FICM Mexican

Suárez, Maribel

Animación, Dirección. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

She studied Industrial Design at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a masters degree at the Royal College of Art, in London. Since 1985 she is a children’s book illustrator for publishing houses in Mexico, Korea, the United States, Spain, Ecuador and Great Britain. From 1995 to 2000 she was in charge of programing and concert production at the UNAM’s Sala Nezahualcóyotl concert hall. From 2002 to 2003 she was the editor of the children’s line at Mondadori. In 2012 her short animated film Mi casa, winner of the Canal 22 contest for the support of independent producers, was selected in diverse festivals including the GREEN VISION – International Environmental Film Festival, in Saint Petersburg, Russia: the DIVERCINE Children and Youth International Film Festival, in Montevideo, Uruguay; and the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Zlin Film Festival), in the Czech Republic. Her latest work, the animated short film El agujero (2016), was part of the Official Selection of the 14th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).