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Sama, Hari

Dirección, Edición, Guión, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1967

He graduated from the CCC film school and studied musical composition at the Musical Studies and Research Center (CIEM), Mexico City. He is currently working in postproduction on his documentary feature film Sunka Raku (Alegría evanescente). He has participated in more than 10 festivals around the world, including three editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). His first feature film Sin ton ni Sonia (2003), which he made using the name Carlos Sama “Hari,” premiered at the 51st San Sebastián International Film Festival. It won the Audience Award at the 18th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG, in Spanish). His short fiction film Con la cola entre las patas (2005) won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 3rd FICM, the Mayahuel Award for Best Mexican Short Film at the 20th FICG and the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2nd Orange Country Latino Film Festival (OCLFF), Santa Ana, in the United States. At the 5th FICM, he participated with his short fiction film Tiene la tarde ojos (2007), winner of the Mayahuel Award for Best Mexican Short Film at the 22nd FICG; the Jury Special Award at the 16th Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema and Cultures; and Best Short Film of the Mexican Section at the 4th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia), Japan, among others. At the 9th FICM, he won Special Mention for his feature film El sueño de Lu (2011), which also received three awards for Best Actress for Úrsula Pruneda at the 55th Ariel Awards Ceremony, Mexico; the 16th Málaga Film Festival, Spain; and the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), China. This work also participated in the Montreal World Film Festival (FFM, in French), Montreal, and the 25th Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, among others. His feature film Despertar el polvo (2013) participated in the 3rd UNAM International Film Festival (FICUNAM) and the 28th Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina, among other festivals, and won the Kukulkán Award for Best Picture at the 2nd Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF), Mexico. His short fiction film La tiara vacía was presented at the 12th FICM. His documentary feature Sunka Raku Alegría evanescente (2015) is part of the Official Selection of the 13th FICM.