for this film an Honorable Mention for Best Mexican Documentary at the 27th FICG and an award for Best Documentary at the 1st Costa Rica International Film Festival Paz con la Tierra.