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Sariñana, Fernando

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Fernando Sariñana

He studied communication at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico City, and received a master’s degree in film and television from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States. His work has been presented at numerous festivals around the world, where he has won several national and international awards. His first feature film Hasta morir (1994) was nominated for five Ariel Awards at the 37th Ariel Awards, Mexico, for Best First Film, Best Director, Best Original Story, Best Screenplay and Best Musical Soundtrack. He produced and wrote the feature film Cilantro y perejil (1996) by Rafael Montero, for which he won the Ariel for Best Musical Theme, along with Enrique Quezadas and Carolina Rivera, at the 39th Ariel Awards. His feature film Amarte duele (2002) won, among other awards, the Audience Choice Award for Best Picture at the 20th Chicago Latino Film Festival, United States. He received a nomination for a Silver Ariel for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 45th Ariel Awards for his feature film Ciudades oscuras (2003), which won three awards at the 17th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG): Best Soundtrack, Best Editing and Best Actor. He participated in the 2nd Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his short fiction film Comida de perros, part of the collective work Cero y van cuatro (2004).